Putnam Scanner for May 10, 2022
Five people were booked in the Putnam County Jail recently.
• At 6:34 a.m. Nicholas D. Rhodes, 33, Stockton, Calif., was lodged at the jail on a local warrant.
• At 9:59 p.m. Misty M. Crumpacker, 43, Greencastle, was taken into custody for dealing in cocaine and possession of methamphetamine.
• At 9:44 p.m. Lara C. Powell, 28, Brazil, was housed at the jail for possession of methamphetamine.
•At 10:23 p.m. Breeshauna L. Porter, 25, Greencastle, was booked in for driving while intoxicated.
• At 5:03 p.m. Cyle A. Duncan, 37, Coatesville, was lodged at the jail for receiving stolen property, possession of methamphetamine and on a pair of warrants.
Three recent incidents of young people attempting to purchase alcohol at Kroger by using a fake ID are under investigation by Greencastle City Police officers.
Probable cause information has been forward to the Putnam County Prosecutor’s Office in the following cases:
•At 7:58 p.m. Saturday, Knole Ihle, 18, Michigan, was issued a summons by Officer Justin Herd after he allgedly attempted to use a fake ID at the U-scan aisle at Kroger.
•At 2:30 p.m. Friday, Avery Christy, 20, Plymouth, was issued a summons by Officer Darrel Bunten after she allegedly attempted to use a fake ID at the U-scan aisle at Kroger.
•At 12:03 p.m. Friday, Conner Gibson, 19, Missouri, was issued a summons by Officer Bunten after he allegedly attempted to use a fake ID at the U-scan aisle at Kroger.
Four recent arrests were reported by city officers:
•At 11:25 a.m. Sunday, Jonathon Scroggin, 26, Cloverdale, was arrested by Officer Bunten.
Taken into custody at a North College Avenue residence, Scroggin was lodged in the Putnam County Jail on a Putnam County warramt for domestic battery committed in the presence of a child younger than 16.
• At 11:06 p.m. Friday, Elizabeth Parrish, 35, Greencastle, and Patrick Stewart, 33, Spencer, were arrested by Officer Luke Brown after a traffic stop at Washington and Jackson streets.
Lodged in the Putnam County Jail, Parrish is being held on charges of possession of methamphetamine, unlawful possession of a syringe and possession of paraphernalia.
Also lodged in the local jail, Stewart, who was driving, is facing charges of possession of methamphetamine, possession of paraphernalia, driving with a suspended license with a prior offense, as well as on a Morgan County warrant for violation of probation on a possession of methamphetamine charge.
•At 11:03 p.m. Wednesday, Kevin Dregnacs, 44, Greencastle, was arrested by Officer Alec Pettit.
Stopped on State Road 240 near Tennessee Street, Dregnacs was arrested on a Marion County warrant for theft of a firearm. The firearm in question is a Rueger handgun, police said.
Dregnacs was lodged in the Putnam County Jail.
Putnam County sheriff’s deputies investigated three recent property-damage crashes.
• At 9:25 p.m. on Sunday, Brian J. Kamplain, 39, Greencastle, was southbound on Manhattan Road in a 2011 Chevrolet Silverado.
Kamplain told Deputy Robert Soilleux he had to swerve to avoid a minivan that had crossed the center line. The car left the east side of the road and hit a guardrail before coming to rest in the ditch against a tree.
Soilleux estimated damage at $25,000-$50,000.
•At 10:14 p.m. on Saturday, Eric L. Davis, 32, Greencastle, was northbound on U.S. 231 in a 2014 Volkswagen Tiguan when he hit a deer.
Deputy Soilleux estimated damage at $5,000-$10,000.
•At 6:25 p.m. on Saturday, Christopher S. Winings, 43, Brownsburg, was westbound on U.S. 40, approaching State Road 243 on a 2018 BMW K 1600 B motorcycle. Amanda N. Johns, 37, Brownsburg, was also westbound on a 2006 Harley Davidson CVO Fat Boy 2.
Winings told Deputy Soilleux that he signaled well in advance, preparing for a left turn onto 243, but Johns rear-ended his motorcycle.
Johns said she did not notice Winings’ turn signal and was unable to stop in time.
A witness also stated that Winings had singaled.
Soilleux estimated damage at $10,000-$25,000.
The Greencastle Fire Department responded to seven incidents between Tuesday, May 3 and Saturday:
• At 4:03 p.m. on Tuesday, May 3, GFD received a direct call for a smoke alarm at 3 S. Bloomington St. Firefighters arrived at 4:08 and did not detect any source for smoke. The alarm stopped after individual detectors were cleaned. GFD went back into service at 4:30 p.m.
• At 12:18 p.m. on Wednesday, May 4, GFD responded to a motor vehicle incident with injuries at the intersection of Indianapolis Road and Percy L. Julian Drive. Firefighters arrived on the scene at 12:26 and cleaned up antifreeze from the roadway as well as assisted with patient care. GFD went back into service at 1:01 p.m.
• At 8:26 a.m. on Thursday, May 5, GFD received a direct call for a carbon monoxide alarm at 3196 S. CR 200 West. Firefighters arrived at 8:30 and could not detect a cause for the alarm. It was determined that the detector was out of date and had malfunctioned. GFD went back into service at 8:45 a.m.
• At 7:28 p.m. on Thursday, May 5, GFD was dispatched for a vehicle fire at the intersection of U.S. 231 and County Road 100 North. Firefighters arrived at 7:31 and found that the fire had primarily been extinguished by the driver. Firefighters sprayed potential hot spots and secured power to the vehicle. GFD went back into service at 7:52 p.m.
• At 7:46 p.m. on Friday, GFD was dispatched to 806 Crown St. for a smell of smoke. Firefighters arrived at 7:53 and determined that the odor was from a wood-burning stove from another home in the vicinity. GFD went back into service at 8:07 p.m.
• At 10:29 a.m. on Saturday, GFD was dispatched to the Green Center for the Performing Arts for a fire alarm. Firefighters arrived at 10:34 and determined that the alarm was from a riser monitor that had malfunctioned. The alarm system was reset. GFD went back into service at 11 a.m.
• At 10:28 p.m. on Saturday, GFD was dispatched to the apartments at 330 Greenwood Ave. for a fire alarm. Firefighters arrived at 10:34 and determined the alarm was due to incense. The activated detector was cleaned and the alarm was reset. GFD went back into service at 10:43 p.m.
Additionally, GFD performed 15 medical assists during this time.
Information included in the Putnam Scanner is taken from reports provided to the Banner Graphic by the Greencastle Police, the Greencastle Fire and the Putnam County Sheriff’s departments.
Individuals listed in the blotter have been arrested on probable cause and have not been formally charged. Charging information may change after an initial arrest.
Questions about listed charging information should be directed to the arresting agency.