Putnam Scanner for June 21, 2022
Nineteen people were booked in the Putnam County Jail recently.
At 1:49 a.m. Isach M. Osborn, 19, Greencastle, was lodged at the jail for battery.
At 1:27 a.m. Christopher M. Foster, 36, Coatesville, was taken into custody on a petition to revoke probation.
At 2:52 p.m. Joshau D. Hickman, 34, Coatesville, was housed at the jail for domestic battery in the presence of a child less than 16 years old.
At 1:51 a.m. Matthew J. Collis, 26, Greencastle, was lodged at the jail for residential entry, battery, criminal mischief, disorderly conduct and public intoxication.
At 10:25 a.m. Tammy J. Riggen, 40, Danville, was taken into custody on a local warrant.
At 10:18 a.m. Kristina J. Anderson, 32, Spencer, was housed at the jail on a local warrant.
At 3:37 a.m. Lisa J. Drake, 55, Greencastle, was booked in for criminal trespass and disorderly conduct.
At 9:39 p.m. Trysten L. Boswell, 23, Cloverdale, was lodged at the jail for battery against a public safety official, resisting law enforcement and disorderly conduct.
At 4:43 p.m. Samuel E. Ice, 23, Sullivan, was taken into custody for trafficking with an inmate and official misconduct.
At 4:25 a.m. Matthew A. Wright, 33, Greencastle, was housed at the jail for driving while intoxciated and resisting law enforcement.
At 3:40 a.m. Ryan J. McFarland, 27, Victorville, Calif., was booked in for driving while intoxicated.
At 11:18 p.m. Kimberly A. Skelly, 38, Cloverdale, was lodged at the jail for theft.
At 5:50 p.m. Ronald R. Evans, 39, Roachdale, was taken into custody for criminal trespass.
At 3:40 p.m. Magon J. Tabor, 30, Greencastle, was housed at the jail for criminal trespass and on a Montgomery County warrant.
At 3:38 p.m. Jordan J. Dietz, 30, Indianapolis, was booked in for parole violation, criminal mischief and criminal trespass.
At 12:09 p.m. Ronald Colbert, 46, Gary, was lodged at the jail on a court order.
At 11:16 a.m. Anthony M. Jones, 26, Greencastle, was taken into custody for trafficking with an inmate and possession of methamphetamine.
At 11:12 a.m. Ashley D. Karish, 39, Indianapolis, was housed at the jail on a writ of body attachment.
At 10:57 a.m. Edgar E. Cancela, 33, Crawfordsville, was booked in for driving without ever receiving a license.
Putnam County sheriffs deputies investigated four recent property-damage crashes.
At 2:03 a.m. on Sunday, John D. Forrester, 57, Redkey, Ind., was traveling northeast on Veterans Highway at the point where it curves north to intersect with Indianapolis Road in a 2014 Chevrolet Cruz.
Deputy Robert Soilleux noted that Forrester was traveling at a high rate of speed and could not negotiate the curve, instead leaving the road, crossing the ditch and jumping the People Pathways trail before crossing all four lanes and median of Indianapolis Road before coming to rest in the ditch on the north side of Indianapolis Road.
Forrester told Soilleux, who was assisted by Deputy Josh Deal, that he was trying to get away from police, because federal agents had started chasing him in Georgia two days earlier. He said he had been traveling 140 mph before he left the road.
He further said he bounced around inside the vehicle but he was not injured except probable bruising.
After being medically cleared at Putnam County Hospital, Forrester was booked in the Putnam County Jail at 5:47 a.m. for driving while intoxicated and resisting law enforcement.
The car was towed. Soilleux estimated damage at $10,000-$25,000.
At 10:05 p.m. Saturday, Corbin L. Rackley, 21, Greencastle, was southbound on County Road 300 East in a 2000 Ford F-150.
At a point where the road bends to the east, Rackley drove off the south side of the road and hit a utility pole.
Deputy Soilleux reported that Rackley was driving too fast for the curve, but the driver also believed the truck may have had some sort of mechanoical issue.
Rackley admitted to drinking two beers. He had a cut on his head and was later transported to Putnam County Hospital, where he was medically clear.
He was booked in the Putnam County Jail at 1:17 a.m. for driving while intoxicated per se and driving while intoxicated.
The truck was towed. Soilleux estimated damage at $1,000-$2,500.
At 10:16 p.m. on Friday, Elizabeth E. Rumley, 33, Greencastle, was eastbound on Indianapolis Road in a 2013 Ford Fusion when she ran off the south side of the road, hitting the curb and breaking off a fire hydrant.
Rumley told Deputy Soilleux she had just finished doing two shots at Kork and Keg Liquor Store and was heading home. She said she was looking down at her phone when she looked up and saw a cat. She swerved to miss the cat and ran off the road.
She was medically cleared at Putnam County Hospital and booked in the jail at 12:27 a.m. on charges of driving while intoxicated and driving while intoxicated per se.
The car was towed. Soilleux estimated damage at $5,000-$10,000.
At 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, Solomon G. Kefela, 65, Indianapolis, was southbound on Manhattan Road in a 2014 Kia Sedona.
Maj. Dwight Simmons reported that the vehicle veered right of the roadway and traveled partially through a lawn before striking a telephone box and going through a ditch, where it came to rest facing southwest.
Kefela reported lower back pain but refused medical treatment at the scene.
The van was towed. Simmons estimated damage at $2,500-$5,000.
The Greencastle Fire Department responded to seven incidents between Thursday morning and Monday afternoon:
At 10:35 a.m. on Thursday, GFD responded to a motor vehicle incident with injuries at the intersection of County Road 300 West and County Road 400 South. Firefighters arrived on the scene at 10:41 and assisted with patient care, as well as cleaned up fluid on the roadway. GFD went back into service at 11:07 a.m.
At 11:07 a.m. on Thursday, GFD was dispatched to 418 Anderson St. for a fire alarm. Firefighters arrived at 11:10 and determined the alarm was due to cooking. The alarm was reset. GFD went back into service at 11:19 a.m.
At 10:22 p.m. on Thursday, GFD was dispatched to 101 Fairview St. for an illegal burn. Firefighters arrived at 10:31 and found the homeowner burning trash in a small rock fire pit. The homeowner was advised of the city burn ordinance and the fire was extinguished. GFD went back into service at 10:50 p.m.
At 2:08 a.m. on Sunday, GFD responded to a motor vehicle incident without injuries near the Walmart Supercenter. Firefighters arrived at 2:12 and while there was a vehicle, there was no one inside and there was no fire or fluids leaking. GFD went back into service at 2:24 a.m.
At 12:35 p.m. on Sunday, GFD was dispatched to 586 N. CR 25 East for a grass fire. Firefighters arrived at 12:45 and found two small burnt spots. A nearby homeowner advised that fireworks had been set off and that they extinguished the fire. GFD checked for extensions and went back into service at 1:05 p.m.
At 2:47 p.m. on Sunday, GFD was dispatched to 408 Linwood Dr. for smoke. Firefighters arrived at 2:52 and found that the homeowner was having a small recreational burn. Firefighters advised the homeowner to contact GFD about such fires. GFD went back into service at 3:02 p.m.
At 12:24 p.m. on Monday, GFD was dispatched to a motor vehicle incident without injuries at the intersection of Bloomington Street and Veterans Memorial Highway. Firefighters arrived on the scene at 12:28 and cleaned up fluids from the roadway. GFD went back into service at 12:40 p.m.
Additionally, GFD performed 10 medical assists during this timeframe.
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 Sheriffs 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.