Putnam Scanner for March 28, 2023
Several people were booked in the Putnam County Jail recently.
• At 9:23 p.m. Austin A. Cox, 37, Greencastle, was taken into custody on unlawful possession of a syringe, possession of methamphetamine, possession of a controlled substance and possession of paraphernalia.
• At 5:44 p.m. Russell T. Bush, 45, Fillmore, was lodged at the jail on residential entry and criminal trespass.
• At 9:13 a.m. Marvin L. Adcock, 42, Indianapolis, was lodged at the jail on unlawful possession of a syringe, resisting law enforcement and intimidation.
• At 12:01 a.m. Devan L. Hall, 37, Madison, was taken into custody on local warrant.
• At 11:56 p.m. Matthew A. Wright, 33, Greencastle, was lodged at the jail on a local warrant.
• At 1:44 p.m. Reuben L. Kanagy, 31, Greencastle, was taken into custody on domestic battery.
• At 12:29 p.m. John W. Hillenburg Jr., 44, Greencastle, was lodged at the jail on a local warrant.
• At 10:19 a.m. Anthony J. Alamo, 35, Greencastle, was taken into custody for probation violation.
Sunday, March 19
• At 3:54 p.m. Jonathan C. Muse, 31, Greencastle, was lodged at the jail on a Madison County warrant.
Four recent arrests were reported by Greencastle City Police officers:
• At 3 p.m. Sunday, Shane Willey, 32, Cloverdale, was arrested by Officer Jared McDaniel.
Lodged in the Putnam County Jail, Willey was taken into custody on a Parke County warrant for violation of probation stemming from original charges of possession of paraphernalia and operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated.
• At 7:33 p.m. Thursday, Joshua J. Bartley, 30, Reelsville, was arrested by Officer Chris Helmer.
Taken into custody at the Auto Zone parking lot off Indianapolis Road, Bartley was booked into the Putnam County Jail for driving without ever receiving a license, possession of marijuana and a Putnam County warrant for violation of probation on an original charge of possession of methamphetamine.
• At 5:05 p.m. Wednesday, Anthony Sanders, 27, Greencastle, was arrested by Officer Luke Brown.
Taken into custody on Crown Street, Sanders was lodged in the jail for operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated with a prior offense and operating while intoxicated-refusal.
• At 1:12 a.m. March 20, Angel Calderon, 29, Greencastle was arrested by Officer Billy DeWitt.
Taken into custody at an East Franklin Street residence, Calderon was lodged in the local jail for battery with injury and criminal mischief.
Two summonses were issued recently by city officers:
• At 11:21 p.m. Sunday, Antonio Palacios, 36, Cloverdale, was cited by Officer Justin Herd.
Stopped at East Franklin and North Locust streets, Palacios was issued a summons for operating without ever obtaining a license.
• At 2:05 a.m. Sunday, Kristina Batcheva, 29, Greencastle, was cited by Officer DeWitt.
Stopped along Indianapolis Road, Batcheva was issued a summons for possession of marijuana and possession of a controlled substance.
Putnam County sheriff’s deputies investigated the following recent crashes.
• At 10 a.m. on Sunday, Jill A. Wilson, 58, Cloverdale, was attempting to back out of the driveway at 2028 E. CR 1050 South, Cloverdale, in a 2016 GMC Canyon when she impacted a parked 1997 Ford Mustang registered to Chad Peck, 49, also of Cloverdale.
While Wilson’s vehicle was damaged, Peck’s vehicle sustained no visible damage. Peck stated to Deputy Robert Soilleux that she backed into Peck’s vehicle by mistake.
Soilleux estimated damage at $2,500-$5,000.
• At 10:26 p.m. on Saturday, Deputy Joshua Clark responded to a motor vehicle crash on County Road 375 North at County Road 225 East. Deputies found a 2006 Ford Explorer that had crashed into a power pole.
Clark determined that the vehicle was traveling west on 375 North when it left the roadway and struck the power pole. The driver was not located.
The vehicle was towed. Clark estimated damage $5,000-$10,000.
• At 9:09 p.m. on Saturday, Dannielle T. Baker, 38, Indianapolis, was traveling east on U.S. 36 in a 2016 Fiat 500X when she hit a deer.
Baker complained of pain and was checked out by medics. The vehicle was towed.
Deputy Austin Fields estimated damage at $5,000-$10,000.
• At 7:45 a.m. on Thursday, Rex A. Summerlot, 54, Roachdale, was eastbound on State Road 236 in a 2016 Ford Transit registered to RBD Transit when he hit a deer.
Deputy Randy Patrick estimated damage at $2,500-$5,000. The van was towed.
• At 9:16 a.m. on Wednesday, Ashley Sharp, 32, Terre Haute, was southbound on U.S. 231 near County Road 700 South in a 2016 Nissa NV200. Traffic in front of Sharp was slowing due to a construction traffic light that had been placed in the area.
Brent A. VanHook, 40, Fontanet, was also northbound in a Ford F-250, having either stopped or slowed, when Sharp crashed into the rear of his pickup truck.
Deputy Patrick noted Sharp following too closely as a contributing factor to the crash.
There was no damage VanHook’s truck, but significant damage to the front bumper of Sharp’s car, but neither needed to be towed.
Patrick estimated damage at $2,500-$5,000.
• At 8:45 a.m. on Sunday, March 19, Kyle Alcorn, 32, Greencastle, had a truck parked in the edge of a farm pasture perpendicular to County Road 550 South. The rear end of the 2000 International 490 was hanging over the roadway as Alcorn took care of cattle.
Larry Junod, 77, Greencastle, was eastbound on County Road 550 South in a 2006 Dodge Caravan when he came into contact with the rear bumper of Alcorn’s truck.
Junod’s minivan was towed following the incident.
Patrick estimated damage at $5,000-$10,000.
The Greencastle Fire Department responded to nine incidents since Thursday afternoon:
• At 12:17 p.m. on Thursday, GFD was dispatched to the DePauw University-owned duplex at 304 S. Indiana St. for a fire alarm. Firefighters arrived at 12:20 and determined the alarm was due to cooking. The alarm system was reset. GFD went back into service at 12:23 p.m.
• At 4:58 p.m. on Thursday, GFD was dispatched to Greencastle High School for a fire alarm. Firefighters arrived at 5 p.m. and determined the alarm was due to construction. The alarm system was reset. GFD went back into service at 5:14 p.m.
• At 6:19 p.m. on Thursday, GFD was dispatched to Pi Beta Phi at DePauw for a fire alarm. Firefighters arrived at 6:22 and did not determine a cause for the alarm. The alarm system was reset. GFD went back into service at 6:26 p.m.
• At 8:55 p.m. on Thursday, GFD was dispatched to 1118 Castlebury Dr. for a smoke investigation. Firefighters arrived at 8:58 and were advised of a burning smell but did not find any issues. GFD went back into service at 9:15 p.m.
A box alarm was requested initially but disregarded.
• At 8:59 a.m. on Friday, GFD was dispatched to 815 Tacoma Dr. for a fire alarm. Firefighters arrived at 9:05 a.m. and were advised after their arrival that the alarm was reset. GFD went back into service at 9:09 a.m.
• At 3:58 a.m. on Saturday, GFD was dispatched to Ascena Retail for a fire alarm. Firefighters arrived at 4:08 a.m. and found that a water flow alarm was set off accidentally. The alarm was left in trouble mode so maintenance could correct the issue. GFD went back into service at 4:36 a.m.
• At 8:51 a.m. on Saturday, GFD was dispatched to County Road 250 West between county roads 300 South and 225 South for a tree in the roadway. Firefighters found the tree soon after and removed it. GFD went back into service at 9:28 a.m.
• At 10:14 a.m. on Saturday, GFD was dispatched to 330 Highfall Ave. for a gas leak. Firefighters arrived at 10:19 to an odor of sewer gas and monitored the property. After the odor was documented, GFD went back into service at 10:31 a.m.
• At 7:23 a.m. on Thursday, GFD was dispatched to the DePauw dormitory at 415 S. Locust St. for a fire alarm. Firefighters arrived at 7:28 and determined the alarm was due to steam. The alarm system was reset by DePauw Public Safety. GFD went back into service at 7:31 a.m.
Additionally, GFD responded to three medical assists and had three disregards 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 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.