Putnam Scanner for April 18, 2023
Three people were booked in the Putnam County Jail recently.
• At 1:17 a.m. Cory E. Smith, 37, Greencastle, was taken into custody on an out-of-county warrant.
• At 10:25 p.m. Paul A. Brown, 55, Greencastle, was housed at the jail for dealing in methamphetamine, possession of methamphetamine, possession of paraphernalia and driving with a suspended license with a prior conviction.
• At 4:52 p.m. Ryan N. Gibbs, 41, Plainfield, was booked in on an out-of-county warrant.
Putnam County sheriff’s deputies investigated one recent crash.
• At 10:23 p.m. Garret B. Kunkler, 25, Reelsville, was northbound on County Road 150 West when his 2002 Lincoln Town Car left the road and he tried to correct back onto the road.
However, the car pulled into the grass before ramping a creek and striking a hill and some small trees.
Deputy Josh Clark reported that both Kunkler and his passenger said they were not injured and did not need medical attention.
The car was towed. Clarke estimated damage at $5,000-$10,000.
The Greencastle Fire Department responded to five incidents since Friday morning:
• At 11:21 a.m. on Friday, GFD was dispatched to the DePauw University-owned duplex at 304 S. Indiana St. for a fire alarm. Firefighters arrived at 11:24 and determined the alarm to be unintentional. The alarm system was reset by DePauw Public Safety. GFD went back into service at 11:27 a.m.
• At 7:49 p.m. on Friday, GFD was dispatched to Druley House at DePauw for a fire alarm. Firefighters arrived at 7:52 and determined the alarm was due to cooking. The alarm system was reset. GFD went back into service at 7:55 p.m.
• At 9:40 p.m. on Friday, GFD was dispatched to Mansfield House at DePauw for a fire alarm. Firefighters arrived at 9:44 and determined the alarm was due to cooking. The alarm system was reset. GFD went back into service at 9:50 p.m.
• At 12:08 a.m. on Saturday, GFD was dispatched to 807 S. Locust St. for a fire alarm. Firefighters arrived and went back into service soon after, as firefighters could not locate the activated detector and the alarm system was reset.
• At 5:16 p.m. on Sunday, GFD was dispatched to 814 S. Jackson St. for an unauthorized burn. Firefighters arrived at 5:19 and found a small campfire that was burning beside railroad tracks. The fire was extinguished, and GFD went back into service at 5:30 p.m.
Additionally, GFD responded to 11 medical assists and found no incident on one run in and around this timeframe.