Putnam Scanner for May 2, 2023
Ten people were booked in the Putnam County Jail recently.
• At 6:50 a.m. Abbey R. Prilliman, 27, Camby, was lodged at the jail on a court order.
• At 3:39 a.m. Del B. Ogden, 29, Danville, was taken into custody for driving while intoxicated with a prior conviction.
• At 2:57 a.m. Martin G. Valencia Pichardo, 60, Columbus, was booked in for driving while intoxicated.
• At 2:55 p.m. Thomas J. Lubiniecki, 33, Michigan City, was lodged at the jail on a local warrant.
• At 1:07 p.m. Sasha J. Bowers, 43, Huntington, was taken into custody for trafficking with an inmate and possession of a controlled substance.
• At 1:15 a.m. Savana L. Fox, 24, Brownsburg, was housed at the jail for driving while intoxicated.
• At 11:56 p.m. Mistie D. Staton, 48, Jefferson, Ohio, was lodged at the jail for driving while intoxicated and driving while intoxicated per se.
• At 9:06 p.m. Juan Delarosa Jr., 44, Coatesville, was taken into custody for driving while intoxicated.
• At 2:57 p.m. Anthony R. Tiller, 32, Markleville, was housed at the jail for probation violation.
• At 9:37 a.m. Natasha R. Barker, 33, Cloverdale, was booked in on a local warrant.
Three recent arrests were reported by Greencastle City Police officers:
• At 10:05 a.m. Monday, Angela K. Huff, 45, Greencastle, was arrested by Officer Jared McDaniel.
Taken into custody at Country Place Apartments on the city’s southeast side, Huff was arrested on a Putnam County warrant for unlawful possession of a syringe and invasion of privacy. She was lodged in the Putnam County Jail.
• At 2:06 p.m. Sunday, Jessica L.J. Roush, 34, Spencer, was arrested by Officer Luke Brown.
Stopped at Arlington Street and Shadowlawn Avenue, Roush was taken into custody on a Putnam County warrant for driving with a suspended license with a prior offense. She was lodged in the Putnam County Jail.
• At 10:28 p.m. Friday, James E. Bartlett, 51, Greencastle, was arrested by Officer Billy DeWitt.
Lodged in the Putnam County Jail, Bartlett was arrested at a Sherwood Drive residence on a Putnam County warrant for violation of bond relative to original charges of battery causing serious bodily injury, battery on law enforcement, resisting law enforcement, theft and being an habitual offender.
Putnam County sheriff’s deputies investigated four recent crashes.
• At 10 a.m. on Saturday, Keira Smith, 64, Greencastle, was eastbound on U.S. 36 just west of County Road 100 East in a 2015 Honda Pilot. Smith was passing a 2020 Ford F-250 driven eastbound by Jason Sajnaj, 36, Dana.
Deputy Randy Patrick noted that as Smith was overtaking Sajnaj’s truck, oncoming traffic forced her abruptly back into the eastbound lane, but she had not fully passed the pickup. The back passenger side portion of Smith’s vehicle made contact with the driver’s side front fender area of Sajnaj’s.
After contact, Smith’s vehicle slid off the south side of the road and into a farm field.
Sajnaj’s truck was able to be driven from the scene, while Smith’s vehicle had to have a flat tire repaired before it was also driven from the scene.
Patrick estimated damage at $5,000-$10,000.
• At 1:20 p.m. on Tuesday, April 25, Kent Ames, 59, Coatesville, was westbound on Old Right-of-Way Road in a 2013 John Deer sprayer. Delores Andrews was eastbound in a 2002 Buick Century.
Deputy Patrick noted that Ames’ sprayer was slightly over the center line when it made contact with the left front fender and driver’s side door area of the car, causing severe damage.
No one was injured, and both vehicles were driven from the scene.
Patrick estimated damage at $2,500-$5,000.
• At 9:05 p.m. on Wednesday, Dana Loudermilk, 42, Plainfield, was westbound on U.S. 40 in a 2017 Toyota Sienna when she hit a deer.
Deputy Josh Clark estimated damage at $5,000-$10,000.
• At 11:48 a.m. on Wednesday, Mitchell W. Moy, 34, Reelsville, was northbound on U.S. 231 at U.S. 36 in a 2015 Chevrolet Silverado. Robert B. Bunker, 24, Harrison, Ariz., was southbound, attempting to turn onto eastbound U.S. 36 in a 2020 Freightliner Cascadia tractor pulling a trailer, both registered to Maverick Transportation.
Moy was proceeding northbound through the intersection with a green light when he said Bunker pulled in front of him and he could not avoid the collision.
Bunker told Deputy David Bennett he noticed the detour sign for U.S. 231 and made the last-second decision to follow the detour, not noticing Moy’s northbound vehicle due to another semi blocking his view.
Both vehicles were towed. Bennett estimated damage at $10,000-$25,000.
The Greencastle Fire Department responded to 12 incidents since Tuesday, April 25:
• At 8:25 a.m. on Tuesday, April 25, GFD responded to a motor vehicle incident with injuries on Veterans Memorial Highway. Firefighters arrived on the scene at 8:28 and assisted with patient care and cleaned up debris. GFD went back into service at 8:54 a.m.
• At 1:31 p.m. on Tuesday, April 25, GFD was dispatched to Delta Gamma at DePauw University for a fire alarm. Firefighters arrived at 1:36 and determined the alarm was due to steam from a dishwasher. The alarm system was reset. GFD went back into service at 1:42 p.m.
• At 3:42 p.m. on Wednesday, April 26, GFD was requested to monitor a kiln at Buzzi Unicem USA that was overheating. GFD arrived at 3:52 and was staged until carbon monoxide was injected into the kiln to suffocate the fire inside. The Madison Township Volunteer Fire Department also responded. GFD went back into service at 6:36 p.m.
• At 1:09 a.m. on Thursday, GFD was dispatched to Lucy Rowland Hall at DePauw for a fire alarm. Firefighters arrived at 1:15 and determined the alarm was due to cooking. The alarm system was reset by DePauw Public Safety. GFD went back into service at 1:22 a.m.
• At 5:20 a.m. on Thursday, GFD responded to a motor vehicle incident with injuries near the Walmart Supercenter. Firefighters arrived on the scene at 5:29 and assisted with patient care and cleaned up fluid and debris. GFD went back into service at 6:03 a.m.
• At 9:43 p.m. on Thursday, GFD was dispatched to 517 E. Washington St. for a carbon monoxide alarm. Firefighters arrived at 9:45 and monitored the home after being given a key to it by a neighbor. The oven was found on with carbon monoxide being detected. The oven was secured and the home was ventilated. With the homeowner not present, firefighters also left a note about removing the batteries from a smoke detector that had likely been malfunctioning. GFD went back into service at 10:22 p.m.
• At 1:07 p.m. on Friday, GFD was dispatched to the apartments at 330 Greenwood Ave. for an odor investigation. Firefighters arrived at 1:11 and were advised by management of a chemical odor in a room. Nothing was found after the room was monitored. GFD went back into service at 1:32 p.m.
• At 9:07 p.m. on Friday, GFD was dispatched to 138 Woodhaven Dr. for a possible gas leak. Firefighters arrived at 9:11 and found nothing after monitoring the property. GFD went back into service at 9:18 p.m.
• At 11:23 p.m. on Friday, GFD was dispatched to Minshall House at DePauw for a fire alarm. Firefighters arrived at 11:27 and determined the alarm was due to cooking. The alarm was reset. GFD went back into service at 11:33 p.m.
• At 1:37 p.m. on Sunday, GFD was dispatched to assist the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office with locating a missing child at 815 Tacoma Dr. Firefighters arrived at 1:41 and the child was then found unhurt nearby. GFD went back into service at 1:55 p.m.
• At 4:28 p.m. on Sunday, GFD responded on a box alarm with the Cloverdale Township, Cataract and Poland volunteer fire departments for a structure fire at 12445 S. State Rd. 243 in Owen County. Firefighters arrived at 4:47 as the abandoned building was already on the ground. The fire was extinguished and extensive overhaul was conducted. GFD went back into service at 6:50 p.m.
• At 8:41 a.m. on Monday, GFD was dispatched to the office of Dr. Russell Elliott for a person trapped in an elevator. Firefighters arrived at 8:46 and secured power to the elevator and opened it with an elevator key. GFD went back into service at 8:57 a.m.
Additionally, GFD responded to 12 medical assists and had one disregard 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.