Putnam Scanner for May 9, 2023
Eight people were booked in the Putnam County Jail recently.
• At 1:36 a.m. Alexis L. Coley, 27, Greencastle, was booked in for possession of methamphetamine, unlawful possession of a syringe and possession of paraphernalia.
• At 12:37 a.m. Kelley M. Young, 54, Greencastle, was lodged at the jail on a local warrant.
• At 2:43 a.m. Daniel B. Ashby, 27, Cloverdale, was taken into custody for public intoxication.
• At 8:36 p.m. Daniel S. Collins, 50, Fillmore, was housed at the jail for possession of methamphetamine.
• At 7:16 p.m. Mikala R. Jacobson, 28, Cloverdale, was booked in for possession of methamphetamine and resisting law enforcement.
• At 1:31 p.m. Deborah E. Cawthorn, 46, Greencastle, was booked in for theft and unlawful purchase of a lottery ticket by an employee.
• At 10:10 p.m. Lance A. Lindley, 45, Danville, was lodged at the jail for driving while intoxicated.
• At 11:25 p.m. Angela K. Huff, 45, Greencastle, was housed at the jail for possession of methamphetamine.
One weekend arrest was reported by Greencastle City Police officers:
• At 7:16 p.m. Saturday, Nicholas Bennett, 32, Greencastle, was arrested by Officer Chris Helmer.
Taken into custody at a Tacoma Drive residence, Bennett was lodged in the Putnam County Jail on a Montgomery County warrant for failure to appear relative to original charges of resisting law enforcement with a vehicle, resisting law enforcement, unlawful possession of a syringe, possession of methamphetamine, possession of cocaine, possession of paraphernalia and driving with a suspended license with a prior offense.
Putnam County sheriff’s deputies investigated four recent crashes.
• At 6:50 p.m. on Saturday, Zachery S. Moore, 28, Indianapolis, was southbound on County Road 725 East on a 2023 Kawasaki Ninja 400, attempting to turn left onto County Road 525 North.
Moore told Deputy Josh Clark that a pickup truck driven by Charles Land was in the middle of the road, stopped at the stop sign. Moore went into a pile of loose sand and lost control of the bike.
Land told Clark that Moore’s arms were shaking as he attempted to turn and that he lost control and laid down he bike. Moore did not strike Clark’s pickup.
Medics examined Moore, but he was cleared of injuries.
Clark estimated damage at $2,500-$5,000.
• At 1:45 a.m. on Saturday, Justin T. Moore, 19, Danville, was northbound on County Road 1000 East in a 2006 Chrysler 300C.
Deputy Clark noted that Moore left swiftly from a party upon the deputy’s arrival, heading north on 1000 East at a high rate of speed. Noting that Moore, “did not know the area very well,” Clark said that when Moore came to the T-intersection at County Road 400 South, he went through the stop sign and hit the guardrail on the other side, ramping the creek and landing in a cornfield.
Moore and a passenger left the scene, but were found later.
Moore was booked in the jail at 3:30 a.m. for illegal consumption of an alcoholic beverage and leaving the scene of an accident.
The car was towed. Clark estimated damage at $5,000-$10,000.
• At 10:16 p.m. on Friday, Amy M. Hauk, 41, Putnamville, was northbound on U.S. 231 attempting to turn left onto U.S. 40 in a 2012 Volkswagen Beetle. Nicholas R. Smith, 23, Cloverdale, was southbound on 231 in a 2008 Pontiac Grand Prix.
Hauk told Deputy Clark she came up to the light to turn west onto 40, and that balloons in the car were hitting her in the head. She did not see the southbound vehicle, and turned into its driver side.
Smith said he was southbound crossing the intersection when Hauk’s car hit his own. The impact spun his car around, causing it to come to rest south on the road, halfway in the southbound lane, facing north.
All people involved declined medical treatment. Both vehicles were towed.
Clark estimated damage at $5,000-$10,000.
• At 5:07 p.m. on Friday, John B. Marsee, 50, Greencastle, was westbound on State Road 240 in a 2015 Dodge Ram 1500 when the wheel of the trailer he was pulling left the side of the road.
With Marsee unable to get the trailer back on the road, it struck a mailbox, a tree and a telephone pole.
Marsee continued, but Deputy Clark later spoke to him. He said he knew he hit a mailbox, but not the tree or the telephone pole.
Clark estimated damage at $5,000-$10,000.
The Greencastle Fire Department responded to five incidents since Friday afternoon:
• At 1:27 p.m. on Friday, GFD was dispatched to Humbert Hall at DePauw University for a fire alarm. Firefighters arrived at 1:33 and did not determine a cause for the alarm. The alarm system was reset. GFD went back into service at 1:38 p.m.
• At 5:01 p.m. on Friday, GFD was dispatched to 808 Hillcrest Dr. for an unauthorized burn. Firefighters arrived at 5:05 and only found wood burning. The homeowner was advised of the city burn ordinance, and GFD went back into service at 5:06 p.m.
• At 12:23 p.m. on Saturday, GFD was dispatched to a residence at the intersection of Maple Avenue and Howard Street for an unauthorized burn. Firefighters arrived at 12:27 and found trash burning. The homeowner was advised of the city burn ordinance and the fire was extinguished. GFD went back into service at 12:37 p.m.
• 8:16 p.m. on Saturday, GFD was dispatched to Oliver House at DePauw for a fire alarm. Firefighters arrived at 8:19 and determined the alarm was due to marijuana smoke. The alarm system was reset. GFD went back into service at 8:26 p.m.
• At 2:54 p.m. on Sunday, GFD was dispatched to Bloomington Street Hall at DePauw for a fire alarm. Firefighters arrived at 3 p.m. and determined the alarm was due to cooking. The alarm system was reset. GFD went back into service at 3:10 p.m.
Additionally, GFD responded for six medical assists and found no incident on one run in and around 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.