Putnam Scanner for May 23, 2023
Five people were booked in the Putnam County Jail recently.
• At 8:23 p.m. Jordan B. Atkinson, 28, Clinton, was taken into custody for driving while intoxicated with a prior conviction, driving with a suspended license with a prior conviction and possession of marijuana.
• At 11:57 a.m. Yong Sun, 43, Rosemead, Calif., was housed at the jail for dealing in marijuana and possession of paraphernalia.
• At 2:34 p.m. Michael D. Blackmore, 25, Indianapolis, was booked in on a local warrant.
• At 11:01 a.m. Daniell M. Tew, 34, Indianapolis, was lodged at the jail on a local warrant.
• At 10:01 a.m. Geoffrey W. McClellan, 38, Brazil, was taken into custody on a local warrant.
Four recent arrests were reported by Greencastle City Police officers:
• At 6:44 a.m. Sunday, Lacey Gram, 35, Fillmore, was arrested by Officer Billy DeWitt on the parking lot at 610 N. Jackson St.
Gram was lodged in the Putnam County Jail on charges of criminal trespass, possession of marijuana and possession of methamphetamine.
• At 6:27 p.m. Friday, David Byers, 41, Greencastle, was arrested by Officer Herd.
Taken into custody at a Bloomington Street residence, Byers was arrested and lodged in the Putnam County Jail on a Putnam County warrant for driving with a suspended license with a prior offense.
• At 12:36 a.m. Friday, Arianna McCracken, 21, Cloverdale, was arrested by Officer Chris Helmer.
Stopped at U.S. 231 and County Road 75 North, McCracken was charged with operating while intoxicated-refusal for refusing the chemical test. Taken to Putnam County Jail, she was also charged with public intoxication and registered a blood-alcohol content of .272 percent on portable breathalyzer testing.
• At 10:43 p.m. Tuesday, May 16, Payton Pritchard, 32, Greencastle, was arrested by Officer Justin Herd.
Stopped at South Jackson and Hill streets, Pritchard was arrested for operating while intoxicated-refusal.
Two recent summonses were issued by city officers:
• At 11:20 p.m. Thursday, Sarah Lange, 43, Greencastle, was cited by Officer DeWitt.
Stopped at Washington and Arlington streets, Lange was issued a summons into court for driving with a suspended license with a prior offense.
• At 11:30 p.m. May 13, Ahiezer Rodriguez, 21, Greencastle, was cited by Officer DeWitt.
Stopped at Bloomington Street near Tennessee Street, Rodriguez was given a summons for operating without every receiving a license.
Putnam County sheriff’s deputies investigated a pair of recent crashes.
• At 9:47 p.m. on Saturday, Logan J. Danikow, 18, Bainbridge, was leaving the parking lot of the Burrito Loco at U.S. 36 and 725 East in Groveland in a 2006 BMW 330xl. Patrick D. Wolf, 64, Brownsburg, was eastbound on U.S. 36 on a 2014 Harley-Davidson Heritage Softail Classic.
Danikow told Deputy Josh Clark that as he got to the road, he looked to the west and saw a vehicle far away, then looked east and did not see anything. He then pulled onto 36 and struck the motorcycle head-on.
Wolf told Clark he saw Danikow begin to pull onto the road and tried to get left to avoid the collision, but was unable.
A witness told the deputy that she was also leaving the lot and saw Danikow approaching the road “going pretty fast ouf of the parking lot.” She said the morotcycle was slowing down quickly, but the two collided.
The impact ejected Wolf from the motorcycle, and he had to be transported to Hendricks Regional Health for his injuries.
Upon Clark’s arrival, he described the motorcycle as “stuck in the front of the car.”
Both vehicles were towed.
Clark estimated damage at $25,000-$50,000.
• At 7:49 a.m. on Friday, Jeffrey Bean, 51, Greencastle, was southbound on U.S. 231 in a 2008 Ford F-250.
Bean told Deputy David Bennett he was behind a slower vehicle and tried to pass. However, when he pulled out to pass, he lost traction on the back tires and ran off the east side of the road, going through a ditch and hitting a metal pole structure, a communications box and a road sign.
The pickup then went back across the road and came to rest in the ditch. Due to damage, Bean had to exit the passenger side.
The truck was towed.
Bennett estimated damage at $10,000-$25,000.
The Greencastle Fire Department responded to 14 incidents since Thursday afternoon:
• At 1:01 p.m. on Thursday, GFD was dispatched to 2715 S. CR 150 West for a trash fire. Firefighters arrived at 1:08 and found a barrel of trash burning. No action was taken as it was outside of Greencastle. GFD went back into service at 1:23 p.m.
• At 2:21 p.m. on Thursday, GFD responded to a motor vehicle incident without injuries at the Greencastle McDonald’s. Firefighters arrived on the scene at 2:27 and cleaned up fluids. GFD went back into service at 3:30 p.m.
• At 4:02 p.m. on Thursday, GFD was dispatched to the DePauw University-owned residence at 415 S. Locust St. Firefighters arrived at 4:05 and determined the alarm was due to cooking. The alarm system was reset. GFD went back into service at 4:12 p.m.
• At 4:59 p.m. on Thursday, GFD responded to a motor vehicle incident with injuries at the intersection of Indianapolis Road and Percy L. Julian Drive. Firefighters arrived on the scene at 5:02 p.m. and were advised that they were not needed, as the involved vehicles were moved to CVS Pharmacy. GFD went back into service at 5:02 p.m.
• At 8:30 a.m. on Friday, GFD received a direct call for a hot smell at Ivy Tech Greencastle. Firefighters arrived at 8:37 and found nothing that would have caused the smell. GFD went back into service at 8:52 p.m.
• At 8:58 a.m. on Friday, GFD was dispatched to Beyond Homeless for a fire alarm. Firefighters arrived at 9:01 a.m. and did not determine a cause for the alarm. The alarm system was reset. GFD went back into service 9:33 a.m.
• At 12:03 p.m. on Friday, GFD was dispatched to Zinc Mill Road for a field fire. Firefighters arrived at 12:09 and found that multiple piles of brush were burning. GFD’s brush truck was requested, while the landowner advised that they were monitoring the piles. The landowner said they would ensure they were extinguished, and GFD went back into service at 12:57 p.m.
• At 6:46 p.m. on Friday, GFD was dispatched to North Jackson Street for an unauthorized burn. Firefighters arrived at 6:48 and found a campfire that was in the railroad right-of-way. The Greencastle Police Department assisted with a displaced person as the fire was extinguished. GFD went back into service at 7 p.m.
• At 6:28 p.m. on Friday, GFD was dispatched to Lucy Rowland Hall at DePauw for a fire alarm. Firefighters arrived at 6:53 and determined the alarm was due to cooking. The alarm system was reset. GFD went back into service at 7:04 p.m.
• At 8:29 p.m. on Friday, GFD was dispatched to Oliver House at DePauw for a fire alarm. Firefighters arrived at 8:30 and determined the alarm was due to smoking. The alarm system was reset. GFD went back into service at 8:35 p.m.
• At 8:30 p.m. on Friday, GFD was dispatched to 1122 Avenue B for a person with their hand stuck in a toilet. GFD arrived at 8:36 and freed the person’s hand by removing water from the toilet. GFD went back into service at 8:56 p.m.
• At 1:40 a.m. on Saturday, GFD was dispatched to Delta Tau Delta at DePauw for an unauthorized burn. Firefighters arrived at 1:42 and found a broken-up picnic table burning in a campfire. The fire was extinguished and the residents were advised of the city burn ordinance. GFD went back into service at 1:48 a.m.
• At 5:54 p.m. on Saturday, GFD responded to a motor vehicle incident at the intersection of Indianapolis Road and State Road 240. Firefighters arrived on the scene at 6:01 p.m. and cleaned up debris. GFD went back into service at 6:04 p.m.
• At 1:34 p.m. on Sunday, GFD was called to the Putnam County Jail, 13 Keightly Road, for a fire alarm. Firefighters arrived at 1:41 to find a heat sensor activated in the kitchen but no problem. They reset the alarm and were back in service by 1:52.
Additionally, GFD responded for seven medical assists and had two 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.