Putnam Scanner for May 30, 2023

Tuesday, May 30, 2023

County Jail

Six people were booked in the Putnam County Jail recently.


• At 1 p.m. Jayme L. Ingalls, 44, Poland, was booked in for possession of a narcotic, possession of methamphetamine and possession of a controlled substance.


• At 10:15 p.m. Terry J. Hennessey, 68, Brownsburg, was lodged at the jail for driving while intoxicated endangering a person, driving while intoxicated, possession of marijuana and possession of paraphernalia.

• At 9:38 p.m. Jamaica C. Buckhoy, 27, Terre Haute, was taken into custody for intimidation with a deadly weapon, criminal recklessness with a deadly weapon, pointing a firearm, neglect of a dependent and possession of marijuana.

• At 7:52 p.m. Piace N. Niemeyer, 32, Cloverdale, was housed at the jail for unlawful possession of a syringe, theft and possession of marijuana.

• At 6:33 p.m. Jeremiah D. Parrish, 33, Cloverdale, was booked in for refusal to identify and on a Clay County warrant.

• At 6:01 p.m. Michael T. Stansel, 60, Cloverdale, was lodged at the jail for disorderly conduct, public intoxication and on an out-of-county warrant.

Sheriff’s Office

Putnam County sheriff’s deputies investigated three recent property-damage crashes.

• At 12:02 p.m. on Thursday, Heather M. Cook, 60, Roachdale, was southbound on U.S. 231 in a 2011 Cadillac CTS when she slowed for a vehicle backing into a driveway.

In slowing down, Cook was rearended by a 2000 Dodge Ram driven by Albert B. McDougall, 72, Cicero. McDougall told Cpl. Brian Helmer he could not slow in time to avoid the collision.

Helmer estimated damage at $5,000-$10,000.

• At 9:23 p.m. on Sunday, May 21, April M. Lofaro, 38, Greencastle, was eastbound on County Road 50 North in a 2023 Kia Sorento. Skylar J. Zwickar, 20, Colorado Springs, Colo., was also eastbound in a 2014 Ford Taurus.

Lofaro told Deputy Robert Soilleux she was delivering food for Door Dash and attempting to locate an address. She turned on her hazard lights to alert traffic that she was going slow. She said when she located the desired address, she turned on her left turn signal and turned off the hazard lights. When he attempted to turn left, she hit the right rear of Zwicker’s vehicle as he overtook her.

Zwicker told Soilleux he believed Lofaro had a mechanical problem and was coming to a stop, so he attempted to pass her. However, as he passed, her vehicle turned into his.

Both vehicles were driven from the scene. Soilleux estimated damage at $5,000-$10,000.

• At 4:20 p.m. on Thursday, May 18, Bainbridge Town Marshal Ronnie Campbell was backing out of a space in the North Putnam Schools Administration Building parking lot in a 2019 Ford F-150 police vehicle.

Campbell was responding to an emergency police call and backed into an unattended 2010 Toyota RAV4.

Deputy Randy Patrick estimated damage at $5,000-$10,000.

City Fire

The Greencastle Fire Department responded to four incidents since Thursday afternoon.

• At 12:03 p.m. on Thursday, GFD was dispatched to a motor vehicle accident with injury at 1218 N. U.S. 231. Firefighters assisted with patient care before clearing the scene at 12:27 p.m.

• At 2:45 p.m. on Thursday, crews were dispatched to the apartments at 330 Greenwood Ave. for an elevator rescue. They got the person out and returned to service at 3:13 p.m.

• At 10:27 p.m. on Saturday, the fire department received a call directly from a homeowner at 508 Illinois St., saying they had an electrical arc and smelled smoke. Firefighters responded to investigate, finding a broken electrical outlet that had shorted out. The outlet was secured and the homeowner was advised of the need for repair. Crews returned to service at 10:47 p.m.

• At 12:53 p.m. on Sunday, firefighters returned to 330 Greenwood Ave. for a fire alarm. The alarm originated from the second floor, where it had been set off due to cooking. No fire was found. After resetting the system, GFD left the scene at 1:12 p.m.

Firefighters also responded to six medical assists.

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.