Putnam Scanner for June 9, 2023

Friday, June 9, 2023

County Jail

Five people were booked into the Putnam County Jail recently.


• At 7:26 p.m. Craig A. Cox, 32, Brazil, was lodged at the jail for driving as a habitual traffic violator.

• At 11:25 a.m. Robert S. Strange, 70, Bainbridge, was taken into custody on a local warrant.


• At 12:35 p.m. Anthony L. Carson, 31, Indianapolis, was booked in on a Marion County warrant.

• At 10 a.m. Timothy J. Strong, 41, Indianapolis, was lodged at the jail on a Marion County warrant.

• At 9:06 a.m. Zachary S. Hayman, 58, Cloverdale, was taken into custody for theft.

City Police

Three recent arrests were reported by Greencastle City Police officers:

• At 1:45 a.m. Tuesday, Erith A. Pena-Quinones, 20, Greencastle, was arrested by Officer Chris Helmer.

Stopped at State Road 240 and Calbert Way, Pena-Quinones was lodged at the Putnam County Jail on a Hendricks County warrant for failure to appear on a charge of possession of marijuana.

• At 10:02 a.m. Tuesday, Lyndon Briones, 20, Greencastle, was arrested by Officer Alec Pettit.

Taken into custody at a North College Avenue residence, Briones was lodged at the jail on charges of possession of marijuana, two counts of possession of a controlled substance and probation violation.

• At 8:05 p.m. Tuesday, Jeremy Rader, 40, Greencastle, was arrested by Officer Helmer.

Taken into custody at South Indiana and Olive streets, Rader was lodged in the local jail on charges of possession of methamphetamine, possession of marijuana and possession of paraphernalia.

Two recent summonses were issued by city officers:

• At 1:02 a.m. Tuesday, Magnolia Felipe Salgado, 27, Indianapolis, was cited by Officer Helmer.

Stopped along Indianapolis Road, Salgado was issued a summons into court for operating a vehicle while never having received a license.

• At 8:25 p.m. Tuesday, Danielle Cramer, 20, Nashville, Ind., was issued a summons by Officer Damon Ludwig.

Stopped on Bloomington Street, Cramer was cited for driving with a suspended license with a prior offense.

City Fire

The Greencastle Fire Department has responded to five dispatches since Tuesday.

• At 12:46 p.m. on Tuesday, firefighters were dispatched to a cooking fire at 1010 Sherwood Dr. They arrived at 12:52 p.m. to find the resident had used a fire extinguisher to put out the fire prior to their arrival. A faulty heating element in the oven was found to be the cause. Crews found no extension outside of the oven and secured power to the stove. GFD returned to service at 1:03 p.m.

• At 2:14 p.m. on Tuesday, GFD was dispatched to assist Fillmore Volunteer Fire Department with a property-damage accident at the intersection of County Road 50 North and County Road 300 East, Fillmore. They arrived at 2:21 p.m. to find two patients who had gotten themselves out of the vehicle with no injuries. Crews contained fuel leaking from the vehicle, which was later removed by Curtis Wrecker. GFD was back in service at 3:29 p.m.

• At 12:30 a.m. on Wednesday, firefighters responed to a fire alarm at 418 Anderson St. They arrived at 12:36 a.m., finding that the alarm was due to cooking on the third floor. They reset the alarm and returned to service at 12:43 a.m.

• At 9:57 p.m. on Wednesday, GFD was called to a possible structure fire at 1138 Castlebury Dr. Arriving at 10:01 p.m., firefighters found smoke in the entryway of the apartment building. Upon investigation, they discovered that the smoke was due to burned food in the downstairs apartment, but no fire. They returned to service at 10:08 p.m.

• At 3:55 a.m. on Thursday, firefighters were dispatched to 54 W. Market St., Cloverdale, to cover the Cloverdale Township Volunteer Fire Department as it responded to a structure fire in Owen County. They returned to service at 6:46 a.m.

GFD also responded to five medical runs during this period, as well as one disregard.

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.