GOSHEN — Goshen police arrested five people on multiple charges including manufacturing methamphetamine Friday afternoon.
According to a police report, the arrests took place at 424 S. Fifth St., Goshen, at approximately 3:28 p.m.
Derrick Thompson, 29, 923 S. Main St., Goshen, was arrested on charges of manufacturing meth with more than three grams, possession of three or more grams of meth, possession of a handgun without a permit by a felon and maintaining a common nuisance.
Jeffrey Carey, 48, 424 S. Fifth St., Goshen, was arrested on charges of manufacturing meth and maintaining a common nuisance.
Nicholas Leighton, 22, 58146 Joshua Drive, Elkhart, was arrested on charges of manufacturing meth, maintaining a common nuisance, possession of marijuana with a prior conviction and dumping a controlled substance.
Ashley Scarlett, 20, 58583 Norway Lane, Elkhart, was arrested on charges of manufacturing meth and maintaining a common nuisance.
Andrew J. Slabaugh, 20, 4630 Cedar Road, Bremen, was arrested on charges of possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, resisting arrest and battery on a police officer.
All five were transported to the Elkhart County Jail, where Thompson’s bond was set at $250,000, Carey, Leighton and Scarlett’s bonds were set at $100,000 and Slabaugh’s bond was set at $3,000.
Elkhart man arrested
on multiple charges
At 12:27 a.m. Friday, Goshen police stopped Freddie F. Goss, 45, 1201 C.R. 15, Elkhart, in the 4500 block of Elkhart Road. Goss was arrested on charges of possession of crack cocaine, misdemeanor driving while suspended and possession of stolen property. He was transported to the Elkhart County Jail, where his bond was set at $10,000.
At approximately 11:37 p.m. Friday, Goshen police stopped Desmond Whitfield, 18, 3318 Vernon Ave., Elkhart, and Nathan Pierce, 19, 3301 Vernon Ave., Elkhart, in the 25000 block of C.R. 6 in Elkhart during a DUI task force patrol. Both were arrested on charges of illegal consumption of an alcoholic beverage and were released pending court.
At approximately 10:45 a.m. Saturday, Goshen police stopped Jimmy Norton, 41, 108 N. Harrison St., Goshen, in the 300 west block of Lincoln Avenue. He was arrested on a charge of driving while suspended prior and transported to the Elkhart County Jail.
The following acts of vandalism were recently reported to Goshen police:
• Steve Super, 2741 Oakwood Drive, Goshen, reported someone kicked in the driver’s door and let the air out of two tires on his 2005 Chevrolet Equinox sometime between 1 and 9:52 a.m. Saturday.
• Teresa Wagner, 106 W. Purl St., Goshen, reported someone broke a window at her residence sometime between 10 p.m. Thursday and 7:29 p.m. Friday.
The following people were recently arrested on charges of driving while intoxicated:
• Terry Leonard, 30, 1643 Medora St., South Bend, was stopped by Goshen police at approximately 1:34 a.m. in the 1400 block of Elkhart Road during a DUI task force patrol. He was arrested on charges of DWI — first refusal and driving while suspended prior. He was transported to the Elkhart County Jail, where his bond was set at $1,500.
• Sherry L. Kose, 36, 5695 E. 100 North, Pierceton, was stopped by Goshen police at 6:13 a.m. Friday near the intersection of Main Street and C.R. 40. She was arrested on charges of DWI, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. She was transported to the Elkhart County Jail, where her bond was set at $1,500.
Fire at Elkhart convenience store
Elkhart city firefighters were called to a blaze at the Marathon Food Mart convenience store at 1850 E. Bristol St. at 1:07 p.m. Thursday when smoke was discovered inside the building. The blaze, confined to back rooms in the building, was under control by 1:44 p.m. and no one was hurt.
Traffic on Bristol Street was closed for a time due to the fire.
Two Elkhart men entered guilty pleas to firearms charges when they appeared in U.S. District Court in South Bend this week.
• David Marquez, 22, Elkhart, entered a guilty plea to being a user of a controlled substance and possessing a firearm and ammunition. Sentencing will follow in a few weeks.
• Michael Joe Love, 47, 326 Aspenwald, Elkhart, entered a guilty plea before Magistrate Judge Christopher Neuchterlein to a charge of possession of ammunition after conviction of being an armed career criminal. Sentencing is set for July 7.
Gang graffiti reported
Officials with LaCasa reported Thursday that gang graffiti was painted on a wooden fence at property owned by the organization at 412 E. Lincoln Ave. No estimate of damage was made.
Two injured in collision
Two people were hurt in a three-vehicle crash at C.R. 9 at the Indiana Toll Road overpass north of Elkhart at 3:55 p.m. Thursday.
According to a report by the Elkhart County Sheriff’s Department, Jordan T. Priddy, 20, Elkhart, apparently fell asleep while driving a 1999 Chevrolet Malibu north on C.R. 9. The car crossed the center line and collided with a 2002 Kia driven by Mary Alice Kruszewski, 62, Elkhart. Her Kia was struck from behind by a 2005 Cadillac CTS driven by Celest Fernandez, 38, Elkhart.
Kruszewski had knee and chest pains and passenger Robert Kruszewski, 62, had chest and foot pain. They were taken to Elkhart General Hospital for treatment. The other drivers were not hurt.
Priddy was cited for driving left of center. Damage was listed as heavy.
Goshen police received a report from Mario Zamora, 1801 Howard Court, Goshen, that his bicycle was stolen from his home Thursday.
David Hershberger, Goshen, reported his vehicle was damaged in a hit-and-run collision while parked at 1300 W. Pike St., Goshen.