Goshen News, Goshen, IN

June 11, 2014

Synthetic drug bust nets 11 arrests

THE GOSHEN NEWS
Goshen News

---- — The 11 people arrested Monday in connection with the sale of synthetic drugs in Elkhart County had bonds set after Magistrate Dean Burton found Wednesday there was probable cause for the charges. After probable cause is found the prosecutor has 72 hours to file formal criminal charges.

According to the Elkhart County Prosecutor’s Office the list of those arrested, the charges and the bonds is:

• Gurcharn Singh, 43, corrupt business influence, a Class C felony; dealing in a synthetic drug or a synthetic drug lookalike substance, a Class C felony; and, money laundering a Class D felony.

Bond for Singh was set at $500,000.

Jaswinder Kaur, 37, corrupt business influence, a Class C felony; dealing in a synthetic drug or a synthetic drug lookalike substance, a Class C felony; and money laundering, a Class D felony.

Bond for Kaur was set at $500,000.

Peter Rose Fernandes, 48, dealing in a synthetic drug or a synthetic drug lookalike substance, a Class D felony; and money laundering, a Class D felony.

Bond for Fernandes was set at $50,000.

Maranda Marie Haynes, 41, dealing in a synthetic drug or a synthetic drug lookalike substance, a Class D felony; and money laundering, a Class D felony.

Bond for Haynes was set at $50,000.

Muhammad Mobeen Khan, 28, corrupt business influence, a Class C felony; dealing in a synthetic drug or a synthetic drug lookalike substance, a Class D felony; and money laundering, a Class D felony.

Bond for Khan is set at $500,000.

Amandeep Singh, 21,dealing in a synthetic drug or a synthetic drug lookalike substance, a Class D felony; and money laundering, a Class D felony.

Bond for Singh was set at $50,000.

Gurpreet Singh, 36, corrupt business influence, a Class C felony; dealing in a synthetic drug or a synthetic drug lookalike substance, a Class C felony; and, money laundering, a Class D felony.

Bond for Singh is set at $500,000.

Gurpreet Singh, 36, dealing in a synthetic drug or a synthetic drug lookalike substance, a Class D felony; and, money laundering a Class D felony.

Bond for Singh was set at $50,000.

Sarabjit Singh Gujjar, 23, dealing in a synthetic drug or a synthetic drug lookalike substance, a Class D felony; and, money laundering a Class D felony.

Bond for Gujjar was set at $50,000.

Sukhjinder Singh, 22, dealing in a synthetic drug or a synthetic drug lookalike substance, a Class D felony; and, money laundering, a Class D felony.

Bond for Singh was set at $50,000.

Melissa L. St. George, 37, dealing in a synthetic drug or a synthetic drug lookalike substance, a Class D felony; and, money laundering, a Class D felony.

Bond for St. George was set at $50,000.

Pedestrian struck

A Warsaw man is in critical condition after being struck by a vehicle Wednesday morning north of Warsaw.

According to Kosciusko County police, at 5:26 a.m., a Jeep Liberty driven by Darrell E. Young, 46, of Warsaw struck Michael C. Keener, 22, of Warsaw, near 3340 N. C.R. 150 West.

Police said that Keener was transported to Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne by ambulance. Young was not injured.

Police said Young attempted to swerve to miss Keener and his car left the road and struck a utility pole. He was not injured, according to police.

Crash reports

• A South bend woman was injured Tuesday in a two-vehicle crash Tuesday at 5:01 p.m. on C.R. 20 east of Benham Ave, just southeast of Elkhart.

Police that a 2002 GMC Sierra driven by Matthew Thomas, Goshen, was traveling east on C.R. 20 behind a 2014 Dodge Caravan driven by Donyelle Walton of South Bend. A collision occurred in front of Walton’s vehicle and she applied the brakes to avoid the crash when Thomas’ vehicle struck hers from behind.

According to police, Walton was transported to Elkhart General Hospital for complaints of head and neck pain and because she is pregnant. No citations were issued, police said.

• A two-vehicle crash at the intersection of C.R. 14 and C.R. 21 south of Bristol Tuesday at 3:04 p.m. injured an Elkhart woman, police said.

According to Elkhart County police, a 2013 Honda Pilot driven by Kaylee Doster, 15, of Bristol, was traveling eastbound on C.R. 14 and turned left to continue onto C.R. 14 when the driver reportedly oversteered and collided with a 2006 Chrysler Town and Country stopped at the intersection facing westbound on C.R. 14.

The driver of the Chrysler, Amber Cook, 24, of Elkhart, was transported to Elkhart General Hospital with complaint of left shoulder pain.

No citations were issued.

Theft/burglary reports

• Staff at Faith Lutheran Church, 405 S. Fifth St., told Goshen police Tuesday that two trash containers were stolen from the church’s property on June 4.

• David Smith told Goshen police Tuesday that there were unauthorized withdrawals from his bank account on May 2.

Assault/battery reports

• Patrick Ostrander, South Bend, told Goshen police he was battered by an unknown man in front of Kroger, 209 Chicago Ave., Goshen Tuesday at 8:35 p.m.

• Amanda Link, Goshen, told Goshen police Tuesday that around 8:30 p.m. a 17-year-old juvenile male pushed her 13-year-old daughter to the ground in the 400 block of Plymouth Avenue. No injuries were reported.

Threat reports

• Marilyn Barringer, Goshen, told Goshen police she received threatening text messages Wednesday at 12:17 a.m.

Suspicious person reports

• Goshen police were called to Martin’s Supermarket Tuesday at 9:35 p.m., located at 1527 Bashor Road on a report of a person who appeared to be under the influence of something walking around the store. The person left before police arrived.

Drug arrest

• Timothy Alan Elliott, 30, was arrested Tuesday morning at 348 N. Main St. in North Webster by officers with the Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Department on a charge of manufacturing methamphetamine. He was taken to Kosciusko County jail.