Police arrested 63 people early Sunday morning at a large graduation party held in an empty farmer’s market.
Officers from the Elkhart County Sheriff’s Department S.T.A.R. (Sheriff’s Teenage Alcohol Reduction) team were called to the old American Countryside Farmer’s Market building at 27919 C.R. 26 around 12:45 a.m. Sunday, June 15, for a large party, according to a sheriff’s department news release.
The officers arrested 60 people under the age of 21 for illegal consumption of an alcoholic beverage. Of those arrested, 36 were 16 or 17 years old and were released to their parents. The other 24, between the ages of 18 and 20, were cited and released.
The subjects who were cited and released include: Holly Angel,18, Elkhart; Keenen Burnett, 19, Elkhart; Colin Crouse, 19, Elkhart; Joseph Datena, 18, Elkhart; Aaron Fillio, 19, Elkhart; Abbigail Franco, 19, Elkhart; Cody Holyfield, 19, Middlebury; Jacob Kelly, 20, Middlebury; Nathen Kelly, 20, Middebury; Taylor Kendall, 18, Elkhart; Carly Lochmandy, 18, Elkhart; Kennadie Lopez, 19, Elkhart; Michael McMann, 20, Elkhart; Alexander Martinez, 19, Middlebury; Pamela Murillo, 19, Elkhart; Kaley Owens, 19, Goshen; Tyler Pires, 20, Goshen; Layla Raven, 18, Elkhart; Joshua Reed, 20, Elkhart; Samuel Sheets, 18, Bristol; Katherine Smith, 19, Goshen; Noah Snyder, 19, Elkhart; Bryce Wills, 18, Elkhart; and Dora Wisolek, 19, Elkhart.
Three adults were also arrested at the party.
Charles Himes, 50, of Elkhart, was arrested on preliminary charges of contributing to the delinquency of a minor and maintaining a common nuisance.
Himes, who is a part owner of the Waste Away Group, owns the American Countryside building.
LouAnn Reynolds, 49, of Elkhart was arrested on a preliminary charge of contributing the the delinquency of a minor.
Himes and Reynolds were both incarcerated at the Elkhart County Jail.
John Dixon, 45, of Elkhart was cited and released for contributing to the delinquency of a minor.