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Police and fire

  • 1 critical after south-side accident
    A man is in critical condition after a single-car accident at the 6400 block of Lafayette Street south of East Pettit Avenue on Friday night, according to the Fort Wayne Police Department.
  • No answers after shots ring in city
    The vehicles raced down a city street, gunfire ringing out between them.
  • Blaze heavily damages home
    A Fort Wayne family won’t be able to spend Thanksgiving at home after a fire gutted their house Wednesday. Smoke and flames were already visible from the two-story home at 3920 S. Anthony Blvd.

3 picked up on drug warrants


Kosciusko County Drug Task Force officers arrest three people today on a warrants blitz.

Task force officers arrested the following people:

  • Amanda Jo Fountain, 24, of Westhaven Mobile Home Park, was preliminarily charged with felony dealing a controlled substance/Schedule I, II, or III. She is being held on a $10,000 bond. The task force said in a written statement that Fountain sold Hydrocodone to undercover officers.
  • Jordan Lee Woodcox, 21, of Jasper, was preliminarily charged with felony possession of two or more items used to make methamphetamine, with the intent to make the substance. Woodcox was being held on a $2,000 bond.
  • Samuel Effrien Alvarez, 33, of Crescent Drive in Warsaw, was arrested on a probation violation warrant stemming from an original arrest of felony dealing cocaine on March 20. Alvarez was being held on a $25,000 bond.