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Police and fire

  • SWAT team nabs suspect in Warsaw
    Warsaw police came across a stolen moped, discovered a meth lab and ended up arresting a wanted felon Sunday after using tear gas to flush him out. Lt.
  • Robber strikes as restaurant closes
    A manager of a local Hungry Howie's reported being struck in the face and robbed at gunpoint early Sunday.
  • Craigslist deal results in parking lot swindle
    Three men, one armed with a handgun, robbed another man in a parking lot after they arranged the purchase of shoes over classified ad website Craigslist.

Drug sting nets 5 arrests


Kosciusko County officers arrested five people Tuesday on drug-related charges after an undercover operation.

The Kosciusko County Drug Task Force announced Wednesday that the following suspects were arrested and preliminarily charged with felony dealing in a controlled substance Schedule I, II, III, or IV:

  • Russell Bailey, 72, of Warsaw.
  • Cindy Sue Bolin, 53, of Warsaw.
  • Amber Lenn Hobbs, 24, of Warsaw.
  • Elaine Fay Smith, 31, of Pierceton.
  • Skyler Lee Dutton, 21, of Leesburg.
Bond was set at $10,000 for each.