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Steuben driver charged in DWI

Moon

A 22-year-old Fremont woman was charged early Friday with operating a vehicle while intoxicated and leaving the scene of a property-damage crash.

A 52-year-old man’s vehicle was rear-ended about 1:30 a.m. near the intersection of Indiana 127 and Steuben County Road 400 North, the Steuben County Sheriff’s Department said.

A short time later on U.S. 20, officers found a gray Toyota car traveling with no lights and the front bumper dragging on the ground near Silver Lake Trailer Park, police said.

The damage on the car was consistent with the damage to the rear-ended vehicle, police said, and Dana Moon was taken to the Steuben County Sheriff’s Office for a certified breath test before being charged.

No bond amount was immediately available.

Man accidentally shot in Avilla

A 30-year-old man was taken to the hospital Thursday night after a gun accidentally discharged and wounded him in the thigh, according to an Avilla Police Department report.

Police found the victim, whose name has not been released, about 7:30 p.m. in a 2003 Ford truck at the intersection of Noble County Road 600 East and Baseline Road in Avilla, the report said. The victim and a passenger in the truck told Avilla police that the accident happened while they were unloading the gun, the report said.

The victim was taken to Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne, where he was listed in stable condition, the report said.

Avilla police were assisted by the Noble County Sheriff’s Department and Noble County EMS.

Steuben officers honored after fire

Steuben County Sheriff Tim Troyer recognized two of his employees who helped residents of an apartment complex safely escape a fire last month.

About 6 a.m. May 29, a blaze was reported at the Village Green apartments in Angola. Deputy Kevin Kane was dispatched to the building, and confinement officer Jamie Warner happened to be nearby.

Kane, Warner and Angola police warned apartment residents of the fire, and everyone evacuated the building without injuries. As a result, Kane and Warner each received letters of commendation, Troyer said Friday.

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Sheryl Prentice of The Journal Gazette contributed to this story.

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