Reports courtesy of Mike Joyner, Public Information Officer, City of Fort Wayne Police Department
FORT WAYNE—The Fort Police Department is requesting the public’s assistance in locating Jacinto A. Barrios who is a suspect wanting for questioning in the homicide of Marco Antonio Vinas-Herran who died Aug. 19 after being struck by a vehicle in the parking lot of Las Lomas Mexican Grill in the 220 block of Fairfield Avenue.
Anyone with information as to the whereabouts of Jacinto A. Barrios is asked to call (26) 427-1222 or Crime Stoppers at (260) 436-STOP (7867).
Pharmacy robbery suspect arrested
FORT WAYNE—At approximately 10:20 a.m., Aug. 17, the City of Fort Wayne Police Department responded to the CVS Pharmacy located at 2802 East State Blvd. in reference to an armed robbery. CVS employees reported the female suspect entered the store and approached the pharmacy counter. She presented a note to the pharmacist demanding a prescription narcotic. The suspect indicated she had a gun, however, a weapon was never displayed. The suspect fled the scene on foot with an undisclosed prescription narcotic. No injuries were reported at the scene.
Witnesses advised the suspect ran to a nearby apartment complex. Officers arrived at the complex and determined the suspect, later identified as 51-year-old Tondra D. Lampkin, was inside an apartment on the second floor. Officers communicated with Lampkin on the telephone and she refused to exit the apartment. Since they were unable to resume contact with the suspect, the Emergency Services Team (EST) and Crisis Response Team (CRT) were called to assist in the investigation.
CRT members made repeated attempts to restore communication with the suspect. After those attempts failed, EST members breached one of the apartment windows in an attempt to motivate Lampkin to exit the apartment peacefully. Once the window was breached, the Lampkin began communicating with officers outside the apartment and complied with the officers instructions and exited the apartment peacefully at approximately 1:38 p.m. She surrendered and was taken into custody without incident. No injuries were reported at the apartment complex.
Several apartments within the complex were evacuated as a precaution during the three hour-standoff.
Lampkin was arrested on a preliminary charge of robbery. This incident remains under investigation by the City of Fort Wayne Police Department and the Allen County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office.
Man busted for meth manufacture, possession
FORT WAYNE—The Fort Wayne Police Department Vice/Narcotics Division with the assistance of the FWPD Emergency Services Team and the FWPD Meth Suppression Team recently served a search warrant for methamphetamine production at 6727 Union Chapel Road.
As part of that investigation Daniel Saylor was arrested on charges of possession of methamphetamine; possession of methamphetamine precursors; manufacturing methamphetamine; illegal dumping of controlled waste; possession of drug paraphernalia.
Saylor’s bond was set at $50,000.
Extensive evidence of methamphetamine production was located and seized at the scene.
The Fort Wayne-Allen County Department of Health also assisted at the scene, determining that the residence was unfit for habitation pending toxic cleanup.
FWPD obtains state of art forensic video, photo enhancement system
FORTWAYNE—Through donations from local civic groups, the Fort Wayne Police Department Has been able to purchase a forensic enhancement video system that will allow investigators to enhance images, still or on video, that otherwise might have been useless in helping to identify a person or persons of interest.
Detective John Helmsing was on hand to demonstrate the systems capabilities and answer any questions during a recent unveiling of the system.
This article originally appeared in the Aug. 28 print edition.
Category: Crime & Safety