Crime & Safety Briefs: Dec. 11 edition

| December 15, 2013

Man shot to death on Oliver Street

FORT WAYNE—At approximately 3:25 p.m., Dec. 3, officers of the Fort Wayne Police Department responded to the area of 3800 Oliver Street in regards to a report of a shooting. Upon arrival Officers located an adult male in a residence on the 3800 block of Oliver St. suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. The victim, later identified as 34-year-old Daniel William Arnett, was transported to a local hospital by paramedics in critical condition. He was later pronounced deceased at the hospital.

Witnesses reported hearing multiple shots fired and two male suspects leaving a residence on the 3800 block of Oliver Street in a maroon van heading towards Rudisill Boulevard.

Officers on the scene established a crime scene and technicians began to process the scene. Potential witnesses were interviewed for added information.

This incident remains under investigation by The City of Fort Wayne Police Department, The Prosecutors Office, and The Coroners Office. Anyone with information regarding this incident is encouraged to contact the Police Department at (260) 427-1222 or Crime Stoppers at (260) 436-7867.

The Three Rivers Ambulance Authority served as an assisting agency.


FWPD puts new bloodhound into service

FORT WAYNE—The Fort Wayne Police Department recently added a bloodhound to its K9 program, 22-month-old K9 Bella has been put into service enhancing our capabilities that will allow for specialized searches.

Currently certified with the National Police Bloodhound Association and soon to be certified with the North American Police Work Dog Association, Bella will be handled by Sgt. Robert Theurer a 25-year veteran of the Fort Wayne Police Department with 17 years of experience handling and training police K9’s. Sgt. Theurer is recognized as a master trainer of police service dogs by the North American Police Work Dog Association. Sgt. Theurer stated, “Bella will be utilized for man trailing missing persons and criminal suspects.”

K9 Bella came to the Fort Wayne Police Department on July 29 through a bloodhound rescue program of the National Police Bloodhound Association she was without any previous training.

Sgt. Theurer and K9 Bella was introduced to the public at a meet and greet Nov. 27 in the lobby of the Public Safety Academy located at 7602 Patriot Crossing.

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