Crime & Safety Briefs: Dec. 18 edition

| December 19, 2013

Reports courtesy of Mike Joyner, Public Information Officer, City of Fort Wayne Police Department

Man critically injured in stabbing on north side of town

FORT WAYNE—At approximately 2 a.m., Dec. 8, the City of Fort Wayne Police Department responded to the 5700 block of Bluebird Court in reference to a stabbing. Officers arrived on scene and located a male victim lying in a driveway. The victim was conscious and appeared to be suffering from a stab wound. Paramedics arrived and transported the victim to a local hospital in serious condition. Upon arriving at the hospital, the victim’s condition was downgraded to critical by a physician.

Preliminary information indicates the stabbing occurred outside in front of a residence in the 5700 block of Bluebird Court. Several witnesses said that the suspect fled the scene in a dark colored pick-up truck. Detectives are currently interviewing potential witnesses and crime scene technicians are processing the scene for evidence. A subsequent investigation led police to identify and interview a person of interest in that stabbing incident. The case has been turned over to the Allen County Prosecutor office for review.

This incident remains under investigation by the City of Fort Wayne Police Department and the Allen County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office. Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call the Fort Wayne Police Department at (260) 427-1222 or Crime Stoppers at (260) 436-7867.

Assisting agencies included the IPFW Police Department, Fort Wayne Fire Department and Three Rivers Ambulance Authority.

 

Barricaded subject surrenders 

FORT WAYNE—At approximately 2:02 a.m., Dec. 8, the Fort Wayne Police Department responded to a residence located in the 3100 block of Genesee Avenue in reference to an unknown problem.

As officers arrived on the scene, they received information that a male adult was inside the residence possibly armed with a weapon and threatening to commit suicide. Officers on the scene, attempted several times to communicate with the subject but all of the communication was unsuccessful. The subject barricaded himself inside the residence and refused to come outside to officers.

Officers with the Fort Wayne Police Department’s Emergency Services Team and Crisis Response Team then were dispatched to the scene. Officers with the Crisis Response Team were able to communicate with the subject by telephone. At approximately 4:30 a.m., the subject came outside and surrendered to police. The individual was then transported from the scene to a local hospital for an evaluation.

This incident remains under investigation by the Fort Wayne Police Department and the Allen County Prosecutors Office.

 

Identity of drug store robbery suspect sought

Suspect in a robbery at the CVS located at 4225 Hobson Road on at approximately 6:25 p.m., Nov. 26.

Suspect in a robbery at the CVS located at 4225 Hobson Road on at approximately 6:25 p.m., Nov. 26.

FORT WAYNE—The Fort Police Department is asking the public’s assistance in helping to identify the suspect captured in surveillance photos from a robbery at the CVS located at 4225 Hobson Road on at approximately 6:25 p.m., Nov. 26.

The suspect is described as a male white 6’0 to 6’2 thin build, possibly driving a gray or green or dark colored Ford full size SUV.

Anyone with information in reference to this case is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at (260) 436-STOP or (260) 427-1222.

 

First responders give back

FORT WAYNE—This holiday season give a gift that doesn’t stretch waistlines or wallets. Instead, spread hope by donating blood or platelets while showing support for our community’s first responders.

You can give hope to donors while supporting first responders who put their lives on the line each and every day by donating during the Battle of the Badges now through Dec. 21 at two convenient locations. Each blood or platelet donor can cast a vote for the Law Enforcement Team or the Fire/Ambulance Team to determine this year’s winner in the Battle of the Badges.

Historically, during December, fewer donors make the time to give blood due to competing seasonal activities, celebrations and holiday shopping. By donating blood or platelets during the Battle of the Badges, you can help save lives and support our community’s first responders.

The Battle of the Badges takes place at the Red Cross Donor Center on California Road (across from the Coliseum) and at the Lutheran Hospital Donor Center in the south lobby of Lutheran Hospital.

Come to donate and enjoy refreshments from Pizza Hut. To schedule a donation appointment, call 1-800-RED CROSS or visit redcrossblood.org.

This year’s Battle is sponsored by 21Alive.

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