Crime & Safety Briefs: July 31 edition

| August 1, 2013

Courtesy of Raquel Foster, Public Information Officer, City of Fort Wayne Police Department

Credit union robbed

FORT WAYNE—At approximately 1:09 p.m., July 22, the City of Fort Wayne Police Department responded to the Three Rivers Federal Credit Union located inside the store at 4120 N. Clinton St., in reference to a report of a bank robbery.

Initial reports indicate that a black male approached the teller, presented a note demanding cash, then fled the store on foot. A witness reported seeing the perpetrator fleeing with cash in hand outside and to the rear of the building where he then got into a vehicle and fled the area. There were no injuries reported at the scene.

Crime Scene technicians remained at the scene processing the scene for evidence, and members of the Northeast Indiana Bank Robbery Task Force interviewed the employees and witnesses.

Investigators have obtained still-images of the suspect captured via video surveillance and are hopeful that someone will come forward with information. Anyone having information about the incident is asked to contact Fort Wayne Police at (260) 427-1201, or Crime Stoppers at (260) 436-STOP (7867).

This incident remains under investigation by the Northeast Indiana Bank Robbery Task Force. This task force is composed of investigators with the City of Fort Wayne Police Department, Allen County Sheriff Department, Indiana State Police and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.


Police investigate failed Wendy’s robbery attempt

FORT WAYNE—Detectives with the Fort Wayne Police Department are presently investigating an attempted robbery that occurred at approximately 5:54 p.m., July 10 at 3519 Broadway, Wendy’s.

According to reports, two black males attempted to rob the Wendy’s at gunpoint but fled the restaurant empty handed.

Included are several still-images of the suspects which were taken from another store the suspects were in on the same day. Detectives are hopeful that someone will recognize these individuals and come forward with information. Contact Fort Wayne Police, or Crime Stoppers where a cash reward is possible for information received.

The incident remains under investigation with the City of Fort Wayne Police Department and the Allen County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office.


Three Rivers Festival reports two arrest for 2013

FORT WAYNE—Fort Wayne Police Departments reported only two arrests for the weeklong 2013 Three Rivers Festival earlier this month. Those arrests and associated charges include:

1) Public Intoxication

2) Disorderly Conduct, Resisting Law Enforcement-Fleeing, Resisting Law Enforcement-Physical

Those figures are the lowest reported since 2003 and fall in line with the most recent years. Three Rivers Festival arrest figures from 2000 through 2012 were:


Women arrest for maintaining meth lab

FORT WAYNE—On July 24, the Fort Wayne Police Department’s Vice & Narcotics division, specifically the Meth Suppression Unit, along with members of the Emergency Services Team served a search warrant at 927 Lincoln Avenue, Apt. B. Narcotics detectives received information that someone from this apartment was manufacturing methamphetamine at this location, and obtained a search warrant for this address.

During the service of this search warrant, two adults were discovered inside of the residence/apartment. Billie Sue Campbell, 46, was arrested on charges of:

• Dealing methamphetamine;

• Possession of two or more meth precursors;

• Possession of methamphetamine;

• Possession of paraphernalia, and

• Maintaining a common nuisance.

The other adult arrested was Melissa L. Henry, 39, was arrested for:

• Possession of marijuana (A-misdemeanor) and

• Visiting a common nuisance (A-misdemeanor).

Meth precursors, an active one pot meth lab, methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia were found and seized in the search.

The Allen County Health Department and Fort Wayne Neighborhood Code assisted in this investigation, with the Allen County Health Department condemning this house due to contamination from an active meth lab.

As a result of this house being condemned by the Allen County Health Department, a resident living in an upstairs apartment was forced out of his apartment and is being assisted by the Red Cross to find temporary housing.

The investigation is ongoing.


This article originally appeared in the July 31 print edition.

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