Crime & Safety Briefs: May 1-7 edition

| May 1, 2013

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

 Police looking for hit skip suspect vehicle

FORT WAYNE—The Fort Wayne Police Department is still looking for the vehicle that was observed leaving the scene of a fatal hit and run accident located at the intersection of Wayne and Clay Street. The suspect vehicle is a 1997-1998 Teal and Tan Ford Expedition.

The suspect vehicle will have damage on the passenger side front. It is missing the front headlight lens and the turn signal is completely broken out.

Anyone seeing a vehicle matching the description of this vehicle or who may have information regarding the investigation is asked to contact Lt. Maze with the Fort Wayne Police Hit Skip Division at (260) 427-1373.

Suspects caught in credit union robbery

FORT WAYNE—At approximately 8:57 a.m., April 15, the City of Fort Wayne Police Department responded to the Power 1 Federal Credit Union at 1520 Spy Run Avenue reference a report of a bank robbery.

Preliminary investigation indicates that a female employee was ambushed as she was entering the credit union by two males, one of which she believed was armed with a handgun.  The perpetrators pushed her into the building and forcefully pushed her to the ground at which time she sustained an injury to her face.  There was a second employee already inside the credit union as well.  The perpetrators fled the credit union with an unknown amount of cash.

As responding officers were approaching the area, an officer traveling northbound on Spy Run Avenue spotted a subject matching the description provided by the victim.  When the officer attempted to make contact, that subject fled and a brief foot pursuit ensued.  An apprehension was made near Baltes Avenue on Spy Run Avenue.  A firearm was discovered on that subject.  He is presently in police custody.  During the course of the investigation, a second subject was immediately identified as being involved and he is also in police custody at this time.

The suspects later were identified as:

• Trey T. Jackson, age 25, Fort Wayne

• DeAngelo Copeland, age 36, Fort Wayne

A third suspect, Nicole A. Andrews, 35 of Fort Wayne, also was apprehended.

During the course of the investigation, Andrews was identified as being the get-away driver.  She and Copeland were apprehended in the 900 block of Milton Avenue.

A Canine Unit assisted at the scene, and Crime Scene Technicians processed the scene at the credit union, and they collected evidence at the site of the first apprehension at Baltes Avenue and Spy Run Avenue.

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.


This article originally appeared in our May 1, 2013 issue.


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