Crime & Safety Briefs: Feb. 19 edition

| February 20, 2014

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FORT WAYNE—The Fort Wayne Police Department recently released two surveillance photographs capturing the images of two male white individuals who quite possibly were involved in vandalizing the corridor that connects the Embassy Theater to the old Indiana Hotel. Storm windows were broken and their frames damaged, a wall was damaged when one of the windows was slammed into it.

The damage was discovered Dec. 27, 2013. The area where the damage occurred was only accessible to the general public between the hours of 5 p.m. and 9 p.m., Dec. 26.

If anyone recognizes the individuals in the surveillance photographs they are asked to contact Crime Stoppers at (260) 436-STOP (436-7867) or call our nonemergency line at (260) 427-1222 to provide information for the investigators.


Man in good condition after shooting

FORT WAYNE—At approximately 3:50 p.m., Feb. 13, the Fort Wayne Police Department responded to the 7900 block of Serenity Drive in reference to a shooting investigation. As officers and paramedics arrived on the scene, they were unable to locate a victim or any witnesses. A short time later, officers located a male suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. The male was transported to a local hospital in serious condition. After arriving at the hospital, the male’s condition was upgraded to good condition. The name of the victim is being withheld pending family notification.

There is no suspect information and no arrests have been made. It is unclear if the victim was shot while inside a vehicle or outside near an apartment. Investigators have received very little information regarding the incident. Investigators are continuing to interview possible witnesses to the incident at this time.

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


Police investigate Decatur Road area shooting

FORT WAYNE—At approximately 1:35 p.m., Feb. 11, Fort Wayne Police responded to the area of Dawnan Drive and Decatur Road on a shooting. Once on scene, officers discovered two males on the ground outside of the vehicle, which they were occupants of, both were suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. The vehicle that both were in ended up off of the traveled portion of the roadway and down into a snow-covered ditch.

They were transported to a local hospital in fair condition. Investigators believe the victims were driving through the immediate area when their vehicle was hit by gunfire. It’s believed that the shooters were in a vehicle when the incident occurred though no description has been given. Multiple shell casing were collected from a location just north of where the victims were discovered.


Man critical after auto accident

FORT WAYNE—At approximately 12:15 p.m., Feb. 7, the Fort Wayne Police Department responded to the report of an injury accident involving two motor vehicles in the intersection of Canterbury Drive and St. Joe Road.

Officers found two vehicles involved, a green Honda Accord and a silver Ford Crown Victoria both had sustained significant damage as a result of the collision. Investigators have determined that the Honda was traveling south on St. Joe Road at a high rate of speed when it rear-ended the Ford sending it airborne through the intersection landing well off of the roadway coming to rest on a snow pile adjacent to a sidewalk. The driver of the Ford was transported to a local hospital where he is in critical condition at this time. Witnesses to the crash stated to investigators that after the collision the driver of the Honda Accord exited his vehicle and punched the windshield of a vehicle traveling northbound on St. Joe Road. The driver of the northbound vehicle was not injured in the incident. The driver of the Honda was eventually transported to a local hospital and reported to be in stable condition.

Investigators continue to determine the cause of the accident and will screen the driver of the Honda for possible intoxication of drugs and/or alcohol. This incident remains under investigation by the Fort Wayne Police Department, IPFW Police Department and the Allen County Prosecutors office.

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