Crime & Safety Report: May 28-June 3 Edition

| May 25, 2014

Woman stabbed, man arrested

FORT WAYNE—At approximately 11:45 p.m., May 20, Fort Wayne police responded to 7911 Decatur Road  on a reported stabbing. Officers arrived to find an adult female suffering from multiple stab wounds. She was transported from the scene in serious condition but once at the hospital her condition was downgraded to critical.

Investigators have determined that a domestic disturbance between the victim and a male adult occurred prior to the stabbing. The adult male was still at the scene when officers arrived and questioned by detectives at police headquarters.

The man, later identified as 49-year-old Dale J. Fransioli, was arrested and held on a preliminary charge of felony aggravated battery.

Both the victim and Fransioli have been in a relationship however it’s not believed the two are married


Man arrested on drug charges

FORT WAYNE—On May 21, the Fort Wayne Police Department’s Vice & Narcotics division served a search warrant at 6317 Easthills Road.  Narcotics detectives received information that someone from this residence was dealing cocaine and eventually purchased cocaine from Charley Gonzalez Jr.,

During the service of this search warrant, detectives found and seized approximately 4.8 pounds of marijuana.

Gonzalez, 61, was arrested for three counts of dealing cocaine, all Class A felonies, and one count of felony possession of marijuana, a Class D felony.

An investigation is ongoing.


Man held in shooting incident

FORT WAYNE—At approximately 12 a.m., May 22, Fort Wayne police responded to a report of an armed disturbance involving a male with a handgun in the 1300 block of Green Street. As officers were responding, updated information indicated that shots were heard being fired. Once on scene, an officer located a victim in the 1300 block of Green Street behind Building 7-B. The victim was transported from the scene in critical condition to a local hospital where he remains critical at press time.

During the course of the investigation, a van and its registered owner were located in the apartment complex approximately  one block away from where the victim was found. Detectives have detained the individual and towed his van as part of their investigative process.

There has been no motive established nor has any arrest been made at this time.

This shooting incident remains under investigation by the Fort Wayne Police Department, the Allen County Prosecutors office and the Allen County Coroner’s office.


Public asked to help identify theft suspect

Police officials are seeking information regarding the identity of this man.

Police officials are seeking information regarding the identity of this man.

FORT WAYNE—The Fort Wayne Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in solving a crime.

On Feb. 7 and Feb. 8, a subject, or subjects, went to three different PHIL’S ONE STOP convenience store locations in Fort Wayne and used fraudulent credit cards to make six different fraudulent transactions valued at $1,340.

The bulk of the purchases were for cartons of Newport and Marlboro cigarettes.

One of the incidents involving a fraudulent credit card occurred at 6:10 p.m., Feb. 7.

A male subject entered the PHIL’S ONE STOP convenience store at 1810 W. Coliseum Blvd. The subject purchased four cartons of Newport Menthol 100 cigarettes, a small box of Glad trash bags and a bottle of Minute Maid Cranberry Apple Raspberry drink.  The total came to $248.30.

In the surveillance video from the store, the suspect is a male black who looks to be in his late 50s to early 60s.  He is clean shaven, wearing dark rimmed glasses, a “Rebels” ball cap and what appears to be a hip length black fur coat.  He is also wearing a metallic bracelet or watch on each wrist.

If you recognize this person, please call Crime Stoppers at 436-STOP (436-7867).


Meth lab busted

FORT WAYNE—Shortly after 9 a.m., May 22, the FWPD Emergency Services Team and the FWPD Meth Suppression Unit served a search warrant in the 1400 block of Swinney Avenue.   Holly A. Jen was taken into custody at the scene and arrested on a number of charges including:

• Manufacturing methamphetamine (Felony)

• Possession of two or more precursors (Felony)

• Dumping controlled substance  waste (Felony)

• Neglect of a dependent (Felony)

• Maintaining a common nuisance (Felony)

• Possession of a controlled substance (Felony)

• Possession of paraphernalia (Misdemeanor)

Due to the volatile nature of some of the substances and chemicals involved, the Fort Wayne Fire Department was called to the scene as a precaution.

The residence was condemned by the Board of Health.

The Department of Child Services placed two children into foster care as result of this investigation.

This is the 24th meth lab investigation conducted by the FWPD this year.

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