Crime & Safety

Race or love gone bad: 15-year-old assaulted in what NAACP says is possible hate crime

Race or love gone bad: 15-year-old assaulted in what NAACP says is possible hate crime

| June 19, 2017

“Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned.”—Old English proverb Editor’s note and warning: The following story contains explicit language that can be deemed unsuitable for younger readers. Also, several juvenile names have been shielded to comply with privacy laws dealing with reporting on juveniles who might be involved in a criminal justice proceeding. NEW […]

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New Haven police chief responds to questions, issues surrounding Gardner assault case

New Haven police chief responds to questions, issues surrounding Gardner assault case

| June 19, 2017

NEW HAVEN, Ind.—New Haven Chief Henry D. McKinnon said that despite the impression that is circulating on social media regarding the recent assault on 15-year-old Jason Gardner, his department has been working continuously and diligently on the case. But, as he explained, the department is proceeding cautiously to ensure that justice is served on the […]

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Woman killed in traffic accident

Woman killed in traffic accident

| June 7, 2017

FORT WAYNE—At approximately 7:35 a.m., June 2, Fort Wayne police responded to the intersection of Lafayette Street and Pontiac Street on the reported motor vehicle accident with injury. Once on scene officers observed two vehicles, a passenger car and a pickup truck in the intersection. The passenger contained three individuals, the driver who was trapped […]

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Man critical after apparent Kenwood Avenue shooting

Man critical after apparent Kenwood Avenue shooting

| June 6, 2017

FORT WAYNE—At approximately 6:19 p.m., May 30, the City of Fort Wayne Police Department responded to 2200 Randallia Drive, Parkview Hospital, in reference to a shooting investigation. Hospital staff informed dispatch that a shooting victim had just arrived at their emergency room. The adult male victim was alert and conscious when he arrived at the […]

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Man critical after alleged domestic shooting

Man critical after alleged domestic shooting

| June 6, 2017

FORT WAYNE—At approximately 10:38, May 29, officers with the Fort Wayne Police Department responded to a home in the 9600 block of St. Joe Center Road on a report of a shooting. Officers arrived and located an adult male inside the home, suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. The male was initially determined to be […]

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Two critical after street racing, road rage incident

Two critical after street racing, road rage incident

| May 10, 2017

FORT WAYNE—At approximately 7:45 p.m., April 25, the City of Fort Wayne Police Department responded to a vehicle crash with injuries at the intersection of Maplecrest Road and Parrot Road. Officers arrived on scene and determined a passenger car and motorcycle were involved in the crash.  The male/adult driver of the motorcycle and female/adult passenger […]

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Man killed by accidental firearm discharge

Man killed by accidental firearm discharge

| May 10, 2017

FORT WAYNE—At approximately 11:50 a.m., April 25, officers with the Fort Wayne Police Department responded to 4033 Robinwood Drive on the reported shooting. Once on scene officers observed an adult male in the home suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. The victim, later identified as 65-yar-old Frank Lax, was transported from the scene to a […]

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Man arrested after alleged child abduction

Man arrested after alleged child abduction

| May 4, 2017

FORT WAYNE—At approximately 7:50 a.m., April 23,the City of Fort Wayne Police Department responded to the 3500 block of Portage Boulevard the site of Wildwood Place Apartments, in reference to a disturbance involving a suspect armed with a firearm.  Officers arrived on scene and determined a woman who lives in the apartment complex has a […]

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Man stabbed at apartment complex

Man stabbed at apartment complex

| April 26, 2017

FORT WAYNE—At approximately 3:54 a.m., April 16, the City of Fort Wayne Police Department responded to 7911 Decatur Road, Arbors of South Towne Square Apartments, reference a stabbing. Officers arrived on scene and located the male/adult victim inside an apartment. The victim appeared to be suffering from an apparent stab wound to the chest. Paramedics […]

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A troubled police department

A troubled police department

| April 26, 2017

Editor’s note: Frost Illustrated rarely publishes letters to the editor that do not indicate a source. But, given the public interest in the issue of police reform and police/community relations, we have made an exception here. We recently received this letter via a guarded email account that asks some interesting questions about local police recruitment […]

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