Crime & Safety

Former cop Daniel Holtzclaw sentenced to 263 years

Former cop Daniel Holtzclaw sentenced to 263 years

| February 8, 2016

Officer ‘violated his badge’ by committing sexual assaults By Attorney Benjamin L. Crump NNPA News Wire Guest Columnist “Wrong is wrong: justice needs to be served,” is a statement that my client Jannie Ligons made when she was interviewed shortly after Daniel Holtzclaw was found guilty of rape, forcible oral sodomy and other charges against […]

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House passes bill to target meth cooks

House passes bill to target meth cooks

| February 8, 2016

INDIANAPOLIS—The Indiana House of Representatives passed State Rep. Martin Carbaugh’s (R-Fort Wayne) bill to combat Indiana’s growing meth problem. If enacted, House Bill 1211, would allow meth manufacturers to be charged with a Level 4 or Level 6 felony when meth lab accidents cause property damage. “According to the Indiana State Police, in the past […]

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Two busted in Robinwood meth raid

Two busted in Robinwood meth raid

| February 8, 2016

FORT WAYNE—Shortly after 7 p.m. FEB. 2,  officers of the Fort Wayne Police Department Vice & Narcotics Division,  Emergency Services Team and the Indiana State Police served a search warrant in the 4100 block of Robinwood Drive in Fort Wayne in connection with the manufacturing of methamphetamines. Two subjects were arrested at the scene as […]

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Police gas attack forces barricaded suspect from home

Police gas attack forces barricaded suspect from home

| February 8, 2016

FORT WAYNE—At approximately 5:30 a.m., Feb. 2, Fort Wayne police responded to a domestic disturbance which involved two brothers in a residence located at 1316 High St. Once on scene it was learned that the suspect, Jason Beam, 23, had somehow entered his brother’s home early in the morning and fell asleep on a living […]

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Man serious, woman critical after police pursuit, crash

Man serious, woman critical after police pursuit, crash

| February 8, 2016

FORT WAYNE—At approximately 11:09 p.m., Feb. 4, an officer with the Fort Wayne Police Department was responding to a call for service while southbound on Ardmore Avenue when he observed a silver Chevy Malibu swerving into oncoming traffic northbound on Ardmore Ave.  The officer got permission to disregard the call he was en route too […]

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Walgreens robber caught on video

Walgreens robber caught on video

| February 1, 2016

FORT WAYNE—Fort Wayne Police detectives are asking the public’s help in identifying the robbery suspect captured in surveillance video footage during a robbery at a local pharmacy. At approximately 9:35 p.m., Jan. 14, a Fort Wayne police officer was dispatched to 222 E. Pettit, the site of Walgreens in reference to an armed robbery by a […]

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Pedestrian fatally injured in hit and run

Pedestrian fatally injured in hit and run

| February 1, 2016

FORT WAYNE—At approximately 12:20 a.m., Jan. 31, the City of Fort Wayne Police Department responded to pedestrian struck near the intersection of South Anthony Boulevard and East Hollis Lane. Officers arrived and located an adult male down in the roadway on South Anthony Boulevard. Officers immediately began performing CPR until medics arrived, who determined the […]

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Police officer, suspect exchange gunfire; neither injured

Police officer, suspect exchange gunfire; neither injured

| February 1, 2016

FORT WAYNE—At approximately 1:52 p.m., Jan. 30 an officer with the Fort Wayne Police Department conducted a traffic stop in the area of Lewis Street and Hanna Street.  During the course of the traffic stop, the passenger of a stopped vehicle fled the scene on foot.  The officer pursued the suspect on foot eastbound on […]

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Man found dead of possible overdose in after driver leaves scene of accident

Man found dead of possible overdose in after driver leaves scene of accident

| January 25, 2016

FORT WAYNE—At approximately 11:48 a.m., Jan. 24, the City of Fort Wayne Police Department responded to a report of a traffic accident in the 3200 block of Broadway. Officers arrived and located an unconscious adult male in one of the vehicles. Medics determined the man to be in critical condition, and took him to a […]

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Man critically injured in ‘gentleman’s club’ shooting

Man critically injured in ‘gentleman’s club’ shooting

| January 25, 2016

FORT WAYNE—At approximately 2:06 a.m., Jan. 23, the City of Fort Wayne Police Department responded to 1407 South Calhoun St., the site of Rabbit’s Gentleman’s Club, in reference an armed subject firing gunshots.  Another caller informed dispatch there was a shooting victim inside the club. Officers arrived on scene and located the victim inside the […]

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