Crime & Safety

Crime and Safety: February 25-March 3 Edition

Crime and Safety: February 25-March 3 Edition

| February 25, 2015

Five-year-old killed by gunshot FORT WAYNE—At approximately 10:05 p.m., Feb. 13, officers with the Fort Wayne Police Department responded to the 1500 block of W. Fourth Street in regards to a shooting.  Upon arrival it was determined that some sort of negligent discharge involving a gun took place and a five year old female was […]

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Rape’s other victims

Rape’s other victims

| February 24, 2015

By Jazelle Hunt NNPA Washington Correspondent SECOND IN A SERIES WASHINGTON (NNPA)–The first time Tiffany Perry learned about her conception, she was too innocent to fully understand the gentle explanation her mother was offering, too young to process such a heavy and complicated behavior. What she distinctly remembers is watching “Oprah” with her mom a […]

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Crime and Safety Report: February 18-24 Edition

Crime and Safety Report: February 18-24 Edition

| February 18, 2015

Identity of theft suspect sought FORT WAYNE—The Fort Wayne Police Department is in need of assistance in identifying the suspect captured in the attached surveillance photograph who has been stealing from Lowe’s and possibly other retailers in Fort Wayne. According to a police reports, officers were called to the Lowe’s stores at Illinois Road and […]

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Crime and Safety Report: February 11-17

Crime and Safety Report: February 11-17

| February 11, 2015

Simultaneous drug raids net multiple arrests| FORT WAYNE—On Feb. 3 members of the emergency Services Team along with the Fort Wayne Police Department Vice and Narcotics Division and the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco Firearms and Explosives served search warrants of 814 Lake Avenue #3 and 3025 Plaza Drive in reference to an ongoing investigation into […]

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2015 New Black History—Lymon’s Law: Know your rights

2015 New Black History—Lymon’s Law: Know your rights

| February 11, 2015

Editor’s note: The following is an excerpt from a speech and personal interview given during a recent Black Community Forum organized by Eric Hackley for speakers to address their concerns and solutions to problems not normally heard. By Retired Indiana State Police Officer Terry Lymon I think… I know the reason that officers are doing […]

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Credit prayer, God with reduction of city homicides

Credit prayer, God with reduction of city homicides

| February 7, 2015

By the Rev. Arsben D. Jennings Special to Frost Illustrated My name is Reverend Arsben Dennis Jennings and I am not addressing my accomplishments here in the city of Fort Wayne for egotistical or self-centered or boastful, proud reasons.  I simply want to point out progress that has been made in this community that may […]

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Crime and Safety Report: February 4-10 Edition

Crime and Safety Report: February 4-10 Edition

| February 4, 2015

Police seek suspects in jewelry store smash and grab FORT WAYNE—The Fort Wayne Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the individuals captured in surveillance photos taken at Jared’s Jewelry Store during the smash and grab robbery that took place Jan. 25. According to police reports, officers were dispatched to the Jared’s […]

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Fight continues despite commuted sentence for former cop

Fight continues despite commuted sentence for former cop

| January 30, 2015

Black officer shot by white cops seeks cleared name, justice By Starla Muhammad Special to the NNPA from The Final Call CHICAGO (FinalCall.com)–When Howard Morgan turns 64 on Feb. 1, for the first time in nearly a decade, he will celebrate at home with his wife Rosalind, family and friends. Mr. Morgan was released from […]

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A question of 21 times

A question of 21 times

| January 28, 2015

By Bill Fletcher Jr. NNPA Columnist I find it very unsettling to hear police officers discuss how they believe that BlackLivesMatter protesters and certain politicians, e.g., NYC Mayor de Blasio, are either unsympathetic to their plight or, worse, provoking violence. Ever since the murder of two NYC police officers, there has been a concerted effort […]

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Explosion at NAACP office in Colorado Springs nets shock, awe, but no fear

Explosion at NAACP office in Colorado Springs nets shock, awe, but no fear

| January 27, 2015

By Roger K. Clendening Special to the NNPA from The Denver Weekly COLORADO SPRINGS–An explosion outside a building housing the local NAACP office produced some shock and awe but no injuries or fear as local civil rights stalwarts vowed to continue their work. The Federal Bureau of Investigation reported late Jan. 7 that no arrest […]

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