Crime & Safety

Crime and Safety Report: July 23-29 Edition

Crime and Safety Report: July 23-29 Edition

| July 23, 2014

56-year-old woman found dead in apartment FORT WAYNE—At approximately 7:56 a.m., July 12, the City of Fort Wayne Police Department responded to 2440 Fairfield Ave., Regency House Apartments, in reference to a female that was found unresponsive inside an apartment. Officers and medics arrived on scene and located a female/adult, later identified as 56-year-old Audrey […]

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Disturbing viral rape of teenager, Jada, spreads like wildfire

Disturbing viral rape of teenager, Jada, spreads like wildfire

| July 22, 2014

By Jeffery L. Boney Special to the NNPA from  Houston Forward Times (Houston Forward Times)—According to researchers, the most common form of Drug Facilitated Sexual Assault (DFSA) is alcohol-related, with the victim in most cases consuming the alcohol voluntarily. Last month, at a house party in southwest Houston, a 16-year-old African American female who identifies […]

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Crime & Safety Report: July 16-22 Edition

| July 16, 2014

Three charged in coordinated drug raids FORT WAYNE—At approximately 7:42 a.m., July 3, the Fort Wayne Police Department’s Vice & Narcotics division, along with members of the FWPD Emergency Services Team simultaneously served two search warrants at two separate locations. Narcotics detectives received information that synthetic drugs were being sold and/or manufactured from 2737 West […]

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Crime & Safety Report: July 9-15 Edition

| July 11, 2014

One injured, one dead in shootings FORT WAYNE—At approximately 1:43 p.m., June 28, the Fort Wayne Police Department responded to a shooting investigation located at a residence in the 3200 block of South Anthony Boulevard. While officers were responding to the scene of the shooting, additional officers were dispatched to a report of a man […]

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Congresswoman Waters calls for thorough investigation into California Highway Patrol beating

Congresswoman Waters calls for thorough investigation into California Highway Patrol beating

| July 11, 2014

LOS ANGELES—Congresswoman Maxine Waters (CA-43) released the following statement July 9 in light of a video showing a California Highway Patrol officer repeatedly punching a woman in the face on the 10Freeway: “In the wake of the recent video showing an African American woman being viciously punched by a California Highway Patrol officer, we are once again witnessing […]

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Crime & Safety Report: July 2-6 Edition

| July 2, 2014

18-year-old killed in Weisser Park Avenue area FORT WAYNE—At approximately 7 p.m., June 23, Fort Wayne police responded to the 2500 block of Weisser Park Avenue on multiple reports of shots being fired in that immediate area. Once on scene, officers located an unresponsive male down in a vacant lot between two homes on the […]

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Frost Illustrated newspaper scraping by after theft (journalgazette.net)

Frost Illustrated newspaper scraping by after theft (journalgazette.net)

| June 25, 2014

Fort Wayne’s oldest weekly publication is in jeopardy, dealing with the fallout from the theft of thousands of dollars, allegedly by a former employee.

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Crime & Safety Report: June 25-July 1 Edition

| June 25, 2014

Two arrested in Wilt Street raid FORT WAYNE—At approximately 8:52 a.m., On Friday, June 13,members of the Fort Wayne Police Department Emergency Services Team, along with members of the Vice & Narcotics Division served a search warrant at 1138 Wilt Street, Apt. No. 1.  Detectives had received information that someone at this residence was possibly […]

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Stolen money freezes Frost Illustrated account (WANE.com)

Stolen money freezes Frost Illustrated account (WANE.com)

| June 24, 2014

Investigators say Rosilene Taylor, a former, temporary employee of Frost Illustrated, is accused of writing thousands of dollars worth of stolen checks from the publication’s account. Now, the account’s frozen-and the publication’s founder is left trying to save his paper.

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Al Cowlings: The real lesson in the O.J. Simpson case

Al Cowlings: The real lesson in the O.J. Simpson case

| June 19, 2014

By Brenda Robinson Twenty years ago, the ex-wife of O.J. Simpson, Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ron Goldman, were found brutally murdered outside her Brentwood, California home. Seven days after the June 12, 1994 murders, Simpson was charged with the crimes. A generation of Americans have gone from birth to young adults, since those […]

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