Crime & Safety

Man pronounced dead at scene of traffic incident

Man pronounced dead at scene of traffic incident

| March 21, 2015

FORT WAYNE—A Fort Wayne police officer reported that while on routine patrol driving in the area of Auburn Park Drive and Kelley’s Landing at approximately 9:33 p.m., March 13, he heard a loud noise coming from a vehicle engine and observed a vehicle leaving the roadway and driving through the grass of a nearby business.  The […]

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Man found critically injured at bottom of stairs

Man found critically injured at bottom of stairs

| March 21, 2015

FORT WAYNE—At approximately 6:47 p.m., March 15, the City of Fort Wayne Police Department responded to the 2400 block of Lynn Avenue reference the report of a male victim that was found unresponsive. Witnesses reported they located the victim inside his apartment lying at the bottom of the stairs.  Officers arrived on scene and found […]

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North end Walgreen’s pharmacy robbed

North end Walgreen’s pharmacy robbed

| March 20, 2015

FORT WAYNE—The Fort Wayne Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the suspect  captured in surveillance photographs during a robbery at approximately 11:46 a.m., March 18 at the Walgreen’s located at 2410 N. Coliseum Blvd. An officer investigating the robbery said a pharmacy employee said she was at the counter when a […]

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Police release photo of Dollar General robbery suspects

Police release photo of Dollar General robbery suspects

| March 20, 2015

FORT WAYNE—The Fort Wayne Police Department is requesting the public’s assistance in identifying the two suspects captured in a recently released surveillance photo during a robbery earlier this year According to a police report, and officer responded at approximately 8:18 a.m., Jan. 11 to a report of an armed robbery at Dollar General located at […]

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Woman robbed outside gas station after marijuana purchase; robber apologizes for ‘hard times’

Woman robbed outside gas station after marijuana purchase; robber apologizes for ‘hard times’

| March 20, 2015

FORT WAYNE—The Fort Wayne Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the suspects captured in surveillance photographs in regard to a robbery that took place at approximately 1:25 a.m., Feb. 11 outside the Marathon gas station on Spring Street. According to a police report, the victim said she went to the Marathon […]

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Man shot outside Piere’s dies; another injured

Man shot outside Piere’s dies; another injured

| March 20, 2015

FORT WAYNE—At approximately 3:03 a.m., March 15, officers with the Fort Wayne Police Department were working security outside of Pierre’s nightclub and had just finished clearing out a small fight in the parking lot as the club closed. Moments later, officers heard numerous gunshots erupt in the crowd, and made their way through hundreds of people, […]

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Missing Alzheimer’s sufferer sought

Missing Alzheimer’s sufferer sought

| March 19, 2015

FORT WAYNE—The Fort Wayne Police Department is asking the public’s assistance in  locating Dwayne Trim, an Alzheimer’s sufferer who, who was reported missing from the 9400 block of Camerwell Drive since 6:40 p.m., March 19. Mr. Trim is described as a white male, age 71. Officials said with falling temperatures coming, he is considered to […]

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Crime and Safety Report: March 18-24 Edition

Crime and Safety Report: March 18-24 Edition

| March 18, 2015

Six arrested in separate meth lab raids FORT WAYNE—Shortly after 3 p.m., March 5, officers of the FWPD Vice and Narcotics Division were called to a meth lab at the Quality Inn at 1734 W. Washington Center Road. The meth lab was neutralized by the FWPD Meth Suppression Unit. The following people were arrested in […]

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Ferguson police say community aided in arrest of shooting suspect

Ferguson police say community aided in arrest of shooting suspect

| March 15, 2015

Let us simply say that there seems to be some hope in Ferguson, and perhaps the nation. According to this story, the community played a role in the break in this case, demonstrating that most folks are not looking for an “us versus them” situation but rather want fair and just solutions. Again, there will […]

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Was Jimmy Breslin tipped off about Malcolm X’s assassination 50 years ago?

Was Jimmy Breslin tipped off about Malcolm X’s assassination 50 years ago?

| March 13, 2015

Did NYPD, FBI have prior knowledge of the murder? By Milton Allimadi and Colin Benjamin Special to the NNPA from the New York Amsterdam News Was the NYPD involved or did they merely know about the impending murder of Malcolm X and allow it to happen 50 years ago? Were some reporters, including famed scribe […]

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