Crime & Safety

‘Click It or Ticket’ seeks to keep travellers safe

‘Click It or Ticket’ seeks to keep travellers safe

| May 8, 2016

By Lieutenant Tony Maze Fort Wayne Police Department Beginning on Friday, May 6, officers of the Allen County Traffic Safety Partnership (which is made up of the Fort Wayne, Allen County and New Haven Police Departments) began patrolling their respective jurisdictions looking for drivers and passengers who are in violation of the state’s Passenger and […]

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Woman, 33, found shot to death in Lillie Street home

Woman, 33, found shot to death in Lillie Street home

| April 29, 2016

FORT WAYNE—Fort Wayne police are presently investigating the death of a 33-year-old woman who was discovered by a friend down in the victim’s home on Lillie Street. At approximately 1:10 p.m., April 25, emergency officials were called to a home in the 3600 block of Lillie Street where they found 33 year old Ileea Davis, […]

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Project Kidsafe events set for Kelly dealerships

Project Kidsafe events set for Kelly dealerships

| April 28, 2016

FORT WAYNE—Operation Kidsafe is scheduled to host a free event in the Summit City from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., May 7 at Tom Kelley Buick GMC, 633 Avenue of Autos off of Illinois Road and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., May 14 at Kelley Chevrolet, 5220 Value Drive off of Lima Road. According to […]

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Stunning task force report hammers Chicago police for systematic bias

Stunning task force report hammers Chicago police for systematic bias

| April 28, 2016

By Lauren Victoria Burke (NNPA News Wire Contributor) A police accountability task force set up by Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel to analyze the Chicago Police Department has released a blunt and damning assessment of the department’s dealing with African Americans. The report, entitled “Recommendations for Reform: Restoring Trust Between the Chicago Police and the Communities […]

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Man killed in car, Jeep crash

Man killed in car, Jeep crash

| April 26, 2016

FORT WAYNE—At approximately 5:29 p.m., April 21, the City of Fort Wayne Police Department responded to the intersection of Ludwig Road and Huguenard Road in reference to a vehicle crash with injuries. Officers arrived on scene and observed the crash involved a passenger car and a Jeep.  Both drivers—sole occupants in each vehicle—were conscious when officers […]

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Armed, barricaded suspect peacefully taken into custody

Armed, barricaded suspect peacefully taken into custody

| April 26, 2016

FORT WAYNE—At approximately 11:38 a.m., April 24, officers with the Fort Wayne Police Department responded to a residence located in the 3700 block of Warsaw Street in reference to a domestic disturbance involving an individual armed with a weapon. As officers arrived on the scene, they spoke with people who exited the residence who confirmed that […]

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Walmart employee killed in truck accident

Walmart employee killed in truck accident

| April 18, 2016

FORT WAYNE—At approximately 8 a.m., April 11, Fort Wayne police responded to a report of an individual that was struck by a truck in the parking lot of the Walmart store located at 10420 Maysville Road. Once on scene, officers found an unresponsive man down in the parking lot. Medics and fire personnel pronounced the […]

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Shooting victim dropped off at local hospital

Shooting victim dropped off at local hospital

| April 11, 2016

FORT WAYNE—At approximately 3:46 a.m., April 8, the City of Fort Wayne Police Department responded to 2200 Randallia Drive, the site of Parkview Hospital, in reference to a shooting victim arriving at the emergency room. The victim reportedly walked into the emergency room and appeared to be suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. A physician […]

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Man surrenders on warrants after barricading himself in Holton home

Man surrenders on warrants after barricading himself in Holton home

| April 11, 2016

FORT WAYNE—At approximately 11:10 a.m., April 5, officers with the Fort Wayne Police Department’s Gang and Violent Crimes Unit attempted to apprehend Emmanuel D. Freeman at his residence on Holton Avenue on two active warrants. Once on scene, officers learned that Freeman was in the residence but refused to come out. Others who were in […]

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Suspects sought in computer thefts at two Walmarts

Suspects sought in computer thefts at two Walmarts

| April 11, 2016

FORT WAYNE—Fort Wayne Police Detectives are requesting the public’s assistance in identifying the two shoplifting suspect captured in a store surveillance photograph. The suspects are allegedly responsible for the theft of more than $2,600 worth of computer equipment from two different Wal-Mart Stores here locally. According to a report filed by an investigating Fort Wayne […]

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