Crime & Safety

Woman injured after rear collision forces her car under semi

Woman injured after rear collision forces her car under semi

| September 12, 2016

FORT WAYNE—At approximately 11:10 p.m., Sept. 8, officers with the Fort Wayne Police Department responded to the report of a multi vehicle accident involving a semi-tractor trailer and two passenger cars on US 30 at Goshen Road. When they arrived on scene officers observed a passenger car partially underneath the rear trailer of the semi. […]

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 Man shot to death on Stardale Drive

 Man shot to death on Stardale Drive

| September 12, 2016

FORT WAYNE—At approximately 11:14 p.m., Aug. 29, officers with the Fort Wayne Police Department responded to a shooting at the 2900 block of Stardale. Upon arrival Officers found an adult male victim lying on the ground in front of a residence on Stardale in the driveway.  The victim, later identified as 24-year-old Nelson Antonio Lemus-Munoz, was […]

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Man killed on Greene Street; arrest made following day

Man killed on Greene Street; arrest made following day

| September 12, 2016

FORT WAYNE—At approximately 8:45 p.m., Sept. 2, Fort Wayne police responded to a report of a shooting in the parking lot of 1422 Greene St. On arrival officers found the victim down and unresponsive in the parking lot of building 2B. Medics and fire personnel pronounced the victim, later identified as 24-year-old Jamal R. Anderson, dead […]

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Three dead, one critical after incident at Holton Avenue house

Three dead, one critical after incident at Holton Avenue house

| September 11, 2016

FORT WAYNE—At approximately 3:55 a.m., Sept. 11, the City of Fort Wayne Police Department responded to a home in the 3000 block of Holton Avenue on a report of an unknown problem. Officers arrived and located four victims inside the residence: two women and one man who were pronounced deceased on the scene; and one […]

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Arrest made in Lewis Street triple homicide

Arrest made in Lewis Street triple homicide

| September 11, 2016

Two teens held as murder suspects FORT WAYNE—Local police officials have arrested two suspects in a triple-murder case that rocked the city and made national headlines earlier this year. On Sept. 10, officials from the Fort Wayne Police Department announced that they had arrested two 19-year-old men in connection with the murders of three members […]

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Arkansas inmate’s mother still hopes for his release after 33 years

Arkansas inmate’s mother still hopes for his release after 33 years

| September 7, 2016

By Avis Thomas-Lester, Urban News Service Doris Proctor remembers her fear 33 years ago as she sat behind her 17-year-old son, Terrance, as he was sentenced for participating in several armed robberies. Bernice Stewart, her mother and Terrance’s grandmother, sat with her. “I just kept praying,” said Doris Proctor, 68, of Grand Prairie, Texas. “My mother was […]

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Chicago’s black community stunned by latest police shooting

Chicago’s black community stunned by latest police shooting

| September 6, 2016

By Erick Johnson (The Chicago Crusader, NNPA Member) Chicago police have shot another teenager and gangs are allegedly planning to retaliate for his death. For years, racial tensions and gun-violence in Chicago have been brewing, but this summer, the city is on the verge of boiling over with police shootings, homicides and rising discontent with […]

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FWPD takes on nine lateral transfers

FWPD takes on nine lateral transfers

| August 30, 2016

FORT WAYNE—On Aug. 22, Fort Wayne Police Chief Steve Reed and Mayor Tom Henry welcomed nine lateral officers to the Fort Wayne Police Department. The nine officers, seven males and two females will begin their abbreviated training at the Public Safety Academy. Eight of these officers come from departments within the State of Indiana. The other […]

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New tech device gives parents of teen drivers peace of mind

New tech device gives parents of teen drivers peace of mind

| August 26, 2016

By Jay Curry, Solutions Specialist, Verizon Wireless Back to school can be a scary time for parents of teen drivers. There are more cars on the road, more distractions and more chances for teens to sneak away where you maybe don’t want them to go. But, technology has the answer and it’s as simple as […]

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Man found dead in backyard

Man found dead in backyard

| August 22, 2016

FORT WAYNE—At approximately 8:56 a.m., Aug. 21, the City of Fort Wayne Police Department responded to the 1400 block of Schilling Avenue in reference to a report of an unconscious subject. A homeowner had called the police to report she located an unresponsive male victim lying in her backyard and said it appeared the victim […]

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