Crime & Safety

Suspect in AutoZone shooting killed in gunbattle with police

Suspect in AutoZone shooting killed in gunbattle with police

| April 4, 2016

FORT WAYNE—At approximately 9:38 p.m., March 20, officers with the Fort Wayne Police and Indiana State Police Departments responded to the AutoZone store located in the 300 block of East Rudisill in reference to an individual armed with a gun firing shots at this location. As officers arrived on the scene, they located an individual […]

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Two dead from overdose of synthetic benzodiazepine; another hospitalized

Two dead from overdose of synthetic benzodiazepine; another hospitalized

| April 4, 2016

Drug masquerades as Xanax, officials warn FORT WAYNE—At approximately 12 p.m., March 31, Fort Wayne Police Department Vice and Narcotics Detectives were alerted to a drug overdose case involving a person who had taken a synthetic benzodiazepine. The victim, a male white, 18 years old, admitted to having taken a drug that was reported to […]

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16 year old found suffering from gunshot in alley dies

16 year old found suffering from gunshot in alley dies

| April 4, 2016

FORT WAYNE—At approximately 3:07 a.m., March 31, officers with the Fort Wayne Police Department responded to several reports of gunshots in the area of 500 E. Sherwood Terrace. While searching the area, an officer located a male down in the north/south alley just north of E. Sherwood Terrace, between Monroe St. and Warsaw St., appearing […]

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Domestic dispute involves stabbing of two victims, fire, self-inflicted wound

Domestic dispute involves stabbing of two victims, fire, self-inflicted wound

| April 4, 2016

FORT WAYNE—At approximately 1:45 a.m., April 2, the City of Fort Wayne Police Department responded to the 2000 block of St. Mary’s Avenue in reference to a domestic dispute involving a suspect armed with a knife. Initial reports indicated the male adult suspect arrived at his girlfriend’s residence and forced entry into her home by shattering […]

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Garage shooting victim dies

Garage shooting victim dies

| April 4, 2016

FORT WAYNE—At approximately 2:14 a.m., March 27, the City of Fort Wayne Police Department responded to the 5500 block of Glenridge Drive reference an armed subject firing gunshots in the garage of a residence. Officers arrived on scene and located a male adult victim inside the garage.  The victim was conscious and alert when officers […]

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Monroe man found shot to death in Fort Wayne

Monroe man found shot to death in Fort Wayne

| April 4, 2016

FORT WAYNE—At approximately 1:25 a.m., March 26, officers with the Fort Wayne Police Department were on routine patrol and heard several gunshots in the area to the east of the 3000 block of Holton Avenue. Several officers responded and began canvassing the area.  In addition, Dispatch received numerous telephone calls from citizens reference gunshots being […]

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Gas station robbery suspect caught on surveillance footage

Gas station robbery suspect caught on surveillance footage

| March 29, 2016

FORT WAYNE—Fort Wayne Police Department is asking for public’s assistance in identifying the robbery suspect captured in surveillance photograph during a recent robbery at a local gas station. At approximately 11:11 p.m., March 16 a person entered the Marathon gas station located at 5910 N. Clinton St.,  jumped up on the counter and demanded money. […]

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Two wounded in apparent shootout

Two wounded in apparent shootout

| March 20, 2016

FORT WAYNE—At approximately 10:50 p.m., March 17, officers with the Fort Wayne Police Department responded to a call of shots fired in the 4700 block of Bowser Avenue. Officers canvassed the area and located a black Dodge car that crashed into a parked red pontiac vehicle in the 4500 block of Oliver Street.  The male […]

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Man passes counterfeit $100 bills at CVS

Man passes counterfeit $100 bills at CVS

| March 20, 2016

FORT WAYNE—Fort Wayne police officials are asking for assistance in identifying a subject captured in surveillance photos passing four counterfeit $100 bills at the CVS located at 2802 E. State Blvd., on March 3. Anyone with information that could lead to the identification and/or whereabouts of the subject is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at […]

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Victim Assistance, FWPD to honor crime victims, surviving families in April

Victim Assistance, FWPD to honor crime victims, surviving families in April

| March 15, 2016

FORT WAYNE—April 10 through April 16, 2016, marks National Crime Victims’ Rights Week. Communities throughout the nation will rally to honor and support victims of crime. This year’s theme is“Serving Victims. Building Trust Restoring Hope.” National Crime Victims’ Rights Week provides a time of nationwide remembrance, reflection and re-commitment for crime victims and those who […]

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