Crime & Safety

24 year old woman found dead in Greene Street residence

24 year old woman found dead in Greene Street residence

| June 23, 2015

FORT WAYNE—At approximately 10:23 p.m., June 15, officers with the Fort Wayne Police Department responded to the 1400 block of Greene Street in reference to a report of shots fired. While officers were responding to the scene, additional calls came into 911 dispatch advising that a female had been shot. As officers arrived on the scene, they […]

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Victim critical after Paulding Road shooting

Victim critical after Paulding Road shooting

| June 23, 2015

FORT WAYNE—At approximately 3:05 a.m., June 22, the Fort Wayne Police Department received multiple reports of gunshots in the 2700 block of E. Paulding Road. A minute later, dispatchers received a report of an adult male who had been shot. Officers arrived and located the male, who was found to be in serious condition. Officers […]

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School Resource Officer (SRO) Program to receive national recognition

School Resource Officer (SRO) Program to receive national recognition

| June 18, 2015

FORT WAYNE—The Fort Wayne Police Department’s School Resource Officer program was recently selected to be the recipient of the 2015 NASRO Model Agency award. The department’s program was nominated by Fort Wayne Community School’s Director of Security Dottie Davis, in a nationwide competition where numerous nominations were submitted. Lt. Earl Roach, awards committee chair said, […]

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Early morning crash proves fatal to pickup driver

Early morning crash proves fatal to pickup driver

| June 17, 2015

FORT WAYNE—At approximately 2:17 a.m., June 8, the City of Fort Wayne Police Department responded to the intersection of Washington Center Road and  Westcreek Boulevard in reference to a vehicle crash with injuries. Officers arrived on scene and observed that the crash involved a passenger car and a pickup truck.  Both vehicles had extensive front […]

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Georgia man’s bank account ripped off by suspect in Fort Wayne

Georgia man’s bank account ripped off by suspect in Fort Wayne

| June 17, 2015

FORT WAYNE—Fort Wayne police detectives need the public’s assistance in identifying the theft suspect captured in surveillance photographs from a Wells Fargo bank camera. On May 12, the suspect entered the Wells Fargo at 800 Northcrest Shopping Center and withdrew $6,800 from the victim’s account using two forms of ID. The victim lives in Atlanta […]

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CVS drug bandit sought

CVS drug bandit sought

| June 17, 2015

FORT WAYNE—Detectives with the Fort Wayne Police Department are asking the public’s assistance in identifying a suspect seen in surveillance photos taken during a recent robbery at a local CVS store. According to a police report, at approximately 1:31 p.m., June 11, an officer  was dispatched to the CVS pharmacy located at 7330 Lima Road […]

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Facial tattoo helps lead police to robbery suspect

Facial tattoo helps lead police to robbery suspect

| June 17, 2015

FORT WAYNE—At approximately 2:50 p.m., June 9, officers and detectives with the Fort Wayne Police Department responded to an armed robbery at Arby’s, 408 E. Rudisill Blvd. The victims reported to the police that the perpetrator partially displayed a handgun which was in his sweatshirt pocket.  They said he pointed it at them through his […]

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Two arrested after warrant served on Kinsmoor

Two arrested after warrant served on Kinsmoor

| June 17, 2015

FORT WAYNE—At approximately 7:39 a.m., June 12, the Fort Wayne Vice/Narcotics Division and the Fort Wayne Police Department Emergency Services Team served a narcotics search warrant at 711 Kinsmoor Ave. Detectives recovered large amounts of various illegal drugs, including: cocaine, Schedule II opiates, marijuana, synthetic drugs and three firearms resulting in criminal charges being leveled […]

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Armed man killed in police action shooting

Armed man killed in police action shooting

| June 17, 2015

FORT WAYNE—At approximately 9:46 p.m., June 13, officers with the Fort Wayne Police Department responded to a residence located in the 2400 block of St. Mary’s Avenue in reference to a disturbance. As officers arrived on the scene, they received information that a male was at this residence in some type of disturbance prior to […]

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Time for young people to stop the violence

Time for young people to stop the violence

| June 10, 2015

By Julianne Malveaux NNPA Columnist I only recently embraced my status as an “elder.” Actually, I describe myself as an “episodic elder,” eager enough to take one of those lovely “senior” discounts when it serves my purpose, yet reluctant to turn in my party card. Elder status hit me upside the head, though, when a […]

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