Crime & Safety

Shooting occurs on Bowser just days after Oliver Street shooting

Shooting occurs on Bowser just days after Oliver Street shooting

| March 27, 2015

FORT WAYNE—At approximately 5:37 p.m., March 24, officers with the Fort Wayne Police Department responded to a shooting in the 2900 block of Bowser Avenue. According to reports, multiple people called police after hearing numerous gunshots in the area. Upon arrival, police officers located a male victim, later identified as 19 year old Charley Allen […]

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Blacks engage with local news more than whites

Blacks engage with local news more than whites

| March 27, 2015

By Jazelle Hunt NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA)–A growing body of research indicates that black people pay more attention to local news and digital media than other groups. The Pew Research Center revisited this trend with its study titled, “Local News in a Digital Age.” The research surveys residents of Denver, Macon, Ga., and Sioux […]

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Police locate missing Alzheimer’s sufferer

Police locate missing Alzheimer’s sufferer

| March 24, 2015

FORT WAYNE—At approximately 1:14 a.m., officers with the Fort Wayne Police Department and members of the Indiana Search and Response Team located 71 year old Dewayne Trim and Alzheimer’s sufferer, who had been reported missing at 6:40 p.m., March 19. He was located in a wooded area near the location he went missing. Mr. Trim […]

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State Boulevard McDonald’s robber sought

State Boulevard McDonald’s robber sought

| March 24, 2015

FORT WAYNE—Fort Wayne police detectives need the public’s assistance in identifying a suspect whose image was captured in surveillance photographs during a recent robbery. At approximately 11 p.m., March 16, a black male subject entered the McDonald’s restaurant located at 3940 E. State Blvd., and committed an armed robbery. The suspect is described as being a […]

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Counting victims of police violence

Counting victims of police violence

| March 24, 2015

By Jazelle Hunt NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA)—As Eric Holder ended his tenure as U.S. Attorney General, he said, “The troubling reality is that we lack the ability right now to comprehensively track the number of incidents of either uses of force directed at police officers, or uses of force by police,” he said, at […]

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Jail population overlooked in reform efforts

Jail population overlooked in reform efforts

| March 23, 2015

By Freddie Allen Senior Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA)–In a system that is often overlooked by the public and misused by law enforcement, blacks account for more than one-third (36 percent) of the jail population, according to a new report from the Vera Institute of Justice, a nonpartisan research and policy group. The report titled, “Incarceration’s […]

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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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