Crime & Safety

Woman found critically injured in road

Woman found critically injured in road

| December 28, 2015

FORT WAYNE—At approximately 5:45 a.m., Dec. 27, officers with the Fort Wayne Police Department responded to a call of a person down in the roadway off 3700 Paulding Road in the Waterloo Gardens apartment complex. Multiple callers called city Dispatch advising that there was a body lying in the middle of the roadway.  Upon arrival […]

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Man arrested on multiple charges after raid, traffic stop

Man arrested on multiple charges after raid, traffic stop

| December 23, 2015

FORT WAYNE—At approximately 8:28 a.m., Dec. 14, members of the Fort Wayne Police Department Vice & Narcotics Unit, along with members of the FWPD Emergency Services Team served a search warrant at 2509 Winch Street.  Detectives had received information that someone at this address had been dealing drugs, including heroin and marijuana, and obtained a […]

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Public strongly supports body cameras for Fort Wayne police

Public strongly supports body cameras for Fort Wayne police

| December 23, 2015

FORT WAYNE—The Fort Wayne Police Department recently released results of a public survey regarding its body-worn camera which is currently being implemented A body-worn camera is a small camera system worn by officers that clips to an officer’s uniform or worn as a headset. The system records video and sound from an officer’s location but, […]

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Police Chief Hamilton announces return of Holiday Cab

Police Chief Hamilton announces return of Holiday Cab

| December 23, 2015

Program provides free cab service for 28th year FORT WAYNE—Fort Wayne Police Chief Garry Hamilton recently joined with Holiday Cab to announce the return of the program that provides free cab rides home to impaired drivers during the holiday season.  In its 28th year of service, the Holiday Cab program runs from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. each […]

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Local police officer dies

Local police officer dies

| December 22, 2015

FORT WAYNE—Fort Wayne Police Department officials recently announced the passing of one of its officers, Sgt. Todd Hammel. Hammel, a veteran officer, was hired by the department in August 2000. Officials released the following statement: “It is with the heaviest of hearts that this post is being made by the Fort Wayne Police Department. We […]

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Police seek Phil’s One Stop robbery suspect

Police seek Phil’s One Stop robbery suspect

| December 22, 2015

FORT WAYNE—Fort Wayne police detectives are asking for the public’s assistance in helping to identify the robbery suspect captured in surveillance photographs. At approximately 5:30 p.m. during a robbery. On Dec. 10, the suspect entered the Phil’s One Stop located at 2607 Goshen Road and robbed the business while armed with a silver handgun. Two […]

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Milwaukee’s communities of color discuss law enforcement concerns

Milwaukee’s communities of color discuss law enforcement concerns

| December 21, 2015

By Nicole Beilke Special to the NNPA News Wire from Media Milwaukee The forum titled “The Relationship between Communities of Color and the Police Department” was summed up perfectly by panelist Angela Walker when she said that the problem in Milwaukee is that there isn’t a relationship. Many nods, snaps and murmurs of affirmation followed […]

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Fort Wayne PD promotes five

Fort Wayne PD promotes five

| December 10, 2015

FORT WAYNE—The Fort Wayne Police Department recently announced the performance of five of its personnel. They are: • Sergeant Raymond H. Lundberg a 21-year veteran of the department, who will be promoted to the rank of lieutenant. • Detective Bridget A. Glaser a 22-year veteran of the department, who will be promoted to the rank of sergeant. […]

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Salin Bank robbed

Salin Bank robbed

| December 10, 2015

FORT WAYNE—Fort Wayne police responded to an alarm at approximately 3:50 p.m., Dec. 9, indicating a robbery at the Salin Bank located at 6433 E. State Blvd. Once on scene, officers learned that the bank had been robbed by three male blacks, each with the hood of a hoodie style sweatshirt pulled over their heads. […]

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St. Francis football player, friend die in fiery crash on Ardmore Avenue

St. Francis football player, friend die in fiery crash on Ardmore Avenue

| December 10, 2015

FORT WAYNE—At approximately 4:23 a.m., Dec. 6, officers with the Fort Wayne Police Department responded to a personal injury accident on Ardmore Avenue just north of Covington Road. As officers arrived on the scene, they located a vehicle that was off the roadway on the east side of the street on fire. Fire personnel arrived […]

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