Crime & Safety

Police offer public suggestions for disposing of syringes, needles

Police offer public suggestions for disposing of syringes, needles

| October 16, 2016

FORT WAYNE—Recently the Fort Wayne Police Department has been requested to collect syringes and needles that had been found throughout the city.  Officers will not respond to dispose of these items. Anyone who locates a needle or syringe can place them into the trash. The preferred method of disposing of a needle is to place the […]

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Woman dead, man seriously injured in Colerick Street shooting

Woman dead, man seriously injured in Colerick Street shooting

| October 16, 2016

FORT WAYNE—At approximately 11:50 p.m., Oct. 15, officers with the Fort Wayne Police Department responded to reports of shots fired in the area of Colerick Street and Holton Avenue. On arrival, police found two victims inside of vehicle on Colerick Street, just east of Reed Street. A female victim in the car was reported to be […]

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Child seriously injured in hit and run accident

Child seriously injured in hit and run accident

| October 10, 2016

FORT WAYNE—At approximately 7:04 p.m., Oct. 4, officers with the Fort Wayne Police Department responded to the 4300 block of Marquette Drive in reference to a report that a five-year-old child that had been struck by a vehicle. As officers and paramedics arrived on the scene, paramedics provided medical attention to the child before transporting […]

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Fox Avenue shooting victim critical

Fox Avenue shooting victim critical

| October 10, 2016

FORT WAYNE—At approximately 12:05 a.m., Oct. 10, officers with the Fort Wayne Police Department responded to the 2700 block of Fox Avenue in reference to a report of shots fired in the area. As officers and paramedics arrived on the scene, they located an adult male laying outside near the street suffering from apparent gunshot […]

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Police kill man to save child during hostage, physical threat incident

Police kill man to save child during hostage, physical threat incident

| October 10, 2016

FORT WAYNE—At approximately 11:07 p.m., Oct. 6, officers with the Fort Wayne Police Department responded a home in the 5300 block of Stony Run Lane on a report of a disturbance between a man and woman. As officers arrived on scene, an adult male, who was armed with a knife, grabbed a very young child […]

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Officers shoot, kill knife-wielding parking lot suspect

Officers shoot, kill knife-wielding parking lot suspect

| October 10, 2016

FORT WAYNE—At approximately 8:50 p.m., Oct. 8, officers with the Fort Wayne Police Department responded to a call for service at 3730 Washington Boulevard—the site of the Hallmark Inn—regarding an armed individual with a knife.  Initial dispatch information stated that “someone was in the parking lot with a knife,” “the suspect was threatening to cut […]

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Group alleges Indiana GOP candidate, state trooper might be violating campaign finance laws

Group alleges Indiana GOP candidate, state trooper might be violating campaign finance laws

| October 10, 2016

Candidate William Stoney Vann never filed paperwork, could face 180 days in prison, $1,000 fine INDIANAPOLIS—Indiana State Trooper William Stoney Vann appears to be in violation of Indiana campaign finance laws. Mr. Vann is actively campaigning for the office of Johnson County Sheriff, yet never filed official paperwork, alleges members of Patriot Majority USA. Failure […]

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After recent police shootings, NNPA declares state of emergency in black community

After recent police shootings, NNPA declares state of emergency in black community

| October 10, 2016

By Freddie Allen (NNPA Newswire Managing Editor) WASHINGTON, D.C.—The recent extrajudicial killings of three black males, including a 13 year-old boy, have sparked protests across the country, and the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) has now declared a state of emergency in Black America. The NNPA, is a trade group that represents more than 200 […]

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Man shot at Fox Avenue

Man shot at Fox Avenue

| October 4, 2016

FORT WAYNE—At approximately 12:05 a.m., Oct. 10, officers with the Fort Wayne Police Department responded to the 2700 block of Fox Avenue in reference to a report of shots fired in the area. As officers and paramedics arrived on the scene, they located an adult male laying outside near the street suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. […]

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Woman arrested at ‘Spice’ lab, children removed from home

Woman arrested at ‘Spice’ lab, children removed from home

| October 2, 2016

FORT WAYNE—At approximately 3:52 p.m., Sept. 20, the Fort Wayne Fire Department received a call of a house fire in basement in the 2100 block of West Main Street.  The Fort Wayne Police Department assisted the Fort Wayne Fire Department with an investigation of the house fire.  A male subject was reported to have fled […]

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