Crime & Safety

Man surrenders on warrants after barricading himself in Holton home

Man surrenders on warrants after barricading himself in Holton home

| April 11, 2016

FORT WAYNE—At approximately 11:10 a.m., April 5, officers with the Fort Wayne Police Department’s Gang and Violent Crimes Unit attempted to apprehend Emmanuel D. Freeman at his residence on Holton Avenue on two active warrants. Once on scene, officers learned that Freeman was in the residence but refused to come out. Others who were in […]

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Suspects sought in computer thefts at two Walmarts

Suspects sought in computer thefts at two Walmarts

| April 11, 2016

FORT WAYNE—Fort Wayne Police Detectives are requesting the public’s assistance in identifying the two shoplifting suspect captured in a store surveillance photograph. The suspects are allegedly responsible for the theft of more than $2,600 worth of computer equipment from two different Wal-Mart Stores here locally. According to a report filed by an investigating Fort Wayne […]

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Criminal justice reform snagged in campaign politics

Criminal justice reform snagged in campaign politics

| April 5, 2016

By Dee Hunter, Urban News Service Planned reforms to federal drug and sentencing laws that imprisoned many African-Americans have become locked up by election-year politics. “The cost of incarceration and a growing awareness of the problems with mandatory minimum sentences have created a diverse coalition calling for reforms,” said Kevin Ring, of Families Against Mandatory […]

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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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