Crime & Safety

Man injured in crash of stolen car while fleeing police

Man injured in crash of stolen car while fleeing police

| August 14, 2017

FORT WAYNE—At approximately 9:49 p.m., Aug. 12, a Fort Wayne Police sergeant, while on routine patrol, observed a vehicle in the area of Maumee and Glasgow that was speeding and driving recklessly. The sergeant attempted to initiate a traffic stop at which time the vehicle proceeded to pull over  but as the officer stopped behind […]

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Man critically injured in motorcycle accident

Man critically injured in motorcycle accident

| August 11, 2017

FORT WAYNE—At approximately 8:02 p.m., Aug. 10 the Fort Wayne Police department responded to a reported motor vehicle accident in the 3200 block of E. Dupont Road involving a car and a motorcycle. Initial information provided to officers advised that the driver of the motorcycle was injured. Upon officers arrival on scene they located an […]

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Man found dead in car on Washington Boulevard

Man found dead in car on Washington Boulevard

| August 11, 2017

FORT WAYNE—At approximately 1:09 a.m., Aug. 4, officers responded to the 900 block of East Washington Boulevard in reference to reports of a subject slumped over in a wheelchair. Upon arrival, officers located an adult male victim suffering from apparent gunshot wounds outside of the building. paramedics arrived and pronounced the victim, later identified as […]

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Man dead on Lillie Street after shooting

Man dead on Lillie Street after shooting

| August 8, 2017

FORT WAYNE—At approximately 3:45 p.m., Aug. 31, the Fort Wayne Police Department responded to the 4100 block of Lillie Street in reference to a reported shooting. Upon officers arrival they located an adult male victim suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. Medical personnel arrived on scene and provided medical care to the victim. The victim […]

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Shooting victim found crashed into tree

Shooting victim found crashed into tree

| August 6, 2017

FORT WAYNE—At approximately 6:40 p.m., Aug. 3,the Fort Wayne Police Department responded to a reported vehicle that had crashed into a tree in the parking lot in the 400 block of Fairwick Lane. Upon officers arrival they located an adult male victim suffering from apparent gunshot wounds inside the vehicle. Paramedics arrived on scene and […]

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Woman shoot during Burger King robbery

Woman shoot during Burger King robbery

| July 26, 2017

FORT WAYNE—At approximately 1:16 a.m., July 25, the Fort Wayne Police Department was notified that an adult female had been taken by a private vehicle to a local hospital, suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. The woman initially was determined to be in critical condition, but was later upgraded to serious condition. Initial information indicates […]

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19-year-old found dead in car

19-year-old found dead in car

| July 25, 2017

FORT WAYNE—At approximately 11:49 p.m., July 22, officers with the Fort Wayne Police Department responded to the area of the 1200 block of Lillie Street after receiving several 911 calls advising of shots fired in the area. As officers arrived in the area, they located a male victim near the intersection of Lewis and Lillie suffering […]

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Cyclist critically injured in hit-skip incident

Cyclist critically injured in hit-skip incident

| July 21, 2017

FORT WAYNE—At approximately 12:35 a.m., July 20, Fort Wayne police responded to the intersection of Stellhorn Road and Oakhurst Drive on the report of a cyclist down. Upon their arrival officers found an unresponsive male down the victim of a hit-skip accident. Medics transported him to a local hospital where he remains in critical condition. […]

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Race or love gone bad: 15-year-old assaulted in what NAACP says is possible hate crime

Race or love gone bad: 15-year-old assaulted in what NAACP says is possible hate crime

| June 19, 2017

“Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned.”—Old English proverb Editor’s note and warning: The following story contains explicit language that can be deemed unsuitable for younger readers. Also, several juvenile names have been shielded to comply with privacy laws dealing with reporting on juveniles who might be involved in a criminal justice proceeding. NEW […]

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New Haven police chief responds to questions, issues surrounding Gardner assault case

New Haven police chief responds to questions, issues surrounding Gardner assault case

| June 19, 2017

NEW HAVEN, Ind.—New Haven Chief Henry D. McKinnon said that despite the impression that is circulating on social media regarding the recent assault on 15-year-old Jason Gardner, his department has been working continuously and diligently on the case. But, as he explained, the department is proceeding cautiously to ensure that justice is served on the […]

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