Crime & Safety

AARP monthly meeting to feature identity theft presentation

AARP monthly meeting to feature identity theft presentation

| March 7, 2016

FORT WAYNE—The Allen County Chapter 187 of AARP is scheduled to hold its monthly free educational presentation at 2 p.m., April 7 at the Community Foundation, 555 East Wayne Street, Fort Wayne, at the corner of Wayne and Monroe streets. Bruce Mueller from the Office of the State Attorney General’s Office is scheduled to offer […]

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Man dead in house after domestic incident, barricade episode

Man dead in house after domestic incident, barricade episode

| March 7, 2016

FORT WAYNE—At approximately 5:40 p.m., March 3, the City of Fort Wayne Police Department responded to the 900 block of High Street in reference a domestic dispute. Initial reports indicate a husband and wife were arguing.  During the argument, the husband displayed a loaded handgun and pointed it at his wife.  The wife fled the […]

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Meth lab found at motel; two arrested

Meth lab found at motel; two arrested

| March 7, 2016

FORT WAYNE—At approximately 8:45 p.m., Feb. 29, officers of the Fort Wayne Police Department Emergency Services Team and the New Haven Police Department served a search warrant in connection to a methamphetamine investigation at a motel room at the Hometown Inn located at 6910 State Road 930 East. An active meth lab was located inside […]

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Could big data reduce prison population?

Could big data reduce prison population?

| March 2, 2016

Technology could prove as important as legislation By Eric Easter, Urban News Service Better use of technology and data could help solve the problem of mass incarceration. That’s one conclusion that can be drawn from the work of Steven Matthews, a technology consultant who, until recently, was chief information officer for the Illinois Department of Corrections. […]

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Three found dead in Lewis Street house

Three found dead in Lewis Street house

| March 2, 2016

FORT WAYNE—At approximately 5:30 p.m., Feb. 24, Fort Wayne police responded to 808 E. Lewis St. on a report of a “problem unknown” dispatch. Once on the scene. officers entered the residence and discovered three unresponsive males on the ground floor level of the home. All three were pronounced deceased at the scene by medics. […]

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Garry Hamilton to lead FWPD community relations division

Garry Hamilton to lead FWPD community relations division

| March 2, 2016

City’s first black police chief stepping down FORT WAYNE—Fort Wayne Mayor Tom Henry recently announced Police Chief Garry Hamilton will lead the Fort Wayne Police Department’s new community relations division effective Aug. 1. Hamilton will remain as police chief until Aug. 1, which will allow him to lead public safety efforts through the busiest time […]

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Hamilton will be missed as police chief

Hamilton will be missed as police chief

| March 2, 2016

We can say what other folks are thinking: Something doesn’t feel right about Brother Garry Hamilton stepping down as Fort Wayne police chief to take another job in the department. Call us suspicious; we prefer vigilant. We did not survive more than four centuries of oppression on this side of the world without being vigilant; […]

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Three sheriff’s officers receive County Service Awards

Three sheriff’s officers receive County Service Awards

| March 2, 2016

FORT WAYNE—Three members of the Allen County Sheriff’s Office were presented County Civil Service Awards by the Board of Commissioners during the board’s legislative session this morning. Officer Kenneth Litzenberg, an 11-year veteran of the department, was recognized for his efforts to rescue a motorist whose car went off the highway and flipped into a […]

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Card skimming device found in local gas station pump

Card skimming device found in local gas station pump

| February 24, 2016

FORT WAYNE—At approximately 1:51 p.m., Feb. 18, a Fort Wayne police officer responded to 2607 Goshen Road (Phil’s One Stop) in reference to a “found item” call. Prior to his arrival, dispatch advised the officer that an employee was performing maintenance on one of the fuel pumps and located a card skimming device installed. Upon arrival, […]

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Drug bust nets three arrests in Sycamore Hills area

Drug bust nets three arrests in Sycamore Hills area

| February 24, 2016

FORT WAYNE—Shortly before 5 p.m., Feb. 15, officers of the Fort Wayne Police Department Emergency Services Team and Detectives of the Vice & Narcotics Division served a narcotics related search warrant in the 1600 block of Sycamore Hill Parkway.  Three subjects were arrested at the scene. They are: • David Martin-Olivarez on charges of neglect […]

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