Crime & Safety

Three adults, one juvenile arrested in meth raid

Three adults, one juvenile arrested in meth raid

| April 20, 2015

FORT WAYNE—Shortly after noon, on April 15, Officers of the FWPD Emergency Services Team and Detectives of the Vice and Narcotics Division served a search warrant at a residence located in the 4800 block of Smith Street in connection with a drug investigation. Officers found evidence of the onsite manufacture of methamphetamine as well as […]

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Facing ‘officer friendly’ while black

Facing ‘officer friendly’ while black

| April 19, 2015

By Lee A. Daniels NNPA Columnist Without the video, North Charleston, S.C. police officer Michael T. Slager would likely have gotten away with murder. Without the video, we wouldn’t see Officer Michael T. Slager have the, shall we say, presence of mind, to quickly retrieve what appears to be his Taser and plant it beside […]

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Arrest made in Big Al’s robbery, homicide

Arrest made in Big Al’s robbery, homicide

| April 15, 2015

FORT WAYNE—Police officials recently announced that they have made an arrest in a high profile murder case that occurred late last year outside a local business. On April 10, Fort Wayne police officials issued a statement saying that FWPD homicide detectives, with the assistance from the department’s Gang and Violent Crime Unit, have arrested 26 […]

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Michigan man thought shot, actually stabbed to death

Michigan man thought shot, actually stabbed to death

| April 14, 2015

FORT WAYNE—On April 9, officers with the Fort Wayne Police Department responded to the 1300 block of Greene Street in reference to a shooting investigation. As officers arrived on the scene, they located two victims, both initially thought to be suffering from gunshot wounds. Paramedics arrived on the scene and administered medical attention to the […]

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One dead, one injured in Greene Street shooting

One dead, one injured in Greene Street shooting

| April 10, 2015

FORT WAYNE—At approximately 10:30 p.m., April 9, officers with the Fort Wayne Police Department responded to the 1300 block of Greene Street in reference to a shooting investigation. As officers arrived on the scene, they located two victims suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. Paramedics arrived on the scene and administered medical attention to the victims before […]

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S.C. Cop charged with murder after shooting black man in back

S.C. Cop charged with murder after shooting black man in back

| April 9, 2015

By Barney Blakeney Special to the NNPA from The Charleston Chronicle CHARLESTON, S.C.–Leaders of local civil rights organizations had been taking a wait-and- see approach to the April 4 North Charleston police shooting death of 50-year-old Walter Scott, but voiced concern that Scott was unarmed when he was shot and that police said Scott had […]

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The Rev. Franklin Graham ignores racism

The Rev. Franklin Graham ignores racism

| April 8, 2015

By the Rev. Amos C. Brown NNPA Guest Columnist Easter was last Sunday, but Rev. the Franklin Graham is still wiping egg off his face. In an unintentionally insensitive Facebook post on March 12, the hugely influential white evangelist ignored the existence of racial bias by law enforcement in the U.S. by suggesting the easy […]

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Man arrested on felony warrant

Man arrested on felony warrant

| April 7, 2015

FORT WAYNE—At approximately 10:30 p.m., April 4 officers of the Fort Wayne Police Department were called to 1009 Buchanan St. on the city’s southeast side on Saturday night. Recovery agents from Markey Bonding had tracked down fugitive William Beamon, 22, of St. Louis Ave., to this address.  When they knocked, they heard his voice on […]

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Woman says ‘ugly looking’ man snatched purse at local bar

Woman says ‘ugly looking’ man snatched purse at local bar

| April 7, 2015

FORT WAYNE—The Fort Wayne Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the theft suspect captured in a surveillance photograph during a recent purse snatching at a local bar. According to a report, at approximately 1:16 a.m., a Fort Wayne police officer responded to 1420 Broadway, the Broadway Grill, in reference to a […]

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