Crime & Safety

Four-, five-year-old boys poisoned by drugs possibly found on Millbrook Drive

Four-, five-year-old boys poisoned by drugs possibly found on Millbrook Drive

| April 9, 2017

FORT WAYNE—At approximately 2:15 p.m., April 5, Fort Wayne police responded to a residence in the 5800 block of Bunt Drive to assist medics with what was being reported as a possible drug overdose involving a five-year-old boy. On scene, officers learned that medics were transporting a five-year-old to a local hospital on the suspicion […]

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Three dead in wake of double homicide, suicide

Three dead in wake of double homicide, suicide

| April 5, 2017

FORT WAYNE—At approximately 8:55 p.m., March 27, officers with the Fort Wayne Police Department responded to a report of a shooting at the 900 block of Pemberton Drive.  Upon arrival, Officers located a green Ford Explorer with bullet holes on the drivers side of the vehicle, left in the middle of the roadway abandoned. Witnesses […]

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Mother in battle with housing complex over unfair treatment

Mother in battle with housing complex over unfair treatment

| March 28, 2017

Hamilton Pointe managers accused of neglect, harassment “Knowledge is power. Information is liberating. Education is the premise of progress, in every society, in every family.”—Kofi Annan FORT WAYNE—Education is the key to the promise of a better future. That’s a lesson local mother Alicia Royal has taken to heart. Acting on that, Royal uprooted her […]

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Man threatens suicide behind barricade

Man threatens suicide behind barricade

| March 23, 2017

FORT WAYNE—At approximately 7:27 a.m., March 18, officers with the Fort Wayne Police Department  responded to a residence located in the 6800 block of Raintree Road in reference to a subject that had posted messages on social media threatening suicide. Officers on the scene attempted to make contact with the subject by telephone and knocking […]

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Two shot in Lafayette Street alley

Two shot in Lafayette Street alley

| March 22, 2017

FORT WAYNE—At approximately 9:10p.m., March 13, the Fort Wayne Police Department responded to a report of a shooting in the rear alley of the 2500 block of S. Lafayette Street. Officers arrived and located an adult male in the alley suffering from an apparent gunshot wound, who was determined to be in critical condition. While […]

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Woman critical after Hadley Road crash

Woman critical after Hadley Road crash

| March 21, 2017

FORT WAYNE—At approximately 7:16 p.m., March 13, the Fort Wayne Police Department responded to a report of a single vehicle crash in the 2300 block of S. Hadley Road. Officers arrived and located an SUV down in the embankment, with what appeared to be at least one female occupant. The female occupant was both pinned […]

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Former FWPD Assistant Chief David Coleman passes on at 65

Former FWPD Assistant Chief David Coleman passes on at 65

| March 16, 2017

CHARLOTTE, North Carolina—A former Fort Wayne community advocate, who made his mark in the world of law enforcement, has made his transition. Former Fort Wayne Police Department Assistant Chief David Allen Coleman Sr. passed away Wednesday, March 8, 2017 in Charlotte, North Carolina. Born April 23, 1951, in Indianapolis, David Coleman was the eldest child […]

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Standoff resolved after multi-county vehicle pursuit

Standoff resolved after multi-county vehicle pursuit

| March 14, 2017

FORT WAYNE—At approximately 9:28 p.m., Fort Wayne/Allen County communications was notified of a vehicle pursuit that was eastbound on U.S. 30 approaching Allen County. Syracuse, Indiana police officers, Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Department deputies, and Whitley County deputies were in pursuit of a stolen vehicle.  A Syracuse police officer tried to pull the vehicle over in […]

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Police investigate ‘suspicious’ death on Wiebke Street

Police investigate ‘suspicious’ death on Wiebke Street

| March 14, 2017

FORT WAYNE—At approximately 9:19 a.m., March 11, officers with the Fort Wayne Police Department responded to a home in the 400 block of Wiebke Street to assist paramedics with an unconscious person. Upon arrival, police and medics located a deceased adult male inside this home. Initial information indicates a resident came downstairs, and located the […]

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Fort Wayne Police Department opens online application process

Fort Wayne Police Department opens online application process

| March 7, 2017

FORT WAYNE—The Fort Wayne Police Department has opened the “online” application process accepting those individuals that are presently full time commissioned police officers looking to lateral to the Fort Wayne Police Department and for those individuals that are looking to apply “online” for our basic recruit class. The “online” application process will close Monday, May […]

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