Crime & Safety

Two wounded in apparent shootout

Two wounded in apparent shootout

| March 20, 2016

FORT WAYNE—At approximately 10:50 p.m., March 17, officers with the Fort Wayne Police Department responded to a call of shots fired in the 4700 block of Bowser Avenue. Officers canvassed the area and located a black Dodge car that crashed into a parked red pontiac vehicle in the 4500 block of Oliver Street.  The male […]

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Man passes counterfeit $100 bills at CVS

Man passes counterfeit $100 bills at CVS

| March 20, 2016

FORT WAYNE—Fort Wayne police officials are asking for assistance in identifying a subject captured in surveillance photos passing four counterfeit $100 bills at the CVS located at 2802 E. State Blvd., on March 3. Anyone with information that could lead to the identification and/or whereabouts of the subject is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at […]

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Victim Assistance, FWPD to honor crime victims, surviving families in April

Victim Assistance, FWPD to honor crime victims, surviving families in April

| March 15, 2016

FORT WAYNE—April 10 through April 16, 2016, marks National Crime Victims’ Rights Week. Communities throughout the nation will rally to honor and support victims of crime. This year’s theme is“Serving Victims. Building Trust Restoring Hope.” National Crime Victims’ Rights Week provides a time of nationwide remembrance, reflection and re-commitment for crime victims and those who […]

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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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