Crime & Safety

Man arrested after suspected domestic altercation

Man arrested after suspected domestic altercation

| December 10, 2015

FORT WAYNE—At approximately 4:39 p.m, Dec. 5, officers with the Fort Wayne Police Department responded to a residence located in the 3900 block of North Clinton in reference to a 911 hang up call. As officers arrived on the scene, they spoke with a male and female outside of the residence. As officers were collecting information […]

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‘Join Our Gang’ group offers gathering on jobs, education, homeownership for those seeking way out of streets

‘Join Our Gang’ group offers gathering on jobs, education, homeownership for those seeking way out of streets

| December 8, 2015

FORT WAYNE—The word “gang” conjures up a host of negative connotations, particularly when it refers fortunes and fates of black youth in this community and nation. But, some months ago, a different kind of gang formed in Fort Wayne—one determined to cut a pathway to a better future for young people. And, they once again […]

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Community cries out for ‘No More Bloodshed!’ in Houston

Community cries out for ‘No More Bloodshed!’ in Houston

| December 4, 2015

Group addressing black-on-black violence, murders By Jeffrey L. Boney Special to the NNPA News Wire from the Houston Forward Times HOUSTON—According to national ratings (NeighborhoodScout.com) the neighborhood near Cullen and Scott in Houston’s Sunnyside is being considered the second most dangerous neighborhood in America. This past July, police were called out to investigate after a […]

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Two injured, one critically in accident near IPFW

Two injured, one critically in accident near IPFW

| December 4, 2015

FORT WAYNE—At approximately 6:37 a.m., Dec. 1, Fort Wayne police responded to the intersection of Stellhorn Road and Woodway Drive on the report of a motor vehicle accident with injury. Once on scene, officers found two vehicles involved—one being an IPFW unmarked police vehicle and the second a Dodge passenger car. The driver of the […]

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Police use teargas to drive agitated man with knife from bedroom

Police use teargas to drive agitated man with knife from bedroom

| November 29, 2015

FORT WAYNE—At approximately 1:32 p.m., Nov. 24, officers with the Fort Wayne Police Department responded to a residence located in the 6700 block of Redbud Drive in reference to a disturbance involving an individual armed with a knife. Officers arrived on the scene and observed a male inside the residence very agitated while armed with […]

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Pickup truck at center of four-vehicle crash near Paulding, Hessen Cassel crossing

Pickup truck at center of four-vehicle crash near Paulding, Hessen Cassel crossing

| November 29, 2015

FORT WAYNE—At approximately 6:09 p.m., Nov. 24, officers with the Fort Wayne Police Department responded to a four-vehicle traffic accident with parties injured at the intersection of Paulding Road and Hessen Cassel Road. Preliminary investigation indicates that a pickup truck was traveling at a high rate of speed east on Paulding Road  and clipped a […]

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Minneapolis police shoot, kill another unarmed black man

Minneapolis police shoot, kill another unarmed black man

| November 24, 2015

By Harry Colbert Jr. Special to the NNPA News Wire from Insight News Add Jamar Clark to the list. That was the sentiment of hundreds of protesters who have camped out in front of the Fourth District Precinct headquarters of the Minneapolis Police Department (MPD)—braving falling temperatures and constant rain—demanding answers for the early Sunday […]

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Man attacked outside bar

Man attacked outside bar

| November 24, 2015

FORT WAYNE—Fort Wayne police detectives need the public’s help in identifying the suspect captured in surveillance photographs. The suspect has a unique tattoo on the right side of his neck that might help spark someone’s knowledge of whom this might be. His physical description is included the accompanying incident report. At approximately 12:27 a.m., Sept. […]

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Potential robbery witnesses sought

Potential robbery witnesses sought

| November 24, 2015

FORT WAYNE—The three individuals captured in these surveillance photographs are potential “witnesses” to robbery that had taken place recently. The Fort Wayne Police Department needs the public’s help in identifying them. Anyone with information that can lead to their identities is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (260) 436-STOP (436-7867).

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Man found shot to death in Central Drive area

Man found shot to death in Central Drive area

| November 24, 2015

FORT WAYNE—At approximately 6:34 p.m., Nov. 21, Fort Wayne police officers responded to the area of 3200 Central Drive in reference to shots fired. Upon arrival, officers searched the area and located a silver passenger car that had multiple bullets holes in it.  After further inspection, an adult male was located inside the vehicle suffering […]

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