Crime & Safety

18-year-old 17th homicide victim of the year

18-year-old 17th homicide victim of the year

| July 5, 2016

FORT WAYNE—At approximately 4:45 p.m., June 27, officers with the Fort Wayne Police Department responded to 3300 block of Diplomat Drive on a “problem unknown” call. Once on scene they were met in the parking lot by a woman who pointed out apartment 3353 where she indicated a male was down inside. Officers entered the […]

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Woman critical after driveby shooting

Woman critical after driveby shooting

| June 21, 2016

FORT WAYNE—At approximately 12:08 p.m., June 14, Fort Wayne police responded to the report of a shooting located at 4507 Anthony Wayne Drive. On arrival, officers entered the home and found a woman suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. The victim, later identified as 50-year-old Maria Ramirez, was transported from the scene to a local […]

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Teen found shot in alley

Teen found shot in alley

| June 21, 2016

FORT WAYNE—At approximately 4:21 p.m., June 15, officers with the Fort Wayne Police Department responded to the area of Avondale and Baxter Street in regards to a shooting. A person called police advising that she heard gunshots and found a male lying in the alley with gunshot wounds.  Officers responded to the area and located a […]

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Man taken in for pyschological evaluation after asking seven-year-old to shoot him

Man taken in for pyschological evaluation after asking seven-year-old to shoot him

| June 21, 2016

FORT WAYNE—At approximately 1:02 p.m., June 18, officers responded to a report of an armed subject at 10800 Patrician Place. Preliminary information indicates that the complainant party called police in regards to her husband having a gun.  She told officials that her husband pointed the gun at himself and attempted to get his seven-year-old stepson […]

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FWPD asking assistance in identifying robbery suspect

FWPD asking assistance in identifying robbery suspect

| June 12, 2016

FORT WAYNE—Officials with the Fort Wayne Police Department are asking the public’s assistance and identifying a suspect captured in surveillance photos during a recent robbery attempt which occurred May 31, 2016. According to police reports, at approximately 12:17 a.m., May 31, an officer responded to the Phillips 66 located at 249 E. Rudisill Blvd. regarding […]

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Bogus jury duty calls surface In Allen County

Bogus jury duty calls surface In Allen County

| June 12, 2016

Court does not make phone calls, demand payments for missed jury duty ALLEN COUNTY—A persistent scam involving phone calls claiming that the recipient has missed jury duty and owes a fine have surfaced again in Allen County. The calls have been reported this week and originate from a 260 area code telephone number. An individual […]

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Several injured, one critically, in Anthony crash

Several injured, one critically, in Anthony crash

| June 12, 2016

FORT WAYNE—At approximately 12 a.m., June 12, the City of Fort Wayne Police Department responded to the 6900 block of South Anthony Boulevard in reference to a vehicle crash with injuries. Officers arrived on scene and observed the crash involved a two vehicle rollover crash.  A Ford Mustang and a Dodge Caliber were the vehicles […]

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Child killed when father backs up car

Child killed when father backs up car

| June 12, 2016

FORT WAYNE—At approximately 3:50 p.m., June 8, Fort Wayne police responded to the report of a child being struck in the 300 block of Darrow Avenue. Once on scene along with fire and medic personnel the victim was quickly determined to be in critical condition and was rushed to a local hospital where she was […]

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Juvenile shot in Winter Street area

Juvenile shot in Winter Street area

| June 12, 2016

FORT WAYNE—At approximately 10:54 p.m., June 4, officers with the City of Fort Wayne Police Department responded to multiple reports of gun shots in the area of 3200 Winter Street. Several callers reported hearing multiple gun shots, and then reported a vehicle had struck a house in the block. Officers arrived and located shell casings […]

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Killing Dylann Roof won’t kill white supremacy

Killing Dylann Roof won’t kill white supremacy

| June 12, 2016

By Julianne Malveaux (NNPA News Wire Columnist) Dylann Roof, the unrepentant racist who killed nine people at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, S.C. is, without question, a monster. He prayed with people before reciting racist cants and annihilating people. After his heinous acts, it was discovered that he was a rabid racist who […]

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