Crime & Safety

Man killed in car, Jeep crash

Man killed in car, Jeep crash

| April 26, 2016

FORT WAYNE—At approximately 5:29 p.m., April 21, the City of Fort Wayne Police Department responded to the intersection of Ludwig Road and Huguenard Road in reference to a vehicle crash with injuries. Officers arrived on scene and observed the crash involved a passenger car and a Jeep.  Both drivers—sole occupants in each vehicle—were conscious when officers […]

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Armed, barricaded suspect peacefully taken into custody

Armed, barricaded suspect peacefully taken into custody

| April 26, 2016

FORT WAYNE—At approximately 11:38 a.m., April 24, officers with the Fort Wayne Police Department responded to a residence located in the 3700 block of Warsaw Street in reference to a domestic disturbance involving an individual armed with a weapon. As officers arrived on the scene, they spoke with people who exited the residence who confirmed that […]

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Walmart employee killed in truck accident

Walmart employee killed in truck accident

| April 18, 2016

FORT WAYNE—At approximately 8 a.m., April 11, Fort Wayne police responded to a report of an individual that was struck by a truck in the parking lot of the Walmart store located at 10420 Maysville Road. Once on scene, officers found an unresponsive man down in the parking lot. Medics and fire personnel pronounced the […]

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Shooting victim dropped off at local hospital

Shooting victim dropped off at local hospital

| April 11, 2016

FORT WAYNE—At approximately 3:46 a.m., April 8, the City of Fort Wayne Police Department responded to 2200 Randallia Drive, the site of Parkview Hospital, in reference to a shooting victim arriving at the emergency room. The victim reportedly walked into the emergency room and appeared to be suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. A physician […]

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Man surrenders on warrants after barricading himself in Holton home

Man surrenders on warrants after barricading himself in Holton home

| April 11, 2016

FORT WAYNE—At approximately 11:10 a.m., April 5, officers with the Fort Wayne Police Department’s Gang and Violent Crimes Unit attempted to apprehend Emmanuel D. Freeman at his residence on Holton Avenue on two active warrants. Once on scene, officers learned that Freeman was in the residence but refused to come out. Others who were in […]

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Suspects sought in computer thefts at two Walmarts

Suspects sought in computer thefts at two Walmarts

| April 11, 2016

FORT WAYNE—Fort Wayne Police Detectives are requesting the public’s assistance in identifying the two shoplifting suspect captured in a store surveillance photograph. The suspects are allegedly responsible for the theft of more than $2,600 worth of computer equipment from two different Wal-Mart Stores here locally. According to a report filed by an investigating Fort Wayne […]

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Criminal justice reform snagged in campaign politics

Criminal justice reform snagged in campaign politics

| April 5, 2016

By Dee Hunter, Urban News Service Planned reforms to federal drug and sentencing laws that imprisoned many African-Americans have become locked up by election-year politics. “The cost of incarceration and a growing awareness of the problems with mandatory minimum sentences have created a diverse coalition calling for reforms,” said Kevin Ring, of Families Against Mandatory […]

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Suspect in AutoZone shooting killed in gunbattle with police

Suspect in AutoZone shooting killed in gunbattle with police

| April 4, 2016

FORT WAYNE—At approximately 9:38 p.m., March 20, officers with the Fort Wayne Police and Indiana State Police Departments responded to the AutoZone store located in the 300 block of East Rudisill in reference to an individual armed with a gun firing shots at this location. As officers arrived on the scene, they located an individual […]

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Two dead from overdose of synthetic benzodiazepine; another hospitalized

Two dead from overdose of synthetic benzodiazepine; another hospitalized

| April 4, 2016

Drug masquerades as Xanax, officials warn FORT WAYNE—At approximately 12 p.m., March 31, Fort Wayne Police Department Vice and Narcotics Detectives were alerted to a drug overdose case involving a person who had taken a synthetic benzodiazepine. The victim, a male white, 18 years old, admitted to having taken a drug that was reported to […]

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16 year old found suffering from gunshot in alley dies

16 year old found suffering from gunshot in alley dies

| April 4, 2016

FORT WAYNE—At approximately 3:07 a.m., March 31, officers with the Fort Wayne Police Department responded to several reports of gunshots in the area of 500 E. Sherwood Terrace. While searching the area, an officer located a male down in the north/south alley just north of E. Sherwood Terrace, between Monroe St. and Warsaw St., appearing […]

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