Crime & Safety

This year’s Three Rivers Festival arrest among lowest on record

This year’s Three Rivers Festival arrest among lowest on record

| July 26, 2016

FORT WAYNE—This year’s Three Rivers Festival  resulted in a total of five of arrests during the entire event—among the lowest numbers ever recorded for the event. This year’s arrest included: • Two for possession of controlled substances; • Two for trespassing, and • On on a warrant. Since it began in 1994, the Three Rivers […]

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Man found dead in truck; foul play not suspected

Man found dead in truck; foul play not suspected

| July 26, 2016

FORT WAYNE—At approximately 2:23 A.M., July 23, officers with the Fort Wayne Police department received a call for service regarding an unresponsive adult male, not breathing, in a blue Dodge pickup truck in the 800 block of Walnut St. The man was located in the cab area of the pickup truck laying across the seats. […]

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Man arrested after traffic stop, warrant search on home

Man arrested after traffic stop, warrant search on home

| July 26, 2016

FORT WAYNE—Shortly after 8 a.m., July 21,the Fort Wayne Police Department Emergency Services Team and Detectives of the Vice and Narcotics Division served a search warrant for narcotics in the 600 block of Third Street.  The target of the warrant, 39-year-old Marlon Cole, was taken into custody in a traffic stop, after he left the […]

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Man killed in motorcycle crash

Man killed in motorcycle crash

| July 26, 2016

FORT WAYNE—Officers with the Fort Wayne Police Department responded to the report of a motorcycle accident in the intersection of Hessen Cassel and Homedale Drive at approximately 5:15 p.m. , July 18. Once on scene they found an unresponsive man down in the intersection. He was pronounced dead by fire and medic personnel upon their […]

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Ending community violence requires long-term solutions

Ending community violence requires long-term solutions

| July 20, 2016

By Jonathan Ray Special to Frost Illustrated The recent shootings in Fort Wayne raises complex and confounding questions and in response many people have attempted to define the problem narrowly focused on symptoms rather than solution that cause community change. Focusing on changes that are solely focused on symptoms is like the story of the […]

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U.S. Marshals’ task force arrests man wanted for homicide

U.S. Marshals’ task force arrests man wanted for homicide

| July 19, 2016

FORT WAYNE—U.S. Marshals arrested Anfernee Brent, 21, who is wanted in Yazoo Co. Mississippi on first degree murder charges. Brent was apprehended this morning at a relative’s apartment on Harris Road.  The charges resulted from an alleged drug deal gone bad.  Brent was booked into the Allen Co. Jail and awaits the extradition process. The […]

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Barricaded man with knife arrested without incident

Barricaded man with knife arrested without incident

| July 19, 2016

FORT WAYNE—At approximately 11:22 p.m., July 4, officers with the Fort Wayne Police Department responded to a residence located in the 5300 block of Stony Run Lane in reference to a domestic battery that had just occurred. As officers arrived on the scene, they spoke with a woman who said a man that was inside […]

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Man dead after shooting, auto crash

Man dead after shooting, auto crash

| July 19, 2016

FORT WAYNE—At approximately 1:35 a.m., July 6, officers with the Fort Wayne Police Department responded to the 3400 block of Mckinnie Street in reference to a personal injury automobile accident. As officers arrived on the scene, they located a male adult inside the vehicle suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. Paramedics arrived on the scene and […]

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Victim critically injured in possible accidental shooting

Victim critically injured in possible accidental shooting

| July 19, 2016

FORT WAYNE—At approximately 2:27 a.m., July 7, officers with the Fort Wayne Police Department responded to a local hospital in reference to an individual who arrived suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. The individual was transported to the hospital by private means and was initially listed in serious condition but was later downgraded to critical […]

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Man dead in suspicious fire

Man dead in suspicious fire

| July 19, 2016

nueAt approximately 2:10 a.m., personnel from the Fort Wayne Fire Department and Fort Wayne Police Department responded to what was originally called in as a trash can on fire in the alley in rear of the 1000 block of Kinsmoor Ave. The caller then notified dispatch that there was also a person on fire. The […]

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