Crime & Safety

Man found dead at local inn

Man found dead at local inn

| January 18, 2017

FORT WAYNE—At approximately 10:55 a.m., Jan. 10, Fort Wayne police responded to the Country Hearth Inn and Suites, 2908 Goshen Road, on a report that a male had been shot in one of the rooms there. Once on scene, officers found an unresponsive male down in room 121. Medic and fire personnel determined the male […]

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Woman found shot to death in alley

Woman found shot to death in alley

| January 18, 2017

FORT WAYNE—At approximately 9:19 p.m., Jan. 11, the Fort Wayne Police Department responded to several reports of gunshots in the 2100 block of Sherman Boulevard. A caller also reported seeing a person lying in the alley in rear of a home. Officers arrived and located a woman suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. She was initially […]

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Beware of community thief

Beware of community thief

| January 10, 2017

FORT WAYNE—Fort Wayne police want to warn citizens of a theft that continues to be perpetrated by a male theft suspect. The suspect will approach victims under the pretense that he needs to use their phone, has been locked out of his house or is looking for his grandmother’s home. He also will indicate that […]

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Woman critically injured in Walmart accident

Woman critically injured in Walmart accident

| January 10, 2017

FORT WAYNE—At about 10:45 a.m., Dec. 28, Fort Wayne police responded to the report of a pedestrian being struck by a passenger vehicle in the parking lot of the Walmart located at 10105 Lima Road. Once on scene, officers found an unresponsive adult female down in the parking lot. She was transported to a local […]

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Man wounded in Adams Street shooting

Man wounded in Adams Street shooting

| January 5, 2017

FORT WAYNE—At approximately 6:03 p.m., Dec. 29, the Fort Wayne Police Department responded to a report of a person shot on Adams Street just north of Drexel Avenue. Officers arrived and located an adult male suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. The male was determined to be in critical condition on the scene, and was […]

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Women killed in Lima Road traffic accident

Women killed in Lima Road traffic accident

| January 1, 2017

FORT WAYNE—At approximately 12 p.m., Dec. 28, the Fort Wayne Police Department responded to the intersection of Lima Road and Progress Road on multiple reports of a two vehicle accident. Upon arrival, officers observed two vehicles in the intersection—both with heavy damage. A victim was pinned in the front passenger seat requiring firefighters to utilize […]

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Fort Wayne NAACP, Urban League report joint success on violence in Black Community

Fort Wayne NAACP, Urban League report joint success on violence in Black Community

| December 28, 2016

Interview with Larry Gist, president of Fort Wayne Branch NAACP By Eric D. Hackley ERIC HACKLEY: Concerning the issue of black on black violence, what exactly happened between you and the Allen County Prosecutor’s Office? LARRY GIST: During this past summer, we challenged the prosecutor for failing to do her job.  Since there had been […]

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Man arrested on Evard Road for alleged heroin sales

Man arrested on Evard Road for alleged heroin sales

| December 21, 2016

FORT WAYNE—At approximately 8:11 a.m., Dec. 20, members of the Fort Wayne Police Department Vice & Narcotics Division, along with members of the FWPD Emergency Services Team served a search warrant at 5428 Evard Road.  Detectives had received information that someone at this address had been dealing heroin, conducted an investigation into heroin dealing and […]

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Man apprehended after armed standoff on Columbia Avenue

Man apprehended after armed standoff on Columbia Avenue

| December 16, 2016

FORT WAYNE—At approximately 9:43 p.m., Dec. 15, officers with the Fort Wayne Police Department responded to a house in the 1100 block of Columbia Avenue on a reported disturbance. A woman called 911 requesting assistance from police. As officers arrived, the womsn exited the house and an adult male began yelling at police. The man […]

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Suicidal man safely brought out of home

Suicidal man safely brought out of home

| December 13, 2016

FORT WAYNE—At approximately 11:10 a.m., Dec. 9, Fort Wayne police responded to 4922 Stony Run Court on the report of a male subject threatening suicide. Officers arrived and were met by family members who indicated that the subject was in the home threatening to commit suicide by unknown means. Officers attempted to establish contact with […]

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