Public Safety News

Fort Wayne Police Department

FWPD: Vehicle/Bicycle Accident, Illinois and Hadley Roads

On Sunday, July 25, 2021, at 9:25 am, the Fort Wayne Police Department responded to the report of a bicyclist hit near the intersection of Hadley and Illinois Roads.

FWPD: Battery With Serious Bodily Injury

On July 21, 2021, at 10:43 PM, the Fort Wayne Police Department was dispatched to the 4200 block of Robinwood Drive in reference to an adult male with injuries to his head.

FWPD: Shooting Investigation, Main and Center Streets

On July 18, 2021, at 2:33 am, the Fort Wayne Police Department was dispatched to a call that a male had been shot at the intersection of Main and Center Streets.

FWPD: Barricaded Subjects, Russell Avenue

On July 18th, 2021, at 12:56 am, the Fort Wayne Police Department was dispatched to investigate the report of a male who had made threats to shoot another male in the 700 block of Russell Avenue.

FWPD: Pedestrian/Vehicle Accident, Lawton Park

On July 17, 2021, at 6:36 pm, the Fort Wayne Police Department responded to Fourth Street, in front of Lawton Park, in reference to a vehicle accident involving a 4yr old boy.

Fort Wayne Fire Department

FWFD: House fire, West Oakdale Drive

The Fort Wayne Fire Department responded to a reported house fire on July 19, 2021, at 4:14 am in the 700 block of West Oakdale Drive.

FWFD: House fire, Brandriff Street

The Fort Wayne Fire Department responded to the 300 block of Brandriff Street on the report of a house fire on July 14, 2021, at 5:09 pm.

FWFD: House fire, Leith Street

The Fort Wayne Fire Department responded to a reported house fire in the 500 block of Leith Street on July 4, 2021, at 1:07 pm.

FWFD: House fire, Fairfield Avenue

The Fort Wayne Fire Department responded to the report of a house fire in the 5100 block of Fairfield Avenue on June 29, 2021, at 6:55 pm.

FWFD: House fire, Salge Drive

The Fort Wayne Fire Department was dispatched to the 6100 block of Salge Drive on June 16, 2021, at 10:32 pm on the report of a house fire.

Allen County Coroner

Coroner: 19th, 20th, 21st, and 22nd 2021 Allen County Homicides

The Allen County Coroner has ruled the deaths of four family members found on Gay Street as the 19th, 20th, 21st, and 22nd 2021 Allen County Homicides.

Coroner: 18th 2021 Allen County Homicide

The Allen County Coroner has ruled the death of Candiace Marie Lay on May 22, 2021, as the 18th 2021 Allen County homicide.

Coroner: 17th 2021 Allen County Homicide

The Allen County Coroner has ruled the beating death of a 17-month-old child on May 17, 2021, the 16th 2021 Allen County homicide.

Coroner: 2021 16th Allen County Homicide

The Allen County Coroner has identified the 16th 2021 Allen County Homicide victim in this morning's Death Investigation at the Suburban Inn as Tiffany I. Ferris.

Coroner: 15th 2021 Allen County Homicide

The Allen County Coroner has identified the 15th 2021 Allen County Homicide victim in this morning's Death Investigation on St. Marys Avenue as Daelon Christopher Locke.

Allen County Sheriff

Mortgage Foreclosure Sales postponed

According to the Allen Superior Court order, the Allen County Sheriff's Department is postponing all mortgage foreclosure sales until further notice.

1980 County murders solved

Confessed Nationwide Serial Killer Samuel Little 79, has claimed responsibility for two 1980 Allen County Homicides.

Sheriff starts new Inmate Work Crew

Allen County Sheriff David J. Gladieux has implemented a new Inmate Work Crew Program which is comprised of low-risk inmates currently in custody at the Allen County Jail.

Local Police – March Enforcement Campaign

The Allen County Traffic Safety Partnership today announced they will increase education and enforcement around dangerous and impaired driving in March.
Allen County Sheriff logo

Allen County Sheriff’s Department hiring

The Allen County Sheriff's Department has begun its recruiting process.

Public Safety News Releases

FWFD: House fire, Red Haw Drive

The Fort Wayne Fire Department was dispatched on a reported house fire called in by a neighbor in the 6900 block of Red Haw Drive at 10:54 am on July 20, 2021.

FWPD: Three Rivers Festival arrests for 2021

The Fort Wayne Police Department reports there were no arrests made at this year's Three Rivers Festival, which concluded Saturday night.

ISP targets Move Over/Slow Down Law violations starting Sunday – 7/18/2021

The Indiana State Police will be targeting drivers violating Indiana's Move Over/Slow Down law, July 18, 2021, to July 24, 2021.

FWFD Local Pension Board meeting – 7/15/2021

Public notice of a public meeting of the Fort Wayne Fire Department Local Pension Board of Trustees.

FWPD: Water Department scam targeting elderly

The Fort Wayne Police Department is warning of a new scam hitting the area targeting the elderly.

Wanted Suspects

Bart Brandon Ely

FWPD: A Person of Interest in this morning’s bank robbery

The Fort Wayne Police Department is requesting the public’s help with locating Bart Brandon Ely, a person of interest possibly connected with the Old National Bank robbery today.
Cohen Bennett Hancz-Barron

FWPD: BOLO – armed and extremely dangerous suspect

Fort Wayne Police are looking for 21-year-old Cohen Bennett Hancz-Barron.

FWPD: Terry Smith Jr. Arrested – 5/13/2021

Notification from the Fort Wayne Police Department regarding the arrest of suspect Terry Smith in the murder of Tiffany I. Ferris at the Suburban Inn on May 10, 2021.

FWPD: Marina Zrnic sought in 3rd Street homicides

The Fort Wayne Police Department is looking for Marina Zrnic who is a Person of Interest in the Third Street double homicide on April 20, 2021.

FWPD: Suspect in fatal Easter morning hit-skip

The FWPD's FACT investigators are trying to identify the subject in the attached photos in reference to the fatal hit-skip vehicle accident on East morning.