Public Safety News

Fort Wayne Police Department

Traffic Alert: Portion of East Wayne Street to be closed tomorrow

A section of East Wayne Street between Glasgow Avenue and South Anthony Boulevard will close on Tuesday, September 6, 2022, at 7:30 a.m.

FWPD: Shooting Investigation, Picadilly Circle

On July 6, 2022, at approximately 11:00 am, Fort Wayne Police Officers responded to the 500 block of Picadilly Circle regarding an unknown problem.

Update on North Anthony Boulevard partial closure

A small portion of Lake Avenue has lane restrictions for a Trail Project so the stormwater detour will use State Boulevard.

Traffic Alert: North Anthony Boulevard partial closure

To make stormwater improvements in the North Anthony Area neighborhood, lane restrictions and a road closure will begin on Monday, April 18, 2022, on North Anthony Boulevard between Berry Street and Lake Avenue.

FWPD Update: Suicide/Police Action Shooting on Hickory Tree Road

Fort Wayne Police Department update on the suicide/Police Action shooting in the 10500 block of Hickory Tree Road on Saturday, January 1, 2022.

Fort Wayne Fire Department

FWFD: Mobile home fire, Wells Street

The Fort Wayne Fire Department responded to a reported structure fire at 3126 Wells Lot 28 on September 29, 2021, at 6:45 pm.

FWFD: House fire, Ridgeway Drive

On September 24, 2021, at 7:02 pm, the Fort Wayne Fire Department was dispatched to a possible house fire in the 2900 block of Ridgeway Drive.

FWFD: Dollar General fire, St. Joe Center Road

The Fort Wayne Fire Department responded to a reported fire in the Dollar General at 3201 St. Joe Center Road on September 23, 2021, at 12:40 pm.

FWFD: House Fire, West Dewald Street

The Fort Wayne Fire Department was dispatched to a possible house fire in the 400 block of Dewald Street at 6:15 am.

FWFD: Apartment Fires, Hobson Road

The Fort Wayne Fire Department was dispatched to a reported apartment building fire in the area of Lake Avenue and Hobson Road on September 15, 2021, at 7:00 pm.

Allen County Coroner

Coroner: Person found along a railroad elevation identified

The autopsy has been completed and notification has been made to the next of kin for the male victim that was found on the railroad elevation near Hoagland Avenue and Melita Street, in Fort Wayne, Indiana, on June 14, 2021.

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.

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.
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Allen County Sheriff’s Department hiring

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

Public Safety News Releases

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Allen County Jail Feasibility Study subject of Public Hearing

A feasibility study on the future of the Allen County Jail will be the subject of a public hearing on Friday.

FWPD: Winter travel safety tips

The Fort Wayne Police Department offers the following safety tips for winter travel.

ISP Fort Wayne Post welcomes new K-9 Team

The Indiana State Police Fort Wayne Post welcomes to their rank and file a new patrol K-9 team, as Trooper Anthony Repass and K-9 partner (Buck) graduated yesterday from the Indiana State Police K-9 Academy in Indianapolis.

FWPD: Fatal Shooting/Stabbing Investigation, Point West Drive

On November 10, 2021, at 1:23 AM, the Fort Wayne Police Department responded to the 2100 block of Point West Drive, West Wind Apartments, in reference to an unknown problem.
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ISP: “Safe Family Travel” Holiday Patrols update

Indiana State Police enforcement patrols over the Thanksgiving holiday kept troopers busy in northeast Indiana.

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.