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FWPD: Shooting with non-life threatening injuries

The Fort Wayne Police Department is investigating a shooting that occurred Friday, October 8th, 2021, at about 1:00 pm in the area of Clay and Madison Streets.

FWPD: Shooting Investigation, Ventura Lane

On September 28, 2021, at 11:51 PM, the Fort Wayne Police Department responded to the 1400 block of Ventura Lane in reference to someone suffering from gunshot wounds.

FWPD: Barricaded subject, Point West Drive

On September 28, 2021, at 7:21 PM, the Fort Wayne Police Department responded to a residence in the 2130 Point West Dr. in reference to a suicidal subject.

FWPD: Vehicle crash with life-threatening injuries

On September 24, 2021, at 7:16 PM, the Fort Wayne Police Department responded to the 5200 block of Stellhorn Road in reference to a vehicle crash with injuries.

FWPD: Barricaded Subject, Lillie Street

On September 11th, 2021, the Fort Wayne Police Department responded to a report of a burglary in progress which evolved into a barricaded subject incident.

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

City hiring School Crossing Guards

The Fort Wayne Police Department is hiring School Crossing Guards.

Trick-or-Treat hours announced

The Fort Wayne Police Department has announced this year's hours for Halloween's trick-or-treat tradition.

Violent and property crime down thus far in 2021

Today the City of Fort Wayne, Indiana, announced that violent crimes are down by 46.30 percent and property crimes are down 6 percent for the first seven months of 2021 as compared to data from the same 2020 timeframe.

FWFD accepting applications

Fort Wayne Fire Chief Eric Lahey today announced that the Fort Wayne Fire Department is accepting applications for their 94th Recruit Class.

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.

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.