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Fort Wayne area police briefs

Thursday, February 21, 2013 - 9:08 am

Victim stabbed 14 times

One man is in custody and two others are in a Fort Wayne hospital after a Wednesday night stabbing near Warsaw.

Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Department deputies and emergency staff responded to a 9-1-1 call on a possible shooting at 9:03 p.m. in the Suburban Acres Mobile Home Park, in the 3600 block of N. County Road 175 East, according to a news release from sheriff’s spokesman 1st Sgt. Chad Hill.

Officers found a victim, identified as Ruben Enciso, 39, who had about 14 stab wounds. As the Leesburg/Plain Township Fire Department were establishing a landing zone for the Parkview Samaritan helicopter, they found a second victim, identified as Hugo Alvarado, 33, of Milford, lying in a ditch area about 150 feet from the stabbing scene. He had an apparent leg fracture and contusion to his head.

Enciso and Alvarado were taken to Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne as officers and K-9 units from multiple agencies searched for the suspect, who was identified as Juan Carlos Alvarado, 25, of Milford, according to Hill.

Detectives said both Alvarado brothers had arrived at the residence earlier and confronted Enciso in a back bedroom where he was subsequently stabbed during a domestic dispute, according to Hill.

At around 12:37 a.m., the sheriff’s department got a tip that Juan Alvarado might be in the 300 block of North Columbia Street in Warsaw, about three blocks from the sheriff’s department.

Deputies arrested him without incident. He was taken to the Kosciusko County Jail and preliminarily charged with felony attempted murder with a knife. Officers obtained a search warrant for the Columbia Street residence and found the knife they believe was used in the stabbing, along with other evidence from the crime scene as well as small amount of marijuana, according to Hill.

Ruben Enciso was listed in serious condition this morning, while Hugo Alvarado was in fair condition.

Potential charges against Hugo Alvarado will be forwarded to the Kosciusko County Prosecutor’s Office because he allegedly prevented occupants in the mobile home from leaving or calling emergency assistance after Enciso was stabbed, according to Hill.

Escaped DeKalb County prisoner found in Fort Wayne

A DeKalb County prisoner who escaped from custody in Auburn while being taken to the county jail was found in Fort Wayne on Wednesday night. Meanwhile, officials are investigating why proper transport procedures weren't followed.

In a news release issued late Wednesday night, the DeKalb County Sheriff's Department said missing escaped inmate Shelby Riedel was captured at 7:30 p.m. in Fort Wayne. Riedel had been missing since around 2:30 p.m. Wednesday when county transport officers were taking multiple inmates from court to the jail.

All inmates were handcuffed and chained together. While approaching the jail intake door inmate Shelby Riedel slipped her handcuffs and ducked around a corner of the jail. Riedel fled westbound on 9th Street, according to the release.

The Sheriff's Department worked with the Auburn Police Department, the Indiana State Police, and the DeKalb County Department of Homeland Security to search unsuccessfully for Riedel. Police later received a tip that Riedel was picked up and taken to a motel in Fort Wayne. The Fort Wayne Police Department responded to the motel, but Riedel had left before their arrival, according to the release. A warrant has been issued for her arrest. Riedel was in jail on two drug charges, according to the release.

Departmental procedures for transporting inmates back and forth from court were not followed, and the sheriff's department is investigating why, according to the release.