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Fort Wayne police and court briefs

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Tuesday, October 22, 2013 12:01 am
A man accidentally shot himself in his right buttock while re-holstering his Glock 9mm outside a pet store, according to a Fort Wayne Police Department report .A police officer responded at around 2:45 p.m. Friday to Lutheran hospital on report of an accidental shooting victim, according to the officer's report. The man, who has a lifetime Indiana carry permit, was placing his gun back into the holster when he accidentally discharged it. The bullet went into his right buttock, at a straight angle down, exiting at the bottom of the buttock. The man said the round had put a hole in the pavement.

The incident occurred in the handicap spot in front of Bill's Pet Store on West Jefferson Boulevard. The victim drove himself to a hospital emergency room.The Papa John's at 1517 Goshen Ave. was robbed at around 11:25 p.m. Saturday.

According to a report from the Fort Wayne Police Department, an officer responded to an armed robbery call at that location. He was told the robber was a tall white man wearing all-dark clothing and a mask. The man had come through the door while pointing a gun, the officer was told. Behind him was a woman wearing a mask.

The employees said the man did all the talking and told one of them to get the money out of the office. They complied and gave the man the money in a blue bank bag. The couple then ran out the front door.

The employees said they thought the gun was possibly a semi-automatic.A couple face charges in connection with a methamphetamine operation.

Danny R. Wilson, 35, and Sara A. Powell, 30, both of the 5300 block of North Clinton Street, have been arrested and charged in Allen Superior Court in reference to the manufacture of methamphetamine.

Wilson has been charged with dealing in methamphetamine, a Class B felony; possession of chemical reagents or precursors with intent to manufacture, a Class D felony; and dumping controlled substance waste, a Class D felony. Powell has been charged with maintaining a common nuisance, a Class D felony, and both have been charged with possession of paraphernalia, a Class A misdemeanor.

According to court documents, surveillance by Fort Wayne Police Detective Jeff Ripley led to the arrest of the couple. On Oct 8 check of the National Precursor Log Exchange, a data system that records purchases of over-the-counter cold and allergy medicine that can be used to make meth, discovered Wilson had made a purchase of pseudoephedrine. The detective conducted surveillance on the couple's apartment and could smell the odor of chemicals commonly associated with cooking methamphetamine. He also noted the blinds were drawn. Later that same day he witnessed Wilson dump a back of trash in an apartment bin. After retrieving the bag the detective discovered 20 items commonly used in the manufacture of methamphetamine, according to court documents.

At around 8:50 p.m. Oct 15, members of the Fort Wayne Police Departments Emergency Services team along with members of the Fort Wayne Methamphetamine Suppression Unit served a search warrant. During the search they found numerous items used in the manufacture of methamphetamine, including a half-empty 32-ounce bottle of muriatic acid and a blue cup containing a coffee filter that tested positive for pseudoephedrine, according to court documents.


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