FWPD detective arrested for OWI

A Fort Wayne Police Department detective appeared in misdemeanor court Thursday morning to answer to two OWI charges.

Stacey M. Jenkins, 48, of the 7200 block of Allenbrook Boulevard, was arrested Wednesday morning for operating a vehicle while intoxicated and operating a vehicle with an alcohol concentration equivalent to at least .08 but less than .15, according to court documents.

According to the probable-cause affidavit, an officer found Jenkins sleeping in his vehicle at 3:42 a.m. Wednesday at Maplecrest Road and Georgetown North. The officer noted Jenkins was swaying as he walked. While Jenkins appeared to have watery and bloodshot eyes, his speech was good and he was cooperative.

A chemical breath test administered at 5:08 a.m. Wednesday indicated a 0.101 percent blood-alcohol content and another at 5:15 a.m. indicated a 0.096 percent blood-alcohol content.

Fort Wayne Police Chief Steve Reed announced that he placed Jenkins on paid administrative leave until the Board of Public Safety convenes to determine the next course of action in Jenkins’ employment. <br>

<center> Police agencies receive vests </center><br>

Indiana State Police announced a donation of ballistic vests to various police agencies.

The donation resulted from a conversation about enhanced law enforcement safety when Dr. Stephen Lugo, a Parkview physician, donated a ballistic vest to ISP Trooper John Silver. Over the last two to three weeks, others have donated ballistic vests to the police agencies. The donated ballistic vests offer enhanced protection against high powered rifle rounds and are being purchased at a cost of approximately $300 per vest. A total of 34 vests are being donated to the following agencies by these respective donors:

Indiana State Police, 12 – Dr. Stephen Lugo; Tom Shepherd of Shepherd’s Chevrolet Buick GMC; Greg Silver, co-owner of Aspen Construction; PDQ Workholding, Columbia City; Sheri Augspurger; Ralph Tuttle; Virgal Kemper; and Rick and Terry Collins.

Kendallville Police Department, 12 – Tom Shepherd of Shepherd’s Chevrolet Buick GMC, Bargain Shop, Aspen Construction and Tim and Anita Hess.

Noble County Sheriff’s Department, 7 – Tom Shepherd of Shepherd’s Chevrolet Buick GMC, Bargain Shop, Gamma Xi Chapter of Tri Kappa, Kendallville Lion’s Club.

LaGrange Sheriff’s Department, 1 – Greg Silver, co-owner of Aspen Construction.

Angola Police Department, 1 – Julie Ley.

Muncie Police Department, 1 – Jake Leighty. <br>

<center> Waterloo reopens Amtrak station </center><br>

The Town Council of Waterloo and Friends of the Depot will celebrate the first anniversary of the reopening of the historic train station with an open house 2-4 p.m. June 25.

The event includes refreshments, door prizes and historical information about the Waterloo station.

Waterloo completed a 10-year project to restore and move the depot closer to the only Amtrak boarding platform in northeast Indiana, which was funded by a federal TIGER II grant and transportation enhancement funds.

More than 20,000 passengers board at the Waterloo site. <br>