The Public Record

Crimestoppers: At large as of Oct 9

If you can help Call the Crime Stoppers tip line at 436-STOP (436-7867) or 1-800-237-7867. All sources of information are kept confidential. Crime Stoppers pays as much as $1,000 in rewards for information that leads to the arrest of felons or the capture of fugitives. Crime Stoppers is a ...

Fort Wayne man sentenced to 26 years in prison on federal drug, gun charges

Booker T. Sewell, 37, of Fort Wayne, was sentenced in U.S. District Court to a total of 26 years in prison after a federal jury convicted him of being a felon in possession of a firearm and of maintaining a drug-involved premises. Sewell was sentenced to 10 years on the gun charge and 16 ...

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Four arrested on drug charges after police search

Four people are facing drug charges after Fort Wayne Police served a search warrant Friday morning at a home in the 3600 block of Brentwood Avenue. About 9 a.m., members of the Fort Wayne Police Department’s Vice and Narcotic’s Division and Emergency Services Team served the search ...

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Family, friends bid farewell to fallen Fort Wayne firefighter

Fort Wayne Fire Department Capt. Eric Balliet was laid to rest Wednesday at Huntertown Cemetery off West Cedar Canyons Road. Balliet died Sept. 27 during a training exercise. After a church service at 11 a.m. at First Assembly of God, 1400 W. Washington Center Road, Balliet's casket was carried ...

ISP investigates Noble County inmate death

The Indiana State Police is investigating the death of a 23-year-old Noble County Jail inmate after he was found unconscious and unresponsive in his cell Wednesday night. Confinement officers were conducting routing cell checks at 8:30 p.m. Wednesday when they found Markus Neal Middleton, ...

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Two arrested in drug raid

The Fort Wayne Police Department's Vice and Narcotics Division, Gang and Violent Crimes Unit and the Emergency Services Team served a search warrant at 10 a.m. Tuesday in the 3500 block of Harvester Avenue, where police had received information someone allegedly was dealing marijuana, ...

Man who died in crash identified

The Allen County Coroner's Office has identified the driver of a Polaris Ranger involved in a two-vehicle crash Monday at the intersection of Cedar Canyon and Lima roads. Eugene Daniel Wolfe, 90, of Huntertown, was pronounced dead at the scene after he was struck by a southbound straight ...

Two who died in van accident ID’d

The Allen County Coroner's Office has identified two people who died in a single-vehicle crash into a tree Sunday in the 14000 block of Indiana 1 in Leo-Cedarville. Harvey M. Schwartz, 21, and Louis E. Schwartz, 17, both of South Whitley, were pronounced dead at the scene. The coroner's ...

Bones returned to grave site

The Allen County Coroner's Office reported it was notified Monday of the discovery of human bones in the 1400 block of West Washington Boulevard by a private utility subcontractor while burying a power line. A local pathologist confirmed the bones were human and determined the bones had been ...

Body found in river by Hale Avenue Bridge

Fort Wayne Police are investigating the death of a man whose body was pulled Tuesday evening from the St. Marys River. At around 6:50 p.m. people walking near the bridge on Hale Avenue saw a body in the river, according to police spokesman John Chambers. Fort Wayne Police officer were called ...

Man dead after 2-vehicle crash in Allen County

A man was killed when a box truck struck his vehicle Monday morning. At about 9:56 a.m. Monday, the Allen County Sheriff's Department was notified of a crash that occurred at Lima and Cedar Canyons roads. Investigating officers determined that a box truck was southbound on Lima when it failed ...

Fort Wayne firefighters battle Smith Street blaze

The Fort Wayne Fire Department is investigating the cause of a blaze Sunday morning that left heavy damage in a home on Smith Street. The fire department was called at 3:41 a.m. and arrived 3 minutes later at 2429 Smith. Firefighters found the two-story home with heavy fire showing from the ...

2 dead, 6 injured in crash in Leo-Cedarville

Two people were killed and eight others were hospitalized after a passenger van they were in went off the side of the road early Sunday morning and struck a tree in Leo-Cedarville. At around 2:10 a.m., Allen County Sheriff’s Department officers responded to the 14000 block of Indiana 1/Leo ...

State Police investigate possible shots fired at trucker on Toll Road

Indiana State Police say that a trucker’s windshield was shattered Sept. 23 by what may have been shots fired from an overpass above the Indiana Toll Road in Steuben County. Just after midnight that day, the ISP Toll Road post was called regarding possible shots fired at a semi just east ...

Funeral arrangements for firefighter announced

Funeral arrangements for a Fort Wayne firefighter who died Wednesday in a training exercise have been announced. Calling hours for Eric Balliet, 41, are 2-8 p.m. Tuesday at Pathway Community Church, 11910 Shearwater Run. Services are 11 a.m. Wednesday at First Assembly of God, 1400 W. ...

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Fort Wayne young woman arrested in attempted poisoning of baby niece

A 19-year-old Fort Wayne woman wanted in connection with the attempted poisoning of her baby niece was apprehended Thursday afternoon in Bay City, Mich., by a U.S. Marshals' task force, the U.S. Marshals Service announced Friday morning in a news release. Sarai Rodriguez-Miranda, of the 400 ...

Victim in fatal truck accident Tuesday on U.S. 30 has been identified

The driver who died after his semitractor trailer crashed about 3:30 p.m. Tuesday on U.S. 30 east of Solon Road has been identified as Arnold H. Holeman Jr. 57, of North Judson, the Allen County Coroner's office announced Friday morning. Holeman reportedly was traveling west on U.S. 30 when ...

Fort Wayne man sentenced to nine years in prison on rape charge

A Fort Wayne man who was charged with raping an 18-year-old young man during three days of drinking, drug use and partying in July 2016 was sentenced Friday in Allen Superior Court to serve nine years in prison followed by four years of probation. Robert Clippinger, 50, of Lot 74, 10326 Old ...

Missouri men arrested on card skimming charges

Indiana State Police arrested three men from Kansas City, Mo., for allegedly possessing an illegal card skimming device and fraudulent credit cards, according to a report. Omar C. Sosa, 19, Adrian M. Boza, 19, and Alejandro A. Martinez, 27, were arrested at 5:15 p.m. Sept. 20 on Interstate ...

Man arrested for threatening judges

A Steuben County man is in custody after he allegedly made threats to two DeKalb County judges and a Butler police officer. Alan D. Krontz, 57, of rural Angola, was arrested on preliminary accounts of intimidation following an investigation by the Indiana State Police, the report said. On ...