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Death of Fort Wayne toddler ruled a homicide

Police on scene of a death investigation in the 200 block of East Butler Street in Fort Wayne on January 27, 2018.FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) - The Allen County Coroner's Office has determined the cause and manner of death of a toddler who died back in January.According to Deputy Coroner Christopher Mei


'Person of Interest' in toddler death previously investigated by DCS

Her mother, Crystal Belcher, has been arrested for neglect. Belcher's boyfriend, Shane Patton, is also under investigation and has been named a person of interest.

WANE-TV - 2018-04-21 22:19:08

Police investigate armed robbery at St. Joe Blvd. convenience store

Officers were called to the Burger Dairy, 1450 Saint Joe Boulevard, shortly before 10 p.m. Saturday.

WANE-TV - 2018-04-22 02:41:17

Wood County man killed in fiery crash

Mr. Daniels was headed north at about 1:20 a.m. on County Road 4 in Scott Township, Sandusky County when his pickup left the road, troopers said.

TOLEDO BLADE - 2018-04-22 11:23:20

2-year-old's death declared homicide; mother charged with neglect

Those same documents, filed today in Allen Superior Court, charge the girl's mother, Crystal Marie Belcher, 28, of the 4500 block of Wilmette Street, with neglect of a dependent causing serious bodily injury and neglect of a dependent placing that person in danger.


Man sought by Fort Wayne Police in connection with 2-year-old Jocelyn Dawn Rana Belcher's killing

Patton is being sought in the investigation into Jocelyn Dawn Rana Belcher's Jan. 27 death. The child was found unconscious at 11:42 a.m. Saturday in a home in the 200 block of East Butler Street. She was pronounced dead at the scene by medics. On Friday, the Allen County Coroner's Office determined


Police search for armed robbery suspect at Fort Wayne motel

Fort Wayne and New Haven police officers at the Hallmark Inn, 3730 East Washington Blvd., search for an armed robbery suspect on April 20, 2018. FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) - New Haven police responded to an armed robbery at a fast-food restaurant and tracked the possible suspect to a Fort Wayne motel.


Fort Wayne Man Dies After Repeatedly Ramming Van Into Building

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) - Police say a northeastern Indiana man died inside a van that caught fire after he repeatedly rammed it into an apartment building during an apparent domestic dispute. Fort Wayne police spokesman Mike Joyner says the man briefly exited the van Wednesday after an officer ordere


Gunman doesn't flap Fort Wayne man forced to drive and withdraw money from ATM

A Fort Wayne man was forced at gunpoint to drive a robber from the Stop N Shop, 1803 E. Wayne St., to an ATM to withdraw money, he told Fort Wayne Police. (Photo by Lisa M. Esquivel Long of News-Sentinel.com) John Sheehan's quick trip for gas Wednesday night at Stop N Shop, 1803 E. Wayne St., by Ind


Barefoot man reports robbery at Fort Wayne’s Travel Inn

Noah Zimmerman, 20, of the 400 block of Putnam Street was charged with robbery, a Level 3 felony; burglary, a Level 2 felony; and pointing a firearm, a Level 6 felony. Zimmerman was taken to Allen County Lockup and held in lieu of $50,000 bond.


Fort Wayne Pastors Condemn Rokita Ad As Racially Charged

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) - Two Fort Wayne church leaders are condemning a campaign ad by Republican Indiana Senate candidate Todd Rokita for using what they say is racially charged imagery. The Fort Wayne Journal Gazette reports Rev. Bill McGill, of Imani Baptist Temple, and Rev. John Gardner, of Plymo

THEVILLAGEREPORTER.COM - 2018-04-21 21:04:35

Suspect in woman's 2012 Fort Wayne shooting death, Moises T. Martinez, asks for speedy trial

Moises T. Martinez (Photo courtesy of the Allen County Sheriff's Department) A man charged earlier this month in the killing of a woman in 2012 has requested a speedy trial. Moises T. Martinez Jr., 41, is charged with murder and felony murder in Allen Superior. He appeared in court Wednesday and ask


Fort Wayne man convicted on 17 child molesting charges

(Photo Supplied/Allen County Jail) FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WOWO): A Fort Wayne man has been convicted on 17 criminal counts that include child molesting and sexual abuse charges. 47-year-old Lawrence Davis was convicted by an Allen County jury Thursday. The Journal Gazette reports Davis was found guilty o


Coroner ID's man killed while slamming van into building

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) - The Allen County coroner says the man who rammed his vehicle into a southeast Fort Wayne apartment building, causing it to explode, died by suicide. According to the coroner's report, he has been identified as Ye Htut Naing, male, Asian, 44 years of age, of Fort Wayne, In


VIDEO: Catching up at the Fort Wayne Children's Zoo

The Indiana Family Farm, where you can pet and feed goats, has long been a popular area of the Fort Wayne Children's Zoo. (Photo by Dan Vance of news-sentinel.com) Fort Wayne Children's Zoo employees talk about some of the areas at the zoo prior to the 2018 opening day on April 21.


1 juvenile ‘critical,’ another ‘serious’ after double shooting early Sunday morning, Fort Wayne Police say

Police found two boys who were suffering from apparent gunshot wounds, according to Bieker. Three Rivers Ambulance Authority and Fort Wayne Fire Department paramedics arrived and began treating the victims before taking them to a local hospital. The first victim was listed in serious condition and t


Fort Wayne man accused of driving stolen vehicle in fatal crash faces September trial

A man accused of causing a January crash that killed another man appeared Monday in Allen Superior Court to have his trial date set. Donald E. Stump, 24, of the 3000 block of Alexander Street, seated in a wheelchair Monday before Magistrate Samuel Keirns, is scheduled for a Sept. 18-21 trial. Stump


1 person dies after shooting Sunday night

Police found a man inside a residence suffering from apparent gunshot wounds, Bieker said. Paramedics began emergency care, he said, but the injured man was pronounced dead at the scene.


ON TAP THIS WEEK: Things to do the week of April 15

There's always plenty to fill your day with. Here are our picks for something to do every day this week, from our Friends at CurrentFortWayne.com Monday Monday Luncheon - Allen County Parks and Recreation Community Center: Bring a friend or two for a special Monday luncheon for 50 and older. Enjoy c


1 person found shot on Fruehauf Drive

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) - Fort Wayne police are investigating how a person was shot Sunday night. Police were initially searching an area on the southeast side of town after reports of gunshots. Around 10:20 p.m., police were notified of a shooting victim in the 2900 block of Fruehauf Drive. The per