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Police and fire

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    A man died Wednesday afternoon after his pickup truck crashed through a guard rail on a dead-end road and flipped on its top in the southbound lane of Interstate 469, according to a statement from the
  • Crash closes southbound I-469 near New Haven
    State and county police are at the scene of a crash on Interstate 469 that has closed the southbound lanes at the 22.4 mile marker, north of U.S. 24 near New Haven, state police said today.
  • Adams County sobriety checkpoint set
    Indiana State Police will be conducting a sobriety checkpoint in Adams County during the late evening hours on Friday, police said today.

Body found in St. Joseph River is identified

FORT WAYNE – A Fort Wayne man who drowned in the St. Joseph River has been identified.

The body of Jeffery Bultemeier, 58, was found near the IPFW campus Sunday morning, according to the Allen County Coroner’s Office and police reports.

This death remains under investigation by the Fort Wayne Police Department, the Indiana Department of Natural Resources and the Allen County Coroner’s Office.

His family reported him missing early last week, and his car was found by the boat ramp at Shoaff Park.

Police, along with city firefighters and state conservation officers, began searching for him downstream Tuesday, police said.