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Police and fire

  • Fatal crash near State & Coliseum
    A motorcyclist was speeding and doing a wheelie when he collided with a left-turning pickup truck on State Boulevard this afternoon, according to police.
  • Motorcyclist hurt in crash with car
    A male motorcyclist suffered serious head injuries and was taken to the hospital in critical condition Monday afternoon after his Suzuki collided with a Buick at a west-central intersection.
  • iAB Financial Bank in Grabill robbed
    A man robbed the iAB Financial Bank in Grabill this morning, making off with an undisclosed amount of money and fleeing in a two-door car driven by another man, Allen County police said today.
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2 men charged in copper theft

Two men accused of working together to steal copper from a Fort Wayne metal recycling company were charged Thursday.

According to court documents, James J. Hines and Stanley Collins, both of Fort Wayne, were arrested Sunday after Hines, 46, was caught using a ladder to scale a 12-foot wall at an OmniSource property and removing copper materials from a bin.

Collins, 50, was waiting outside the OmniSource property with a truck to load the materials, court documents said.

The copper removed by Hines weighed 120 pounds and was valued at $351, according to court documents.

Hines, of the 300 block of West Superior Street, and Collins, of the 2900 block of Stinson Street, were each being held in lieu of $12,500 bail. Both are charged with theft and corrupt business influence.

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