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Police and fire

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    A fire at a mobile home this afternoon sent one person to the hospital.  Fort Wayne firefighters were called to the home, 5716 Kelso Lane, just before 1:30 p.
  • Help sought in identifying robbery suspects
    The Fort Wayne Police Department is asking for help in identifying two people who are suspected of robbing the Sparky Mart BP station, 4935 Bluffton Road.
  • Stun gun used as mom flees police
    With her young children yelling “Stop, mommy,” police chasing Paris Laramore eventually had to use a stun gun against her, they said.
Solving crime
Crime Stoppers is looking for information to help solve a critical shooting. On July 10, police responded to the 2400 block of Juliette Avenue about a possible shooting. Jose Pinto-Soto was found in the backyard, suffering from a gunshot wound and was in critical condition.
Anyone with information about this shooting is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 436-7867. Tipsters can remain anonymous.

Crime Stoppers


Active warrants

The Allen County Sheriff’s Department is looking for these people in connection with felony warrants active as of July 22. People with information about the suspects’ whereabouts can call Crime Stoppers.

Kenneth Cox, 53

Height: 5-foot-10

Weight: 185 pounds

Charge: Failure to appear/theft

Willie K. Crowder, 27

Height: 5-foot-6

Weight: 175 pounds

Charge: Parole violation

Gary R. Cushinberry , 45

Height: 5-foot-8

Weight: 170 pounds

Charge: Theft

Craft M. Creer, 36

Height: 6-foot-1

Weight: 198 pounds

Charges: Two counts of receiving stolen property

Samuel DeJesus, 34

Height: 5-foot-4

Weight: 157 pounds

Charge: Violation of conditional release/two counts of operating a vehicle while intoxicated

Larry E. Custer, 45

Height: 5-foot-9

Weight: 275 pounds

Charge: Violation of probation/obtaining a controlled substance by fraud or deceit

Chester W. Cronk, 63

Height: 5-foot-8

Weight: 150 pounds

Charge: Violation of conditional release/two counts of operating a vehicle while intoxicated

Jerry R. Combs, 55

Height: 6-foot

Weight: 170 pounds

Charges: Habitual traffic violator, operating a vehicle while intoxicated