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Solving Crime
Crime Stoppers is seeking information to help Fort Wayne police solve a pharmacy robbery.
On Oct. 4, a white man with medium-length brown hair wearing a blue hooded sweatshirt walked into the Walgreens at 6201 Stellhorn Road. The man passed a note to the pharmacist demanding fentanyl and methadone or somebody would “get hurt.”
Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 436-7867.

Crime Stoppers


Active warrants

The Allen County Sheriff’s Department is looking for these people in connection with felony warrants active as of Oct. 15. People with information about the suspects’ whereabouts can call Crime Stoppers.

Monika Ishanea Gaines, 26

Height: 5-foot-2

Weight: 139 pounds

Eyes: Brown

Hair: Brown

Charges: Corrupt business influence, fraud of a financial institution

Andrea Gakovic, 18

Height: 5-foot-4

Weight: 129 pounds

Eyes: Brown

Hair: Black

Distinguishing mark: Tattoo of “Dead End RIP Bonez” on lower left arm

Charges: Possession of a controlled substance, possession of marijuana, prostitution

Lonnika Anquinette Hightower , 31

Height: 5-foot-1

Weight: 145 pounds

Eyes: Brown

Hair: Black

Distinguishing mark: Tattoo of “Nikki” on left shoulder

Charge: Corrupt business influence

Brock Mathews, 22

Height: 5-foot-3

Weight: 125 pounds

Eyes: Hazel

Hair: Blond

Distinguishing mark: Five-point crown tattooed on arm

Charges: Theft, possession of a controlled substance, criminal mischief, fail to stop after an accident

Jeremy Craig Packer , 21

Height: 5-foot-5

Weight: 145 pounds

Eyes: Green

Hair: Brown

Distinguishing mark: Tattoo of “Jeremy” on wrist

Charges: Receiving stolen auto parts, three counts of receiving stolen property, possession of a controlled substance and two counts of escape

Eric Richard Urbano, 41

Height: 6-foot

Weight: 190 pounds

Eyes: Brown

Hair: White

Distinguishing mark: Tattoo of “Samari” on left arm

Charges: Possession of a controlled substance, neglect of a dependent

Betty Gene Wallace, aka, Delores Wallace, 48

Height: 5-foot-9

Weight: 169 pounds

Eyes: Brown

Hair: Black

Distinguishing mark: “Ike” with a heart tattooed on left shoulder

Charge: Theft

Quintin Tamarous Wright, 21

Height: 5-foot-11

Weight: 130 pounds

Eyes: Brown

Hair: Black

Charges: Pointing a firearm, carrying a handgun without a license, false informing