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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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Basement fire guts Jones Street home

A fire that started in a basement damaged a house Thursday afternoon west of downtown, according to the Fort Wayne Fire Department.

At 4:20 p.m., firefighters were sent to 1318 Jones St. near College Street and West Jefferson Boulevard.

Flames in the basement had spread through air ducts to the first and second floors. No one was at home at the time, the department said.

It took 27 minutes to bring the fire under control, the department said. Minor fire and water damage, along with moderate smoke damage, were reported.

The cause of the blaze is under investigation.

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