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Solving crime
Crime Stoppers is looking for information to help solve two recent armed robberies. On Feb. 1, police were called to the BP gas station at 909 Coliseum Blvd. E. for an armed robbery.
About two hours later, police were called to the Marathon gas station at 6520 Lima Road for another armed robbery. Anyone with information about these robberies is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 436-7867. Tipsters can remain anonymous.

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Active warrants

The Allen County Sheriff’s Department is looking for these people in connection with felony warrants active as of Feb. 18. People with information about the suspects’ whereabouts can call Crime Stoppers.

Jessie Lee Johnston, 28

Height: 5-foot-11

Weight: 140 pounds

Eyes: Hazel

Hair: Brown

Charges: Three counts of child molesting, two counts contributing to the delinquency of a minor

Channing Kerry Matthews, 26

Height: 5-foot-4

Weight: 187 pounds

Eyes: Brown

Hair: Black

Distinguishing mark: Pierced ears

Charge: Theft

Jeremi David Nelson , 38

Height: 5-foot-10

Weight: 290 pounds

Eyes: Brown

Hair: Black

Distinguishing mark: Chicago Bears “C” tattoo on right arm

Charges: Fraud, two counts of theft, criminal trespassing

Shakqweeta Trashelle Robinson-Rush, 21

Height: 5-foot-6

Weight: 220 pounds

Eyes: Brown

Hair: Brown

Distinguishing mark: Pierced ears

Charges: Two counts of counterfeiting

Donita Lashee Sinclair, 29

Height: 5-foot-10

Weight: 165 pounds

Eyes: Brown

Hair: Black

Distinguishing mark: Pierced ears

Charge: Possession of a controlled substance

Aratee Tanner, 41

Height: 5-foot-4

Weight: 175 pounds

Eyes: Brown

Hair: Blond

Distinguishing mark: Hummingbird and flower tattoo on right arm

Charges: Two counts of resisting law enforcement, operating a vehicle while intoxicated

Manuel Jose Villareal, 22

Height: 5-foot-7

Weight: 195 pounds

Eyes: Brown

Hair: Brown

Distinguishing mark: Marijuana leaf tattoo on right arm

Charge: Parole violation

Benjamin Joseph Fred Vinson, 30

Height: 6-foot-5

Weight: 250 pounds

Eyes: Blue

Hair: Brown

Distinguishing mark: “WGV 12/28/04” tattoo on left leg

Charges: Two counts of operating a vehicle while intoxicated, driving with a suspended license

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