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Police and fire

  • 1 held in cemetery slaying
    Police have arrested a Fort Wayne man on a murder charge in connection with the death of a woman whose body was found Monday in an undeveloped portion of Catholic Cemetery.
  • Police arrest suspect in school break-in
    A 30-year-old South Bend man has been arrested in connection with Monday morning's break-in at Tippecanoe Valley Middle School, thanks to numerous tips, the Kosciusko County Sheriff's Department said today.
  • Body found near graves
    Fort Wayne police were investigating the suspicious death of a woman found at an undeveloped part of a northeast-side cemetery Monday afternoon.

Biker hurt near Northcrest ID’d

Fort Wayne police have identified a 20-year-old man badly injured in a two-vehicle crash over the weekend.

Gavin Shaw, a city resident, was in critical condition Thursday evening at Parkview Regional Medical Center, hospital staff said.

On Sunday afternoon, Shaw was riding a motorcycle west on East Coliseum Boulevard when an eastbound car turned left into the Northcrest shopping center, and the motorcycle struck the car’s passenger side, police said.

Shaw, who was not wearing a helmet, was taken to the hospital in serious condition and was later downgraded to critical condition, police said.

The driver of the car, Ashley Siders, 19, of Fort Wayne was not hurt. Her front-seat passenger had minor injuries but refused medical attention, police said.

Siders told crash investigators she did not see the motorcycle, police said.