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The Journal Gazette

Sunday, November 10, 2019 1:00 am


Police seeking information on Ridgewood shooting

The Journal Gazette

Fort Wayne police are investigating a shooting that left a person with injuries early Saturday morning.

The shooting occurred at an apartment complex at 850 Ridgewood Drive at about 4 a.m. John Chambers, public information officer for the Fort Wayne Police Department, said the victim, who has not been identified, was in serious condition Saturday afternoon.

No further information was provided.

Silver Alert issued for Hebron man

A statewide Silver Alert was declared for a missing Porter County man, the Porter County Sheriff's Department said Saturday.

Zachariah Wayne Lee, 86, is missing from Hebron, Indiana, 135 miles northwest of Indianapolis. Described as 5 feet, 6 inches tall, 176 pounds with white hair and blue eyes, Lee was last seen wearing a long-sleeve button-up dress shirt, navy blue dress pants, no shoes and a tan winter coat with a thick neck collar. Lee was last seen Saturday at 1:30 a.m.

He is believed to be in extreme danger and may require medical assistance.

Anyone with information regarding Lee's whereabouts is asked to contact the Porter County Sheriff's Office at 219-477-3170 or by dialing 911.

Man who died at apartment ID'd

The Parke County Coroner's Office has identified the man who died at a Rosedale apartment complex.

According to the Indiana State Police, a Rosedale deputy town marshal responded to the Rose Valley Apartment Complex about 2:25 p.m. Thursday for a reported disturbance. Upon arrival, the deputy town marshal encountered a man, identified as Douglas L. McIntosh, 57, of Newport, Indiana, who appeared to be mentally unstable.

After an officer from the Rockville Police Department arrived, it was determined that McIntosh required emergency detention for mental health issues. However, when officers attempted to detain McIntosh, he went into “physical distress.” McIntosh was pronounced dead at the scene.

The cause and manner of McIntosh's death are pending toxicology results and a review of the final autopsy reports.

4 injured in crash in Delphos, Ohio

The Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating a two-vehicle crash in which four people were injured on Ohio 309 east of Delphos in Allen County, Ohio.

Around 7 p.m. Friday, troopers responded to a report of a head-on collision. According to police, Joseph L. Gossman, 26, of Delphos, was traveling west on Ohio 309 in a 2001 Honda Accord when he crossed the centerline into the path of oncoming traffic. Gossman collided with a 2015 Chevrolet Traverse traveling east on Ohio 309 driven by Katherine M. Buettner, 53, of Fort Jennings. Gossman's vehicle came to rest in the roadway, while Buettner's ran off the right side of the road and overturned.

Gossman was removed from his vehicle by mechanical means and was transported to a hospital with non-life threatening injuries. A passenger in Gossman's vehicle was also transported to a hospital for treatment for minor injuries.

Buettner and a passenger in her vehicle were both treated at a hospital for minor injuries as well.

All of the occupants of the vehicles involved were wearing seat belts, police said, but drug impairment is believed to be a factor in the crash for Gossman.