The Journal Gazette
Friday, June 11, 2021 1:00 am


Crews quickly extinguish fire at vacant mobile home

Staff, news services

No one was injured in a mobile home fire Thursday morning on the city's southwest side.

The Fort Wayne Fire Department was called to 3203 Sandpoint Road just before 11 a.m. No one was inside the mobile home, the department said.

Crews brought the fire under control in 14 minutes, the department said.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Help sought in Kendallville blaze 

Kendallville police are asking for the public's help about a fire that police said might have been intentionally set on the outside of a home in the 2100 block of Del Norte.

Anyone with information can reply to a Kendallville police Facebook post, private message the department or call 260-347-0654.

Driver hurt after struck by cruiser 

An Indianapolis police officer chasing a stolen truck crashed into a car during the pursuit, seriously injuring a motorist, police said.

Officers spotted a U-Haul truck about 9 p.m. Wednesday that had been reported stolen the previous day. The truck's driver refused to stop for officers, setting off a pursuit on the city's south side.

Lt. Shane Foley of the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department said an officer's patrol car then hit a car not involved in the pursuit, leaving the car heavily damaged next to a utility pole.

The 33-year-old woman who was driving the vehicle was taken to the hospital in critical condition but later upgraded to serious but stable condition, the Indianapolis Star reported.

Foley said the officer was also injured, but not seriously, and was taken to a hospital after the squad car ended up in the yard of a home.

Police later found the stolen, 10-foot U-Haul box truck and detained two people inside.

Subscribe to our newsletters

* indicates required