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Wednesday, March 16, 2016 2:57 am

Generators stolen from business; info sought

Rebecca S. Green | The Journal Gazette

Fort Wayne police are asking for the public’s help in identifying individuals pictured in surveillance video during a recent business break-in that resulted in theft of generators.

Between noon June 20 and 8 a.m. June 22, someone forced their way into a warehouse at Evapar, 3810 Concept Court. All the surveillance cameras were pushed up toward the ceiling and not in their typical position, according to a police report.

The thieves then cut the padlocks on a thick cable that tied together several Honda generators and made off with them, the police report said.

Anyone with information should call Crime Stoppers at 260-436-STOP (436-7867).

Neglect chargesfiled against mom

A 33-year-old Fort Wayne woman was charged Monday in Allen Superior Court with neglect of a dependent, accused of giving children alcohol at an apartment complex swimming pool.

According to court documents, Melissa Navarro, also known as Melissa Tungate, was arrested June 23 after a report of an adult giving minors alcohol at a swimming pool at Black Bear Creek Apartments. When police arrived, they saw a heavily intoxicated Navarro, an odor of alcohol detectable several feet away.

A portable breath test measured her blood alcohol concentration at 0.21 percent, nearly three times the legal driving limit of 0.08 percent.

While police tried to obtain a blood-alcohol concentration for Navarro’s 14-year-old daughter, Navarro started calling several people and telling them to "get there now" because she was about to be arrested. She was then placed into handcuffs, according to court documents.

Navarro’s parents, who were the legal guardians of her daughter, arrived. Navarro then told police she began drinking at 11 a.m. and was told by other patrons that her daughter was drinking alcohol. About 4 p.m., Navarro and her daughter left to get more alcohol, and at 5:30 p.m., they had an argument with others who were intoxicated at the pool, according to court documents.

Navarro was arrested and charged with neglect of a dependent and contributing to the delinquency of a minor. Her daughter’s blood alcohol concentration was at the legal limit of 0.08 percent, according to court documents.

Raid nets fouron drug charges

A county SWAT raid on a home in Leo-Cedarville resulted in four felony methamphetamine arrests June 23, according to documents filed in Allen Superior Court.

Eric John Tulk, 44, of the 700 block of Huffman Street, was arrested and later charged with dealing in methamphetamine, possession of precursors, possession of methamphetamine and a misdemeanor charge of possession of paraphernalia.

Nancy Renae Tulk, 41, of the 1600 block of Wells Street, was arrested and later charged with dealing in methamphetamine, possession of precursors, possession of methamphetamine and a misdemeanor charge of possession of paraphernalia.

Shawn M. Baker, 28, of the 10000 block of Main Street, Leo-Cedarville, was arrested and later charged with dealing in methamphetamine, possession of methamphetamine, maintaining a common nuisance, possession of precursors, and a misdemeanor charge of possession of paraphernalia.

William D. Snare, 48, of the 10000 block of Main Street, Leo-Cedarville, was arrested and later charged with dealing in methamphetamine, possession of methamphetamine, neglect of a dependent, possession of precursors, possession of a narcotic drug, maintaining a common nuisance, and a misdemeanor charge of possession of paraphernalia.

According to court documents, police raided the home and found Baker and the Tulks sleeping in a garage and Snare on the first floor of the house. Inside the house, officers found a one-pot meth lab, numerous ingredients for making meth, a plate with a white granule substance on it and prescription pills.

About a tenth of a gram of meth was found in a jewelry box next to a Bible, according to court documents.

Snare’s children were also found inside the house, according to court documents.

Store robberyresults in charges

A Fort Wayne man was arrested last week after he allegedly robbed a woman at gunpoint at a convenience store.

Just after 8:30 a.m. June 23, a holdup alarm was pushed at Phil’s One-Stop, 3540 St. Joe Center Road. Police arrived and arrested Myles Eugene Townsend.

The victim identified him at the scene, and her cellphone was on him, as was her driver’s license, some Xanax pills and a stolen handgun.

Townsend, 22, of the 3900 block of Newport Drive, was charged Monday with armed robbery, theft of a firearm and possession of a controlled substance.

rgreen@jg.net


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