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Police and fire

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    The death of a man found in a ditch Saturday afternoon in northwest Fort Wayne is likely not the result of foul play, police said. A person walking about 1:15 p.m.
  • Crime stoppers
    Active warrantsThe Allen County Police Department is looking for these people in connection with felony warrants active as of Oct. 13. People with information about the suspects’ whereabouts can call Crime Stoppers.
  • Driver hurt trying to avoid hitting animal
    An Auburn teen is in good condition after she lost control of her car just before midnight on Friday while trying to avoid an animal in the road, the DeKalb County Sheriff's Department reports.
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Solving crime
Crime Stoppers is looking for information to help solve a recent homicide.
On Aug. 11, police were called to the 500 block of Birchtree Lane. Officers found Cortez Antonio Harris suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. Paramedics pronounced him dead at the scene.
Anyone with information about this holdup 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 Aug. 27. People with information about the suspects’ whereabouts can call Crime Stoppers.

Roxanne Archie aka Roxanne Ashley aka Roxanna Young, 59

Height: 5-foot-5

Weight: 190 pounds

Eyes: Brown

Hair: Black

Distinguishing mark: “Terry” tattoo on left arm

Charge: Theft

Demetrius Debin Bates, 25

Height: 5-foot-9

Weight: 140 pounds

Eyes: Brown

Hair: Black

Distinguishing mark: “Messiah” tattoo on left shoulder

Charge: Possession of cocaine

Brian J. Dixson , 40

Height: 6-foot-3

Weight: 215 pounds

Eyes: Brown

Hair: Brown

Charge: Nonsupport of a dependent child

Shaquille Quadir Ster Harris, 19

Height: 6-foot

Weight: 150 pounds

Eyes: Blue

Hair: Brown

Distinguishing mark: “Snow” tattoo on neck

Charges: Possession of a scheduled controlled substance, theft, conversion

Joshua Ray Letner, 31

Height: 5-foot-9

Weight: 140 pounds

Eyes: Hazel

Hair: Brown

Distinguishing mark: Birthmark on right big toe

Charges: Burglary, two counts of resisting law enforcement

Devin William Murtaugh, 27

Height: 5-foot-9

Weight: 165 pounds

Eyes: Blue

Hair: Brown

Distinguishing mark: “Shannon” tattoo on neck

Charges: Forgery, resisting law enforcement, false reporting or informing, criminal trespass

Samuel Lee Shelton, 28

Height: 5-foot-8

Weight: 160 pounds

Eyes: Brown

Hair: Black

Distinguishing mark: Pierced left ear

Charges: False informing, two counts of operating a vehicle while intoxicated and two counts of operating a vehicle as a habitual traffic violator

Archie Bernard Smothers, 41

Height: 5-foot-10

Weight: 165 pounds

Eyes: Brown

Hair: Black

Distinguishing mark: Scar on left eye

Charges: Parole violation, failure to register as a sex offender

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