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Police and fire

  • Fatal crash near State & Coliseum
    A motorcyclist was speeding and doing a wheelie when he collided with a left-turning pickup truck on State Boulevard this afternoon, according to police.
  • Motorcyclist hurt in crash with car
    A male motorcyclist suffered serious head injuries and was taken to the hospital in critical condition Monday afternoon after his Suzuki collided with a Buick at a west-central intersection.
  • iAB Financial Bank in Grabill robbed
    A man robbed the iAB Financial Bank in Grabill this morning, making off with an undisclosed amount of money and fleeing in a two-door car driven by another man, Allen County police said today.

4 found dead in Defiance County

A person checking on the welfare of family members discovered what might be a triple homicide-suicide in Defiance County, officials said Thursday.

According to a statement from the Defiance County Sheriff’s Office, the dead include Robert Garza, Sr., his wife Christine Garza, daughter Zoila Garza and granddaughter Rebecca Garza.

While the deaths are still under investigation, police believe Robert Garza Sr. to be the person responsible for the deaths, police said.

The four were last seen at 3 p.m. Wednesday. Deputies will continue to interview neighbors, family and friends, according to the statement issued Thursday night.