You choose, we deliver
If you are interested in this story, you might be interested in others from The Journal Gazette. Go to www.journalgazette.net/newsletter and pick the subjects you care most about. We'll deliver your customized daily news report at 3 a.m. Fort Wayne time, right to your email.

Police and fire

  • Sex offender faces 3rd no-register count
    A Fort Wayne man with two convictions for not registering as a sex offender is now facing a third charge for the same offense. Jerry L.
  • Husband accused of arson
    A Fort Wayne man faces preliminary charges of arson and criminal mischief, accused of setting several fires in his wife’s apartment after an argument. Donzell C.
  • Charges in tobacco shop slaying
    A man police say is responsible for the recent robbery and shooting death of a local tobacco shop owner was arrested as he exited a bus in Indianapolis.Police on Tuesday arrested Jamel C.
Advertisement

4 demand cash, hurt owner in invasion

Four men invaded a home demanding money Tuesday evening in the 300 block of East Suttenfield Street, according to a police report.

A woman told police a young man wearing a stocking cap knocked on her back door about 6 p.m. Thinking it was a friend of her son’s, she opened the door. The young man at the door pushed his way inside, and three other people wearing ski masks ran into her yard, the report said.

Not knowing he was in on the robbery, she locked the door behind him, but the man had a gun in his hand and hit her in the head, knocking her to the ground. He then let the three other men inside the house and they screamed about being given money, according to the report.

The first man ordered the woman’s two daughters into the kitchen, facing the wall, and told them he was going to “assassinate them” if he didn’t get more money. The three three men then went through the house. Finding another daughter upstairs, locked in her bedroom, one of the men knocked on her door. When she opened it, holding her cellphone, one of the men hit her in the face, believing she had called police, the report said.

The four men fled – two out the front door and two out the back door, likely to a car waiting nearby, the report said.

Advertisement