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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.
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1 held on cocaine charges

FORT WAYNE – Police searched a house northeast of downtown on Friday morning and one man was charged with multiple cocaine-related charges.

Derek Taylor, 38, was charged with three counts of dealing cocaine, as well as possession of cocaine and maintaining a common nuisance, according to a statement issued Friday by the Fort Wayne Police Department.

It said a house in the 2500 block of Lynn Avenue was searched about 8:50 a.m., and officers from the Emergency Services Team and the Fort Wayne Vice and Narcotics Unit found 17.5 grams of cocaine.

Bond for Taylor, also known as Lil Rick, was set at $157,500.

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