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Police and fire

  • No foul play suspected in death of man in ditch
    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.

Several ATVs wreck; riders skip helmets

Indiana DNR officers in the northeast Indiana district had their hands full with injury-causing ATV crashes over the past few days. In every instance, the riders failed to wear helmets and other protective equipment.

Friday evening, a 21-year-old Bluffton man was riding a four-wheeler on an unused railway bed when he failed to negotiate a turn and was thrown from the vehicle. He was airlifted to a Fort Wayne hospital with cuts and several fractures to his hand, face and hip. Alcohol was not a factor, but the off-road vehicle had significant disrepair to the throttle and brakes, according to a release from the Indiana Department of Natural Resources.

Then, on Saturday, conservation officers investigated a crash involving an 18-year-old Waterloo man on a 200cc dirt bike. The man was thrown from the machine, and, even though he suffered a head injury, was able to walk to his nearby house and was taken to a hospital, according to the release.

Finally, around 8 p.m. Saturday, an Allen County man was injured on a four-wheeler while driving down an unfamiliar road in a subdivision. The man hit a dip in the roadway and the ATV flipped over three times, coming to rest on the man. He was taken to a Fort Wayne hospital, where he was treated and released, according to the release.