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Police and court briefs

Tuesday, May 6, 2014 - 8:18 am

Suspect caught after burglary

Police arrested a suspect after a burglary on McDonald Street early Sunday morning.

According to a report from the Fort Wayne Police Department, officers responded to a burglary in progress in the 3000 block of McDonald. When they arrived, several neighbors were standing in the street and said they had seen a man come out of the house. They pointed out a man on Edsall Avenue, just north of McDonald, who began running.

Officers caught him in a backyard in the 2900 block of Pennsylvania Street, and he was taken into custody. The resident of the home next to the house that was broken into said her dogs had been barking like crazy, and when she looked out her back window, she had seen a man walking through her backyard. She watched the man kick her fence then jump onto the property next door. She said she saw the subject go into the back door of the vacant house. A short time later she heard banging coming from inside the house. The witness was able to identify the man police had taken into custody. A piece of copper pipe was found in the man's pocket.

Man wounded by shot

Fort Wayne Police report that a man's head was grazed by a bullet Friday at Runion Avenue and Richardson Street.

According to the report, an officer found a man suffering from an apparent gunshot wound to the head walking southbound on Runion just north of the railroad tracks.

The man told the office he knew who had shot him but he wouldn't tell the officer who it was. The officer could see the wound to the upper left side of the man's head that appeared to be a grazing wound. The man was searching for his wallet and a shoe and refused to cooperate with the officer's inquiries. He also refused to cooperate with medical or fire personnel and eventually walked away from the scene.

A white SUV traveling at a high rate of speed was seen in the area shortly after the shooting. A witness said the driver was driving recklessly, and she thought it was a Chevy Blazer.

Two men charged in burglary of TV

Jaylin J Horton, 20, of the 700 block of South Melody Circle and Christopher B. Bell Jr., 19, of the same address are being charged for crime they were believed to have committed together.

According to court documents, Bell is charged with aiding burglary, a Class B felony, and receiving stolen property, a Class D felony, while Bell is charged with burglary, a Class B felony.

According to court documents, the charges stem from events that took place on April 16 at 4:43 p.m. Fort Wayne Police were called a 17-year old girl called to report her parent's home had been burglarized. She told the police that while she was taking a shower, her 5-year-old sister was playing on the front porch and came into the bathroom along with her friends. They told her that her friends were here to see her. While her sister was telling her this Bell entered the house without permission. Her sister went back down stairs but then came back up to tell her Bell was removing their TV set.

She jumped out of the shower and ran downstairs and out side where she saw Bell loading the 30-inch flat screen TV in a vehicle with Horton. Bell and Horton were smiling when they drove away. The girl's mother called the police department April 25 and told them neither she or her daughters had given the two men permission to remove the TV, investigators said.

Woman's purse stolen from her car in Kroger's parking lot

A woman in the parking lot of the Kroger's, 601 E. Dupont Road, had her purse stolen from her car while she was returning her shopping cart Sunday.

According to a report from the Fort Wayne Police Department a woman had taken groceries to her car around 2:15 p.m. and had left her purse on the seat while she returned her cart to the corral. Shortly after driving out of the lot, she noticed her purse was missing. She returned and told the store manager who called the police. She told officers she had noticed a young man hanging around her area carrying a white plastic bag looking out of place. After reviewing footage from the parking lot camera they saw the young man place a white plastic bag on top of a silver car in the parking lot and then go to the woman's car and remove the woman's purse from her while she was returning her cart. The man left on foot going east, leaving his bag of clothing on top of the silver car. The items in the bag had no identification with them.

Bathtub no refuge for wanted man

Acting on a tip received, Avilla Police apprehended Christopher Carmichael, 22,

who had outstanding warrants for criminal recklessness and battery. Police found Carmichael and Shan non Rector, 19, hiding in a bathtub in an apartment in Avilla. While apprehending them, officers noticed numerous items associated with the manufacturing process of a one-pot meth lab. Carmichael, of Kendallville, was taken into custody without incident and transported to the Noble County Jail, and held without bail. Rector, also of Kendallville, was cited for possession of drug paraphernalia. The case is still under investigation.