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Man facing slew of child molesting charges involving two young victims

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Fort Wayne’s NBC) — A 41-year-old man faces a slew of child molesting charges dating back to 2005 involving two young girls.  Martin A. Lopez, 41, was taken into custody Thursday, according to the Allen County Sheriff’s Department inmate lineup.  He’s been charged with 12 counts of …

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Gas station owner: FWPD won’t investigate veterans donation theft

Adam Dager says this is what a Fort Wayne police detective told him when he called to follow up on a theft of donations at his gas station. “He goes, “Yeah, um, because of the nature of the crime, this is just a misdemeanor. We’re not going to do anything …

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Fort Wayne Police need help identifying suspects in carjacking case

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Fort Wayne’s NBC) — Fort Wayne Police need your help identifying two suspects in a carjacking case.  It happened on Monday, Nov. 4, around 6 p.m.  The victim arrived at his apartment in the 2600 block of Northgate Blvd.  Once he parked, the suspect walked up to him with …

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Man accused of raping three women at knifepoint to appear in court

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Fort Wayne’s NBC) — A Fort Wayne man accused of raping three women at knifepoint on three separate occasions is set to appear in court Thursday.  Darvon Smith, 41, is charged with five counts of rape and three counts of criminal confinement.  Police say he forced one of …

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Murder charge filed in toddler beating death case

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Fort Wayne’s NBC) — A man accused of beating a toddler to death is now facing a new charge.  The boyfriend of the child’s mother, 27-year-old Mitchell Vanryn, is now charged with murder along with aggravated battery and domestic battery charges.  Court documents detail severe internal and external …

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Molesting charges added to baby beating case

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Fort Wayne’s NBC) — A Fort Wayne man charged last week with beating a one-year-old girl is now charged with something even more sinister in the case. You may find some of the information in this story disturbing. “What he’s charged with is great, because it’s a …

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Man dies after being found shot in vehicle on Fort Wayne’s southeast side

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Fort Wayne’s NBC) – The Fort Wayne Police Department is investigating the death of a man found inside a vehicle on Fort Wayne’s southeast side. Police say they were called to the intersection of Roosevelt Dr. and Winter St. at 6:00 Sunday evening for a possible shooting. …

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Court Docs: toddler showed severe signs of internal, external injuries in beating death

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Fort Wayne’s NBC) — Court documents detail severe internal and external injuries in the death of a toddler earlier this week.  Malakai Michael Garrett, 2, was rushed to the Fort Wayne Fire Department Station #13 off north Clinton Street on Nov. 29.  He later died at the hospital, and …

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Man accused of shooting Meijer gas station clerk formally charged with murder

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Fort Wayne’s NBC) — A man accused of shooting a gas station clerk to death over Thanksgiving has been formally charged with murder.  Victor Rivera, 21, has been formally charged with murder, robbery resulting in serious bodily injury and using a firearm in the commission of a …

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Charges dismissed for New Haven son held in mother’s beating death

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Fort Wayne’s NBC) — A New Haven son charged with domestic battery related to the beating death of his mother earlier this month has those charges dismissed.  According to online court records, the charges against 42-year-old Chad Ingram have been dismissed.  Ingram was never formally charged, but according …

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