“High risk” warrant leads to large police presence, no arrests

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Police cleared a scene late last night after trying to search what they call a high-risk search warrant on the 5400 block of Webster Street.

Fort Wayne Police Department officials say that he was wanted for probation violation along with warrants associated with what police called his “criminal history”.

Around 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, police asked the public to avoid the area. Some four hours later, at 11:27 p.m., the FWPD said the scene was clear and that no arrests were made.

The following was issued by police just before 9 p.m.:

Details: On Wednesday March 22nd 2023 at around 730 pm officers with the Fort Wayne Police Department located an adult male with felony warrants in the 5400 block of Webster St. From ongoing investigations, intel led officers to the above location. Due to warrants the male had (Residential Entry/Trespassing/Criminal Mischief – Level 6 Felony, Violation of Probation -Possession of Cocaine – Level 6 Felony), new charges stemming from involvements recently and the subject’s criminal history, the incident was deemed a “high risk” warrant service, and Officers with the Fort Waye Police Departments Emergency Services Team and Crisis Response Team were paged out to take over the investigation. At the time of this release, this is still an ongoing incident and ask that the public avoid the area until it has been resolved.

Update at 11:27 p.m. – Police have ceased operations and are clearing the area. The scene has been secured and reopened to the public. No apprehensions were made at this time.