IDs sought for 2 accused of theft at Von Maur

January 26, 2019

Police are seeking help to identify two men who authorities say were caught on surveillance cameras stealing high-end items from Von Maur at Jefferson Pointe.

The Fort Wayne Police Department provided photos from the in-store cameras that purportedly show the two men taking items in late December and January.

According to Sgt. John Shank of FWPD’s street crimes unit, about $1,000 worth of merchandise was taken.

Shank said the men have also stolen from stores in Glenbrook Square.

“They just go in, grab an armful of merchandise and walk out with it. And they’re fast. They already know what they’re grabbing and they walk right back out. There’s usually a car waiting for them at the exit,” Shank said.

Anyone who can help identify these two men is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 437-7807 or 427-1222.

Man swept away in river from dam

Authorities say a man was reportedly swept downriver from a dam in central Indiana.

The Indiana Department of Natural Resources said authorities got a 911 call Thursday from someone who saw what looked like a man in the frigid water at a dam across the Big Blue River in Edinburgh.

Authorities responded and searched the area downriver of the dam without finding anyone.

The search was suspended Thursday night because of river and weather conditions.

Searchers planned to return to the area Friday as officials sought help to determine the identity of the possible missing man.

After appearing in court, man flees

Multiple law enforcement agencies searched downtown Albion for a Noble County man who fled the courthouse Friday morning after appearing in court on a warrant.

Zachary Centers, 27, of Albion was charged Jan. 1 with a misdemeanor for invasion of privacy, according to court records.

He appeared Friday on a warrant, but after evading sheriff’s officers and fleeing the Noble County Courthouse on foot, he faces additional charges of resisting law enforcement, according to a news release from the Noble County Sheriff’s Department.

Centers ran out of the courthouse about 10 a.m., the release said, heading downstairs and leaving before court security could catch him.

“Centers fled on foot in the Albion downtown area with units from multiple agencies attempting to locate him,” the release said.

The search was eventually called off.

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