Child Neglect Investigation / 2100 Fairfield Avenue
Date/Time: 05-07-2012 5:31 PM
Location: 2116 Fairfield Ave
Suspects: Male Adult, Female Adult
On Monday May 7, 2012 at approximately 5:31 PM, the Fort Wayne Police Department
responded to the Belmont Beverage located at 2116 Fairfield Ave in reference
to a child neglect investigation. As officers were responding to the scene, they received
information that someone had called 911 advising that they observed a male and female
strap four young children to the hood of a car and leave the Belmont Beverage lot. A
United States Marshal observed the vehicle with the children strapped to the hood traveling
on Fairfield near the Belmont location. The U.S. Marshall stopped the car in the 400 block
of Poplar Street.
Officers arrived on the scene and arrested the male adult driver for operating while
intoxicated and other charges are pending. The female adult was transported to
police headquarters for questioning. The children are ages 4,5,6,and 7. Employees with
the Department of Children Services were also called to the scene.
This incident remains under investigation by the Fort Wayne Police Department, Allen
County Prosecutors Office, and the Department of Children Services.
Public Information Officer
Fort Wayne Police Department