Noble sheriff’s son dies in crash

December 8, 2018

Noble County Sheriff Doug Harp’s son was killed in a single-vehicle crash Thursday night in Noble County, the sheriff’s department said Friday.

Andrew D. Harp, 30, of Noble County drove off County Road 415 North and struck a tree, police said.

Andrew Harp was also the son of retired Noble County Sheriff’s Department matron Renee Harp.

The sheriff’s department received a call at 6:53 p.m. Thursday. The caller said a vehicle had struck a tree in the 10000 block of County Road 415 North. The crash was east of County Road 1000 East.

Andrew Harp, the only person in the 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee, was not wearing a seat belt. Toxicology results are pending, according to the Indiana State Police, which is investigating the crash.

Weather was not a factor in the crash, state police said.

Pedestrian killed on Lafayette ID’d

A 47-year-old Fort Wayne woman has been identified as the pedestrian struck by a vehicle and killed in the 7700 block of Lafayette Street on Wednesday evening, the Allen County coroner’s office said Friday.

Kimberly K. McCagg died accidentally from blunt force trauma because of the crash, the coroner’s office said.

McCagg’s death is the 31st caused by a vehicle crash this year in the county, the coroner said.

Fort Wayne police said McCagg was running across four lanes of traffic on Lafayette when she was struck by a northbound vehicle and killed about 7 p.m. Wednesday.

She was taken to a hospital in critical condition and was pronounced dead on arrival, police have said.

The incident remains under investigation by city police and the coroner’s office.

2nd man charged in credit card spree

Another man was charged in a case involving a stolen credit card used at three fast-food restaurants Nov. 25 before it was used at four big-box stores. The seven purchases were made in a two-hour period, according to court documents.

Javier Jimenez, 18, was seen on surveillance video at the stores along with an accomplice, Cameron Bittner. The men started at McDonald’s, Taco Bell and Arby’s before hitting Lowe’s, Redbox at Walmart, Walmart and Meijer, court records said.

They had both worked at Wendy’s together, Bittner said, but no Wendy’s food was bought on the Discover card, which was stolen out of a woman’s purse.

The purse was inside her car parked in her driveway, court records said.

Jimenez was charged Friday with seven counts of fraud and a misdemeanor charge for theft. He was released on his own recognizance and has a court hearing scheduled for Wednesday.

Bittner was charged Thursday with seven counts of fraud.