Delphos couple hospitalized after home invasion Saturday morning

Police search for burglar

By John Bush -

DELPHOS — Two people were injured during a home invasion Saturday morning in Delphos.

At 6:05 a.m., the Delphos Police Department received a call regarding a suspicious person in the 300 block of Jackson Street. According to the caller, the person was knocking on doors and then walking away.

While en route to Jackson Street, officers received a second call that a man had been injured and was bleeding. Upon arrival, officers found that the man had an injury to his neck. The man told officers he was injured by a man who had gained entry to his home in the 200 block of South Pierce Street. Officers observed that the back door of the man’s home was unlocked, and a “considerable amount of blood” was at the scene. The victim was treated for his injuries at the scene by Delphos EMS.

The scene was secured, and K-9 and crime scene units from the Allen County Sheriff’s Office were asked to come to South Pierce Street. Officers again spoke with the victim, who advised that his wife was still in the home. The woman also had injuries, according to police officials. The husband and wife were taken to St. Rita’s Medical Center.

Police officials refused to release the names of the victims or their conditions, citing an ongoing investigation.

A K-9 search of the area was performed, and the scene was processed by a deputy from the Sheriff’s Office. However, the burglar was not found.

The burglar was described as a “young, skinny white male with black hair, possibly wearing cutoff shorts.”

Anyone with information about this incident was asked to contact the Delphos Police Department or the Allen County Sheriff’s Office.

The investigation was ongoing Saturday evening.

Police search for burglar

By John Bush

Reach John Bush at 567-242-0456 or on Twitter @Bush_Lima.

Reach John Bush at 567-242-0456 or on Twitter @Bush_Lima.

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