You choose, we deliver
If you are interested in this story, you might be interested in others from The Journal Gazette. Go to and pick the subjects you care most about. We'll deliver your customized daily news report at 3 a.m. Fort Wayne time, right to your email.

Police and fire

  • Dog's former owner charged with cruelty
    As Loki, the dog lived a horrible life. Unable to escape his urine-soaked cage, he was starving, caked in feces and barely able to stand when Animal Care & Control found him in late March.
  • 5 charged in tool thefts at Lowe's
    Five people were charged Tuesday in what investigators say was an ongoing theft ring that targeted local Lowe's stores.
  • Spouse sought in stabbing
    A woman was hospitalized Tuesday night after police said a quarrel with her husband at their home near Warsaw ended with her suffering several stab wounds.

Arrest made in post office robbery try

A Fort Wayne man was arrested Wednesday in connection with the Dec. 19 attempted robbery of a post office on the city’s east side, officials said.

Julius W. Lawson, 34, was arrested by the U.S. Postal Inspection Service and the Fort Wayne Police Department’s Gang Unit and Violent Crimes Unit.

He faces a federal robbery charge resulting from the attempted robbery of the Diplomat Station post office, 4171 Hessen Cassel Road, according to a release from the Fort Wayne Police Department.

Lawson was being held at the Allen County Jail without bail.

A second suspect in the robbery attempt remains at large. Anyone with information about the second person can call the Fort Wayne Police Department at 427-1222.

The robbery attempt remains under investigation by the Postal Inspection Service and the Fort Wayne Police Department’s Investigative Division.