October 27, 2013 11:03 PM
Two people allegedly attacked at a Downtown Lafayette Nightclub are out of the hospital tonight.
Police say they received the call about 12:30 Saturday morning that the two were stabbed at Karma Nightclub. The victims drove themselves to University Medical Center in Lafayette where police were called to investigate... more »
September 6, 2013 7:09 PM
For the second time this week, a Lafayette neighborhood is hit by thieves.
It's the same "m-o" as the case from earlier this week, when 15 cars were burglarized.
The cars were all unlocked. The thieves going car-to-car, checking the doors, finding the open ones and taking items... more »
September 5, 2013 7:30 PM
The Lafayette Police Department is still investigating more than thirty car burglaries in three Lafayette neighborhoods.
We have new surveillance video, showing three men going car-to-car on Renee Avenue, off West Bayou Parkway, Tuesday morning, trying to break in. Police say they don't have any suspects, but believe they... more »
September 3, 2013 7:57 PM
The Lafayette Police Department is investigating more than thirty car burglaries in the last four days.
The most recent hit was this morning off West Bayou Parkway and Charles Read where more than 15 cars were broken into. Early Sunday morning, items were stolen from three cars on Acadian... more »
September 2, 2013 7:21 PM
While thousands across the country have the day off others are hard at work.
There are those who no matter what the calendar says have to get up and get to work.
"Regardless of what holiday it is, our services will always be here and we're always available... more »
May 22, 2013 7:13 PM
Lafayette Police Lieutenant Ricky Rees was laid to rest today.
He died Saturday after a motorcycle crash in Iberville Parish. He was a 23 year veteran of the Lafayette Police Department and leaves behind two teenage children.
Hundreds turned out to pay their final respects. Holding American flags,... more »
September 14, 2012 6:56 PM
The gag order a federal judge has placed on the parties involved in the lawsuit against the Lafayette Police Department and Lafayette Consolidated Government is still in effect.
Nine current and former Lafayette Police Officers who are suing their superiors and local government appeared in federal court today. As... more »
September 5, 2012 9:43 AM
"I basically lost my whole family besides my other two kids I have. I can't believe it sometimes and I hope I'll wake up."
Russell Lambert Senior is mourning the loss of three of his sons who died this year. In a span of three months Lambert and his... more »
February 4, 2012 8:07 AM
A 19 year old male is dead after suffering several stab wounds in a fight early Saturday morning.
Just after two o'clock, Lafayette Police Officers working in the parking lot of Café Habana City, located in the 900 block of Bertrand Drive, responded to a fight in front of... more »
December 15, 2011 8:49 AM
A homeowner received a rude awakening after a car slammed into his home early Thursday morning.
This all happening in the 300 block of Goldman Street just off of the Evangeline Thruway around 2:30 Thursday morning. The driver lost control, hitting a lamp pole before hitting the home.
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August 24, 2011 6:55 PM
Police said they dropped off a man at a hospital for a mental evaluation. A few hours later neighbors said he was back home and allegedly killed his girlfriend. It happened on North Meyers Drive in Lafayette Tuesday night.
Residents said they think the suspect has mental issues, but... more »
July 3, 2011 1:18 PM
On July 3, 2011, at approximately 1:00 am, Lafayette Police responded to 130 Northern Avenue regarding a shooting. When officers arrived, they discovered the victim, a 36 year old male of Lafayette, lying on the ground with 2 gunshot wounds to the chest. According to witnesses, the victim and the... more »
July 3, 2011 1:14 PM
The Lafayette Police Department has released the name of the man who died of a gunshot wound.
Forty-nine year old Michael Davis died Saturday. Police say a domestic dispute started on Willow Street between a man and a woman. They both then got into separate cars fleeing the area.... more »
July 2, 2011 11:35 PM
A dispute on the roadways led to a shooting and a crash, leaving one man dead.
This all happening in Lafayette at around four o'clock Saturday near the intersection of University and Simcoe.
Two cars were involved, a man and a woman in two separate vehicles, and police... more »
June 4, 2011 11:24 AM
One person is in stable condition after a gunshot wound to the hip area.
Around two am Saturday morning, at least one shot was fired in the 400 block of Stevenson Street in Lafayette. Investigators say that a disturbance took place amongst a group of male suspects at a... more »
December 2, 2010 3:40 PM
A Lafayette teenager is in the parish jail following a two month investigation by the Lafayette Police Department.
Lebrente Felix, 17, is charged with Aggravated Rape. He's accused of having sex with a 12 year old girl.
His bond is set at $250,000. Felix is due in court... more »
November 16, 2010 12:53 PM
A Lafayette Police officer is on paid administrative leave, while an investigation gets underway into allegations of procedure and policy violations. The details of the allegations were not made available to the media. Cpl. Oren Haydel worked in the Crime Scene Investigations division. According to a complaint, his work may... more »
October 27, 2010 6:23 PM
No charges will be filed against Major Glen Dartez. He retired from the Lafayette Police Department last month after 34 years. Dartez left following an investigation involving a murder that happened June 11th. He was off-duty, but in the neighborhood, the night Montie Martie was killed by her boyfriend. Dartez... more »
February 19, 2010 12:57 PM
Detectives with the Lafayette Police Department are seeking the public's assistance in identifying the suspect for a recent robbery. On February 17, 2010, at approximately 4:00 am, the suspect approached an employee on the exterior of the business at 101 South College Road and forced the employee back inside at... more »
January 14, 2010 4:04 PM
Detectives with the Lafayette Police Department are seeking the identity of a suspect that is believed to have stolen over $500 worth of cigarettes at 6 convenience stores. The suspect approaches the sales counter and requests a carton of cigarettes. When the carton is placed onto the counter, the suspect... more »
November 23, 2009 12:36 PM
Shoppers asked to be Vigilant
The Lafayette Police Department would like to wish all of its citizens a "Happy and Safe Holiday Season". The Police Department offers the following safety tips while shopping and at home: Holiday Crime Prevention Tips While Shopping: • Stay alert to your surroundings and the... more »
October 29, 2009 12:40 PM
On October 28, 2009, at approximately 7:00 pm, officers with the Lafayette Police Department responded to the 5700 block of Johnston Street regarding a crash involving a pedestrian. The pedestrian, Quintrell Leblanc age 46 year of New Iberia, was attempting to cross the southbound lane of Johnston Street when he... more »
September 28, 2009 4:13 PM
On September 26, 2009, at approximately 11:40 am, officers with the Lafayette Police Department responded to Congress Cleaner, located at 3922 W. Congress Street, regarding an armed robbery. According to employees, the suspect entered the business and produced a large knife. The suspect was able to get an undisclosed amount... more »
September 22, 2009 7:50 PM
We see school buses every day. But how familiar are you with the laws requiring you to stop?
It's that time of day, kids at Woodvale Elementary are lining up on this rainy afternoon, ready to board the bus. A common route that each rider is familiar with.
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