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  • Houma police may sell guns, buy new ones

    November 30, 2014 7:09 PM

    HOUMA, La. (AP) - Houma Police Chief Todd Duplantis hopes to get most of the money he needs to buy new guns for the department by selling the old ones. He tells The Courier that the current .40-caliber Glock 22 pistols are about 15 years old, and a few have... more »
  • Police make 5 arrests after boy found in Ga. home

    November 29, 2014 3:16 PM

    ONESBORO, Ga. (AP) - The father of a teenage boy and four other people have been arrested after the child was found in a home in Clayton County, south of Atlanta, police said Saturday. The boy, 13, had been reported missing four years ago, and was reunited with his mother... more »
  • Police: Man killed by train was pushed onto tracks

    November 16, 2014 9:17 PM

    NEW YORK (AP) - A man standing with his wife on a Bronx subway platform was pushed onto the tracks Sunday morning by another man and was struck and killed by an oncoming train, police said. The assailant fled. Police said an unidentified man pushed 61-year-old Wai Kuen Kwok of... more »
  • Police: Veteran beaten by man he met at bar dies

    November 15, 2014 11:20 PM

    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - An Army veteran beaten by a man he met at a bar died Saturday afternoon, nearly a week after being hospitalized with burns so bad that parts of both arms had to be amputated, police and his partner said. Veteran Stephen Patrick White, 46, died at... more »
  • Indiana police detain man in deaths of 4 women

    October 19, 2014 10:50 PM

    HAMMOND, Ind. (AP) - An Indiana man confessed to killing a woman whose body was found in a Motel 6 and told police where the bodies of three more women could be found, police said Sunday. Gary police found the bodies of three women at different locations in Gary late... more »
  • Scott Police Officer hit directing Fright Trail Traffic

    October 19, 2014 7:29 PM

    An officer was hit in front of Fright Trail Friday night around 9:50 p.m. while directing traffic. A Scott Police Officer directing traffic in the 5100 block of Cameron Street, was struck by a vehicle traveling approximately 10 mph, Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Office said. The officer was taken... more »
  • Police say they've found human remains that could be those of UVa. student missing since Sept

    October 18, 2014 6:02 PM

    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) - Searchers found human remains on Saturday that could be those of a University of Virginia sophomore who has been missing since Sept. 13, police said. Further forensic tests are needed to confirm whether the remains are those of Hannah Graham, but Graham's parents were notified of... more »
  • Police Search for Suspect Accused of Cutting a Man

    October 12, 2014 3:45 PM

    A suspect is on the run after allegedly cutting a victim in Iberia Parish. Deputies say around 12:34 a.m. Friday a cutting incident took place in around South Corinne Street and Armentor Street in New Iberia. The victim, a 25 year male, says he was in the 1100... more »
  • Police: Car plows into outside diners in Miami

    October 4, 2014 10:07 PM

    MIAMI (AP) - Miami Police say a car plowed into seven people who were sitting at a pizza parlor's outside tables. Officer Kenia Fallat said the driver of the Toyota Camry said he lost control of the vehicle before hitting the patrons of La Pizzeria de Lemoni on Saturday afternoon.... more »
  • Officals searching for a Ville Platte Runaway

    October 4, 2014 7:48 PM

    The Ville Platte Police Department is seeking help in locating 14 year old Benjalyn Bradley. Her parents reported last seeing her at approximately 8:30 last night (10-3-14). According to family members, Benjalyn has run away before and was found in the Lafayette area on the North Side. Benjalyn... more »
  • Police: Arizona Man Trades $160K Diamond for $20 Weed

    September 27, 2014 2:40 PM

    An Arizona man could have gotten himself one of the fanciest cars on the road and had money left over with what a diamond he allegedly stole was worth, but instead police say he traded the $160,000 gem for $20 worth of marijuana. Walter Earl Morrison, 20, of Phoenix,... more »
  • Feds censure local police, yet give lethal weapons

    September 21, 2014 10:40 PM

    LOS ANGELES (AP) - A Pentagon program that distributes military surplus gear to local law enforcement allows even departments that the Justice Department has censured for civil rights violations to apply for and get lethal weaponry. That lack of communication between two Cabinet agencies adds to questions about a program... more »
  • Police detain 'Django Unchained' actress in LA

    September 14, 2014 8:01 PM

    LOS ANGELES (AP) - An actress who appeared in "Django Unchained" was handcuffed by police responding to a report of indecent exposure. The Los Angeles Police Department said Sunday that officers detained Daniele Watts and her companion last week after a complaint that two people were "involved in indecent exposure"... more »
  • Police: 6 hurt in shooting outside Alaska bar

    September 14, 2014 7:54 PM

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - Police say six people were injured, one critically, in a shooting outside a bar in Alaska, and the suspects remain at large. A group of family members and friends was outside the Kodiak Bar and Grill in Anchorage at 4:25 a.m. Sunday when one of the... more »
  • Police: 1 dead in gas accident on La. oil platform

    September 13, 2014 7:32 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A contractor was killed and two others were injured Saturday during maintenance on a Chevron natural gas pipeline off the Louisiana coast, authorities said. The contractor, whose name was not immediately released, was among four maintenance workers on the platform when the accident occurred about 11:10... more »
  • Police say drunk Vermont woman had child drive car

    September 7, 2014 3:14 PM

    BRATTLEBORO, Vt. (AP) - A Vermont woman has been arrested after police say she had a child drive her car while she was drunk. Forty-two-year-old Jessica Mathiau of Brattleboro was arrested Saturday evening and charged with child endangerment. State police say a trooper noticed a car parked in the middle... more »
  • Police probe latest New Orleans gun death

    September 7, 2014 1:52 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Police in New Orleans are investigating the shooting death of a 31-year-old man. Officers responding to a call about gunshots fired late Saturday night found the victim with multiple gunshot wounds. He was pronounced dead at the scene, which was on Dryades Street in the city's... more »
  • Police: officer shot man who tried to take gun

    August 31, 2014 9:25 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Baton Rouge police Cpl. Don Coppola Jr. says an officer shot and critically wounded a man who allegedly tried to grab the officer's gun while threatening his life. Coppola says the 27-year-old man was being arrested on suspicion of drunk while intoxicated shortly after 1... more »
  • Police, protesters clash again in Ferguson

    August 16, 2014 1:44 PM

    FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) - Anger spurred by the death of a black teenager at the hands of a white police officer in a St. Louis suburb boiled over again when protesters stormed into a Missouri convenience store - the same one the teen was accused of robbing. Missouri Gov. Jay... more »
  • Police: Black teen killed in Missouri was unarmed

    August 10, 2014 3:03 PM

    FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) - An 18-year-old black man shot and killed by a suburban St. Louis police officer was unarmed, police said Sunday during a news conference that occurred while hundreds of angry protesters gathered outside to demand answers. Police have not disclosed the name of the man who was... more »
  • Police: Woman found after jumping from vehicle

    August 9, 2014 2:01 PM

    ECORSE, Mich. (AP) - Police say an 18-year-old Michigan woman who went missing after reporting she'd stopped to check on a person lying in a rural roadside ditch was found alive more than 16 hours later after jumping from a slow-moving vehicle. Ecorse police Cpl. Chris Trevino tells the Detroit... more »
  • 2 Arrested in Opelousas; Police Find Drugs and a Handgun

    July 27, 2014 9:02 PM

    Saturday morning at 1:28 a.m., officers with the Opelousas Police Department were patrolling the Nicole Lane area, and noticed four men standing between a set of housing units. The officers approached them from different directions and detained them after 1 of the males walked away while attempting to hide... more »
  • Westlake police officer works to form honor guard

    July 26, 2014 1:24 PM

    WESTLAKE, La. (AP) - When Jason O'Rourke saw his grandfather in a dress uniform while serving on honor guard duty, it inspired him to join the force. Now the Westlake Police officer is working to get the department's first honor guard going. The American Press reports such voluntary units help... more »
  • Mayor: Cop killer lay in wait for police to arrive

    July 13, 2014 1:48 PM

    JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) - A gunman who killed a rookie officer responding to a report of an armed robbery at a drugstore early Sunday never tried to rob the store and instead lay in wait for police, telling a witness to watch the news because he was "going to... more »
  • Police: 7 injured during Bourbon Street shooting

    June 29, 2014 12:53 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - New Orleans Police say seven people have been injured during a shooting on Bourbon Street. Police spokesman Frank Robertson says in a statement that the incident happened about 2:45 a.m. Sunday in the 700 block of Bourbon Street. He says the unidentified victims were taken to... more »
  • Police capture alligator in truck stop parking lot; Second gator escapes into waterway

    June 7, 2014 2:52 AM

    PEARL, Miss. - An alligator was captured by police last week after being found in a truck stop parking lot. "The officers didn't have time to wait for somebody to get there because, like we said before, there were people around, and they were in danger," Pearl Police Department... more »
  • Police: Driver Flees Traffic Stop with Cop in Car

    June 2, 2014 1:50 AM

    FLORENCE, N.J. (AP) -- A man who allegedly fled from a traffic stop in southern New Jersey with a police officer inside his car in facing numerous charges. Florence police tell the Burlington County Times that 19-year-old Randy Eno Mase of Wilmington, Delaware was stopped early Saturday for speeding.... more »
  • Police: Good Samaritans chase down teens who robbed elderly woman

    June 1, 2014 1:17 AM

    SLIDELL, La. - Two North Carolina teens traveling through the state robbed an 80-year-old woman and were chased down by a pair of Good Samaritans and eventually arrested, according to Slidell Police. Spokesman Daniel Seuzeneau said the incident occurred around 6:30 pm Friday in a Wal-Mart parking lot. ... more »
  • Police says 1 dead, 7 hurt at party shooting

    May 24, 2014 12:51 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - New Orleans police are investigating a party shooting late Friday in Gentilly where a 15-year-old boy was killed dead and seven others wounded. Police said that in addition to the boy who was killed, four females and three males were shot at about 11:20 p.m. Police... more »
  • Police: Man steals $75,000 car on test drive

    April 12, 2014 6:23 PM

    BOSSIER CITY, La. (AP) - Bossier City police are looking for a man who they say stole a $75,000 car by taking it for a test drive. Police say a man drove off from Moffett Audi in a white 2014 Audi A7 on Friday afternoon and didn't come back. He... more »
  • Bahamas police find 4 burnt bodies on remote cay

    April 6, 2014 9:55 PM

    NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) - Police in the Bahamas say the badly burnt bodies of four people have been found on a remote southern cay of the sprawling archipelago. The Royal Bahamas Defense Force said Sunday that the charred corpses of three men and one woman have been found on Anguilla... more »
  • Police Bust Virginia Sexting Ring Involving More Than 100 Teens

    April 5, 2014 11:43 PM

    Deputies are conducting a major investigation into a teenage "sexting" scandal in Virginia involving more than 100 teens and more than 1,000 photos of underage girls posted to a social media account. The investigation, involving both middle and high schoolers across six counties, began when a mother reported suspicious... more »
  • Precinct 4 opened for police business

    March 29, 2014 10:09 PM

    LAFAYETTE - Northeast Lafayette welcomed its new Police Department substation Friday, where a new 3,600-square-foot Precinct 4 was built to be manned by 28 police officers whose presence already has stemmed crime. The substation, which sits at the corner of Moss and Mathieu streets, was an $840,000 endeavor that... more »
  • Gary P. Williams Announces Candidacy for Youngsville Chief of Police

    March 18, 2014 10:05 AM

    Youngsville, LA - Gary P. Williams, a life long resident of Youngsville, announced his candidacy for the Office of Chief of Police for the City of Youngsville. "It has been my life long ambition to serve as Chief of Police for my hometown and I have always said when the... more »
  • Pistorius lawyer scrutinizes police investigation

    March 13, 2014 7:37 AM

    PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) - A photograph of Oscar Pistorius' blood-stained prosthetic legs was used by his chief defense lawyer Thursday to attempt to show that the athlete was wearing them, as he says, when he broke down a toilet door with a cricket bat to get to the girlfriend... more »
  • Opelousas Police Department Daily Arrest Report

    February 13, 2014 9:52 AM

    This is the Opelousas daily arrest reprot for February 13, 2014. The Opelousas Police Department responded to 60 complaints in the past 24 hour period. Martaina Davis, 32 343 Country Ridge Road, Opelousas 1)Theft of Goods 2)Contributing to the Delinquency of a Juvenile John Bryant, 19 619 E.... more »
  • 6 killed in shootouts with Rio de Janeiro police

    February 4, 2014 7:59 AM

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - Police in Rio de Janeiro say at least six people have been killed during shootouts between officers and suspected drug gang members. Rio police are carrying out operations in several slums, hunting for those responsible for the weekend shooting death of an officer. A police... more »
  • Police: Woman struck man with iron

    February 4, 2014 7:37 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Baton Rouge police arrested a 52-year-old woman accused of striking a man in the head with an iron. The Advocate reports Debra Williams was booked Sunday on counts of second-degree battery. Police say the victim had a large gash on his head that required several... more »
  • Opelousas Police Department's Daily Arrest Report

    January 31, 2014 9:28 AM

    This is the Opelousas Daily Arrest Report for January 31, 2014. The Opelousas Police Department responded to 112 complaints in the past 48 hour period. Nathaniel McCoy, 32, 1212 Crouchet Street, Opelousas 1)2nd Degree Murder 2)Felon in Possession of a Firearm Jaylen Johnson, 19, 1225 Stardust Street, Opelousas... more »
  • Opelousas Police Department Daily Arrest Report

    January 28, 2014 6:56 AM

    This is the Opelousas Police Department Daily Arrest Report for January 28, 2014. The Opelousas Police Department responded to 63 complaints in the past 24 hour period. Kendra Guidry, 20, 921 W. South Street, Opelousas 1)Simple Battery Rachelle Guidry, 39, 920 W. South Street, Opelousas 1)2 counts of... more »
  • Morgan City Police Department Arrest Report

    January 17, 2014 9:14 AM

    Errol Johnson, 54 years of age, Address-Belle Rose, Louisiana was arrested on 01/16/2014 @ 11:57am Charge: Simple Burglary of a Vehicle; Illegal Possession of Stolen Things(Vehicle-Value$8,000); Illegal Possession of Stolen Things under $500.00; Aggravated Flight from an Officer; Unauthorized Entry of a Place of Business; Possession of... more »
  • Opelousas Police Department's Daily Arrest Report

    January 14, 2014 7:00 AM

    This is the Opelousas police report for January 14, 2014. The Opelousas Police Department responded to 80 complaints in the past 24 hour period. Marcus Griffin, 30, 413 Raymond Street, Opelousas, La. 1)Possession of Schedule II Drugs. 2)Possession of Schedule V Drugs. The Opelousas Police Department responded to... more »
  • Police: 4 dead after La. shootings, 3 injured

    December 27, 2013 6:25 AM

    RACELAND, La. (AP) - A southern Louisiana man attacked his former in-laws and the head of a hospital where he'd worked, killing three - including his wife - before killing himself, authorities said. The shootings happened about 45 miles southwest of New Orleans on Thursday, the first reported by Lafourche... more »
  • Police investigating 2 morning deaths

    December 16, 2013 7:31 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Police in New Orleans say they are investigating the deaths of two women in eastern New Orleans. Police say it appears one woman was stabbed to death early Monday. She was found outdoors at an address on the Interstate 10 service road. Another woman was reported... more »
  • KARMA Stabbing Victim Speaks Out

    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 »
  • Morgan City Police Department Arrest Report

    October 24, 2013 10:09 AM

    The following were arrested by the Morgan City Police Department. 1. Male Juvenile, Morgan City, Louisiana was arrested @ 1:20pm Charge- Theft of a Motor Vehicle, Simple Burglary, Theft of a Firearm and Theft. On October 22nd, 2013 Morgan City Police began an investigation into a possible... more »
  • Zachary homeowner upset over police protection

    October 23, 2013 9:46 AM

    ZACHARY, La. (AP) - Zachary homeowner Kelly Feese complained to the city council that the police department has failed to address a rash of burglaries in her neighborhood. Feese said her house has been broken into five times. She said she has purchased a weapon to protect herself and her... more »
  • Drunk Driving Suspect Bonds Out of Jail

    October 20, 2013 9:24 PM

    An Abbeville family says they're lucky to be alive after a suspected drunk driver hit their home. The crash happened around midnight on South St. Valerie Street. The suspect, Brandon Thomas hit a fence, a truck and then another fence before pushing two other vehicles into a house. This... more »
  • Missing Erath Man Believed to be in Mexico

    September 30, 2013 7:13 PM

    The search for a missing Erath man is sparking the attention of law enforcement in and outside of the U.S. 20-year-old Damien Trahan was last seen leaving his job at Champagne's Supermarket in Erath a week ago. This is the first missing person's case in Erath since Police Chief... more »
  • Facebook Page Created to Help Alleged 9-11 Vandal

    September 13, 2013 6:47 PM

    Two days after the 9-11 memorial in Downtown Lafayette was defaced, a group is rallying around the suspect. Salvador Perez remains behind bars tonight and is being held on $11,000 bond. He appeared before Judge Thomas Fredrick via video from the Lafayette Parish Correctional Center. Perez is facing charges... more »
  • Police Investigating Rash of Car Burglaries

    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 »
  • Zwolle Police Officer arrested in porn case

    August 29, 2013 4:17 AM

    MANY, La. (AP) - Louisiana State Police have arrested a Zwolle Police officer for pornography involving juveniles, indecent behavior with juveniles, obstruction of justice and malfeasance in office. State police booked 33-year-old Calvin L. Aaron Jr., of Zwolle, on Wednesday. He's being held in the Sabine Parish Detention Center. It... more »
  • Days Before Murder, Warrant Was Issued For Person Of Interest

    August 23, 2013 2:36 AM

    A KATC investigation has found that just days before a young woman was murdered in Rayne, an arrest warrant was issued for her step-father, who's now considered a person of interest in her death. That man, Kerry Bertrand has not been charged with murder, but he is behind bars... more »
  • Not Guilty Pleas Entered in Alleged Ticket Quota Scandal

    August 12, 2013 6:26 PM

    Henderson Police Chief Leroy Guidry and those involved in an alleged ticket-quota scandal pleaded not guilty in court today. Guidry is maintaining his innocence. He and Assistant Police Chief Mack Lloyd are accused of having officers illegally write tickets on the interstate in their town. According to the... more »
  • Brusly to dip into reserves for police station

    July 8, 2013 8:53 AM

    BRUSLY, La. (AP) - The Brusly Town Council is ready to charge ahead with the construction of a $2.3 million state-of-the-art administration building for its police department. It's an endeavor Mayor Joey Normand said will take a sizeable chunk out of the town's $1.5 million savings fund to complete. Normand... more »
  • Opelousas Police Department Arrest Report

    July 3, 2013 9:51 AM

    The Opelousas Police Department responded to 80 complaints in the past 24 hour period. Mohamad Charri, 53, 410 W. Grolee Street, Opelousas 1)Disturbing the Peace by Loud & Abusive Language Steven Joseph, 26, 709 Mia Street, Opelousas 1)Simple Burglary 2)Introduction of Contraband in Penal Institution Breion... more »
  • State Police Hiring for First Time in 5 Years

    July 1, 2013 6:10 PM

    They've tightened their belts, but for the first time in five years, more funding is on the radar for State Troopers. Today is the start of the new fiscal year for the state and State Police are starting the year off on a high note. The department is getting... more »
  • 11 pass Baton Rouge police chief test

    June 21, 2013 7:25 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Eleven candidates seeking to become Baton Rouge's next police chief have passed the two-part civil service exam. The Advocate reports Sgt. Jonathan S. Dunnam and Capt. James G. Drickamer, both of the Baton Rouge Police Department, tied for the highest score at 91. Interim Chief... more »
  • Opelousas Police Department's Daily Arrest Report

    June 17, 2013 9:54 AM

    June 17, 2013 The Opelousas Police Department responded to 227 complaints in the past 72 hour period. James Gilbert, 45, 126 Rose Drive, Opelousas 1)D.W.I. 2)Careless Operation 3)Suspended Driver's License Joseph Sharlow, 17, 1212 Cherbourg Street, Opelousas 1)Simple Burglary Jermaine Joubert, 34, 150 Harold... more »
  • Opelousas Police Department's Daily Arrest Report

    June 14, 2013 9:47 AM

    June 14, 2013 The Opelousas Police Department responded to 103 complaints in the past 24 hour period. Bridgette Drake, 28, 608 Hall Street Opelousas 1)Distribution of Schedule IV Drugs 2)Distribution of Schedule III Drugs Brian Pitre, 31, 1113 Overton Street, Opelousas 1)Domestic Abuse Battery... more »
  • Opelousas Police Department's Daily Arrest Report

    June 7, 2013 9:37 AM

    June 7, 2013 The Opelousas Police Departmen t responded to 88 complaints in the past 24 hour period. Berkley Dixon, 36, 128 Thibodeaux Street, Lawtell 1)2 counts of Unauthorized Use of an Access Card 2)2 counts of Theft Martin Texada Jr., 17, 1427 Jackson Street,... more »
  • Woman Finds Note with KKK Reference

    May 24, 2013 7:26 PM

    A Lafayette woman is scared after she says she found a threatening and racist note on her front door. The note made references to the KKK and implied she should move. April Cox found the note Tuesday night at her home on Essie Street, off Willow in North... more »
  • Opelousas Police Department's Daily Arrest Report

    May 24, 2013 8:45 AM

    The Opelousas Police Department responded to 83 complaints in the past 24 hour period. Erin Kaiser, age 31, 257 Kaiser Road, Krotz Springs 1)Simple Criminal Damage to Property Anyone with additional information can contact the Opelousas Police Department at 337-948-2500.
  • Lieutenant Ricky Rees Laid to Rest

    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 »
  • Opelousas Police Department's Daily Arrest Report

    May 21, 2013 7:22 AM

    The Opelousas Police Department responded to 93 complaints in the past 24 hour period. Randy Papillion, age 22, 522 W. Cherry Street, Opelousas 1)Simple Burglary Anyone with additional information can contact the Opelousas Police Department at 337-948-2500.
  • Lafayette Police Officer Dies in Motorcycle Crash

    May 18, 2013 7:48 PM

    A single vehicle crash on LA Highway 3000 north of Interstate 10 which claimed the life of a Lafayette man and off duty Lafayette Police Officer. Troopers say on May 18, 2013, shortly before 2:00 p.m., 45-year-old Richard "Ricky" Rees, an off-duty Lafayette Police Lieutenant, was driving a 2013 Harley... more »
  • Investigation Continues at Krotz Springs Elementary

    May 17, 2013 12:07 PM

    The investigation into a substitute teacher allegedly assaulting a student at Krotz Springs Elementary continues today. Krotz Springs Police Chief Norman Mouille tells KATC he has called in another agency to assist in the investigation. Mouille says, "I want to make sure we make the right decision." A... more »
  • Opelousas Police Department's Daily Arrest Report

    May 6, 2013 6:52 AM

    The Opelousas Police Department responded to 235 complaints in the past 72 hour period. Felton Bocard, age 21, 2301 Ledoux Circle, Opelousas 1)Home Invasion Jacoby Broussard, age 29, 718 Butcher Switch Rd, Lafayette 1)Possession with Intent to Distribute Schedule II Drugs 2)Resisting an Officer 3)Simple Criminal Damage to... more »
  • Opelousas Police Department's Daily Arrest Report

    May 3, 2013 8:10 AM

    The Opelousas Police Department responded to 90 complaints in the past 24 hour period. Dylan Angello, age 23, 1708 Pujo Street, Opelousas 1)Simple Arson Anyone with additional information can contact the Opelousas Police Department at 337-948-2500.
  • Police Looking for Clues into Pressure Cooker Bomb Threat

    May 2, 2013 6:31 PM

    The search is on for whoever threatened to blow up Broussard Middle School using a pressure cooker bomb. The campus is on South Morgan Street off the Amabassador Caffery Extension. Around 9:30 Thursday morning, Broussard Police evacuated students to a nearby church. After a two hour search, nothing... more »
  • BRPD hosts police mountain bike association

    April 30, 2013 8:15 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The 23rd annual International Police Mountain Bike Association Conference is being held at the Baton Rouge River Center through Saturday. Baton Rouge police spokesman Don Kelley says more than 200 instructors from more than 15 states, Canada and Australia are attending training classes and workshops... more »
  • Man is Fighting to Save his Neighborhood

    April 25, 2013 8:01 PM

    A Lafayette man says his neighborhood is being taken over by "slum lords" and blighted property. Jimmy LeBouef lives on Chester Street in Upper Lafayette off of Moss Street, one block away from Northside High. He wants blighted houses in his neighborhood condemned and is asking the city to... more »
  • Indian girl's rape highlights police apathy

    April 22, 2013 8:32 AM

    NEW DELHI (AP) - A child disappears. Police are called. Nothing happens. Child rights activists say the rape last week of a 5-year-old girl is just the latest case in which Indian police failed to take urgent action on a report of a missing child. Three days after the attack,... more »
  • Arrest in alleged attack on police officer

    April 18, 2013 8:38 AM

    SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - Police in Shreveport have made an arrest in connection with an alleged attack on a police officer. The arrest came a day after an officer was investigating an alleged attempt to sell stolen goods. A suspect allegedly tried to hit the officer while driving away in... more »
  • Wade Lohse Considered Most Wanted Man in Acadiana

    April 5, 2013 7:18 PM

    The US Marshal's Office is joining the Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Department in the search for a man who ran off before his trial for vehicular homicide. Wade Lohse is on the run and authorities say he's armed and dangerous. Last week, he walked out of the Lafayette Parish Courthouse... more »
  • Opelousas Police Department's Daily Arrest Report

    February 22, 2013 6:48 AM

    The Opelousas Police Department responded to 168 complaints in the past 48 hour period. Travis Tezeno, age 30, 1505 Hale Street, Opelousas 1)Theft Jeovantay Daugherty, age 17, 820 Jefferson St., Opelousas 1)Disturbing the Peace - Loud & Abusive Language 2)Resisting an Officer Sidney Thomas, age 60, 817... more »
  • School Resources Officers Work to Make Campuses Safer

    February 21, 2013 11:33 PM

    We've heard quite a bit about weapons on school campuses in the last few months across the nation and right here in Acadiana. From the start of this school year to last week, 46 weapons have been found on Lafayette Parish school campuses. Twenty-eight of those were weapons like knives... more »
  • Opelousas Police Department's Daily Arrest Report

    February 18, 2013 8:25 AM

    The Opelousas Police Department responded to 283 complaints in the past 72 hour period. Antonio Chevis, age 31, 505 Rice Lane, Opelousas 1)Theft of Goods 2)Criminal Trespassing Jason Sam, age 39, 731 Emmett Street, Opelousas 1)Disturbing the Peace - Intoxication Kenneth White, age 48, 995 E. South... more »
  • Opelousas Police Department's Daily Arrest Report

    February 15, 2013 8:07 AM

    The Opelousas Police Department responded to 87 complaints in the past 24 hour period. Raven Bell, age 20, 729 Lastrapes Street, Opelousas 1)D.W.I. 2)Improper Backing Ashley Boudreaux, age 23, 1232 Melvin Dupuis, Breaux Bridge 1)Disturbing the Peace-Loud & Abusive Language 2)Disturbing the Peace-Intoxication Anyone with additional information... more »
  • Opelousas Police Department's Daily Arrest Report

    February 14, 2013 8:14 AM

    The Opelousas Police Department responded to 75 complaints in the past 24 hour period. Taylor O. Joubert, age 20, 1431 Redmond Street, Opelousas 1)Possession with Intent to Distribute Schedule II Drugs 2)Obstruction of Justice 3)Transactions involving Proceeds from Drug Offenses 4)Driver Must be Licensed 5)Turning Signals Required Bryan... more »
  • Opelousas Police Department's Daily Arrest Report

    February 8, 2013 6:57 AM

    The Opelousas Police Department responded to 175 complaints in the past 48 hour period. Derrick Lastie, age 39, 921 Abe Lincoln Street, Opelousas 1)D.W.I. 2)Stop Sign Violation Leon Jones III, age 18, 1114 Larry Street, Opelousas 1)4 counts of Child Desertion Shashona Charles, age 26, 1112 Larry... more »
  • Sgt. Rick Riggenbach is Laid to Rest

    February 1, 2013 10:29 AM

    Every agency from across Acadiana and the state, even as far away as Hancock County in Mississippi, came to pay their respects to Sergeant Rick Riggenbach of the Chitimatcha police department. "We all care and actually love each other because we know what each one of us do everyday... more »
  • Opelousas Police Department's Daily Arrest Report

    January 31, 2013 6:16 AM

    The Opelousas Police Department responded to 83 complaints in the past 24 hour period. Kwame Stevens, age 21, 628 Pamella Street, Opelousas 1)Simple Criminal Damage to Property Andy Guidry, age 33, 185 Cimmaron Street, Opelousas 1)Possession with Intent to Distribute Schedule II Drugs 2)Possession of Schedule III Drugs... more »
  • Still Many Unanswered Questions Into Deadly Shooting

    January 28, 2013 7:36 PM

    "We are united as one. It doesn't matter about the shape of our badges, the colors of our uniforms. Everyday, we come out to do the exact same thing....protect and serve the people which we serve," said Trooper Stephen Hammons. Three police officers shot over the weekend in Saint... more »
  • Family Remembers Jordan Melancon

    January 22, 2013 7:04 PM

    Today, the victim of a fatal shooting on Hilda Street was identified as 20-year-old Jordan Melancon, of Lafayette. Jordan leaves behind two children; an 18-month and 4-month old child. Courtney Gothe, who is the mother of one of Melancon children says, "I was shocked, he doesn't do anybody anything. He... more »
  • Lafayette Police to Hold Checkpoint Saturday, January 19, 2013

    January 17, 2013 3:03 PM

    Lafayette police will conduct an OWI checkpoint Saturday night, January 19, 2013 from 9:00 P. M. until 3:00 A. M. Officers will be looking for drivers operating under the influence of alcohol and other dangerous substances. Drivers found under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol will be arrested.
  • Stop the Violence March Planned in Abbeville on Saturday

    December 28, 2012 7:35 PM

    Citizens in Abbeville say they want to take back their community after what they're calling "senseless violence." It has been a violent year in the City of Abbeville, 8 murders, still several unsolved. "It could be anyone at anytime that lose their life over nothing." Lawrence Levy is... more »
  • Youngsville Family Searching for Loved One

    December 26, 2012 7:14 PM

    A family is searching for their 81-year-old loved one after he took off on foot Christmas Eve. 81-year-old Ray Nino disappeared mid-morning on Christmas Eve. He left his step-son's home on Southfork Drive in Youngsville. His family had no idea where he was until Jennings Police told them they found... more »
  • Residents on Edge after Armed Robberies, Car Thefts

    December 13, 2012 9:39 PM

    A Lafayette woman is grateful to be alive after being held at gunpoint. Three armed robberies in the past four days. The most recent one happened today around 11:49 in the 2000 block of Johnston St. behind a business. A man pulled a gun on a woman who was... more »
  • Family of Teen Killed by Breaux Bridge Police Demanding Justice

    December 10, 2012 11:21 PM

    A vigil and rally was held at Carl Williams Memorial Park in Breaux Bridge Monday night in support of teenager Daraneisha Harris, who was shot and killed by a Breaux Bridge Police officer a week ago. Police said last Sunday Harris ran her vehicle into a Breaux Bridge police... more »
  • East Bayou Church Burglarized

    December 5, 2012 6:37 PM

    Lafayette Police need your help solving a church burglary. It happened at East Bayou Baptist Church on Kaliste Saloom Road late Monday night or early Tuesday morning. The suspect or suspects forced their way into the church, breaking a window, stealing several music instruments and computers. "I don't... more »
  • Opelousas Police Department's Daily Arrest Report

    December 4, 2012 8:22 AM

    DATE: DECEMBER 4, 2012 Michael Taylor, age 20, 1014 Emma Street, Opelousas 1)Obstruction of Justice 2)Gambling in Public 3)Criminal Trespassing Wilcus Williams, age 33, 524 Berdie Street, Opelousas 1)2 counts of Unauthorized Entry of an Inhabited Dwelling 2)2 counts of Indecent Exposure 3)Possession of Schedule I Drugs 4)Simple... more »
  • 7 Officer Involved Shootings In Acadiana in Past Year

    December 3, 2012 8:30 PM

    Sunday's shooting involving a police officer isn't the first, and won't be the last incident where a law enforcement officer opens fire on a suspect. In all, there have been at least seven officer involved shootings in the past year across Acadiana, dating from December 2011 to December 2012. ... more »
  • State Police: Breaux Bridge Police Officers Involved in Shooting

    December 2, 2012 10:33 PM

    UPDATE: A family member has confirmed that 16-year-old Daraneisha Harris was the person shot by Breaux Bridge Police. As of Sunday night, officials have not confirmed her condition. State Police confirmed a shooting in Breaux Bridge around 8:00pm Sunday night involved two Breaux Bridge Police Officers. Trooper Stephen Hammons... more »
  • Opelousas Man Shot in Rear-End

    November 17, 2012 5:51 PM

    Opelousas Police are investigating a shooting that took place Saturday around 12:30pm on Larcade Street. Police Chief Perry Gallow said officers were in the area when the heard gunfire and responded to the scene. When officers arrived, they found 20 year-old Michael Taylor laying on the ground with a... more »
  • Police: Texas A&M receiver Thomas Johnson missing

    November 15, 2012 5:29 AM

    COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) - Texas A&M police say freshman wide receiver Thomas Johnson is missing. The department says that the 18-year-old was last seen leaving his residence in College Station on Monday at 5 p.m. Johnson went to high school in Dallas and police believe he might have traveled... more »
  • Opelousas Police Department's Daily Arrest Report

    November 9, 2012 8:07 AM

    The Opelousas Police Department responded to 71 complaints in the past 24 hour period. Ray Willis, age 48, 805 E. Leo Street, Opelousas 1)Domestic Abuse Battery 2)Disturbing the Peace by Intoxication 3)Simple Battery Anyone with additional information can contact the Opelousas Police Department at 337-948-2500.
  • Church Point Police: Two Shootings Could Be Related

    November 4, 2012 7:43 PM

    Church Point Police are investigating two potentially related shootings that has left one person in the hospital. Not much information is being released as of Sunday evening, but police said the shootings happened overnight around the same time on North Main Street in Church Point. One person is in the... more »
  • Lafayette Man Arrested After Stabbing

    October 21, 2012 7:37 PM

    Lafayette Police arrested Dwayne Wiltz after an altercation and stabbing on East Simcoe Street Friday night. Police said Wiltz is alleged to have stabbed the victim, a 20-year-old Lafayette man, during an argument that became physical. It happened at 10:00pm Friday in the 900 block of East Simcoe Street. ... more »

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