October 23, 2013 9:45 AM
SORRENTO, La. (AP) - The liability insurer of the Sorrento Police Department will cancel its coverage in mid-November, prompting town officials to consider whether to disband the department in favor of the Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office. Mayor Mike Lambert tells The Advocate Chief Earl Theriot Jr., an elected official, must... more »
August 20, 2013 4:39 AM
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Former Plaquemines Parish Sheriff Irvin "Jiff" Hingle is seeking to extend the deadline for him to begin serving a prison sentence for accepting bribes from a businessman whose company oversaw construction of the parish jail. Hingle is scheduled to report to a prison in Edgefield, S.C.,... more »
August 14, 2013 9:41 AM
DONALDSONVILLE, La. (AP) - An ongoing law enforcement crackdown in Donaldsonville has led to numerous arrests and a decrease in criminal activity. The Advocate reports three weeks ago, amid a rise in violent crime in parts of the city, Ascension Parish Sheriff Jeff Wiley promised the Donaldsonville council a heavier... more »
July 16, 2013 8:24 AM
This report contains the daily arrests for Jul 16, 2013
Name: Abraham, Alexander Charge: Criminal Trespass Charge Arresting Agency: Lafayette City Pd Address: 200 Blk Paradise STR Lafayette, La
Name: Alexander, Todd Charge: Filing Or Maintaining False Pu Arresting Agency: Lafayette City Pd Address: 300 Blk Titan STR... more »
June 11, 2013 8:30 AM
According to St. Mary Parish Sheriff Mark Hebert, during the last 24 hour reporting period the Sheriff's Office responded to 65 complaints and reports the following arrests:
Juvenile female, 16, Bayou Vista was arrested on June 10, 2013 for running away from home. Just before 9 am Monday morning... more »
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 »
March 19, 2013 7:13 PM
"If we have a collapse there, it would be a hell of a catastrophe and it worries me, it has worried me for many years. Seeing it first hand, I know what could happen," said Iberia Parish Sheriff Louis Ackal.
He vividly remembers the Jefferson Island Salt Mine Collapse... more »
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 »
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 »
October 14, 2012 12:03 PM
Name: Allen, Timothy Charge: Required Position And Method O Arresting Agency: La State Police Troop I Address: 200 Blk Ben B STR Lafayette, La
Name: Bagwell, Carly Charge: Owi Vehicle Arresting Agency: Univ Of La Lafayette (Ull) Address: 200 Blk Worth AVE Lafayette, La
Name: Bell, David Charge:... more »
July 6, 2012 9:29 AM
St. Mary Parish Sheriff Mark Hebert sponsored the AARP's monthly dinner and BINGO. It was held on July 3, 2012 at the St. Mary Senior Citizens Center in Morgan City. The sheriff's personnel visited with AARP members and after the BINGO game, and assisted in serving a meal of red... more »
July 2, 2012 6:30 AM
ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) - Returning Sheriff William Earl Hilton has told deputies their jobs are safe. He also introduced former Alexandria police chief Tommy Cicardo as his chief of detectives. That's the job Cicardo held in Alexandria before becoming chief of police. He says he's missed police work since he... more »
June 29, 2012 8:41 AM
JENNINGS, La. (AP) - Jefferson Davis Parish has a new sheriff for the first time in two decades. The American Press reports former State Trooper Ivy Woods was sworn in Thursday as sheriff by Clerk of Court Rick Arceneaux. Woods will also serve as the parish's new director of the... more »
May 30, 2012 10:25 AM
HOUMA, La. (AP) - The Terrebonne Parish district attorney says Sheriff Vernon Bourgeois did not commit a criminal act when he called a deputy and urged him to not arrest a Texas man pulled over for drunk driving. District Attorney Joe Waitz Jr. said he doesn't think Bourgeois' call to... more »
May 23, 2012 9:01 AM
GREENSBURG, La. (AP) - Charges against former St. Helena Parish sheriff candidate Frederick D. Bell of Kentwood for alleged insurance fraud and theft have been rejected by the district attorney's office. Assistant District Attorney Angel Monistere tells The Advocate the charges were dropped based on insufficient evidence. The 36-year-old Bell... more »
May 11, 2012 7:18 PM
A Lafayette man is accused of attempting to kidnap a 12-year-old boy who was walking home from a bus stop.
Lafayette Parish Deputies arrested 41-year-old Jonathon Rogers Thursday. Rogers told deputies he was only trying to offer the boy a ride home, however deputies said Rogers did not know... more »
March 12, 2012 8:52 AM
SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - Caddo Parish Sheriff Steve Prator says district attorney's staffers may have overstepped commissions he granted them. Prator tells The Times that he gave limited commissions to an assistant district attorney and nine investigators to make misdemeanor arrests as needed in their duties. He says the commissions... more »
March 11, 2012 7:05 PM
For more than five hours Saturday, two inmates led multiple agencies on a manhunt after escaping from the Lafayette Parish Correctional Center.
Kevin Gildhouse and Tony Jackson escaped just after one thirty Saturday morning. Both men are facing aggravated escape charges and already have a serious criminal track record.... more »
March 10, 2012 11:04 PM
It was quite a busy morning for law enforcement in Lafayette.
Twenty-two year old Kevin Gildhouse and 30 year old, Tony Jackson escaped from the Lafayette Parish Correctional Center just after one-thirty Saturday morning after over powering a deputy.
The men were on the run for more than... more »
March 7, 2012 8:26 AM
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office plans to move its headquarters from downtown to a former state office building in the southwest corner of Metro Airport. The Advocate reports the airport's Board of Commissioners unanimously authorized the mayor and the airport to enter into... more »
March 7, 2012 7:47 AM
GONZALES, La. (AP) - Ascension Parish sheriff's deputies have arrested three of four people wanted in the home invasion-robbery and slayings of three people the night of Feb. 18 in an apparent plan to steal rare gold and silver coins. Sheriff Jeff Wiley told The Advocate the suspects are Michael... more »
February 29, 2012 11:01 AM
COLUMBIA, La. (AP) - Caldwell Parish Sheriff Steve May, accused of 15 counts of malfeasance for allegedly "fixing" traffic tickets for parish residents, is challenging the ethics of the district attorney's office to prosecute the case. The News-Star reports May pleaded not guilty to all charges at his arraignment Tuesday.... more »
February 25, 2012 9:41 AM
Name: Alleman, Erin Charge: Owi Vehicle Arresting Agency: Lafayette City Pd Address: 900 Blk S Avenue E STR Crowley, La
Name: Allen, Forrest Charge: Warrant/Bench Warrant Arresting Agency: Lafayette Parish Sheriff'S Ofc Address: 200 Blk Lasalle ST New Iberia, La
Name: Arnaud, Joy Charge: Fugitive Arresting Agency: Lafayette... more »
February 5, 2012 2:10 PM
LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) - Calcasieu Parish will seek about $20,000 in federal money to help the Sheriff's Office clean up clandestine meth labs. The American Press reports (http://bit.ly/qjfACs) the money would come from the Environmental Protection Agency. Sheriff Tony Mancuso told the Police Jury his department doesn't have enough... more »
January 25, 2012 10:29 AM
GREENSBURG, La. (AP) - Sheriff Nat Williams has promised the St. Helena Parish Police Jury that bars and clubs will have to stop selling alcohol at 1 a.m. and be closed by 2 a.m. from now on. The Advocate reports Williams' pledge to enforce the parish's closing-time ordinances came after... more »
January 24, 2012 10:29 AM
CROWLEY, La. (AP) - The Acadia Parish Sheriff's Office has signed on to Nixle, a company that sends neighborhood-level public safety and community event notifications by Web, email and cellphone. Maxine Trahan, a spokeswoman for the sheriff's office, tells The Advocate the free service allows authorities to send alerts on... more »
January 15, 2012 12:05 AM
A piece of history went up in flames Saturday morning.
Flames engulfed what was once a popular nightclub on Pershing Street in New Iberia. Luckily, no injuries to report and the building hasn't been occupied in years.
"Stevie Wonder, Al Green, Tina Turner, Ike and Tina. Oh there... more »
January 8, 2012 12:27 PM
Name: Booksh, John Charge: Owi Vehicle Arresting Agency: Lafayette City Pd Address: 100 Blk Caldar STR Lafayette, La
Name: Bossier, Wilton Charge: Fugitive Arresting Agency: Lafayette City Pd Address: 1500 Blk Louisiana AVE Lafayette, La
Name: Bowie, Michael Charge: Owi Vehicle Arresting Agency: Lafayette City Pd Address: 100... more »
December 4, 2011 11:38 AM
Name: Balbeisi, Ismail Charge: Owi Vehicle Arresting Agency: Lafayette City Pd Address: 200 Blk Antigua DRV Lafayette, La
Name: Bauer, Reginald Charge: Simple Burglary Charge Arresting Agency: Lafayette City Pd Address: 600 Blk 1/2 Carmel Lafayette, La
Name: Beard, Boyd Charge: Owi Vehicle Arresting Agency: Lafayette City Pd... more »
December 3, 2011 12:14 PM
Name: Arceneaux, Bradley Charge: Simple Burglary Of Inhabited D Arresting Agency: Lafayette Parish Sheriff'S Ofc Address: 400 Blk Heidi Cir Scott, La
Name: Arnold, Cornelius Charge: Simple Burglary Charge Arresting Agency: Lafayette City Pd Address: 100 Blk Guidry STR Lafayette, La
Name: Bates, Jennifer Charge: Second Degree Cruelty... more »
October 16, 2011 9:56 AM
Name: Bell, Jacob Charge: 2nd Deg Battery Charge: Int'L Arresting Agency: Lafayette City Pd Address: 300 Blk Fortune RD Youngsville, La
Name: Benoit, Jelani Charge: Warrant/Bench Warrant Arresting Agency: Lafayette City Pd Address: 1000 Blk Westend DR New Iberia, La
Name: Brooks, Shenek Charge: Aggravated Assault Charge Arresting... more »
October 15, 2011 12:02 PM
We first told you yesterday about a "domestic" situation in St. Martin Parish.
The St. Martin Parish Sheriff's Office responded to Butte La Rose yesterday afternoon and blocked off roads to the area for three to four hours. The Sheriff's Office says the incident "started domestic," but only one... more »
October 15, 2011 9:05 AM
Name: Calais, Cordera Charge: Warrant/Bench Warrant Arresting Agency: Lafayette Parish Sheriff'S Ofc Address: 300 Blk Marme STR Lafayette, La
Name: Francis, Nicholas Charge: Municipal Purposes (Free Text) Arresting Agency: Lafayette Parish Sheriff'S Ofc Address: 200 Blk Endwood RD Lafayette, La
Name: White, Randolph Charge: Warrant/Bench Warrant Arresting Agency:... more »
October 6, 2011 11:37 PM
An arrest could be made soon in the seven year murder investigation of 62-year-old Carrie Billeaud. The New Iberia Sheriff's Office confirms it has a person of interest, and have presented its case to the District Attorney's Office. But as of Thursday, Sheriff Louis Ackal said this is still an... more »
October 4, 2011 11:16 PM
Iberia Parish Sheriff Louis Ackal went before the city council Tuesday night to answer questions about a "near riot" situation that took place more than a week ago after the Sugar Cane Festival.
It was the fourth annual Family Fun Fest held near Hopkins and Lombard Streets, where Shannon... more »
September 29, 2011 11:39 PM
The Milton Civic Center hosted a "Meet the Candidate" forum Thursday night. Candidates for Division M Family Court Judget, Kay Gautreaux, Marshall Montgomery and Susan Theall attended, as well as candidates for City-Parish Council District 8, Keith Patin (I) and Craig Spikes, and District 9, William Theriot (I) and Walter... more »
August 28, 2011 12:17 PM
Name: Anders, Allen Charge: Owi Vehicle Arresting Agency: Lafayette City Pd Address: 500 Blk Wallnut STR Melville, La
Name: Anson, Shane Charge: Iberia Parish Arresting Agency: Lafayette City Pd Address: 700 Blk Mixon STR New Iberia, La
Name: Arnold, Michael Charge: Warrant/Bench Warrant Arresting Agency: Lafayette Parish Sheriff'S... more »
August 23, 2011 5:55 PM
Candidates are getting ready to start campaigning with election season upon us. The Jeff Davis Parish Sheriff isn't running for a seventh term, so a new sheriff will be taking over.
So far five candidates have announced they are running. All the candidates say there's two major issues-cracking down... more »
August 9, 2011 9:37 AM
FRYEBURG, La. (AP) - A wildlife that burned about 200 acres in an area along the Bienville-Webster Parish line has been extinguished but is still smoldering in spots. One person was evacuated following Sunday's fire which started off Holmes Road in the Fryeburg community. She has since returned to her... more »
August 4, 2011 10:39 AM
ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) - The Rapides Parish sheriff says two suitcases of marijuana were seized from a south Florida man after his plane made a fuel stop at Alexandria International Airport. Sheriff Chuck Wagner said Wednesday that 37-year-old Raimondi Salvatore Rosario, of Port St. Lucie, Fla., was booked with possession... more »
July 24, 2011 4:06 PM
A 26 year old Church Point man wanted by authorities in Acadia Parish was arrested by the Lake Charles Police Department Sunday.
According to Acadia Parish Sheriff Wayne Melancon, Reginald Robins of N Wilson Street, Church Point was arrested after authorities in Lake Charles received information through Crime Stoppers... more »
July 24, 2011 12:12 PM
Name: Alfred, Laura Charge: Theft Charge Arresting Agency: Lafayette City Pd Address: 300 Blk Oak Dale Lafayette, La
Name: Andrepont, Kandy Charge: Owi Vehicle Arresting Agency: Lafayette City Pd Address: 200 Blk Coker ROA Eunice, La
Name: Bevacqua, Karin Charge: Owi Vehicle Arresting Agency: Lafayette City Pd Address:... more »
July 24, 2011 12:07 PM
One person is dead and one is injured after a single vehicle crash in St. Martin Parish.
The crash happened around 11:30 Saturday night in the 1300 Block of Herman Dupuis Road. Investigators say twenty-year-old Jude Barras of Parks lost control of his car, leaving the roadway, struck a... more »
July 23, 2011 10:09 AM
Name: Arevalo, Jose Charge: Careless Operation - No Accid Arresting Agency: Lafayette City Pd Address: 200 Blk Fairfa STR Lafayette, La
Name: Bailey, Charles Charge: Warrant/Bench Warrant Arresting Agency: Lafayette Parish Sheriff'S Ofc Address: 200 Blk S Andre ST Duson, La
Name: Batiste, Jeremiah Charge: Prohibited Acts -... more »
July 21, 2011 6:24 PM
A missing man in Port Barre has yet to be seen.
It's been a week and day since Dale LaFleur left home. "I'm thinking it's not good and I don't believe Dale would commit suicide," said R.J. LaFleur, Dale's brother.
R.J. is searching for answers as to why... more »
July 19, 2011 6:29 AM
BENTON, La. (AP) - Bossier Parish Sheriff Larry Deen says a parish park ranger is recovering after accidentally shooting himself in the leg, causing a severe injury. He said Monday that Dan Wolfe is on administrative leave with pay while the sheriff's office makes a routine investigation. Wolfe works at... more »
July 17, 2011 11:50 PM
A sad story out of Saint Mary Parish where a weekend cooling off from the warm temperatures turned deadly.
A man drowned while swimming in the waters off Cyrpremort Point State Park Saturday night. What was supposed to be a fun day out on the water with family and... more »
July 16, 2011 11:08 AM
Name: Alexander, Paul Charge: Warrant/Bench Warrant Arresting Agency: Lafayette City Pd Address: 3300 Blk Main HWY Breaux Bridge, La
Name: Amy, Bill Charge: Owi Vehicle Arresting Agency: Lafayette City Pd Address: 6800 Blk Clyde ROA Maurice, La
Name: Andrus, Jeanne Charge: Probation (Free Text) Arresting Agency: La Doc... more »
June 30, 2011 9:19 AM
VIDALIA, La. (AP) - Concordia Parish Sheriff Randy Maxwell says he plans to retire at the end of his current term of office in 2012. The Natchez Democrat reports Maxwell made his announcement Tuesday. Maxwell said if he can't give the people of Concordia Parish 100 percent, he doesn't want... more »
June 25, 2011 12:12 AM
An inmate who escaped in Lafayette Parish is back behind bars, but not before taking police on a high-speed chase.
25-year old Matthew Keyes had just been sentenced to more than 20 years in prison for home invasion.
For nearly 15 hours Matthew Keyes was a free man.... more »
June 21, 2011 10:08 AM
EDGARD, La. (AP) - St. John Parish Sheriff Wayne Jones says there is forensic evidence linking at least two of the three killings that have taken place there in six weeks. Jones tells WDSU-TV that forensic evidence links the first two homicides. Jones is waiting on forensic evidence and an... more »
June 19, 2011 3:15 PM
The results are in from Saturday night's OWI checkpoint in Lafayette.
The Lafayette Police and Sheriff's Departments conducted a sobriety checkpoint in the 2700 Block of Louisiana Avenue. 274 cars passed through the checkpoint, of those vehicles seven were pulled over for additional testing, and three citations were issued... more »
June 19, 2011 12:05 PM
SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - The Caddo Parish Sheriff's Office is auctioning two female donkeys and a paint mare on Monday. It's taking sealed bids on the animals from 8 a.m. until noon at the North Market Street substation. Sgt. Doyle Smith says the owner released the two jennies and the... more »
June 12, 2011 10:22 AM
Name: Attwood, Paul Charge: Theft Under One Hundred Dolla Arresting Agency: Lafayette City Pd Address: 300 Blk St Christopher STR Lafayette, La
Name: Avila, Will Charge: Owi Vehicle Arresting Agency: Lafayette City Pd Address: 300 Blk Malapart ROA Lafayette, La
Name: Babineaux, Johnathan Charge: Schedule Ii Arresting Agency:... more »
June 11, 2011 11:26 AM
Name: Abshire, Morgan Charge: Fugitive Arresting Agency: Lafayette Parish Sheriff'S Ofc Address: 100 Blk Wadsworth Lafayette, La
Name: Alexander, Anjennette Charge: No Lamp Over License Plate Arresting Agency: Lafayette City Pd Address: 100 Blk Cantel ST Lafayette, La
Name: Andrus, Shawn Charge: Theft Of Goods Charge Arresting Agency:... more »
May 28, 2011 9:30 PM
Two people are dead after a single vehicle accident and police are still searching for the driver.
The accident happened at milepost 42 in northern St. Landry Parish just after 2:30 Saturday afternoon. Troopers say the vehicle traveled off the left side of the road, entered the grass median,... more »
May 17, 2011 10:59 PM
A mandatory evacuation at Three Mile Lake in St. Landry Parish has left the area almost empty, except for a few, including Sheriff's Deputies who are patrolling the waters.
Robby Sweeny isn't packing up, he's building up protection around his home with sand bags and raising up equipment and... more »
April 9, 2011 7:21 PM
Ragin Cajun athletes came out to support a safety event at Cajun Field Saturday afternoon.
Free fingerprinting by the Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Office was offered to kids ages 3 to 12. Kids also enjoyed games, face painting, and visiting with UL athletes.
Carleigh Martin, President of the Student... more »
February 17, 2011 7:53 PM
Sidney J. Hebert, former Iberia Parish Sheriff, and Environmental Compliance Solutions, LLC (ECS) were sentenced today for the negligent operation of a water treatment facility in violation of the Clean Water Act (CWA), United States Attorney Stephanie A. Finley announced. Hebert, 52, of New Iberia, La., was sentenced to three... more »
February 2, 2011 7:10 PM
After 15 years as the top cop in St. Mary Parish, Sheriff David Naquin, announced he's retiring. He said he started thinking about retiring two years ago, when he collapsed on the job following Hurricane Gustav. "We just kind of started talking about it, we said life is too short,"... more »
January 19, 2011 8:39 AM
PORT ALLEN, La. (AP) - West Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff Mike Cazes has been released from the hospital after been admitted for a heart attack. The 54-year-old Cazes told The Advocate Tuesday he plans to return to work next week. Cazes said he has had heart trouble since he was... more »
December 1, 2010 11:59 AM
BENTON, La. (AP) - Bossier Parish sheriff's deputies have arrested a 35-year-old Bossier City woman on two counts of bigamy. Sheriff Larry Deen says Bridget K. Mize was taken into custody Tuesday after she admitted to investigators that she is currently married to three different men. Deen said Mize also... more »
November 17, 2010 4:27 PM
Press Release: Sheriff Louis Ackal stated that on November 16, 2010 at approximately 10:41 p.m. the Iberia Parish Sheriff's Office received a call of a possible burglary in progress at 805 S. Lewis Street (Bayou State Pawn) in the city limits of New Iberia. Deputies then arrived in the area... more »
November 12, 2010 9:20 AM
The Lafayette Planning Commission has given approval to the Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Office for the subdivision of property earmarked for the construction of the new public safety facility on a 28-acre site located on West Willow Street, adjacent to the corner of North Pat Street. The property was approved to... more »
November 10, 2010 1:19 PM
The Sheriff Office's B.A.S.E. Mentoring Program will offer a Free ACT Prep Course to all interested high school students on Saturday, December 4, 2010. The class will be held at the Acadia Parish Sheriff's Office located at 1037 Capitol Avenue, Crowley from 8:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. Students are asked... more »
November 3, 2010 9:42 PM
ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) - Former Avoyelles Parish Sheriff Bill Belt, his wife and his sister have been acquitted of all counts in their federal conspiracy trial. Belt, his wife, Tracy and his sister, Julie Bernard, were found not guilty Wednesday afternoon of alleged crimes related to the operation of a... more »
October 21, 2010 10:23 AM
Law enforcement and paramedics are called after a Youngsville Police officer spots a wild cat on the loose in a neighborhood off Highway 90 in Lafayette Parish. Some assume it's a cheetah. The Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Office has contacted Wildlife and Fisheries.
Officals are searching the neighborhood near 4th... more »
October 8, 2010 7:29 PM
A Crowley couple is dead after their car is struck by a train. It happened around 4 AM Friday morning on Sidney Richard Road off Highway 90 outside Crowley. Deputies say the train was moving close to 70-miles-an hour when it struck a car on the tracks. The train couldn't... more »
October 7, 2010 8:12 PM
For the first time, some Marigny Circle residents see the video that deputies say shows what really happened to Javon Rakestrau. Some question the length of time that the deputy used the electronic control device while others questioned the need for a taser, at all. One Marigny resident was watching... more »
October 5, 2010 10:52 AM
Sheriff Melancon is once again reminding residents that effective October 3, 2010, the entire State of Louisiana has been put under a burn ban. All residents are to refrain from any activity that could initiate a fire.
Shortly before noon on Monday the Acadia Parish Sheriff's Office received a... more »
September 24, 2010 7:24 PM
Iberia Parish deputies have two men in custody but are looking for more murder suspects tonight.
Deputies say it happened Thursday night just before 10 on St. Mary Street.
Four men wearing masks entered "Cliff's Impressive Cuts" demanding money. Then, one of the men shot barber and... more »
September 22, 2010 6:48 PM
Police make an arrest in a brutal hit and run in Bayou Vista. It was all caught on tape. Thibodaux police arrested 22-year-old Jacob Landry on a warrant for the St. Mary Parish Sheriff's Office. Landry is accused of striking two women while driving a car in a Wal-Mart parking... more »
September 21, 2010 7:08 PM
A home invasion has this quiet neighborhood on edge. Police say Sunday night in Loreauville, two masked men broke into a home and beat a 77-year-old man, sending him to the hospital. "Two males attempted to break into his residence." Lt. Ryan Turner of the Iberia Parish Sheriff's Office says,... more »
September 15, 2010 9:18 PM
St. Landry Parish Sheriff Bobby Guidroz is sent looking for a new site for an administrative building. This comes after a heated discussion at an Opelousas city council meeting. A deal was in place for the Sheriff's office to buy an old Courvelle Toyota dealership between Main St. and Union... more »
September 15, 2010 10:54 AM
NEW IBERIA, La. (AP) - Two stolen potted palm trees and an all-terrain vehicle are among stolen items recovered by Iberia Parish sheriff's deputies after a four-month rash of burglaries across the parish. Lt. Ryan Turner, spokesman for the sheriff, says that investigators have arrested four people, one of them... more »
September 9, 2010 5:29 PM
On October 2nd, Youngsville's voters will head to the polls and choose representatives for Police Chief, the Mayor's office and City Council. With the election under a month away, the campaign trail can be pretty hot. Take a drive through Acadiana and you can't miss them; they're campaign signs, but... more »
September 8, 2010 4:48 PM
Upgrades for the communications and fleet services divisions are underway for the St. Landry Parish Sheriff's Office. The fleet has been gradually modernized with the most recent additions being fifteen 2010 dodge charger police package cruisers. These new units join the existing light and heavy duty vehicles, each tasked to... more »
September 3, 2010 1:41 PM
HELENA, Mont. (AP) - General rule of thumb: when looking to buy marijuana, don't text the sheriff. Authorities say a Helena teen hit a wrong number and inadvertently sent a message to Lewis and Clark County Sheriff Leo Dutton, saying "Hey Dawg, do you have a $20 I can buy... more »
August 31, 2010 1:29 PM
NEW IBERIA, La. (AP) - Former Iberia Parish Sheriff Sid Hebert is facing a misdemeanor federal charge in connection with a waste processing company he managed at the Port of Iberia. Hebert ann the company, Environmental Compliance Solutions, each face charges under the federal Clean Water Act The Advocate reports... more »
August 31, 2010 7:22 AM
Former Iberia Parish Sheriff Sid Hebert is facing a misdemeanor federal charge in connection with a waste processing company he managed at the Port of Iberia. Hebert and the company, Environmental Compliance Solutions, each face charges under the federal Clean Water Act The Advocate reports a bill of information filed... more »
August 20, 2010 5:13 PM
The Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Office released a motive behind the shooting death on Webb Street.
Investigators say after conducting interviews, the evidence suggests that Randal Doucet, 29, came to the residence on Webb Street armed with a large pipe wrench. Authorities said he entered the house without permission and... more »
August 13, 2010 6:55 PM
A man is still in the hospital after a he was stabbed in a New Iberia parking lot on Thursday evening. Police later found a suspect- 49-year-old Adonis Charles at his own home. Deputies are now charging Charles with attempted second-degree murder. Eye-witnesses to the stabbing say Charles was in... more »
August 13, 2010 4:50 PM
The St. Martin Parish Sheriff's Office has launched a Facebook page and Twitter feed in a continuing effort to keep the residents of St. Martin Parish informed. Citizens can receive breaking news updates on a variety of information such as press releases, crime alerts, safety alerts, and updates on "most... more »
August 3, 2010 4:59 PM
UPDATE-In an effort to locate missing 21 year old Jayce Ryan Dupuis of Jennings, search teams from eight different law enforcement agencies assisted the Jefferson Davis Parish Sheriff's Office in an intense air, ground and water search of an approximate two square mile area in the vicinity of the Jaenke... more »
July 30, 2010 6:26 PM
There are new developments in the death of a St. Landry Parish toddler. 25 year old Napoleon Prudhomme was indicted this week for the manslaughter of 2 year old Marla Keys.
The incident happened nearly three months ago, when Prudhomme was watching his girl friend's child. According to reports... more »
July 29, 2010 8:39 PM
Law enforcement agencies have secured a quarter mile area around the intersection of Landry St. and Admiral Doyle in New Iberia. They are searching for Paul Collins, the man wanted for allegedly murdering his ex-wife in St. Martinville.
Collins ran into a sugar cane field around 9:30am. From that... more »
July 5, 2010 8:51 AM
METAIRIE, La. (AP) - A Kentucky man who police say stopped a car on Interstate 10 and pulled a gun on the driver has been charged with impersonating an officer. Jefferson Parish Sheriff Newell Normand said Herman Justice, 56, had a red flashing light on his car and an arsenal... more »
June 23, 2010 9:17 PM
HINESTON, La. (AP) - The Rapides Parish Sheriff's Office says a 2-year-old boy has died of heat exhaustion after being trapped inside a car. According to Chief Deputy Herman Walters, the child was playing outside with other children about 4 p.m. Monday when he apparently got into a car and... more »
June 18, 2010 11:12 AM
On June 18, 2010 at approximately 04:45 a.m. Deputies with the Iberia Parish Sheriff's Office were dispatched to the 500 Block of Henshaw Alley in reference to a shooting. Upon arrival, Deputies spoke to a male victim (Age 32) who sustained two gunshot wounds to his lower leg. The victim... more »
June 2, 2010 7:19 AM
NEW IBERIA, La. (AP) - The New Iberia City Council has accepted a two-year contract for police protection with the Iberia Parish Sheriff's Office. The council voted unanimously Tuesday in approving the contract, which is worth $5.75 million annually. The vote concluded negotiations between the city and sheriff's office that... more »
May 26, 2010 6:32 PM
A St. Martin Parish Sheriff's Deputy is under investigation after a Breaux Bridge woman filed a complaint of sexual assault against him. 49 year old Cheri Begnaud says the alleged incident happened Friday at her house in the 1600 block of Prairie Highway.
Cheri says two deputies were called... more »
May 21, 2010 6:44 AM
Lafayette Parish Daily Arrest Log-- May 21, 2010
<--------- Sheriff's Daily Arrest Report --------->
Name: Adams, Dalton Charge: Obstructing Public Passages Ch Arresting Agency: Lafayette City Pd Address: 000 Blk Homeless Lafayette, La
Name: Anderson, Jarrot Charge: Vagrancy:The Following Persons Arresting Agency: Lafayette City Pd Address: 000... more »
May 14, 2010 7:06 PM
The Public Safety Complex for the Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Office is now more than just a blueprint. Officials have released images of what the 1st phase will look like.
Corrections Director for the Sheriff's Department, Rob Reardon, says the complex will include 300 bed spaces for both work-release and... more »
April 26, 2010 6:39 AM
HOUMA, La, - A Terrebonne Parish sheriff's detective lieutenant has been demoted to sergeant and assigned to community college security. The Courier reports that 42-year-old Shane Fletcher was demoted and reassigned after pleading "no contest" to a misdemeanor in connection with a tracking device put on a coach's car. Sheriff... more »
April 18, 2010 6:57 PM
Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Office Daily Arrest Report April 18, 2010
Name: Authement, Brian Charge: Owi Vehicle Arresting Agency: Lafayette City Pd Address: 000 Blk Homeless Lafayette, La
Name: Bargeman, Travis Charge: Disturbing The Peace Charge Arresting Agency: Lafayette City Pd Address: 100 Blk Martin STR Lafayette, La
... more »
April 17, 2010 9:59 PM
Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Office Daily Arrest Report April 17, 2010
Name: Boudreaux, Samuel Charge: Operating Veh. With Suspended Arresting Agency: Lafayette City Pd Address: 1200 Blk Tanner ROA Rayne, La
Name: Calais, Brice Charge: Schedule Ii Arresting Agency: Penalties Address: 100 Blk E Clinton STR Lafayette, La
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April 15, 2010 7:29 PM
A Welsh Police Officer is in custody after turning hiself in to Calcasieu Sheriff Deputies Wednesday night. 24 year old Eric Williams is charged with indecent behavior with a child and trafficking in children for sexual purposes.
Williams's last known address is in Orange, Texas. That's where the trafficking... more »