Crime

Fort Polk soldier arrested for alleged child porn distribution

Ville Platte man found guilty of indecent behavior with child under 13

Lake Charles man found guilty in rape and kidnapping trial

Baby rescued after father allegedly tries to drown her in MO pond

Salvation Army bell ringer accused of punching customer outside MD Walmart

Former Cajun French Music Association president identified as victim in double homicide

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More arrests made in connection with robbery of 73-year-old man

Brothers with special needs shot in case of mistaken identity, police say

Man, 75, who used to play Santa at Wisconsin YMCA accused of child sexual assault

Man lied about kidnapping to get revenge for drug deal gone bad, police say

Jeff Davis Sheriff’s Office investigating homicide

Man hit by truck near Memorial Hospital

Man who took gun from sheriff’s deputy sentenced to 20 years in prison

A Lake Charles man has been sentenced to 20 years in prison

JPSO deputy shot in line of duty returns home

A Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office deputy who was shot in Metairie Sunday night has returned home from the hospital.

301 pounds of marijuana seized after traffic stop in MO

The drugs were in vacuum sealed bags according to officials.

JDPJ votes to approve ‘substantial completion’ of new jail

The Jeff Davish Parish Police Jury voted their long-awaited, new jail is “substantially complete” at their meeting Wednesday night.

  Diversion programs helping keep juvenile crime rate down, says director

At least five area businesses receive threats as similar bomb threats reported across state, nation

Daily Booking Report

LCPD says overall juvenile crime rate down this year

LCPD looking for suspects in house shooting

Sheriff: 73-year-old man robbed, left on side of road with ‘severe laceration’ to head

CPSO asking for help identifying hit & run driver

The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in identifying an alleged hit-and-run driver

LCPD searching for suspects accused of stealing thousands of dollars worth of alcohol

Police are also searching for the white truck.

Southwest Louisiana Corrections Report: December 12, 2018

Southwest Louisiana Corrections Report: December 12, 2018

Officer helps driver with purchase; passenger in car shoots at him

The woman who allegedly opened fire on the officer and his backup was killed in the incident.

Football player, 16, accused of fatally stabbing classmate pregnant with his baby

The 17-year-old victim’s body was recovered from a dumpster hours after an alleged fight with the suspect over the pregnancy.

DeRidder Police Chief John Gott says he is retiring

DeRidder Police Chief John Gott says he is retiring.

Smith pleads guilty to attempted manslaughter in 2016 stabbing on Majestic Pines Drive

A man who stabbed to death his former girlfriend’s grandfather and severely wounded her grandmother has pleaded guilty to a second charge.

LA mother, boyfriend arrested for murder after 11-month-old child dies from severe burns

The burns appeared to have occurred two weeks ago and the boy died “succumbed to his injuries due to a lack of care,” Deputy Chief Chris Rudy, with the DeRidder Police Department, said in a news release

Sulphur man arrested after leading police on motorcycle chase

Wallace led police into the Carlyss area where he is accused of running numerous stop signs, driving into oncoming lanes of traffic, and displaying no regard for his own safety or the safety of the public.

LCPD seeking information on vehicle burglary in which $1,000 worth of items stolen

The Lake Charles Police Department is seeking information on a vehicle burglary at a local pawn shop in which approximately $1,000 worth of items was stolen.

Young girl caught on camera stealing package off MD front porch

Investigators believe the little girl, no older than 8, was taking directions from someone off camera.

‘Your instinct is to protect’: Man fired from CVS after tackling robber

The company said the employee, who had worked there for five years, broke store policy “by initiating physical confrontation" with the robber.

Jennings Police looking for suspect in vehicle burglaries

Jennings Police are requesting the public's assistance in finding a suspect in numerous vehicle burglaries.

Suspect arrested in Welsh theft of firearms case

A suspect in a Welsh firearms theft case has turned himself in to authorities.

Sulphur man arrested in connection with hit-and-run involving 15-year-old girl

A Sulphur man has been arrested following a hit-and-run on Koonce Road, near Theresa Lane, in north Sulphur, on Nov. 19.

Former head of local Toys for Tots chapter accused of stealing thousands from organization

John Henry Lamar, 62, was indicted Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018, on a charge of theft over $25,000.

Suspect indicted on attempted second-degree murder charge

Sean Smith is indicted in a July attack in Calcasieu Parish

Southwest Louisiana Corrections Report: December 5, 2018

Calcasieu Correctional Center

Ponchatoula man accused of child porn possession; bond set at $25 million

59-year-old Edd Scafidel Jr. faces more than 1,000 counts of possession of child pornography.

Incoming police chief Shawn Caldwell names deputy chiefs

Incoming Lake Charles Police Chief Shawn Caldwell has named Det. Sgt. Franklin Fondel and Det. Sgt. Michael Nicosia to serve as deputy chiefs.

Southwest Louisiana Arrest Report: December 5, 2018

Southwest Louisiana Arrest Report: December 5, 2018

LCPD investigating shooting in 1600 block of E. School Street

The Lake Charles Police Department is investigating a shooting in the 1600 block of E. School Street

  Anxious moments for pedestrians crossing Lake Street near Baker and Giovanni

It seems as though we're seeing pedestrian deaths more frequently. Lake Street near Baker and Giovanni seem to be a hot spot when it comes to people dodging fast moving traffic to cross the street.

Four West Baton Rouge Parish deputies arrested after inmate escape investigations

Authorities are hosting a press conference at 11 a.m. Tuesday nearly a week after the arrests of deputies connected to multiple inmate escapes.

Houston mother accused of drowning, decapitating 5-year-old son

The woman reportedly confessed to drowning her son in a recorded interview with authorities.

Multiple car burglaries over the weekend at Barbe High School

“If it's not bolted down, somebody's going to find a way to take what you've worked so hard for and it's just very sad and unfortunate."

Jeff Davis man arrested after head-on crash, impairment suspected

Louisiana State Police is investigating a head-on crash on La. 102 north of Jennings, according to Derek Senegal with LSP Troop D

Woman fatally stabbed after giving money to apparent young mother in need

Police say after the good Samaritan rolled down her window to give the woman money, a man approached, tried to take the victim’s wallet and stabbed her in the chest.

VPSO identifies man fatally shot in New Llano

The Vernon Parish Sheriff’s Office has identified the man that was fatally shot in New Llano on Saturday.

Suspect from 25-year-old murder case dies in jail awaiting trial

Tommy Francise, 63, of Plaquemine, was arrested in October 2016 for the murders of Curtis “Cochise” Smith in 1991 and George Barrett Jr. in 2002. Both men worked for Francise at one point.

Xavier student takes investigation into her own hands after falling victim to carjackers

The Xavier University junior was stopped at a light when a car rear ended her. When she got out to check for damage, the thief hopped into her car and drove away.

One dead in fatal New Llano shooting

A shooting in New Llano, Lousisiana has left one victim dead and two others wounded.

Bond set for suspects in fatal carjacking of pastor’s wife

An Orleans parish judge set bond for two suspects connected to the fatal carjacking of Jeannot Plessy.

Police: Woman picked up knives off MO store shelf, fatally stabbed stranger

Police believe the suspect chose a victim at random from the customers inside the store.

Police looking for suspect in fatal hit and run

Police are looking for a suspect in a white Honda after it was seen fleeing from the scene of a fatal hit and run.

Texas woman arrested for 50 counts of forgery

A woman has been arrested on a warrant for theft and 50 counts of forgery.

Four arrested in Lafayette “grab-and-dash” thefts from retailers

Four people have been arrested in connection with “grab-and-dash” thefts at Lafayette retail stores, Lafayette authorities said.

BPSO warns about scams that pop up near the holidays

With the holidays comes an uptick of scams like those seen by the Beauregard Parish Sheriff’s Office.

WBR deputies arrested in connection to multiple inmate escapes, more arrests possible

Two deputies employed with the West Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office were arrested for malfeasance in office in connection to an investigation into a recent escape by an inmate.

Worker at school for mentally disabled indicted on rape charge, school officials accused of cover-up

A former worker at Robinswood School was indicted for rape Thursday and three school officials were indicted on charges related to their alleged participation in a cover-up.

WATCH: Body found Tuesday was man reported missing from his home in Sulphur Monday night

The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office and the Sulphur Police Department will be holding a joint news conference today to release details on the investigation of the body found in Sulphur

Authorities: Men wearing bandanas, brandishing AK-47 and handguns rob home on Alma Drive

Three men have been arrested in connection with an armed robbery on Nov. 16 on Alma Drive.

Video gamer arrested after fellow online player says he overheard alleged rape

A 16-year-old boy told authorities he overheard a man, with whom he was playing “Grand Theft Auto” online, assault a teenage girl during a break in gameplay.

Man accused of killing neighbor’s caged dog for attacking his own dog

The suspect said the neighbor’s pit bull escaped and bit his Chihuahua, causing it severe injuries and an $8,000 bill from the veterinarian.

Sheriff: Caregiver wasn’t changing soiled diapers of disabled teen

Calcasieu Sheriff Tony Mancuso said it appears that the caregiver of a disabled 17-year-old wasn’t changing his diapers, but just put new ones on over the old ones.

Man arrested for first-degree murder after body found near Sulphur

The body was found wrapped in some sort of cloth.

Man arrested after allegedly following woman to car in Walmart parking lot

The Oakdale Police Department says a man followed a woman out of Walmart and attempted to stop her from getting into her vehicle.

Vinton Police announce third arrest in shooting

Vinton Police have announced the arrest of a third person in connection with a shooting at the intersection of Gum Cove and Williams Road Sunday afternoon.

VIDEO: Jennings Police investigating allegedly ‘intentional’ two-vehicle accident

A woman is hospitalized and suffered a broken leg.

Caught on camera: ‘Inchworm bandits’ crawl across floor to rob Houston restaurant

The three suspects stole $450 in tip money for servers who worked shifts over the weekend.

Vinton police announce second arrest in shooting

Kordell Guillory, 21, of Lake Charles, and Hunter Nicholas Berry, 17, of Vinton, each face one count of attempted first-degree murder.

Woman arrested after 17-year-old boy found ‘extremely thin,’ ‘malnourished’

Suspect is charged with cruelty to the infirmed.

CPSO: Lake Charles woman arrested for allegedly stealing apartment tenant’s rent money

Suspect faces a theft charge.

Vinton police investigate shooting near Williams, Gum Cove roads

Police in Vinton are investigating an alleged shooting.

Juvenile pedestrian struck and killed by a suspected impaired driver

LSP responded to a single-vehicle crash involving a pedestrian on La. 385 near Weeks Lane, just before 5 a.m., Trooper Derek Senegal said. Investigation revealed the crash occurred when Jacob Ryan Hebert, 33, of Lafayette was driving north on La. 385 and struck Kyrin Pete of Lake Charles.

Suspect used dating app to help kidnap, sexually assault woman, prosecutors say

The 19-year-old victim says a man she met on the dating app Tagged took her to an apartment, where she was sexually assaulted by multiple men for five hours.

Southwest Louisiana Corrections Report: November 20, 2018

Calcasieu Parish Arrest Report

Aryan Circle leader from Sulphur sentenced for accessory-after-the fact to racketeering murder, among other charges

A Sulphur man, who is a senior leader for the Aryan Circle and a gang member were sentenced for being an accessory-after-the-fact to racketeering murder, U.S. Attorney David C. Joseph and Assistant Attorney General Bryan A. Benczkowski of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division.