Two people arrested in credit card theft after chase - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

Two people arrested in credit card theft after chase

3200 block of Aster Street in Lake Charles 3200 block of Aster Street in Lake Charles
3200 block of Aster Street in Lake Charles 3200 block of Aster Street in Lake Charles
Suspects detained in the 1400 block of East Prien Lake Road in Lake Charles Suspects detained in the 1400 block of East Prien Lake Road in Lake Charles
LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) -

Two people have been arrested after an investigation into a stolen purse revealed a stolen credit card was being used at a nearby auto parts store, police said.  The arrests happened after a brief chase into a neighborhood where an armed robbery was reported last week.

Lake Charles Police Deputy Chief Mark Kraus said Tuesday that officers were called to investigate a report of a stolen purse at Wal-Mart on Hwy 14 after 3 p.m.  During the investigation, police found the credit card had recently been used at O'Reilly Auto Parts in the 1400 block of East Prien Lake Road. 

"The bank showed us there was activity actually happening on the card while we were investigating. So we sent officers to the store," explained Kraus.

When police arrived, they found four people at the store believed to be involved in the incident at Wal-Mart.  Kraus said one person ran from the store.  They were later found hiding in a trash can in the 3200 block of Aster Street.  Only one of the three remaining at the auto parts store was arrested.  Police later released the other two after determining they were not involved in the alleged crime.

Police arrested Daisha Calhoun, 18, at the auto parts store, and Terrance Davis, 20, in the 3200 block of Aster Street.

Calhoun and Davis both face charges of unauthorized use of an access card and theft. Davis faces additional charges of criminal trespassing and resisting an officer.

Even though the armed robbery report was made last week, investigators said Tuesday they're not ruling out if these two incidents are related.

Lake Charles Police are still investigating the incidents.

  • More Local NewsNewsMore>>

  • Man facing theft charges after posing as taxi driver

    Man facing theft charges after posing as taxi driver

    Friday, July 20 2018 11:12 PM EDT2018-07-21 03:12:20 GMT
    "Make sure that whether you use a cab or whether you use a shared ride program that it's legitimate. Not just someone standing saying 'Hey I'll give you a ride," McGee said."Make sure that whether you use a cab or whether you use a shared ride program that it's legitimate. Not just someone standing saying 'Hey I'll give you a ride," McGee said.
    "Make sure that whether you use a cab or whether you use a shared ride program that it's legitimate. Not just someone standing saying 'Hey I'll give you a ride," McGee said."Make sure that whether you use a cab or whether you use a shared ride program that it's legitimate. Not just someone standing saying 'Hey I'll give you a ride," McGee said.

    It was around 4:30 in the morning when the Calcasieu Parish sheriff's office got a call to a gas station on Gertsner Memorial Boulevard. "A couple got into a vehicle that they thought was either a taxi, or a shared ride program and it was not," James McGee, Enforcement Commander for the Calcasieu Parish sheriff's office, said.  When the couple pulled off to use the restroom, they came back out to find the taxi driver had left with their personal belongings and cell ph...

    More >>

    It was around 4:30 in the morning when the Calcasieu Parish sheriff's office got a call to a gas station on Gertsner Memorial Boulevard. "A couple got into a vehicle that they thought was either a taxi, or a shared ride program and it was not," James McGee, Enforcement Commander for the Calcasieu Parish sheriff's office, said.  When the couple pulled off to use the restroom, they came back out to find the taxi driver had left with their personal belongings and cell ph...

    More >>
  • BREAKING

    Twelve to take test to be next Lake Charles Chief of Police

    Twelve to take test to be next Lake Charles Chief of Police

    Friday, July 20 2018 9:26 PM EDT2018-07-21 01:26:36 GMT
    The City of Lake Charles is currently in the hiring process to replace retiring Chief of Police Don Dixon. Dixon is retiring in January 2019. (Source: Spark)The City of Lake Charles is currently in the hiring process to replace retiring Chief of Police Don Dixon. Dixon is retiring in January 2019. (Source: Spark)

    Twelve people have applied to take the Civil Service test to be the next Chief of Police for the Lake Charles Police Department. Current Chief of Police Don Dixon has announced that he intends to retire Jan. 15, 2019. The deadline to apply to take the test was Wednesday, July 18. The dozen people who applied are made up of several former and current LCPD members and law enforcement from agencies in Louisiana and Texas. KPLC's Theresa Schmidt will be interviewing Mayor Ni...

    More >>

    Twelve people have applied to take the Civil Service test to be the next Chief of Police for the Lake Charles Police Department. Current Chief of Police Don Dixon has announced that he intends to retire Jan. 15, 2019. The deadline to apply to take the test was Wednesday, July 18. The dozen people who applied are made up of several former and current LCPD members and law enforcement from agencies in Louisiana and Texas. KPLC's Theresa Schmidt will be interviewing Mayor Ni...

    More >>
  • Westlake marching band beats the heat

    Westlake marching band beats the heat

    Friday, July 20 2018 9:16 PM EDT2018-07-21 01:16:51 GMT

    Westlake High School's marching band doesn't have camp until next week, but freshmen joining the band were out practicing Friday. But they weren't going through formations on the football field. They were in the parking lot.

    More >>

    Westlake High School's marching band doesn't have camp until next week, but freshmen joining the band were out practicing Friday. But they weren't going through formations on the football field. They were in the parking lot.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly