Wednesday, December 4 2013 11:33 PM EST2013-12-05 04:33:22 GMT
Don Dixon will remain the city's top cop. The Lake Charles City Council unanimously approved to reappoint Dixon to another six-year term as Chief of Police -- a position he's held for 12 years. DixonMore >>
Don Dixon will remain the city's top cop. The Lake Charles City Council unanimously approved to reappoint Dixon to another six-year term as Chief of Police -- a position he's held for 12 years.More >>
Wednesday, December 4 2013 10:33 PM EST2013-12-05 03:33:57 GMT
What's been done is nice, but the bond money budgeted for the Enterprise Boulevard Extension Project has taken the road as far as it can go. "Knowing that we could not cover that amount to go all theMore >>
How to proceed with the Enterprise Boulevard Extension Project? That's the question city officials hope a joint study with the state will help identify. However, as KPLC's Lee Peck reports, it's going to cost some money to get those answers - money some on the council believe is a waste of taxpayer dollars.More >>
Wednesday, December 4 2013 7:19 PM EST2013-12-05 00:19:06 GMT
Nearly 60 dogs from the Calcasieu Animal Shelter are headed to Florida on a 'rescue ride' where dog advocates say their chances of adoption are astronomical. Nathan Areno, Director of Animal ServicesMore >>
Nearly 60 dogs from the Calcasieu Animal Shelter are headed to Florida on a 'rescue ride' where dog advocates say their chances of adoption are astronomical.
Wednesday, December 4 2013 7:09 PM EST2013-12-05 00:09:08 GMT
Both suspects have been arrested in the robbery of First Federal Bank in DeRidder. The DeRidder Police Department, with assistance from the Beauregard and Vernon Parish Sheriff's Offices, took PatrickMore >>
Both suspects have been arrested in the robbery of First Federal Bank in DeRidder.More >>
Wednesday, December 4 2013 7:05 PM EST2013-12-05 00:05:51 GMT
It's a big operation in a small town. The Rotary Club of Welsh welcomed an 18 Wheeler full of educational books. "We're talking thousands, 23 pallets, each box could have 24 to 40 books in them," saidMore >>
The Rotary Club of Welsh welcomed an 18 Wheeler full of educational books.More >>
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CALCASIEU PARISH, LA (KPLC) -
A Lake Charles man has been booked in a burglary and theft
in progress, according to a news release from the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's
Arrested was 18-year-old Joshua D. Smith. He was booked on two counts of simple burglary, two counts
of criminal damage to property under $500, theft over $1,500, criminal trespass
and flight from an officer.
Bond is pending in the case.
Authorities said at
about 1 p.m. on Tuesday, deputies were dispatched to a Powell Lane home in Lake
Charles in reference to a burglary in progress.
Smith is accused of attempting to disarm the home's alarm system
by pulling the phone lines out of the utility box.
He is accused of trying to break in through a carport door.
Authorities said Smith fled the scene on a bicycle prior to
one hour later, deputies patrolling the area of McNeese Street and McVay Street
in Lake Charles located Smith and when they attempted to stop him, he jumped
off of his bicycle and fled on foot. Following a brief foot pursuit,
Smith was apprehended by deputies without incident," the release states.
said during the investigation, deputies recovered a black bag with Smith's
bicycle containing an undisclosed amount of cash and jewelry.
questioned by deputies, Smith confirmed he attempted to burglarize the home on
Powell Lane and also confirmed he burglarized a home on Contour Street a few
hours earlier," the release continues.