Crime Roundup: Two suspects sought in armed robbery - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

Crime Roundup: Two suspects sought in armed robbery

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SOUTHWEST LOUISIANA (KPLC) - Lafayette Police are seeking two suspects, following an armed robbery at about 2:25 a.m. on Monday in the 700 block of Eraste Landry Road.

According to investigators, a clerk said that two black males entered the store where the incident occurred and both pointed a handgun at the clerk. One of the suspects demanded money and a pack of cigarettes.

The clerk gave the suspects a pack of cigarettes and an undisclosed amount of cash, before the two suspects fled the area on foot.

No injuries were reported following the incident.

One suspect is described as a light-skinned, slim, black male wearing a dark hoodie with stripes and a red cover over his face.

The other suspect is described as a black male wearing a dark gray hoodie with lime green writing on the front and an orange cover over his face.

Anyone with information on the incident is asked to call Lafayette Police or Crime Stoppers at 232-TIPS.

Lafayette police investigate drive-by shooting

Lafayette Police are investigating a drive-by shooting that took place July 16 in the 100 block of S. Buchanan St.

According to witnesses, a suspect or suspects passing in a white pick-up truck fired several shots and then fled the scene.

A male victim, identified as 61-year-old Davis Thibodeaux, was transported to a local hospital, where he received treatment for a gunshot wound and later died.

Investigators with the Lafayette Police have arrested 18-year-old Noah Keonolom of Lafayette on a charge of second-degree murder.

The investigation remains ongoing. Anyone with information regarding the incident is asked to call Lafayette Police or Crime Stoppers at 232-TIPS.

Crowley Police arrest five juveniles

Crowley Police recently arrested five juveniles on numerous charges.

The juveniles, ranging from 13-16 years old, were charged with two counts of burglary, one count of criminal damage to property, five counts of criminal mischief and one count of unauthorized use of a moveable.

"During the late night (to) early morning hours of July 15-16, our department received multiple complaints of criminal activities," said Police Chief K.P. Gibson in a news release. "We investigated these incidents... and we were able to link five juveniles to the crime spree."

The juveniles were booked and processed by officers before being released into the custody of their parents and legal guardians.

Beauregard Sheriff's Office investigating vehicle burglaries

The Beauregard Parish Sheriff's Office is investigating a string of vehicle burglaries in the area of Three Pine Church Road and Dogwood Trail.

Officials would like to remind residents to not leave any valuables in plain sight and to lock their vehicles at night.

If you see anything suspicious, report it to the Beauregard Parish Sheriff's Office at 337-463-3281.

Anyone with information on these thefts is encouraged to call Crime Stoppers at 337-462-8918 or 1-800-273-1374.

Lake Charles Police release results of seatbelt checkpoint

The Lake Charles Police Department recently two seatbelt checkpoints. Here are the results of those checkpoints:

On July 14, a seatbelt checkpoint was conducted from 5-9 p.m. in the 2100 block of Moeling St. During the checkpoint, 329 vehicles were checked, and 15 citations were issued for non-moving violations.

Only 15, a seatbelt checkpoint was conducted from 5-10 p.m. in the 800 block of Ryan St. During the checkpoint, 526 vehicles were checked, and 48 citations were issued for non-moving violations.

The following arrests have been announced by the Beauregard Parish Sheriff's Office:

- Dean Davis, 44, Merryville. Charges: reckless operation, driving under suspension, aggravated flight from an officer, simple criminal damage to property, impersonating an officer. Bond: $160,000.

- Johnathan Trahan, 31, DeRidder. Charges: aggravated rape and oral sexual battery. Bond: $140,000.

- Harris Fontenot, 56, DeRidder. Charges: indecent behavior with a juvenile and sexual battery. Bond information not available.

- Eshom Ashworth, 32, DeRidder. Charges: drug possession. Bond: $85,000.

- Brian Cormier, 22, Sugartown. Charges: drug possession. Bond: $30,000.

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