Alleged Gang Member Arrested in Lake Charles - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

Alleged Gang Member Arrested in Lake Charles

U.S. Border Patrol officials believe they may have arrested a MS-13 gang member while on a routine check for illegal immigrants. 

Adolfo Rocas-Cruz of El Salvador was picked up at the Grey Hound bus station here in Lake Charles.  Rocuas-Cruz was questioned about his citizenship and it was determined he was in the United States illegally. Rocas-Cruz has been booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center.

According to Border Patrol, Rocas-Cruz had the typical tattoos for the MS-13 gang. MS-13 is considered one of the most dangerous gangs in America and Federal authorities have been tracking MS-13's movement across the nation. Rocas-Cruz told agents he was passing through the lake area on his way to New York.

We'll have more on this developing story tonight on Live at Five.

  • More Local NewsNewsMore>>

  • Rite Aid in Lake Charles and Sulphur closing in July

    Rite Aid in Lake Charles and Sulphur closing in July

    Monday, June 18 2018 11:03 AM EDT2018-06-18 15:03:44 GMT
    3 Local Rite Aid stores will be closing, according to the senior manager of media relations. (Source: Riteaid.com)3 Local Rite Aid stores will be closing, according to the senior manager of media relations. (Source: Riteaid.com)

    The Rite Aid stores on Ryan Street, W. McNeese St. in Lake Charles and Napolean Street in Sulphur are closing in July, according to James W. Graham, Walgreen's Co. Senior Manager of Media Relations.  

    More >>

    The Rite Aid stores on Ryan Street, W. McNeese St. in Lake Charles and Napolean Street in Sulphur are closing in July, according to James W. Graham, Walgreen's Co. Senior Manager of Media Relations.  

    More >>
  • Local man creates Lake Charles first hygiene center for the homeless

    Local man creates Lake Charles first hygiene center for the homeless

    Monday, June 18 2018 10:21 AM EDT2018-06-18 14:21:37 GMT
    (Source: Maranda Whittington/KPLC)(Source: Maranda Whittington/KPLC)

    For the homeless in the Lake Area a big thing many are missing is a hot shower.  One man is looking to change that.  Tucked behind the First Christian Church on 2nd Avenue and 17th Street you'll find Bob Richard's vision.  A year ago Richard realized the homeless in our area seemed in need of extra help.  "Talking with people I realized there was just no place for them to take a shower or to get their laundry done," he said. "Those are the two ba...

    More >>

    For the homeless in the Lake Area a big thing many are missing is a hot shower.  One man is looking to change that.  Tucked behind the First Christian Church on 2nd Avenue and 17th Street you'll find Bob Richard's vision.  A year ago Richard realized the homeless in our area seemed in need of extra help.  "Talking with people I realized there was just no place for them to take a shower or to get their laundry done," he said. "Those are the two ba...

    More >>
  • Sunrise birthdays: June 18, 2018

    Sunrise birthdays: June 18, 2018

    Monday, June 18 2018 8:23 AM EDT2018-06-18 12:23:56 GMT
    Happy birthday to all of our Sunrise birthdays for June 18: Cory Foley, 30 Sheila Williams, 59 Brandon Williams, 32 Jeanetta Williams, 31 Colby Budge, 18 If you want your birthdays featured on 7News Sunrise, send your pictures at least five days in advance to birthdays@kplctv.com. Please include the name, age and date of birth. Copyright 2018 KPLC. All rights reserved.More >>
    Happy birthday to all of our Sunrise birthdays for June 18: Cory Foley, 30 Sheila Williams, 59 Brandon Williams, 32 Jeanetta Williams, 31 Colby Budge, 18 If you want your birthdays featured on 7News Sunrise, send your pictures at least five days in advance to birthdays@kplctv.com. Please include the name, age and date of birth. Copyright 2018 KPLC. All rights reserved.More >>
Powered by Frankly