Crime

SWLA Arrest Report - June 3, 2020

Calcasieu Correctional Center booking report for June 3, 2020.

Sheriff’s Office makes third arrest in Hwy 90 shooting

SWLA Arrest Report - June 1, 2020

SWLA Arrest Report - May 31, 2020

Authorities searching for suspects who damaged DeRidder Animal Control facility

Authorities: Checks from closed account used to purchase 4-wheeler, three vehicles

SWLA Arrest Report - May 28, 2020

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Three arrested, five sought for fraud after bank reports loss of approximately $100,000

Four arrested in connection to armed robbery on Cessford Street

SWLA Arrest Report - May 27, 2020

SWLA Arrest Report - May 26, 2020

Bystander shot during altercation on N. Lakeshore Drive Friday night

SWLA Arrest Report - May 25, 2020

Two arrested, two sought for shooting in Lake Charles

Two people were arrested and two people are being sought in connection with a shooting at a graduation party in Lake Charles early Monday morning.

  Union reps: Myers no longer warden at Oakdale FCC

Rodney Myers is no longer warden at Oakdale Federal Correctional Complex, two union reps have confirmed to KPLC.

SWLA Arrest Report - May 21, 2020

Calcasieu Correctional Center booking report for May 21, 2020.

Charges dropped against one in officer-involved shooting

Charges have been dropped against one of the men arrested following an officer-involved shooting near the intersection of Tulip Street and Fifth Avenue at the end of March.

SWLA Arrest Report - May 20, 2020

SWLA Arrest Report - May 19, 2020

Woman arrested after horse’s death in Beauregard Parish

Iowa man faces additional charges for crimes in Jeff Davis Parish

SWLA Arrest Report - May 18, 2020

SWLA Arrest Report - May 17, 2020

SWLA Arrest Report - May 14, 2020

Calcasieu Correctional Center booking report for May 14, 2020.

SWLA Arrest Report - May 13, 2020

Calcasieu Correctional Center booking report for May 13, 2020.

Calcasieu DA John DeRosier says he will retire at end of current term

Calcasieu District Attorney John DeRosier is retiring at the end of this year, he announced Wednesday morning.

Man accused of stealing from disabled family member

A man has been arrested after being accused of stealing from an elderly or disabled member of his family

SWLA Arrest Report - May 11, 2020

Calcasieu Correctional Center booking report for May 11, 2020.

SWLA Arrest Report - May 10, 2020

Calcasieu Correctional Center booking report for May 10, 2020.

SWLA Arrest Report - May 7, 2020

Calcasieu Correctional Center booking report for May 7, 2020.

Lake Charles Police identify victim in Greinwich Blvd. shooting

Police are currently treating the shooting as a homicide

Sulphur man accused of molesting juvenile

Authorities say the suspect has been arrested for similar crimes outside of Sulphur

SWLA Arrest Report - May 5, 2020

Calcasieu Correctional Center booking report for May 5, 2020.

SWLA Arrest Report - May 4, 2020

Calcasieu Correctional Center booking report for May 4, 2020.

SWLA Arrest Report - May 3, 2020

Calcasieu Correctional Center booking report for May 3, 2020.

Suspect in officer-involved shooting booked into Calcasieu Correctional Center

The suspect in Wednesday’s officer-involved shooting has been booked into Calcasieu Correctional Center.

Officer-involved shooting near intersection of Fifth Ave., Tulip St.

A shooting has been reported near the intersection of Fifth Avenue and Tulip Street, officials confirm.

Two arrested, one sought in home invasion in Vinton

Two people are under arrest and one person is being sought in connection with a home invasion and armed robbery in Vinton, authorities say.

Supreme Court refuses to hear appeal of Ricky Langley

The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to hear the appeal of Ricky Langley. Langley was convicted of second-degree murder in 2009 for the killing of 6-year-old Jeremy Guillory in 1992.

Man accused of molesting 11-year-old girl

A 74-year-old Lake Charles man is accused of molesting an 11-year-old girl.

Authorities searching for escaped trustee

Authorities are searching for an escaped trustee who walked off his job detail in Lake Charles, according to the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office.

Man accused of attempted second-degree murder following shooting near DeRidder

A man has been arrested following a shooting near DeRidder.

  VIDEO: Zion Williamson teams up with AG Jeff Landry to warn La. residents of price gouging, coronavirus scams

Superstar Zion Williamson of the New Orleans Pelicans has teamed up with Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry in a new Public Service Announcement (PSA) to warn state residents of price gouging and scammers looking to profit from the COVID-19 pandemic

La. Department of Corrections creates COVID-19 panel to consider release of non-violent inmates

The head of Louisiana’s Department of Public Safety and Corrections (DOC), Secretary James Le Blanc, announced April 14 he is working to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in the state’s prisons by creating a special COVID-19 review panel.

  ACLU files temporary restraining order against Oakdale federal prison

The ACLU is asking a federal court to take immediate action to evaluate and release medically vulnerable inmates from the federal prison in Oakdale.

  Westlake woman accused of cruelty to a juvenile

The child was found alone at a store in Vinton

Beauregard Sheriff’s Office finds prisoner that left work site

Beauregard Sheriff’s Office finds prisoner that left work site

Lake Charles man pleads guilty in federal court to production of child pornography

Lake Charles man pleads guilty in federal court to production of child pornography

Four accused of home invasion, rape at gunpoint in South Lake Charles

Four men have been arrested in connection to a rape at a home in South Lake Charles on Saturday, April 4.

Man reported missing in Cameron found dead in Newton County, Texas

Cameron man found dead in Newton County, Texas

One officer stabbed in leg, another cut while responding to call on 21st Street

One Lake Charles police officer was stabbed in the leg and another suffered cuts to his hands while they were responding to a call in the 2300 block of 21st Street on Sunday, authorities say. Their injuries were non-life threatening.

Gretna man accused of killing father arrested in Jennings

Gretna man who beat father to death, arrested in Jennings

Westlake man arrested for two house fires

Westlake man arrested for house fire

Jennings police investigating home invasion, assault with a firearm on Gallup Street

Jennings police are investigating a home invasion and assault on Gallup Street this afternoon, authorities said.

Second inmate at Oakdale federal prison dies from coronavirus

Second inmate at Oakdale federal prison dies from coronavirus

Man arrested after invading home on Hodges Street

Lake Charles Police Department were called to the 1700 block of Hodges Street in regards to a home invasion at 7:01 a.m. on Mar. 31

Man arrested after body dropped off at Moss Memorial

The body of Gavin Blaine Benoit, 18, of Vinton, was left at Moss Memorial around 12:37 p.m., according to information from Lt. Jeff Keenum, with the Lake Charles Police Department.

Kidnapping victim rescued during arrest in Jeff Davis Parish

The victim says she had been held for five months in Kenner, LA

Baker man arrested for 4th offense DWI

The suspect was found sleeping in a parked car outside a mobile home

Authorities searching for hit and run suspect

The Sheriff's Office asks anyone with information to contact them

Beauregard Parish authorities arrest escaped inmate

Jameson is considered armed and dangerous and should not be approached.

Two Lake Charles men arrested following alleged kidnapping and attempted murder

Two men were arrested following an incident on Cline St.

State officials confirm investigative audit into Calcasieu Parish District Attorney’s Office

State officials have begun an investigative audit into the Calcasieu Parish District Attorney’s Office.

  $300 reward offered in cemetery theft

Four bronze plaques have been stolen from the graves of veterans at Magnolia Cemetery in Ragley, authorities have confirmed.

Elton man accused of attempted arson

The suspect was arrested following a complaint that he poured gas on his girlfriend

Judge reduces Lori Vallow’s bail from $5 million to $1 million

A judge in Idaho has lowered Lori Vallow’s bond from $5 million to $1 million, Idaho news stations are reporting.

Texas man accused of bank fraud and identity theft

A man has been arrested for suspected bank fraud and identity theft

Lake Charles man accused of attempted murder

The suspect was arrested for attempted second-degree murder

Calcasieu fires assistant district attorney in Joey Julian case

The Calcasieu Parish District Attorney’s Office has fired a prosecutor following his handling of a continuance motion in a homicide case last month, officials confirm.

Sulphur police officer arrested for first-offense OWI

Sulphur police officer Ben Richard was arrested in Lake Charles by Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies on Saturday, Feb. 29 for first-offense operating while intoxicated.

One indicted in Dakota Chaisson death, grand jury rejects charges against seven others

Jayden Grant Theunissen, 19, was indicted on one count of second-degree murder Monday in connection with the shooting death of 22-year-old Dakota Chaisson at the Toby Ward Event Hall in November.

Man accused of threatening LaGrange student

Deputies say the man was threatening a student at the school

LCPD asking for public’s help identifying suspect in bank robbery on Gerstner Memorial Friday

The Lake Charles Police Department is asking the public for help in identifying a suspect in a bank robbery around 3:30 p.m. Feb. 28, at Jeff Davis Bank in the 2000 block of Gerstner Memorial Drive.

Westlake man accused of soliciting sex with juvenile in Metairie

Westlake man accused of soliciting sex with juvenile in Metairie.

Police: Woman illegally bought $27,000 UTV with company card

According to investigators, she bought a 2020 Can-Am side-by-side worth $27,000 with a company credit card.

  Lake Charles woman asks for public’s help in unsolved drive-by shooting

That’s the real-life nightmare that happened to a Lake Charles woman who wants to remain anonymous. She says it’s been over a month since she was shot in the arm at her Gelpi Drive home and there are still no arrests.

DeRidder women arrested in Wyoming after police find U-haul filled with animals in unsanitary conditions

Christina Fant, 42, and Jennifer Stracener, 44, were arrested for felony animal cruelty.

Appeals court upholds decision that man convicted of murder in 1983 may apply for parole

The Third Circuit said in December that Aaron G. Hauser is eligible for parole based on a 2012 Supreme Court ruling that defendants who committed crimes as juveniles cannot be sentenced to life in prison without parole without a hearing to consider their youth.

Sheriff’s Office searching for suspects believed responsible for property damage

The suspects are accused of causing over $10,000 worth of damage.

Former Westlake pastor sentenced in federal court to 60 years in prison for sex crimes

Former minister John Michael Ward has been sentenced in federal court to 60 years in prison for production of child pornography. He still faces charges in state district court.

Rapides grand jury indicts Oakdale man in 1980 cold case

Leo Laird, 64 of Oakdale, has been charged with first-degree murder, first-degree rape, and aggravated kidnapping for the 1980 death of 18-year-old Donna Gayle Brazzell in Gardner. The grand jury returned a true bill on Tuesday.