Crime

SWLA Arrest Report - Apr. 2, 2020

Calcasieu Correctional Center booking report for Apr. 2, 2020.

Second inmate at Oakdale federal prison dies from coronavirus

Man arrested after invading home on Hodges Street

Man arrested after body dropped off at Moss Memorial

SWLA Arrest Report - Mar. 31, 2020

SWLA Arrest Report - Mar. 30, 2020

Kidnapping victim rescued during arrest in Jeff Davis Parish

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SWLA Arrest Report - Mar. 29, 2020

Baker man arrested for 4th offense DWI

SWLA Arrest Report - Mar. 26, 2020

SWLA Arrest Report - Mar. 25, 2020

SWLA Arrest Report - Mar. 24, 2020

SWLA Arrest Report - Mar. 23, 2020

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.

SWLA Arrest Report - Mar. 22, 2020

Calcasieu Correctional Center booking report for Mar. 22, 2020.

Two Lake Charles men arrested following alleged kidnapping and attempted murder

Two men were arrested following an incident on Cline St.

SWLA Arrest Report - Mar. 19, 2020

SWLA Arrest Report - Mar. 18, 2020

SWLA Arrest Report - Mar. 17, 2020

SWLA Arrest Report - Mar. 15, 2020

SWLA Arrest Report - Mar. 12, 2020

SWLA Arrest Report - Mar. 11, 2020

SWLA Arrest Report - Mar. 10, 2020

Calcasieu Correctional Center booking report for Mar. 10, 2020.

SWLA Arrest Report - Mar. 9, 2020

Calcasieu Correctional Center booking report for Mar. 9, 2020.

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

SWLA Arrest Report - Mar. 8, 2020

Calcasieu Correctional Center booking report for Mar. 8, 2020.

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

SWLA Arrest Report - Mar. 5, 2020

Calcasieu Correctional Center booking report for Mar. 5, 2020.

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.

SWLA Arrest Report - Mar. 4, 2020

Calcasieu Correctional Center booking report for Mar. 4, 2020.

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

SWLA Arrest Report - Mar. 3, 2020

Calcasieu Correctional Center booking report for Mar. 3, 2020.

SWLA Arrest Report - Mar. 2, 2020

Calcasieu Correctional Center booking report for Mar. 2, 2020.

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.

SWLA Arrest Report - Mar. 1, 2020

Calcasieu Correctional Center booking report for Mar. 1, 2020.

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.

SWLA Arrest Report - Feb. 27, 2020

Calcasieu Correctional Center booking report for Feb. 27, 2020.

  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.

SWLA Arrest Report - Feb. 26, 2020

Calcasieu Correctional Center booking report for Feb. 26, 2020.

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

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

SWLA Arrest Report - Feb. 25, 2020

Calcasieu Correctional Center booking report for Feb. 25, 2020.

SWLA Arrest Report - Feb. 24, 2020

Calcasieu Correctional Center booking report for Feb. 24, 2020.

SWLA Arrest Report - Feb. 23, 2020

Calcasieu Correctional Center booking report for Feb. 23, 2020.

SWLA Arrest Report - Feb. 20, 2020

Calcasieu Correctional Center booking report for Feb. 20, 2020.

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.

SWLA Arrest Report - Feb. 19, 2020

Calcasieu Correctional Center booking report for Feb. 19, 2020.

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.

KIRAN: Arrest warrant reveals disturbing details about Zachary school teacher’s relationship with teen

An arrest warrant filed by the Zachary Police Department reveals disturbing details about the inappropriate relationship between a teacher and a 15-year-old student.

SWLA Arrest Report - Feb. 18, 2020

Calcasieu Correctional Center booking report for Feb. 18, 2020.

District judge removed from murder case

District Court Judge Mike Canaday has been recused from a 1998 homicide case.

Sheriff’s Office: Man attempts to kidnap 14-year-old girl walking to school

The girl told detectives that a man in an SUV approached her with a gun and told her to get in his vehicle, Vincent said. She ran from him, but he caught up to her, got out of his vehicle and attempted to grab her. She was able to get away and immediately reported the incident to crossing guards.

Arson suspect arrested for second fire

An arson suspect has been arrested for a 2018 fire

SWLA Arrest Report - Feb. 17, 2020

Calcasieu Correctional Center booking report for Feb. 17, 2020.

Two men arrested after mobile home set on fire with flare gun

Two men have been arrested following a fire at a mobile home in Westlake

Man wanted for murder in Honduras arrested in Jennings

Jennings Police have arrested a man who is wanted for murder in Honduras

SWLA Arrest Report - Feb. 16, 2020

Calcasieu Correctional Center booking report for Feb. 16, 2020.

Opelousas man arrested in Jennings after reporting shots fired on I-10

A man has been arrested after reporting shots fired on I-10 near Jennings

SWLA Arrest Report - Feb. 13, 2020

Calcasieu Correctional Center booking report for Feb. 13, 2020.

Police: Chase reaches speeds of 100 mph in Jennings city limits

Devin Mitchell, was arrested for aggravated flight from an officer, two counts of obstruction of justice, five counts of drug possession with intent to distribute, possession of drug paraphernalia, and transactions involving drug proceeds. He was also cited for traffic offenses.

Deputies: Man accused of stealing vehicle, crashing it during police chase will be charged upon release from hospital

One man is being treated for injuries after deputies say he stole a car from the Target on Millerville and lead authorities on a chase before crashing the reportedly stolen car into a tree.

SWLA Arrest Report - Feb. 12, 2020

Calcasieu Correctional Center booking report for Feb. 12, 2020.

SWLA Arrest Report - Feb. 11, 2020

Calcasieu Correctional Center booking report for Feb. 11, 2020.

Trash bag of cell phones stolen from Best Buy in Georgia recovered in La.

Authorities say 80 cell phones stolen from a Best Buy in Morrow, Georgia, were recovered during a traffic stop in Westlake, La.

Leesville man accused of second-degree rape

He has been charged with second-degree rape and indecent behavior with a juvenile.

SWLA Arrest Report - Feb. 10, 2020

Calcasieu Correctional Center booking report for Feb. 10, 2020.

Sheriff’s Office asks for help identifying woman accused of fraudulent $1,700 bank withdrawal

The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office has released a photo of a woman accused of a fraudulent $1,700 withdrawal from an ATM at a bank in Moss Bluff. The money was fraudulently withdrawn on Jan. 25, according to Kayla Vincent, spokeswoman for the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office.

Sheriff’s Office searching for suspects in Sulphur burglary

Authorities ask anyone with information to contact them

Reeves teacher accused of sexual contact with 16-year-old

Kristen Ward, 42, was arrested in Allen Parish Monday afternoon on five counts of felony carnal knowledge of a juvenile, five counts of indecent behavior with juveniles, one count of contributing to the delinquency of a juvenile and one count of obstruction of justice.

Former Oakdale police chief arrested again

A former Oakdale police chief has been arrested for nonconsensual disclosure of a private image.

SWLA Arrest Report - Feb. 9, 2020

Calcasieu Correctional Center booking report for Feb. 9, 2020.

  Vernon Parish Sheriff’s Office still searching for Bradley Stracener

The search continues for a missing Leesville man who hasn’t been seen since last year.