Crime

SWLA Arrest Report - June 30, 2020

Calcasieu Correctional Center booking report for June 29, 2020.

Lafayette man arrested following high speed pursuit in Jennings

SWLA Arrest Report - June 25, 2020

Authorities release initial reports from officer-involved shooting

Authorities searching for shoplifting suspect

Iowa man arrested for Sulphur burglaries

SWLA Arrest Report - June 24, 2020

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SWLA Arrest Report - June 23, 2020

SWLA Arrest Report - June 22, 2020

  GRAPHIC: Officer-involved shooting in Lake Charles streamed on Facebook Live

SWLA Arrest Report - June 18, 2020

SWLA Arrest Report - June 17, 2020

  Judge refuses to dismiss murder charge against Bartie

SWLA Arrest Report - June 16, 2020

Calcasieu Correctional Center booking report for June 16, 2020.

  Cameron District Attorney recused from case

A laptop, some free meals, and a painting of a unicorn are some of the things given to an alleged victim or witnesses in a criminal case in Cameron Parish which have led to the District Attorney being recused.

  Iowa shooting suspect taken into custody in Lafayette

Kaley N. Murray, 23, has been taken into custody in Lafayette, CPSO said Tuesday.

140-year sentence handed down in child sex abuse case

A DeQuincy man has been sentenced to 140 years for sexually abusing a child.

Attorneys ask to have two-decade-old murder case thrown out

SWLA Arrest Report - June 15, 2020

14-year-old accused of carjacking in hardware store parking lot

Lake Charles man accused of second-degree rape

SWLA Arrest Report - June 14, 2020

Lake Charles man arrested following shooting at nightclub on Hwy 90

Leesville woman accused of child abuse

A Leesville woman is accused of biting her 3-year-old

SWLA Arrest Report - June 11, 2020

Calcasieu Correctional Center booking report for June 11, 2020.

SWLA Arrest Report - June 10, 2020

Calcasieu Correctional Center booking report for June 10, 2020.

SWLA Arrest Report - June 9, 2020

Calcasieu Correctional Center booking report for June 9, 2020.

Four Texas men arrested in connection with robbery at jewelry store on Nelson Road

Four Texas men have been arrested in connection with a robbery at a jewelry store on Nelson Road.

SWLA Arrest Report - June 8, 2020

Calcasieu Correctional Center booking report for June 8, 2020.

LSU grad killed after alleged domestic dispute; advocates speak out

Kinnedy Smith, 21, was found dead with stab wounds Saturday, June 6.

Police investigating robbery at jewelry store on Nelson Road

Lake Charles police are investigating a robbery at Nederland Jewelers on Nelson Road.

SWLA Arrest Report - June 7, 2020

Calcasieu Correctional Center booking report for June 7, 2020.

SWLA Arrest Report - June 4, 2020

Calcasieu Correctional Center booking report for June 4, 2020.

SWLA Arrest Report - June 3, 2020

Calcasieu Correctional Center booking report for June 3, 2020.

SWLA Arrest Report - June 2, 2020

Calcasieu Correctional Center booking report for June 2, 2020.

Sulphur high-speed pursuit ends in Lafayette

Authorities say the pursuit reached speeds of over 100 miles per hour

Sheriff’s Office makes third arrest in Hwy 90 shooting

A third arrest has been made following last month's shooting on Hwy 90

SWLA Arrest Report - June 1, 2020

Calcasieu Correctional Center booking report for June 1, 2020.

SWLA Arrest Report - May 31, 2020

Calcasieu Correctional Center booking report for May 31, 2020.

Authorities searching for suspects who damaged DeRidder Animal Control facility

Authorities are offering a reward for information

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

Lake Charles man Christopher Leblanc, 31, is accused of writing checks totaling about $144,000 from a closed account to purchase a four-wheeler and three vehicles from dealerships in the Lake Charles area.

SWLA Arrest Report - May 28, 2020

Calcasieu Correctional Center booking report for May 28, 2020.

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

Seven Lake Charles residents and one person from Houston are suspected of bank fraud after a bank reported a loss of approximately $100,000.

Four arrested in connection to armed robbery on Cessford Street

Four arrested in connection to armed robbery on Cessford Street

SWLA Arrest Report - May 27, 2020

Calcasieu Correctional Center booking report for May 27, 2020.

SWLA Arrest Report - May 26, 2020

Calcasieu Correctional Center booking report for May 26, 2020.

Bystander shot during altercation on N. Lakeshore Drive Friday night

A 16-year-old girl was involved in a verbal altercation when she pulled out a gun and fired one shot, striking a 21-year-old bystander, authorities say.

SWLA Arrest Report - May 25, 2020

Calcasieu Correctional Center booking report for 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

Calcasieu Correctional Center booking report for May 20, 2020.

SWLA Arrest Report - May 19, 2020

Calcasieu Correctional Center booking report for May 19, 2020.

Woman arrested after horse’s death in Beauregard Parish

A DeRidder woman has been arrested after the death of a horse in Beauregard Parish.

Iowa man faces additional charges for crimes in Jeff Davis Parish

Iowa man faces additional charges for crimes in Jeff Davis Parish

SWLA Arrest Report - May 18, 2020

Calcasieu Correctional Center booking report for May 18, 2020.

SWLA Arrest Report - May 17, 2020

Calcasieu Correctional Center booking report for 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