Crime

Moss Bluff man arrested after pedestrian dies from crash

A Moss Bluff man has been arrested after allegedly drinking while driving and fatally hitting a pedestrian

Bond set at $1 million for man accused of inappropriate sexual contact with child under 13

16-year-old arrested for murder in fatal shooting near Anita Drive, 6th Street

SWLA Arrest Report - Oct. 26, 2020

Police: Suspect bragged about attacking, robbing man in Tiger Stadium bathroom

SWLA Arrest Report - Oct. 26, 2020

Authorities release name of victim in Anita Drive homicide

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  Lake Charles Police investigating fatal shooting on Anita Drive

CPSO arrest man for attempted 2n-degree murder and 2nd-degree battery

Jeff Davis authorities searching for robbery suspect

SWLA Arrest Report - Oct. 20, 2020

Vinton teen accused of setting neighbor’s apartment on fire twice out of boredom

Contempt of court hearing for former Calcasieu assistant DA continued

SWLA Arrest Report - Oct. 18, 2020

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

CPSO arrest Bell City woman for aggravated 2nd-degree battery

Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies were dispatched to a residence off HWY 101 in Bell City in reference to a shooting at approximately 4 p.m. on October 10.

JPSO: Remains of missing woman found in Metairie warehouse; foul play may be involved

The investigation is ongoing and JPSO is asking the public to provide any information about Jenna Quesnel.

Sulphur Police investigating Thursday homicide on Peck St.

A Lake Charles man has been accused of murder after he allegedly ran over his girlfriend during an argument

SWLA Arrest Report - Oct. 7, 2020

SWLA Arrest Report - Oct. 6, 2020

SWLA Arrest Report - Oct. 5, 2020

Calcasieu Sheriff’s deputy fired after refusing to cooperate with DWI investigation

Lake Charles man accused of raping 14-year old girl

SWLA Arrest Report - Oct. 4, 2020

Inmate found dead in Calcasieu Parish Correctional Facility

An inmate at the Calcasieu Parish Correctional Facility was found dead last night, according to the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office.

Grand Lake woman cleared of 2016 arrest for embezzlement

A Grand Lake woman has been cleared from an April 2016 arrest where she was accused of stealing more than $31,000 from her employer.

SWLA Arrest Report - Oct. 1, 2020

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

LSP trooper now indicted in traffic stop shooting in summer of 2018

A Louisiana State Police trooper has been placed on leave hours after being indicted on charges connected to a July 2018 traffic stop.

CPSO searching for suspects involved in hit & run in Starks

CPSO searching for suspects involved in hit & run in Starks

Lake Charles man arrested for failure to register as sex offender

The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office arrested a Lake Charles man for failure to register as a sex offender.

SWLA Arrest Report - Sept. 30, 2020

Calcasieu Correctional Center booking report for Sept. 30, 2020.

Disturbance call from Roanoke leads to arrest of Welsh man

Disturbance call from Roanoke leads to arrest of Welsh man

SWLA Arrest Report - Sept. 29, 2020

Calcasieu Correctional Center booking report for Sept. 29, 2020.

SWLA Arrest Report - Sept. 28, 2020

Calcasieu Correctional Center booking report for Sept. 28, 2020.

Larose man accused of carnal knowledge of a juvenile

A Larose man has been arrested after being accused of carnal knowledge of a juvenile and solicitation of a minor.

Lake Charles police investigating fatal shooting on 14th Street

Jon Lee, 36, was taken to a local hospital, where he died of his injuries, Desormeaux said. He was shot once in the chest. James Snider, 60, of Lake Charles, has been arrested for second-degree murder. He also faces one count of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. He is currently being he

CPSO searching for suspect in hit-and-run

The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office is investigating a hit-and-run that occurred at a home improvement store on E. Prien Lake Road at approximately 2:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 17.

Arrest made after two stabbed to death in Jennings

Two people were stabbed to death at a residence on the corner of W. Division and Down streets in Jennings early Wednesday morning, authorities say.

Suspect in chipmunk outfit robs pharmacy in Ville Platte

Evangeline Parish authorities are on the hunt for a suspect they say dressed up in a chipmunk outfit to rob a pharmacy Saturday.

Three arrested for vehicle fire in Welsh

Three arrested for vehicle fire in Welsh

State Police looking for hit-and-run suspect

Louisiana State Police Troop I responded to a fatal hit-and-run crash involving a bicyclist on LA 182, just south of Pont Des Mouton Road in Lafayette Parish shortly before 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 19.

Deputies searching for suspect in home invasion on Loftin Road in Lake Charles

Calcasieu Sheriff’s Office officials say someone forced his way into a home on Loftin Road around 8:30 a.m. Friday, used a cable to choke a resident, stole her purse, then fled.

Oberlin man accused of bringing gun on school property

Jeff Davis Sheriff’s Office deputies received a call Tuesday morning about a gun on the property of Elton Elementary School, according to Chief Deputy Chris Ivey.

Roanoke man accused of Iowa home invasion

A Roanoke man has been arrested following a complaint that he forced his way into a Iowa home and threatened the residents, according to the Jefferson Davis Parish Sheriff’s Office.

Passenger killed in single-vehicle crash in Beauregard Parish

Passenger Killed Single-Vehicle Crash in Beauregard Parish

Lake Charles woman accused of setting two house fires

A 20-year-old Lake Charles woman is accused of setting two houses on First Avenue on fire. Sonzelet Kennon was booked into Calcasieu Correctional Center on two counts of simple arson and one count of unauthorized entry of a dwelling during an emergency or disaster.

1 dead, 2 Lake Charles evacuees arrested after New Orleans shooting

1 suspect accused in Memorial Day shooting that injured 7

  11-year-old accused of killing 39-year-old family member

The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office is investigating a shooting that left one man dead in Moss Bluff. Deputies say an 11-year-old shot and killed a family member, 39-year-old Andrew Lafleur III. Deputies were dispatched to a home on Erble Lane in Moss Bluff around 5 p.m. Monday.

Kidd now double murder suspect in killings of Iowa couple

The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office have officially charged Iowa double homicide suspect, Scot M. Kidd, with 2 counts of 1st-degree murder.

Authorities searching for suspect following officer-involved shooting

Investigators say the suspect steered a vehicle at the trooper, causing them to discharge their firearm.

  Graceland, Levitt Shell and ’I Heart Memphis’ mural tagged with ’Defund the Police’ graffiti

Messages of “Defund the Police” and “BLM” mark the wall outside Graceland on Elvis Presley Boulevard and the Levitt Shell in Overton Park.

Body found in Texas identified as Jimmie Box

The medical examiner's office in Texas has identified the remains as the missing DeRidder man

Sheriff says Iowa double homicide not random act of violence, person of interest arrested

Calcasieu Sheriff Tony Mancuso says the double homicide in Iowa Saturday is not believed to be a random act of violence

Attempted murder reported in Moss Bluff

Calcasieu Parish Sheriff Tony Mancuso said during a briefing Sunday that deputies are investigating what is believed to be a murder-suicide in Moss Bluff.

Sheriff’s Office working double homicide in Iowa

In the devastation of Hurricane Laura, the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office is working a double homicide in Iowa.

Beauregard Parish Sheriff’s Office investigating generator thefts

The Beauregard Parish Sheriff’s Office is investigating generator thefts.

SWLA Arrest Report - Aug. 24, 2020

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

  Murder suspect asks for bond reduction

Jason Lee Lopez wants his $2.5 million bond reduced so he can get out of jail while he awaits trial, but prosecutor Charles Robinson argues Lopez is too dangerous considering his gang membership.

SWLA Arrest Report - Aug. 20, 2020

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

Grand jury returns indictment against Lake Charles man

A grand jury indicted a Lake Charles man today on three counts, two of which involved a juvenile.

Sulphur man indicted for rape of juvenile

A sulphur man has been indicted today for the rape and sexual battery of a juvenile.

SWLA Arrest Report - Aug. 19, 2020

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

FBI joins Jimmie Box case

Newton County Sheriff Billy Rowles confirmed he requested the FBI's assistance because the case crossed state lines.

Police release name of man shot, killed at Suffolk Manor

Lake Charles Police have released the name of the man shot and killed at Suffolk Manor Monday.

Lake Charles man accused of attacking employees at construction site after being fired

A Lake Charles man is accused of attacking and threatening employees at a construction site in Jennings after he was fired.

SWLA Arrest Report - Aug. 18, 2020

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

  Kidnapping suspect returned to Beauregard Parish

A suspect in the disappearance of Jimmie Box has been returned to Beauregard Parish. Clinton Ford was extradited from Corpus Christi on Tuesday. Ford faces one count of criminal conspiracy to commit aggravated assault with a firearm.

Man wanted for 2017 Vinton shooting arrested in Texas

A Texas man who was wanted for a 2017 shooting in Vinton has been arrested in Texas.

SWLA Arrest Report - Aug. 17, 2020

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

  Police: Resident shoots person making unauthorized entry into home

A person who police say made an unauthorized entry into an apartment was shot by the renter, according to Capt. Kevin Kirkum, spokesman for the Lake Charles Police Department. The person later died from their injuries.

  Investigators searching for Jimmie Box find human remains in Texas

Authorities have been searching for Box for several days. The 26-year-old has not been seen since Aug. 1. He was reported missing on Aug. 3 and his vehicle was found in Calcasieu Parish on Aug. 7.

One arrested after shooting in Kinder area

A Kinder man is under arrest following a shooting in the Kinder area early Sunday morning, authorities said.

Lake Charles man accused of indecent behavior with a juvenile

A Lake Charles man has been arrested following accusations that he had inappropriate sexual contact with two boys, ages 15 and 17.

Lake Charles teen arrested for DWI and vehicular negligence

The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office arrested a Lake Charles teen for a DWI and vehicular negligence last night, according to CPSO spokeswoman Kayla Vincent.

  Police identify Lena Ave. homicide victim

Authorities are investigating following a fatal shooting on Lena Avenue

Authorities say Fenton man fired rifle into truck during family argument

Steven Deville, 48, allegedly fired a rifle into the windshield of a pickup truck following a verbal argument, according to Sgt. Vernon O’Quinn, with the Fenton Police Department. Police were called to the scene around 6 p.m. Thursday.

SWLA Arrest Report - Aug. 13, 2020

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

16-year-old murder suspect to be tried as adult

A 16-year-old murder suspect will be tried as an adult, officials with the Calcasieu Parish District Attorney’s Office said.

  UPDATE: Beauregard officials release names of those arrested in the disappearance of Jimmie Box

Beauregard Parish law enforcement officials flew out of Beauregard Regional Airport Thursday morning to travel to Corpus Christi to pick up a person of interest in the disappearance of 26-year-old Jimmie Box.

Tennessee man arrested for kidnapping as missing Vernon Parish teen found safe

A Tennessee man has been arrested in Rutherford County after a missing Vernon Parish teen was found in his home.

SWLA Arrest Report - Aug 12, 2020

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

  Arrests made in connection with missing DeRidder man Jimmie Box

The search missing DeRidder man Jimmie Box is continuing at the Louisiana-Texas state line. A person of interest has been taken into custody in Corpus Christi by the Texas Rangers and the U.S. Marshal’s Service in connection with the 26-year-old’s disappearance.