Crime

SWLA Arrest Report - Nov. 18, 2019

  Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office launches Real Time Crime Center

Man arrested for attempted murder following Sunday shooting on Swanee Street

Authorities say woman killed near Cline, Holmes streets was pregnant

Authorities release identity of DeRidder shooter, victims in stable condition

SWLA Arrest Report - Nov. 17, 2019

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Authorities searching for suspect at large near Reeves

Two injured, shooter dead in DeRidder drive-by shooting

Two hit in drive-by shooting in DeRidder, authorities say shooter then killed self

Lake Charles police investigating homicide in area of Cline and Holmes streets

Man drives car into Calcasieu Ship Channel, body recovered

Pellet gun found at Sam Houston High School

Five indicted in connection with 5th Avenue homicide

Five people have been indicted with an October homicide at Fairview Crossing Apartments on 5th Avenue.

SWLA Arrest Report - Nov. 14, 2019

Calcasieu Correctional Center booking report for Nov. 14, 2019.

Man arrested after posing as handicapped brother, asking for diaper changes, police say

Following a complaint of online fraud and sexual battery, investigators with the Louisiana State Police Special Victims Unit have arrested 29-year-old New Orleans resident Rutledge “Rory” Deas.

Parents captured in the Washington Parish kidnapping case

Joshua Abelseth and Jennifer Abelseth, who lost custody of their children through a court order, took the children from their grandparents’ home in Washington Parish.

Leader of Texas motorcycle gang arrested in connection with ATM thefts in Westlake

Accused killer of Sadie Roberts-Joseph indicted for murder of civil rights activist

Texas man busted with 163 pounds of marijuana in West Baton Rouge

LCPD investigating attempted theft of ATM

Louisiana man accused of threating President Trump on Facebook denied bond

SWLA Arrest Report - Nov. 12, 2019

Louisiana State Police issue 34 citations in train enforcement detail

Louisiana State Police conducted a train enforcement detail in Calcasieu Parish Tuesday, according to Trooper Derek Senegal.

Two arrested, deputies searching for third suspect accused of armed robbery at Kirkman Street apartments

The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office has arrested two men in connection with an armed robbery and are currently searching for the third suspect, according to Kim Myers with the sheriff’s office.

Lake Charles man arrested for 4th offense DWI

A Lake Charles man has been arrested for 4th DWI

Lake Charles man arrested for 3rd offense DWI

A Lake Charles man was arrested for 3rd DWI

Counterfeit money found in Lake Arthur

Two fake $20 bills were recently accepted by a local business

SWLA Arrest Report - Nov. 11, 2019

Calcasieu Correctional Center booking report for Nov. 11, 2019.

SWLA Arrest Report - Nov. 10, 2019

Calcasieu Correctional Center booking report for Nov. 10, 2019.

Iowa man arrested in connection with shooting on Lambert Avenue

An Iowa man has been arrested in connection with a shooting in Iowa on Monday, Oct. 28.

Police investigating possible shooting on Cypress St.

Police are investigating a possible shooting

  Multiple arrests made in Lake Charles prostitution sting

So far 11 individuals have been arrested

4 La. children kidnapped by parents who lost custody; last seen in Alabama

Washington Parish sheriff’s deputies are looking for four kidnapped children and their kidnappers.

SWLA Arrest Report - Nov. 7, 2019

Calcasieu Correctional Center booking report for Nov. 7, 2019.

State Police: Man throws duffel bag containing five pounds of marijuana out of window during vehicle chase

A man involved in a vehicle chase with Louisiana State Police threw a black duffel bag containing five pounds of marijuana out the window, authorities said.

Two students accused of making threats toward Barbe High School arrested

The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office has released more information regarding the two teens accused of threatening Barbe High School on Wednesday.

Authorities identify victim of Starks hit-and-run, still searching for vehicle

A pedestrian killed in a hit-and-run in Starks last week was struck by two vehicles, authorities said.

SWLA Arrest Report - Nov. 6, 2019

Calcasieu Correctional Center booking report for Nov. 6, 2019.

SWLA Arrest Report - Nov. 5, 2019

Calcasieu Correctional Center booking report for Nov. 5, 2019.

State Police investigating fatal two-vehicle crash in Calcasieu Parish

Louisiana State Police are investigating a fatal two-vehicle crash at the intersection of La. 397 and E. Gauthier Road, according to Derek Senegal with Louisiana State Police.

Sulphur man arrested after allegedly hitting State Trooper while impaired on I-210

A Louisiana State Trooper was hit by an alleged impaired driver on I-210 Monday night while working a traffic detail, according to a post on the Louisiana State Police Twitter page.

Lake Charles man arrested for 36th time following pursuit in Jeff Davis Parish

A Lake Charles man has been arrested for the 36th time after a police pursuit in Jeff Davis Parish, according to Chief Deputy Chris Ivey with the Jeff Davis Parish Sheriff’s Office.

SWLA Arrest Report - Nov. 4, 2019

Calcasieu Correctional Center booking report for Nov. 4, 2019.

Sulphur woman accused of hitting 12-year-old, leaving knot on forehead

Authorities say an arrest was made in Sulphur on October 31st for cruelty to a juvenile.

Police: Man jailed for stealing electric shopping cart; driving it to a bar

The man told police he thought he would get a DWI if he drove his own car to the bar

  Arrest made in fatal Church Street shooting

Authorities say an arrest has been made following a fatal shooting on Church Street Saturday.

Investigators search for 5-week-old baby buried at apartment complex

The mother told police she buried the child at The Oaks at RosehIll in late 2013.

SWLA Arrest Report - Nov. 3, 2019

Calcasieu Correctional Center booking report for Nov. 3, 2019.

Arrest made in fatal hit-and-run in DeRidder

An arrest has been made in connection with a hit-and-run on U.S. 190 Friday night that left a 28-year-old woman dead.

DeRidder Police investigating fatal hit-and-run

The DeRidder Police Department is investigating a fatal hit-and-run that occurred on U.S. 190 west at 7 p.m. Friday night, according to Police Chief Christopher Rudy.

Advocates rally for change to statute of limitations laws for victims of sexual abuse, investigation into abuse by Catholic priests

A group that provides resources to victims of sexual abuse by Catholic priests is demanding the Louisiana Attorney General’s office launch an official investigation into their allegations and address statute of limitations concerns.

Sulphur police investigating stabbing on Ruth Street

The Sulphur Police Department is investigating a stabbing that happened Friday morning on Ruth Street, according to Det. Don Briscoe.

Disbarred Louisiana attorney convicted of grand theft

A recently disbarred Louisiana attorney has been convicted of stealing money from his clients

SWLA Arrest Report - Oct. 31, 2019

Calcasieu Correctional Center booking report for October 31, 2019.

Two men arrested for theft of tractor

Authorities say two men are under arrest after being caught on camera stealing a tractor from a farm near Kinder.

Beauregard man accused of theft for killing farm-raised deer

A Beauregard man has been arrested after allegedly shooting and stealing farm-raised deer, according to the Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry.

Man indicted on murder charge in connection with body found behind shopping center

A grand jury in state district court indicted a man on a murder charge in connection with a body found behind a shopping center on Gerstner Memorial Boulevard in September.

First-degree murder indictment returned in connection with two bodies found in car on 5th Street in June

A teenager arrested in connection with two bodies found in a car on 5th Street earlier this year has been indicted on a murder charge.

SWLA Arrest Report - Oct. 30, 2019

Calcasieu Correctional Center booking report for October 30, 2019.

La. woman accused of selling medical excuses to high school students

Louisiana woman Belinda Fondren, who worked at a medical clinic, is accused of selling medical excuses for $20 to high school students so they could get out of class.

SWLA Arrest Report - Oct. 29, 2019

Calcasieu Correctional Center booking report for October 29, 2019.

  Law forces domestic abusers to hand over or sell guns

Louisiana lawmakers have taken steps to help the victims of domestic violence by taking away the abusers’ weapons.

Sheriff’s Office searching for driver in fatal Starks hit and run

A pedestrian was killed in a hit and run near Starks

SWLA Arrest Report - Oct. 28, 2019

Calcasieu Correctional Center booking report for October 28, 2019.

Calcasieu Sheriff urges parents to check sex offender registry before trick-or-treating

Sheriff Tony Mancuso is warning parents to check the sex offender registry before taking kids out trick-or-treating.

  LCPD searching Contraband Bayou in connection with Reidway Street homicide

The Lake Charles Police Department is searching Contraband Bayou in connection with an Oct. 24 homicide on Reidway Street, officials confirm.

SWLA Arrest Report - Oct. 27, 2019

Calcasieu Correctional Center booking report for October 27, 2019.

Louisiana State Police release more details on Tulip Street shooting

An officer-involved shooting has been reported in Lake Charles, officials have confirmed.

Suspect in Sulphur Rouses robbery facing additional charges in St. Martin Parish

The suspect in the robbery of Rouses in Sulphur is facing additional charges Friday after being identified as a suspect in a robbery in St. Martin Parish

Charges against former LCPD officer dropped

Charges have been dropped against former Lake Charles Police Officer Logan Lee Manuel.

14-year-old arrested for threat against DeRidder High

A 14-year-old male student at DeRidder High School is accused of threatening to shoot a teacher and to shoot other students if they told anyone about the threat, DeRidder officials said.

Arrest made in Reidway St. homicide

An arrest has been made in connection with a homicide that occurred on Oct. 24 on Reidway Street, according to Capt. Kevin Kirkum.

SWLA Arrest Report - Oct. 24, 2019

Calcasieu Correctional Center booking report for October 24, 2019.

  Lafleur found guilty of attacking five women over a three-week span in 2016

Eric Lafleur was found guilty of attacking five women over 19 days in 2016.

Two Bridge City men cited for alleged illegal crabbing in Cameron Parish

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries and the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration have cited two men for illegal crabbing in Cameron Parish.

Beauregard Sheriff’s Office says man shot by deputy refused to put down knife

Morton said that when deputies arrived, Spears was on the front porch of the residence holding the homeowner at knifepoint. The deputies negotiated with Spears, getting him to release the homeowner, however, he refused to put down the weapon.

Authorities: 13-year-old girl threatens shooting at alternative school

Detectives learned that the 13-year-old girl said during class that someone needed to come shoot up the school and threatened to shoot the teacher. She was booked into the Juvenile Detention Center on a count of terrorizing.

Police investigating Reidway St. homicide

Police ask anyone with information to contact them

SWLA Arrest Report - Oct. 23, 2019

Calcasieu Correctional Center booking report for October 23, 2019.

Skeletal remains found near Toledo Bend

Sabine Parish Sheriff’s Office officials say they have recovered skeletal remains in a wooded area near Toledo Bend Lake.