Crime

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

SWLA Arrest Report - Feb. 12, 2020

KIRAN: Zachary school teacher bonds out of jail after being accused of sexual misconduct

SWLA Arrest Report - Feb. 11, 2020

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

Leesville man accused of second-degree rape

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SWLA Arrest Report - Feb. 10, 2020

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

Sheriff’s Office searching for suspects in Sulphur burglary

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

Former Oakdale police chief arrested again

SWLA Arrest Report - 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.

ATTORNEY: La. corrections officials aware inmates held beyond release date, costing state millions

As early as 2012, Louisiana Department of Corrections (DOC) officials knew the state had an issue holding inmates past their release dates.

SWLA Arrest Report - Feb. 6, 2020

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

Burglars wreck vehicle in attempt to escape deputies in DeRidder

Burglars wreck vehicle in attempt to escape deputies in DeRidder

Sheriff’s Office asking for help identifying suspects in vehicle burglaries on La. 14 East in Iowa

19-year-old woman accused of forcing way into elderly couple’s home, stealing SUV

SWLA Arrest Report - Feb. 5, 2020

Lake Charles police investigating shooting on Dixy Drive

SWLA Arrest Report - Feb. 4, 2020

UofSC Aiken student found shot to death in car

SWLA Arrest Report - Feb. 3, 2020

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

One arrested in Singer vehicle fire

A 20-year-old woman and her 40-year-old uncle are suspected in a car fire that authorities say was set to collect insurance money.

Merryville man accused of killing mother arrested for first-degree murder

The suspect has also been arrested for attempted first degree murder

SWLA Arrest Report - Feb, 2, 2020

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

Nine sentenced for roles in meth, cocaine distribution ring in Calcasieu and Beauregard

Nine people have been sentenced in federal court for their roles in a methamphetamine and cocaine distribution ring in Calcasieu and Beauregard parishes.

SWLA Arrest Report - Jan. 30, 2020

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

  Grandmother: Deadline passes with no sign of children

A 5 p.m. deadline to produce two missing children has passed without any sign of them, their grandmother said at a news conference Thursday.

18-year-old Lake Charles man booked on 376 counts of possession of pornography involving juveniles

An 18-year-old Lake Charles man has been arrested for having and uploading child pornography, authorities say. Garrett O’Quain was arrested by Louisiana State Police on Jan. 30, 2020, according to State Trooper Derek Senegal, spokesman for Troop D.

Man found guilty in 2018 armed robbery on Guy Street

Domenique Bryant has been found guilty of being principal to armed robbery

SWLA Arrest Report - Jan. 29, 2020

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

  3-year-old in child cruelty case remains in critical condition

Bond has been set at $1.25 million apiece for the boy’s father, Tyler Nathanael Laborde, and his stepmother, Jessica Paige Matthews.

Authorities say owner, employee set fire to DeRidder gas station to collect insurance

Two men arrested for DeRidder gas station fire

WANTED: Man accused of sexually assaulting child in Mississippi then faking his own death

Jacob Blair Scott, 42, is facing multiple charges in Jackson County, including allegations that he raped and impregnated a 14-year-old.

KIRAN: Forms showing where La. judges make their income, potential conflicts of interest made available online

For the first time, forms filed by Louisiana judges that show their income from the bench as well as any side businesses will be made publicly available through an online database.

Woman charged with capital murder in death of Heidi Broussard

Magen Rose Fieramusca has been indicted in connection with the death of Heidi Broussard.

Two men arrested following Jennings shooting

The two men were arrested after a traffic stop near Welsh

SWLA Arrest Report - Jan. 27, 2020

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

  Vernon Parish Sheriff’s Office releases crime stats from 2018 and 2019

Sheriff Craft says when comparing their stats from 2018 and 2019 to the national stats put together by the FBI, the only stat that shows an increase in Vernon Parish from the national average is rape or sex crimes.

SWLA Arrest Report - Jan. 27, 2020

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

Lake Charles man arrested on 4th DWI

Upon speaking with Lemoine, deputies say they smelled alcohol and noticed his eyes were bloodshot. Lemoine stated he had drank a beer and a shot of vodka.

Lafayette woman arrested in overnight homicide on MLK

Lafayette Police were called to the 800 block of Martin Luther King Jr. Dr. in reference to a possible stabbing in progress.

NOPD investigating officer involved shooting in the French Quarter

It happened around 7:50 a.m. Saturday

McLain found guilty of first-degree murder, second-degree kidnapping

A jury on Friday found Ronald Gene McLain guilty of first-degree murder and second-degree kidnapping.

Appeals court throws out conviction, sentence of man accused of firing at officers during standoff

The Third Circuit Court of Appeal has thrown out the conviction and sentence of a man accused of shooting at police officers during a standoff at a Sulphur hotel in 2014.

Authorities searching for suspect who gave false name during arrest

The Sheriff’s Office is searching for a suspect who gave a stolen identity to detectives

Jennings man arrested after stolen tractor runs out of gas

Deputies say the suspect had to abandon the tractor after it ran out of gas

Jeff Davis authorities searching for suspected church burglar

A church worker reported money missing from the collection box and found things notably misplaced inside the church hall.

SWLA Arrest Report - Jan. 23, 2020

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

  Lake Charles Police offering Safe & Secure Program for burglary prevention

Through this program, LCPD Property Crimes detectives and Community Policing officers will schedule a time meet with the property owner and complete a security check, including an inspection of both the inside and outside of the property to advise property owners of where improvements can be made in

Lake Charles doctor arrested for domestic violence involving firearm

A local doctor has been arrested for domestic violence and threatening others with a firearm.

Eight people indicted in connection with attempted ATM theft

All eight have been indicted on theft and racketeering charges.

SWLA Arrest Report - Jan. 22, 2020

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

  New ‘sextortion’ scam targeting victims

It’s an alarming new version of an old scam where criminals try to convince you they have illicit recordings, photos, or information about you saying they’ll release it unless you pay up.

Lake Charles man accused of sexually assaulting 5- and 8-year-old girls, girlfriend arrested for obstruction

A Lake Charles man is accused of sexually assaulting two girls between 2015 and 2018, starting when they were 5 and 8 years old, authorities said.

Police release name of 18-year-old suspected of crashing car into trailer following chase

Sulphur police have released the name of a man arrested following a police chase that began in Sulphur and ended in Carlyss Tuesday. Jacob Lafleur, 18, of Sulphur, was booked into the Sulphur City Jail on one count of aggravated flight from an officer.

Iowa police: Several bags of suspected marijuana found after chase on I-10

The vehicle was eventually stopped using road spikes, Vincent said. The driver was arrested for obstruction of justice and possession with intent to distribute Schedule I drugs. Officers found “several sealed bags containing a green leafy substance believed to be marijuana.”

City offers security checks for homes and businesses in effort to reduce burglaries

Through the Safe & Secure Program, detectives and community policing officers with the LCPD Property Crimes division will schedule a time to meet with the property owner and complete a security check, including an inspection of both the inside and outside of the property to advise property owners of

Car crashes into Carlyss mobile home following police pursuit

A car crashed into a mobile home in Carlyss following a police chase Tuesday afternoon, authorities said.

  Sulphur woman accused of rape of 5-year old boy and 3-year old girl

A Sulphur woman has been arrested on multiple rape charges

SWLA Arrest Report - Jan. 20, 2020

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

SWLA Arrest Report - Jan. 19, 2020

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

Arrest Report - Jan. 19, 2020

Arrest report - January 19, 2020

State Fire Marshal’s Office arrests man in connection with Dobbertine Road house fire

Authorities have obtained two warrants for second-degree murder for Casey Hatch in connection with a fatal house fire on Dobbertine Road this week.

Woman involved in second fatal bicycle accident arrested for negligent homicide

Louisiana State Police say Lacey Jade Jordan, 27, was driving a 2011 Chevrolet Silverado on U.S. 165, south of Alexandria, when she struck and killed Alexandria man Taurus McQuarn, 50, who was riding a bicycle. Both were traveling south. Authorities say Jordan then fled the scene.

Iowa Police pursue car after driver refused to stop

On Jan. 16 around 10 p.m., Iowa Police Officers attempted to pull over a car due to a traffic violation on U-S 10 eastbound near the Iowa exit.

Suspect arrested following burglary at Paycheck Loans in Sulphur

The suspect has been arrested in connection to three burglaries

SWLA Arrest Report - Jan. 16, 2020

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

Man indicted in connection with October death of woman on Tousand Street

A Lake Charles man has been indicted on one count of second-degree murder in connection with the death of a woman on Tousand Street in October.

Former charter teacher indicted on rape charge in Beauregard

A former teacher at a charter school in Lake Charles has been indicted on a rape charge in Beauregard Parish. Deidre R. Smith, 35, is accused of raping a 10-year-old boy.

SWLA Arrest Report - Jan. 15, 2020

Calcasieu Correctional Center booking report for Jan. 15, 2020.

SWLA Arrest Report - Jan. 14, 2020

Calcasieu Correctional Center booking report for Jan. 14, 2020.

SWLA Arrest Report - Jan. 13, 2020

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

Man wanted in Dec. 28 shooting on 17th street arrested

David P. Denagall, 34, of Lake Charles, was arrested Friday evening without incident, according to Lt. Jeff Keenum, spokesman for the Lake Charles Police Department.

SWLA Arrest Report - Jan. 12, 2020

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

State Police: Hit-and-run suspect also struck and killed teen in 2012

The Oakdale woman identified as the driver in a fatal hit-and-run on U.S. 165 Thursday morning is said to have hit and killed another bicyclist in 2012, according the Louisiana State Police.

SWLA Arrest Report - Jan. 9, 2020

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

Fatal two vehicle crash kills Westlake man

Fatal two vehicle crash kills Westlake man

Alexandria bicyclist killed in hit and run crash by Oakdale woman

Today, a hit and run killed 50-year-old bicyclist Taurus Mcquarn of Alexandria.