Crime

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

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

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

Car crashes into Carlyss mobile home following police pursuit

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

SWLA Arrest Report - Jan. 20, 2020

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SWLA Arrest Report - Jan. 19, 2020

Arrest Report - Jan. 19, 2020

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

Woman involved in second fatal bicycle accident arrested for negligent homicide

Iowa Police pursue car after driver refused to stop

Suspect arrested following burglary at Paycheck Loans in Sulphur

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

SWLA Arrest Report - Jan. 13, 2020

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

SWLA Arrest Report - Jan. 12, 2020

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

SWLA Arrest Report - 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.

Pedestrian struck, killed in hit-and-run

A 43-year-old pedestrian was killed in a hit-and-run early Thursday morning at the intersection of E. Broad Street and J. Bennet Johnston Avenue, authorities said.

Sulphur man arrested for tenth DWI

State Police say he has been arrested for DWI ten times

SWLA Arrest Report - Jan. 8, 2020

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

  Sulphur Police say armed robberies may be connected

The Sulphur Police Department is investigating the 4th robbery in the city in less than 3 months. They believe the four robberies are all connected.

Arrest made in fatal double shooting on Tulip St.

One victim has died following the double shooting

Suspect in Christmas Eve home invasion arrested

Detectives have obtained a warrant for Rashun Mayne, 24, of Lake Charles, according to Lt. Jeff Keenum, public information officer for the Lake Charles Police Department. Mayne is wanted for armed robbery, armed robbery with a firearm, home invasion, aggravated cruelty to an animal and possession of

CPSO look for man involved in theft at Sam’s Cove in Westlake

CPSO look for man involved in theft at Sam’s Cove in Westlake

People whose mail was stolen asked to contact Vernon Sheriff’s Office

The Sheriff's Office has recovered mail and packages following two post office burglaries

  Third check cashing business in Sulphur robbed

A third check cashing location in Sulphur was robbed

SWLA Arrest Report - Jan. 7, 2020

Calcasieu Correctional Center booking report for Jan. 7, 2020.

DeRidder police looking for driver that hit fire hydrant

On Jan. 6, DeRidder Police and Fire Departments responded to a fire hydrant that was hit by a vehicle at the intersection of Washington Street and Shirley Street.

Officials say arrest made in shooting, incident happened on River Road

Sgt. Brenda Desormeaux says the victim was found in the block of Ryan Street between Broad and Division streets. He was shot in the chest. However, she says, it is believed that the shooting did not happen there, but that the victim was driven there.

Arrest Report - Jan. 6, 2020

Calcasieu Correctional Center booking report for Jan. 6, 2020.

SWLA Arrest Report - Jan. 5, 2020

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

SWLA Arrest Report - Jan. 2, 2020

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

SWLA Arrest Report - Jan. 1, 2020

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

SWLA Arrest Report - Dec. 31, 2019

Calcasieu Correctional Center booking report for Dec. 31, 2019.

  Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office year in review

2019 was a busy year for the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office, but Sheriff Tony Mancuso says they saw some decreases in certain crimes.

Arrest warrants issued for six men in connection to burglaries

In November and December, Jennings had multiple burglary incidents.

SWLA Arrest Report - Dec. 30, 2019

Calcasieu Correctional Center booking report for Dec. 30, 2019.

Lake Charles man accused of attempted carjacking in Iowa

A Lake Charles man is accused of attempting to carjack a vehicle in Iowa Sunday.

  Man arrested in connection with burglaries at post office branches in Louisiana and Texas

A 37-year-old man has been arrested in connection with burglaries of post office branches in Louisiana and Texas, authorities say.

Police investigating 17th St. shooting

The suspect has not yet been identified and is still at large

SWLA Arrest Report - Dec. 29, 2019

Calcasieu Correctional Center booking report for Dec. 29, 2019.

Post office burglary in Beauregard Parish

Post office burglary in Beauregard Parish

SWLA Arrest Report - Dec. 26, 2019

Calcasieu Correctional Center booking report for Dec. 26, 2019.

Calcasieu deputy fired after arrest for aggravated battery

A Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s deputy has been fired following an arrest today for aggravated battery.

  26-year-old Sulphur man arrested for skateboarding down 210 bridge

A 26-year-old Sulphur man has been arrested for skateboarding down the 210 bridge, authorities say.

SWLA Arrest Report - Dec. 24, 2019

Calcasieu Correctional Center booking report for Dec. 24, 2019.

SWLA Arrest Report - Dec. 23, 2019

Calcasieu Correctional Center booking report for Dec. 23, 2019.

Fifth arrest made in Brentwood killing of ‘innocent bystander’

A fifth person has been arrested in connection with a homicide on Brentwood Avenue Saturday, authorities say.

SWLA Arrest Report - Dec. 22, 2019

Calcasieu Correctional Center booking report for Dec. 22, 2019.

Suspect turns herself in after authorities arrest three following Brentwood homicide

All four have been arrested

  24-year-old man killed near Brentwood Avenue

A 24-year-old man was killed in an overnight shooting near Brentwood Avenue, authorities said.

Three men arrested in connection to stolen construction machinery in Vernon Parish

Three men have been arrested after a $150,000 backhoe stolen from a construction company was recovered, authorities said.

Authorities say vehicle burglary investigation leads to arrest of couple for illegal possession of firearms

Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office received information from several vehicle burglary cases and it eventually led to an illegal firearms arrest of a Lake Charles couple.

SWLA Arrest Report - Dec. 19, 2019

Calcasieu Correctional Center booking report for Dec. 19, 2019.

Indictment returned in fatal Church Street shooting

A grand jury in Calcasieu has returned an indictment today in connection with a fatal shooting on Church Street.

Two indicted in November death of pregnant woman

Two Lake Charles men have been indicted in connection with the death of a pregnant woman in November.

Last of seven juvenile escapees apprehended in Jeff Davis, two adults arrested as accessories

Two men from Jeff Davis Parish have been arrested after the last of seven juveniles who escaped from Bunkie was apprehended Wednesday night, authorities say.

Police arrest woman for prostitution by massage

Sulphur Police have arrested a woman for prostitution at Sulphur Massage

SWLA Arrest Report - Dec. 18, 2019

Calcasieu Correctional Center booking report for Dec. 18, 2019.

Westlake man arrested after unborn baby dies as result of crash

A Westlake man is under arrest after an unborn baby died as a result of a crash in Westlake Tuesday evening.

SWLA Arrest Report - Dec. 17, 2019

Calcasieu Correctional Center booking report for Dec. 17, 2019.

  Virtual scenario training for local law enforcement

There are few things that can simulate real life situations that law enforcement officers face every day, but the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office has a virtual training system that comes pretty close and it’s preparing officers across Southwest Louisiana for anything that could happen.

Lake Charles man arrested for pornography involving a juvenile

Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office arrested a 46-year-old and is charging him with pornography involving juveniles, video voyeurism, and obscenity.

Homicide investigation underway in Homer

Authorities are working to learn more following a homicide in the town of Homer.

SWLA Arrest Report - Dec. 16, 2019

Calcasieu Correctional Center booking report for Dec. 16, 2019.

  KPLC INVESTIGATES: Changes coming to District Attorneys Community Assistance Foundation

For the past several years a program through the Calcasieu District Attorney’s Office let some defendants pay their way out of community service by donating gift cards and money to the District Attorneys Community Assistance Foundation.

  CPSO deputies complete week long training

Commander James McGee with the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office says the training helps patrol be ready for any situation.

Charges amended to first-degree murder in I-10 homicide case

The Calcasieu District Attorney’s Office has amended charges against two men accused in a homicide on I-10.

SWLA Arrest Report - Dec. 12, 2019

Calcasieu Correctional Center booking report for Dec. 12, 2019.

Former McNeese football player arrested for 2013 fatal shooting in Baton Rouge

Baton Rouge officials say at least two men were in the truck when Timothy Pena was shot and killed on Dec. 17, 2013. Pena was shot in the back of the head from the inside of his truck. Officials say DNA from inside the truck matches up with Holland and another man.

SWLA Arrest Report - Dec. 11, 2019

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

Welsh woman accused of recruiting juvenile nephew to get handgun for her

Kay Lynn Simon, 38, of Welsh, is accused of recruiting her juvenile nephew to get a .45 caliber pistol for her.

Vernon authorities make arrest in fatal drive-by shooting near Billy Goat Hill in February

DeRidder man Joshua Charles McBride, 28, was shot in a drive-by shooting on Feb. 3, 2019, according to information from the Sheriff’s Office. McBride was transported to a medical facility in Rapides Parish for treatment and lived several months after he was shot. He died from his injuries on Aug. 19