Crime

Bell City man arrested after fatal April crash

A Bell City man has been arrested in connection to a vehicle crash that happened on April 13, 2019.

  11-percent drop in crime in Lake Charles

Rosepine man arrested for alleged first degree rape of minor

SWLA Arrest Report - May 23, 2019

Sulphur PD searching for armed robbery suspect

Lacassine baseball coach arrested for domestic abuse battery

Four arrested for possession of child pornography in Calcasieu Parish

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VPSO asking for public’s help in locating runaway teen

SWLA Arrest Report - May 22, 2019

SWLA Arrest Report - May 21, 2019

  Sulphur Police arrest 5 accused of having inappropriate relationships with juvenile

Sulphur man sentenced to life in prison for kidnapping two Texas girls in 2017

16-year-old arrested for second-degree murder

SWLA Arrest Report - May 20, 2019

Calcasieu Correctional Center booking report for May 20, 2019.

Alabama man pleads guilty to charges in officer-involved shooting

An Alabama man pleaded guilty Monday to charges related to an officer-involved shooting

Unsolved mystery in Jeff Davis Parish: What happened to the Jeff Davis 8?

Eight women were found dead around Jeff Davis Parish between 2005 and 2009. The circumstances surrounding their deaths remain a mystery. KPLC investigates their deaths.

CPSO’s “Click It or Ticket” campaign begins

CPSO’s “Click It or Ticket” campaign is kicking off today, May 20, 2019.

SWLA Arrest Report - May 19, 2019

Lake Charles Police Department responds to Reid Street shooting

La. cold case card deck could make comeback if new sponsor found

Texas man accused of making $14,000 in unauthorized ATM withdrawals at casinos

SWLA Arrest Report - May 16, 2019

SWLA Arrest Report - May 15, 2019

Crawfish farmer accused of attempting to run over pedestrians catching crawfish from ditch

A crawfish farmer is accused of attempting to run over pedestrians who were catching crawfish in a roadside ditch at the intersection of La. 26 and La. 1126.

SWLA Arrest Report - May 14, 2019

Calcasieu Correctional Center booking report for May 14, 2019.

POLICE: Standoff at St. John and N. Prater Streets resolved

Lake Charles Police report they were involved in a short standoff that ended peacefully tonight

Lake Charles man sentenced to 12 years for selling Oxycodone

A Lake Charles man sentenced to 12 years for selling Oxycondone

SWLA Arrest Report - May 13, 2019

Calcasieu Correctional Center booking report for May 13, 2019.

  Ceremonies held for National Police Week

Those who go out of their way to serve others every day are being honored as part of National Police Week.

Suspects identified in police chase through Sulphur, Westlake

The Sulphur Police Department has released the identities of two suspects that led police on a chase that began in Sulphur and ended in Westlake

SWLA Arrest Report - May 12, 2019

Calcasieu Correctional Center booking report for May 12, 2019.

SWLA Arrest Report - May 9, 2019

Calcasieu Correctional Center booking report for May 9, 2019.

Former Fenton housing authority director sentenced for embezzlement

Former Fenton housing authority director sentenced after embezzlement

Lake Charles man arrested in connection to drive-by shooting

A Lake Charles man has been arrested in connection to a drive-by shooting on April 27, Lt. Jeff Keenum with the Lake Charles Police Department said.

Both suspects in police chase now under arrest

A man and woman have been apprehended following a police chase that began in Sulphur and ended in Westlake, authorities say.

AG: Illegal alien arrested for distributing child porn

A man reportedly living in the country illegally has been arrested for distributing juvenile porn.

SWLA Arrest Report - May 8, 2019

Calcasieu Correctional Center booking report for May 8, 2019.

VPSO asking for public’s help finding man accused of indecent behavior with a juvenile

The suspect is identified as Dustin Boxberger, age 37, of Leesville.

SWLA Arrest Report - May 7, 2019

Calcasieu Correctional Center booking report for May 7, 2019.

Lake Charles police searching for three suspected of stealing two four-wheelers

The Lake Charles Police Department is working to identify three people suspected of stealing two four-wheelers from a business on 2nd Street.

  Louisiana man accused of holding multiple women captive

Louisiana officials say a Grant Parish man is accused of holding multiple women captive.

SWLA Arrest Report - May, 6 2019

Calcasieu Correctional Center booking report for May 6, 2019.

19-year-old accused of killing Biloxi cop now in custody

Police have captured and arrested 19-year-old Darian Tawan Atkinson.

Suspect wanted for rape in Beauregard arrested in Lafayette Parish

A man wanted for rape in Beauregard Parish was arrested in Lafayette Parish Monday morning.

SWLA Arrest Report - May 5, 2019

Calcasieu Correctional Center booking report for May 5, 2019.

BPSO searching for man accused of first-degree rape

The Beauregard Parish Sheriff’s Office is searching for a man accused of first-degree rape, according to a post on their Facebook Page.

JENNINGS PD: Two men arrested for attempted first-degree murder

Two men were arrested for attempted first-degree murder after a man was shot in the parking lot of the Jennings Walmart April 15, Chief Danny Semmes with the Jennings Police Department said.

SWLA Arrest Report - May 3, 2019

Calcasieu Correctional Center booking report for May 3, 2019.

Man wanted for homicide in Mexico caught in Calcasieu Parish

Louisiana State Police Troop D have arrested a man wanted by INTERPOL for murder.

  Lake Charles man found guilty in attempted rape trial

A Lake Charles man was found guilty on two counts of attempted first-degree rape after trying to rape two women outside of their homes on May 25, 2018

Trial continues for man accused of attempting to rape two women

Closing arguments are underway in the trial of a Lake Charles man accused of trying to rape two women outside of their homes on May 25, 2018.

SWLA Arrest Report - May 2, 2019

Calcasieu Correctional Center booking report for May 2, 2019.

  Guilty verdict returned in Holefield second-degree murder trial

A Lake Charles man has been found guilty of murder in the 2017 shooting death of Gary Obrien.

Man believed to be high on meth allegedly attacks EMT, jumps in lake

A man suspected of being high on meth attacked an EMT before jumping in the water off Shell Beach Drive, authorities said.

SWLA Arrest Report - May 1, 2019

Calcasieu Correctional Center booking report for May 1, 2019.

BREAKING: LCPD investigating fatal shooting in 1400 block of Gieffers Street

The Lake Charles Police Department is investigating a fatal shooting in the 1400 block of Gieffers Street, Sgt. Jeff Keenum said.

Victim testifies in attempted rape trial

A Lake Charles man is on trial for allegedly raping two women outside of their homes last year.

Man arrested in Calcasieu for distribution of pornography involving juveniles

Earlier this year, the Louisiana State Police Special Victims Unit was contacted by the Monroe FBI field office as well as the Homeland Security Investigations Shreveport field office in reference to an individual uploading child pornography to a social media account, Senegal said.

Two men arrested on drug charges following bomb threat on I-10 EB

Two men have been arrested on drug charges following a bomb threat investigation

CORRECTION: Man arrested for failure to register not a sex offender

CORRECTION: A man arrested last week does for failure to comply with sex offender requirements will not be charged with those counts, law enforcement officials said.

$120,000 of rims, tires stolen from Slidell Chevrolet dealership

Slidell Police believe the suspects are from out of state and have committed similar crimes in other parts of the country

Lake Charles Charter Academy teacher accused of raping 10-year-old student

A Lake Charles Charter Academy teacher has been arrested after allegations were lodge against her for sexual misconduct with a student

SWLA Arrest Report - April 30, 2019

Calcasieu Correctional Center booking report for April 30, 2019.

Murder trial continues in death of Gary Obrien

A 26-year-old man is standing trial in the July 2017 death of 31-year-old Gary Obrien.

Accused murderer back in custody after bond mix-up lets him walk free

Michael Vallery, the man who was behind bars for allegedly stabbing his wife to death in 2018 is back in custody after being mistakenly set free Friday, law enforcement officials said.

Lake Charles Charter Academy teacher under investigation

A Lake Charles Charter Academy teacher is under investigation after allegations of misconduct were lodged against them

SHERIFF: Bomb threat investigation leads to drug arrests

A bomb threat on I-10 eastbound near PPG Drive is under investigation, according to James Anderson with Louisiana State Police.

SWLA Arrest Report- April 29, 2019

Calcasieu Correctional Center booking report for April 29, 2019.

Murder trial underway in death of Gary Obrien

A 26-year-old man is standing trial in the July 2017 death of 31-year-old Gary Obrien.

Man who shipped 14 pounds of marijuana from California to Louisiana sentenced

A Welsh man who shipped 14 pounds of marijuana from California to Iota, Louisiana, was sentenced to nine years and seven months in federal prison.

SWLA Arrest Report - April 26, 2019

Calcasieu Correctional Center booking report for April 26, 2019.

  Local hospitals discuss protecting employees after Baton Rouge nurse attack

Jessie Guillory, a 54-year-old Lake Charles man, is facing one count of manslaughter this week after allegedly attacking a Baton Rouge General Medical Center nurse, Lynne Truxillo. The attack raises questions about hospital security.

One airlifted to Lafayette following shooting in Jennings

One person has been airlifted to a trauma center in Lafayette following a shooting in Jennings, authorities said.

New details released from Thursday police pursuit

Lake Charles Police release new details in Thursday's pursuit.

Drug take back event scheduled for this weekend

Law enforcement around Southwest Louisiana and the Drug Enforcement Administration are hosting a Drug Take Back day

SWLA Arrest Reports - April 25, 2019

Calcasieu Correctional Center booking report for April 25, 2019.

LCPD: One person in custody after police pursuit

The pursuit began on I-210 near the Prien Lake Road exit, and ended on Ruth Street in Sulphur, Desormeaux said.

SWLA Arrest Report – April 24, 2019

Calcasieu Correctional Center booking report for April 24, 2019.

Moss Point police officer resigns after indictment for Lake Charles incident

Robert Hammac, 44, is accused of assaulting a person during an arrest with a Taser on May 8, 2017, while he was an officer with the Lake Charles Police Department.

  Sulphur Police asking for public’s help identifying theft subjects

The Sulphur Police Department is asking for the public’s help identifying three male subjects in a theft investigation

Man dies days after crash involving two suspected drunk drivers

30-year-old man died days after a two-vehicle crash at the intersection of Gulf Highway and Tank Farm Road