Crime

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

The return of Louisiana’s deck of playing cards designed to solve homicides, missing person cases, and unidentified remains cases is welcome by state law enforcement agencies, if a new sponsor signs on to bankroll production.

SWLA Arrest Report - May 15, 2019

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

SWLA Arrest Report - May 14, 2019

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

Lake Charles man sentenced to 12 years for selling Oxycodone

SWLA Arrest Report - May 13, 2019

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  Ceremonies held for National Police Week

Suspects identified in police chase through Sulphur, Westlake

SWLA Arrest Report - May 12, 2019

SWLA Arrest Report - May 9, 2019

Former Fenton housing authority director sentenced for embezzlement

Lake Charles man arrested in connection to drive-by shooting

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

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

  Louisiana man accused of holding multiple women captive

SWLA Arrest Report - May, 6 2019

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

Suspect wanted for rape in Beauregard arrested in Lafayette Parish

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

SWLA Arrest Report- April 23, 2019

Calcasieu Correctional Center booking report for April 13, 2019.

CPSO arrests two men for DWI third

Two men in Calcasieu Parish have been arrested on the charges of DWI third, Kim Myers, spokeswoman for the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office said.

Second person arrested in connection with vehicle burglaries at Vinton bingo hall

A second person has been arrested in connection with the burglary of 36 vehicles at a Cotton’s Bingo Hall in Vinton on March 23, Calcasieu Parish officials say.

  UPDATE: Suspect arrested in stabbing death of 67-year-old Oberlin man

Police in Oberlin are investigating a stabbing that resulted in the death of a 67-year-old man.

St. Bernard Parish man pleads guilty to killing ex-wife with ax

A St. Bernard Parish man accused of killing his ex-wife with a hatchet pleaded guilty to second-degree murder and will spend the rest of his life in prison.

Officials: Two arrested after officer stopping to help them finds drugs in their vehicle

Authorities say Charles "Bubba" Galbreath and Raja Miller Smith were arrested after an officer stopping to help them found drugs in their vehicle.

Sulphur man accused of exchanging inappropriate Snapchats with juvenile

A Sulphur man has been arrested after being accused of exchanging inappropriate messages with a 12-year-old girl

Suspects throw rock through glass door of La. store, steal $4,000 worth of cigarettes

Approximately $4,000 worth of cigarettes were stolen during a heist of a Louisiana store, authorities say.The thieves gained entry by heaving a large rock through a glass front door, according to Kim Myers, spokesperson for the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office.

Florida man pretending to be a deputy tried to pull over undercover detective, then got arrested

A Florida man is facing a charge of impersonating a police officer after he was arrested for attempting to pull over an undercover detective

  Jennings Police investigating car burglaries

The Jennings Police Department is investigating some overnight vehicle burglaries

NOPD searching for missing man last seen 10 months ago in New Orleans

Michael McCormick, 21, has not been seen or heard from since June 29, 2018. His last known whereabouts were in New Orleans.

Man arrested in connection with alleged 2016 rape

Investigators booked Junior Wright, 37, into East Baton Rouge Parish Prison for first-degree rape on Saturday, April 20, 2019, after a woman made claims he raped her while driving to a high school football game in 2016.

Man accused of beating 65-year-old during home invasion arrested Friday after incident at hotel

The search for the suspect accused of brutally beating a 65-year-old man during a home invasion ended Friday night when police arrested Thomas Conley, 28.

SWLA Arrest Report - April 19, 2019

Calcasieu corrections report for April 19, 2019.

Woman sentenced to more than 3 years in jail for faking kidnapping

A judge sentenced a Hammond woman to more than three years Thursday in prison for faking her own kidnapping.

‘Her reactions are going to ruin his life,’ says family of man sentenced for holding woman captive in pit

Officers found Jennifer Elliott trapped in a pit dug in the bottom of the shed in April 2017.

3 charged for allegedly placing imitation explosive devices at schools, business

Two men and a woman are behind bars, accused of planting imitation explosive devices at two Northwest Louisiana schools as well as using a similar device during the robbery of a check-cashing business.

NOPD: Homeowner shoots suspected burglar trying to steal generator

A man shot two people who were allegedly trying to steal a generator from his shed in the St. Roch Area, according to an initial police report.

SWLA Arrest Report - April 18, 2019

Calcasieu Correctional Center booking report for April 18, 2019.

Iowa man arrested for allegedly raping 17-year-old

An Iowa man has been arrested for allegedly raping a 17-year-old girl

Suspect shoots victim, leads police on chase, crashes into tree on 22nd Street

A victim was injured after a shooting that led police on a chase in Lake Charles Thursday