Crime

Two adults arrested after 5-year-old arrives at Slidell, La. school with cocaine

Slidell Police arrested two adults after a kindergarten student was found with three bags of cocaine at a Slidell school Tuesday morning.

Police release additional information on former officer who pleaded guilty to using excessive force in 2017

Florida man arrested for rape in Lake Charles

Topsy man arrested for carnal knowledge of a juvenile

SWLA Arrest Report - August 19, 2019

Allen Parish Sheriff: Juvenile in custody after shots fired at vehicle

Two arrests made in decades-old rape, homicide cold case in Louisiana

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200 pounds of shrimp stolen from boat in Cameron Parish

Hackberry man arrested for home invasion, rape

KIRAN: Baker officer’s employment reinstated after calling firearm law ‘B.S.’

Lake Charles man arrested for 4th offense DWI

SWLA Arrest Report - August 18, 2019

Two arrested for intentionally setting fire to Jennings home in 2017

Man arrested in Officer Chatéri Payne’s murder pleads guilty to firearms, drug charges

Glenn Frierson was arrested on January 15, 2019, in connection to her death.

Lake Charles man arrested for robbery

A Lake Charles man has been arrested for second degree robbery

Vinton woman accused of deserting 2-year-old child

A Vinton woman is accused of child desertion and a number of drug charges

Firefighter re-arrested for 14 counts of indecent behavior with a juvenile

A firefighter has been re-arrested for 14 counts of indecent behavior with a juvenile

SWLA Arrest Report - August 15, 2019

Former Lake Charles police officer pleads guilty to using excessive force during 2017 police chase

SWLA Arrest Report - August 15, 2019

How law enforcement tracks registered sex offenders

DeRidder Police handle incident with former Walmart employee

Bond set for man arrested in beating case of Andy Dick

Man wanted for shooting in Reserve arrested in Calcasieu

A man wanted for a shooting in Reserve was arrested today in Calcasieu Parish.

State seeks death for mom accused in baby’s burning death

Louisiana is seeking the death penalty for a woman charged with first-degree murder in the death of her 6-month-old son

Former NOPD cop in federal custody for failing to register as sex offender

The former head of the New Orleans police pedophile unit is now in federal custody in North Carolina.

STPSO: Alabama inmate who walked away from work release program arrested in Mandeville

The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office says an Alabama man wanted after walking from a work release program was arrested along with two others in Mandeville Monday.

Three Lake Charles men arrested after high-speed chase

Police have arrested three men following a high speed chase.

SWLA Arrest Report - August 13, 2019

Calcasieu Correctional Center booking report for August 13, 2019.

Police chase begins in Lake Charles, ends in Cameron

The Lake Charles Police Department was involved in a police pursuit on Tuesday evening

Merryville man arrested for intentionally setting fire to wooded area

A Merryville man faces one count of simple arson after he intentionally set a wooded area on fire in Beauregard Parish, state authorities say.

SWLA Arrest Report - August 12, 2019

Calcasieu Correctional Center booking report for August 12, 2019.

Fort Polk man accused of firing into crowd at Vernon Parish club, striking three

Jones fired at least six shots into the crowd, striking one person in the calf of his leg and two other people in the ankles, Craft said. Numerous shoes were left in the parking lot, as well as other items left behind from the fleeing crowd.

$14,000 worth of tools stolen from shed on Easy Street

The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying a burglary and theft suspect

SWLA Arrest Report - August 11, 2019

Calcasieu Correctional Center booking report for August 11, 2019.

Third person arrested in connection to burglary of Wayne and Layne’s

A third person has been arrested in connection to a burglary at Wayne and Layne’s on La. 27.

SWLA Arrest Report - August 8, 2019

Calcasieu Correctional Center booking report for August 8, 2019.

Thieves use stolen truck, forklift, to steal ATM from Westlake bank

Thieves used a stolen truck and forklift to steal an ATM from a Westlake Bank, said Kim Myers with the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office.

Lake Charles police investigate after shots fired on Cherryhill Street

No one was injured, but numerous shots were fired, causing damage to property.

17-year-old indicted in Reid Street homicide

Rashaad Gerard Lewis was indicted on one count of second-degree murder in the shooting death of 23-year-old Kendal Mikel Mose on Reid Street on May 19.

Two arrested in burglary of Wayne and Layne’s, one still sought

The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office is searching for one person after arresting two others for simple burglary and theft, Kim Myers, spokesperson for CPSO, said.

Indictment returned against man accused of first-degree rape and home invasion

A grand jury in state district court on Thursday returned charges against a man accused of first-degree rape and home invasion.

SWLA Arrest Report - August 7, 2019

Calcasieu Correctional Center booking report for August 7, 2019.

Elizabeth woman arrested for first-degree murder in death of 81-year-old man

31-year-old Kristina Nichole Hoffpauir has been arrested in connection with the death of 81-year-old Sherwood Emanuel Doyle.

SWLA Arrest Report - August 6, 2019

Calcasieu Correctional Center booking report for August 6, 2019.

18-year-old convicted sex offender arrested for having sex with 15-year-old

An 18-year-old DeQuincy man, who is a convicted sex offender, has been arrested in connection with allegations he had sex with a 15-year-old girl.

  Man in hospital following police chase in south Lake Charles this morning

Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Kim Myers said the chase began after deputies attempted to pull over a stolen vehicle near Tom Hebert Road and La. 14 a little after 7 a.m.

SWLA Arrest Report - August 5, 2019

Calcasieu Correctional Center booking report for August 5, 2019.

Police asking for public’s help in W. Pryce Street shooting

Police are requesting the public's help in a shooting on W. Pryce St.

Slidell man convicted of lewd behavior, drug use with teens

A Slidell man was convicted of drugging and trying to molest several children under the age of 13 after luring them to a supposed birthday party for his son, according to north shore District Attorney Warren Montgomery.

SWLA Arrest Report - August 4, 2019

Calcasieu Correctional Center booking report for August 4, 2019.

LCPD investigating shooting on W. Pryce Street

The Lake Charles Police Department is investigating a shooting in the 100 block of W. Price Street.

SHOWTIME releases trailer for ‘Murder in the Bayou’

SHOWTIME has released the trailer for its documentary series on the Jeff Davis 8.

Man accused of being in MS-13 arrested in Lake Charles

A Guatemalan citizen suspected of being an MS-13 gang member remains in federal custody after being arrested on July 20 by U.S. Border Patrol agents.

Police asking for public’s assistance in identifying battery suspect

Police are requesting the public's assisting in identifying a suspect

Sabine Parish couple charged with child sex crimes, internet crimes against children

Two Sabine Parish residents are behind bars on Friday, facing a long list of child sex abuse charges, according to the Louisiana Attorney General’s office.

Two more arrests made in sex trafficking case

Two additional arrests have been made in the sex trafficking of a 14-year-old victim

SWLA Arrest Report - August 1, 2019

Calcasieu Correctional Center booking report for August 1, 2019.

Arrests made in high school theft

Two have been arrested for theft and damage of property at Barbe High School

Lake Charles man accused of raping female at gunpoint

The suspect, Mathan M. Thompson, 22, confirmed the allegations to detectives, according to information released by Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Kayla Vincent.

Police asking for public’s help identifying storage unit theft suspect

Police are asking for the public's help in identifying a suspected storage unit thief

SWLA Arrest Report - July 31, 2019

Calcasieu Correctional Center booking report for July 31, 2019.

SWLA Arrest Report - July 30, 2019

Calcasieu Correctional Center booking report for July 30, 2019.

Sulphur Police urges public to stay aware of jugging robberies

Some of the incidents have happened in broad daylight. The most recent incident happened to an elderly woman on Friday according to Johnson.

7 arrested in Louisiana for alleged crimes against children

Attorney General Jeff Landry’s office has arrested seven men for child pornography and other crimes against children.

Iowa man wanted in killing of Baton Rouge man turns self in

Nathaniel Mitchell, 40, of Iowa, is accused of killing Baton Rouge man Zacchaeus H. Burton, 29, on Wednesday, July 17, on D. Williams Road in DeQuincy.

Sheriff’s Office searching for vehicle burglary suspect

The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office is searching for a vehicle burglary suspect

SWLA Arrest Report - July 29, 2019

Calcasieu Correctional Center booking report for July 29, 2019.

Sheriff’s Office seeking identities of suspects accused of theft at local high school

The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s help identifying three suspects, accused of breaking into a local high school

Manager of motel in sex trafficking case arrested

The owner of the motel where the 14-year-old victim was found has been arrested

SWLA Arrest Report - July 28, 2019

Calcasieu Correctional Center booking report for July 28, 2019.

Former high school basketball coach arrested following indictment on sex charges

Edward Garriet III, 38, was arrested on Friday on one count of carnal knowledge of a juvenile and seven counts of indecent behavior with a juvenile.

  Former high school basketball coach indicted on sex charges

Edward Garriet III, 38, was indicted in Calcasieu court Thursday on one count of carnal knowledge of a juvenile and seven counts of indecent behavior with a juvenile.

SWLA Arrest Report - July 25, 2019

Calcasieu Correctional Center booking report for July 25, 2019.

Former Westlake pastor indicted for allegedly raping 11-year-old

John Michael Ward was arrested on June 17.

Former teacher accused of raping 10-year-old student indicted

A former Lake Charles Charter Academy teacher, who was accused of raping a 10-year-old student, has been indicted.

Indictment returned against man accused of attempted second-degree rape

A grand jury in state district court on Thursday returned charges against a Sulphur man accused of attempted second-degree rape.

Sulphur man indicted for allegedly having sex with 15-year-old girl

A grand jury in state district court on Thursday returned rape charges against a Sulphur man accused of raping a minor.

Suspect dead, deputy wounded after standoff

A Louisiana law enforcement officer was reportedly shot during an incident at an apartment complex in Vidalia, La.

Man arrested in connection to DeQuincy burned body

A DeQuincy native has been arrested in connection to a burned body found last week

SWLA Arrest Report - July 24, 2019

Calcasieu Correctional Center booking report for July 24, 2019.