Posted: Sep 25, 2013 1:15 PM by MELISSA CANONE
Updated: Sep 25, 2013 1:34 PM
Lafayette Police are encouraging parents to speak with their high school students after several teens were arrested following pranks in connection with "Junior/Senior Wars."
According to Cpl. Paul Mouton, on September 23, 2013, at 9:15 p.m., police responded to the 300 block of Presbytere Parkway regarding a "damage to property" complaint. The victim told police some unknown person(s) shot paint balls at their residence, causing damage to the windows.
On September 24, 2013, officers made four arrests in connection with the incident.
Keegan McDowell, 17, of Lafayette and Logan Laborde ,17, of Scott, were both arrested and charged with simple criminal damage to property. Brett House, 17, of Lafayette was arrested for simple criminal damage to property and released on a misdemeanor summons. A 16-year-old juvenile of Youngsville was arrested for simple criminal damage to property and released into the custody of his guardians. All participants were allegedly taking part in a prank called "Junior / Senior Wars".
On September 25, 2013, at 12:11 a.m., police responded to the 100 block of Roclay Drive regarding a complaint of damage to a home. The suspects vandalized the residence with toilet paper, eggs and flour. While investigating the incident, officers were able to locate one suspect they believed to be involved in the incident. Antonio Jimenez,17, of Lafayette was arrested and charged with simple criminal damage to property. Officers expect to make three additional arrests in connection with the case.
Lafayette Police encourage parents to speak with their high school students regarding committing pranks. If the person being pranked is not a willing participant and police are called, those responsible for the incident will be arrested.