Crime in your neighborhood may be going down. In the City of Lafayette, murder has decreased by 50-percent, rape by 57-percent. The FBI is reporting every major crime is going down but how are police doing it?
Violent crimes in particular, down an average of 28-percent. Police attribute these... more »
LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - The Lafayette Police Department's latest crime statistics show a decline in crime from 2010 across the board. The Advertiser reports the FBI crime statistics shows there were decreases in all categories of the bureau's uniform crime report in 2011. According to the report: -Homicides decreased by... more »
An investigation is underway into the death of 28-year old Jayvon Rakestrau.
He died after being tased in front of the Jackson Square Apartments in Duson around 11 o'clock Tuesday night.
His mother, Deborah Rakestrau said her son was rounding up friends to watch a movie at the... more »
A Lafayette man, Isreal Ason, was attacked in his own home on Delorde St. Friday morning. He was bound with duct tape and his mother shot in the leg.
Ason said he couldn't believe someone would try to take his mother's life over a vehicle. He and his mother... more »
Officers with the Lafayette Police Department responded to the "Circle K" 1803 Eraste Landry Road regarding an armed robbery. According to the clerk, the suspect entered the business at 1:30 a.m. August 16th and demanded the money from the register. The suspect was armed with a handgun and was able... more »
This report contains the daily arrests for Feb 15, 2010:
Name: Alleman, Christopher Charge: Warrant/Bench Warrant Arresting Agency: St Landry Parish So Address: 100 Blk Oak ROA Church Point, La
Name: Authement, Joseph Charge: Domestic Abuse Battery Arresting Agency: Lafayette City Pd Address: 300 Blk Pecan Grove Lot... more »
The Lafayette Police Department is showing an overall reduction in all but one crime category over 2009 within the City of Lafayette. The category of Theft had an increase in numbers from the previous years. Police attribute the increase to the large number of car burglaries that occurred during the... more »
Seven cars were broken into during the Saturday night showing of the Nutcracker at the Heymann Center. Each car's passenger side window was smashed in and valuables taken out of the vehicles.
Theresa Rohloff and her daughter Jennifer are some of the victims. Jennifer's bag containing her dance supplies... more »