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  • Officals searching for a Ville Platte Runaway

    October 4, 2014 7:48 PM

    The Ville Platte Police Department is seeking help in locating 14 year old Benjalyn Bradley. Her parents reported last seeing her at approximately 8:30 last night (10-3-14). According to family members, Benjalyn has run away before and was found in the Lafayette area on the North Side. Benjalyn... more »
  • Lafayette Police are investigating two home invasions

    May 24, 2014 2:07 PM

    The Lafayette Police Department is investigation two home invasions that happened just an hour apart. The first incident took place around 2:00 Saturday morning in the 400 block of Sunbeam Lane. Police say there were six victims that were allegedly robbed with guns and knives. The victims say 4... more »
  • KARMA Stabbing Victim Speaks Out

    October 27, 2013 11:03 PM

    Two people allegedly attacked at a Downtown Lafayette Nightclub are out of the hospital tonight. Police say they received the call about 12:30 Saturday morning that the two were stabbed at Karma Nightclub. The victims drove themselves to University Medical Center in Lafayette where police were called to investigate... more »
  • Facebook Page Created to Help Alleged 9-11 Vandal

    September 13, 2013 6:47 PM

    Two days after the 9-11 memorial in Downtown Lafayette was defaced, a group is rallying around the suspect. Salvador Perez remains behind bars tonight and is being held on $11,000 bond. He appeared before Judge Thomas Fredrick via video from the Lafayette Parish Correctional Center. Perez is facing charges... more »
  • Woman Finds Note with KKK Reference

    May 24, 2013 7:26 PM

    A Lafayette woman is scared after she says she found a threatening and racist note on her front door. The note made references to the KKK and implied she should move. April Cox found the note Tuesday night at her home on Essie Street, off Willow in North... more »
  • Lafayette Police Officer Dies in Motorcycle Crash

    May 18, 2013 7:48 PM

    A single vehicle crash on LA Highway 3000 north of Interstate 10 which claimed the life of a Lafayette man and off duty Lafayette Police Officer. Troopers say on May 18, 2013, shortly before 2:00 p.m., 45-year-old Richard "Ricky" Rees, an off-duty Lafayette Police Lieutenant, was driving a 2013 Harley... more »
  • Lafayette Police to Hold Checkpoint Saturday, January 19, 2013

    January 17, 2013 3:03 PM

    Lafayette police will conduct an OWI checkpoint Saturday night, January 19, 2013 from 9:00 P. M. until 3:00 A. M. Officers will be looking for drivers operating under the influence of alcohol and other dangerous substances. Drivers found under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol will be arrested.
  • Residents on Edge after Armed Robberies, Car Thefts

    December 13, 2012 9:39 PM

    A Lafayette woman is grateful to be alive after being held at gunpoint. Three armed robberies in the past four days. The most recent one happened today around 11:49 in the 2000 block of Johnston St. behind a business. A man pulled a gun on a woman who was... more »
  • East Bayou Church Burglarized

    December 5, 2012 6:37 PM

    Lafayette Police need your help solving a church burglary. It happened at East Bayou Baptist Church on Kaliste Saloom Road late Monday night or early Tuesday morning. The suspect or suspects forced their way into the church, breaking a window, stealing several music instruments and computers. "I don't... more »
  • Lafayette Man Arrested After Stabbing

    October 21, 2012 7:37 PM

    Lafayette Police arrested Dwayne Wiltz after an altercation and stabbing on East Simcoe Street Friday night. Police said Wiltz is alleged to have stabbed the victim, a 20-year-old Lafayette man, during an argument that became physical. It happened at 10:00pm Friday in the 900 block of East Simcoe Street. ... more »
  • Candlelight Vigil Scheduled for Moss Street Murder Victim

    September 5, 2012 9:43 AM

    "I basically lost my whole family besides my other two kids I have. I can't believe it sometimes and I hope I'll wake up." Russell Lambert Senior is mourning the loss of three of his sons who died this year. In a span of three months Lambert and his... more »
  • Lafayette PD Release Information on Funeral Shooting

    June 30, 2012 4:02 PM

    Lafayette Police are investigate a shooting at 12th Street and Simcoe that took place around 11:00 am Saturday. According to witnesses, the suspects drove by the funeral home and fired multiple shots in the direction of the building from the vehicle. The vehicle was then seen leaving the area. Police... more »
  • Redflex relationship jeopardizes officers' testimony

    April 19, 2012 11:07 PM

    Some Lafayette Councilmembers are questioning the credibility of those supporting Redflex. Last week, Lafayette Police Officer Richard Rees testified in favor of the speed cams at the state capitol but was his presentation credible? The Advertiser reports Rees is dating a Redflex employee and opponents of the program say... more »
  • Early Morning Fight Leaves One Dead

    February 4, 2012 8:07 AM

    A 19 year old male is dead after suffering several stab wounds in a fight early Saturday morning. Just after two o'clock, Lafayette Police Officers working in the parking lot of Café Habana City, located in the 900 block of Bertrand Drive, responded to a fight in front of... more »
  • Update: Lafayette shooting appears domestic

    January 6, 2012 12:13 AM

    Lafayette Police are called to a home on Bernice Ave. in response to "gun-shots." Neighbors say they were barbecuing in their backyard when one person heard about seven shots fired inside his neighbors' home. When Police arrived, they found one man dead and another in serious condition. Police would... more »
  • Car vs House

    December 15, 2011 8:49 AM

    A homeowner received a rude awakening after a car slammed into his home early Thursday morning. This all happening in the 300 block of Goldman Street just off of the Evangeline Thruway around 2:30 Thursday morning. The driver lost control, hitting a lamp pole before hitting the home. ... more »
  • Man fatally wounded during officer-involved shooting at Campus Crossing Apartments

    December 10, 2011 1:06 AM

    State Police detectives are investigating fatal shooting at Campus Crossing in Lafayette. Troopers say Lafayette Police officers were called to the apartment complex in reference to an armed robbery. As officers arrived, they encountered the suspect exiting the building and was found to be armed. State Police say multiple... more »
  • Family Comments on Police Shooting

    October 23, 2011 11:58 PM

    A man wanted in connection with a stabbing Friday night in Lafayette was shot and killed by a Lafayette Police Officer. That officer pulled the driver over on the Evangeline Thruway and when he approached the vehicle, police say 46 year old Anthony Sonnier backed up and hit the... more »
  • Police Shooting Leaves One Dead

    October 22, 2011 10:07 AM

    A Lafayette Police Officer is on paid administrative leave after a shooting early Saturday morning. Just after 11:00 PM Friday night, officers responded to a disturbance in the 100 block of Peggy Street. Once on scene, officers discovered the 74 year old male victim stabbed multiple times. The victim... more »
  • Lafayette police find body in overgrown field

    September 7, 2011 9:55 AM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - Lafayette police are investigating the discovery of a body in a field behind a local Wal-Mart. Police tell The Advertiser the body was found Tuesday afternoon by workers cutting down overgrown grass in an open field. They say the unidentified body had been there for an... more »
  • Bank robbery suspect caught within minutes of crime

    August 24, 2011 8:12 PM

    A suspected bank robber doesn't get far before agents are hot on his trail. Police say an FBI agent was in the right place at the right time. Lafayette Police say only eight people were inside a MidSouth bank when 39-year-old Hermon Manning II walked in. "He approached the... more »
  • One Dead, One Charged with Second Degree Murder

    July 3, 2011 1:18 PM

    On July 3, 2011, at approximately 1:00 am, Lafayette Police responded to 130 Northern Avenue regarding a shooting. When officers arrived, they discovered the victim, a 36 year old male of Lafayette, lying on the ground with 2 gunshot wounds to the chest. According to witnesses, the victim and the... more »
  • Name Released in Fatal Domestic Dispute

    July 3, 2011 1:14 PM

    The Lafayette Police Department has released the name of the man who died of a gunshot wound. Forty-nine year old Michael Davis died Saturday. Police say a domestic dispute started on Willow Street between a man and a woman. They both then got into separate cars fleeing the area.... more »
  • Domestic Dispute Turns Deadly

    July 2, 2011 11:35 PM

    A dispute on the roadways led to a shooting and a crash, leaving one man dead. This all happening in Lafayette at around four o'clock Saturday near the intersection of University and Simcoe. Two cars were involved, a man and a woman in two separate vehicles, and police... more »
  • OWI Checkpoint Results In

    June 19, 2011 3:15 PM

    The results are in from Saturday night's OWI checkpoint in Lafayette. The Lafayette Police and Sheriff's Departments conducted a sobriety checkpoint in the 2700 Block of Louisiana Avenue. 274 cars passed through the checkpoint, of those vehicles seven were pulled over for additional testing, and three citations were issued... more »
  • One Dead After I-10 Accident

    June 19, 2011 2:31 AM

    One person is dead after a two vehicle accident on I-10 Eastbound in Lafayette. The accident happened around 10:30 Saturday evening near exit 103-A. Lafayette Police are not releasing the name of those in the accident at this time. Keep it tuned to KATC and for the... more »
  • One Shot After Dispute

    June 4, 2011 11:24 AM

    One person is in stable condition after a gunshot wound to the hip area. Around two am Saturday morning, at least one shot was fired in the 400 block of Stevenson Street in Lafayette. Investigators say that a disturbance took place amongst a group of male suspects at a... more »
  • Downtown crimes during Festival; stats point down

    April 29, 2011 9:42 PM

    Two days after a pair of teenagers were attacked in downtown Lafayette, some people are asking if there are enough police on the streets for the festival. Cpl. Paul Mouton of the Lafayette Police Department says it's part of his job to make sure your experience is a safe... more »
  • Kid Hit by Car

    April 24, 2011 11:56 PM

    In Lafayette, a child was struck by a car. The accident took place Sunday afternoon on Champagne Street off of East Simcoe. The girl had only minor injuries, and was treated and released from an area hospital. No citations have been issued, but police say the accident is still... more »
  • Two Held at Gunpoint and Robbed

    April 4, 2011 12:13 AM

    Two UL students targeted at their off campus apartment. The two women had just arrived home to Campus Edge, shut the door, and then two men entered their apartment--with a gun---demanding valuables. "I thought we were going to be dead." After a night out on the town one... more »
  • Robbery Suspect Wanted in Lafayette

    February 10, 2011 11:18 AM

    Lafayette Police need your help finding a robbery suspect. On October 13, around 11:00 pm, police were called to a robbery in the 1000 block of Johnston Street. The victim, a 21 year old male of Lafayette, had just parked his vehicle in a parking lot, when he was approached... more »
  • Accident Involving Lafayette Police Officer

    January 26, 2011 6:42 PM

    A Lafayette police officer's car was towed from Buchanan and Vermilion Streets this afternoon. The driver of a car ran a red light as the cruiser was crossing the intersection. Cpl. Paul Mouton says the driver has a suspended license and was also ticketed for driving an unsafe car. Nobody... more »
  • Lafayette Police Department ATAC Update

    January 10, 2011 10:08 AM

    Event Name: Lafayette Police Department ATAC Update Organization: The Knowledge Effect Coalition Event Phone Number: 337-291-8327 Event Website : Information: The Lafayette Police Department ATAC had a phenomenal year of preventing impaired drivers from crashes and fatalities.
  • Lafayette police want you to be more cautious

    December 6, 2010 6:45 AM

    Lafayette police are urging residents to be more cautious. The warning comes after recent car burglaries on the Southside of Lafayette. Police say cars are usually targeted this time of year, as thieves are looking for shoppers who are careless. Take caution you don't want to become a victim.... more »
  • Saints' Will Smith arrested in Lafayette, wife: "all BS"

    November 27, 2010 8:51 PM

    Saints Defensive Tackle and Captain Will Smith was arrested in Lafayette for Domestic Abuse and Simple Battery. This, after Lafayette Police say Smith was seen leaving a downtown night-spot and had a verbal altercation with his wife, Raquel. Raquel, a Lafayette native, and Will are in town for a... more »
  • Lafayette police searching for suspect in beatings

    November 17, 2010 8:08 AM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - Lafayette police are still interviewing people as part of an investigation into the death of a Louisiana-Lafayette student and the severe beating of that student's roommate. Twenty-year-old Kenneth Donnelly Jr. was found beaten to death in his home Oct. 28. A roommate was badly beaten and... more »
  • Victim of Unsolved Murder laid to rest

    November 13, 2010 11:06 AM

    Nearly a week after his murder, a Lafayette man is laid to rest. 43-year-old Thomas Jolivette was found dead in an alley behind the Four Corners Shopping Plaza. Police are still searching for suspects. "You feel the hole in your heart," Yvette Martin said. Martin has known Thomas Jolivette for... more »
  • New Info on Lafayette Homicide, Search for Vehicle

    November 8, 2010 5:37 PM

    Lafayette Police crime scene investigators are poring over a vehicle found this weekend in Iberville Parish. It belongs to a homicide victim, found shot in Lafayette on Saturday. A Lafayette patrol officer found the body while doing his rounds at about two o'clock in the morning. Thomas Jolivette, 43, was... more »
  • UPDATE: Body found in Lafayette

    November 6, 2010 6:14 PM

    UPDATE: Lafayette Police have identified the victim as 43-year-old Thomas Jolivette. His body was found in an alley behind the Four Corners Shopping Center on University and Cameron. __________________________________________________________ A patrolling Lafayette Police Officer discovered the body of a victim in the alley of businesses located in the... more »
  • Teenager Arrested Following Shooting in Lafayette

    November 5, 2010 1:40 PM

    From Lafayette Police: On November 4, 2010, at approximately 9:45 pm, Lafayette Police began investigating a shooting that occurred near the intersection of Sherman Street and Monroe Street. The victim, a 25 year old male of Lafayette, was walking in the area of Monroe Street when he was approached by... more »
  • One of America's Most Wanted Arrested in Lafayette

    November 2, 2010 7:59 PM

    A wanted murder suspect featured on America's Most Wanted is captured by US Marshals and Lafayette Police in the Hub City. Mickey Smith was captured before 6:00 p.m. Tuesday at MLK and Cora. Smith has been on the run since allegedly killing a 44-year old man in Joliet, Illinois. He's... more »
  • Lafayette police searching for suspect in beatings

    November 2, 2010 10:16 AM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - Lafayette police are following up on numerous tips and leads in the hopes of finding whoever is responsible for beating two young men last week. Twenty-year-old Kenneth Donnelly Jr., a Louisiana-Lafayette freshman, was found beaten to death in his home on Thursday. A roommate had also... more »
  • Policing Downtown on the Weekends; From Roll-Call, to Last Call

    November 2, 2010 2:20 AM

    Tuesday night, the Lafayette City-Parish Council will once again consider final adoption of the so-called "go cup" ordinance. The proposal would ban the possession of open alcohol containers and public consumption of alcohol in the downtown district, the Simcoe-Surrey Street corridor and the McKinley Street Strip. Lafayette Police Chief... more »
  • Police Urge Safety For Those Taking Part in Halloween

    October 27, 2010 11:45 AM

    Halloween will be celebrated on Sunday, October 31, 2010, between the hours of 6:00 pm and 8:00 pm, within the City of Lafayette. The Lafayette Police Department has the following recommendations to assure a safe and enjoyable Halloween. Choose costumes that are marked flame retardant and add reflective tape or... more »
  • Armed Robbery in Lafayette Parking Lot

    October 14, 2010 11:56 AM

    On October 13, 2010, at approximately 11:00 pm, Lafayette Police began investigating a robbery incident that occurred in the 1000 block of Johnston Street. The victim, a 21 year old male of Lafayette, had just parked his vehicle in a parking lot in the 1000 block of Johnston Street, when... more »
  • Officer at Center of Internal Investigation Retires

    September 13, 2010 3:06 PM

    The officer accused of failing to act at the scene of crime, is no longer with the Lafayette Police Department. Major Glen Dartez is now retired, after working for the department since 1976. Maj. Dartez was head of the Lafayette Police Department's criminal investigations division. He was placed on... more »
  • Battery Suspect Caught on Surveillance

    September 1, 2010 5:29 PM

    Lafayette Police need your help identifying this suspect in connection with an Aggravated Battery. The suspect was captured in a surveillance image at the Cracker Barrel convenience store at 105 Gloria Switch Road. The incident occurred August 24, 2010 If you can help, call our "tips" line at (337) 232-8477.
  • An Escaped Inmate Has Been Caught

    August 2, 2010 5:05 PM

    On Sunday August 1, 2010 at approximately 1:30pm Detectives from Lafayette Sheriff's Office and investigators from the US Marshall's, Lafayette and Shreveport Offices captured escaped inmate Charles Luquette at the Royal Inn hotel in Shreveport, La. The US Marshall's Office received a call from an individual who recognized Luquette from... more »
  • Lafayette Police Arrested an Escaped Inmate

    July 26, 2010 1:45 PM

    Lafayette Police arrested an escaped inmate from West Feliciana Parish. Roy Robert is now facing a charge of simple escape and aggravated escape. Police say he escaped from the work release program, and was caught after someone phone in a tip. Robert was picked up on University Avenue Sunday night;... more »
  • Lafayette Police Horse Dies

    July 20, 2010 11:11 AM

    It is with regret that we announce the death of Mounted Unit Horse "Charlie". Charlie had recently undergone surgery at LSU Veterinarian Clinic to address stomach issues. He was back at Cherokee Ranch recovering when he suffered a kink in his small intestines. Charlie was in much pain and discomfort.... more »
  • Arrest Made in Fatal Lafayette Stabbing

    April 4, 2010 10:45 PM

    Lafayette Police break up a fight between two hispanic men and find one suffering from stab wounds. It happened Saturday night around 9:30 the 600-block of Sweetbriar Street. The victim died at the hospital. His name has not been released. The 43-year old suspect, Carlos Fastre was jailed for second... more »
  • Lafayette Patrol Cars Soon Equipped With Cameras

    March 24, 2010 11:23 AM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - Lafayette patrol cars will soon be equipped with dashboard cameras, an initiative that police say could serve to protect residents and officers. Police have been awarded $359,000 in federal stimulus money to install about 70 dashboard cameras in police units. The City-Parish Council on Tuesday formally... more »
  • Boseley Out On Bail; No Probable Cause for Attempted First Degree Murder Charge

    March 24, 2010 12:59 AM

    The man who was shot by Lafayette Police for allegedly shooting at them Sunday night has been released on $7,500 bond. 15th Judicial Court Commissioner Thomas Frederick found no probable cause to hold 33 year old Carey Boseley (left) on the attempted first degree murder charge stemming from... more »
  • Commissioner: No Probable Cause for Attempted 1st Degree Murder Charge in Officer-Involved Shooting Case

    March 23, 2010 7:21 PM

    The man who was shot by Lafayette Police for allegedly shooting at them Sunday night has been released on $7,500 bond. 15th Judicial Court Commissioner Thomas Frederick found no probable cause to hold 33 year old Carey Boseley (left) on the attempted first degree murder charge stemming from the incident.... more »
  • Lafayette Police Arrest Report: March 12, 2010

    March 12, 2010 11:37 AM

    Name: Bourque, Shaun Charge: Schedule Ii Arresting Agency: Penalties Address: 100 Blk Orchid DRV Opelousas, La Name: Bowers, Logan Charge: Owi Vehicle Arresting Agency: Lafayette Parish Sheriff'S Ofc Address: 400 Blk Planters ROA Lafayette, La Name: Broussard, Maxwell Charge: Bank Fraud Charge Arresting Agency: Lafayette City Pd Address:... more »
  • Lafayette Police Rank #1 In OWI Enforcement Statewide

    March 9, 2010 3:04 PM

    On March 9, 2010, the Lafayette Police Department was recognized by the Louisiana Highway Safety Commission in Baton Rouge for its OWI enforcement program in 2009. The Lafayette Police Department ranked #1 for the most OWI arrests in 2009 by an agency within a city that has a population between... more »
  • Lafayette Police Make Arrest After Nightclub Stabbing

    March 8, 2010 3:18 PM

    On March 7, 2010, at approximately 11:30 pm, officers with the Lafayette Police Department responded to a night club in the 500 block of North Pierce Street regarding a stabbing. According to the victim, the suspect was creating a disturbance inside of the building when she was asked to leave... more »
  • Lowes employee charged with attempted 2nd degree murder

    February 25, 2010 12:56 PM

    On February 24, 2010, at approximately 8:47 pm, officers with the Lafayette Police Department responded to 120 E. Gloria Switch regarding a disturbance inside of a business. Officers discovered that two employees were involved in a verbal altercation, when one of the employees armed himself with a box cutter. The... more »
  • Identity Sought in Armed Robbery

    February 19, 2010 12:57 PM

    Detectives with the Lafayette Police Department are seeking the public's assistance in identifying the suspect for a recent robbery. On February 17, 2010, at approximately 4:00 am, the suspect approached an employee on the exterior of the business at 101 South College Road and forced the employee back inside at... more »
  • Lafayette Police Arrest Report: January 29, 2010

    January 29, 2010 11:11 AM

    Name: Alexander, Christopher Charge: Unaut Use Of "Access Card Arresting Agency: Lafayette Parish Sheriff'S Ofc Address: 100 Blk Arizona ST Lafayette, La Name: Alur, Mohammad Ashfaq Charge: Simple Battery Charge And Pena Arresting Agency: Univ Of La Lafayette (Ull) Address: 1600 Blk Bay Area Houston, Tx Name: Andres,... more »
  • Lafayette Parish Arrests for January 28th

    January 28, 2010 11:28 AM

    As you've requested, this report contains the daily arrests for Jan 28, 2010 Name: Adams, Zachary Charge: Warrant/Bench Warrant Arresting Agency: Lafayette City Marshal Address: 700 Blk  Thirteenth ST         Lafayette, La Name: Anderson, David Charge: Warrant/Bench Warrant Arresting Agency: Jefferson Parish Sheriff'S Off Address: 100 Blk... more »
  • Update: Lafayette Police Identify Stabbing Victim

    January 19, 2010 1:26 PM

    UPDATE: Investigators have identified the victim of yesterday’s homicide as Edward Curtis (35) of Lafayette. The case remains under investigation. ==================================================================================== Lafayette Police have arrested 27 year old Marcus Thomas in connection with Tuesday's stabbing death on Paul Breaux Street. Thomas was booked into the Lafayette Parish... more »
  • Lafayette Teachers Investigated For Battery

    January 15, 2010 3:14 PM

    KATC has learned Lafayette Police are investigating two cases in the parish in which teachers may have injured students. Investigators say a Lafayette Middle School teacher, 22-year-old John Breaux, is accused of pushing a 13-year-old student over a desk, resulting in the student HURT his leg. He has been... more »
  • Police Seek Cigarette Bandit

    January 14, 2010 4:04 PM

    Detectives with the Lafayette Police Department are seeking the identity of a suspect that is believed to have stolen over $500 worth of cigarettes at 6 convenience stores. The suspect approaches the sales counter and requests a carton of cigarettes. When the carton is placed onto the counter, the suspect... more »
  • Lafayette Police Make Arrest In Beaver Park Shooting Death

    January 11, 2010 12:48 PM

    Detectives arrested 42 year old Jose Segura charging him with First Degree Murder. Segura is accused of fatally shooting 22 year-old Allen Aucoin Junior. Lafayette Police say around 3:30 Sunday afternoon a woman playing tennis at Beaver Park walked into the women's bathroom and found Aucoin shot to death. Aucoin... more »
  • Body found in Beaver Park

    January 10, 2010 6:58 PM

    Lafayette Police have cordoned off part of Beaver Park on Fisher Street after a man's body was found. The white male with a goatee was discovered around 3:30 Sunday afternoon in the women's restroom. Police were able to identify him but it's being withheld until his family is notified.His... more »
  • Lafayette Police Investigate Early Morning Shooting

    January 4, 2010 9:48 AM

    Lafayette Police are investigate an early morning shooting. Officials have confirmed that at least one person has been shot and taken to a nearby hospital. It happened in the 200 block of Martin Luther King Jr. Drive around 5 AM. This incident remains under investigation.
  • Lafayette Police Warn Of Roofing Scam

    January 1, 2010 12:33 PM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - Police in Lafayette say a crook is targeting elderly homeowners in a repair scam. The suspect targets elderly women. He tells an intended victim that her roof needs repairs, and offers to do the job Police said Wednesday that he typically asks for more than $3,000.... more »
  • Lafayette Police Investigate Domino's Armed Robbery

    December 28, 2009 1:04 PM

    On December 27, 2009, at approximately 11:30 pm, officers with the Lafayette Police Department responded to the 200 block of Gloria Switch Road regarding an Armed Robbery. According to employees of Domino's pizza, a young light skinned black male wearing a mask entered the business armed with a handgun and... more »
  • UPDATE: Lafayette Police Investigate Suspicious Death

    December 25, 2009 2:51 PM

    UPDATE: As a result of the autopsy, investigators now indicate that foul play is not suspected in the death of Jesse Carvell. Investigators do not believe Carvell was involved in the disturbance on the night of his death. The disturbance is believed to have occurred on or near the intersection... more »
  • Lafayette Police Make An Arrest In Hit-And-Run

    December 18, 2009 3:56 PM

    Lafayette police have arrested a woman whom they believe struck and killed a man last month on West Congress Street. Sherry Ann Smith, 36, of Lafayette, has been charged with felony hit-and-run. Police believe she was driving a white Pontiac G-6 on Nov. 29 when she struck 51-year-old Michael... more »
  • Lafayette Police Plan DWI Checkpoint

    December 17, 2009 4:53 PM

    Tonight beginning at 9 PM Lafayette police will conduct a DWI checkpoint. The purpose of the checkpoint is to target impaired drivers under the influence of alcohol or any other dangerous substance. Officers working the checkpoint will respond with zero tolerance to those drivers found to be under the... more »
  • Lafayette Police Announce DUI Checkpoint

    December 15, 2009 3:05 PM

    On Thursday, December 17, 2009, between the hours of 9:00 p.m. and 3:00 a.m., the Lafayette Police Department and the Lafayette Sheriff's Office will be conducting an OWI Checkpoint within the incorporated limits of Lafayette. The purpose of the checkpoint is to target impaired drivers under the influence of alcohol... more »
  • Lafayette Authorities Search For Helen Street Suspect

    December 7, 2009 5:48 PM

    The Lafayette Metro Narcotics Task Force has identified the previously unidentified subject who is wanted in connection with the Lafayette Police Department Operation on Helen st. He has been identified as John Allen Trahan. Mr. Trahan is wanted on two counts of Distribution of crack cocaine. Anyone with information... more »
  • Drug Crackdown in Lafayette Neighborhood

    December 3, 2009 7:40 PM

    Lafayette Police are out in force in Lafayette's "New Jack" neighborhood. You can't get in or out without talking to an officer. Patrol cars are blocking every access road into Hellen street. The crackdown follows a drug raid on Wednesday and a tip about an alleged plan to ambush an... more »
  • Duson man dies from hit and run crash

    November 30, 2009 3:31 PM

    Update: Victim Dies from Injuries On November 29, 2009, the victim of the early morning crash died at a local hospital as a result of the injuries received. The victim is identified as Michael Saucier (51) of Duson. Investigators are asking anyone with information to contact the Lafayette Police... more »
  • Holiday Crime Prevention Tips

    November 23, 2009 12:36 PM

    Shoppers asked to be Vigilant The Lafayette Police Department would like to wish all of its citizens a "Happy and Safe Holiday Season". The Police Department offers the following safety tips while shopping and at home: Holiday Crime Prevention Tips While Shopping: • Stay alert to your surroundings and the... more »
  • Armed Robbery Victim Speaks Out

    November 20, 2009 7:25 PM

    For 24-year-old Adam Doucet and a friend, a Wednesday night out downtown was far from over as they said their goodbyes. "We were in the parking lot and standing against the car, saying goodnight and then all of a sudden I feel a 9 millimeter up against my head," Doucet... more »
  • Lafayette OWI Checkpoint Results

    November 13, 2009 11:38 AM

    Lafayette Police conducted an operation Thursday, November 12, 2009 between the hours of 9pm and 3am, targeting impaired drivers. The checkpoint location was the 3800 Block of West Congress Street. Officers observed 396-vehicles travel through the checkpoint and pulled over 12-drivers for further testing. As a result 2 were charged... more »
  • Downtown Grocery Store Targeted By Robbers

    November 12, 2009 6:44 PM

    On November 11, 2009, at approximately 9:30 pm, officers with the Lafayette Police Department responded to the 1300 block of Jefferson Street regarding an armed robbery. The clerk at Tammy's Grocery advised police that a white male with a silver gun and a masked black male entered the store and... more »
  • St. Charles Street Shooting

    November 6, 2009 11:09 AM

    On November 5, 2009, at approximately 8:50 am, officers with the Lafayette Police Department responded to a shooting that occurred at a residence in the 300 block of St. Charles Street. The victim, a 29 year old male of Lafayette, was involved in a verbal argument with his 18 year... more »
  • Woman held at gunpoint, police search for suspects

    October 22, 2009 12:17 PM

    On October 21, 2009, at approximately 8:00 pm, officers with the Lafayette Police Department responded to the 1600 block of Moss Street regarding an attempted armed robbery. The victim stated she had just exited a convenience store when she was confronted by two young black males. One of the suspects... more »
  • Victim hospitalized after shot in the back

    October 22, 2009 12:08 PM

    On October 22, 2009, at approximately 3:00 am, officers with the Lafayette Police Department responded to the 400 block of St. Antoine Street regarding a shooting. According to the victim and witnesses, the victim was exiting a residence he was visiting and was confronted by two masked suspects outside. The... more »
  • Police Target Underage Alcohol Sales

    October 9, 2009 2:57 PM

    On October 8, 2009, at approximately 7:00 pm, the Lafayette Police Department's Youth Services Section conducted an operation within the City of Lafayette targeting alcohol sales to those persons under the age of 21 at convenient stores and bars. During the course of the operation a total of 20 stores... more »
  • Wife Who Shot Husband Turns Herself In

    October 5, 2009 11:05 AM

    UPDATE: Wife involved in shooting that killed her husband has turned herself into police. On Sunday, October 04, 2009, at approximately 4:40pm, the Broussard Police Department was dispatched to 119 Lafferty Dr in reference to a shooting in progress. The caller stated that his wife had shot him in... more »
  • Suspected Vehicle Used in Bank Robbery

    October 1, 2009 2:44 PM

    Lafayette Police are searching for a vehicle possibly connected to a bank robbery. The vehicle of interest was seen near the bank the day before and the day of the robbery. If you have any information about the silver four-door sedan (with sunroof), call Crime Stoppers at 232-TIPS or the... more »
  • Suspects Use Distraction to Steal, Identities Sought

    September 29, 2009 3:42 PM

    On September 23, 2009, at approximately 11:30 am, officers with the Lafayette Police Department responded to an incident involving the theft of a wallet, in the 2800 block of Ambassador Caffery Parkway. According to the victim, she was shopping at a grocery retail store when she was approached by a... more »

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