BALL, La. (AP) - Rapides Parish sheriff's deputies have arrested three Pineville residents in the theft of vases from a cemetery in Ball. The Town Talk reports Kimberly Deville, Billy Johnson and Deborah Price were arrested this week and were each booked with 612 counts of theft from a religious... more »
ST. FRANCISVILLE, La. (AP) - The West Feliciana Parish sheriff says one of three teenagers accused of stealing approximately 60 street-name signs from rural roads says he did it because he was "bored." The signs were taken over the New Year's holiday weekend from several areas of the parish. Sheriff... more »
ST. FRANCISVILLE, La. (AP) - Two people accused of stealing as many as 60 street signs in West Feliciana Parish over the New Year weekend have been arrested. West Feliciana Parish Sheriff J. Austin Daniel tells says 19-year-old James D. Morrison and a 17-year-old, both of St. Francisville, were booked... more »
Crowley police are investigating a rash of car thefts over the past two weeks. During that time period, five passenger vans and one truck were stolen.
"The person who is doing them really feels comfortable with being able to jump start the vehicle, hot-wire the vehicle and go," said... more »
Is picking up the daily paper part of your daily routine?
Thursday night, someone in Crowley picked up more than a paper, they picked up the whole stand! The Crowley Post Signal says "They were trying to open the armored head where the money is and they had difficulty,... more »
RUSTON, La. (AP) - Police say around $2,600 worth of electronics were stolen from several dorm rooms during a freshman orientation at Louisiana Tech University. Campus Police Chief Randall Hermes tells The News-Star the thefts occurred Wednesday night in at least four separate dorm rooms in Adams Hall, an all-female... more »
SULPHUR, La. (AP) - Authorities in southwest Louisiana are trying to find the person or persons responsible for stealing thousands of dollars worth of toys that were meant for children of low-income families. John Lamar, area coordinator for the Southwest Louisiana Toys for Tots program, says that he made the... more »
The Lafayette Police Department has investigated thirty nine (39) reported thefts of copper wire and tubing from different establishments beginning January 1, 2010 to present. The thefts range from taking the tubing from large capacity air conditioner units from businesses and homes where the suspects are stripping the copper wire.... more »
A string of copper thefts have targeted several businesses, churches and schools in Lafayette. Seven locations have been hit by thieves in recent weeks, who have taken copper from air-conditioning units.
Those who deal with copper say this is due to the the value of the metal-- it has... more »