September 27, 2022
Lake Charles – The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office is investigating a hit and run that occurred around 2:30 p.m. on Thursday, September 1 on Parish Road near Sam Houston Jones Parkway in Moss Bluff. During the initial investigation detectives learned an SUV was heading south on Parish Road when it struck another SUV on the rear bumper, causing damage. The driver did not stop, and made a right turn onto Sam Houston Jones Parkway. The SUV is described as tan or brown in color. Calcasieu...
September 21, 2022
Lake Charles, LA – Yesterday afternoon, around 1:15 p.m. Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies were notified of an incident occurring at Washington-Marion High School. During the initial investigation it was discovered a fight occurred at the school between two students. During the fight witnesses reported hearing someone mention a gun. One of the students involved in the fight along with two other juveniles fled the school and the school was immediately placed on lockdown. The three...
September 19, 2022
Lake Charles, LA – On Saturday, September 17, at approximately 5:30 a.m. Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies were dispatched to a business on Highway 1256 in Sulphur in reference to a burglary in progress. Due to recent burglaries at the business, CPSO detectives previously installed surveillance cameras on the property and were alerted that morning in reference to unknown individuals on the property. Upon arrival, deputies located a hole in the fence along with a bicycle lying on...
September 19, 2022
Lake Charles, LA – The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office is hosting its Jr. Deputy Academy for children ages 11 to 14. The program teaches children the importance of their roles as citizens in our community by teaching leadership skills and the value of teamwork. Attendees will also gain a better understanding of the various roles our CPSO deputies play in our community. The program encourages good moral character, integrity, and strong leadership. Registration and meet and greet will be on...
September 15, 2022
Lake Charles, LA – On September 13, Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office detectives received a complaint in reference to a juvenile that was being enticed to have sex in exchange for money. During the investigation detectives learned Kentrell A. Knighten, 38, Lake Charles, sent lewd messages to the victim, who is under the age of 16, referencing a sex act and how much money she would be paid in exchange. Knighten was located and after speaking with detectives he was arrested and booked into...
September 15, 2022
Lake Charles, LA – On November 16, 2020, Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office detectives received a complaint from a parish office in reference to an employee Dani R. Bailey, 39, Lake Charles. During the initial investigation detectives were advised Bailey was improperly using equipment that belongs to the district. The complainant also stated Bailey, who had access to district funds, was making personal purchases with the funds. When detectives spoke with Bailey she confirmed she used the...
September 14, 2022
Lake Charles, LA – On September 8, Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies received a complaint in reference to Nicholas L. Kastrick, 34, Sulphur, having inappropriate sexual contact with a girl under the age of 15. The victim advised detectives the incidents have been occurring for several years, the most recent being the previous day. Later the same day, after detectives spoke with Kastrick, he was arrested and booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center and charged with 3rd degree...
September 14, 2022
Lake Charles – On Friday, September 9 the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office conducted a DWI checkpoint at 1657 Swisco Road in Sulphur to target individuals driving under the influence of alcohol and/or narcotics. Two hundred and eight (208) vehicles were checked; eight (8) citations were issued for no seatbelt; four (4) citations were issued for expired motor vehicle inspection sticker; five (5) citations were issued for driving under suspension; one (1) citation was issued for no...
September 13, 2022
Earlier today deputies with the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office Marine Division & Dive Team were conducting dive training at the Choupique Bayou Bridge in Carlyss when they recovered a truck from the water. It was discovered the truck was previously reported stolen in October 2017, from a business in Sulphur.
September 12, 2022
Lake Charles, LA – On August 2, Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office detectives began an investigation on Deputy Ed Choi, 39, Lake Charles, after receiving a complaint in reference to previous incidents of domestic abuse. During the initial investigation it was discovered the incidents occurred several weeks prior to the complaint being filed. The investigation revealed in addition to domestic abuse, Choi also prevented the victim from leaving the residence. The investigation was conducted by...

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