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CPSO ARRESTS STUDENT WITH BB GUN AT SAM HOUSTON HIGH SCHOOL

Lake Charles –

 

Earlier this morning at approximately 8:00 a.m. a Calcasieu Parish School Resource Officer was informed by several different sources that a 15 year old student possibly had a gun in his backpack.  The SRO, along with school personnel, detained the student and after a search of his backpack, a BB gun, which looked similar to a real firearm, was located. 

           

The student was booked in the Juvenile Detention Center and charged with illegal possession of a dangerous weapon on school property.

           

CPSO School Resource Officer Cpl. Bobby Benjamin and Detective Greg Jordan are the lead investigators on this case.

CPSO ARRESTS MAN FOR 4th OFFENSE DWI

Lake Charles, LA –

 

On November 28 at approximately 9:00 p.m., a Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office deputy was dispatched to the intersection of Fred Istre Road and Carlyss Drive in Sulphur in reference to a truck that crashed in the ditch. 

 

When the deputy approached the truck and spoke with the driver, William L. Doss, 65, 4203 Carlyss Drive #75, Sulphur, she detected an odor of alcohol emitting from his breath.  The deputy also observed Doss to have unsteady balance, slurred speech, and glossy eyes.  Doss advised the deputy he was attempting to back up and turn around but backed up too far and went into the ditch.  Doss also advised the deputy he had been drinking prior to driving the truck.    

 

Doss, who was unable to complete a standard field sobriety test due to minor injuries sustained in the crash, was arrested and transported to the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office, where a breath intoxilizer test revealed he was over the legal limit.

           

Doss, who has three prior DWI arrests, was booked into Calcasieu Correctional Center and charged with DWI 4th; and careless operation.  Judge Clayton Davis set his bond at $12,000 with special conditions being he cannot operate a vehicle without an ignition interlock device and must he must wear an alcohol detecting bracelet.

CPSO Deputy Tori Boone was the arresting deputy on this case.

CPSO DEPUTIES ISSUE TURKEYS INSTEAD OF TICKETS FOR THANKSGIVING

Lake Charles, LA –

 

Earlier today Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies handed out turkeys instead of tickets for Thanksgiving.  Deputies handed out the turkeys to citizens throughout the parish who committed minor traffic violations, such as no seatbelt or speeding. 

               

The turkeys were donated to CPSO by Caran and Harry Shaheen, owners of the 5 Star Convenience Stores.  


CPSO ARRESTS TEXAS MAN FOR 28 COUNTS OF IDENTITY THEFT

Lake Charles, LA –

 

On August 5 the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office detectives division received a report in reference to a local church in Iowa having unauthorized charges on their account from several different convenience stores in Calcasieu Parish.  During the initial investigation, while obtaining video surveillance from the stores where the fraudulent charges occurred, detectives also learned of another victim whose account information had been stolen and was being used by the same suspects.  When detectives reviewed the footage they observed two suspects driving in separate trucks using a card at the gas pumps and fueling a large tank located in the back of one of the trucks. 

 

After further investigation, on November 18 deputies observed one of the trucks driving on Highway 90 in Sulphur.  A traffic stop was conducted and deputies made contact with the driver, Rey A. Moreno-Comcepcion, 30, Port Arthur, TX.  While speaking with Comcepcion deputies learned he was in possession of 28 gift cards with zip codes written on the back.  It was later learned the gift cards were recoded and contained numerous individuals’ credit and debit card information.  Comcepcion advised deputies he used two of the gift cards to purchase fuel earlier that day.

 

Comcepcion was arrested and booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center and charged with 28 counts of identity theft; and a traffic violation.  He was released November 20 on a $28,250 bond set by Judge Sharon Wilson.

 

During the investigation, CPSO detectives along with the assistance of the U.S. Department of Agriculture recovered two skimming devices at the gas pumps of a local convenience store in Iowa and believe they are connected to these cases.  

 

The investigation is continuing and more arrests and charges are likely.  

 

CPSO Detective John Melton is the lead investigator on this case.  

CPSO IMPLEMENTS ANNUAL ROBBERY PREVENTION MOBILIZATION AT PRIEN LAKE MALL FOR THE HOLIDAYS

Lake Charles –

 

The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office will implement the Annual Robbery Prevention Mobilization (RPM) in an effort to deter crime and assist shoppers in the parking lot at the Prien Lake Mall during the holiday season, which begins Friday, November 27 and will continue through December 26, seven days a week from 10 a.m. until one hour past mall closing.

 

The deputies will be on marked ATV's and patrol cars in the parking lot, as well as manning the CPSO Mobile Command Center located in the parking lot of the mall near the intersection of Prien Lake Road and Ernest Street.  Deputies, who will be wearing orange Sheriff’s Office traffic vests during the evening hours, will be available to assist shoppers with such things as helping them find their car, jump starting their car if the battery is dead, changing a flat, assisting employees and shoppers by walking them to their car after dark, or any other assistance they can provide.

 

“The CPSO Robbery Prevention Mobilization has always been instrumental in, not only assisting shoppers with their problems and concerns, but keeping crime to a minimum at a time of year when it is usually on the rise,” says Sheriff Tony Mancuso.  “This will be the fourteenth year we have organized RPM and we are very pleased to be able to offer this service to the public.”

 

CPSO deputies are working this special detail to provide assistance to the public during the busy holiday season.  They are not hired by the mall nor will they be doing security for the mall.  However, the presence of law enforcement on the premises is expected to deter crime in the parking lot. 

 

Deputies will also be conducting regular visits to all convenience stores in the parish during the holiday season to check with store clerks to see if they are experiencing any problems or if they have any special needs. 

CPSO SEARCHING FOR DRIVER OF TRUCK INVOLVED IN HIT & RUN

Lake Charles –

 

The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office is investigating a hit and run that occurred on Friday, November 13 at approximately 10:45 a.m. at a store located on Highway 27 in Sulphur. 

 

During the initial investigation detectives learned a truck, pulling a flatbed trailer, drove into the parking lot making too sharp of a turn and struck a garbage truck that was parked.  The suspect then backed up and exited his vehicle to look at his trailer and fled the scene.  The truck is described as a dark colored Ford F-250 with Texas plates.   

 

 Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office detectives are asking anyone who can identify the truck in the photograph, or anyone with information related to the case to contact the lead investigators, Lt. Bryan Guth or Sr. Cpl. Casey Steech at 491-3846 and reference complaint number 20-162557.

CPSO ARRESTS MAN FOR SEXUAL BATTERY & INDECENT BEHAVIOR WITH JUVENILES

Lake Charles, LA –

 

On November 10 Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office detectives arrested Benjamin H. Hurst, Jr., 35, Lake Charles, after an investigation revealed he had inappropriate sexual contact with a child.  During the investigation it was learned the incidents took place between 2014 and 2015, when the victim was under the age of 13. 

           

He was booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center and charged with sexual battery; and indecent behavior with juveniles.  Judge Michael Canaday set his bond at $900,000. 

 

CPSO Detective Jacob Dore is lead investigator in the case.

CPSO SEARCHING FOR VEHICLE BURGLARY SUSPECTS

Lake Charles, LA –

 

 Earlier this morning at approximately 3:00 a.m. Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies were dispatched to a residence on Vincent Reed Road in Lake Charles in reference to a vehicle burglary.  When deputies spoke with the complainant she stated she went outside and observed three unknown men breaking into her truck.  The complainant also told deputies the suspects fired a gun at her while they were fleeing from her property.

            

During further investigation deputies learned the suspects were possibly driving a truck, which had previously been reported stolen through the Lake Charles Police Department.  A short time later deputies located the stolen truck in a parking lot of a convenience store on Highway 14 at Lake Charles.  Before deputies could make contact with the suspects, they fled the scene.  Deputies attempted to locate them but were unsuccessful. 

  

CPSO Detectives were able to obtain surveillance footage from the convenience store and are asking the public for assistance in identifying the suspect seen in this photograph.   If anyone has any information please call CPSO at 491-3605.

 

CPSO Detective Chris Duhon is the lead investigator on this cases. 

CPSO SEARCHING FOR IDENTITY OF VEHICLE BURGLARY SUSPECTS

Lake Charles, LA –

 

The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office Vehicle Crimes Investigation Unit (VCIU) is currently working several cases of vehicle burglaries that occurred yesterday morning at approximately 4:00 a.m. off East Gauthier Road and Greathouse Road in Lake Charles. 

           

During the initial investigations detectives learned the suspects were entering unlocked vehicles along with forcing entry into several vehicles.  Detectives were able to obtain surveillance from the areas where the burglaries occurred and observed three unknown suspects entering the vehicles.  During further investigation detectives learned 3 firearms along with several other items were stolen during the burglaries.  

 

The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office is asking for anyone with information regarding the vehicle burglaries or if you can identify the suspects seen in the photographs to call CPSO at 491-3605. 

CPSO VCIU Detective Tyler McKnight is the lead investigator on these cases. 


CPSO ARRESTS MAN FOR ILLEGAL POSSESSION OF STOLEN FIREARMS & DRUGS

Lake Charles, LA –

 

On October 27 Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies were dispatched to a home in Westlake in reference to a theft of a firearm.  During the initial investigation detectives learned Gabriel A. Perez, 18, 1131 Shellie Lane #3, Moss Bluff, has possibly purchased the stolen firearm. 

           

On October 30 detectives made contact with Perez at his residence and learned he was in possession of the stolen firearm.  During a subsequent search of Perez’s room detectives located three other firearms, one of which had been reported stolen through the Lake Charles Police Department.  Detectives also located Xanax, Clonazepam, Promethazine, Hydrocodone, along with drug paraphernalia and a large amount of U.S. currency.  When detectives spoke with Perez he admitted to buying and selling narcotics.  Perez also confirmed to detectives he purchased the two stolen firearms, but advised he was only aware that one of them was stolen.   

           

Perez was arrested and booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center and charged with money laundering; possession of drug paraphernalia; possession of CDS V; possession of CDS II; possession with intent to distribute CDS IV; possession of CDS IV; 2 counts of illegal possession of a stolen firearm; and possession of a firearm in the presence of a CDS.  Judge David Ritchie set his bond at $162,500.  

           

The investigation is continuing and more arrests are expected. 

 

CPSO Detective Randall Ravia is the lead investigator on this case.  This investigation is a joint investigation involving CPSO Burglary & Theft, CPSO Vehicle Crimes Investigation Unit, and the Combined Anti-Drug Task Force (C.A.T Team).    

CPSO ARRESTS MAN FOR FALSE IMPRISONMENT, RAPE, & AGGRAVATED BATTERY

Lake Charles, LA –

 

On November 1 at approximately 10:50 p.m. Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies were dispatched to a residence on Goos Road in Moss Bluff in reference to a stabbing.  The complainant advised a woman had showed up at his home with a stab wound.

           

When deputies arrived they spoke with the victim who stated she was stabbed by a man she recently met, later identified as Gerardo Calix-Arteaga, 38, 2065 Goos Road, Moss Bluff, while she was at his residence.  The victim advised deputies after she was stabbed, she was held against her will and raped by Arteaga.  She stated she was eventually able to flee the residence and go to a house nearby for help. 

 

During the initial investigation deputies learned Arteaga had fled the scene prior to their arrival.  A short time later, with the assistance of CPSO K9 Shadow and his handler CPSO Sr. Cpl. Bryan Stewart, Arteaga was apprehended in a wooded area behind the home where the stabbing occurred. 

 

Arteaga was arrested and transported to a local hospital for injuries he sustained during his apprehension.  He was later released and transported to the Calcasieu Correctional Center where he was booked in and charged with false imprisonment offender armed with a dangerous weapon; aggravated battery; 1st degree rape; and resisting arrest.  His bond is still pending.  It was also learned Arteaga had a detainer for U.S. Border Patrol. 

 

The victim was transported to a local hospital where she was treated and released.

 

CPSO Detective Michael Miller is the lead investigator on this case.  

CPSO ARRESTS DRIVER RESPONSIBLE FOR PEDESTRIAN FATALITY IN MOSS BLUFF

Lake Charles, LA –

 

Earlier this morning at approximately 5:30 a.m. Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies were dispatched to the intersection near Old Highway 171 and Rollins Road in Moss Bluff in reference to a man being hit by a car. 

           

The initial investigation revealed a car, driven by George D. McKinney, Jr., 22, 862 Woodland Drive, Moss Bluff, was traveling southbound on Old Highway 171 at a high rate of speed.  McKinney crossed the center line at which time he struck a pedestrian, Jason D. Webb, 30, Moss Bluff, who was jogging.  Webb was transported to a local hospital, where he later died from injuries he sustained in the crash. 

           

During the investigation, while deputies were speaking with McKinney, they observed signs of impairment.  Deputies also located alcoholic beverages in McKinney’s car.  He was arrested and transported to the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office, where a breath intoxilyzer test revealed he was two times over the legal limit.  He was booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center and charged with vehicular homicide; DWI 1st; and careless operation.  His bond is still pending.   

 

CPSO Lt. Bryan Guth is the lead investigator on this case.  

CPSO ARRESTS MAN FOR ORAL SEXUAL BATTERY

Lake Charles –

 

On October 14, the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office received a complaint regarding Tobias O. Andrews, 26, 920 Tallow Road, Lot 20, Lake Chares, having inappropriate sexual contact with a child under the age of 13.  The victim advised detectives the incident occurred while Andrews was babysitting.     

 

On October 23, after further investigation detectives spoke with Andrews, who confirmed the allegations against him.  He was arrested and booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center and charged with oral sexual battery; and sexual battery.  Judge Clayton Davis set his bond at $1 million.

 

CPSO Detective Kara Adams is the lead investigator on this case.

CPSO ARRESTS MAN FOR ATTEMPTED 2ND DEGREE MURDER & 2ND DEGREE BATTERY

Lake Charles –

 

Earlier this morning at approximately 1:00 a.m. the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office responded to a residence on Ashley Avenue in Moss Bluff in reference to a shooting.

           

When deputies arrived they located a man with apparent gunshot wounds and a woman who was bleeding from the head.  The investigation revealed Bryson O. Solomon, 30, Lake Charles, had struck the woman, who was a family member, with a firearm.  Solomon also shot the man, who was an acquaintance of the woman, several times.    

 

After detectives spoke with Solomon he was arrested and booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center and charged with attempted 2nd degree murder; 2nd degree battery; and illegal carrying and discharge of a weapon during a crime of violence.  Judge Clayton Davis set his bond at $1.15 million.

               

Both victims were transported to a local hospital.  The woman was treated and released; the man is listed in stable condition. 

           

CPSO Detective Lt. Casey Lafargue is the lead investigator on this case.

 

 

 

 

 

Public Notice Extreme Emergency Repairs

October 19, 2020

 

This is to inform the public that the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office has declared under R.S. 38:2211 (A)(5)(b) that Hurricane Laura and Hurricane Delta caused extreme damage to the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office Prison Doors and Controls. We will utilize quote request for Repair and replacement of damaged CSP Prison door infrastructure and controlling technologies compatible with the current facility systems.

 

Sheriff Tony Mancuso

 

Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office

Prison Roof Quote Request

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ADDENDUM NO.1

 

 

1.       The flat roofs were identified as a TPO roof, not a modified roof system, which is reflected within the specs. Please price accordingly as a modified system per the specifications attachment included in the bid posting.

 

2.       Please acknowledge addendum on quote request form.

 

 

Public Notice Extreme Emergency Repairs

October 19, 2020

 

 

This is to inform the public that the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office has declared under R.S. 38:2211 (A)(5)(b) that Hurricane Laura and Hurricane Delta caused extreme damage to the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office Prison and  Maintenance Building roofs. The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office will be issuing quote requests for the repair and replacement of roofing for both buildings. Quote requests will be due on Thursday October 22, 2020 at 10:00 A.M. CST. Normal bonding and insurance will be mandatory.

Sheriff Tony Mancuso

 

Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office

Prison Roof Quote Request

QUOTE REQUEST

Individual Requesting Quote: Scott Cupicciotti Quote Due Date& Time: Friday 10/16/2020 10:00AM                                              Date of Request: Tuesday 10/13/2020 Department:Corrections Phone Number: 904-445-9646


Project Name: CPSO- Prison Roof R&R ProjectDirector: Scott Cupicciotti Project Start Date: TBDProject Completion Date: TBD Grant Name & #:N/A

All responses to this quote solicitation must be completed using this form and must be transmitted using one of the three delivery options below:

(1)  Email: nory@cpso.com

(2) Physical Delivery: Accounting – 5716 Broad St. Lake Charles, LA 70615

ALL OTHER TRANSMISSIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED OR HONORED.

 

The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office is requesting detailed, itemized, written quotes for the following scope of work/project:

Scope of work/Project Description: See attached scope and specification.

 

 

 

 

Specific insurance [X ] will be required [ ] will not be required for the completion of the scope of work/project above. If specific insurance will be required, please see attached insurance requirements.

A separate contract [X ] will be required [ ] will not be required prior to completion of the scope of work/project above.  If separate contract is not required, this quote request will become the contract.

 

Any public works contract (as defined by LA R.S. 38:2211(12)) which is greater than $25,000 requires a 100% payment and performance bond. Any quotes greater than or equal to the following shall be delivered in a sealed envelope to Purchasing with an applicable Louisiana Contractor's License number printed on the outside of the envelope: $50,000 for public works; $10,000 for electrical and mechanical; and $1 for hazardous materials.

 

Vendor’s  Price  Quote  Excluding Taxes: $If requested, the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office will provide a tax-exempt certificate. Quotes must be inclusive of all costs (material, labor, installation, FOB destination, freight prepaid & allowed, any rentals, fees if required, etc).

Quote effective from: to Quote submitted by: 

Company Name

 

Company Phone Number:Fax Number: 

 

 

Signature of Person Submitting QuoteName Printed

 

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SECTION 01010

 

SUMMARY OF WORK

 

PART 1 GENERAL

 

1.01 SUMMARY
 
A. Project Summary:
Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Complex
5310 Broad St
Lake Charles, LA 70615
 

Cell Building

1. Remove modified gravel roof, lightweight concrete and sheet metal items down to the metal pan.
2. Remove existing 26 ga. galvanized pan.
3. Provide new 22 ga. galvanized B deck and secure to bar joist with using the applicable design codes, namely IBC 2015 and ASCE 7-10. Fasten with #12-24 Tek Screws fastened at a 36-7 pattern are sufficient for all locations of the roof.
4. Provide and install new roof hatch to match existing. Ensure base flashing height is a minimum of 8” above finished roof height.
5. Provide new wood blocking fastened according to FM 1-49 Loss Prevention Data Sheet.
6. Mechanically attach 2.0” Polyisocyanurate (Iso) insulation, 2.5” Polyisocyanurate Insulation,  1/4” tapered Iso Insulation, 1/2” tapered Iso crickets and ½” gypsum board utilizing #14 HD fasteners and 3” plates. Fastening pattern shall be 24 fasteners per 4x8 board in Zone 1 and Zone 2 and 36 fasteners per 4x8 board in Zone 3. Slope to internal drains. Insulation to be provided by Modified Bitumen Manufacturer.
7. Heat fuse one ply of a Type III, SBS modified base sheet (HPR Torch Base by The Garland Company, Inc.) across the entire roof area in shingle fashion starting at the low points (drains).
8. Fabricate and install new 24ga stainless steel gravity vents, 24ga stainless steel pitch pans with hoods, and 4lb lead flashings at soil stacks and new drains.
9. Prime all metal flanges and set in a liberal bed of elastomeric sealant.
10. Strip in flanges with the specified SBS base sheet.
11. At all curb type penetrations, apply a SBS fire related self-adhered membrane and secure with termination bar.
12. Across the entire roof area and curb type penetrations, cold applied at a rate of  3 gallons per Square (Greenlock membrane adhesive) Type III, SBS Mineral Surfaced modified cap sheet(Optimax FR Mineral). Immediately broadcast granules into bleed out.
13. Apply one layer of a  mineral surfaced cap sheet in flashing adhesive up wall and secure with termination bar.
14. Provide and install new ANSI SPRI ES-1 metal edge assembly(Rmer Force by The Garland Company, Inc.)
15. Apply two coats of a non-fibered aluminum coating (Garlabrite by The Garland Company, Inc.) across the entire roof area and flashings.
16. All roof top equipment shall be secured to the curbs with stainless wires or straps.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NOTE: 

-  Basis of Design: The Garland Company, Inc. (225) 266-5179.

- Contractor shall provide a FM Global Rated and Tested Assembly that meets or exceeds the required pressures. 

- Metal Edge shall also meet or exceed ANSI/SPRI ES-1 requirement for pressures.

- Issue Owner 40-year edge to edge warranty with special wind rider for damage up to 130mph wind speed. Warranty shall include deck, insulation and metal edge assembly.

*ASCE 7 wind uplift calculations shall be stamped by a licensed Engineer in the State of Louisiana.

- Manufacturer shall provide progress inspections a minimum of three day a week. The inspections shall be documented in writing along with progress photos ensuring the SOW is being followed. -Written reports shall be turned in by the end of the business day on Fridays.

Successful bidder shall provide sample warranty with wind rider, a letter from the manufacturer that they are an authorized applicator and current printed details for all penetrations and walls prior to beginning work.

 

Maintenance Building

1. Removed built up roof, lightweight concrete and related sheet metal items down to the concrete deck.
2. Provide new wood blocking fastened according to FM 1-49 Loss Prevention Data Sheet.
3. Prime concrete deck with quick dry primer and allow to dry.
4. Across entire roof are install one ply vapor barrier.
5. Provide and install 2.5” Polyisocyanurate (Iso) insulation, and ¼” tapered Iso insulation.
6. Provide and install ½” gypsum board to the tapered Iso insulation.
7. All insulation boards shall be set in ribbons of adhesive. Ribbons shall be 4” o.c. in Zones 1, Zone 2, and Zone 3. Zone width is 8’.
8. Heat fuse one ply of a Type III, SBS modified base sheet (HPR Torch Base by The Garland Company, Inc.) across the entire roof area in shingle fashion starting at the low points (drains).
9. Fabricate and install new 24ga stainless steel gravity vents, 24ga stainless steel pitch pans with hoods, and 4lb lead flashings at soil stacks and new drains.
10. Prime all metal flanges and set in a liberal bed of elastomeric sealant.
11. Strip in flanges with the specified SBS base sheet.
12. At all curb type penetrations, apply a SBS fire related self-adhered membrane and secure with termination bar.
13. Across the entire roof area and curb type penetrations, cold applied at a rate of  3 gallons per Square (Greenlock membrane adhesive) Type III, SBS Mineral Surfaced modified cap sheet(Optimax FR Mineral)Immediately broadcast granules into bleed out.
14. Apply one layer of a SBS mineral surfaced cap sheet in flashing adhesive up wall and secure with termination bar.
15. Provide and install new ANSI SPRI ES-1 metal edge assembly (Rmer Force by The Garland Company, Inc.)
16. Apply two coats of a non-fibered aluminum coating (Garlabrite by The Garland Company, Inc.) across the entire roof area and flashings.
17. All roof top equipment shall be secured to the curbs with stainless wires or straps.
18. Contractor shall include the disconnection of existing chill water lines prior to beginning work.

 

 

 

 

 

NOTE: 

-  Basis of Design: The Garland Company, Inc. (225) 266-5179.

- Contractor shall provide a FM Global Rated and Tested Assembly that meets or exceeds the required pressures. 

- Metal Edge shall also meet or exceed ANSI/SPRI ES-1 requirement for pressures.

Issue Owner 40-year edge to edge warranty with special wind rider for damage up to 130mph wind speed. Warranty shall include deck, insulation and metal edge assembly.

*ASCE 7 wind uplift calculations shall be stamped by a licensed Engineer in the State of Louisiana.

Manufacturer shall provide progress inspections a minimum of three day a week. The inspections shall be documented in writing along with progress photos ensuring the SOW is being followed. -Written reports shall be turned in by the end of the business day on Fridays.

Successful bidder shall provide sample warranty with wind rider, a letter from the manufacturer that they are an authorized applicator and current printed details for all penetrations and walls prior to beginning work.

 

C.Particular project requirements:

 
1. Existing site conditions and restrictions: The building will be occupied at the time of construction and care must be taken not to disturb normal operations of the occupants. 
 
D.Permits: Apply for, obtain, and pay for permits required to perform the work. Submit copies to Owner.
 
E.Codes: Comply with applicable codes and regulations of authorities having jurisdiction.  Submit copies of inspection reports, notices and similar communications to Owner.
 
F. Dimensions: Contractor is responsible to field verify dimensions and penetrations.
 
G.Existing Conditions: Notify Owner of existing conditions differing from those indicated on the drawings.  Do not remove or alter structural components without prior written approval.
 
H.Definition for terms used in the Specifications:
 
2. Provide: Furnish and install, complete with all necessary accessories, ready for intended use.  Pay for all related costs.
3. Approved: Acceptance of item submitted for approval.  Not a limitation or release for compliance with the Contract Documents or regulatory requirements.  Refer to limitations of “Approved” in General and Supplementary Conditions.
4. Match Existing: Match existing as acceptable to the Owner.
5. Intent: Drawings and Specifications are intended to provide the basis for proper completion of the work suitable for the intended use of the Owner.  Anything not expressly set forth, but which is reasonable implied or necessary for proper performance of the project shall be included.
6. Writing Style: Specifications are written in the imperative mode.  Except where specifically intended otherwise, the subject of all imperative statements is the Contractor.  For example, “Provide tile” means Contractor shall provide tile.

 

PART 2 - PRODUCTS - Not applicable to this Section.

 

PART 3 - EXECUTION - Not applicable to this Section.

 

END OF SECTION

 

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Public Notice Extreme Emergency Repairs

Public Notice Extreme Emergency

October 11, 2020

 

This is to inform the public that the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office has declared under R.S. 38:2211 (A)(5)(b) that Hurricane Delta, created extreme emergency threat for Calcasieu Parish. The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office will be making purchases, repairs, debris removal and paying overtime starting October 6, 2020 thru the duration of the emergency event under this ruling. This is published in the official journal in accordance with R.S. 38:2212 (P).

 

Sheriff Tony Mancuso

 

Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office

CPSO ARRESTS WOMAN FOR AGGRAVATED 2ND DEGREE BATTERY

Lake Charles, LA –

 

On October 10 at approximately 4:00 p.m. Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies were dispatched to a residence off Highway 101 in Bell City in reference to a shooting. 

           

When deputies arrived they observed the victim to be suffering from what appeared to be multiple gunshot wounds.  After further investigation deputies learned the victim’s girlfriend, Angela S. Leonard, 57, Bell City, was responsible for the shooting.    

           

Leonard was located outside near the residence where the shooting occurred; she was arrested and transported to the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office to speak with detectives.  When detectives spoke with Leonard she admitted to shooting the victim.  She was booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center and charged with aggravated 2nd degree battery.  Judge Ron Ware set her bond at $30,000.   

           

The victim was transported to a local hospital, where he remains in serious condition.  

 

CPSO Detective Casey Lafargue is the lead investigator on this case.  

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CPSO INVESTIGATES TRAFFIC FATALITY IN LAKE CHARLES

Lake Charles –

 

On September 30 at approximately 3:30 p.m., the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office responded to a single-vehicle crash near the intersection of W. Prien Lake Road and Essex Street in Lake Charles.      

   

The initial investigation revealed a bucket truck was traveling westbound on W. Prien Lake Road when it went off the roadway for unknown reasons.  The truck then rolled over and caught on fire.  The driver of the truck, Leandre A. Goree, 29, Arizona, was airlifted to a hospital out of town and on Saturday, October 2 he succumbed to his injuries sustained in the accident.

 

The cause of the accident is unknown at this time and the investigation is still continuing.  As mandated by state law, toxicology testing was performed. 

 

CPSO Lt. Bryan Guth is the lead investigator of this accident.

CPSO DEPUTY TERMINATED AFTER REFUSING TO COOPERATE WITH IA INVESTIGATION

Lake Charles –

 

Last night at approximately 9:30 p.m. Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested CPSO Deputy Melissa Romero for DWI 1st refusal after an investigation into a single vehicle crash involving a marked CPSO unit, near the intersection of E. Burton Street and Goodley Road in Sulphur.

 

Melissa worked as a Corporal on Patrol and had been with the department for approximately 14 years before being terminated by Sheriff Tony Mancuso today after refusing to cooperate in the Internal Affairs investigation.

CCC INMATE DECEASED IN JAIL

Lake Charles, LA –

 

 Last night at approximately 6:30 p.m. an inmate at the Calcasieu Correctional Center, Ray A. Lawrence, Jr., 47, Lake Charles, was found unresponsive in his single-man cell.  Deputies immediately attempted to revive Lawrence, but he was later pronounced dead by emergency medical personnel. 

           

The Calcasieu Coroner will determine cause of death, but foul play is not suspected.  

CPSO ARRESTS MAN FOR FAILURE TO REGISTER AS A SEX OFFENDER

Lake Charles –

 

On September 29 at approximately 8:00 p.m., a Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office deputy initiated a stop on a car near the intersection of Highway 14 and Prien Lake Road in Lake Charles for a traffic violation. 

 

When the deputy made contact with the driver, registered sex offender Jason D. Bryant, 20, 2530 Dewey Street, Lake Charles, it was learned he was driving a vehicle that had not been registered with law enforcement, making him in violation of his sex offender registration requirements. 

 

Bryant was arrested and booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center and charged with failure to register as a sex offender; along with a traffic citation.  Judge Robert Wyatt set his bond at $2,600. 

 

Bryant was convicted of carnal knowledge of a juvenile in February 2020 in Calcasieu Parish.

 

CPSO Sr. Cpl. Thomas Poore was the arresting deputy on this case.

CPSO SEARCHING FOR SUSPECTS INVOLVED IN HIT & RUN

Lake Charles –

 

The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office is investigating a hit and run that occurred on Monday, September 19 at approximately 8:00 a.m. at a convenience store on Highway 12 in Starks. 

 

During the initial investigation detectives learned a car pulled into a parking spot and continued driving, hitting the building.  It was learned the driver and passenger then entered the store and spoke with an employee who advised them to wait for the owner to arrive.  The suspects then exited the store and fled the scene in the car. 

 

The car is described as a gold or tan Lincoln Town Car.  Detectives also received information in reference to the suspects possibly living in the DeRidder area. 

 

 Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office detectives attempted to identify the suspects but have been unsuccessful and are asking anyone who can identify the car or the men seen in these photographs to contact the lead investigators, Lt. Bryan Guth or Sr. Cpl. Casey Steech at 491-3846 and reference complaint number 20-134889.


CPSO ARRESTS MAN FOR CARNAL KNOWLEDGE OF A JUVENILE & COMPUTER AIDED SOLICITATION

Lake Charles –

 

On September 26, Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies were dispatched to a residence in Iowa in reference to a suspicious vehicle.  When deputies arrived they located Phillip J. Guidry, 35, Larose, Louisiana, at the residence.  While deputies were speaking with Guidry they learned he was at the home to meet a 16 year old boy, who lived at the residence.     

           

When detectives arrived they spoke with the boy who advised he had sexual intercourse with Guidry.  When detectives spoke with Guidry he stated he contacted the boy through the internet prior to them meeting.  Guidry also confirmed they had sexual intercourse. 

 

Guidry was arrested and booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center and charged with felony carnal knowledge of a juvenile; and computer aided solicitation of a minor.  Judge Michael Canaday set his bond at $400,000.

 

CPSO Cpl. Rodney Daigle, Jr., is the arresting deputy on this case.  Detective Jacob Dore is the lead investigator on this case.

CPSO SEARCHING FOR DRIVER OF TRUCK INVOLVED IN HIT & RUN

Lake Charles –

 

The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office is investigating a hit and run that occurred on Thursday, September 17 at approximately 2:30 p.m. at a home improvement store on E. Prien Lake Road in Lake Charles.

 

During the initial investigation, detectives learned a truck hauling a trailer was pulling into a parking spot and as the driver pulled forward the trailer hit the side of the victim’s truck, causing damage. The truck is described as a 1999-2002 Chevrolet extended cab truck, dark green or gray in color, with double step running boards. The truck also has aftermarket rims along with a black toolbox in the bed. The truck was pulling a single axle utility trailer with a folding tailgate. The passenger side tail lights on the trailer will be busted.

 

CPSO is asking anyone who can identify the truck seen in these photographs, or anyone with information about this case, to contact the lead investigators, Lt. Bryan Guth or Sr. Cpl. Casey Steech at 491-3846 and reference complaint number 20-137490.


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CPSO SEARCHING FOR ARMED ROBBERY SUSPECT

Lake Charles –

 

Earlier this morning at approximately 8:30 a.m. Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies were dispatched to a home on Loftin Road in Lake Charles in reference to an armed robbery. 

 

During the preliminary investigation detectives were advised by the victim that she observed an unknown man near her generator and when she opened the door to confront the suspect he ran towards her.  The victim stated she attempted to shut the door but the suspect was able to force his way inside.  Once inside the residence the suspect used a cable to choke the victim, stole her purse then fled the scene on foot.

 

The suspect is described as a white male, approximately 6’ tall, with a slim build and “scruffy” face.  He was last seen headed north towards River Road wearing leather work gloves, a gray shirt and khaki shorts.   

 

If anyone has any information regarding this robbery, please call the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office at 491-3605 or Crimestoppers at 439-2222.

 

CPSO Detective Travis Lavergne is the lead investigator on this case.

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CPSO INVESTIGATING HOMICIDE IN MOSS BLUFF

Lake Charles, LA –

 

 Yesterday evening around 5:00 p.m., Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies were dispatched to a residence on Erble Lane in Moss Bluff in reference to a shooting.  When deputies arrived they located the victim, Andrew Lafleur, III, 39, Moss Bluff, deceased from an apparent gunshot wound. 

 

During further investigation, it was learned an 11 year old family member was responsible for the shooting.  He was arrested and booked into the Juvenile Detention Center and charged with 2nd degree murder.      

 

The investigation is continuing and there is no further information available at this time.  CPSO Detective Casey Lafargue is the lead investigator on this case.  

CALCASIEU PARISH SHERIFF ISSUES STATEMENT

Lake Charles –

 

 ”Unfortunately earlier this morning I tested positive for COVID-19,” stated Calcasieu Parish Sheriff Tony Mancuso.  ”Although I tested positive I want the citizens of Calcasieu Parish to know I am dedicated to the recovery of our community. I will be continually working and quarantining in my office, away from everyone. Although I will not be able to attend any face to face meetings my Chief Deputy Stitch Guillory will be representing CPSO in my absence, and I will still be available for interviews and meetings through video or phone conferencing.” Sheriff Mancuso continued, ”I also want to take this time to remind our community that this virus is still affecting people and we need to continue to take precautions to prevent COVID-19.”  

CPSO CHARGES DOUBLE HOMICIDE SUSPECT

Lake Charles, LA –

 

On August 29 at approximately 7:00 a.m. Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office detectives were dispatched to a home on Thompson Avenue in Iowa in reference to Joan O’Brien, 73, and Zoren O’Brien, 81 deceased inside their home. 

 

During the investigation detectives learned Scot M. Kidd, 36, Kinder, a longtime acquaintance of the victims, was possibly responsible for the murders.  He was arrested the following day, August 30, on unrelated charges in Eunice and was transported to the Calcasieu Correctional Center, where he is still being held. 

           

Earlier today, after further investigation detectives issued a warrant signed by Judge David Ritchie for Kidd to be held with no bond for 2 counts of 1st degree murder. 

 

Other assisting agencies were the Jeff Davis Parish Sheriff’s Office, Iowa Police Department, and the Louisiana State Police.  The Calcasieu Coroner will determine cause of death.

           

Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office Detective Travis Mier is the lead investigator on this case. 

SHERIFF MANCUSO WARNS CITIZENS OF ROOFING SCAM IN AREA

Lake Charles, LA –

 

Sheriff Tony Mancuso is warning the community of a roofing scam that has been reported in our area.  We have received a few complaints in reference to a roofing contractor contacting citizens and advising them to make an initial payment over the phone.  This is a scam!

 

“Due to the damages caused by Hurricane Laura we will likely see an influx of clean up and repair scams reported in our area.  This is a trying time for our community, and unfortunately during times of disaster and need there are individuals that will prey on the vulnerable,” stated Calcasieu Parish Sheriff Tony Mancuso.

Here are some tips to help you possibly avoid being scammed:

·         Do your research.  Ask for identification along with proof of insurance, along with several references.  Ask people you trust for recommendations on companies they have used in the past. 

·         Get more than one estimate.  Get the estimates in writing and make sure they are detailed about exactly what work will be included.

·          NEVER pay in full or make a final payment prior to work being completed. 

 

 If anyone believes they may have been victimized by a scammer, please contact the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office at 491-3605.

CPSO INVESTIGATING DOUBLE HOMICIDE IN IOWA

Lake Charles, LA –

 

Earlier this morning at approximately 7:00 a.m. Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office detectives were dispatched to a home on Thompson Avenue in Iowa in reference to two deceased people inside the home.   

 

After further investigation detectives spoke with the complainant who stated they found their family members, Joan O’Brien, 73, and Zoren O’Brien, 81, deceased inside their home. 

 

The investigation is in the preliminary stages and there is no further information available at this time, but this case appears to be a double homicide. 

 

The Calcasieu Coroner will determine cause of death.

           

If anyone has any information related to this incident they are asked to call the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office at 491-3605.    

CALCASIEU PARISH SHERIFF’S OFFICE HURRICANE LAURA UPDATE

Lake Charles –

 

Earlier this morning the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office began evacuating all prisoners, over 900, due to the threat of Hurricane Laura. The prisoners will be housed in various facilities throughout the state and will be brought back as soon as conditions are safe.

 

Also, effective immediately the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s administrative office, tax office, and departments with non-essential personnel will be closed. However, all emergency divisions including patrol, will continue to be operational. The CPSO high water and rescue teams will be available to help anyone who finds themselves in an emergency situation, trapped in their home and needs help evacuating, or has any other weather-related issues. Please call 911 or the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office at (337) 491-3700 if you have an emergency.

 

Sheriff Tony Mancuso stated, “Looting and destruction of property during this disaster will not be tolerated. The jail will remain operational for anyone who commits a major crime, as well as, anyone destroying property or looting in Calcasieu Parish.” He continued, “We will also activate a dusk to dawn curfew starting tomorrow evening. The Sheriff’s Office will be increasing manpower on patrol and will do everything we can to keep you and your property safe, but at some point it will be too hazardous for deputies to respond and for that time frame you need to ensure your own personal safety if you choose to stay.”

 

Starting tomorrow, Wednesday, August 26 at 6:00 a.m. CPSO will have a call center that will be manned 24/7 for non-emergency concerns or issues. The numbers to call are (337) 491-8068 and (337) 491-3685. Please only call these phone lines if you need hurricane-related information. If you have an emergency or need assistance, please call 911.

 

Follow CPSO on Twitter @CalcasieuSO or on Facebook for continued updates and information on Hurricane Laura.

CCC INMATE DECEASED IN JAIL

Lake Charles, LA –

 

Last night Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office detectives were dispatched to the Calcasieu Correctional Center in reference to a deceased inmate, Santana N. Lebine, 34, Lake Charles. 

 

During the initial investigation it was learned at approximately 7:30 p.m. other inmates sharing a cell with Lebine found her unresponsive, at which time they notified correctional deputies.  Deputies attempted to revive Lebine, but she was later pronounced dead by medical personnel. 

 

The Calcasieu Coroner will determine cause of death, but foul play is not suspected.  

SHERIFF MANCUSO URGES CITIZENS TO BE PREPARED FOR HURRICANE THREAT

Lake Charles –

 

            Calcasieu Parish Sheriff Tony Mancuso wants to warn the citizens that a hurricane threat is increasing for the southwest region of Louisiana.   While all of the details about this threat are evolving, he urges everyone to be prepared for hurricane-force winds by Wednesday evening with possible rainfall totals anywhere from 5-15” which would result in significant flooding.

            “All of the local law enforcement agencies, as well as Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Preparedness, in Calcasieu have been in contact with each other and we are all on the same page,” says Sheriff Mancuso.  “Our main concern for all of us is the safety of our citizens.”

            The Sheriff’s Office has all of their high water resources deployed on both sides of the parish.  “We are prepared for a worst case scenario but hoping for a best case scenario,” says Sheriff Mancuso. 

            Mancuso urges all citizens to make hurricane preparedness a priority. Awareness and preparedness are the keys to securing the safety and well-being of your family and property,” cautioned Sheriff Mancuso.

            Here are some tips to be prepared:

BEFORE A HURRICANE

·         Plan an evacuation route. 

·         Have disaster supplies on hand (flashlights and extra batteries; first aid kit and manual; battery-operated radio and extra batteries; emergency food and water; non electric can openers; essential   medicines; cash; credit cards and sturdy shoes).

·         Make arrangements for pets.

·         Ensure that family members know how to respond after a hurricane.

·         Teach children how and when to call 9-1-1, police or fire department.

·         Protect windows.

·         Trim back dead or weak branches from trees.

·         Develop an emergency communication plan so that family members can reunite if separated.

DURING A HURRICANE WARNING

·         Listen constantly to a battery-operated radio or television for official instructions.

·         If in a mobile home, check tie downs and evacuate immediately.

·         Store valuables and personal papers in a waterproof container on the highest level of your home.

·         Avoid elevators.

IF AT HOME:

·         Stay inside. Keep away from windows or glass doors.

·         Keep a supply of flashlights and extra batteries handy.  Avoid open flames such as candles.

·         If power is lost, turn off major appliances to reduce power “surge” when electricity is restored.

IF YOU MUST EVACUATE:

·         Leave as soon as possible.  Avoid flooded roads and bridges.

·         Unplug appliances and turn off the main water valve.

·         Tell someone out of the storm area where you are going.

·         Elevate furniture to protect it from flooding, if time permits.

·         Bring preassembled emergency supplies.

·         Take blankets and sleeping bags to shelter.

·         Lock up home and leave.

 

Concludes Sheriff Mancuso, “While we can’t stop the forces of a hurricane, we can take steps to limit our vulnerability to their destructive nature.  Now is the time to devise an emergency preparedness plan for you and your family.  Our goal is to help keep you safe.  The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office is prepared.  Are you?”

CPSO ARRESTS 2 FOR SIMPLE BURGLARY

Lake Charles, LA –

           

On August 20 Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office detectives received a complaint from a local business on Highway 1256 in Sulphur in reference to two suspects attempting to gain access into the coin machines earlier that morning.

 

During the initial investigation detectives observed the two suspects on surveillance video at approximately 1:00 a.m. using a hammer and bat to open the coin machines.  Detectives also learned the suspects left the business and traveled to a nearby convenience store, where they were also seen on surveillance footage. 

 

Later the same day detectives received information that the suspects, later identified as Johnathan L Willis, 26, 612 W. Brimstone #3, Sulphur, and Jacob B. Lafleur, 18, 784 Long Drive, Lake Charles, returned to the convenience store, wearing the same clothes they were observed in during the burglary.  Detectives arrived at the store at which time Willis and Lafleur were arrested and booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center.  They are charged with simple burglary; and criminal damage to coin operated machines.  Their bonds are still pending. 

 

CPSO Detective Randall Gibbons is the lead investigator on this case.  


CPSO ARRESTS JUVENILE & ISSUES WARRANT FOR MAN RESPONSIBLE FOR VEHICLE BURGLARIES

Lake Charles, LA –

 

The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office Vehicle Crimes Investigation Unit (VCIU) is working several cases of vehicle burglaries that occurred between Monday, August 10, and Wednesday, August 12 in the areas near Smith Road, Power Center Parkway, and River Road, all in Lake Charles.  During the initial investigations, detectives obtained video surveillance from the areas where the burglaries occurred and observed two unknown suspects checking door handles and entering unlocked vehicles. Detectives also learned the suspects stole two vehicles, one of which is being investigated by the Lake Charles Police Department.

 

After further investigation and releasing photographs to the public detectives were able to identify the suspects as a 17 year old male and Justin L. Malbrough, 18, 2041 11th Street, Lake Charles.  On August 17 detectives located the juvenile at his residence where he was arrested and booked into the Juvenile Detention Center.  Detectives also attempted to locate Malbrough but were unsuccessful.  Later the same day detective issued warrants for his arrest in the amount of $296,000 signed by Judge Michael Canaday. 

 

They are both charged with 10 counts of simple burglary; 4 counts of theft of a firearm; 4 counts of theft less than $1,000; 2 counts of theft from $1,000 to $5,000; and theft of a motor vehicle.    

 

The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office is asking the public for assistance in locating Malbrough; if anyone knows his whereabouts, please call the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office at 491-3605.

 

CPSO VCIU Detective Hollan Dyer is the lead investigator on these cases. 

CPSO ISSUE WARRANT FOR MAN FOR RAPE & LATER LOCATE IN TEXAS

Lake Charles, LA –

 

On August 16 Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office detectives received a complaint in reference to Patrick R. Sanner, 52, Sulphur, raping a juvenile under the age of 13. 

           

Later the same day after further investigation, detectives issued a warrant for Sanner’s arrest in the amount of $2 million signed by Judge Clayton Davis.  After detectives learned Sanner threatened to evade arrest by traveling to Mexico detectives requested assistance from federal agencies, and he was located the following day in Texas near the Mexican border. 

           

Sanner was arrested and booked into the Cameron County Jail in Brownsville, where he is awaiting an extradition hearing.  He is charged with 1st degree rape; and sexual battery.     

 

CPSO Detective Jacob Dore is the lead investigator on this case.               

CPSO ARRESTS MAN FOR 2 COUNTS OF FAILURE TO REGISTER AS A SEX OFFENDER

Lake Charles–

 

On August 17 the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office Sex Offender Unit issued a warrant signed by Michael Canaday for the arrest of convicted sex offender Ralph L. Francis, 39, 3606 W. Roosevelt Street, Lake Charles, after detectives learned he was in violation of his sex offender requirements on two separate occasions.  The initial investigation revealed Francis failed to report to the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office for his mandatory quarterly registration in June.  During further investigation detectives also verified Francis had been driving a small SUV and had not registered the vehicle with law enforcement.   

 

Later the same day Francis was located at his residence and arrested and booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center and charged with 2 counts of failure to register as a sex offender.  His bond is set at $50,000.    

 

Francis was convicted of indecent behavior with a juvenile in 2000 along with sexual battery in 2003; both in Calcasieu Parish.

           

CPSO Sgt. Lisa Trahan is the lead investigator on this case.

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CCC INMATE DECEASED IN JAIL

Lake Charles, LA –

 

Last night at approximately 6:30 p.m. an inmate at the Calcasieu Correctional Center, Dynell A. Dise, 26, Westlake, was found unresponsive in his single-man cell during a head count.  Deputies immediately attempted to revive Dise, but he was later pronounced dead by emergency medical personnel. 

         

The Calcasieu Coroner will determine cause of death, but foul play is not suspected.  

CPSO ARRESTS MAN FOR FELONY SEXUAL BATTERY

Lake Charles, LA –

 

On August 15 Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office detectives received a complaint regarding Herbert J. Gauthier, 62, 5528 Collins Street, Lake Charles, having inappropriate sexual conduct with two boys, ages 17 and 15. 

           

During the initial investigation detectives spoke with Gauthier who confirmed the allegations against him.  He was arrested and booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center and charged with felony sexual battery; and indecent behavior with a juvenile.  Judge Michael Canaday set his bond at $500,000.

 

CPSO Detective Jacob Dore is the lead investigator on this case.

CPSO MAKES ARREST FOR UNDERAGE DWI & VEHICULAR NEGLIGENT INJURING AFTER CRASH

Lake Charles –

 

Last night at approximately 11:40 p.m. Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a call in reference to a single vehicle crash in the 800 block of Route 66 in DeQuincy.  The initial investigation revealed the truck was traveling at a high rate of speed when it left the roadway, striking several trees.  Two juvenile passengers in the truck were injured; one who suffered non-life threatening injuries was transported to a local hospital, and the other who suffered serious bodily injury was airlifted to a hospital out of town.  

 

When deputies spoke with the driver, Dylan M. LeJeune, 18, 1090 Highway 27, DeQuincy, he advised deputies he consumed multiple alcoholic beverages and took prescription medication that was not prescribed to him prior to driving the truck.  After LeJeune performed poorly on standard field sobriety testing he submitted to a blood draw for a toxicology report.  He was arrested and booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center and charged with underage DWI 1st; carless operation; 1st degree vehicular negligent injuring; and vehicular negligent injuring.  He was released today on a $5,500 bond set by Judge Clayton Davis.

               

The crash is still under investigation.

CPSO SEARCHING FOR IDENTITY OF MAN WHO USED A STOLEN CREDIT CARD

Lake Charles –

 

 On May 28 Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office deputies were dispatched in reference to a theft.  When deputies spoke with the complainant they were advised his credit card, which had recently gone missing, had been used. 

 

During further investigation detectives learned the card was fraudulently used at several businesses in Lake Charles on May 26.  Detectives obtained surveillance photos from one of the stores showing an unknown man using the card.  Detectives attempted to identify the suspect but were unsuccessful.   

If anyone can identify the suspect seen in this photograph or recognize the car that was driven by the suspect please contact CPSO at 491-3605.

           

CPSO Detective Michelle Fontenot is the lead investigator on this case. 


CPSO SEARCHING FOR IDENTITY OF VEHICLE BURGLARY & THEFT SUSPECTS

Lake Charles, LA –

 

The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office Vehicle Crimes Investigation Unit (VCIU) is currently working several cases of vehicle burglaries that occurred between Monday, August 10 and Wednesday, August 12 in the areas near Smith Road, Power Center Parkway, and River Road, all in Lake Charles.

 

During the initial investigations detectives obtained video surveillance from the areas where the burglaries occurred and observed two unknown suspects checking door handles and entering unlocked vehicles. Detectives also learned the suspects stole two vehicles, one of which is being investigated by the Lake Charles Police Department. Both stolen vehicles were later recovered. During further investigation detectives learned a total of 5 firearms were stolen during the burglaries.

 

The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office is asking for anyone with information regarding the vehicle burglaries or if you can identify the suspects seen in the photographs to call CPSO at 491-3605.

 

CPSO VCIU Detective Hollan Dyer is the lead investigator on these cases.


CPSO INVESTIGATING HOMICIDE IN LAKE CHARLES

Lake Charles, LA –

 

Last night around 10:30 p.m., the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to a residence on East Gauthier Road in Lake Charles in reference to a possible homicide.  When deputies arrived they located Marc A. Frazier, 37, Lake Charles, deceased inside his residence.  During the initial investigation it was learned there was another man inside the residence when Frazier was killed but he was able to escape the gunfire and went to a nearby residence to call for help. 

 

Detectives later learned Britney E. Pousson, 30, 2187 E. Gauthier Road lot# 574, Lake Charles, was responsible for the death of Frazier.  She was arrested and booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center and charged with 2nd degree murder; attempted 2nd degree murder; and home invasion.     

The investigation is in the preliminary stages and there is no further information available at this time.  The Calcasieu Coroner will determine cause of death.

           

CPSO Detective Michael Miller is the lead investigator on this case.  

CPSO ARRESTS ADDITIONAL SUSPECT IN DOUBLE HOMICIDE

 

Lake Charles, LA –

On July 29, 2020 the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office arrested Tori Lynette Broussard for First Degree Murder (2 counts) related to the homicides of Kyla Hidalgo and Kaleb Charlton.

The investigation is continuing and more information will be released once available.

 

Below you will find the details of the initial Press Release related to the July 15, 2020 homicides:

Earlier this morning at approximately 4:00 a.m. Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies were dispatched to a home at 2429 Duraso Drive in Westlake in reference to a shooting.  While deputies were enroute the complainant advised dispatch the suspect, Neil P. Broussard, 51, 931 N. Lyons Street, Lake Charles, who was a family acquaintance, kidnapped her 14 year old daughter and stole her car. 

When deputies arrived they found three victims inside the home with apparent gunshot wounds.  Two of the victims, Kyla Hidalgo, 17, and an unknown male were pronounced dead at the scene.  The third victim, Catherine R. Hidalgo, 40, Westlake, who was also the complainant, was transported to a local hospital. 

Once detectives arrived on scene they immediately issued a BOLO (“be on the lookout”) for Broussard and were in the process of obtaining an Amber Alert for the young girl.  A short time later, at approximately 7:00 a.m. the girl and the stolen car were located in Beauregard Parish by authorities. 

Detectives are still currently attempting to locate Broussard and have a warrant for his arrest for aggravated kidnapping; aggravated battery; and 2 counts of 1st degree murder.  He is considered armed and dangerous so please do not approach him.  If anyone sees Broussard or knows of his whereabouts, they are asked to call 911 or the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office at 491-3605.   

Broussard is a registered sex offender convicted of molestation of a juvenile in 2005 and 2 counts of molestation of a juvenile in 2011.  He also has an active warrant in the amount of $2 million for his arrest for 1st degree rape and molestation of a juvenile.  

The deceased male’s name will be released once verification of identify has been completed and next of kin has been notified.   Catherine Hidalgo is listed in critical condition. 

The investigation is ongoing.  CPSO Detective Travis Lavergne is the lead investigator on this case.

 

Press Release Update from July 27, 2020:

                                  Deputies along with officers from assisting agencies secured a perimeter in the Ragley area and                                      continued to search for Broussard all throughout the day yesterday.  They continued to search throughout the                            night and  in to today.

Detectives received a call at approximately 8:45 this morning after Broussard entered the Dollar General on Highway 171 to turn himself in.  Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies along with Beauregard Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies immediately arrived at the store within seconds and he was taken into custody without incident.

 

He is currently being booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center and charged with 2 counts of 1st degree murder; attempted 1st degree murder; and 2nd degree kidnapping.  Judge Sharon Wilson set his bond at $4 million. (These charges have been upgraded from what his charges were as of sending out the press release yesterday)

TWO JUVENILES ARRESTED FOR HOMICIDE

 

 

Lake Charles, LA -

On Friday, July 24 Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office Detectives arrested two juveniles for the Second Degree Murder of Anthony Bennett.  Bennett was located in the middle of the roadway with gunshot wounds on July 23 at approximately 11 p.m.  He was transported to a local hospital where he was later pronounced dead. 

The 16 year old was found in possession of a firearm that was reported stolen from a vehicle less than a mile from the crime scene one day prior to the homicide.
               The juveniles were initially located on Opelousas Street, near Calcasieu Avenue; however, they ran from deputies.  A short time later, deputies located both of them on I-10 westbound, near the Opelousas Street on-ramp.

 

The 16 year old was charged with Second Degree Murder and Illegal Possession of a Stolen Firearm; the 13 year old was charged with Second Degree Murder.  

CPSO SEARCHING FOR IDENTITY OF MAN RESPONSIBLE FOR VEHICLE BURGLARIES IN SULPHUR AND SOUTH LAKE CHARLES

 

 

Sulphur, LA –

On July 21 at approximately 5:00 a.m. Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies were dispatched to 4600 block of Hwy 27 S in Sulphur in reference to numerous vehicle burglaries. 

                When detectives arrived, they learned that approximately 9 vehicles had been burglarized.  During the initial investigation, it was also learned that a firearm was stolen along with electronic devices and personal items.

                While detectives were conducting the investigation in Sulphur, CPSO Patrol Deputies responded to an apartment complex in South Lake Charles.  Deputies spoke with several victims who had their vehicles burglarized.  When detectives arrived to the apartment complex, they learned an additional 2 firearms had been stolen along with electronic devices and personal items.

                Detectives reviewed the surveillance footage from both locations and learned that the same subject committed the burglaries in Sulphur and South Lake Charles.  The subject is possibly driving a silver 2005-2009 BMW X3 with black rims.  The subject was observed to be a black male dressed in all black and wearing a red and yellow scorpion beanie.

                Detectives are asking anyone who can identify the truck or subject seen in the photographs, or anyone with information about these burglaries, to call the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office at 491-3605.

 

                CPSO Vehicle Crimes Detective Hollan Dyer is the lead investigator on this case.


CPSO SEARCHING FOR IDENTITY OF MAN RESPONSIBLE FOR VEHICLE BURGLARIES IN LAKE CHARLES

 

 

Lake Charles, LA –

Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office is investigating several vehicle burglaries that occurred in Lake Charles on July 24 during the early morning hours.   

During the initial investigation, detectives learned that an unknown suspect stole catalytic converters off of several vehicles that were parked at 5005 Cobra Rd. in Lake Charles.  The suspect was seen leaving the scene in a small SUV.

Detectives are asking anyone who can identify the SUV or the subject seen in the photographs, or anyone with information about these burglaries, to contact Detective John Coffman at 337-425-3333 or 337-491-7992. 

 


CPSO WORKING A HOMICIDE IN LAKE CHARLES

Lake Charles –

 

Last night at approximately 11:00 p.m. the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office received a call in reference to a man in the roadway near the intersection of Opelousas Street and Ange Street in Lake Charles.

           

When deputies arrived they located, Anthony J. Bennett, 53, Lake Charles, lying in the middle of the roadway.  Deputies immediately rendered aid and Bennett was transported to a local hospital, where he was later pronounced dead. 

           

The death is being investigated as a homicide; however, it is in the very preliminary stages of the investigation.  The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office is asking anyone who may have information on this case to please call CPSO at 491-3605.             

           

CPSO Detective Michelle Robinson is the lead investigator on this case.

CPSO RELEASES DETAILS OF K9 KING’S MEMORIAL SERVICE

Lake Charles, LA –

 

On Tuesday, July 28 the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office will hold a memorial service in honor of CPSO K9 King.  It will began at approximately 7:50 a.m. with a procession leaving from Johnson Funeral Home, located at 4321 Lake Street in Lake Charles.  The procession will travel north down Lake Street to I-210 eastbound and exit onto Broad Street; it will then proceed east on Broad Street until it reaches the CPSO K9 Facility, located at 5400 E. Broad Street behind the Calcasieu Correctional Center.  Following the procession will be a memorial service beginning at approximately 8:00 a.m. for King with full honors, including 21-gun salute and TAPS. 

 

K9 King died in the line of duty Sunday, July 12.  The previous day King had completed a short track searching for a domestic violence suspect that fled the scene of a crime, when he suffered from complications due to heat exhaustion.   He was a 7 year old Belgian Malinois who worked for CPSO the last 4 years.  K9 King was cremated and his ashes will be kept by his handler, Sr. Cpl. Chris Duhon and his family.         

           

“Our K9s are like members of our family,” stated Calcasieu Sheriff Tony Mancuso. “We are still heartbroken over the death of K9 King.  When a member of our family dies, we all hurt.  I ask that you keep our deputies in your prayers at this time.”

 

Any outside law enforcement agency K9 that is interested in participating or attending the memorial service is asked to contact Sgt. Nathan McKee at nmckee@cpso.com. 

 

Due to maintaining social distancing guidelines and limited space at the K9 Facility, the public is asked to find a location along the route to stand if they wish to pay their respects to K9 King.  

CPSO ARRESTS TEXAS MAN FOR THEFT & PROPERTY DAMAGE

Lake Charles, LA –

 

On July 3 at approximately 6:30 a.m. Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies were dispatched to a business in the 5100 block of Maplewood Drive in Sulphur in reference to a theft.  During the initial investigation detectives observed video surveillance from the business and learned earlier that morning an unknown man had stolen a company truck and trailer containing two zero turn lawn mowers and a welding machine, along with numerous other lawn equipment tools, all totaling over $50,000.  Detectives were also advised by the complainant the suspect damaged the gate outside the business.   

           

After further investigation detectives, with the assistance from the CPSO Real Time Crime Center, learned Brock D. Galloway, 31, Livingston, Texas, was responsible for the property damage and theft and on July 8 detectives obtained a warrant for his arrest.  He was located on July 18 and arrested and booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center and charged with theft of a motor vehicle $5,000 to $25,000; theft over $25,000; and simple criminal property damage $1,000 to $50,000.  Judge Clayton Davis set his bond at $32,000.

           

When detectives spoke with Galloway he confirmed he was responsible for the theft.  Galloway also provided detectives with information that led to the recovery of some of the stolen items.   

           

Also assisting CPSO detectives with the recovery of the stolen items was the Texas City Police Department and the Polk County Sheriff’s Office. 

 

CPSO Detective James Rathke is the lead investigator on this case.  

CPSO SEARCHING FOR DOUBLE HOMICIDE AND KIDNAPPING SUSPECT

Lake Charles, LA –

 

 Earlier this morning at approximately 4:00 a.m. Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies were dispatched to a home at 2429 Duraso Drive in Westlake in reference to a shooting.  While deputies were enroute the complainant advised dispatch the suspect, Neil P. Broussard, 51, 931 N. Lyons Street, Lake Charles, who was a family acquaintance, kidnapped her 14 year old daughter and stole her car. 

 

 When deputies arrived they found three victims inside the home with apparent gunshot wounds.  Two of the victims, Kyla Hidalgo, 17, and Kaleb T. Charlton, 18, both of Westlake were pronounced dead at the scene.  The third victim, Catherine R. Hidalgo, 40, Westlake, who was also the complainant, was transported to a local hospital. 

 

Once detectives arrived on scene they immediately issued a BOLO (“be on the lookout”) for Broussard and were in the process of obtaining an Amber Alert for the young girl.  A short time later, at approximately 7:00 a.m. the girl and the stolen car were located in Beauregard Parish by authorities. 

 

Detectives are still currently attempting to locate Broussard and have a warrant for his arrest for aggravated kidnapping; aggravated battery; and 2 counts of 1st degree murder.  He is considered armed and dangerous so please do not approach him.  If anyone sees Broussard or knows of his whereabouts, they are asked to call 911 or the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office at 491-3605.   

 

Broussard is a registered sex offender convicted of molestation of a juvenile in 2005 and 2 counts of molestation of a juvenile in 2011.  He also has an active warrant in the amount of $2 million for his arrest for 1st degree rape and molestation of a juvenile.  

 

The deceased male’s name will be released once verification of identify has been completed and next of kin has been notified.   Catherine Hidalgo is listed in critical condition. 

 

The investigation is ongoing.  CPSO Detective Travis Lavergne is the lead investigator on this case. 


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CPSO INVITES PUBLIC COMMENT ON EQUIPMENT FUNDED THROUGH FEDERAL GRANT

Lake Charles –

 

Under the 2020 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program Local Formula Solicitation, the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office is proposing the procurement of approximately 390 Narcan overdose treatment kits.  This grant has an allocation of funding by the Bureau of Justice Assistance totaling $31,735. 

 

The application for federal assistance under this grant is due by August 19, 2020 and comments from the public regarding this grant proposal are encouraged.  All comments are to be directed to the attention of Lt. Jennifer Creel, Professional Standards, at (337) 431-8076 within 10 days of this posting.

CPSO SEARCHING FOR DRIVER RESPONSIBLE FOR HIT & RUN PEDESTRIAN FATALITY IN SULPHUR

Lake Charles, LA –

 

On May 1 at approximately 6:00 p.m. Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies were dispatched to the intersection of W. Houston River Road and Jeffrey Lane in Sulphur in reference to a hit and run.  When deputies arrived they learned a hay bale had fallen off a trailer, striking a pedestrian and causing serious injuries.

 

The victim, Ernest Domingue, 74, Sulphur, was transported to a local hospital and on June 7 she died from the injuries she sustained in the accident.    

           

The investigation revealed a truck pulling a trailer loaded with two round bales of hay, was traveling westbound on W. Houston River Road.  When the truck neared the intersection at Jeffrey Lane the load shifted and the hay bales, which were not properly secured, fell off the trailer.        

           

The truck is described as a black Dodge, four door, 3500 dually pickup truck pulling a tandem axle, 18 to 20 foot trailer.  The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office is asking anyone with information relating to this hit & run to call CPSO at 491-3605.

 

CPSO Sr. Cpl. Casey Steech is the lead investigator on this case.  

CPSO SEARCHING FOR ARMED ROBBERY SUSPECTS OF CONVENIENCE STORE IN SOUTH LAKE CHARLES

Lake Charles –

 

Earlier this morning at approximately 3:00 a.m. Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a call of an armed robbery of a convenience store in the 7600 block of Elliott Road in Lake Charles. 

 

The preliminary investigation revealed the suspect entered the store with a handgun and demanded money from the clerk.  The suspect stole an undisclosed amount of cash and fled the scene in a tan or gold colored Chevrolet Silverado.  Detectives have reason to believe there was another suspect waiting in the Silverado at the time the robbery occurred. 

           

If anyone has any information regarding this robbery or can identify the suspect or truck seen in the photographs, please contact the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office at 491-3605 or Crime Stoppers at 439-2222.

           

CPSO Detective Randall Gibbons is the lead investigator.


CPSO ARRESTS CONVICTED SEX OFFENDER FOR 3RD DEGREE RAPE

Lake Charles, LA –

 

Earlier this month Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office detectives received a complaint in reference to convicted sex offender Todd J. Lavergne, Sr., 50, Lake Charles.  When detectives spoke with the 15 year old victim she advised Lavergne had been raping her for approximately two years.  She stated the last incident occurred approximately a week ago. 

 

On July 9 after further investigation, Judge Clayton Davis signed a warrant for Lavergne in the amount of $2.5 million.  Lavergne, who was currently incarcerated at the Calcasieu Correctional Center on narcotics charges, was additionally charged with 3rd degree rape; and 2 counts of oral sexual battery.     

           

Lavergne was convicted of indecent behavior with a juvenile in 1994 in Calcasieu Parish.

 

CPSO Detective Jacob Dore is the lead investigator on this case.

CPSO ARRESTS MAN FOR KIDNAPPING & ATTEMPTED ROBBERY

Lake Charles, LA –

 

On July 1 at approximately 1:00 a.m. Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies were dispatched to a home in Iowa in reference to an attempted robbery.

           

When detectives arrived on scene they spoke with the victim who stated while he was staying at another residence, Tyrone D. Bartie, 46, 132 Reid Street, Lake Charles, knocked on the door and demanded money from him.  The victim advised detectives Bartie led him to believe he was armed and threatened his life, forcing him to get in Bartie’s car.  The victim then stated they drove to another location at which time Bartie picked up an unknown man.  Bartie then drove the victim to his residence and threatened to kill him if he did not get the money.  The victim stated he was able to go inside his home at which time another resident inside the home called law enforcement, and the suspects fled the scene.

           

Later the same day, after further investigation Judge Ron Ware signed a warrant in the amount of $120,000 for Bartie’s arrest.  On July 6 he was located, arrested and booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center and charged with 2nd degree kidnapping; and attempted 1st degree robbery. 

 

CPSO Detective Travis Mier is the lead investigator on this case.  

CCC INMATE FOUND HANGING IN JAIL

Lake Charles, LA –

 

Last night at approximately 10:30 p.m. an inmate at the Calcasieu Correctional Center, Braylan M. Daigle, 21, Lake Charles, was found hanging in his single-man cell.  Deputies immediately cut him down and attempted to perform lifesaving measures, but he was later pronounced dead by medical personnel. 

           

Cause of death is unknown at this time but foul play is not suspected.  The investigation is continuing.

CPSO ARRESTS MAN FOR ILLEGAL USE OF A WEAPON

Lake Charles, LA –

 

On June 29 at approximately 9:30 p.m. Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies were dispatched to Lake Caroline Drive in Lake Charles in reference to a disturbance involving several people. 

           

During the initial investigation deputies learned there was a large fight and multiple shots had been fired during the fight.  Deputies obtained a description of a car that was possibly involved.  A short time later deputies located the car and a traffic stop was conducted.  When they spoke with the driver Shane D. Richard, 32, 2514 Annetta Drive, Lake Charles, he advised deputies he fired multiple rounds in the air during the fight.  He also told deputies another unknown suspect fired shots during the fight.  

           

Richard was arrested and booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center and charged with illegal use of weapon or dangerous instrumentalities.  He was released the following day on a $5,000 bond set by Judge Ron Ware.

           

There were no injuries sustained from the gunfire.  The investigation is continuing and more arrests are possible.  

 

CPSO Detective Seth Abshire is the lead investigator on this case.  

CPSO ARRESTS MAN FOR FAILURE TO REGISTER AS A SEX OFFENDER

Lake Charles –

 

On July 1 at approximately 10:00 p.m., Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies were dispatched to the 900 block of Bilbo Street in Lake Charles in reference to suspicious circumstances. 

 

When deputies arrived they made contact with convicted registered sex offender, Tyrone Bradshaw, 53, Lake Charles, who was sleeping outside a local church.  While speaking with Bradshaw deputies learned he was no longer living at his last registered address on Canvasback Street in Lake Charles, and had failed to register a new address with law enforcement, making him in violation of his sex offender registration requirements. 

 

Bradshaw was arrested and booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center and charged with failure to register as a sex offender.  Judge Ron Ware set his bond at $2,000.  

               

Bradshaw was convicted of rape by force or fear in 1985 in California.  He was additionally convicted of failure to register as a sex offender in 2015.

 

CPSO Cpl. Jacob Williams was the arresting deputy on this case.

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Crime Stoppers CPSO 131

On June 14 the suspect seen in these photographs entered Dick's Sporting Goods located at 542 W. Prien Lake Road in Lake Charles.

 

The suspect stole a set of Callaway irons worth approximately $1,400.

 

If anyone has any information please call Crime Stoppers at 439-2222.  For Crime Stoppers I am Chief Deputy Stitch Guillory.

CPSO LOOKING FOR MAN RESPONSIBLE FOR SHOPLIFTING

Lake Charles, LA –

           

On June 15 Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies were dispatched to a store on West Prien Lake Road in Lake Charles in reference to shoplifting. 

           

Upon arrival deputies spoke with the complainant who stated an unknown man stole a set of Callaway Apex irons worth approximately $1,400.  Detectives viewed video surveillance and observed the suspect stealing the irons the previous day, Sunday, June 14 around noon. 

           

The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office is asking the public for assistance in identifying the man.  If anyone knows his identity, please call Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office lead Detective Charles Trosclair at 491-3605 or Crime Stoppers at 439-2222.            

CPSO ARRESTS MAN FOR BURGLARY & THEFT

Lake Charles, LA –

 

On June 15 Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies were dispatched to a mobile home park off Patton Street in Sulphur in reference to several complaints of residential burglaries that had occurred the previous night.  When deputies spoke with the complainant they were advised the suspect had stolen several items out of the homes and damaged the residences.  During the investigation detectives were able to identify the suspect as Jody P. Broussard, 34, 306 E. Miller Ave., Iowa.

           

Later the same day, after further investigation, Judge David Ritchie signed a warrant in the amount of $205,000 for Broussard’s arrest.  He was later located and arrested.  After a subsequent search of his truck and home detectives located numerous items that had been reported stolen from the residences on Patton Street.

           

Broussard was booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center and charged with 6 counts of simple burglary of an inhabited dwelling; 6 counts of simple criminal damage to property $1,000 to $50,000; 5 counts of theft less than $1,000; and theft from $1,000 to $5,000.  

 

CPSO Detective James Rathke is the lead investigator on this case.  

CPSO MAKE ADJUSTMENTS DUE TO RISE IN COVID-19

Lake Charles, LA –

 

Due to the recent rise in COVID-19 cases in our area the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office is making adjustments to some services currently offered.  CPSO offices are remaining fully staffed and ready to serve the public, but in an attempt to keep the public and deputies safe we are limiting the amount of public in the building at one time.  The following offices have minor changes.

           

-CPSO ID/Records Department:  Please call (337) 491-3642 to set up an appointment for fingerprints. 

           

-CPSO Bar Cards:  Please call (337) 491-7960 to set up an appointment for bar cards.  We are also asking you please print out the bar card application and have it filled out prior to your arrival in an attempt to limit the time you will be in the office.  You can find the application on our website at www.cpso.com under the Special Investigations tab.  

 

-All CPSO Law Enforcement Centers:  If you are needing assistance from a LEC please call and schedule an appointment. 

Bell City / Hayes LEC: (337) 491-7939

Carlyss LEC: (337) 491-3810

Central LEC: (337) 491-3626

DeQuincy LEC: (337) 494-4590

Iowa LEC: (337) 491-3629

Moss Bluff LEC: (337) 491-3627

South Lake Charles LEC: (337) 431-1331

Sulphur LEC: (337) 491-3625

Starks LEC: (337) 491-6659

Vinton LEC: (337) 494-4568

 

-CPSO Administration: To speak with Sheriff Tony Mancuso or Chief Stitch Guillory please call 491-3715 and they will attempt to handle your concerns over the phone, if possible.  Although Sheriff Mancuso believes in an open door policy we will not be taking walk-ins or issuing Honorary Commissions at this time to protect the health of the community and our department.  

 

The public is encouraged to conduct business over the phone or online if possible.  The public is required to wear a mask while conducting business at the Sheriff’s Office and will be subject to a health screening completed by a deputy upon arrival.  

 

There is no change at this time to visitation at the CCC or CSP; visitation will remain suspended until further notice.  

CPSO ARRESTS MAN FOR FAILURE TO REGISTER AS SEX OFFENDER

Lake Charles–

 

The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office Sex Offender Unit arrested convicted registered sex offender Tony Marcantel, 50, Shreveport, after it was learned he was living at a residence in Sulphur and failed to notify the proper authorities within three (3) days, as required by law for all registered sex offenders.  During the investigation detectives learned Marcantel, who is registered in Shreveport, had been living in Sulphur for several weeks. 

 

On June 19 Marcantel was located at the residence in Sulphur.  He was arrested and booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center and charged with failure to register as a sex offender.  Judge David Ritchie set his bond at $100,000.

 

Marcantel was convicted of molestation of a juvenile in 2002 in Calcasieu Parish.

           

CPSO Detective Cory Myers is the investigator on this case.

Crime Stoppers CPSO 130

On June 10 between 3:00 a.m. and 4 a.m. an unknown suspect burglarized the business of Landscape Management located at 5005 Cobra Road in Lake Charles.

 

The suspect shown in these photograph cut a hole into the warehouse wall to gain entry into the business.  The suspect stole over $20,000 worth of law equipment.

 

If anyone has any information please call Crime Stoppers at 439-2222.  For Crime Stoppers I am Chief Deputy Stitch Guillory.

CPSO DEPUTIES INVOLVED IN SHOOTING

Lake Charles –

 

Earlier today at approximately 11:00 a.m. Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies were dispatched to a residence on Highland Street in south Lake Charles in reference to serving an arrest warrant for domestic abuse and child endangerment. 

 

Upon arrival at the home deputies were able to secure the child, who was located inside, and move him to a safe area away from the residence.  Moments later, when deputies attempted to execute the warrant the suspect refused to comply with deputies commands.  The suspect charged at deputies with a machete at which time deputies shot the suspect.  He was pronounced dead on the scene. 

           

Sheriff Tony Mancuso has requested the Louisiana State Police conduct an investigation into the officer-involved shooting incident; all questions regarding the shooting should be deferred to them.

CPSO Crime Stoppers 129

CPSO Crime Stoppers 128

CPSO ARRESTS MAN FOR FAILURE TO REGISTER 2ND OFFENSE

Lake Charles –

 

On June 14 at approximately 10:00 p.m., a Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office deputy was dispatched to a residence on Wanda Lane in DeQuincy in reference to a suspicious vehicle driving slowly in the neighborhood.   

 

When the deputy arrived he made contact with the driver, registered sex offender Harold K. Ramuar, 56, 909 Tana Street, Sulphur.  Ramuar advised the deputy he had driven from Sulphur and was looking for a friend but was lost.  During the investigation it was learned the van Ramuar was driving had not been registered with law enforcement, making him in violation of his sex offender registration requirements. 

 

Ramuar was arrested and booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center and charged with failure to register as a sex offender 2nd offense.  Judge David Ritchie set his bond at $150,000. 

 

Ramuar was convicted of contributing to the delinquency of a juvenile by performing sexually immoral acts in 2009 in Calcasieu Parish; he was also convicted of failure to register as a sex offender in 2015 in Calcasieu Parish.  Ramuar was also arrested earlier this year in February and charged with failure to register as a sex offender 2nd offense. 

 

CPSO Sr. Cpl. Thomas Poore was the arresting deputy on this case.

CPSO ARRESTS 4 FOR VEHICLE BURGLARIES & 1 FOR POSSESSION OF A STOLEN FIREARM

Lake Charles, LA –

 

On June 5 the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office Vehicle Crimes Investigation Unit received multiple reports of burglaries of unlocked vehicles at an RV park on Highway 27 in Sulphur. 

           

During further investigation detectives viewed video surveillance in the area where the burglaries occurred and observed 4 suspects.  Detectives were also able to identify a car, belonging to Allison F. Vincent, 19, 2516 May Street, Westlake, that was used during the burglaries.  On June 10 detectives made contact with Vincent at her residence, and after a subsequent search of the home detectives located 8 firearms inside the home; one of which was reported stolen; along with illegal narcotics. 

           

During further investigation detectives learned Vincent, along with 3 other individuals at the home; Ray A. Mitchell, 18, Demetrius T. Miller, 20, both of Gramercy, LA, and a 17 year old juvenile, New Orleans, LA, were responsible for the vehicle burglaries at the RV park. 

           

They were all four arrested; Vincent, Mitchell and Miller were booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center and the juvenile was booked into the Juvenile Detention Center.  They are all charged with 2 counts of simple burglary; theft of a firearm; and illegal possession of a stolen firearm.  

 

Disean T. Ester, 20, 2465 Highway 397, Lake Charles, who was also in the home at the time the search warrant was executed, was arrested and booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center and charged with possession of a stolen firearm; illegal possession of a firearm by a convicted felon; and possession of marijuana. 

 

Judge Michael Canaday set Vincent, Mitchell and Miller’s bonds at $90,000 and Ester’s bond at $130,000.      

           

Detectives have reason to believe most, if not all of the firearms found in the residence have been stolen within the last several months, but are currently waiting for verification.  Detectives also learned Vincent, Mitchell, Miller, Ester, and the juvenile are responsible for other vehicle burglaries that occurred outside of Calcasieu Parish.  The investigation is ongoing and more charges are likely. 

 

CPSO VCIU Detective Tyler McKnight is the lead investigator on this case.  


CPSO SEARCHING FOR WOMAN RESPONSIBLE FOR EARLY MORNING SHOOTING

Lake Charles, LA –

 

Earlier this morning at approximately 3:30 a.m. Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies were dispatched to a residence on Eugene Lane in Lake Charles after receiving a call in reference to a shooting.  Upon arrival deputies located two victims inside the residence suffering from gunshot wounds. 

 

When detectives arrived they were advised by residents in the home that Kalley N. Murray, 23, 4109 Carlyss Drive, #57, Sulphur, was responsible for the shooting.  Detectives viewed video surveillance from the home and observed Murray, who is an acquaintance of one the residents, standing at the front of the home kicking the door.  Detectives then observed Murray shoot at the residence numerous times before leaving the scene.   

 

Detectives are attempting to locate Murray, who has an active warrant in the amount of $450,000 set by Judge David Ritchie for 2 counts of aggravated battery; 6 counts of aggravated criminal damage to property; and illegal use of a weapon during a crime of violence.  The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office is asking the public for assistance in locating her; if anyone knows her whereabouts, please call the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office at 491-3605.

           

The two victims, ages 10 and 28, were transported to a local hospital with non-life threatening injures. 

 

CPSO Detective Michelle Robinson is the lead investigator on this case.  

 

UPDATE: Murray has been taken into custody in Lafayette with the assistance of the Lafayette Police Department, Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Office, Louisiana State Police, Carencro Police Department, and the Marshal’s Office Task Force.

CPSO SEARCHING FOR BURGLARY & THEFT SUSPECT(S)

Lake Charles, LA –

 

On June 12 around noon Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies were dispatched to a residence on Luke Powers Road in Lake Charles in reference to a burglary.

 

During the initial investigation the victim advised deputies sometime during the evening hours on June 11 and the morning hours on June 12 someone broke into a storage trailer that was parked in his driveway.  The victim also advised detectives the suspect entered a tool box on his truck.  The victim stated the suspect stole 20 Stihl chainsaws, valued at over $10,000, out of the trailer.

 

If anyone has any information regarding this burglary and theft they are asked to call the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office at 491-3605.

 

CPSO Detective John Coffman is the lead investigator on this case.

CPSO ARRESTS MAN FOR 2nd DEGREE RAPE

On June 14 Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies were dispatched in reference to a rape.  During the initial investigation the victim advised detectives she was raped by Michael J. Handy, Jr., 25, 2960 Lake Street, #410, Lake Charles, a couple days prior, while she was at his residence. 

 

A short time later detectives located Handy at his place of employment, and after speaking with him he was arrested and booked in the Calcasieu Correctional Center and charged with 2nd degree rape.  His bond is still pending.   

 

CPSO Detective Ben Hare is the lead investigator on this case.

CPSO SEARCHING FOR BURGLARY & THEFT SUSPECT(S)

Lake Charles, LA –

 

On June 10 at approximately 5:00 a.m. Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies were dispatched to a business on Cobra Road in Lake Charles in reference to a burglary.

 

During the initial investigation detectives learned sometime between 3:00 and 4:00 a.m. an unknown suspect cut a hole through the warehouse wall and stole over $20,000 worth of lawn equipment including Stihl chain saws, Stihl weed eaters, Stihl edgers, and a Stihl demo saw, along with other landscaping tools.

If anyone has any information regarding this burglary and theft they are asked to call the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office at 491-3605.

 

CPSO Detective John Coffman is the lead investigator on this case.


CPSO ARRESTS MAN RESPONSIBLE FOR EARLY MORNING SHOOTING

Lake Charles, LA –

 

Earlier this morning at approximately 3:30 a.m. Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies were dispatched to a night club in the 3900 block of Highway 90 in Lake Charles after receiving a call in reference to a shooting.  Upon arrival deputies located a victim inside the night club with a gunshot wound.  Deputies immediately dressed the wound until emergency medical personnel could arrive; at which time the victim was transported to a local hospital.  Once deputies arrived at the hospital it was learned three additional victims were at the hospital suffering from gunshot wounds they received as a result of the shooting. 

 

During further investigation and after speaking with witnesses at the scene detectives learned Nathaniel J. Lede, 26, Lake Charles, was responsible for the shooting.  A short time later detectives observed Lede driving on Highway 14 in Lake Charles, at which time a traffic stop was initiated and he was taken into custody.     

           

Lede was arrested and booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center and charged with 4 counts of aggravated battery; aggravated assault with a firearm; illegal possession of a firearm at an alcoholic beverage outlet; possession of a firearm by a convicted felon; and illegal discharge of a firearm during a crime of violence.  Judge Michael Canaday set his bond at $535,000.  Lede was currently on parole after being released in August 2018.  He was convicted of illegal use of a weapon; illegal possession of stolen things; and simple burglary in the 14th Judicial District Court and was to remain on supervision until October 2024. 

           

The four victims all suffered non-life threatening injures. 

 

CPSO Detective Travis Mier is the lead investigator on this case.  

Sheriff Mancuso thanks our community and the families of our dedicated deputies.

CPSO RESPONDS TO ACCIDENTAL DEATH

Lake Charles –

 

Yesterday around noon the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to Jug Says Road in Moss Bluff in reference to a medical emergency.  When deputies arrived they discovered Keith D. Lemoine, 41, Moss Bluff, unconscious and not breathing.  During further investigation it appears Lemoine was working on an electrical device in his garage when he was electrocuted.  He was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced deceased. 

 

Foul play is not suspected, the death appears to be accidental. 

CPSO MAKE ADDITIONAL ARREST IN SHOOTING INCIDENT

Lake Charles, LA –

 

On May 25, shortly after midnight, Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies were dispatched to a business at 6780 Highway 90 E. in Lake Charles after receiving multiple calls in reference to a shooting that occurred.  Upon arrival deputies learned there was a graduation party taking place at the business with approximately 200 unsupervised teenagers in attendance.  Deputies located several victims at the scene with injuries and learned several victims had already been taken to the hospital. 

 

During the initial investigation and after speaking with numerous witnesses detectives learned Devin L. Levier, 17, 1236 S. Railroad Avenue, Lake Charles, one of the individuals who had already been taken to the hospital, was responsible for the shooting.  When deputies arrived at the hospital they made contact with Mary M. Brignac, 23, 2004 5th Street, Lake Charles, and learned she had brought Levier to the hospital.  Upon searching the car Brignac was in possession of, deputies located a semi-automatic pistol, which had been previously reported stolen through the Lake Charles Police Department.  Brignac was arrested and booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center.  Brignac was charged with possession of a stolen firearm; she was released later the same day on a $7,000 bond set by Judge Sharon Wilson. 

 

On May 27, after Leviers release from the hospital, he was booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center and charged with illegal use of a weapon; illegal possession of a handgun by a juvenile; aggravated 2nd degree battery; and aggravated assault with a firearm.  He was released later the same day on a $70,000 bond set by Judge Sharon Wilson.   

           

After further investigation detectives learned gunfire erupted outside the business after the initial gunfire inside.  After reviewing surveillance cameras in the area of the incident detectives observed a car travelling westbound on Highway 90 when a flash from a muzzle was seen coming from inside the car as it drove past the business while a group of people were standing outside.  Detectives were able to identify the car and on May 30, a search warrant was executed on the car.  Detectives learned Abram I. Landry, 19, 6735 Highway 90 E, Lot # 58, Lake Charles, was the driver of the car during the time of the shooting and during a subsequent search warrant on his residence detectives recovered a semi-automatic assault rifle with a 30 round magazine and a semi-automatic pistol. 

 

Landry was arrested and booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center and charged with assault by drive-by shooting; and illegal use of a weapon while committing a crime of violence.  Judge Sharon Wilson set his bond at $75,000.  It was also learned Landry had an active warrant in the amount of $101,500 for domestic abuse aggravated assault; illegal use of a weapon; aggravated criminal damage to property; aggravated assault with a firearm; and simple battery.       

           

The investigation is ongoing and more arrests are expected. 

 

CPSO Detective Michelle Robinson is the lead investigator on this case.  

CPSO ARRESTS MAN FOR DWI 3RD

Lake Charles, LA –

 

On May 23 at approximately 3:00 a.m. Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies were patrolling the area of East Burton Street near J. Clophus Road in Sulphur when they observed two cars parked next to each other; one of the cars having obvious damage.

           

During the initial investigation deputies learned Johnny L. Koopman, Jr., 25, Bridge City, Texas, had left a bar, driving an acquaintance’s car and somehow damaged it.  Deputies observed tire marks and damaged landscaping, along with a damaged water pipe in the area where the car was parked.  Deputies were attempting to locate Koopman at which time deputies were notified by CPSO dispatch that Koopman had called stating he had been in a vehicle accident and was hiding in the woods. 

           

Deputies located Koopman, at which time he was arrested.  When deputies were speaking with him he stated he had been driving the car but did not know what happened.  He also advised deputies he had been drinking prior to the incident.  Deputies observed injuries to Koopman, at which time he was transported to a local hospital by ambulance. 

           

Due to his injuries Koopman, who has two previous DWIs, could not complete standard field sobriety testing; but submitted to toxicology testing while at the hospital.  Once he was treated and released he was booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center and charged with DWI 3rd; no driver’s license on person; carless operation; and hit and run driving.  He was released on May 26 on a $22,000 bond set by Judge Ron Ware.   

 

CPSO Deputy John Hays is the arresting deputy on this case.  

Notice of Public Meeting

NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING

 

A public meeting will be held as follows:

 

DATE: Friday, June 5, 2020

TIME: 9:00 a.m.

PLACE OF MEETING:  Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office

                                          5400 East Broad Street

                                          Lake Charles, LA  70615

AGENDA: 

Call to Order

 

            Roll Call

 

            Approval of the Minutes from last meeting held January 6, 2020

           

No Old Business

 

            New Business:

 

1. Amend the 2019-2020 Budget for Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office

2. Adopt the proposed 2020-2021 Budget for The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office

           

Adjournment

                                                                        Tony Mancuso, Sheriff

                                                            Calcasieu Parish Law Enforcement District

                                                            5400 East Broad Street

                                                            Lake Charles, LA  70615

                                                            (337) 491-3700

 

In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, if you need special assistance, please contact Nicole Ory at 337-602-6846, describing the assistance that is necessary.

 

 

CPSO ARRESTS MAN FOR 4 COUNTS OF WORTHLESS CHECKS

Lake Charles, LA –

           

On April 24 the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office received a complaint in reference to Christopher A. Leblanc, 31, 8511 Gulf Highway, Lake Charles, writing checks out of a closed account. 

           

During the investigation detectives learned Leblanc had written several checks totaling approximately $144,000 out of a closed account.  Leblanc used the checks to purchase a four wheeler with accessories along with three vehicles from local dealerships in the Lake Charles area. 

           

Detectives learned Leblanc was possibly in the Opelousas area driving one of the vehicles he had purchased; at which time they contacted the Opelousas Police Department for assistance.  OPD was able to locate Leblanc and recover the vehicle.  When detectives spoke with Leblanc, who was being held in the St. Landry Parish Jail, he confirmed he wrote all the checks and stated to detectives he knew some of the checks written were out of a closed account.  On April 30 he was transferred to the Calcasieu Correctional Center and charged with 2 counts of worthless checks $5,000 to $25,000; and 2 counts of worthless checks over $25,000.  Judge David Ritchie set his bond at $125,000.  

           

The four wheeler along with the three vehicles have been recovered.

 

CPSO Detective James Leubner is the lead investigator on this case.  

CPSO CHARGE 8 SUSPECTS WITH 63 COUNTS OF BANK FRAUD

Lake Charles, LA –

 

In January Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office detectives received a complaint from a fraud investigator at a large bank in reference to an ongoing bank fraud in our area.

 

During the investigation, it was learned the suspects were making fraudulent ATM transactions and collecting money on a deceitful basis. Detectives worked with the fraud investigator and learned the suspects were responsible for over 60 cases from January 2019 until December 2019. The bank advised detectives their records indicated they were at a loss for approximately $100,000.

 

Using video surveillance from the bank detectives, along with the assistance from the CPSO Real Time Crime Center, were able to identify multiple suspects responsible for the fraud; Ahmad D. Beloney, 25, 1711 Rose Street, Trevon Benoit, 22, 921 Priscilla Place, Brian K. Williams, 22, 921 Priscilla Place, Gregory P. Griffin, Jr., 31, 6675 Highway 90 E. Lot 245, Aaron C. Leblanc, 20, unknown, Martanez F. Jackson, 22, 1745 Obrien Street, Chrishanski J. Edwards, 20, 633 18th Street, all of Lake Charles, and Raven A. Aaron, 20, Houston, Texas. Detectives also learned the suspects were using social media to solicit participants in the fraud.

 

At the beginning of May, after an extensive investigation, Judge Michael Canaday signed warrants for the arrests of the eight suspects, charging them with 63 counts of bank fraud; racketeering; theft over $25,000; and unlawful posting of criminal activity for notoriety and publicity. On May 18 detectives located Beloney at his residence. The following day detectives located Benoit and Williams after a traffic stop. They were all three arrested and booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center.

 

After Beloney’s arrest it was learned Aaron was attempting to move money from Beloney’s account in an attempt to hide his assets. She was additionally charged with obstruction of justice.

 

Beloney, Williams, Griffin, Leblanc, Jackson and Edwards’ bonds have been set at $735,000. Benoit’s bond is set at $556,000 and Aaron’s bond is set at $755,000.

 

Detectives are currently searching for the remaining five suspects, Griffin, Leblanc, Jackson, Edward and Aaron, and ask if anyone has any information regarding their whereabouts, please call CPSO at (337) 491-3605 or Crime Stoppers at (337) 439-2222.

On May 18, during Beloney’s arrest at his residence the Combined Anti-Drug Task Force (C.A.T. Team) executed a subsequent narcotics search warrant at the home. Detectives located over 280 grams of marijuana, over 900 grams of THC edibles, 3 grams of MDMA, 1 gram of Alprazolam and a shotgun inside the home. The combined street value of the seized narcotics is approximately $10,000.

 

The following people located at the residence were arrested and booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center: Kameron J. Anderson, 22, 1201 Summit Street, Lake Charles, Terra M. Beloney, 48, Joseph P. Beloney, 48, Aujene T. Beloney, 22, and Darius L. Jones, 23, all of 1711 Rose Street, Lake Charles. They were all charged with possession of marijuana with the intent to distribute and possession of drug paraphernalia. Terra, Joseph, Aujene and Jones and were additionally charged with possession of a firearm in the presence of CDS. Terra was also charged with possession of CDS I and possession of CDS IV. Shalise R. Richard, 22, Texas, was arrested and issued a misdemeanor summons for possession of marijuana and released on scene. Ahmad was also charged with possession of marijuana with the intent to distribute; possession of drug paraphernalia; possession of a firearm in the presence of a CDS; possession of CDS II; and money laundering.

 

Judge Ron Ware set Anderson’s bond at $3,000, Terra’s bond at $8,500, Joseph’s bond at $6,500, Aujene’s bond at $4,000 and Jones’ bond at $6,500. Judge Ware also set an additional $14,000 bond for Ahmad in reference to the drug charges.

 

The investigation is ongoing and more arrests are possible.

 

CPSO Detective Joshua Bruns is the lead investigator on this case.


CPSO MAKE ARRESTS & SEARCHING FOR TWO OTHERS INVOLVED IN SHOOTING

Lake Charles, LA –

 

Earlier this morning, shortly after midnight, Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies were dispatched to a business at 6780 Highway 90 E. in Lake Charles after receiving multiple calls in reference to a shooting that occurred.  Upon arrival deputies learned there was a graduation party taking place at the business with approximately 200 unsupervised teenagers in attendance.  Deputies located several victims at the scene with injuries.  Deputies then learned several victims had already been taken to the hospital with injuries. 

 

During further investigation and after speaking with numerous witnesses detectives learned Devin L. Levier, 17, 1236 S. Railroad Avenue, Lake Charles, one of the individuals who had already been taken to the hospital, was responsible for the shooting.  When deputies arrived at the hospital they made contact with Mary M. Brignac, 23, 2004 5th Street, Lake Charles, and learned she had brought Levier to the hospital.  Upon searching the car Brignac was in possession of, deputies located a semi-automatic pistol, which had been previously reported stolen through the Lake Charles Police Department.  Brignac was arrested and booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center. 

           

After further investigation detectives reviewed video surveillance from the business and observed Levier along with two unknown males in possession of firearms.  Detectives also located numerous spent casings of various calibers at the scene of the shooting. 

           

Brignac is charged with possession of a stolen firearm; Judge Sharon Wilson set her bond at $7,000.  Upon Levier’s release from the hospital he will be arrested and booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center and charged with illegal use of a weapon; illegal possession of a handgun by a juvenile; aggravated 2nd degree battery; and aggravated assault with a firearm.  Judge Sharon Wilson set his bond at $70,000.   

           

The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office Violent Crimes detectives are asking the public for assistance in identifying the two other men seen in the video surveillance.  Anyone with information is asked to call CPSO at 491-3605. 

 

Two 15 year old females suffered from non-life threatening injuries from a gunshot wound; one to the leg and one to the buttocks.  Three females, ages 15, 16 and 17, were grazed by bullets.  A 15 year old female and 18 year old male suffered minor injuries during the panic that ensued after the shooting began.  Levier suffered major, but non-life threatening injuries resulting from a gunshot wound to the abdomen.   

           

The investigation is ongoing and more arrests are expected. 

 

CPSO Detective Michelle Robinson is the lead investigator on this case.  


CPSO ARRESTS MAN FOR 2 COUNTS OF FAILURE TO REGISTER AS A SEX OFFENDER

Lake Charles –

 

The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office Sex Offender Unit arrested convicted sex offender Charles R. Getwood, II, 41, Port Arthur, Texas, after an investigation revealed he was in violation of his sex offender registration requirements. 

 

During the initial investigation detectives learned Getwood had been living in Calcasieu Parish since 2009 and did not notify the proper authorities.  The investigation also revealed Getwood had been employed in Calcasieu Parish since 2006.  Detectives made contact with Getwood and advised him he was non-compliant and needed to meet with them on May 15 to register, but he failed to appear for his appointment.  Several days later he contacted detectives and stated he had quit his job and terminated his lease in Calcasieu Parish.  He later met with Detectives on May 21 and it was learned he was still employed in Calcasieu Parish.  It was also learned authorities in Texas, where Getwood was registered, were unaware he had been residing in Calcasieu; making him in violation of his sex offender registration requirements once again.      

 

He was arrested and booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center and charged with 2 counts of failure to register as a sex offender.  Judge Ron Ware set his bond at $3,000.

 

Getwood was convicted of sexual assault of a child in Port Arthur, Texas in 2001. 

 

CPSO Detective Allison Toups is the lead investigator on this case.

CPSO ARRESTS 5 AND ISSUE WARRANT FOR 1 RESPONSIBLE FOR HOME INVASION & ARMED ROBBERY

Lake Charles, LA –

           

On May 11 Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies were dispatched to a home in Hayes in reference to a home invasion that occurred at approximately 3:00 a.m. that morning. 

 

During the investigation detectives spoke with the victim and learned two suspects approached the residence armed with firearms and attempted to gain entry inside.  Detectives then learned one of the suspects confronted the victim and stole an undisclosed amount of cash.  After further investigation and with the assistance of the CPSO Real Time Crime Center, along with witness statements detectives were able to identify six suspects involved in the home invasion and robbery; Frances S. Wright, 20, 3814 Swanee Street, Damonte J. Batiste, 20, 4200 Worthy Drive, Trenisha A. Gray, 17, 1608 Clover Drive, Myrical M. Nelson, 22, 1608 Clover Drive, Leroy D. Jones, 18, 1743 Broadmoor Drive, and Joseph L. Collins, Jr., 22, all of Lake Charles.

 

On May 18 CPSO Violent Crimes detectives along with the CPSO ACT-Team (Anti-Crime and Tactical Team) located all suspects except for Collins.  They were arrested and booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center and charged with armed robbery; armed robbery with the use of a firearm; and home invasion.  Judge Robert Wyatt set Jones’ bond at $200,000 and the others at $90,000.    

 

 Judge Robert Wyatt also signed a warrant in the amount of $90,000 for Collins’ arrest.  He is also charged with armed robbery; armed robbery with the use of a firearm; and home invasion.  Detectives are currently searching for Collins and ask if anyone has any information regarding his whereabouts, please call CPSO at (337) 491-3605 or Crime Stoppers at (337) 439-2222.

           

The investigation revealed the victim is an acquaintance with at least one of the suspects. 

 

CPSO Detective Hollan Dyer is the lead investigator on this case. 


CPSO ARRESTS MAN FOR FAILURE TO REGISTER AS A SEX OFFENDER

Lake Charles –

 

On May 7 a Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office deputy was conducting a routine sex offender check on convicted sex offender, Lorenzo Mays, Jr., 42, Lake Charles.  During the check the deputy was unable to locate Mays at the residence listed on his sex offender registration.  During the investigation the deputy was advised by the homeowner that Mays did not live at that address; making him in violation of his sex offender registration requirements. 

 

Calcasieu Parish Sheriffs Office Sex Offender detectives continued attempts to locate Mays but were unsuccessful so on May 11 detectives issued a warrant for his arrest signed by Judge Robert Wyatt.

 

On May 14 Mays was located at a residence on Holmes Street in Lake Charles and arrested and booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center and charged with failure to register as a sex offender 2nd offense.  His bond is set at $10,000.

 

Mays was convicted of carnal knowledge of a juvenile in 2005 in Calcasieu Parish.  Mays was additionally convicted of failure to register as a sex offender in 2007 and again in 2014. 

           

CPSO Detective Cory Myers is the lead investigator on this case. 

CPSO ARRESTS MAN FOR DWI 4th

Lake Charles, LA –

 

On May 17 at approximately 1:00 a.m. Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies conducted a traffic stop on a car near the intersection of Ryan Street and W. Claude Street in Lake Charles.

 

When a deputy spoke with the driver, Damien J. Ashworth, 40, 1320 Sally Mae Street, Lake Charles, he observed him to have glassy eyes along with slurred speech.  Ashworth advised the deputy he had two shots of liquor.  During the investigation deputies learned Ashworth had three previous DWI arrests within the last ten years as well as a suspended driver’s license.  Deputies also located an open container of alcohol partially under the driver’s seat, in plain view.     

 

After Ashworth performed poorly on standard field sobriety testing he was arrested and transported to the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office for breath intoxilyzer testing; which he refused.  Deputies obtained a warrant to have his blood drawn for a toxicology report; he was then transported to a local hospital. 

 

After hospital personnel collected the blood sample Ashworth was transported back to CPSO.  He was booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center and charged with DWI 4th; driving under suspension for prior DWI; failure to maintain lane; and open container.  He was released the following day on a $28,250 bond set by Judge Robert Wyatt.

 

CPSO Sr. Cpl. Cameron Hicks is the arresting deputy on this case. 

CPSO ARRESTS STUDENT WITH BB GUN AT SAM HOUSTON HIGH SCHOOL

Lake Charles –

 

Earlier this morning at approximately 8:00 a.m. a Calcasieu Parish School Resource Officer was informed by several different sources that a 15 year old student possibly had a gun in his backpack.  The SRO, along with school personnel, detained the student and after a search of his backpack, a BB gun, which looked similar to a real firearm, was located. 

           

The student was booked in the Juvenile Detention Center and charged with illegal possession of a dangerous weapon on school property.

           

CPSO School Resource Officer Cpl. Bobby Benjamin and Detective Greg Jordan are the lead investigators on this case.

CPSO ARRESTS MAN FOR 4th OFFENSE DWI

Lake Charles, LA –

 

On November 28 at approximately 9:00 p.m., a Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office deputy was dispatched to the intersection of Fred Istre Road and Carlyss Drive in Sulphur in reference to a truck that crashed in the ditch. 

 

When the deputy approached the truck and spoke with the driver, William L. Doss, 65, 4203 Carlyss Drive #75, Sulphur, she detected an odor of alcohol emitting from his breath.  The deputy also observed Doss to have unsteady balance, slurred speech, and glossy eyes.  Doss advised the deputy he was attempting to back up and turn around but backed up too far and went into the ditch.  Doss also advised the deputy he had been drinking prior to driving the truck.    

 

Doss, who was unable to complete a standard field sobriety test due to minor injuries sustained in the crash, was arrested and transported to the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office, where a breath intoxilizer test revealed he was over the legal limit.

           

Doss, who has three prior DWI arrests, was booked into Calcasieu Correctional Center and charged with DWI 4th; and careless operation.  Judge Clayton Davis set his bond at $12,000 with special conditions being he cannot operate a vehicle without an ignition interlock device and must he must wear an alcohol detecting bracelet.

CPSO Deputy Tori Boone was the arresting deputy on this case.

CPSO DEPUTIES ISSUE TURKEYS INSTEAD OF TICKETS FOR THANKSGIVING

Lake Charles, LA –

 

Earlier today Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies handed out turkeys instead of tickets for Thanksgiving.  Deputies handed out the turkeys to citizens throughout the parish who committed minor traffic violations, such as no seatbelt or speeding. 

               

The turkeys were donated to CPSO by Caran and Harry Shaheen, owners of the 5 Star Convenience Stores.  


CPSO ARRESTS TEXAS MAN FOR 28 COUNTS OF IDENTITY THEFT

Lake Charles, LA –

 

On August 5 the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office detectives division received a report in reference to a local church in Iowa having unauthorized charges on their account from several different convenience stores in Calcasieu Parish.  During the initial investigation, while obtaining video surveillance from the stores where the fraudulent charges occurred, detectives also learned of another victim whose account information had been stolen and was being used by the same suspects.  When detectives reviewed the footage they observed two suspects driving in separate trucks using a card at the gas pumps and fueling a large tank located in the back of one of the trucks. 

 

After further investigation, on November 18 deputies observed one of the trucks driving on Highway 90 in Sulphur.  A traffic stop was conducted and deputies made contact with the driver, Rey A. Moreno-Comcepcion, 30, Port Arthur, TX.  While speaking with Comcepcion deputies learned he was in possession of 28 gift cards with zip codes written on the back.  It was later learned the gift cards were recoded and contained numerous individuals’ credit and debit card information.  Comcepcion advised deputies he used two of the gift cards to purchase fuel earlier that day.

 

Comcepcion was arrested and booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center and charged with 28 counts of identity theft; and a traffic violation.  He was released November 20 on a $28,250 bond set by Judge Sharon Wilson.

 

During the investigation, CPSO detectives along with the assistance of the U.S. Department of Agriculture recovered two skimming devices at the gas pumps of a local convenience store in Iowa and believe they are connected to these cases.  

 

The investigation is continuing and more arrests and charges are likely.  

 

CPSO Detective John Melton is the lead investigator on this case.  

CPSO IMPLEMENTS ANNUAL ROBBERY PREVENTION MOBILIZATION AT PRIEN LAKE MALL FOR THE HOLIDAYS

Lake Charles –

 

The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office will implement the Annual Robbery Prevention Mobilization (RPM) in an effort to deter crime and assist shoppers in the parking lot at the Prien Lake Mall during the holiday season, which begins Friday, November 27 and will continue through December 26, seven days a week from 10 a.m. until one hour past mall closing.

 

The deputies will be on marked ATV's and patrol cars in the parking lot, as well as manning the CPSO Mobile Command Center located in the parking lot of the mall near the intersection of Prien Lake Road and Ernest Street.  Deputies, who will be wearing orange Sheriff’s Office traffic vests during the evening hours, will be available to assist shoppers with such things as helping them find their car, jump starting their car if the battery is dead, changing a flat, assisting employees and shoppers by walking them to their car after dark, or any other assistance they can provide.

 

“The CPSO Robbery Prevention Mobilization has always been instrumental in, not only assisting shoppers with their problems and concerns, but keeping crime to a minimum at a time of year when it is usually on the rise,” says Sheriff Tony Mancuso.  “This will be the fourteenth year we have organized RPM and we are very pleased to be able to offer this service to the public.”

 

CPSO deputies are working this special detail to provide assistance to the public during the busy holiday season.  They are not hired by the mall nor will they be doing security for the mall.  However, the presence of law enforcement on the premises is expected to deter crime in the parking lot. 

 

Deputies will also be conducting regular visits to all convenience stores in the parish during the holiday season to check with store clerks to see if they are experiencing any problems or if they have any special needs. 

CPSO SEARCHING FOR DRIVER OF TRUCK INVOLVED IN HIT & RUN

Lake Charles –

 

The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office is investigating a hit and run that occurred on Friday, November 13 at approximately 10:45 a.m. at a store located on Highway 27 in Sulphur. 

 

During the initial investigation detectives learned a truck, pulling a flatbed trailer, drove into the parking lot making too sharp of a turn and struck a garbage truck that was parked.  The suspect then backed up and exited his vehicle to look at his trailer and fled the scene.  The truck is described as a dark colored Ford F-250 with Texas plates.   

 

 Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office detectives are asking anyone who can identify the truck in the photograph, or anyone with information related to the case to contact the lead investigators, Lt. Bryan Guth or Sr. Cpl. Casey Steech at 491-3846 and reference complaint number 20-162557.

CPSO ARRESTS MAN FOR SEXUAL BATTERY & INDECENT BEHAVIOR WITH JUVENILES

Lake Charles, LA –

 

On November 10 Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office detectives arrested Benjamin H. Hurst, Jr., 35, Lake Charles, after an investigation revealed he had inappropriate sexual contact with a child.  During the investigation it was learned the incidents took place between 2014 and 2015, when the victim was under the age of 13. 

           

He was booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center and charged with sexual battery; and indecent behavior with juveniles.  Judge Michael Canaday set his bond at $900,000. 

 

CPSO Detective Jacob Dore is lead investigator in the case.

CPSO SEARCHING FOR VEHICLE BURGLARY SUSPECTS

Lake Charles, LA –

 

 Earlier this morning at approximately 3:00 a.m. Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies were dispatched to a residence on Vincent Reed Road in Lake Charles in reference to a vehicle burglary.  When deputies spoke with the complainant she stated she went outside and observed three unknown men breaking into her truck.  The complainant also told deputies the suspects fired a gun at her while they were fleeing from her property.

            

During further investigation deputies learned the suspects were possibly driving a truck, which had previously been reported stolen through the Lake Charles Police Department.  A short time later deputies located the stolen truck in a parking lot of a convenience store on Highway 14 at Lake Charles.  Before deputies could make contact with the suspects, they fled the scene.  Deputies attempted to locate them but were unsuccessful. 

  

CPSO Detectives were able to obtain surveillance footage from the convenience store and are asking the public for assistance in identifying the suspect seen in this photograph.   If anyone has any information please call CPSO at 491-3605.

 

CPSO Detective Chris Duhon is the lead investigator on this cases. 

CPSO SEARCHING FOR IDENTITY OF VEHICLE BURGLARY SUSPECTS

Lake Charles, LA –

 

The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office Vehicle Crimes Investigation Unit (VCIU) is currently working several cases of vehicle burglaries that occurred yesterday morning at approximately 4:00 a.m. off East Gauthier Road and Greathouse Road in Lake Charles. 

           

During the initial investigations detectives learned the suspects were entering unlocked vehicles along with forcing entry into several vehicles.  Detectives were able to obtain surveillance from the areas where the burglaries occurred and observed three unknown suspects entering the vehicles.  During further investigation detectives learned 3 firearms along with several other items were stolen during the burglaries.  

 

The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office is asking for anyone with information regarding the vehicle burglaries or if you can identify the suspects seen in the photographs to call CPSO at 491-3605. 

CPSO VCIU Detective Tyler McKnight is the lead investigator on these cases. 


CPSO ARRESTS MAN FOR ILLEGAL POSSESSION OF STOLEN FIREARMS & DRUGS

Lake Charles, LA –

 

On October 27 Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies were dispatched to a home in Westlake in reference to a theft of a firearm.  During the initial investigation detectives learned Gabriel A. Perez, 18, 1131 Shellie Lane #3, Moss Bluff, has possibly purchased the stolen firearm. 

           

On October 30 detectives made contact with Perez at his residence and learned he was in possession of the stolen firearm.  During a subsequent search of Perez’s room detectives located three other firearms, one of which had been reported stolen through the Lake Charles Police Department.  Detectives also located Xanax, Clonazepam, Promethazine, Hydrocodone, along with drug paraphernalia and a large amount of U.S. currency.  When detectives spoke with Perez he admitted to buying and selling narcotics.  Perez also confirmed to detectives he purchased the two stolen firearms, but advised he was only aware that one of them was stolen.   

           

Perez was arrested and booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center and charged with money laundering; possession of drug paraphernalia; possession of CDS V; possession of CDS II; possession with intent to distribute CDS IV; possession of CDS IV; 2 counts of illegal possession of a stolen firearm; and possession of a firearm in the presence of a CDS.  Judge David Ritchie set his bond at $162,500.  

           

The investigation is continuing and more arrests are expected. 

 

CPSO Detective Randall Ravia is the lead investigator on this case.  This investigation is a joint investigation involving CPSO Burglary & Theft, CPSO Vehicle Crimes Investigation Unit, and the Combined Anti-Drug Task Force (C.A.T Team).    

CPSO ARRESTS MAN FOR FALSE IMPRISONMENT, RAPE, & AGGRAVATED BATTERY

Lake Charles, LA –

 

On November 1 at approximately 10:50 p.m. Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies were dispatched to a residence on Goos Road in Moss Bluff in reference to a stabbing.  The complainant advised a woman had showed up at his home with a stab wound.

           

When deputies arrived they spoke with the victim who stated she was stabbed by a man she recently met, later identified as Gerardo Calix-Arteaga, 38, 2065 Goos Road, Moss Bluff, while she was at his residence.  The victim advised deputies after she was stabbed, she was held against her will and raped by Arteaga.  She stated she was eventually able to flee the residence and go to a house nearby for help. 

 

During the initial investigation deputies learned Arteaga had fled the scene prior to their arrival.  A short time later, with the assistance of CPSO K9 Shadow and his handler CPSO Sr. Cpl. Bryan Stewart, Arteaga was apprehended in a wooded area behind the home where the stabbing occurred. 

 

Arteaga was arrested and transported to a local hospital for injuries he sustained during his apprehension.  He was later released and transported to the Calcasieu Correctional Center where he was booked in and charged with false imprisonment offender armed with a dangerous weapon; aggravated battery; 1st degree rape; and resisting arrest.  His bond is still pending.  It was also learned Arteaga had a detainer for U.S. Border Patrol. 

 

The victim was transported to a local hospital where she was treated and released.

 

CPSO Detective Michael Miller is the lead investigator on this case.  

CPSO ARRESTS DRIVER RESPONSIBLE FOR PEDESTRIAN FATALITY IN MOSS BLUFF

Lake Charles, LA –

 

Earlier this morning at approximately 5:30 a.m. Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies were dispatched to the intersection near Old Highway 171 and Rollins Road in Moss Bluff in reference to a man being hit by a car. 

           

The initial investigation revealed a car, driven by George D. McKinney, Jr., 22, 862 Woodland Drive, Moss Bluff, was traveling southbound on Old Highway 171 at a high rate of speed.  McKinney crossed the center line at which time he struck a pedestrian, Jason D. Webb, 30, Moss Bluff, who was jogging.  Webb was transported to a local hospital, where he later died from injuries he sustained in the crash. 

           

During the investigation, while deputies were speaking with McKinney, they observed signs of impairment.  Deputies also located alcoholic beverages in McKinney’s car.  He was arrested and transported to the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office, where a breath intoxilyzer test revealed he was two times over the legal limit.  He was booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center and charged with vehicular homicide; DWI 1st; and careless operation.  His bond is still pending.   

 

CPSO Lt. Bryan Guth is the lead investigator on this case.  

CPSO ARRESTS MAN FOR ORAL SEXUAL BATTERY

Lake Charles –

 

On October 14, the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office received a complaint regarding Tobias O. Andrews, 26, 920 Tallow Road, Lot 20, Lake Chares, having inappropriate sexual contact with a child under the age of 13.  The victim advised detectives the incident occurred while Andrews was babysitting.     

 

On October 23, after further investigation detectives spoke with Andrews, who confirmed the allegations against him.  He was arrested and booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center and charged with oral sexual battery; and sexual battery.  Judge Clayton Davis set his bond at $1 million.

 

CPSO Detective Kara Adams is the lead investigator on this case.

CPSO ARRESTS MAN FOR ATTEMPTED 2ND DEGREE MURDER & 2ND DEGREE BATTERY

Lake Charles –

 

Earlier this morning at approximately 1:00 a.m. the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office responded to a residence on Ashley Avenue in Moss Bluff in reference to a shooting.

           

When deputies arrived they located a man with apparent gunshot wounds and a woman who was bleeding from the head.  The investigation revealed Bryson O. Solomon, 30, Lake Charles, had struck the woman, who was a family member, with a firearm.  Solomon also shot the man, who was an acquaintance of the woman, several times.    

 

After detectives spoke with Solomon he was arrested and booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center and charged with attempted 2nd degree murder; 2nd degree battery; and illegal carrying and discharge of a weapon during a crime of violence.  Judge Clayton Davis set his bond at $1.15 million.

               

Both victims were transported to a local hospital.  The woman was treated and released; the man is listed in stable condition. 

           

CPSO Detective Lt. Casey Lafargue is the lead investigator on this case.

 

 

 

 

 

Public Notice Extreme Emergency Repairs

October 19, 2020

 

This is to inform the public that the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office has declared under R.S. 38:2211 (A)(5)(b) that Hurricane Laura and Hurricane Delta caused extreme damage to the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office Prison Doors and Controls. We will utilize quote request for Repair and replacement of damaged CSP Prison door infrastructure and controlling technologies compatible with the current facility systems.

 

Sheriff Tony Mancuso

 

Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office

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1.       The flat roofs were identified as a TPO roof, not a modified roof system, which is reflected within the specs. Please price accordingly as a modified system per the specifications attachment included in the bid posting.

 

2.       Please acknowledge addendum on quote request form.

 

 

Public Notice Extreme Emergency Repairs

October 19, 2020

 

 

This is to inform the public that the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office has declared under R.S. 38:2211 (A)(5)(b) that Hurricane Laura and Hurricane Delta caused extreme damage to the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office Prison and  Maintenance Building roofs. The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office will be issuing quote requests for the repair and replacement of roofing for both buildings. Quote requests will be due on Thursday October 22, 2020 at 10:00 A.M. CST. Normal bonding and insurance will be mandatory.

Sheriff Tony Mancuso

 

Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office

Prison Roof Quote Request

QUOTE REQUEST

Individual Requesting Quote: Scott Cupicciotti Quote Due Date& Time: Friday 10/16/2020 10:00AM                                              Date of Request: Tuesday 10/13/2020 Department:Corrections Phone Number: 904-445-9646


Project Name: CPSO- Prison Roof R&R ProjectDirector: Scott Cupicciotti Project Start Date: TBDProject Completion Date: TBD Grant Name & #:N/A

All responses to this quote solicitation must be completed using this form and must be transmitted using one of the three delivery options below:

(1)  Email: nory@cpso.com

(2) Physical Delivery: Accounting – 5716 Broad St. Lake Charles, LA 70615

ALL OTHER TRANSMISSIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED OR HONORED.

 

The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office is requesting detailed, itemized, written quotes for the following scope of work/project:

Scope of work/Project Description: See attached scope and specification.

 

 

 

 

Specific insurance [X ] will be required [ ] will not be required for the completion of the scope of work/project above. If specific insurance will be required, please see attached insurance requirements.

A separate contract [X ] will be required [ ] will not be required prior to completion of the scope of work/project above.  If separate contract is not required, this quote request will become the contract.

 

Any public works contract (as defined by LA R.S. 38:2211(12)) which is greater than $25,000 requires a 100% payment and performance bond. Any quotes greater than or equal to the following shall be delivered in a sealed envelope to Purchasing with an applicable Louisiana Contractor's License number printed on the outside of the envelope: $50,000 for public works; $10,000 for electrical and mechanical; and $1 for hazardous materials.

 

Vendor’s  Price  Quote  Excluding Taxes: $If requested, the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office will provide a tax-exempt certificate. Quotes must be inclusive of all costs (material, labor, installation, FOB destination, freight prepaid & allowed, any rentals, fees if required, etc).

Quote effective from: to Quote submitted by: 

Company Name

 

Company Phone Number:Fax Number: 

 

 

Signature of Person Submitting QuoteName Printed

 

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SECTION 01010

 

SUMMARY OF WORK

 

PART 1 GENERAL

 

1.01 SUMMARY
 
A. Project Summary:
Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Complex
5310 Broad St
Lake Charles, LA 70615
 

Cell Building

1. Remove modified gravel roof, lightweight concrete and sheet metal items down to the metal pan.
2. Remove existing 26 ga. galvanized pan.
3. Provide new 22 ga. galvanized B deck and secure to bar joist with using the applicable design codes, namely IBC 2015 and ASCE 7-10. Fasten with #12-24 Tek Screws fastened at a 36-7 pattern are sufficient for all locations of the roof.
4. Provide and install new roof hatch to match existing. Ensure base flashing height is a minimum of 8” above finished roof height.
5. Provide new wood blocking fastened according to FM 1-49 Loss Prevention Data Sheet.
6. Mechanically attach 2.0” Polyisocyanurate (Iso) insulation, 2.5” Polyisocyanurate Insulation,  1/4” tapered Iso Insulation, 1/2” tapered Iso crickets and ½” gypsum board utilizing #14 HD fasteners and 3” plates. Fastening pattern shall be 24 fasteners per 4x8 board in Zone 1 and Zone 2 and 36 fasteners per 4x8 board in Zone 3. Slope to internal drains. Insulation to be provided by Modified Bitumen Manufacturer.
7. Heat fuse one ply of a Type III, SBS modified base sheet (HPR Torch Base by The Garland Company, Inc.) across the entire roof area in shingle fashion starting at the low points (drains).
8. Fabricate and install new 24ga stainless steel gravity vents, 24ga stainless steel pitch pans with hoods, and 4lb lead flashings at soil stacks and new drains.
9. Prime all metal flanges and set in a liberal bed of elastomeric sealant.
10. Strip in flanges with the specified SBS base sheet.
11. At all curb type penetrations, apply a SBS fire related self-adhered membrane and secure with termination bar.
12. Across the entire roof area and curb type penetrations, cold applied at a rate of  3 gallons per Square (Greenlock membrane adhesive) Type III, SBS Mineral Surfaced modified cap sheet(Optimax FR Mineral). Immediately broadcast granules into bleed out.
13. Apply one layer of a  mineral surfaced cap sheet in flashing adhesive up wall and secure with termination bar.
14. Provide and install new ANSI SPRI ES-1 metal edge assembly(Rmer Force by The Garland Company, Inc.)
15. Apply two coats of a non-fibered aluminum coating (Garlabrite by The Garland Company, Inc.) across the entire roof area and flashings.
16. All roof top equipment shall be secured to the curbs with stainless wires or straps.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NOTE: 

-  Basis of Design: The Garland Company, Inc. (225) 266-5179.

- Contractor shall provide a FM Global Rated and Tested Assembly that meets or exceeds the required pressures. 

- Metal Edge shall also meet or exceed ANSI/SPRI ES-1 requirement for pressures.

- Issue Owner 40-year edge to edge warranty with special wind rider for damage up to 130mph wind speed. Warranty shall include deck, insulation and metal edge assembly.

*ASCE 7 wind uplift calculations shall be stamped by a licensed Engineer in the State of Louisiana.

- Manufacturer shall provide progress inspections a minimum of three day a week. The inspections shall be documented in writing along with progress photos ensuring the SOW is being followed. -Written reports shall be turned in by the end of the business day on Fridays.

Successful bidder shall provide sample warranty with wind rider, a letter from the manufacturer that they are an authorized applicator and current printed details for all penetrations and walls prior to beginning work.

 

Maintenance Building

1. Removed built up roof, lightweight concrete and related sheet metal items down to the concrete deck.
2. Provide new wood blocking fastened according to FM 1-49 Loss Prevention Data Sheet.
3. Prime concrete deck with quick dry primer and allow to dry.
4. Across entire roof are install one ply vapor barrier.
5. Provide and install 2.5” Polyisocyanurate (Iso) insulation, and ¼” tapered Iso insulation.
6. Provide and install ½” gypsum board to the tapered Iso insulation.
7. All insulation boards shall be set in ribbons of adhesive. Ribbons shall be 4” o.c. in Zones 1, Zone 2, and Zone 3. Zone width is 8’.
8. Heat fuse one ply of a Type III, SBS modified base sheet (HPR Torch Base by The Garland Company, Inc.) across the entire roof area in shingle fashion starting at the low points (drains).
9. Fabricate and install new 24ga stainless steel gravity vents, 24ga stainless steel pitch pans with hoods, and 4lb lead flashings at soil stacks and new drains.
10. Prime all metal flanges and set in a liberal bed of elastomeric sealant.
11. Strip in flanges with the specified SBS base sheet.
12. At all curb type penetrations, apply a SBS fire related self-adhered membrane and secure with termination bar.
13. Across the entire roof area and curb type penetrations, cold applied at a rate of  3 gallons per Square (Greenlock membrane adhesive) Type III, SBS Mineral Surfaced modified cap sheet(Optimax FR Mineral)Immediately broadcast granules into bleed out.
14. Apply one layer of a SBS mineral surfaced cap sheet in flashing adhesive up wall and secure with termination bar.
15. Provide and install new ANSI SPRI ES-1 metal edge assembly (Rmer Force by The Garland Company, Inc.)
16. Apply two coats of a non-fibered aluminum coating (Garlabrite by The Garland Company, Inc.) across the entire roof area and flashings.
17. All roof top equipment shall be secured to the curbs with stainless wires or straps.
18. Contractor shall include the disconnection of existing chill water lines prior to beginning work.

 

 

 

 

 

NOTE: 

-  Basis of Design: The Garland Company, Inc. (225) 266-5179.

- Contractor shall provide a FM Global Rated and Tested Assembly that meets or exceeds the required pressures. 

- Metal Edge shall also meet or exceed ANSI/SPRI ES-1 requirement for pressures.

Issue Owner 40-year edge to edge warranty with special wind rider for damage up to 130mph wind speed. Warranty shall include deck, insulation and metal edge assembly.

*ASCE 7 wind uplift calculations shall be stamped by a licensed Engineer in the State of Louisiana.

Manufacturer shall provide progress inspections a minimum of three day a week. The inspections shall be documented in writing along with progress photos ensuring the SOW is being followed. -Written reports shall be turned in by the end of the business day on Fridays.

Successful bidder shall provide sample warranty with wind rider, a letter from the manufacturer that they are an authorized applicator and current printed details for all penetrations and walls prior to beginning work.

 

C.Particular project requirements:

 
1. Existing site conditions and restrictions: The building will be occupied at the time of construction and care must be taken not to disturb normal operations of the occupants. 
 
D.Permits: Apply for, obtain, and pay for permits required to perform the work. Submit copies to Owner.
 
E.Codes: Comply with applicable codes and regulations of authorities having jurisdiction.  Submit copies of inspection reports, notices and similar communications to Owner.
 
F. Dimensions: Contractor is responsible to field verify dimensions and penetrations.
 
G.Existing Conditions: Notify Owner of existing conditions differing from those indicated on the drawings.  Do not remove or alter structural components without prior written approval.
 
H.Definition for terms used in the Specifications:
 
2. Provide: Furnish and install, complete with all necessary accessories, ready for intended use.  Pay for all related costs.
3. Approved: Acceptance of item submitted for approval.  Not a limitation or release for compliance with the Contract Documents or regulatory requirements.  Refer to limitations of “Approved” in General and Supplementary Conditions.
4. Match Existing: Match existing as acceptable to the Owner.
5. Intent: Drawings and Specifications are intended to provide the basis for proper completion of the work suitable for the intended use of the Owner.  Anything not expressly set forth, but which is reasonable implied or necessary for proper performance of the project shall be included.
6. Writing Style: Specifications are written in the imperative mode.  Except where specifically intended otherwise, the subject of all imperative statements is the Contractor.  For example, “Provide tile” means Contractor shall provide tile.

 

PART 2 - PRODUCTS - Not applicable to this Section.

 

PART 3 - EXECUTION - Not applicable to this Section.

 

END OF SECTION

 

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Public Notice Extreme Emergency Repairs

Public Notice Extreme Emergency

October 11, 2020

 

This is to inform the public that the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office has declared under R.S. 38:2211 (A)(5)(b) that Hurricane Delta, created extreme emergency threat for Calcasieu Parish. The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office will be making purchases, repairs, debris removal and paying overtime starting October 6, 2020 thru the duration of the emergency event under this ruling. This is published in the official journal in accordance with R.S. 38:2212 (P).

 

Sheriff Tony Mancuso

 

Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office

CPSO ARRESTS WOMAN FOR AGGRAVATED 2ND DEGREE BATTERY

Lake Charles, LA –

 

On October 10 at approximately 4:00 p.m. Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies were dispatched to a residence off Highway 101 in Bell City in reference to a shooting. 

           

When deputies arrived they observed the victim to be suffering from what appeared to be multiple gunshot wounds.  After further investigation deputies learned the victim’s girlfriend, Angela S. Leonard, 57, Bell City, was responsible for the shooting.    

           

Leonard was located outside near the residence where the shooting occurred; she was arrested and transported to the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office to speak with detectives.  When detectives spoke with Leonard she admitted to shooting the victim.  She was booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center and charged with aggravated 2nd degree battery.  Judge Ron Ware set her bond at $30,000.   

           

The victim was transported to a local hospital, where he remains in serious condition.  

 

CPSO Detective Casey Lafargue is the lead investigator on this case.  

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CPSO INVESTIGATES TRAFFIC FATALITY IN LAKE CHARLES

Lake Charles –

 

On September 30 at approximately 3:30 p.m., the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office responded to a single-vehicle crash near the intersection of W. Prien Lake Road and Essex Street in Lake Charles.      

   

The initial investigation revealed a bucket truck was traveling westbound on W. Prien Lake Road when it went off the roadway for unknown reasons.  The truck then rolled over and caught on fire.  The driver of the truck, Leandre A. Goree, 29, Arizona, was airlifted to a hospital out of town and on Saturday, October 2 he succumbed to his injuries sustained in the accident.

 

The cause of the accident is unknown at this time and the investigation is still continuing.  As mandated by state law, toxicology testing was performed. 

 

CPSO Lt. Bryan Guth is the lead investigator of this accident.

CPSO DEPUTY TERMINATED AFTER REFUSING TO COOPERATE WITH IA INVESTIGATION

Lake Charles –

 

Last night at approximately 9:30 p.m. Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested CPSO Deputy Melissa Romero for DWI 1st refusal after an investigation into a single vehicle crash involving a marked CPSO unit, near the intersection of E. Burton Street and Goodley Road in Sulphur.

 

Melissa worked as a Corporal on Patrol and had been with the department for approximately 14 years before being terminated by Sheriff Tony Mancuso today after refusing to cooperate in the Internal Affairs investigation.

CCC INMATE DECEASED IN JAIL

Lake Charles, LA –

 

 Last night at approximately 6:30 p.m. an inmate at the Calcasieu Correctional Center, Ray A. Lawrence, Jr., 47, Lake Charles, was found unresponsive in his single-man cell.  Deputies immediately attempted to revive Lawrence, but he was later pronounced dead by emergency medical personnel. 

           

The Calcasieu Coroner will determine cause of death, but foul play is not suspected.  

CPSO ARRESTS MAN FOR FAILURE TO REGISTER AS A SEX OFFENDER

Lake Charles –

 

On September 29 at approximately 8:00 p.m., a Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office deputy initiated a stop on a car near the intersection of Highway 14 and Prien Lake Road in Lake Charles for a traffic violation. 

 

When the deputy made contact with the driver, registered sex offender Jason D. Bryant, 20, 2530 Dewey Street, Lake Charles, it was learned he was driving a vehicle that had not been registered with law enforcement, making him in violation of his sex offender registration requirements. 

 

Bryant was arrested and booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center and charged with failure to register as a sex offender; along with a traffic citation.  Judge Robert Wyatt set his bond at $2,600. 

 

Bryant was convicted of carnal knowledge of a juvenile in February 2020 in Calcasieu Parish.

 

CPSO Sr. Cpl. Thomas Poore was the arresting deputy on this case.

CPSO SEARCHING FOR SUSPECTS INVOLVED IN HIT & RUN

Lake Charles –

 

The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office is investigating a hit and run that occurred on Monday, September 19 at approximately 8:00 a.m. at a convenience store on Highway 12 in Starks. 

 

During the initial investigation detectives learned a car pulled into a parking spot and continued driving, hitting the building.  It was learned the driver and passenger then entered the store and spoke with an employee who advised them to wait for the owner to arrive.  The suspects then exited the store and fled the scene in the car. 

 

The car is described as a gold or tan Lincoln Town Car.  Detectives also received information in reference to the suspects possibly living in the DeRidder area. 

 

 Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office detectives attempted to identify the suspects but have been unsuccessful and are asking anyone who can identify the car or the men seen in these photographs to contact the lead investigators, Lt. Bryan Guth or Sr. Cpl. Casey Steech at 491-3846 and reference complaint number 20-134889.


CPSO ARRESTS MAN FOR CARNAL KNOWLEDGE OF A JUVENILE & COMPUTER AIDED SOLICITATION

Lake Charles –

 

On September 26, Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies were dispatched to a residence in Iowa in reference to a suspicious vehicle.  When deputies arrived they located Phillip J. Guidry, 35, Larose, Louisiana, at the residence.  While deputies were speaking with Guidry they learned he was at the home to meet a 16 year old boy, who lived at the residence.     

           

When detectives arrived they spoke with the boy who advised he had sexual intercourse with Guidry.  When detectives spoke with Guidry he stated he contacted the boy through the internet prior to them meeting.  Guidry also confirmed they had sexual intercourse. 

 

Guidry was arrested and booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center and charged with felony carnal knowledge of a juvenile; and computer aided solicitation of a minor.  Judge Michael Canaday set his bond at $400,000.

 

CPSO Cpl. Rodney Daigle, Jr., is the arresting deputy on this case.  Detective Jacob Dore is the lead investigator on this case.

CPSO SEARCHING FOR DRIVER OF TRUCK INVOLVED IN HIT & RUN

Lake Charles –

 

The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office is investigating a hit and run that occurred on Thursday, September 17 at approximately 2:30 p.m. at a home improvement store on E. Prien Lake Road in Lake Charles.

 

During the initial investigation, detectives learned a truck hauling a trailer was pulling into a parking spot and as the driver pulled forward the trailer hit the side of the victim’s truck, causing damage. The truck is described as a 1999-2002 Chevrolet extended cab truck, dark green or gray in color, with double step running boards. The truck also has aftermarket rims along with a black toolbox in the bed. The truck was pulling a single axle utility trailer with a folding tailgate. The passenger side tail lights on the trailer will be busted.

 

CPSO is asking anyone who can identify the truck seen in these photographs, or anyone with information about this case, to contact the lead investigators, Lt. Bryan Guth or Sr. Cpl. Casey Steech at 491-3846 and reference complaint number 20-137490.


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CPSO SEARCHING FOR ARMED ROBBERY SUSPECT

Lake Charles –

 

Earlier this morning at approximately 8:30 a.m. Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies were dispatched to a home on Loftin Road in Lake Charles in reference to an armed robbery. 

 

During the preliminary investigation detectives were advised by the victim that she observed an unknown man near her generator and when she opened the door to confront the suspect he ran towards her.  The victim stated she attempted to shut the door but the suspect was able to force his way inside.  Once inside the residence the suspect used a cable to choke the victim, stole her purse then fled the scene on foot.

 

The suspect is described as a white male, approximately 6’ tall, with a slim build and “scruffy” face.  He was last seen headed north towards River Road wearing leather work gloves, a gray shirt and khaki shorts.   

 

If anyone has any information regarding this robbery, please call the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office at 491-3605 or Crimestoppers at 439-2222.

 

CPSO Detective Travis Lavergne is the lead investigator on this case.

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CPSO INVESTIGATING HOMICIDE IN MOSS BLUFF

Lake Charles, LA –

 

 Yesterday evening around 5:00 p.m., Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies were dispatched to a residence on Erble Lane in Moss Bluff in reference to a shooting.  When deputies arrived they located the victim, Andrew Lafleur, III, 39, Moss Bluff, deceased from an apparent gunshot wound. 

 

During further investigation, it was learned an 11 year old family member was responsible for the shooting.  He was arrested and booked into the Juvenile Detention Center and charged with 2nd degree murder.      

 

The investigation is continuing and there is no further information available at this time.  CPSO Detective Casey Lafargue is the lead investigator on this case.  

CALCASIEU PARISH SHERIFF ISSUES STATEMENT

Lake Charles –

 

 ”Unfortunately earlier this morning I tested positive for COVID-19,” stated Calcasieu Parish Sheriff Tony Mancuso.  ”Although I tested positive I want the citizens of Calcasieu Parish to know I am dedicated to the recovery of our community. I will be continually working and quarantining in my office, away from everyone. Although I will not be able to attend any face to face meetings my Chief Deputy Stitch Guillory will be representing CPSO in my absence, and I will still be available for interviews and meetings through video or phone conferencing.” Sheriff Mancuso continued, ”I also want to take this time to remind our community that this virus is still affecting people and we need to continue to take precautions to prevent COVID-19.”  

CPSO CHARGES DOUBLE HOMICIDE SUSPECT

Lake Charles, LA –

 

On August 29 at approximately 7:00 a.m. Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office detectives were dispatched to a home on Thompson Avenue in Iowa in reference to Joan O’Brien, 73, and Zoren O’Brien, 81 deceased inside their home. 

 

During the investigation detectives learned Scot M. Kidd, 36, Kinder, a longtime acquaintance of the victims, was possibly responsible for the murders.  He was arrested the following day, August 30, on unrelated charges in Eunice and was transported to the Calcasieu Correctional Center, where he is still being held. 

           

Earlier today, after further investigation detectives issued a warrant signed by Judge David Ritchie for Kidd to be held with no bond for 2 counts of 1st degree murder. 

 

Other assisting agencies were the Jeff Davis Parish Sheriff’s Office, Iowa Police Department, and the Louisiana State Police.  The Calcasieu Coroner will determine cause of death.

           

Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office Detective Travis Mier is the lead investigator on this case. 

SHERIFF MANCUSO WARNS CITIZENS OF ROOFING SCAM IN AREA

Lake Charles, LA –

 

Sheriff Tony Mancuso is warning the community of a roofing scam that has been reported in our area.  We have received a few complaints in reference to a roofing contractor contacting citizens and advising them to make an initial payment over the phone.  This is a scam!

 

“Due to the damages caused by Hurricane Laura we will likely see an influx of clean up and repair scams reported in our area.  This is a trying time for our community, and unfortunately during times of disaster and need there are individuals that will prey on the vulnerable,” stated Calcasieu Parish Sheriff Tony Mancuso.

Here are some tips to help you possibly avoid being scammed:

·         Do your research.  Ask for identification along with proof of insurance, along with several references.  Ask people you trust for recommendations on companies they have used in the past. 

·         Get more than one estimate.  Get the estimates in writing and make sure they are detailed about exactly what work will be included.

·          NEVER pay in full or make a final payment prior to work being completed. 

 

 If anyone believes they may have been victimized by a scammer, please contact the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office at 491-3605.

CPSO INVESTIGATING DOUBLE HOMICIDE IN IOWA

Lake Charles, LA –

 

Earlier this morning at approximately 7:00 a.m. Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office detectives were dispatched to a home on Thompson Avenue in Iowa in reference to two deceased people inside the home.   

 

After further investigation detectives spoke with the complainant who stated they found their family members, Joan O’Brien, 73, and Zoren O’Brien, 81, deceased inside their home. 

 

The investigation is in the preliminary stages and there is no further information available at this time, but this case appears to be a double homicide. 

 

The Calcasieu Coroner will determine cause of death.

           

If anyone has any information related to this incident they are asked to call the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office at 491-3605.    

CALCASIEU PARISH SHERIFF’S OFFICE HURRICANE LAURA UPDATE

Lake Charles –

 

Earlier this morning the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office began evacuating all prisoners, over 900, due to the threat of Hurricane Laura. The prisoners will be housed in various facilities throughout the state and will be brought back as soon as conditions are safe.

 

Also, effective immediately the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s administrative office, tax office, and departments with non-essential personnel will be closed. However, all emergency divisions including patrol, will continue to be operational. The CPSO high water and rescue teams will be available to help anyone who finds themselves in an emergency situation, trapped in their home and needs help evacuating, or has any other weather-related issues. Please call 911 or the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office at (337) 491-3700 if you have an emergency.

 

Sheriff Tony Mancuso stated, “Looting and destruction of property during this disaster will not be tolerated. The jail will remain operational for anyone who commits a major crime, as well as, anyone destroying property or looting in Calcasieu Parish.” He continued, “We will also activate a dusk to dawn curfew starting tomorrow evening. The Sheriff’s Office will be increasing manpower on patrol and will do everything we can to keep you and your property safe, but at some point it will be too hazardous for deputies to respond and for that time frame you need to ensure your own personal safety if you choose to stay.”

 

Starting tomorrow, Wednesday, August 26 at 6:00 a.m. CPSO will have a call center that will be manned 24/7 for non-emergency concerns or issues. The numbers to call are (337) 491-8068 and (337) 491-3685. Please only call these phone lines if you need hurricane-related information. If you have an emergency or need assistance, please call 911.

 

Follow CPSO on Twitter @CalcasieuSO or on Facebook for continued updates and information on Hurricane Laura.

CCC INMATE DECEASED IN JAIL

Lake Charles, LA –

 

Last night Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office detectives were dispatched to the Calcasieu Correctional Center in reference to a deceased inmate, Santana N. Lebine, 34, Lake Charles. 

 

During the initial investigation it was learned at approximately 7:30 p.m. other inmates sharing a cell with Lebine found her unresponsive, at which time they notified correctional deputies.  Deputies attempted to revive Lebine, but she was later pronounced dead by medical personnel. 

 

The Calcasieu Coroner will determine cause of death, but foul play is not suspected.  

SHERIFF MANCUSO URGES CITIZENS TO BE PREPARED FOR HURRICANE THREAT

Lake Charles –

 

            Calcasieu Parish Sheriff Tony Mancuso wants to warn the citizens that a hurricane threat is increasing for the southwest region of Louisiana.   While all of the details about this threat are evolving, he urges everyone to be prepared for hurricane-force winds by Wednesday evening with possible rainfall totals anywhere from 5-15” which would result in significant flooding.

            “All of the local law enforcement agencies, as well as Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Preparedness, in Calcasieu have been in contact with each other and we are all on the same page,” says Sheriff Mancuso.  “Our main concern for all of us is the safety of our citizens.”

            The Sheriff’s Office has all of their high water resources deployed on both sides of the parish.  “We are prepared for a worst case scenario but hoping for a best case scenario,” says Sheriff Mancuso. 

            Mancuso urges all citizens to make hurricane preparedness a priority. Awareness and preparedness are the keys to securing the safety and well-being of your family and property,” cautioned Sheriff Mancuso.

            Here are some tips to be prepared:

BEFORE A HURRICANE

·         Plan an evacuation route. 

·         Have disaster supplies on hand (flashlights and extra batteries; first aid kit and manual; battery-operated radio and extra batteries; emergency food and water; non electric can openers; essential   medicines; cash; credit cards and sturdy shoes).

·         Make arrangements for pets.

·         Ensure that family members know how to respond after a hurricane.

·         Teach children how and when to call 9-1-1, police or fire department.

·         Protect windows.

·         Trim back dead or weak branches from trees.

·         Develop an emergency communication plan so that family members can reunite if separated.

DURING A HURRICANE WARNING

·         Listen constantly to a battery-operated radio or television for official instructions.

·         If in a mobile home, check tie downs and evacuate immediately.

·         Store valuables and personal papers in a waterproof container on the highest level of your home.

·         Avoid elevators.

IF AT HOME:

·         Stay inside. Keep away from windows or glass doors.

·         Keep a supply of flashlights and extra batteries handy.  Avoid open flames such as candles.

·         If power is lost, turn off major appliances to reduce power “surge” when electricity is restored.

IF YOU MUST EVACUATE:

·         Leave as soon as possible.  Avoid flooded roads and bridges.

·         Unplug appliances and turn off the main water valve.

·         Tell someone out of the storm area where you are going.

·         Elevate furniture to protect it from flooding, if time permits.

·         Bring preassembled emergency supplies.

·         Take blankets and sleeping bags to shelter.

·         Lock up home and leave.

 

Concludes Sheriff Mancuso, “While we can’t stop the forces of a hurricane, we can take steps to limit our vulnerability to their destructive nature.  Now is the time to devise an emergency preparedness plan for you and your family.  Our goal is to help keep you safe.  The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office is prepared.  Are you?”

CPSO ARRESTS 2 FOR SIMPLE BURGLARY

Lake Charles, LA –

           

On August 20 Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office detectives received a complaint from a local business on Highway 1256 in Sulphur in reference to two suspects attempting to gain access into the coin machines earlier that morning.

 

During the initial investigation detectives observed the two suspects on surveillance video at approximately 1:00 a.m. using a hammer and bat to open the coin machines.  Detectives also learned the suspects left the business and traveled to a nearby convenience store, where they were also seen on surveillance footage. 

 

Later the same day detectives received information that the suspects, later identified as Johnathan L Willis, 26, 612 W. Brimstone #3, Sulphur, and Jacob B. Lafleur, 18, 784 Long Drive, Lake Charles, returned to the convenience store, wearing the same clothes they were observed in during the burglary.  Detectives arrived at the store at which time Willis and Lafleur were arrested and booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center.  They are charged with simple burglary; and criminal damage to coin operated machines.  Their bonds are still pending. 

 

CPSO Detective Randall Gibbons is the lead investigator on this case.  


CPSO ARRESTS JUVENILE & ISSUES WARRANT FOR MAN RESPONSIBLE FOR VEHICLE BURGLARIES

Lake Charles, LA –

 

The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office Vehicle Crimes Investigation Unit (VCIU) is working several cases of vehicle burglaries that occurred between Monday, August 10, and Wednesday, August 12 in the areas near Smith Road, Power Center Parkway, and River Road, all in Lake Charles.  During the initial investigations, detectives obtained video surveillance from the areas where the burglaries occurred and observed two unknown suspects checking door handles and entering unlocked vehicles. Detectives also learned the suspects stole two vehicles, one of which is being investigated by the Lake Charles Police Department.

 

After further investigation and releasing photographs to the public detectives were able to identify the suspects as a 17 year old male and Justin L. Malbrough, 18, 2041 11th Street, Lake Charles.  On August 17 detectives located the juvenile at his residence where he was arrested and booked into the Juvenile Detention Center.  Detectives also attempted to locate Malbrough but were unsuccessful.  Later the same day detective issued warrants for his arrest in the amount of $296,000 signed by Judge Michael Canaday. 

 

They are both charged with 10 counts of simple burglary; 4 counts of theft of a firearm; 4 counts of theft less than $1,000; 2 counts of theft from $1,000 to $5,000; and theft of a motor vehicle.    

 

The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office is asking the public for assistance in locating Malbrough; if anyone knows his whereabouts, please call the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office at 491-3605.

 

CPSO VCIU Detective Hollan Dyer is the lead investigator on these cases. 

CPSO ISSUE WARRANT FOR MAN FOR RAPE & LATER LOCATE IN TEXAS

Lake Charles, LA –

 

On August 16 Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office detectives received a complaint in reference to Patrick R. Sanner, 52, Sulphur, raping a juvenile under the age of 13. 

           

Later the same day after further investigation, detectives issued a warrant for Sanner’s arrest in the amount of $2 million signed by Judge Clayton Davis.  After detectives learned Sanner threatened to evade arrest by traveling to Mexico detectives requested assistance from federal agencies, and he was located the following day in Texas near the Mexican border. 

           

Sanner was arrested and booked into the Cameron County Jail in Brownsville, where he is awaiting an extradition hearing.  He is charged with 1st degree rape; and sexual battery.     

 

CPSO Detective Jacob Dore is the lead investigator on this case.               

CPSO ARRESTS MAN FOR 2 COUNTS OF FAILURE TO REGISTER AS A SEX OFFENDER

Lake Charles–

 

On August 17 the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office Sex Offender Unit issued a warrant signed by Michael Canaday for the arrest of convicted sex offender Ralph L. Francis, 39, 3606 W. Roosevelt Street, Lake Charles, after detectives learned he was in violation of his sex offender requirements on two separate occasions.  The initial investigation revealed Francis failed to report to the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office for his mandatory quarterly registration in June.  During further investigation detectives also verified Francis had been driving a small SUV and had not registered the vehicle with law enforcement.   

 

Later the same day Francis was located at his residence and arrested and booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center and charged with 2 counts of failure to register as a sex offender.  His bond is set at $50,000.    

 

Francis was convicted of indecent behavior with a juvenile in 2000 along with sexual battery in 2003; both in Calcasieu Parish.

           

CPSO Sgt. Lisa Trahan is the lead investigator on this case.

Notice of Public Meeting 8/20/20

CCC INMATE DECEASED IN JAIL

Lake Charles, LA –

 

Last night at approximately 6:30 p.m. an inmate at the Calcasieu Correctional Center, Dynell A. Dise, 26, Westlake, was found unresponsive in his single-man cell during a head count.  Deputies immediately attempted to revive Dise, but he was later pronounced dead by emergency medical personnel. 

         

The Calcasieu Coroner will determine cause of death, but foul play is not suspected.  

CPSO ARRESTS MAN FOR FELONY SEXUAL BATTERY

Lake Charles, LA –

 

On August 15 Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office detectives received a complaint regarding Herbert J. Gauthier, 62, 5528 Collins Street, Lake Charles, having inappropriate sexual conduct with two boys, ages 17 and 15. 

           

During the initial investigation detectives spoke with Gauthier who confirmed the allegations against him.  He was arrested and booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center and charged with felony sexual battery; and indecent behavior with a juvenile.  Judge Michael Canaday set his bond at $500,000.

 

CPSO Detective Jacob Dore is the lead investigator on this case.

CPSO MAKES ARREST FOR UNDERAGE DWI & VEHICULAR NEGLIGENT INJURING AFTER CRASH

Lake Charles –

 

Last night at approximately 11:40 p.m. Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a call in reference to a single vehicle crash in the 800 block of Route 66 in DeQuincy.  The initial investigation revealed the truck was traveling at a high rate of speed when it left the roadway, striking several trees.  Two juvenile passengers in the truck were injured; one who suffered non-life threatening injuries was transported to a local hospital, and the other who suffered serious bodily injury was airlifted to a hospital out of town.  

 

When deputies spoke with the driver, Dylan M. LeJeune, 18, 1090 Highway 27, DeQuincy, he advised deputies he consumed multiple alcoholic beverages and took prescription medication that was not prescribed to him prior to driving the truck.  After LeJeune performed poorly on standard field sobriety testing he submitted to a blood draw for a toxicology report.  He was arrested and booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center and charged with underage DWI 1st; carless operation; 1st degree vehicular negligent injuring; and vehicular negligent injuring.  He was released today on a $5,500 bond set by Judge Clayton Davis.

               

The crash is still under investigation.

CPSO SEARCHING FOR IDENTITY OF MAN WHO USED A STOLEN CREDIT CARD

Lake Charles –

 

 On May 28 Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office deputies were dispatched in reference to a theft.  When deputies spoke with the complainant they were advised his credit card, which had recently gone missing, had been used. 

 

During further investigation detectives learned the card was fraudulently used at several businesses in Lake Charles on May 26.  Detectives obtained surveillance photos from one of the stores showing an unknown man using the card.  Detectives attempted to identify the suspect but were unsuccessful.   

If anyone can identify the suspect seen in this photograph or recognize the car that was driven by the suspect please contact CPSO at 491-3605.

           

CPSO Detective Michelle Fontenot is the lead investigator on this case. 


CPSO SEARCHING FOR IDENTITY OF VEHICLE BURGLARY & THEFT SUSPECTS

Lake Charles, LA –

 

The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office Vehicle Crimes Investigation Unit (VCIU) is currently working several cases of vehicle burglaries that occurred between Monday, August 10 and Wednesday, August 12 in the areas near Smith Road, Power Center Parkway, and River Road, all in Lake Charles.

 

During the initial investigations detectives obtained video surveillance from the areas where the burglaries occurred and observed two unknown suspects checking door handles and entering unlocked vehicles. Detectives also learned the suspects stole two vehicles, one of which is being investigated by the Lake Charles Police Department. Both stolen vehicles were later recovered. During further investigation detectives learned a total of 5 firearms were stolen during the burglaries.

 

The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office is asking for anyone with information regarding the vehicle burglaries or if you can identify the suspects seen in the photographs to call CPSO at 491-3605.

 

CPSO VCIU Detective Hollan Dyer is the lead investigator on these cases.


CPSO INVESTIGATING HOMICIDE IN LAKE CHARLES

Lake Charles, LA –

 

Last night around 10:30 p.m., the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to a residence on East Gauthier Road in Lake Charles in reference to a possible homicide.  When deputies arrived they located Marc A. Frazier, 37, Lake Charles, deceased inside his residence.  During the initial investigation it was learned there was another man inside the residence when Frazier was killed but he was able to escape the gunfire and went to a nearby residence to call for help. 

 

Detectives later learned Britney E. Pousson, 30, 2187 E. Gauthier Road lot# 574, Lake Charles, was responsible for the death of Frazier.  She was arrested and booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center and charged with 2nd degree murder; attempted 2nd degree murder; and home invasion.     

The investigation is in the preliminary stages and there is no further information available at this time.  The Calcasieu Coroner will determine cause of death.

           

CPSO Detective Michael Miller is the lead investigator on this case.  

CPSO ARRESTS ADDITIONAL SUSPECT IN DOUBLE HOMICIDE

 

Lake Charles, LA –

On July 29, 2020 the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office arrested Tori Lynette Broussard for First Degree Murder (2 counts) related to the homicides of Kyla Hidalgo and Kaleb Charlton.

The investigation is continuing and more information will be released once available.

 

Below you will find the details of the initial Press Release related to the July 15, 2020 homicides:

Earlier this morning at approximately 4:00 a.m. Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies were dispatched to a home at 2429 Duraso Drive in Westlake in reference to a shooting.  While deputies were enroute the complainant advised dispatch the suspect, Neil P. Broussard, 51, 931 N. Lyons Street, Lake Charles, who was a family acquaintance, kidnapped her 14 year old daughter and stole her car. 

When deputies arrived they found three victims inside the home with apparent gunshot wounds.  Two of the victims, Kyla Hidalgo, 17, and an unknown male were pronounced dead at the scene.  The third victim, Catherine R. Hidalgo, 40, Westlake, who was also the complainant, was transported to a local hospital. 

Once detectives arrived on scene they immediately issued a BOLO (“be on the lookout”) for Broussard and were in the process of obtaining an Amber Alert for the young girl.  A short time later, at approximately 7:00 a.m. the girl and the stolen car were located in Beauregard Parish by authorities. 

Detectives are still currently attempting to locate Broussard and have a warrant for his arrest for aggravated kidnapping; aggravated battery; and 2 counts of 1st degree murder.  He is considered armed and dangerous so please do not approach him.  If anyone sees Broussard or knows of his whereabouts, they are asked to call 911 or the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office at 491-3605.   

Broussard is a registered sex offender convicted of molestation of a juvenile in 2005 and 2 counts of molestation of a juvenile in 2011.  He also has an active warrant in the amount of $2 million for his arrest for 1st degree rape and molestation of a juvenile.  

The deceased male’s name will be released once verification of identify has been completed and next of kin has been notified.   Catherine Hidalgo is listed in critical condition. 

The investigation is ongoing.  CPSO Detective Travis Lavergne is the lead investigator on this case.

 

Press Release Update from July 27, 2020:

                                  Deputies along with officers from assisting agencies secured a perimeter in the Ragley area and                                      continued to search for Broussard all throughout the day yesterday.  They continued to search throughout the                            night and  in to today.

Detectives received a call at approximately 8:45 this morning after Broussard entered the Dollar General on Highway 171 to turn himself in.  Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies along with Beauregard Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies immediately arrived at the store within seconds and he was taken into custody without incident.

 

He is currently being booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center and charged with 2 counts of 1st degree murder; attempted 1st degree murder; and 2nd degree kidnapping.  Judge Sharon Wilson set his bond at $4 million. (These charges have been upgraded from what his charges were as of sending out the press release yesterday)

TWO JUVENILES ARRESTED FOR HOMICIDE

 

 

Lake Charles, LA -

On Friday, July 24 Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office Detectives arrested two juveniles for the Second Degree Murder of Anthony Bennett.  Bennett was located in the middle of the roadway with gunshot wounds on July 23 at approximately 11 p.m.  He was transported to a local hospital where he was later pronounced dead. 

The 16 year old was found in possession of a firearm that was reported stolen from a vehicle less than a mile from the crime scene one day prior to the homicide.
               The juveniles were initially located on Opelousas Street, near Calcasieu Avenue; however, they ran from deputies.  A short time later, deputies located both of them on I-10 westbound, near the Opelousas Street on-ramp.

 

The 16 year old was charged with Second Degree Murder and Illegal Possession of a Stolen Firearm; the 13 year old was charged with Second Degree Murder.  

CPSO SEARCHING FOR IDENTITY OF MAN RESPONSIBLE FOR VEHICLE BURGLARIES IN SULPHUR AND SOUTH LAKE CHARLES

 

 

Sulphur, LA –

On July 21 at approximately 5:00 a.m. Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies were dispatched to 4600 block of Hwy 27 S in Sulphur in reference to numerous vehicle burglaries. 

                When detectives arrived, they learned that approximately 9 vehicles had been burglarized.  During the initial investigation, it was also learned that a firearm was stolen along with electronic devices and personal items.

                While detectives were conducting the investigation in Sulphur, CPSO Patrol Deputies responded to an apartment complex in South Lake Charles.  Deputies spoke with several victims who had their vehicles burglarized.  When detectives arrived to the apartment complex, they learned an additional 2 firearms had been stolen along with electronic devices and personal items.

                Detectives reviewed the surveillance footage from both locations and learned that the same subject committed the burglaries in Sulphur and South Lake Charles.  The subject is possibly driving a silver 2005-2009 BMW X3 with black rims.  The subject was observed to be a black male dressed in all black and wearing a red and yellow scorpion beanie.

                Detectives are asking anyone who can identify the truck or subject seen in the photographs, or anyone with information about these burglaries, to call the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office at 491-3605.

 

                CPSO Vehicle Crimes Detective Hollan Dyer is the lead investigator on this case.


CPSO SEARCHING FOR IDENTITY OF MAN RESPONSIBLE FOR VEHICLE BURGLARIES IN LAKE CHARLES

 

 

Lake Charles, LA –

Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office is investigating several vehicle burglaries that occurred in Lake Charles on July 24 during the early morning hours.   

During the initial investigation, detectives learned that an unknown suspect stole catalytic converters off of several vehicles that were parked at 5005 Cobra Rd. in Lake Charles.  The suspect was seen leaving the scene in a small SUV.

Detectives are asking anyone who can identify the SUV or the subject seen in the photographs, or anyone with information about these burglaries, to contact Detective John Coffman at 337-425-3333 or 337-491-7992. 

 


CPSO WORKING A HOMICIDE IN LAKE CHARLES

Lake Charles –

 

Last night at approximately 11:00 p.m. the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office received a call in reference to a man in the roadway near the intersection of Opelousas Street and Ange Street in Lake Charles.

           

When deputies arrived they located, Anthony J. Bennett, 53, Lake Charles, lying in the middle of the roadway.  Deputies immediately rendered aid and Bennett was transported to a local hospital, where he was later pronounced dead. 

           

The death is being investigated as a homicide; however, it is in the very preliminary stages of the investigation.  The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office is asking anyone who may have information on this case to please call CPSO at 491-3605.             

           

CPSO Detective Michelle Robinson is the lead investigator on this case.

CPSO RELEASES DETAILS OF K9 KING’S MEMORIAL SERVICE

Lake Charles, LA –

 

On Tuesday, July 28 the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office will hold a memorial service in honor of CPSO K9 King.  It will began at approximately 7:50 a.m. with a procession leaving from Johnson Funeral Home, located at 4321 Lake Street in Lake Charles.  The procession will travel north down Lake Street to I-210 eastbound and exit onto Broad Street; it will then proceed east on Broad Street until it reaches the CPSO K9 Facility, located at 5400 E. Broad Street behind the Calcasieu Correctional Center.  Following the procession will be a memorial service beginning at approximately 8:00 a.m. for King with full honors, including 21-gun salute and TAPS. 

 

K9 King died in the line of duty Sunday, July 12.  The previous day King had completed a short track searching for a domestic violence suspect that fled the scene of a crime, when he suffered from complications due to heat exhaustion.   He was a 7 year old Belgian Malinois who worked for CPSO the last 4 years.  K9 King was cremated and his ashes will be kept by his handler, Sr. Cpl. Chris Duhon and his family.         

           

“Our K9s are like members of our family,” stated Calcasieu Sheriff Tony Mancuso. “We are still heartbroken over the death of K9 King.  When a member of our family dies, we all hurt.  I ask that you keep our deputies in your prayers at this time.”

 

Any outside law enforcement agency K9 that is interested in participating or attending the memorial service is asked to contact Sgt. Nathan McKee at nmckee@cpso.com. 

 

Due to maintaining social distancing guidelines and limited space at the K9 Facility, the public is asked to find a location along the route to stand if they wish to pay their respects to K9 King.  

CPSO ARRESTS TEXAS MAN FOR THEFT & PROPERTY DAMAGE

Lake Charles, LA –

 

On July 3 at approximately 6:30 a.m. Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies were dispatched to a business in the 5100 block of Maplewood Drive in Sulphur in reference to a theft.  During the initial investigation detectives observed video surveillance from the business and learned earlier that morning an unknown man had stolen a company truck and trailer containing two zero turn lawn mowers and a welding machine, along with numerous other lawn equipment tools, all totaling over $50,000.  Detectives were also advised by the complainant the suspect damaged the gate outside the business.   

           

After further investigation detectives, with the assistance from the CPSO Real Time Crime Center, learned Brock D. Galloway, 31, Livingston, Texas, was responsible for the property damage and theft and on July 8 detectives obtained a warrant for his arrest.  He was located on July 18 and arrested and booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center and charged with theft of a motor vehicle $5,000 to $25,000; theft over $25,000; and simple criminal property damage $1,000 to $50,000.  Judge Clayton Davis set his bond at $32,000.

           

When detectives spoke with Galloway he confirmed he was responsible for the theft.  Galloway also provided detectives with information that led to the recovery of some of the stolen items.   

           

Also assisting CPSO detectives with the recovery of the stolen items was the Texas City Police Department and the Polk County Sheriff’s Office. 

 

CPSO Detective James Rathke is the lead investigator on this case.  

CPSO SEARCHING FOR DOUBLE HOMICIDE AND KIDNAPPING SUSPECT

Lake Charles, LA –

 

 Earlier this morning at approximately 4:00 a.m. Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies were dispatched to a home at 2429 Duraso Drive in Westlake in reference to a shooting.  While deputies were enroute the complainant advised dispatch the suspect, Neil P. Broussard, 51, 931 N. Lyons Street, Lake Charles, who was a family acquaintance, kidnapped her 14 year old daughter and stole her car. 

 

 When deputies arrived they found three victims inside the home with apparent gunshot wounds.  Two of the victims, Kyla Hidalgo, 17, and Kaleb T. Charlton, 18, both of Westlake were pronounced dead at the scene.  The third victim, Catherine R. Hidalgo, 40, Westlake, who was also the complainant, was transported to a local hospital. 

 

Once detectives arrived on scene they immediately issued a BOLO (“be on the lookout”) for Broussard and were in the process of obtaining an Amber Alert for the young girl.  A short time later, at approximately 7:00 a.m. the girl and the stolen car were located in Beauregard Parish by authorities. 

 

Detectives are still currently attempting to locate Broussard and have a warrant for his arrest for aggravated kidnapping; aggravated battery; and 2 counts of 1st degree murder.  He is considered armed and dangerous so please do not approach him.  If anyone sees Broussard or knows of his whereabouts, they are asked to call 911 or the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office at 491-3605.   

 

Broussard is a registered sex offender convicted of molestation of a juvenile in 2005 and 2 counts of molestation of a juvenile in 2011.  He also has an active warrant in the amount of $2 million for his arrest for 1st degree rape and molestation of a juvenile.  

 

The deceased male’s name will be released once verification of identify has been completed and next of kin has been notified.   Catherine Hidalgo is listed in critical condition. 

 

The investigation is ongoing.  CPSO Detective Travis Lavergne is the lead investigator on this case. 


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CPSO INVITES PUBLIC COMMENT ON EQUIPMENT FUNDED THROUGH FEDERAL GRANT

Lake Charles –

 

Under the 2020 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program Local Formula Solicitation, the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office is proposing the procurement of approximately 390 Narcan overdose treatment kits.  This grant has an allocation of funding by the Bureau of Justice Assistance totaling $31,735. 

 

The application for federal assistance under this grant is due by August 19, 2020 and comments from the public regarding this grant proposal are encouraged.  All comments are to be directed to the attention of Lt. Jennifer Creel, Professional Standards, at (337) 431-8076 within 10 days of this posting.

CPSO SEARCHING FOR DRIVER RESPONSIBLE FOR HIT & RUN PEDESTRIAN FATALITY IN SULPHUR

Lake Charles, LA –

 

On May 1 at approximately 6:00 p.m. Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies were dispatched to the intersection of W. Houston River Road and Jeffrey Lane in Sulphur in reference to a hit and run.  When deputies arrived they learned a hay bale had fallen off a trailer, striking a pedestrian and causing serious injuries.

 

The victim, Ernest Domingue, 74, Sulphur, was transported to a local hospital and on June 7 she died from the injuries she sustained in the accident.    

           

The investigation revealed a truck pulling a trailer loaded with two round bales of hay, was traveling westbound on W. Houston River Road.  When the truck neared the intersection at Jeffrey Lane the load shifted and the hay bales, which were not properly secured, fell off the trailer.        

           

The truck is described as a black Dodge, four door, 3500 dually pickup truck pulling a tandem axle, 18 to 20 foot trailer.  The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office is asking anyone with information relating to this hit & run to call CPSO at 491-3605.

 

CPSO Sr. Cpl. Casey Steech is the lead investigator on this case.  

CPSO SEARCHING FOR ARMED ROBBERY SUSPECTS OF CONVENIENCE STORE IN SOUTH LAKE CHARLES

Lake Charles –

 

Earlier this morning at approximately 3:00 a.m. Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a call of an armed robbery of a convenience store in the 7600 block of Elliott Road in Lake Charles. 

 

The preliminary investigation revealed the suspect entered the store with a handgun and demanded money from the clerk.  The suspect stole an undisclosed amount of cash and fled the scene in a tan or gold colored Chevrolet Silverado.  Detectives have reason to believe there was another suspect waiting in the Silverado at the time the robbery occurred. 

           

If anyone has any information regarding this robbery or can identify the suspect or truck seen in the photographs, please contact the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office at 491-3605 or Crime Stoppers at 439-2222.

           

CPSO Detective Randall Gibbons is the lead investigator.


CPSO ARRESTS CONVICTED SEX OFFENDER FOR 3RD DEGREE RAPE

Lake Charles, LA –

 

Earlier this month Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office detectives received a complaint in reference to convicted sex offender Todd J. Lavergne, Sr., 50, Lake Charles.  When detectives spoke with the 15 year old victim she advised Lavergne had been raping her for approximately two years.  She stated the last incident occurred approximately a week ago. 

 

On July 9 after further investigation, Judge Clayton Davis signed a warrant for Lavergne in the amount of $2.5 million.  Lavergne, who was currently incarcerated at the Calcasieu Correctional Center on narcotics charges, was additionally charged with 3rd degree rape; and 2 counts of oral sexual battery.     

           

Lavergne was convicted of indecent behavior with a juvenile in 1994 in Calcasieu Parish.

 

CPSO Detective Jacob Dore is the lead investigator on this case.

CPSO ARRESTS MAN FOR KIDNAPPING & ATTEMPTED ROBBERY

Lake Charles, LA –

 

On July 1 at approximately 1:00 a.m. Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies were dispatched to a home in Iowa in reference to an attempted robbery.

           

When detectives arrived on scene they spoke with the victim who stated while he was staying at another residence, Tyrone D. Bartie, 46, 132 Reid Street, Lake Charles, knocked on the door and demanded money from him.  The victim advised detectives Bartie led him to believe he was armed and threatened his life, forcing him to get in Bartie’s car.  The victim then stated they drove to another location at which time Bartie picked up an unknown man.  Bartie then drove the victim to his residence and threatened to kill him if he did not get the money.  The victim stated he was able to go inside his home at which time another resident inside the home called law enforcement, and the suspects fled the scene.

           

Later the same day, after further investigation Judge Ron Ware signed a warrant in the amount of $120,000 for Bartie’s arrest.  On July 6 he was located, arrested and booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center and charged with 2nd degree kidnapping; and attempted 1st degree robbery. 

 

CPSO Detective Travis Mier is the lead investigator on this case.  

CCC INMATE FOUND HANGING IN JAIL

Lake Charles, LA –

 

Last night at approximately 10:30 p.m. an inmate at the Calcasieu Correctional Center, Braylan M. Daigle, 21, Lake Charles, was found hanging in his single-man cell.  Deputies immediately cut him down and attempted to perform lifesaving measures, but he was later pronounced dead by medical personnel. 

           

Cause of death is unknown at this time but foul play is not suspected.  The investigation is continuing.

CPSO ARRESTS MAN FOR ILLEGAL USE OF A WEAPON

Lake Charles, LA –

 

On June 29 at approximately 9:30 p.m. Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies were dispatched to Lake Caroline Drive in Lake Charles in reference to a disturbance involving several people. 

           

During the initial investigation deputies learned there was a large fight and multiple shots had been fired during the fight.  Deputies obtained a description of a car that was possibly involved.  A short time later deputies located the car and a traffic stop was conducted.  When they spoke with the driver Shane D. Richard, 32, 2514 Annetta Drive, Lake Charles, he advised deputies he fired multiple rounds in the air during the fight.  He also told deputies another unknown suspect fired shots during the fight.  

           

Richard was arrested and booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center and charged with illegal use of weapon or dangerous instrumentalities.  He was released the following day on a $5,000 bond set by Judge Ron Ware.

           

There were no injuries sustained from the gunfire.  The investigation is continuing and more arrests are possible.  

 

CPSO Detective Seth Abshire is the lead investigator on this case.  

CPSO ARRESTS MAN FOR FAILURE TO REGISTER AS A SEX OFFENDER

Lake Charles –

 

On July 1 at approximately 10:00 p.m., Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies were dispatched to the 900 block of Bilbo Street in Lake Charles in reference to suspicious circumstances. 

 

When deputies arrived they made contact with convicted registered sex offender, Tyrone Bradshaw, 53, Lake Charles, who was sleeping outside a local church.  While speaking with Bradshaw deputies learned he was no longer living at his last registered address on Canvasback Street in Lake Charles, and had failed to register a new address with law enforcement, making him in violation of his sex offender registration requirements. 

 

Bradshaw was arrested and booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center and charged with failure to register as a sex offender.  Judge Ron Ware set his bond at $2,000.  

               

Bradshaw was convicted of rape by force or fear in 1985 in California.  He was additionally convicted of failure to register as a sex offender in 2015.

 

CPSO Cpl. Jacob Williams was the arresting deputy on this case.

Standing Together for Equality

Crime Stoppers CPSO 131

On June 14 the suspect seen in these photographs entered Dick's Sporting Goods located at 542 W. Prien Lake Road in Lake Charles.

 

The suspect stole a set of Callaway irons worth approximately $1,400.

 

If anyone has any information please call Crime Stoppers at 439-2222.  For Crime Stoppers I am Chief Deputy Stitch Guillory.

CPSO LOOKING FOR MAN RESPONSIBLE FOR SHOPLIFTING

Lake Charles, LA –

           

On June 15 Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies were dispatched to a store on West Prien Lake Road in Lake Charles in reference to shoplifting. 

           

Upon arrival deputies spoke with the complainant who stated an unknown man stole a set of Callaway Apex irons worth approximately $1,400.  Detectives viewed video surveillance and observed the suspect stealing the irons the previous day, Sunday, June 14 around noon. 

           

The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office is asking the public for assistance in identifying the man.  If anyone knows his identity, please call Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office lead Detective Charles Trosclair at 491-3605 or Crime Stoppers at 439-2222.            

CPSO ARRESTS MAN FOR BURGLARY & THEFT

Lake Charles, LA –

 

On June 15 Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies were dispatched to a mobile home park off Patton Street in Sulphur in reference to several complaints of residential burglaries that had occurred the previous night.  When deputies spoke with the complainant they were advised the suspect had stolen several items out of the homes and damaged the residences.  During the investigation detectives were able to identify the suspect as Jody P. Broussard, 34, 306 E. Miller Ave., Iowa.

           

Later the same day, after further investigation, Judge David Ritchie signed a warrant in the amount of $205,000 for Broussard’s arrest.  He was later located and arrested.  After a subsequent search of his truck and home detectives located numerous items that had been reported stolen from the residences on Patton Street.

           

Broussard was booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center and charged with 6 counts of simple burglary of an inhabited dwelling; 6 counts of simple criminal damage to property $1,000 to $50,000; 5 counts of theft less than $1,000; and theft from $1,000 to $5,000.  

 

CPSO Detective James Rathke is the lead investigator on this case.  

CPSO MAKE ADJUSTMENTS DUE TO RISE IN COVID-19

Lake Charles, LA –

 

Due to the recent rise in COVID-19 cases in our area the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office is making adjustments to some services currently offered.  CPSO offices are remaining fully staffed and ready to serve the public, but in an attempt to keep the public and deputies safe we are limiting the amount of public in the building at one time.  The following offices have minor changes.

           

-CPSO ID/Records Department:  Please call (337) 491-3642 to set up an appointment for fingerprints. 

           

-CPSO Bar Cards:  Please call (337) 491-7960 to set up an appointment for bar cards.  We are also asking you please print out the bar card application and have it filled out prior to your arrival in an attempt to limit the time you will be in the office.  You can find the application on our website at www.cpso.com under the Special Investigations tab.  

 

-All CPSO Law Enforcement Centers:  If you are needing assistance from a LEC please call and schedule an appointment. 

Bell City / Hayes LEC: (337) 491-7939

Carlyss LEC: (337) 491-3810

Central LEC: (337) 491-3626

DeQuincy LEC: (337) 494-4590

Iowa LEC: (337) 491-3629

Moss Bluff LEC: (337) 491-3627

South Lake Charles LEC: (337) 431-1331

Sulphur LEC: (337) 491-3625

Starks LEC: (337) 491-6659

Vinton LEC: (337) 494-4568

 

-CPSO Administration: To speak with Sheriff Tony Mancuso or Chief Stitch Guillory please call 491-3715 and they will attempt to handle your concerns over the phone, if possible.  Although Sheriff Mancuso believes in an open door policy we will not be taking walk-ins or issuing Honorary Commissions at this time to protect the health of the community and our department.  

 

The public is encouraged to conduct business over the phone or online if possible.  The public is required to wear a mask while conducting business at the Sheriff’s Office and will be subject to a health screening completed by a deputy upon arrival.  

 

There is no change at this time to visitation at the CCC or CSP; visitation will remain suspended until further notice.  

CPSO ARRESTS MAN FOR FAILURE TO REGISTER AS SEX OFFENDER

Lake Charles–

 

The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office Sex Offender Unit arrested convicted registered sex offender Tony Marcantel, 50, Shreveport, after it was learned he was living at a residence in Sulphur and failed to notify the proper authorities within three (3) days, as required by law for all registered sex offenders.  During the investigation detectives learned Marcantel, who is registered in Shreveport, had been living in Sulphur for several weeks. 

 

On June 19 Marcantel was located at the residence in Sulphur.  He was arrested and booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center and charged with failure to register as a sex offender.  Judge David Ritchie set his bond at $100,000.

 

Marcantel was convicted of molestation of a juvenile in 2002 in Calcasieu Parish.

           

CPSO Detective Cory Myers is the investigator on this case.

Crime Stoppers CPSO 130

On June 10 between 3:00 a.m. and 4 a.m. an unknown suspect burglarized the business of Landscape Management located at 5005 Cobra Road in Lake Charles.

 

The suspect shown in these photograph cut a hole into the warehouse wall to gain entry into the business.  The suspect stole over $20,000 worth of law equipment.

 

If anyone has any information please call Crime Stoppers at 439-2222.  For Crime Stoppers I am Chief Deputy Stitch Guillory.

CPSO DEPUTIES INVOLVED IN SHOOTING

Lake Charles –

 

Earlier today at approximately 11:00 a.m. Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies were dispatched to a residence on Highland Street in south Lake Charles in reference to serving an arrest warrant for domestic abuse and child endangerment. 

 

Upon arrival at the home deputies were able to secure the child, who was located inside, and move him to a safe area away from the residence.  Moments later, when deputies attempted to execute the warrant the suspect refused to comply with deputies commands.  The suspect charged at deputies with a machete at which time deputies shot the suspect.  He was pronounced dead on the scene. 

           

Sheriff Tony Mancuso has requested the Louisiana State Police conduct an investigation into the officer-involved shooting incident; all questions regarding the shooting should be deferred to them.

CPSO Crime Stoppers 129

CPSO Crime Stoppers 128

CPSO ARRESTS MAN FOR FAILURE TO REGISTER 2ND OFFENSE

Lake Charles –

 

On June 14 at approximately 10:00 p.m., a Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office deputy was dispatched to a residence on Wanda Lane in DeQuincy in reference to a suspicious vehicle driving slowly in the neighborhood.   

 

When the deputy arrived he made contact with the driver, registered sex offender Harold K. Ramuar, 56, 909 Tana Street, Sulphur.  Ramuar advised the deputy he had driven from Sulphur and was looking for a friend but was lost.  During the investigation it was learned the van Ramuar was driving had not been registered with law enforcement, making him in violation of his sex offender registration requirements. 

 

Ramuar was arrested and booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center and charged with failure to register as a sex offender 2nd offense.  Judge David Ritchie set his bond at $150,000. 

 

Ramuar was convicted of contributing to the delinquency of a juvenile by performing sexually immoral acts in 2009 in Calcasieu Parish; he was also convicted of failure to register as a sex offender in 2015 in Calcasieu Parish.  Ramuar was also arrested earlier this year in February and charged with failure to register as a sex offender 2nd offense. 

 

CPSO Sr. Cpl. Thomas Poore was the arresting deputy on this case.

CPSO ARRESTS 4 FOR VEHICLE BURGLARIES & 1 FOR POSSESSION OF A STOLEN FIREARM

Lake Charles, LA –

 

On June 5 the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office Vehicle Crimes Investigation Unit received multiple reports of burglaries of unlocked vehicles at an RV park on Highway 27 in Sulphur. 

           

During further investigation detectives viewed video surveillance in the area where the burglaries occurred and observed 4 suspects.  Detectives were also able to identify a car, belonging to Allison F. Vincent, 19, 2516 May Street, Westlake, that was used during the burglaries.  On June 10 detectives made contact with Vincent at her residence, and after a subsequent search of the home detectives located 8 firearms inside the home; one of which was reported stolen; along with illegal narcotics. 

           

During further investigation detectives learned Vincent, along with 3 other individuals at the home; Ray A. Mitchell, 18, Demetrius T. Miller, 20, both of Gramercy, LA, and a 17 year old juvenile, New Orleans, LA, were responsible for the vehicle burglaries at the RV park. 

           

They were all four arrested; Vincent, Mitchell and Miller were booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center and the juvenile was booked into the Juvenile Detention Center.  They are all charged with 2 counts of simple burglary; theft of a firearm; and illegal possession of a stolen firearm.  

 

Disean T. Ester, 20, 2465 Highway 397, Lake Charles, who was also in the home at the time the search warrant was executed, was arrested and booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center and charged with possession of a stolen firearm; illegal possession of a firearm by a convicted felon; and possession of marijuana. 

 

Judge Michael Canaday set Vincent, Mitchell and Miller’s bonds at $90,000 and Ester’s bond at $130,000.      

           

Detectives have reason to believe most, if not all of the firearms found in the residence have been stolen within the last several months, but are currently waiting for verification.  Detectives also learned Vincent, Mitchell, Miller, Ester, and the juvenile are responsible for other vehicle burglaries that occurred outside of Calcasieu Parish.  The investigation is ongoing and more charges are likely. 

 

CPSO VCIU Detective Tyler McKnight is the lead investigator on this case.  


CPSO SEARCHING FOR WOMAN RESPONSIBLE FOR EARLY MORNING SHOOTING

Lake Charles, LA –

 

Earlier this morning at approximately 3:30 a.m. Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies were dispatched to a residence on Eugene Lane in Lake Charles after receiving a call in reference to a shooting.  Upon arrival deputies located two victims inside the residence suffering from gunshot wounds. 

 

When detectives arrived they were advised by residents in the home that Kalley N. Murray, 23, 4109 Carlyss Drive, #57, Sulphur, was responsible for the shooting.  Detectives viewed video surveillance from the home and observed Murray, who is an acquaintance of one the residents, standing at the front of the home kicking the door.  Detectives then observed Murray shoot at the residence numerous times before leaving the scene.   

 

Detectives are attempting to locate Murray, who has an active warrant in the amount of $450,000 set by Judge David Ritchie for 2 counts of aggravated battery; 6 counts of aggravated criminal damage to property; and illegal use of a weapon during a crime of violence.  The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office is asking the public for assistance in locating her; if anyone knows her whereabouts, please call the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office at 491-3605.

           

The two victims, ages 10 and 28, were transported to a local hospital with non-life threatening injures. 

 

CPSO Detective Michelle Robinson is the lead investigator on this case.  

 

UPDATE: Murray has been taken into custody in Lafayette with the assistance of the Lafayette Police Department, Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Office, Louisiana State Police, Carencro Police Department, and the Marshal’s Office Task Force.

CPSO SEARCHING FOR BURGLARY & THEFT SUSPECT(S)

Lake Charles, LA –

 

On June 12 around noon Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies were dispatched to a residence on Luke Powers Road in Lake Charles in reference to a burglary.

 

During the initial investigation the victim advised deputies sometime during the evening hours on June 11 and the morning hours on June 12 someone broke into a storage trailer that was parked in his driveway.  The victim also advised detectives the suspect entered a tool box on his truck.  The victim stated the suspect stole 20 Stihl chainsaws, valued at over $10,000, out of the trailer.

 

If anyone has any information regarding this burglary and theft they are asked to call the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office at 491-3605.

 

CPSO Detective John Coffman is the lead investigator on this case.

CPSO ARRESTS MAN FOR 2nd DEGREE RAPE

On June 14 Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies were dispatched in reference to a rape.  During the initial investigation the victim advised detectives she was raped by Michael J. Handy, Jr., 25, 2960 Lake Street, #410, Lake Charles, a couple days prior, while she was at his residence. 

 

A short time later detectives located Handy at his place of employment, and after speaking with him he was arrested and booked in the Calcasieu Correctional Center and charged with 2nd degree rape.  His bond is still pending.   

 

CPSO Detective Ben Hare is the lead investigator on this case.

CPSO SEARCHING FOR BURGLARY & THEFT SUSPECT(S)

Lake Charles, LA –

 

On June 10 at approximately 5:00 a.m. Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies were dispatched to a business on Cobra Road in Lake Charles in reference to a burglary.

 

During the initial investigation detectives learned sometime between 3:00 and 4:00 a.m. an unknown suspect cut a hole through the warehouse wall and stole over $20,000 worth of lawn equipment including Stihl chain saws, Stihl weed eaters, Stihl edgers, and a Stihl demo saw, along with other landscaping tools.

If anyone has any information regarding this burglary and theft they are asked to call the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office at 491-3605.

 

CPSO Detective John Coffman is the lead investigator on this case.


CPSO ARRESTS MAN RESPONSIBLE FOR EARLY MORNING SHOOTING

Lake Charles, LA –

 

Earlier this morning at approximately 3:30 a.m. Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies were dispatched to a night club in the 3900 block of Highway 90 in Lake Charles after receiving a call in reference to a shooting.  Upon arrival deputies located a victim inside the night club with a gunshot wound.  Deputies immediately dressed the wound until emergency medical personnel could arrive; at which time the victim was transported to a local hospital.  Once deputies arrived at the hospital it was learned three additional victims were at the hospital suffering from gunshot wounds they received as a result of the shooting. 

 

During further investigation and after speaking with witnesses at the scene detectives learned Nathaniel J. Lede, 26, Lake Charles, was responsible for the shooting.  A short time later detectives observed Lede driving on Highway 14 in Lake Charles, at which time a traffic stop was initiated and he was taken into custody.     

           

Lede was arrested and booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center and charged with 4 counts of aggravated battery; aggravated assault with a firearm; illegal possession of a firearm at an alcoholic beverage outlet; possession of a firearm by a convicted felon; and illegal discharge of a firearm during a crime of violence.  Judge Michael Canaday set his bond at $535,000.  Lede was currently on parole after being released in August 2018.  He was convicted of illegal use of a weapon; illegal possession of stolen things; and simple burglary in the 14th Judicial District Court and was to remain on supervision until October 2024. 

           

The four victims all suffered non-life threatening injures. 

 

CPSO Detective Travis Mier is the lead investigator on this case.  

Sheriff Mancuso thanks our community and the families of our dedicated deputies.

CPSO RESPONDS TO ACCIDENTAL DEATH

Lake Charles –

 

Yesterday around noon the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to Jug Says Road in Moss Bluff in reference to a medical emergency.  When deputies arrived they discovered Keith D. Lemoine, 41, Moss Bluff, unconscious and not breathing.  During further investigation it appears Lemoine was working on an electrical device in his garage when he was electrocuted.  He was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced deceased. 

 

Foul play is not suspected, the death appears to be accidental. 

CPSO MAKE ADDITIONAL ARREST IN SHOOTING INCIDENT

Lake Charles, LA –

 

On May 25, shortly after midnight, Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies were dispatched to a business at 6780 Highway 90 E. in Lake Charles after receiving multiple calls in reference to a shooting that occurred.  Upon arrival deputies learned there was a graduation party taking place at the business with approximately 200 unsupervised teenagers in attendance.  Deputies located several victims at the scene with injuries and learned several victims had already been taken to the hospital. 

 

During the initial investigation and after speaking with numerous witnesses detectives learned Devin L. Levier, 17, 1236 S. Railroad Avenue, Lake Charles, one of the individuals who had already been taken to the hospital, was responsible for the shooting.  When deputies arrived at the hospital they made contact with Mary M. Brignac, 23, 2004 5th Street, Lake Charles, and learned she had brought Levier to the hospital.  Upon searching the car Brignac was in possession of, deputies located a semi-automatic pistol, which had been previously reported stolen through the Lake Charles Police Department.  Brignac was arrested and booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center.  Brignac was charged with possession of a stolen firearm; she was released later the same day on a $7,000 bond set by Judge Sharon Wilson. 

 

On May 27, after Leviers release from the hospital, he was booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center and charged with illegal use of a weapon; illegal possession of a handgun by a juvenile; aggravated 2nd degree battery; and aggravated assault with a firearm.  He was released later the same day on a $70,000 bond set by Judge Sharon Wilson.   

           

After further investigation detectives learned gunfire erupted outside the business after the initial gunfire inside.  After reviewing surveillance cameras in the area of the incident detectives observed a car travelling westbound on Highway 90 when a flash from a muzzle was seen coming from inside the car as it drove past the business while a group of people were standing outside.  Detectives were able to identify the car and on May 30, a search warrant was executed on the car.  Detectives learned Abram I. Landry, 19, 6735 Highway 90 E, Lot # 58, Lake Charles, was the driver of the car during the time of the shooting and during a subsequent search warrant on his residence detectives recovered a semi-automatic assault rifle with a 30 round magazine and a semi-automatic pistol. 

 

Landry was arrested and booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center and charged with assault by drive-by shooting; and illegal use of a weapon while committing a crime of violence.  Judge Sharon Wilson set his bond at $75,000.  It was also learned Landry had an active warrant in the amount of $101,500 for domestic abuse aggravated assault; illegal use of a weapon; aggravated criminal damage to property; aggravated assault with a firearm; and simple battery.       

           

The investigation is ongoing and more arrests are expected. 

 

CPSO Detective Michelle Robinson is the lead investigator on this case.  

CPSO ARRESTS MAN FOR DWI 3RD

Lake Charles, LA –

 

On May 23 at approximately 3:00 a.m. Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies were patrolling the area of East Burton Street near J. Clophus Road in Sulphur when they observed two cars parked next to each other; one of the cars having obvious damage.

           

During the initial investigation deputies learned Johnny L. Koopman, Jr., 25, Bridge City, Texas, had left a bar, driving an acquaintance’s car and somehow damaged it.  Deputies observed tire marks and damaged landscaping, along with a damaged water pipe in the area where the car was parked.  Deputies were attempting to locate Koopman at which time deputies were notified by CPSO dispatch that Koopman had called stating he had been in a vehicle accident and was hiding in the woods. 

           

Deputies located Koopman, at which time he was arrested.  When deputies were speaking with him he stated he had been driving the car but did not know what happened.  He also advised deputies he had been drinking prior to the incident.  Deputies observed injuries to Koopman, at which time he was transported to a local hospital by ambulance. 

           

Due to his injuries Koopman, who has two previous DWIs, could not complete standard field sobriety testing; but submitted to toxicology testing while at the hospital.  Once he was treated and released he was booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center and charged with DWI 3rd; no driver’s license on person; carless operation; and hit and run driving.  He was released on May 26 on a $22,000 bond set by Judge Ron Ware.   

 

CPSO Deputy John Hays is the arresting deputy on this case.  

Notice of Public Meeting

NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING

 

A public meeting will be held as follows:

 

DATE: Friday, June 5, 2020

TIME: 9:00 a.m.

PLACE OF MEETING:  Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office

                                          5400 East Broad Street

                                          Lake Charles, LA  70615

AGENDA: 

Call to Order

 

            Roll Call

 

            Approval of the Minutes from last meeting held January 6, 2020

           

No Old Business

 

            New Business:

 

1. Amend the 2019-2020 Budget for Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office

2. Adopt the proposed 2020-2021 Budget for The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office

           

Adjournment

                                                                        Tony Mancuso, Sheriff

                                                            Calcasieu Parish Law Enforcement District

                                                            5400 East Broad Street

                                                            Lake Charles, LA  70615

                                                            (337) 491-3700

 

In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, if you need special assistance, please contact Nicole Ory at 337-602-6846, describing the assistance that is necessary.

 

 

CPSO ARRESTS MAN FOR 4 COUNTS OF WORTHLESS CHECKS

Lake Charles, LA –

           

On April 24 the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office received a complaint in reference to Christopher A. Leblanc, 31, 8511 Gulf Highway, Lake Charles, writing checks out of a closed account. 

           

During the investigation detectives learned Leblanc had written several checks totaling approximately $144,000 out of a closed account.  Leblanc used the checks to purchase a four wheeler with accessories along with three vehicles from local dealerships in the Lake Charles area. 

           

Detectives learned Leblanc was possibly in the Opelousas area driving one of the vehicles he had purchased; at which time they contacted the Opelousas Police Department for assistance.  OPD was able to locate Leblanc and recover the vehicle.  When detectives spoke with Leblanc, who was being held in the St. Landry Parish Jail, he confirmed he wrote all the checks and stated to detectives he knew some of the checks written were out of a closed account.  On April 30 he was transferred to the Calcasieu Correctional Center and charged with 2 counts of worthless checks $5,000 to $25,000; and 2 counts of worthless checks over $25,000.  Judge David Ritchie set his bond at $125,000.  

           

The four wheeler along with the three vehicles have been recovered.

 

CPSO Detective James Leubner is the lead investigator on this case.  

CPSO CHARGE 8 SUSPECTS WITH 63 COUNTS OF BANK FRAUD

Lake Charles, LA –

 

In January Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office detectives received a complaint from a fraud investigator at a large bank in reference to an ongoing bank fraud in our area.

 

During the investigation, it was learned the suspects were making fraudulent ATM transactions and collecting money on a deceitful basis. Detectives worked with the fraud investigator and learned the suspects were responsible for over 60 cases from January 2019 until December 2019. The bank advised detectives their records indicated they were at a loss for approximately $100,000.

 

Using video surveillance from the bank detectives, along with the assistance from the CPSO Real Time Crime Center, were able to identify multiple suspects responsible for the fraud; Ahmad D. Beloney, 25, 1711 Rose Street, Trevon Benoit, 22, 921 Priscilla Place, Brian K. Williams, 22, 921 Priscilla Place, Gregory P. Griffin, Jr., 31, 6675 Highway 90 E. Lot 245, Aaron C. Leblanc, 20, unknown, Martanez F. Jackson, 22, 1745 Obrien Street, Chrishanski J. Edwards, 20, 633 18th Street, all of Lake Charles, and Raven A. Aaron, 20, Houston, Texas. Detectives also learned the suspects were using social media to solicit participants in the fraud.

 

At the beginning of May, after an extensive investigation, Judge Michael Canaday signed warrants for the arrests of the eight suspects, charging them with 63 counts of bank fraud; racketeering; theft over $25,000; and unlawful posting of criminal activity for notoriety and publicity. On May 18 detectives located Beloney at his residence. The following day detectives located Benoit and Williams after a traffic stop. They were all three arrested and booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center.

 

After Beloney’s arrest it was learned Aaron was attempting to move money from Beloney’s account in an attempt to hide his assets. She was additionally charged with obstruction of justice.

 

Beloney, Williams, Griffin, Leblanc, Jackson and Edwards’ bonds have been set at $735,000. Benoit’s bond is set at $556,000 and Aaron’s bond is set at $755,000.

 

Detectives are currently searching for the remaining five suspects, Griffin, Leblanc, Jackson, Edward and Aaron, and ask if anyone has any information regarding their whereabouts, please call CPSO at (337) 491-3605 or Crime Stoppers at (337) 439-2222.

On May 18, during Beloney’s arrest at his residence the Combined Anti-Drug Task Force (C.A.T. Team) executed a subsequent narcotics search warrant at the home. Detectives located over 280 grams of marijuana, over 900 grams of THC edibles, 3 grams of MDMA, 1 gram of Alprazolam and a shotgun inside the home. The combined street value of the seized narcotics is approximately $10,000.

 

The following people located at the residence were arrested and booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center: Kameron J. Anderson, 22, 1201 Summit Street, Lake Charles, Terra M. Beloney, 48, Joseph P. Beloney, 48, Aujene T. Beloney, 22, and Darius L. Jones, 23, all of 1711 Rose Street, Lake Charles. They were all charged with possession of marijuana with the intent to distribute and possession of drug paraphernalia. Terra, Joseph, Aujene and Jones and were additionally charged with possession of a firearm in the presence of CDS. Terra was also charged with possession of CDS I and possession of CDS IV. Shalise R. Richard, 22, Texas, was arrested and issued a misdemeanor summons for possession of marijuana and released on scene. Ahmad was also charged with possession of marijuana with the intent to distribute; possession of drug paraphernalia; possession of a firearm in the presence of a CDS; possession of CDS II; and money laundering.

 

Judge Ron Ware set Anderson’s bond at $3,000, Terra’s bond at $8,500, Joseph’s bond at $6,500, Aujene’s bond at $4,000 and Jones’ bond at $6,500. Judge Ware also set an additional $14,000 bond for Ahmad in reference to the drug charges.

 

The investigation is ongoing and more arrests are possible.

 

CPSO Detective Joshua Bruns is the lead investigator on this case.


CPSO MAKE ARRESTS & SEARCHING FOR TWO OTHERS INVOLVED IN SHOOTING

Lake Charles, LA –

 

Earlier this morning, shortly after midnight, Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies were dispatched to a business at 6780 Highway 90 E. in Lake Charles after receiving multiple calls in reference to a shooting that occurred.  Upon arrival deputies learned there was a graduation party taking place at the business with approximately 200 unsupervised teenagers in attendance.  Deputies located several victims at the scene with injuries.  Deputies then learned several victims had already been taken to the hospital with injuries. 

 

During further investigation and after speaking with numerous witnesses detectives learned Devin L. Levier, 17, 1236 S. Railroad Avenue, Lake Charles, one of the individuals who had already been taken to the hospital, was responsible for the shooting.  When deputies arrived at the hospital they made contact with Mary M. Brignac, 23, 2004 5th Street, Lake Charles, and learned she had brought Levier to the hospital.  Upon searching the car Brignac was in possession of, deputies located a semi-automatic pistol, which had been previously reported stolen through the Lake Charles Police Department.  Brignac was arrested and booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center. 

           

After further investigation detectives reviewed video surveillance from the business and observed Levier along with two unknown males in possession of firearms.  Detectives also located numerous spent casings of various calibers at the scene of the shooting. 

           

Brignac is charged with possession of a stolen firearm; Judge Sharon Wilson set her bond at $7,000.  Upon Levier’s release from the hospital he will be arrested and booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center and charged with illegal use of a weapon; illegal possession of a handgun by a juvenile; aggravated 2nd degree battery; and aggravated assault with a firearm.  Judge Sharon Wilson set his bond at $70,000.   

           

The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office Violent Crimes detectives are asking the public for assistance in identifying the two other men seen in the video surveillance.  Anyone with information is asked to call CPSO at 491-3605. 

 

Two 15 year old females suffered from non-life threatening injuries from a gunshot wound; one to the leg and one to the buttocks.  Three females, ages 15, 16 and 17, were grazed by bullets.  A 15 year old female and 18 year old male suffered minor injuries during the panic that ensued after the shooting began.  Levier suffered major, but non-life threatening injuries resulting from a gunshot wound to the abdomen.   

           

The investigation is ongoing and more arrests are expected. 

 

CPSO Detective Michelle Robinson is the lead investigator on this case.  


CPSO ARRESTS MAN FOR 2 COUNTS OF FAILURE TO REGISTER AS A SEX OFFENDER

Lake Charles –

 

The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office Sex Offender Unit arrested convicted sex offender Charles R. Getwood, II, 41, Port Arthur, Texas, after an investigation revealed he was in violation of his sex offender registration requirements. 

 

During the initial investigation detectives learned Getwood had been living in Calcasieu Parish since 2009 and did not notify the proper authorities.  The investigation also revealed Getwood had been employed in Calcasieu Parish since 2006.  Detectives made contact with Getwood and advised him he was non-compliant and needed to meet with them on May 15 to register, but he failed to appear for his appointment.  Several days later he contacted detectives and stated he had quit his job and terminated his lease in Calcasieu Parish.  He later met with Detectives on May 21 and it was learned he was still employed in Calcasieu Parish.  It was also learned authorities in Texas, where Getwood was registered, were unaware he had been residing in Calcasieu; making him in violation of his sex offender registration requirements once again.      

 

He was arrested and booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center and charged with 2 counts of failure to register as a sex offender.  Judge Ron Ware set his bond at $3,000.

 

Getwood was convicted of sexual assault of a child in Port Arthur, Texas in 2001. 

 

CPSO Detective Allison Toups is the lead investigator on this case.

CPSO ARRESTS 5 AND ISSUE WARRANT FOR 1 RESPONSIBLE FOR HOME INVASION & ARMED ROBBERY

Lake Charles, LA –

           

On May 11 Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies were dispatched to a home in Hayes in reference to a home invasion that occurred at approximately 3:00 a.m. that morning. 

 

During the investigation detectives spoke with the victim and learned two suspects approached the residence armed with firearms and attempted to gain entry inside.  Detectives then learned one of the suspects confronted the victim and stole an undisclosed amount of cash.  After further investigation and with the assistance of the CPSO Real Time Crime Center, along with witness statements detectives were able to identify six suspects involved in the home invasion and robbery; Frances S. Wright, 20, 3814 Swanee Street, Damonte J. Batiste, 20, 4200 Worthy Drive, Trenisha A. Gray, 17, 1608 Clover Drive, Myrical M. Nelson, 22, 1608 Clover Drive, Leroy D. Jones, 18, 1743 Broadmoor Drive, and Joseph L. Collins, Jr., 22, all of Lake Charles.

 

On May 18 CPSO Violent Crimes detectives along with the CPSO ACT-Team (Anti-Crime and Tactical Team) located all suspects except for Collins.  They were arrested and booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center and charged with armed robbery; armed robbery with the use of a firearm; and home invasion.  Judge Robert Wyatt set Jones’ bond at $200,000 and the others at $90,000.    

 

 Judge Robert Wyatt also signed a warrant in the amount of $90,000 for Collins’ arrest.  He is also charged with armed robbery; armed robbery with the use of a firearm; and home invasion.  Detectives are currently searching for Collins and ask if anyone has any information regarding his whereabouts, please call CPSO at (337) 491-3605 or Crime Stoppers at (337) 439-2222.

           

The investigation revealed the victim is an acquaintance with at least one of the suspects. 

 

CPSO Detective Hollan Dyer is the lead investigator on this case. 


CPSO ARRESTS MAN FOR FAILURE TO REGISTER AS A SEX OFFENDER

Lake Charles –

 

On May 7 a Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office deputy was conducting a routine sex offender check on convicted sex offender, Lorenzo Mays, Jr., 42, Lake Charles.  During the check the deputy was unable to locate Mays at the residence listed on his sex offender registration.  During the investigation the deputy was advised by the homeowner that Mays did not live at that address; making him in violation of his sex offender registration requirements. 

 

Calcasieu Parish Sheriffs Office Sex Offender detectives continued attempts to locate Mays but were unsuccessful so on May 11 detectives issued a warrant for his arrest signed by Judge Robert Wyatt.

 

On May 14 Mays was located at a residence on Holmes Street in Lake Charles and arrested and booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center and charged with failure to register as a sex offender 2nd offense.  His bond is set at $10,000.

 

Mays was convicted of carnal knowledge of a juvenile in 2005 in Calcasieu Parish.  Mays was additionally convicted of failure to register as a sex offender in 2007 and again in 2014. 

           

CPSO Detective Cory Myers is the lead investigator on this case. 

CPSO ARRESTS MAN FOR DWI 4th

Lake Charles, LA –

 

On May 17 at approximately 1:00 a.m. Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies conducted a traffic stop on a car near the intersection of Ryan Street and W. Claude Street in Lake Charles.

 

When a deputy spoke with the driver, Damien J. Ashworth, 40, 1320 Sally Mae Street, Lake Charles, he observed him to have glassy eyes along with slurred speech.  Ashworth advised the deputy he had two shots of liquor.  During the investigation deputies learned Ashworth had three previous DWI arrests within the last ten years as well as a suspended driver’s license.  Deputies also located an open container of alcohol partially under the driver’s seat, in plain view.     

 

After Ashworth performed poorly on standard field sobriety testing he was arrested and transported to the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office for breath intoxilyzer testing; which he refused.  Deputies obtained a warrant to have his blood drawn for a toxicology report; he was then transported to a local hospital. 

 

After hospital personnel collected the blood sample Ashworth was transported back to CPSO.  He was booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center and charged with DWI 4th; driving under suspension for prior DWI; failure to maintain lane; and open container.  He was released the following day on a $28,250 bond set by Judge Robert Wyatt.

 

CPSO Sr. Cpl. Cameron Hicks is the arresting deputy on this case. 

CPSO ARRESTS STUDENT WITH BB GUN AT SAM HOUSTON HIGH SCHOOL

Lake Charles –

 

Earlier this morning at approximately 8:00 a.m. a Calcasieu Parish School Resource Officer was informed by several different sources that a 15 year old student possibly had a gun in his backpack.  The SRO, along with school personnel, detained the student and after a search of his backpack, a BB gun, which looked similar to a real firearm, was located. 

           

The student was booked in the Juvenile Detention Center and charged with illegal possession of a dangerous weapon on school property.

           

CPSO School Resource Officer Cpl. Bobby Benjamin and Detective Greg Jordan are the lead investigators on this case.

CPSO ARRESTS MAN FOR 4th OFFENSE DWI

Lake Charles, LA –

 

On November 28 at approximately 9:00 p.m., a Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office deputy was dispatched to the intersection of Fred Istre Road and Carlyss Drive in Sulphur in reference to a truck that crashed in the ditch. 

 

When the deputy approached the truck and spoke with the driver, William L. Doss, 65, 4203 Carlyss Drive #75, Sulphur, she detected an odor of alcohol emitting from his breath.  The deputy also observed Doss to have unsteady balance, slurred speech, and glossy eyes.  Doss advised the deputy he was attempting to back up and turn around but backed up too far and went into the ditch.  Doss also advised the deputy he had been drinking prior to driving the truck.    

 

Doss, who was unable to complete a standard field sobriety test due to minor injuries sustained in the crash, was arrested and transported to the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office, where a breath intoxilizer test revealed he was over the legal limit.

           

Doss, who has three prior DWI arrests, was booked into Calcasieu Correctional Center and charged with DWI 4th; and careless operation.  Judge Clayton Davis set his bond at $12,000 with special conditions being he cannot operate a vehicle without an ignition interlock device and must he must wear an alcohol detecting bracelet.

CPSO Deputy Tori Boone was the arresting deputy on this case.

CPSO DEPUTIES ISSUE TURKEYS INSTEAD OF TICKETS FOR THANKSGIVING

Lake Charles, LA –

 

Earlier today Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies handed out turkeys instead of tickets for Thanksgiving.  Deputies handed out the turkeys to citizens throughout the parish who committed minor traffic violations, such as no seatbelt or speeding. 

               

The turkeys were donated to CPSO by Caran and Harry Shaheen, owners of the 5 Star Convenience Stores.  


CPSO ARRESTS TEXAS MAN FOR 28 COUNTS OF IDENTITY THEFT

Lake Charles, LA –

 

On August 5 the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office detectives division received a report in reference to a local church in Iowa having unauthorized charges on their account from several different convenience stores in Calcasieu Parish.  During the initial investigation, while obtaining video surveillance from the stores where the fraudulent charges occurred, detectives also learned of another victim whose account information had been stolen and was being used by the same suspects.  When detectives reviewed the footage they observed two suspects driving in separate trucks using a card at the gas pumps and fueling a large tank located in the back of one of the trucks. 

 

After further investigation, on November 18 deputies observed one of the trucks driving on Highway 90 in Sulphur.  A traffic stop was conducted and deputies made contact with the driver, Rey A. Moreno-Comcepcion, 30, Port Arthur, TX.  While speaking with Comcepcion deputies learned he was in possession of 28 gift cards with zip codes written on the back.  It was later learned the gift cards were recoded and contained numerous individuals’ credit and debit card information.  Comcepcion advised deputies he used two of the gift cards to purchase fuel earlier that day.

 

Comcepcion was arrested and booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center and charged with 28 counts of identity theft; and a traffic violation.  He was released November 20 on a $28,250 bond set by Judge Sharon Wilson.

 

During the investigation, CPSO detectives along with the assistance of the U.S. Department of Agriculture recovered two skimming devices at the gas pumps of a local convenience store in Iowa and believe they are connected to these cases.  

 

The investigation is continuing and more arrests and charges are likely.  

 

CPSO Detective John Melton is the lead investigator on this case.  

CPSO IMPLEMENTS ANNUAL ROBBERY PREVENTION MOBILIZATION AT PRIEN LAKE MALL FOR THE HOLIDAYS

Lake Charles –

 

The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office will implement the Annual Robbery Prevention Mobilization (RPM) in an effort to deter crime and assist shoppers in the parking lot at the Prien Lake Mall during the holiday season, which begins Friday, November 27 and will continue through December 26, seven days a week from 10 a.m. until one hour past mall closing.

 

The deputies will be on marked ATV's and patrol cars in the parking lot, as well as manning the CPSO Mobile Command Center located in the parking lot of the mall near the intersection of Prien Lake Road and Ernest Street.  Deputies, who will be wearing orange Sheriff’s Office traffic vests during the evening hours, will be available to assist shoppers with such things as helping them find their car, jump starting their car if the battery is dead, changing a flat, assisting employees and shoppers by walking them to their car after dark, or any other assistance they can provide.

 

“The CPSO Robbery Prevention Mobilization has always been instrumental in, not only assisting shoppers with their problems and concerns, but keeping crime to a minimum at a time of year when it is usually on the rise,” says Sheriff Tony Mancuso.  “This will be the fourteenth year we have organized RPM and we are very pleased to be able to offer this service to the public.”

 

CPSO deputies are working this special detail to provide assistance to the public during the busy holiday season.  They are not hired by the mall nor will they be doing security for the mall.  However, the presence of law enforcement on the premises is expected to deter crime in the parking lot. 

 

Deputies will also be conducting regular visits to all convenience stores in the parish during the holiday season to check with store clerks to see if they are experiencing any problems or if they have any special needs. 

CPSO SEARCHING FOR DRIVER OF TRUCK INVOLVED IN HIT & RUN

Lake Charles –

 

The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office is investigating a hit and run that occurred on Friday, November 13 at approximately 10:45 a.m. at a store located on Highway 27 in Sulphur. 

 

During the initial investigation detectives learned a truck, pulling a flatbed trailer, drove into the parking lot making too sharp of a turn and struck a garbage truck that was parked.  The suspect then backed up and exited his vehicle to look at his trailer and fled the scene.  The truck is described as a dark colored Ford F-250 with Texas plates.   

 

 Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office detectives are asking anyone who can identify the truck in the photograph, or anyone with information related to the case to contact the lead investigators, Lt. Bryan Guth or Sr. Cpl. Casey Steech at 491-3846 and reference complaint number 20-162557.

CPSO ARRESTS MAN FOR SEXUAL BATTERY & INDECENT BEHAVIOR WITH JUVENILES

Lake Charles, LA –

 

On November 10 Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office detectives arrested Benjamin H. Hurst, Jr., 35, Lake Charles, after an investigation revealed he had inappropriate sexual contact with a child.  During the investigation it was learned the incidents took place between 2014 and 2015, when the victim was under the age of 13. 

           

He was booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center and charged with sexual battery; and indecent behavior with juveniles.  Judge Michael Canaday set his bond at $900,000. 

 

CPSO Detective Jacob Dore is lead investigator in the case.

CPSO SEARCHING FOR VEHICLE BURGLARY SUSPECTS

Lake Charles, LA –

 

 Earlier this morning at approximately 3:00 a.m. Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies were dispatched to a residence on Vincent Reed Road in Lake Charles in reference to a vehicle burglary.  When deputies spoke with the complainant she stated she went outside and observed three unknown men breaking into her truck.  The complainant also told deputies the suspects fired a gun at her while they were fleeing from her property.

            

During further investigation deputies learned the suspects were possibly driving a truck, which had previously been reported stolen through the Lake Charles Police Department.  A short time later deputies located the stolen truck in a parking lot of a convenience store on Highway 14 at Lake Charles.  Before deputies could make contact with the suspects, they fled the scene.  Deputies attempted to locate them but were unsuccessful. 

  

CPSO Detectives were able to obtain surveillance footage from the convenience store and are asking the public for assistance in identifying the suspect seen in this photograph.   If anyone has any information please call CPSO at 491-3605.

 

CPSO Detective Chris Duhon is the lead investigator on this cases. 

CPSO SEARCHING FOR IDENTITY OF VEHICLE BURGLARY SUSPECTS

Lake Charles, LA –

 

The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office Vehicle Crimes Investigation Unit (VCIU) is currently working several cases of vehicle burglaries that occurred yesterday morning at approximately 4:00 a.m. off East Gauthier Road and Greathouse Road in Lake Charles. 

           

During the initial investigations detectives learned the suspects were entering unlocked vehicles along with forcing entry into several vehicles.  Detectives were able to obtain surveillance from the areas where the burglaries occurred and observed three unknown suspects entering the vehicles.  During further investigation detectives learned 3 firearms along with several other items were stolen during the burglaries.  

 

The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office is asking for anyone with information regarding the vehicle burglaries or if you can identify the suspects seen in the photographs to call CPSO at 491-3605. 

CPSO VCIU Detective Tyler McKnight is the lead investigator on these cases. 


CPSO ARRESTS MAN FOR ILLEGAL POSSESSION OF STOLEN FIREARMS & DRUGS

Lake Charles, LA –

 

On October 27 Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies were dispatched to a home in Westlake in reference to a theft of a firearm.  During the initial investigation detectives learned Gabriel A. Perez, 18, 1131 Shellie Lane #3, Moss Bluff, has possibly purchased the stolen firearm. 

           

On October 30 detectives made contact with Perez at his residence and learned he was in possession of the stolen firearm.  During a subsequent search of Perez’s room detectives located three other firearms, one of which had been reported stolen through the Lake Charles Police Department.  Detectives also located Xanax, Clonazepam, Promethazine, Hydrocodone, along with drug paraphernalia and a large amount of U.S. currency.  When detectives spoke with Perez he admitted to buying and selling narcotics.  Perez also confirmed to detectives he purchased the two stolen firearms, but advised he was only aware that one of them was stolen.   

           

Perez was arrested and booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center and charged with money laundering; possession of drug paraphernalia; possession of CDS V; possession of CDS II; possession with intent to distribute CDS IV; possession of CDS IV; 2 counts of illegal possession of a stolen firearm; and possession of a firearm in the presence of a CDS.  Judge David Ritchie set his bond at $162,500.  

           

The investigation is continuing and more arrests are expected. 

 

CPSO Detective Randall Ravia is the lead investigator on this case.  This investigation is a joint investigation involving CPSO Burglary & Theft, CPSO Vehicle Crimes Investigation Unit, and the Combined Anti-Drug Task Force (C.A.T Team).    

CPSO ARRESTS MAN FOR FALSE IMPRISONMENT, RAPE, & AGGRAVATED BATTERY

Lake Charles, LA –

 

On November 1 at approximately 10:50 p.m. Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies were dispatched to a residence on Goos Road in Moss Bluff in reference to a stabbing.  The complainant advised a woman had showed up at his home with a stab wound.

           

When deputies arrived they spoke with the victim who stated she was stabbed by a man she recently met, later identified as Gerardo Calix-Arteaga, 38, 2065 Goos Road, Moss Bluff, while she was at his residence.  The victim advised deputies after she was stabbed, she was held against her will and raped by Arteaga.  She stated she was eventually able to flee the residence and go to a house nearby for help. 

 

During the initial investigation deputies learned Arteaga had fled the scene prior to their arrival.  A short time later, with the assistance of CPSO K9 Shadow and his handler CPSO Sr. Cpl. Bryan Stewart, Arteaga was apprehended in a wooded area behind the home where the stabbing occurred. 

 

Arteaga was arrested and transported to a local hospital for injuries he sustained during his apprehension.  He was later released and transported to the Calcasieu Correctional Center where he was booked in and charged with false imprisonment offender armed with a dangerous weapon; aggravated battery; 1st degree rape; and resisting arrest.  His bond is still pending.  It was also learned Arteaga had a detainer for U.S. Border Patrol. 

 

The victim was transported to a local hospital where she was treated and released.

 

CPSO Detective Michael Miller is the lead investigator on this case.  

CPSO ARRESTS DRIVER RESPONSIBLE FOR PEDESTRIAN FATALITY IN MOSS BLUFF

Lake Charles, LA –

 

Earlier this morning at approximately 5:30 a.m. Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies were dispatched to the intersection near Old Highway 171 and Rollins Road in Moss Bluff in reference to a man being hit by a car. 

           

The initial investigation revealed a car, driven by George D. McKinney, Jr., 22, 862 Woodland Drive, Moss Bluff, was traveling southbound on Old Highway 171 at a high rate of speed.  McKinney crossed the center line at which time he struck a pedestrian, Jason D. Webb, 30, Moss Bluff, who was jogging.  Webb was transported to a local hospital, where he later died from injuries he sustained in the crash. 

           

During the investigation, while deputies were speaking with McKinney, they observed signs of impairment.  Deputies also located alcoholic beverages in McKinney’s car.  He was arrested and transported to the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office, where a breath intoxilyzer test revealed he was two times over the legal limit.  He was booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center and charged with vehicular homicide; DWI 1st; and careless operation.  His bond is still pending.   

 

CPSO Lt. Bryan Guth is the lead investigator on this case.  

CPSO ARRESTS MAN FOR ORAL SEXUAL BATTERY

Lake Charles –

 

On October 14, the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office received a complaint regarding Tobias O. Andrews, 26, 920 Tallow Road, Lot 20, Lake Chares, having inappropriate sexual contact with a child under the age of 13.  The victim advised detectives the incident occurred while Andrews was babysitting.     

 

On October 23, after further investigation detectives spoke with Andrews, who confirmed the allegations against him.  He was arrested and booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center and charged with oral sexual battery; and sexual battery.  Judge Clayton Davis set his bond at $1 million.

 

CPSO Detective Kara Adams is the lead investigator on this case.

CPSO ARRESTS MAN FOR ATTEMPTED 2ND DEGREE MURDER & 2ND DEGREE BATTERY

Lake Charles –

 

Earlier this morning at approximately 1:00 a.m. the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office responded to a residence on Ashley Avenue in Moss Bluff in reference to a shooting.

           

When deputies arrived they located a man with apparent gunshot wounds and a woman who was bleeding from the head.  The investigation revealed Bryson O. Solomon, 30, Lake Charles, had struck the woman, who was a family member, with a firearm.  Solomon also shot the man, who was an acquaintance of the woman, several times.    

 

After detectives spoke with Solomon he was arrested and booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center and charged with attempted 2nd degree murder; 2nd degree battery; and illegal carrying and discharge of a weapon during a crime of violence.  Judge Clayton Davis set his bond at $1.15 million.

               

Both victims were transported to a local hospital.  The woman was treated and released; the man is listed in stable condition. 

           

CPSO Detective Lt. Casey Lafargue is the lead investigator on this case.

 

 

 

 

 

Public Notice Extreme Emergency Repairs

October 19, 2020

 

This is to inform the public that the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office has declared under R.S. 38:2211 (A)(5)(b) that Hurricane Laura and Hurricane Delta caused extreme damage to the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office Prison Doors and Controls. We will utilize quote request for Repair and replacement of damaged CSP Prison door infrastructure and controlling technologies compatible with the current facility systems.

 

Sheriff Tony Mancuso

 

Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office

Prison Roof Quote Request

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1.       The flat roofs were identified as a TPO roof, not a modified roof system, which is reflected within the specs. Please price accordingly as a modified system per the specifications attachment included in the bid posting.

 

2.       Please acknowledge addendum on quote request form.

 

 

Public Notice Extreme Emergency Repairs

October 19, 2020

 

 

This is to inform the public that the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office has declared under R.S. 38:2211 (A)(5)(b) that Hurricane Laura and Hurricane Delta caused extreme damage to the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office Prison and  Maintenance Building roofs. The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office will be issuing quote requests for the repair and replacement of roofing for both buildings. Quote requests will be due on Thursday October 22, 2020 at 10:00 A.M. CST. Normal bonding and insurance will be mandatory.

Sheriff Tony Mancuso

 

Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office

Prison Roof Quote Request

QUOTE REQUEST

Individual Requesting Quote: Scott Cupicciotti Quote Due Date& Time: Friday 10/16/2020 10:00AM                                              Date of Request: Tuesday 10/13/2020 Department:Corrections Phone Number: 904-445-9646


Project Name: CPSO- Prison Roof R&R ProjectDirector: Scott Cupicciotti Project Start Date: TBDProject Completion Date: TBD Grant Name & #:N/A

All responses to this quote solicitation must be completed using this form and must be transmitted using one of the three delivery options below:

(1)  Email: nory@cpso.com

(2) Physical Delivery: Accounting – 5716 Broad St. Lake Charles, LA 70615

ALL OTHER TRANSMISSIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED OR HONORED.

 

The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office is requesting detailed, itemized, written quotes for the following scope of work/project:

Scope of work/Project Description: See attached scope and specification.

 

 

 

 

Specific insurance [X ] will be required [ ] will not be required for the completion of the scope of work/project above. If specific insurance will be required, please see attached insurance requirements.

A separate contract [X ] will be required [ ] will not be required prior to completion of the scope of work/project above.  If separate contract is not required, this quote request will become the contract.

 

Any public works contract (as defined by LA R.S. 38:2211(12)) which is greater than $25,000 requires a 100% payment and performance bond. Any quotes greater than or equal to the following shall be delivered in a sealed envelope to Purchasing with an applicable Louisiana Contractor's License number printed on the outside of the envelope: $50,000 for public works; $10,000 for electrical and mechanical; and $1 for hazardous materials.

 

Vendor’s  Price  Quote  Excluding Taxes: $If requested, the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office will provide a tax-exempt certificate. Quotes must be inclusive of all costs (material, labor, installation, FOB destination, freight prepaid & allowed, any rentals, fees if required, etc).

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SECTION 01010

 

SUMMARY OF WORK

 

PART 1 GENERAL

 

1.01 SUMMARY
 
A. Project Summary:
Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Complex
5310 Broad St
Lake Charles, LA 70615
 

Cell Building

1. Remove modified gravel roof, lightweight concrete and sheet metal items down to the metal pan.
2. Remove existing 26 ga. galvanized pan.
3. Provide new 22 ga. galvanized B deck and secure to bar joist with using the applicable design codes, namely IBC 2015 and ASCE 7-10. Fasten with #12-24 Tek Screws fastened at a 36-7 pattern are sufficient for all locations of the roof.
4. Provide and install new roof hatch to match existing. Ensure base flashing height is a minimum of 8” above finished roof height.
5. Provide new wood blocking fastened according to FM 1-49 Loss Prevention Data Sheet.
6. Mechanically attach 2.0” Polyisocyanurate (Iso) insulation, 2.5” Polyisocyanurate Insulation,  1/4” tapered Iso Insulation, 1/2” tapered Iso crickets and ½” gypsum board utilizing #14 HD fasteners and 3” plates. Fastening pattern shall be 24 fasteners per 4x8 board in Zone 1 and Zone 2 and 36 fasteners per 4x8 board in Zone 3. Slope to internal drains. Insulation to be provided by Modified Bitumen Manufacturer.
7. Heat fuse one ply of a Type III, SBS modified base sheet (HPR Torch Base by The Garland Company, Inc.) across the entire roof area in shingle fashion starting at the low points (drains).
8. Fabricate and install new 24ga stainless steel gravity vents, 24ga stainless steel pitch pans with hoods, and 4lb lead flashings at soil stacks and new drains.
9. Prime all metal flanges and set in a liberal bed of elastomeric sealant.
10. Strip in flanges with the specified SBS base sheet.
11. At all curb type penetrations, apply a SBS fire related self-adhered membrane and secure with termination bar.
12. Across the entire roof area and curb type penetrations, cold applied at a rate of  3 gallons per Square (Greenlock membrane adhesive) Type III, SBS Mineral Surfaced modified cap sheet(Optimax FR Mineral). Immediately broadcast granules into bleed out.
13. Apply one layer of a  mineral surfaced cap sheet in flashing adhesive up wall and secure with termination bar.
14. Provide and install new ANSI SPRI ES-1 metal edge assembly(Rmer Force by The Garland Company, Inc.)
15. Apply two coats of a non-fibered aluminum coating (Garlabrite by The Garland Company, Inc.) across the entire roof area and flashings.
16. All roof top equipment shall be secured to the curbs with stainless wires or straps.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NOTE: 

-  Basis of Design: The Garland Company, Inc. (225) 266-5179.

- Contractor shall provide a FM Global Rated and Tested Assembly that meets or exceeds the required pressures. 

- Metal Edge shall also meet or exceed ANSI/SPRI ES-1 requirement for pressures.

- Issue Owner 40-year edge to edge warranty with special wind rider for damage up to 130mph wind speed. Warranty shall include deck, insulation and metal edge assembly.

*ASCE 7 wind uplift calculations shall be stamped by a licensed Engineer in the State of Louisiana.

- Manufacturer shall provide progress inspections a minimum of three day a week. The inspections shall be documented in writing along with progress photos ensuring the SOW is being followed. -Written reports shall be turned in by the end of the business day on Fridays.

Successful bidder shall provide sample warranty with wind rider, a letter from the manufacturer that they are an authorized applicator and current printed details for all penetrations and walls prior to beginning work.

 

Maintenance Building

1. Removed built up roof, lightweight concrete and related sheet metal items down to the concrete deck.
2. Provide new wood blocking fastened according to FM 1-49 Loss Prevention Data Sheet.
3. Prime concrete deck with quick dry primer and allow to dry.
4. Across entire roof are install one ply vapor barrier.
5. Provide and install 2.5” Polyisocyanurate (Iso) insulation, and ¼” tapered Iso insulation.
6. Provide and install ½” gypsum board to the tapered Iso insulation.
7. All insulation boards shall be set in ribbons of adhesive. Ribbons shall be 4” o.c. in Zones 1, Zone 2, and Zone 3. Zone width is 8’.
8. Heat fuse one ply of a Type III, SBS modified base sheet (HPR Torch Base by The Garland Company, Inc.) across the entire roof area in shingle fashion starting at the low points (drains).
9. Fabricate and install new 24ga stainless steel gravity vents, 24ga stainless steel pitch pans with hoods, and 4lb lead flashings at soil stacks and new drains.
10. Prime all metal flanges and set in a liberal bed of elastomeric sealant.
11. Strip in flanges with the specified SBS base sheet.
12. At all curb type penetrations, apply a SBS fire related self-adhered membrane and secure with termination bar.
13. Across the entire roof area and curb type penetrations, cold applied at a rate of  3 gallons per Square (Greenlock membrane adhesive) Type III, SBS Mineral Surfaced modified cap sheet(Optimax FR Mineral)Immediately broadcast granules into bleed out.
14. Apply one layer of a SBS mineral surfaced cap sheet in flashing adhesive up wall and secure with termination bar.
15. Provide and install new ANSI SPRI ES-1 metal edge assembly (Rmer Force by The Garland Company, Inc.)
16. Apply two coats of a non-fibered aluminum coating (Garlabrite by The Garland Company, Inc.) across the entire roof area and flashings.
17. All roof top equipment shall be secured to the curbs with stainless wires or straps.
18. Contractor shall include the disconnection of existing chill water lines prior to beginning work.

 

 

 

 

 

NOTE: 

-  Basis of Design: The Garland Company, Inc. (225) 266-5179.

- Contractor shall provide a FM Global Rated and Tested Assembly that meets or exceeds the required pressures. 

- Metal Edge shall also meet or exceed ANSI/SPRI ES-1 requirement for pressures.

Issue Owner 40-year edge to edge warranty with special wind rider for damage up to 130mph wind speed. Warranty shall include deck, insulation and metal edge assembly.

*ASCE 7 wind uplift calculations shall be stamped by a licensed Engineer in the State of Louisiana.

Manufacturer shall provide progress inspections a minimum of three day a week. The inspections shall be documented in writing along with progress photos ensuring the SOW is being followed. -Written reports shall be turned in by the end of the business day on Fridays.

Successful bidder shall provide sample warranty with wind rider, a letter from the manufacturer that they are an authorized applicator and current printed details for all penetrations and walls prior to beginning work.

 

C.Particular project requirements:

 
1. Existing site conditions and restrictions: The building will be occupied at the time of construction and care must be taken not to disturb normal operations of the occupants. 
 
D.Permits: Apply for, obtain, and pay for permits required to perform the work. Submit copies to Owner.
 
E.Codes: Comply with applicable codes and regulations of authorities having jurisdiction.  Submit copies of inspection reports, notices and similar communications to Owner.
 
F. Dimensions: Contractor is responsible to field verify dimensions and penetrations.