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CPSO ARRESTS MAN FOR FAILURE TO REGISTER

Lake Charles, LA –

 

The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office Sex Offender Unit arrested convicted registered sex offender Marlon R. Eaglin, 31, 2971 Highway 3059, Lot 46, Lake Charles, after an investigation revealed he was in violation of his sex offender registrations requirements.

           

During the investigation detectives learned on February 19 Eaglin had been arrested by CPSO deputies for DWI.  During the DWI arrest Eaglin gave an address that did not match the address on his sex offender registration.  Detectives were also advised by deputies Eaglin was driving a vehicle that had not been registered with law enforcement. 

 

On March 4 Eaglin reported to the CPSO Sex Offender Unit to complete his annual registration and confirmed to detectives he had not been living at the address listed on his registration.  He also confirmed he was driving a vehicle that was not listed on his sex offender registration.  He was arrested and booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center and charged with 2 counts of failure to register as a sex offender.  He was released later the same day on $80,000 bond set by Judge Tony Fazzio. 

           

Eaglin was convicted of carnal knowledge of a juvenile in 2010 in Lafayette Parish.  

 

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

CPSO ARRESTS MAN FOR FAILURE TO REGISTER & NOTIFY AS A SEX OFFENDER

Lake Charles, LA –

 

The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office Sex Offender Unit charged convicted sex offender Earl J. Bellard, Jr., 48, Lake Charles, after it was revealed he was in violation of his sex offender registration requirements on several occasions.

           

In September 2020, it was learned Bellard failed to pay his community notification fees, making him in violation of his sex offender registration requirements.  During the investigation, Bellard was due for a quarterly registration in November and failed to report, again making him in violation of his sex offender registration requirements.  It was also learned Bellard failed to pay his annual registration fees for 2020. 

 

On November 24 detectives attempted to make contact with Bellard at his registered address, but it appeared no one was living at the address listed on his sex offender registration.  Detectives attempted to make contact with Bellard several more times and learned he had absconded from his registered address and failed to register a new address with law enforcement, making him in violation of his sex offender registration requirements once again. 

           

After further investigation, on December 10, a warrant was issued for Bellard’s arrest.  Detectives continued attempts to locate Bellard, but were unsuccessful.  On February 28, LCPD made contact with Bellard at which time he was arrested on the warrant. 

 

He was booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center and charged with 2 counts of failure to register and notify as a sex offender 2nd and subsequent offenses; failure to register and notify as a sex offender; and failure to register and notify as a sex offender, paying fees.  Judge David Ritchie set his bond at $151,000 with no release unless cleared by Probation & Parole.

           

Bellard was convicted of simple rape in 1993 in Calcasieu Parish.  He was also convicted of failure to register as a sex offender in Calcasieu Parish in 2012, 2015, 2017, and 2018.

 

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

CALCASIEU PARISH SHERIFF’S OFFICE ARREST SULPHUR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT FOR THREAT

Lake Charles –

 

Yesterday afternoon around 2:30 p.m. Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office School Resource Officers were notified in reference to a possible threat from a student that attends Sulphur High School.

           

During the initial investigation detectives learned the 17 year old boy threatened to shoot up the school.  The student was arrested and booked into the Juvenile Detention Center and charged with terrorizing.

 

CPSO Safe School Officers Joe Mulligan and Sgt. Joe Tartaglia and CPSO Detective Greg Jordan are the lead investigators on the case.

CPSO DEPUTY TERMINATED & LATER ARRESTED

Lake Charles, LA –

 

On August 26, 2020, Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office detectives received a complaint in reference to Deputy Amber Kelly, 31, having an inappropriate sexual relationship with an inmate, while on-duty.  After the initial complaint detectives interviewed Kelly and later the same day she was terminated by Sheriff Mancuso.

           

The investigation was conducted by detectives and turned over to the Calcasieu Parish District Attorney’s Office; charges were accepted and on March 3, a warrant was issued for her arrest for malfeasance in office sexual conduct.  She was arrested the following day and booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center.  Judge Tony Fazzio set her bond at $45,000.

           

Prior to being terminated Kelly worked as a correctional deputy at the Calcasieu Sheriff’s Prison and had been with the department for 5 years.

 

“I am very upset by this incident,” stated Sheriff Tony Mancuso.  “We have an extensive hiring process to ensure we are hiring qualified and competent deputies, but unfortunately we occasionally have one that chooses to stray from the path of integrity.  These sort of actions will never be tolerated in our department and deputies will always be held accountable for their actions.”

           

CPSO Detective Melanie Veillon is the lead investigator on this case.

CPSO ARRESTS MAN FOR 62 COUNTS OF ID THEFT

Lake Charles, LA –

 

In January Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office detectives received several complaints from various financial institutions in reference to a possible bank fraud taking place in our area.

 

During the investigation it was learned two suspects were making fraudulent ATM transactions at local convenience stores throughout the parish. 

 

Detectives also learned the suspects were purchasing gift cards with fraudulent debit cards at local grocery stores in the parish.  Detectives viewed numerous surveillance videos from the locations in which the transactions had taken place and observed the same two suspects responsible for making the fraudulent charges.  During further investigation detectives learned there was approximately 62 victims of identity theft and a total of approximately $23,000 had been stolen.  

 

On March 1 CPSO detectives learned one of the possible suspects was at a local business making ATM withdrawals and detectives were able to obtain a description of the suspect’s truck.  A short time later the truck was located at a different gas station nearby.  Detectives made contact with the suspect, Nasquier Perz-Cardona, 30, Houston, Texas, and observed him to be one of the men seen in the surveillance videos.  He was arrested and booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center and charged with 3 counts of bank fraud; and 62 counts of identity theft.  He was released the following day on a $46,000 bond set by Judge Tony Fazzio.

           

Detectives believe the suspects possibly obtained the victims’ debit card numbers from a fuel pump skimming device.

           

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

           

CPSO Detective Edward Curol is the lead investigator on this case.  

CPSO ARRESTS MAN FOR IDENTITY THEFT & COMPUTER FRAUD

Lake Charles, LA –

 

On March 1 Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies received a report in reference to Michael L. John, 31, Lake Charles, possibly using stolen credit card numbers to purchase a hotel room at a local hotel in Lake Charles. 

           

During the initial investigation it was confirmed John was using stolen credit card numbers and had fraudulently charged over $1,000 at the local hotel.  During further investigation detectives executed a search warrant on John’s room and located numerous credit cards along with a notebook containing instructions on how to obtain individuals’ credit card numbers.  Detectives also located marijuana, methamphetamines, and drug paraphernalia inside the room.  Detectives later learned John was fraudulently modifying credit cards using an electronic tablet and then uploading them online and making transactions.

 

John was arrested and booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center and charged with identity theft from $1,000 but less than $5,000; computer fraud; possession of CDS II; possession of marijuana; and possession of drug paraphernalia.  Judge Tony Fazzio set his bond at $18,500.

 

The investigation is continuing and more charges are possible. 

 

CPSO Detectives Shelli Fontenot and Kent Castille are the lead investigators on this case.  

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CPSO SEARCHING FOR ARMED ROBBERY SUSPECTS

Lake Charles –

 

On February 21 at approximately 4:00 a.m. Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies were dispatched to a convenience store in Vinton in reference to an armed robbery. 

 

The preliminary investigation revealed an unknown suspect entered the store armed with a handgun and demanded money from the clerk.  The suspect stole an undisclosed amount of cash and fled the scene.  After further investigation it was also learned a woman, who had entered the store a short time earlier, is also involved in the robbery. 

 

The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office is asking the public for assistance in identifying the suspects.  If anyone has any information about this robbery or can identify the suspects seen in these photographs, please call CPSO at 491-3605 or Crimestoppers at 439-2222.

           

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


CPSO ARRESTS MAN FOR DWI 4TH

Lake Charles, LA –

 

On February 19 at approximately 2:00 p.m. Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies conducted a traffic stop on a truck traveling on I-10 westbound near mile marker 12.

           

When deputies spoke with the driver, Ronnie J. Russell, Jr., 51, Crystal Beach, Texas, they could smell an odor of alcoholic beverages emitting from his breath.  Deputies also observed Russell to have bloodshot eyes, unsteady balance, and incoherent speech.  During further investigation deputies also located a large bottle of vodka and a cup containing a mixed alcoholic beverage inside the truck. 

           

After Russell refused standard field sobriety testing, he was arrested and transported to the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office for breath intoxilyzer testing; which confirmed he was over the legal limit.   

           

Russell, who has 3 prior DWI arrests, was transported to a local hospital to be examined due to his level of intoxication.  Once he was released from the hospital Russell was transported to the Calcasieu Correctional Center where he was booked in and charged with DWI 4th; driving on a roadway laned for travel; and open container. 

 

He was released on February 22 on a $40,200 bond set by Judge Tony Fazzio, with special conditions being he cannot operate a vehicle without an ignition interlock device, he must wear an alcohol detecting ankle bracelet, must not consume any alcoholic beverages, must be subject to random drug and alcohol screenings, and cannot commit any other crimes.

          

CPSO Cpl. Jesse Morris is the arresting deputy on this case.  

CPSO CHARGES MAN FOR NUMEROUS BURGLARY & THEFTS

Lake Charles, LA –

 

Between July 8 and October 5, 2020, Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies were dispatched to numerous residential burglaries in the areas of Little Drive, Portrush Drive, St. Andrews Drive, and Sassafras Way, all in Lake Charles.

           

During the investigation it was learned the suspect made forced entry into the homes and stole numerous high valued items such as jewelry and purses.  The investigations revealed the suspect stole a total of over $65,000 worth of items from inside the homes. 

           

After a joint investigation, involving the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office and the Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Office, who were also having similar burglaries in their communities, detectives were able to identify the suspect as Justin J. Andrews, 42, Sealy, Texas.  On February 9, CPSO detectives issued warrants for Andrews’ arrest. 

           

Andrews, who is currently incarcerated in Fort Bend County, Texas, is charged with 4 counts of looting; 5 counts of criminal property damage; 4 counts of theft; and simple burglary.  Judge Tony Fazzio set his total bond at $417,500.  Andrews is currently awaiting extradition to Louisiana.  

           

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

           

CPSO Detectives Kerrick Gabrial, Joshua Couch, Charles Trosclair, and John Coffman are the lead investigators on these cases.  

SHERIFF TONY MANCUSO WARNS CITIZENS OF SCAM REPORTED IN OUR AREA

 

Lake Charles, LA –

 

Sheriff Tony Mancuso is warning area residents of a scam that has recently resurfaced in our area. 

 

Victims report receiving a phone call stating a warrant has been issued for their arrest due to their failure to appear for jury duty or grand jury.  The caller, who claims to be with the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office and uses a name of a current CPSO deputy, instructs the victim to purchase a prepaid card to void the warrant and avoid arrest.  THIS IS A SCAM!  Sheriff Mancuso wants residents to know that the majority of the time a valid arrest warrant is served in person by law enforcement officials; however, in some circumstances a law enforcement official may call you if you have a warrant but under no circumstance will that officer ever ask for money or any form of payment.

CPSO ARRESTS TWO WELSH MEN FOR AGGRAVATED 2ND DEGREE BATTERY

Lake Charles, LA –

 

Earlier this morning, at approximately 1:00 a.m. Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies were dispatched to a residence off Gulf Highway in Lake Charles in reference to a shooting. 

           

Upon arrival, deputies learned the victim had been shot once in the abdomen.  During the investigation deputies utilized several investigative techniques and were able to locate the suspect’s car; at which time they made contact with Dymnd K. Brown, 19, and Jermain S. Harmon, 21, both of Welsh, LA.  Deputies also located a handgun and marijuana in Brown and Harmon’s possession.  

 

After further investigation both Brown and Harmon were arrested and booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center and charged with aggravated 2nd degree battery; illegal carrying of weapons during commission of a crime or in the presence of CDS; possession of CDS I.  Judge Tony Fazzio set both Brown and Harmon’s bonds at $240,500. 

 

The victim was transported to a local hospital where he underwent emergency surgery and is listed in stable condition.

 

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


CPSO ARRESTS MAN FOR FAILURE TO REGISTER & NOTIFY AS A SEX OFFENDER

Lake Charles –

 

The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office Sex Offender Unit arrested convicted sex offender Heath W. Daigle, 42, 4981 Mattie Reeves Road, Lake Charles, after it was learned he was in violation of his sex offender registration requirements.

 

During the investigation it was learned Daigle had not paid his community notifications fees, as required by his sex offender registration requirements.  Daigle also failed to report for his semi-annual registration in October 2020, again making him in violation of his sex offender registration requirements. 

 

On February 9, Daigle was arrested and booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center and charged with failure to register as a sex offender; and notification of a sex offender.  Judge Robert Wyatt set his bond at $7,500. 

 

Daigle was convicted of crimes against nature in 1998 in Calcasieu Parish.

 

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

CPSO ARRESTS MAN FOR THEFT & TRESPASSING

Lake Charles, LA –

           

On February 4 Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies were dispatched to a residence on Dolby Street in Lake Charles in reference to a theft in progress. 

           

When deputies arrived the suspect had already fled the scene.  Deputies were able to view surveillance video from the residence and observed an unknown man stealing shingles from outside the home.  Deputies were able to obtain a description of the suspect and the suspect’s vehicle from surveillance footage and CPSO dispatch put out a BOLO (Be on The Lookout). 

 

The following day deputies were patrolling the area where the theft occurred and located a vehicle matching the description of the one involved in the theft.  When deputies spoke with the driver, Adrian A. Zermeno, 20, Houston, TX, they observed him to be the suspect seen on the video surveillance.  He was arrested and booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center and charged with theft under $1,000; and trespassing.  He was released on February 7 on a $4,500 bond set by Judge Robert Wyatt.

 

CPSO Deputy Travis Kilmer is the arresting deputy on this case.  CPSO Detective Charles Trosclair is the lead investigator on this case.  

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CPSO ARRESTS MAN FOR RAPE & CONTRIBUTING TO DELINQUENCY OF JUVENILES

Lake Charles, LA –

 

On January 19 Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office detectives received a complaint in reference to Brandon J. Savoy, 26, 712 Magnolia Street, Westlake, having inappropriate sexual contact with a child under the age of 13. 

 

During the investigation the victim advised detectives the incident occurred at Savoy’s residence.  It was also learned Savoy, who was babysitting the victim along with two other children, also under the ages of 13, provided them with marijuana and allowed them to smoke.

 

Detectives attempted to make contact with Savoy numerous times but he advised he was out of town.  Savoy also failed to show up for a scheduled interview with detectives.  After further investigation, on February 3, detectives executed a search warrant at Savoy’s residence and located marijuana along with drug paraphernalia in his bedroom.  Savoy, who home at the time, was arrested and booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center and charged with 1st degree rape; 3 counts of contributing to the delinquency of a juvenile; possession of CDS I with intent to distribute; and possession of drug paraphernalia.  Judge Robert Wyatt set his bond at $216,500.   

           

CPSO Detective Shelley Trahan is the lead investigator on this case.  

CPSO ARRESTS MAN FOR 2nd OFFENSE FAILURE TO REGISTER AS SEX OFFENDER

Lake Charles–

 

The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office Sex Offender Unit arrested convicted registered sex offender Kelly A. Francois, 47, Vidalia, LA, after it was learned he had been working in Calcasieu Parish without notifying the proper authorities of his employment information, as required by law for all registered sex offenders.

           

During the investigation detectives learned Francois had been working in Calcasieu Parish for over two weeks.  He was arrested and booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center and charged with failure to register and notify as a sex offender 2nd offense.  He was released on February 5 on a $5,000 bond set by Judge Robert Wyatt.

               

Francois was convicted of carnal knowledge of a juvenile in 2003 in Calcasieu Parish.  He was also convicted of failure to register as a sex offender in 2017 and again in 2018. 

           

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

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SHERIFF TONY MANCUSO ANNOUNCES NEW CLOSEWATCH CALCASIEU APP

Lake Charles, LA –

 

Calcasieu Parish Sheriff Tony Mancuso announces the launch of a new cell phone app “CloseWatch Calcasieu,” which provides an easy, anonymous way to send in a tip to CPSO deputies about something suspicious you have seen or heard.  You can submit a tip about any specific school or location in Calcasieu Parish.

           

“You can use the CloseWatch app if you have any information you feel could help law enforcement solve or deter crime, as well as prevent potential harm,” stated Sheriff Mancuso.  “The app is free and easy to use.  You can also remain totally anonymous when submitting a tip.  Once you submit the tip it immediately goes to the CPSO Real Time Crime Center, where deputies will take appropriate steps to ensure the tip is investigated.”

           

You can download the app from your app store on your phone.  For more information on the app and how it works you can visit https://www.cpso.com/crime-prevention/closewatch-calcasieu-app/. 

           

“We have created this app as a tool to further prevent and deter crime in our community.  Although our department prides itself on our proactive approach to policing, our deputies sometimes rely on you to help keep our community a safe place to live.  Your tip could make a difference, so remember if you see something, send something,” finished Mancuso. 

           

The CloseWatch Calcasieu app does not replace 911, which is for emergencies that are happening right now.  

CPSO TO HOST HUNTER’S EDUCATION COURSE

Lake Charles, LA –

 

The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office is hosting a hunter’s education course on Friday, February 19 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., the class will continue on Saturday, February 20 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  The course will be held at the Calcasieu Parish Regional Training Academy located at 3958 Mallard Cove in Lake Charles.  You must attend both days in order to receive credit for the course.

           

This course is offered free of charge to anyone 10 years of age or older.  You must pre-register for the class by visiting https://la-web.s3licensing.com/Event/Details/140642. 

           

Deputies will be following social distancing guidelines and you will be required to wear a face mask.  For more information please call (337) 491-3784.   

 

Refreshments will be provided on both days and lunch will be provided on Saturday. 

                 

CPSO ARRESTS MAN FOR KIDNAPPING & HUMAN TRAFFICKING

Lake Charles, LA –

 

On January 11 Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office detectives were dispatched to a local casino in Lake Charles in reference to a runaway juvenile from Acadia Parish that had been located by the Louisiana State Police Gaming Enforcement Division. 

           

During the initial investigation the 13 year old girl advised detectives she had sexual intercourse with Blake K. Jenkins, 28, Alexandria, LA.  When detectives spoke with Jenkins he confirmed he had sexual intercourse with the girl.  He was arrested and booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center and charged with felony carnal knowledge of a juvenile.  Judge Tony Fazzio set his bond at $60,000.

           

After further investigation it was learned Jenkins had picked up the victim from her residence and transported her to Lake Charles.  Prior to picking her up Jenkins asked her several times to have sex with other men so he could obtain money for gas.  It was also learned Jenkins left the victim at the casino while he went to work and asked her to have sex with men for money while he was gone.

           

On January 28 CPSO detectives additionally charged Jenkins with 2nd degree kidnapping; and human trafficking.  Judge Tony Fazzio set an additional bond at $80,000. 

           

Assisting CPSO in this case is the Louisiana State Police Gaming Enforcement Division, Acadia Parish Sheriff’s Office, and the Department of Homeland Security.       

           

CPSO Detective Shelley Trahan is the lead investigator on this case.  

CPSO ARRESTS SEX OFFENDER FOR FAILURE TO REGISTER

Lake Charles, LA –

 

On January 21, Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office Sex Offender detectives learned John D. Fields, 65, 4044 Woodcrest Street, Lake Charles, a convicted sex offender, was possibly living and working in Calcasieu Parish and failed to notify local law enforcement, making him in violation of his sex offender registration requirements. 

           

On January 29, Fields reported to the CPSO Sex Offender Unit and confirmed he had been living and working in Calcasieu Parish since November 2020 and did not complete his sex offender registration.  He was arrested and booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center and charged with failure to register as a sex offender.  He was released later the same day on a $10,000 bond set by Judge Tony Fazzio.    

           

Fields was convicted of 1st degree rape in 2004 in Oklahoma.

 

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

CPSO ARRESTS MAN FOR DWI 4TH

Lake Charles, LA –

 

On January 22 at approximately 11:00 p.m. a Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office deputy was dispatched to the 1200 block of Highway 171 North in Moss Bluff in reference to a truck in the ditch. 

When the deputy arrived he spoke with the driver, James O. McKeehan, Jr., 55, 4101 Pleasant Drive, Lake Charles, he detected an odor of alcohol emitting from his breath.  The deputy also observed McKeehan to have slurred speech and unstable balance. 

 

After McKeehan performed poorly on a standard field sobriety test he was arrested and transported to the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office for breath intoxilyzer test; which revealed he was over the legal limit. 

 

McKeehan, who has 4 prior DWI arrests, was booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center and charged with DWI 4th and subsequent offenses; and careless operation.  He was released the following day on a $20,500 bond set by Judge Tony Fazzio with special conditions being he cannot operate a vehicle without an ignition interlock device, must be subject to random drug and alcohol screenings, and cannot commit any other crimes.

 

CPSO Cpl. Aaron Miller was the arresting deputy on this case.

CPSO ARRESTS VINTON MAN FOR CHILD PORN

Lake Charles, LA –

 

On January 25 Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office detectives received a tip in reference to Bradley S. Courmier, 29, 1308 Ogese Courmier Road, Vinton, possibly being in possession of child pornography.  The following day detectives subsequently executed a search warrant at Courmier’s residence. 

 

On January 27 detectives made contact with Courmier who confirmed the allegations.  He was arrested and booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center and charged with 7 counts of pornography involving juveniles.   Judge Tony Fazzio set his bond at $70,000.

           

Assisting in this case is the Louisiana Attorney General’s Office and the Department of Homeland Security Investigations.

 

CPSO Detective Lauren Cowick is the lead investigator on this case.

CPSO ARRESTS 4 JUVENILES IN REFERENCE TO HOMICIDE

Lake Charles, LA –

 

Yesterday evening at approximately 7:30 p.m. Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies were dispatched to a grocery store on Highway 14 in Lake Charles in reference to a stabbing. 

           

The initial investigation revealed there was a fight between several young girls inside the store, at which time a 15 year old was stabbed.  The victim was transported to a local hospital where she later died. 

After further investigation detectives arrested four females, ages 14, 13 (2 girls), and 12.  They were all booked into the Juvenile Detention Center.  One is charged with 2nd degree murder and three are charged with principal to 2nd degree murder.    

 

The investigation is continuing and anyone with information is asked to contact the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office at 491-3605. 

 

 

Note: Under normal circumstances juveniles names and information are not released.  The release yesterday was an unusual occurrence and was for the safety of not only the public but the juvenile in question.  

SHERIFF MANCUSO ANNOUNCES METHODS TO PAY 2020 PROPERTY TAXES

Lake Charles –

 

Sheriff Tony Mancuso announces 2020 property taxes notices are currently being mailed.  Taxpayers can choose to pay their 2020 property taxes online on the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office website at www.cpso.com by using a Visa, MasterCard, Discover, or American Express credit card.  You may also pay by phone by calling 1-888-877-0450.  Taxpayers may also view and print their bill from the website.  “We are always looking for ways to make it more convenient for the taxpayers to pay their taxes,” says Sheriff Mancuso.  “If you choose to pay online, there will be no lines to stand in and you will be able to pay your taxes 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.”

For those not wanting to pay their taxes online or by phone, they may pay them in person at:

 

Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Tax Office

Magnolia Life Building                     

1011 Lakeshore Drive, Suite 100, Lake Charles

 Monday—Friday        8:30 a.m.—4:30 p.m.  (open through lunch)                       

Payments can be made using cash, check, money order, cashier’s check, Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover.

 

Sulphur (West Cal) CPSO Law Enforcement Center

1525 Cypress St., Sulphur

Monday—Friday        8:00—4:00 p.m. (closed for lunch 12:00 noon – 1:00 p.m.)

 

Payments can be made using checks, money order, cashier’s check, Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover.  Cash is not accepted at this location.

 

        

Also for the convenience to the taxpayers, the Calcasieu Parish Tax Collector’s Office will have a representative to collect the 2020 property taxes on the following dates and at the following locations around the parish:

 

DATE AND TIME                                                        LOCATION 

 

Tuesday, February 9                                                 Vinton Law Enforcement Center

8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.                                               1302 Center St., Vinton  

           

Wednesday, February 10                                         DeQuincy Law Enforcement Center

8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.                                                618 E Center St., DeQuincy

 

Thursday, February 11                                              Moss Bluff Law Enforcement Center

8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.                                                115 Bronco Lane, Lake Charles

 

Payments at these locations can be made using cash, check, money order, cashier’s check, Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover. 

 

For information concerning payment of taxes, please call the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Tax Division at (337) 491-3680.  For information concerning assessment, address changes, and homestead, please call the Calcasieu Parish Tax Assessor’s Office at (337) 721-3000.

 

The deadline to make payment for the 2020 tax notices without paying any interest or penalty is March 2, 2021.  Any payments received after March 2, 2021 will be charged 1% interest per month and are subject to additional costs mandated by the Louisiana Revised Statutes.

CPSO ARRESTS HOMICIDE SUSPECT

Lake Charles, LA –

 

Yesterday afternoon around 3:00 p.m., Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies were dispatched to a residence on Walker Road in Sulphur in reference to a deceased male.  When deputies arrived they located the victim, William S. Clark, 43, Sulphur, deceased from an apparent gunshot wound. 

 

During further investigation it was learned the complainant, who was also Clark’s girlfriend, Kerri S. Monic, 32, 2063 Walker Road, Sulphur, was responsible for the shooting.  When Monic initially spoke with detectives she stated she was not home when the incident occurred.  She later advised detectives her and Clark were having an argument, at which time she retrieved a handgun and shot him.  During the course of the investigation detectives also learned Monic was in possession of methamphetamine.

               

Detectives located what they believe to be the murder weapon inside Monic’s vehicle. 

 

Monic was arrested and booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center and charged with 2nd degree murder; and possession of CDS II.  Judge Kendrick Guidry set her bond at $515,000.     

 

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

CPSO ARRESTS MAN FOR MISAPPROPRIATION & FORGERY

Lake Charles, LA –

 

On January 13 Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies were dispatched in reference to an insurance check that had been forged and fraudulently cashed.

          

During the investigation, the victim advised detectives he had contracted Dathan W. Herring, 43, Lumberton, MS, to assist him in dealing with the insurance company and contractors.  The victim then advised detectives when he received his insurance check to pay for repairs, which was also made out to the lienholder, Herring stated he could get the funds from the check faster due to the resources he had.  The victim stated Herring was supposed to cash the check by legitimate means, keep a portion as a consultation fee, and return the rest of the money.  During further investigation, it was learned Herring forged the lienholder's name on the back of the check, cashed it, and did not return any money to the victim. 

           

On January 14 when detectives spoke with Herring he confirmed he forged the signature on the back of the check and used all the funds for personal use.  He was arrested and booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center and charged with contractors misappropriation of payments; and forgery.  He was released the following day on a $9,000 bond by Judge Tony Fazzio. 

 

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

CPSO ARRESTS MAN FOR THEFT OF ROOFING SHINGLES

Lake Charles, LA –

 

On January 13 Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office detectives were dispatched to a local business on Enterprise Boulevard in Lake Charles in reference to a theft that occurred earlier that morning.

           

During the investigation detectives viewed surveillance footage and observed a pickup truck pulling a trailer arrive at the business and two suspects exit the truck.  The suspects then began loading up approximately $2,000 worth of roofing materials from the business.  They also observed another suspect walk up and help load the materials onto the trailer.  Detectives were able to identify one of the suspects as Marvin C. Paddio, 63, 1913 3rd Street Lake Charles.

           

After further investigation detectives also learned the truck seen in the surveillance footage belonged to Paddio.  A short time later detectives located Paddio, and the truck seen in the surveillance footage, at his residence and he was arrested and booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center and charged with theft from $1,000 to $5,000.  He was released the following day on a $7,500 bond set by Judge Tony Fazzio.

           

The investigation is continuing and more arrests are expected. 

 

CPSO Detective Garrett Laborde is the lead investigator on this case.  

CPSO ARRESTS WOMAN FOR NON-CONSENSUAL DISCLOSURE OF A PRIVATE IMAGE

Lake Charles, LA –

 

On December 28, Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office detectives arrested Sarah D. Pharis, 32, 311 W. Elizabeth Street, Sulphur, after an investigation revealed she was responsible for sending out numerous nude photographs of an acquaintance.

           

During the investigation, it was learned Pharis, who had access to the victim’s personal information, mailed out degrading letters about him to at least 30 individuals and included the nude photographs inside the letters.  It was also learned Pharis traveled to Texas to mail the letters.  She was arrested and booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center and charged with 150 counts of non-consensual disclosure of a private image.  Later the same, day she was released on a $75,000 bond set by Judge Sharon Wilson.

           

On January 14, after further investigation Pharis was arrested once again, after detectives learned another individual’s private images were also included in the letters she previously mailed out.  She was booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center and charged with an additional 30 counts of non-consensual disclosure of a private image.  She was released later the same day on a $15,000 bond set by Judge Tony Fazzio. 

 

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

CPSO ARRESTS WOMAN FOR THEFT AND EXPLOITATION OF THE INFIRMED

Lake Charles, LA –

 

On June 12, 2020, Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office detectives received a complaint against Sandra K. Ancelet, 48, 2221 Gaylynnn Lane, Sulphur, in reference to her stealing from an elderly and disabled man she was caring for. 

           

Family members of the victim advised detectives they learned of multiple suspicious withdrawals from the victim’s account.  During further investigation, detectives learned between September 2019 and March 2020 over $25,000 worth of suspicious checks had cleared the victim’s account.  Detectives learned over $4,000 worth of checks were made payable to Ancelet, while the remaining checks were made payable to cash. 

           

During the investigation detectives spoke with Ancelet, who denied receiving or taking any money from the victim.  Subsequently, detectives obtained Ancelet’s banking records and learned a majority of the checks in question, over $24,000 worth, had been deposited into Ancelet’s bank account.

           

On December 8, after further investigation, Judge David Ritchie signed a warrant for Ancelet’s arrest.  On January 6 Ancelet turned herself into CPSO and was arrested and booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center and charged with theft from $25,000 or more; and exploitation of the infirmed.  She was released a short time later on a $25,000 bond. 

 

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

CPSO LOOKING FOR IDENTITY OF MAN RESPONSIBLE FOR ATTEMPTED BURGLARY & PROPERTY DAMAGE

Lake Charles, LA –

 

On January 7 Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office detectives were dispatched to a business on Highway 1256 in Sulphur in reference to an attempted burglary and property damage. 

           

During the investigation, after reviewing video surveillance, detectives learned earlier that morning, between 1:40 and 2:10 a.m. an unknown white male attempted to pry open the doors to the business.  Detectives also observed the suspect attempt to pry open a change dispenser and ice machine in an attempt to remove the currency from inside but was unsuccessful.  The suspect caused approximately $1,500 to $2,000 worth of damage.  Detectives believe the suspect was possibly picked up by someone in a dark-colored SUV or minivan.

 

If anyone can identify the suspect or vehicle seen in these photographs please contact CPSO at 491-3605.

 

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


CPSO ARRESTS MAN FOR ATTEMPTED 2ND DEGREE MURDER

Lake Charles –

 

On January 6 at approximately 6:30 a.m., Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies were dispatched to the 2200 block of Hodges Street in Lake Charles in reference to a possible murder.  The complainant advised dispatchers a man, she did not know, had contacted her on social media stating he had just attempted to kill someone and needed a ride.  The complainant stated the suspect gave her his exact location, which she relayed to dispatchers. 

 

Upon arrival, deputies located the suspect, Patrick T. Amos, 19, Lake Charles, covered in blood.  While speaking with deputies he stated he had just killed a family member.  Amos gave deputies the location where the victim was located, which is also where the incident occurred.  When deputies arrived they located the victim and observed her to be covered in blood and suffering from numerous lacerations to her arms, legs, and head.     

 

During further investigation when detectives spoke with Amos he stated they had been consuming methamphetamine throughout the night.  He further advised detectives he was being tormented by a demon that was inside the family member and he attempted to kill it with a large knife and then fled the scene.  Amos was arrested and booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center and charged with attempted 2nd degree murder.  Judge Derrick Kee set his bond at $175,000. 

 

The victim was transported to a local hospital and is listed in stable condition.

 

CPSO Deputy Rodney Daigle, Jr., is the arresting deputy on this case.  CPSO Detective Barrett Savoie is the lead investigator on this case.

CPSO ARRESTS WOMAN FOR THEFT FROM EMPLOYER

Lake Charles, LA –

 

On December 10, Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office detectives received a complaint from a local non-profit organization in reference to a former employee, Meaghan J. Boudreaux, 31, 215 Laurent Avenue, Sulphur, who had been stealing from the organization. 

           

During the initial investigation the complainant advised detectives earlier this month after Boudreaux has stopped showing up for work, an auditor reviewed the books and found several strange transactions.  During the investigation it was learned between January 2019 and November 2020, Boudreaux had fraudulently transferred over $169,000 from the organization’s account to her personal account.  It was also discovered Boudreaux had added herself to the organization’s insurance plan and supplemental insurance plan, without having the premiums deducted from her payroll.  Detectives learned the total amount Boudreaux stole from the organization is approximately $175,273. 

          

On December 12, after further investigation, Judge David Ritchie signed a warrant for Boudreaux’s arrest.  On December 21 she turned herself into the CPSO Warrants Division and she was arrested and booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center and charged with theft from $25,000 or more.  She was later released on a $50,000 bond. 

           

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

CALCASIEU PARISH REGIONAL LAW ENFORCEMENT TRAINING ACADEMY COMPLETES 124th BASIC ACADEMY

Lake Charles –

 

According to Calcasieu Parish Sheriff Tony Mancuso, the Calcasieu Parish Regional Law Enforcement Training Academy completed its 124th Basic Academy with 37 officers representing 15 agencies in the area.  These officers completed 502 hours of instruction in all phases of basic law enforcement.  All 37 law enforcement officers passed the Louisiana Peace Officer Standard Testing (POST) exam and are now certified as Basic Peace Officers.  Due to COVID-19 the graduating officers were unable to have a traditional graduation; but earlier today they had a small ceremony at the Calcasieu Parish Regional Training Academy.    

Jeremy LeBlanc, Lake Charles Fire Department, was selected class president of the 124th Basic Academy.

Scholastic awards were presented to:

Austen McMichael, first; Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office

Koley Ravia, second; Lake Charles Police Department

Austin Mareno, third; Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office

Firearms awards were presented to:

Aaron Barbee, first; Vernon Parish Sheriff’s Office

Koley Ravia, second; Lake Charles Police Department

James Gruspier, third; Lake Charles Police Department

Defensive Tactics Honor was presented to Koley Ravia, Lake Charles Police Department.

                Physical Training Honor was presented to James Gruspier, Lake Charles Police Department.

Officers graduating after completing 502 hours of instruction are as follows:

                        Jeremy Copeland  – Beauregard Parish Sheriff’s Office

                        Meghan Antoine, Samantha Callaway, Brian Dugas, Jeffery Floyd, Coy Harrington, Dayton Laborde, Jordan Laughlin, Justin Landry, Austin Mareno, Austen McMichael, Triston Smith  - Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office

                        Jarrett Nunez, Logan Tingler, Devin Whittington – Cameron Parish Sheriff’s Department

Kylie Harlow, Marlon Holmes – DeRidder Police Department

Justin Trahan – Iowa Police Department

Leonard Bailon – Jennings Police Department

Lacey Vincent – Lake Arthur Police Department

Michael Carter, Jeremy LeBlanc – Lake Charles Fire Department

                        Jonathan DeJesus, John Ford, James Gruspier, Jamar Jackson, Garret Lemieux, Ethan Meaux, Koley Ravia – Lake Charles City Police Department

                        Amanda Pointer, Elizabeth Scott – Merryville Police Department

Laine West– Oakdale Police Department

Malcolm Ledet – Oberlin Police Department

Javonta Flugence – Rayne Police Department

Deshawn Mouton – Sulphur Police Department

Aaron Barbee – Vernon Parish Sheriff’s Office

                Joey Fontenot, Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office, graduated after completing 140 hours of refresher courses.

 

The Calcasieu Parish Regional Law Enforcement Training Academy is located in Lake Charles and provides accredited training, several law enforcement agencies in the parishes of Allen, Beauregard, Calcasieu, Cameron, and Jeff Davis.  It was established in 1974 and is administered by Calcasieu Parish Sheriff Tony Mancuso.

CPSO ARRESTS IOWA MAN FOR AGGRAVATED KIDNAPPING

Lake Charles, LA –

 

On December 21 at approximately 11:30 a.m. Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies were dispatched to a home in Moss Bluff in reference to a kidnapping. 

 

During the initial investigation detectives learned Marcel Duger, 39, 317 S. Bowers Street, Iowa, had made entry into the home and kidnapped his girlfriend’s 8 month old baby.  A short time later, using several investigative techniques, deputies located Marcel and the baby at a home in south Lake Charles.  

 

During further investigation it was learned, Marcel, who was not related to the child, had arrived at the home in Moss Bluff and was advised he was not welcome there.  When detectives spoke with Marcel it was discovered the doors to the residence were locked.  Marcel advised deputies he was hitting and kicking the door, and later located an unlocked window, which he used to make entry into the home. 

               

Marcel was arrested and booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center and charged with home invasion; and aggravated kidnapping of a child.  Judge Clayton Davis set his bond at $150,000.  Marcel is also currently on parole for armed robbery. 

               

The child was returned to the mother. 

 

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

CPSO RELEASES RESULTS OF DWI CHECKPOINT

 Lake Charles –

 

On Friday, December 18 the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office conducted a DWI checkpoint in the 3100 block of Westwood Road in Westlake to target individuals driving under the influence of alcohol and/or narcotics.

Four hundred and twelve (412) vehicles were checked; seven (7) field sobriety tests were administered; four (4) citations were issued for no seatbelt; two (2) citations were issued for no child restraint; and two (2) citations were issued for no insurance.

               

The following individual was booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center:

Jason P. Johnson, Jr., 21, Lake Chares was arrested for possession of CDS II; illegal carry of a weapon in the presence of a CDS; and a traffic citation. 

 

The following individuals were issued a signed summons and released:

Michael J. Hennigan, 28, Westlake, was arrested for DWI 2nd offense

Patrick B. Guidry, 48, Lake Charles, was arrested for DWI; possession of marijuana; and open container

Cesar Nery, Jr., 18, Lake Charles, was arrested for possession of marijuana; and possession of drug paraphernalia

 

Participating in the checkpoint was the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office and Louisiana State Police Troop D.  

CALCASIEU PARISH SHERIFF’S OFFICE RECEIVES GRANT FROM THE LA HIGHWAY SAFETY COMMISSION

Lake Charles –

 

The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff Office has been award nearly $85,000 in grant funding from the Louisiana Highway Safety Commission to conduct additional traffic safety enforcement activities throughout the year to reduce traffic crashes and the resulting serious injuries and fatalities.   The grant will be used to place off duty deputies on the roads to enforce traffic laws that pertain to seatbelts, drinking and driving, underage drinking and driving, and speeding.  The Sheriff’s Office will utilize checkpoints as wells as saturation patrol to enforce these laws.  “We are very pleased to receive this grant which will allow us to have more patrol deputies on the road enforcing traffic laws that will help to keep our citizens safe,” says Sheriff Tony Mancuso.  “Research shows that high-visibility enforcement can reduce fatalities by as much as 20 percent.  We will be looking for, and arresting or ticketing, those violators that make it dangerous for the law-abiding drivers.”

           

The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office will participate in several special nationwide enforcement campaigns such as “Click It or Ticket”, “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over”, and “Buckle Up In Your Truck.”  These special enforcement campaigns will run through September 30, 2021.

CALCASIEU PARISH SHERIFF’S OFFICE ARRESTS IOWA STUDENT FOR THREATS

Lake Charles –

 

Earlier today at approximately 1:00 p.m. the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office School Resource Officer at Iowa High School was notified in reference to a possible threat from a student.

           

During the initial investigation detectives learned during lunch, a 16 year old boy stated if students were alerted there was a shooting that he would be responsible.  Detectives also learned the boy stated he was trigger happy and would kill as many students as he could.  He was arrested and booked into the Juvenile Detention Center and is charged with terrorizing.  He was also charged with possession of an electronic cigarette after he was found to be in possession of one.  

 

CPSO School Resource Officer Cpl. Mike Bergeron and Detective Tomas Juarez are the lead investigators on the case.

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CPSO PARTICIPATES IN DRIVE SOBER OR GET PULLED OVER

Lake Charles –

 

The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office is participating in the national crackdown on drunk driving with grant funding from the Louisiana Highway Safety Commission.  The campaign, which started Sunday, December 13, and ends January 1, ‘Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over,’ is a partnership with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to curb impaired driving and save lives.

 

“Research shows the Christmas holiday season is one of the deadliest times of the year in terms of drunk-driving fatalities.  According to the NHTSA in December 2018, 839 people lost their lives in traffic crashes involving a drunk driver.  By joining this nationwide effort, we will make Calcasieu Parish roadways safer for everyone,” said Calcasieu Sheriff Tony Mancuso.

 

In conjunction with the national crackdown on drunk driving campaign, “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over,” the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office will be conducting a DWI checkpoint at an undisclosed location in the parish this Friday, December 18.  This checkpoint will target individuals driving under the influence of alcohol and/or narcotics, which has been proven to be very effective in discouraging citizens from driving while impaired and people are more likely to designate a driver when they know sobriety checkpoints are being conducted.

CPSO ARRESTS MAN FOR AGGRAVATED 2ND DEGREE BATTERY

Lake Charles, LA –

 

Yesterday afternoon at approximately 3:00 p.m. Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies were dispatched to a trailer park off Old Deridder Highway in Lake Charles in reference to a shooting. 

           

When deputies arrived they located the victim lying in the roadway, suffering from what appeared to be two gunshot wounds.  After further investigation deputies learned a verbal argument ensued between the victim and Ivan Monceaux, Jr., 53, 2653 Old Deridder Highway #13, Lake Charles, who is an acquaintance.  During the argument Monceaux shot the victim. 

           

Monceaux was located at his residence, where he was arrested and later booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center and charged with aggravated 2nd degree battery; aggravated assault with a firearm; and illegal discharge of a firearm.  Judge David Ritchie set his bond at $400,000.

           

The victim was transported to a local hospital, where he is listed in stable condition. 

 

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

CPSO & ENTERGY EMPLOYEES COLLECT CHRISTMAS TOYS FOR CALCASIEU PARISH FAMILIES

Lake Charles, LA –

 

Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies, along with local Entergy Louisiana employees, collected toys for needy families in Calcasieu Parish for Christmas.  Together, they were able to provide gifts for over 40 families, which included over 100 children.   

           

“I am proud of our deputies,” stated Sheriff Tony Mancuso. “It has been a tough year for everyone in our community this year, but no matter what, we always come together to help others in need.  Our deputies collect toys every year, but we knew there would be more families in need this year.  We were so pleased when Entergy reached out to us wanting to participate in the toy drive.  With donations from their employees, we were able to help more families.”

          

The donations will be dispersed to families who have already been identified in the next two weeks.  


NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING

Notice Posted: December 4, 2020             Time Posted: 3:00 p.m.

 

NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING

of the Calcasieu Parish Law Enforcement District 

 

                                                                                      

A public hearing will be held as follows:

 

DATE:  December 8, 2020

TIME:   9:30 a.m.

PLACE OF MEETING:   Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office/Administration

                                          5400 East Broad Street

                                          Lake Charles, LA  70615

AGENDA: 

 

            Call to order

            Roll Call

            Approval of Minutes from last meeting, held on August 20, 2020  

            No Old Business  

            New Business:

1.      Acknowledgement that the actual cost of the parish wide Calcasieu Parish Law Enforcement District ad valorem property tax renewal election held on August 15, 2020, as determined by the Secretary of State of the State of Louisiana, was $121,033.13.

 

2. Approval of the Notice of Actual Cost of the August 15, 2020 Election to be published in the Lake Charles American Press shortly after this meeting.

 

 

Adjournment

 

                                                            Tony Mancuso, Sheriff

                                                            Calcasieu Parish Law Enforcement District

                                                           

 

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 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.

 

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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: 

 

 

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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 ARRESTS MAN FOR FAILURE TO REGISTER

Lake Charles, LA –

 

The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office Sex Offender Unit arrested convicted registered sex offender Marlon R. Eaglin, 31, 2971 Highway 3059, Lot 46, Lake Charles, after an investigation revealed he was in violation of his sex offender registrations requirements.

           

During the investigation detectives learned on February 19 Eaglin had been arrested by CPSO deputies for DWI.  During the DWI arrest Eaglin gave an address that did not match the address on his sex offender registration.  Detectives were also advised by deputies Eaglin was driving a vehicle that had not been registered with law enforcement. 

 

On March 4 Eaglin reported to the CPSO Sex Offender Unit to complete his annual registration and confirmed to detectives he had not been living at the address listed on his registration.  He also confirmed he was driving a vehicle that was not listed on his sex offender registration.  He was arrested and booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center and charged with 2 counts of failure to register as a sex offender.  He was released later the same day on $80,000 bond set by Judge Tony Fazzio. 

           

Eaglin was convicted of carnal knowledge of a juvenile in 2010 in Lafayette Parish.  

 

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

CPSO ARRESTS MAN FOR FAILURE TO REGISTER & NOTIFY AS A SEX OFFENDER

Lake Charles, LA –

 

The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office Sex Offender Unit charged convicted sex offender Earl J. Bellard, Jr., 48, Lake Charles, after it was revealed he was in violation of his sex offender registration requirements on several occasions.

           

In September 2020, it was learned Bellard failed to pay his community notification fees, making him in violation of his sex offender registration requirements.  During the investigation, Bellard was due for a quarterly registration in November and failed to report, again making him in violation of his sex offender registration requirements.  It was also learned Bellard failed to pay his annual registration fees for 2020. 

 

On November 24 detectives attempted to make contact with Bellard at his registered address, but it appeared no one was living at the address listed on his sex offender registration.  Detectives attempted to make contact with Bellard several more times and learned he had absconded from his registered address and failed to register a new address with law enforcement, making him in violation of his sex offender registration requirements once again. 

           

After further investigation, on December 10, a warrant was issued for Bellard’s arrest.  Detectives continued attempts to locate Bellard, but were unsuccessful.  On February 28, LCPD made contact with Bellard at which time he was arrested on the warrant. 

 

He was booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center and charged with 2 counts of failure to register and notify as a sex offender 2nd and subsequent offenses; failure to register and notify as a sex offender; and failure to register and notify as a sex offender, paying fees.  Judge David Ritchie set his bond at $151,000 with no release unless cleared by Probation & Parole.

           

Bellard was convicted of simple rape in 1993 in Calcasieu Parish.  He was also convicted of failure to register as a sex offender in Calcasieu Parish in 2012, 2015, 2017, and 2018.

 

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

CALCASIEU PARISH SHERIFF’S OFFICE ARREST SULPHUR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT FOR THREAT

Lake Charles –

 

Yesterday afternoon around 2:30 p.m. Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office School Resource Officers were notified in reference to a possible threat from a student that attends Sulphur High School.

           

During the initial investigation detectives learned the 17 year old boy threatened to shoot up the school.  The student was arrested and booked into the Juvenile Detention Center and charged with terrorizing.

 

CPSO Safe School Officers Joe Mulligan and Sgt. Joe Tartaglia and CPSO Detective Greg Jordan are the lead investigators on the case.

CPSO DEPUTY TERMINATED & LATER ARRESTED

Lake Charles, LA –

 

On August 26, 2020, Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office detectives received a complaint in reference to Deputy Amber Kelly, 31, having an inappropriate sexual relationship with an inmate, while on-duty.  After the initial complaint detectives interviewed Kelly and later the same day she was terminated by Sheriff Mancuso.

           

The investigation was conducted by detectives and turned over to the Calcasieu Parish District Attorney’s Office; charges were accepted and on March 3, a warrant was issued for her arrest for malfeasance in office sexual conduct.  She was arrested the following day and booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center.  Judge Tony Fazzio set her bond at $45,000.

           

Prior to being terminated Kelly worked as a correctional deputy at the Calcasieu Sheriff’s Prison and had been with the department for 5 years.

 

“I am very upset by this incident,” stated Sheriff Tony Mancuso.  “We have an extensive hiring process to ensure we are hiring qualified and competent deputies, but unfortunately we occasionally have one that chooses to stray from the path of integrity.  These sort of actions will never be tolerated in our department and deputies will always be held accountable for their actions.”

           

CPSO Detective Melanie Veillon is the lead investigator on this case.

CPSO ARRESTS MAN FOR 62 COUNTS OF ID THEFT

Lake Charles, LA –

 

In January Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office detectives received several complaints from various financial institutions in reference to a possible bank fraud taking place in our area.

 

During the investigation it was learned two suspects were making fraudulent ATM transactions at local convenience stores throughout the parish. 

 

Detectives also learned the suspects were purchasing gift cards with fraudulent debit cards at local grocery stores in the parish.  Detectives viewed numerous surveillance videos from the locations in which the transactions had taken place and observed the same two suspects responsible for making the fraudulent charges.  During further investigation detectives learned there was approximately 62 victims of identity theft and a total of approximately $23,000 had been stolen.  

 

On March 1 CPSO detectives learned one of the possible suspects was at a local business making ATM withdrawals and detectives were able to obtain a description of the suspect’s truck.  A short time later the truck was located at a different gas station nearby.  Detectives made contact with the suspect, Nasquier Perz-Cardona, 30, Houston, Texas, and observed him to be one of the men seen in the surveillance videos.  He was arrested and booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center and charged with 3 counts of bank fraud; and 62 counts of identity theft.  He was released the following day on a $46,000 bond set by Judge Tony Fazzio.

           

Detectives believe the suspects possibly obtained the victims’ debit card numbers from a fuel pump skimming device.

           

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

           

CPSO Detective Edward Curol is the lead investigator on this case.  

CPSO ARRESTS MAN FOR IDENTITY THEFT & COMPUTER FRAUD

Lake Charles, LA –

 

On March 1 Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies received a report in reference to Michael L. John, 31, Lake Charles, possibly using stolen credit card numbers to purchase a hotel room at a local hotel in Lake Charles. 

           

During the initial investigation it was confirmed John was using stolen credit card numbers and had fraudulently charged over $1,000 at the local hotel.  During further investigation detectives executed a search warrant on John’s room and located numerous credit cards along with a notebook containing instructions on how to obtain individuals’ credit card numbers.  Detectives also located marijuana, methamphetamines, and drug paraphernalia inside the room.  Detectives later learned John was fraudulently modifying credit cards using an electronic tablet and then uploading them online and making transactions.

 

John was arrested and booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center and charged with identity theft from $1,000 but less than $5,000; computer fraud; possession of CDS II; possession of marijuana; and possession of drug paraphernalia.  Judge Tony Fazzio set his bond at $18,500.

 

The investigation is continuing and more charges are possible. 

 

CPSO Detectives Shelli Fontenot and Kent Castille are the lead investigators on this case.  

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CPSO SEARCHING FOR ARMED ROBBERY SUSPECTS

Lake Charles –

 

On February 21 at approximately 4:00 a.m. Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies were dispatched to a convenience store in Vinton in reference to an armed robbery. 

 

The preliminary investigation revealed an unknown suspect entered the store armed with a handgun and demanded money from the clerk.  The suspect stole an undisclosed amount of cash and fled the scene.  After further investigation it was also learned a woman, who had entered the store a short time earlier, is also involved in the robbery. 

 

The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office is asking the public for assistance in identifying the suspects.  If anyone has any information about this robbery or can identify the suspects seen in these photographs, please call CPSO at 491-3605 or Crimestoppers at 439-2222.

           

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


CPSO ARRESTS MAN FOR DWI 4TH

Lake Charles, LA –

 

On February 19 at approximately 2:00 p.m. Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies conducted a traffic stop on a truck traveling on I-10 westbound near mile marker 12.

           

When deputies spoke with the driver, Ronnie J. Russell, Jr., 51, Crystal Beach, Texas, they could smell an odor of alcoholic beverages emitting from his breath.  Deputies also observed Russell to have bloodshot eyes, unsteady balance, and incoherent speech.  During further investigation deputies also located a large bottle of vodka and a cup containing a mixed alcoholic beverage inside the truck. 

           

After Russell refused standard field sobriety testing, he was arrested and transported to the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office for breath intoxilyzer testing; which confirmed he was over the legal limit.   

           

Russell, who has 3 prior DWI arrests, was transported to a local hospital to be examined due to his level of intoxication.  Once he was released from the hospital Russell was transported to the Calcasieu Correctional Center where he was booked in and charged with DWI 4th; driving on a roadway laned for travel; and open container. 

 

He was released on February 22 on a $40,200 bond set by Judge Tony Fazzio, with special conditions being he cannot operate a vehicle without an ignition interlock device, he must wear an alcohol detecting ankle bracelet, must not consume any alcoholic beverages, must be subject to random drug and alcohol screenings, and cannot commit any other crimes.

          

CPSO Cpl. Jesse Morris is the arresting deputy on this case.  

CPSO CHARGES MAN FOR NUMEROUS BURGLARY & THEFTS

Lake Charles, LA –

 

Between July 8 and October 5, 2020, Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies were dispatched to numerous residential burglaries in the areas of Little Drive, Portrush Drive, St. Andrews Drive, and Sassafras Way, all in Lake Charles.

           

During the investigation it was learned the suspect made forced entry into the homes and stole numerous high valued items such as jewelry and purses.  The investigations revealed the suspect stole a total of over $65,000 worth of items from inside the homes. 

           

After a joint investigation, involving the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office and the Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Office, who were also having similar burglaries in their communities, detectives were able to identify the suspect as Justin J. Andrews, 42, Sealy, Texas.  On February 9, CPSO detectives issued warrants for Andrews’ arrest. 

           

Andrews, who is currently incarcerated in Fort Bend County, Texas, is charged with 4 counts of looting; 5 counts of criminal property damage; 4 counts of theft; and simple burglary.  Judge Tony Fazzio set his total bond at $417,500.  Andrews is currently awaiting extradition to Louisiana.  

           

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

           

CPSO Detectives Kerrick Gabrial, Joshua Couch, Charles Trosclair, and John Coffman are the lead investigators on these cases.  

SHERIFF TONY MANCUSO WARNS CITIZENS OF SCAM REPORTED IN OUR AREA

 

Lake Charles, LA –

 

Sheriff Tony Mancuso is warning area residents of a scam that has recently resurfaced in our area. 

 

Victims report receiving a phone call stating a warrant has been issued for their arrest due to their failure to appear for jury duty or grand jury.  The caller, who claims to be with the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office and uses a name of a current CPSO deputy, instructs the victim to purchase a prepaid card to void the warrant and avoid arrest.  THIS IS A SCAM!  Sheriff Mancuso wants residents to know that the majority of the time a valid arrest warrant is served in person by law enforcement officials; however, in some circumstances a law enforcement official may call you if you have a warrant but under no circumstance will that officer ever ask for money or any form of payment.

CPSO ARRESTS TWO WELSH MEN FOR AGGRAVATED 2ND DEGREE BATTERY

Lake Charles, LA –

 

Earlier this morning, at approximately 1:00 a.m. Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies were dispatched to a residence off Gulf Highway in Lake Charles in reference to a shooting. 

           

Upon arrival, deputies learned the victim had been shot once in the abdomen.  During the investigation deputies utilized several investigative techniques and were able to locate the suspect’s car; at which time they made contact with Dymnd K. Brown, 19, and Jermain S. Harmon, 21, both of Welsh, LA.  Deputies also located a handgun and marijuana in Brown and Harmon’s possession.  

 

After further investigation both Brown and Harmon were arrested and booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center and charged with aggravated 2nd degree battery; illegal carrying of weapons during commission of a crime or in the presence of CDS; possession of CDS I.  Judge Tony Fazzio set both Brown and Harmon’s bonds at $240,500. 

 

The victim was transported to a local hospital where he underwent emergency surgery and is listed in stable condition.

 

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


CPSO ARRESTS MAN FOR FAILURE TO REGISTER & NOTIFY AS A SEX OFFENDER

Lake Charles –

 

The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office Sex Offender Unit arrested convicted sex offender Heath W. Daigle, 42, 4981 Mattie Reeves Road, Lake Charles, after it was learned he was in violation of his sex offender registration requirements.

 

During the investigation it was learned Daigle had not paid his community notifications fees, as required by his sex offender registration requirements.  Daigle also failed to report for his semi-annual registration in October 2020, again making him in violation of his sex offender registration requirements. 

 

On February 9, Daigle was arrested and booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center and charged with failure to register as a sex offender; and notification of a sex offender.  Judge Robert Wyatt set his bond at $7,500. 

 

Daigle was convicted of crimes against nature in 1998 in Calcasieu Parish.

 

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

CPSO ARRESTS MAN FOR THEFT & TRESPASSING

Lake Charles, LA –

           

On February 4 Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies were dispatched to a residence on Dolby Street in Lake Charles in reference to a theft in progress. 

           

When deputies arrived the suspect had already fled the scene.  Deputies were able to view surveillance video from the residence and observed an unknown man stealing shingles from outside the home.  Deputies were able to obtain a description of the suspect and the suspect’s vehicle from surveillance footage and CPSO dispatch put out a BOLO (Be on The Lookout). 

 

The following day deputies were patrolling the area where the theft occurred and located a vehicle matching the description of the one involved in the theft.  When deputies spoke with the driver, Adrian A. Zermeno, 20, Houston, TX, they observed him to be the suspect seen on the video surveillance.  He was arrested and booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center and charged with theft under $1,000; and trespassing.  He was released on February 7 on a $4,500 bond set by Judge Robert Wyatt.

 

CPSO Deputy Travis Kilmer is the arresting deputy on this case.  CPSO Detective Charles Trosclair is the lead investigator on this case.  

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CPSO ARRESTS MAN FOR RAPE & CONTRIBUTING TO DELINQUENCY OF JUVENILES

Lake Charles, LA –

 

On January 19 Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office detectives received a complaint in reference to Brandon J. Savoy, 26, 712 Magnolia Street, Westlake, having inappropriate sexual contact with a child under the age of 13. 

 

During the investigation the victim advised detectives the incident occurred at Savoy’s residence.  It was also learned Savoy, who was babysitting the victim along with two other children, also under the ages of 13, provided them with marijuana and allowed them to smoke.

 

Detectives attempted to make contact with Savoy numerous times but he advised he was out of town.  Savoy also failed to show up for a scheduled interview with detectives.  After further investigation, on February 3, detectives executed a search warrant at Savoy’s residence and located marijuana along with drug paraphernalia in his bedroom.  Savoy, who home at the time, was arrested and booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center and charged with 1st degree rape; 3 counts of contributing to the delinquency of a juvenile; possession of CDS I with intent to distribute; and possession of drug paraphernalia.  Judge Robert Wyatt set his bond at $216,500.   

           

CPSO Detective Shelley Trahan is the lead investigator on this case.  

CPSO ARRESTS MAN FOR 2nd OFFENSE FAILURE TO REGISTER AS SEX OFFENDER

Lake Charles–

 

The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office Sex Offender Unit arrested convicted registered sex offender Kelly A. Francois, 47, Vidalia, LA, after it was learned he had been working in Calcasieu Parish without notifying the proper authorities of his employment information, as required by law for all registered sex offenders.

           

During the investigation detectives learned Francois had been working in Calcasieu Parish for over two weeks.  He was arrested and booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center and charged with failure to register and notify as a sex offender 2nd offense.  He was released on February 5 on a $5,000 bond set by Judge Robert Wyatt.

               

Francois was convicted of carnal knowledge of a juvenile in 2003 in Calcasieu Parish.  He was also convicted of failure to register as a sex offender in 2017 and again in 2018. 

           

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

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SHERIFF TONY MANCUSO ANNOUNCES NEW CLOSEWATCH CALCASIEU APP

Lake Charles, LA –

 

Calcasieu Parish Sheriff Tony Mancuso announces the launch of a new cell phone app “CloseWatch Calcasieu,” which provides an easy, anonymous way to send in a tip to CPSO deputies about something suspicious you have seen or heard.  You can submit a tip about any specific school or location in Calcasieu Parish.

           

“You can use the CloseWatch app if you have any information you feel could help law enforcement solve or deter crime, as well as prevent potential harm,” stated Sheriff Mancuso.  “The app is free and easy to use.  You can also remain totally anonymous when submitting a tip.  Once you submit the tip it immediately goes to the CPSO Real Time Crime Center, where deputies will take appropriate steps to ensure the tip is investigated.”

           

You can download the app from your app store on your phone.  For more information on the app and how it works you can visit https://www.cpso.com/crime-prevention/closewatch-calcasieu-app/. 

           

“We have created this app as a tool to further prevent and deter crime in our community.  Although our department prides itself on our proactive approach to policing, our deputies sometimes rely on you to help keep our community a safe place to live.  Your tip could make a difference, so remember if you see something, send something,” finished Mancuso. 

           

The CloseWatch Calcasieu app does not replace 911, which is for emergencies that are happening right now.  

CPSO TO HOST HUNTER’S EDUCATION COURSE

Lake Charles, LA –

 

The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office is hosting a hunter’s education course on Friday, February 19 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., the class will continue on Saturday, February 20 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  The course will be held at the Calcasieu Parish Regional Training Academy located at 3958 Mallard Cove in Lake Charles.  You must attend both days in order to receive credit for the course.

           

This course is offered free of charge to anyone 10 years of age or older.  You must pre-register for the class by visiting https://la-web.s3licensing.com/Event/Details/140642. 

           

Deputies will be following social distancing guidelines and you will be required to wear a face mask.  For more information please call (337) 491-3784.   

 

Refreshments will be provided on both days and lunch will be provided on Saturday. 

                 

CPSO ARRESTS MAN FOR KIDNAPPING & HUMAN TRAFFICKING

Lake Charles, LA –

 

On January 11 Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office detectives were dispatched to a local casino in Lake Charles in reference to a runaway juvenile from Acadia Parish that had been located by the Louisiana State Police Gaming Enforcement Division. 

           

During the initial investigation the 13 year old girl advised detectives she had sexual intercourse with Blake K. Jenkins, 28, Alexandria, LA.  When detectives spoke with Jenkins he confirmed he had sexual intercourse with the girl.  He was arrested and booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center and charged with felony carnal knowledge of a juvenile.  Judge Tony Fazzio set his bond at $60,000.

           

After further investigation it was learned Jenkins had picked up the victim from her residence and transported her to Lake Charles.  Prior to picking her up Jenkins asked her several times to have sex with other men so he could obtain money for gas.  It was also learned Jenkins left the victim at the casino while he went to work and asked her to have sex with men for money while he was gone.

           

On January 28 CPSO detectives additionally charged Jenkins with 2nd degree kidnapping; and human trafficking.  Judge Tony Fazzio set an additional bond at $80,000. 

           

Assisting CPSO in this case is the Louisiana State Police Gaming Enforcement Division, Acadia Parish Sheriff’s Office, and the Department of Homeland Security.       

           

CPSO Detective Shelley Trahan is the lead investigator on this case.  

CPSO ARRESTS SEX OFFENDER FOR FAILURE TO REGISTER

Lake Charles, LA –

 

On January 21, Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office Sex Offender detectives learned John D. Fields, 65, 4044 Woodcrest Street, Lake Charles, a convicted sex offender, was possibly living and working in Calcasieu Parish and failed to notify local law enforcement, making him in violation of his sex offender registration requirements. 

           

On January 29, Fields reported to the CPSO Sex Offender Unit and confirmed he had been living and working in Calcasieu Parish since November 2020 and did not complete his sex offender registration.  He was arrested and booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center and charged with failure to register as a sex offender.  He was released later the same day on a $10,000 bond set by Judge Tony Fazzio.    

           

Fields was convicted of 1st degree rape in 2004 in Oklahoma.

 

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

CPSO ARRESTS MAN FOR DWI 4TH

Lake Charles, LA –

 

On January 22 at approximately 11:00 p.m. a Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office deputy was dispatched to the 1200 block of Highway 171 North in Moss Bluff in reference to a truck in the ditch. 

When the deputy arrived he spoke with the driver, James O. McKeehan, Jr., 55, 4101 Pleasant Drive, Lake Charles, he detected an odor of alcohol emitting from his breath.  The deputy also observed McKeehan to have slurred speech and unstable balance. 

 

After McKeehan performed poorly on a standard field sobriety test he was arrested and transported to the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office for breath intoxilyzer test; which revealed he was over the legal limit. 

 

McKeehan, who has 4 prior DWI arrests, was booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center and charged with DWI 4th and subsequent offenses; and careless operation.  He was released the following day on a $20,500 bond set by Judge Tony Fazzio with special conditions being he cannot operate a vehicle without an ignition interlock device, must be subject to random drug and alcohol screenings, and cannot commit any other crimes.

 

CPSO Cpl. Aaron Miller was the arresting deputy on this case.

CPSO ARRESTS VINTON MAN FOR CHILD PORN

Lake Charles, LA –

 

On January 25 Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office detectives received a tip in reference to Bradley S. Courmier, 29, 1308 Ogese Courmier Road, Vinton, possibly being in possession of child pornography.  The following day detectives subsequently executed a search warrant at Courmier’s residence. 

 

On January 27 detectives made contact with Courmier who confirmed the allegations.  He was arrested and booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center and charged with 7 counts of pornography involving juveniles.   Judge Tony Fazzio set his bond at $70,000.

           

Assisting in this case is the Louisiana Attorney General’s Office and the Department of Homeland Security Investigations.

 

CPSO Detective Lauren Cowick is the lead investigator on this case.

CPSO ARRESTS 4 JUVENILES IN REFERENCE TO HOMICIDE

Lake Charles, LA –

 

Yesterday evening at approximately 7:30 p.m. Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies were dispatched to a grocery store on Highway 14 in Lake Charles in reference to a stabbing. 

           

The initial investigation revealed there was a fight between several young girls inside the store, at which time a 15 year old was stabbed.  The victim was transported to a local hospital where she later died. 

After further investigation detectives arrested four females, ages 14, 13 (2 girls), and 12.  They were all booked into the Juvenile Detention Center.  One is charged with 2nd degree murder and three are charged with principal to 2nd degree murder.    

 

The investigation is continuing and anyone with information is asked to contact the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office at 491-3605. 

 

 

Note: Under normal circumstances juveniles names and information are not released.  The release yesterday was an unusual occurrence and was for the safety of not only the public but the juvenile in question.  

SHERIFF MANCUSO ANNOUNCES METHODS TO PAY 2020 PROPERTY TAXES

Lake Charles –

 

Sheriff Tony Mancuso announces 2020 property taxes notices are currently being mailed.  Taxpayers can choose to pay their 2020 property taxes online on the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office website at www.cpso.com by using a Visa, MasterCard, Discover, or American Express credit card.  You may also pay by phone by calling 1-888-877-0450.  Taxpayers may also view and print their bill from the website.  “We are always looking for ways to make it more convenient for the taxpayers to pay their taxes,” says Sheriff Mancuso.  “If you choose to pay online, there will be no lines to stand in and you will be able to pay your taxes 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.”

For those not wanting to pay their taxes online or by phone, they may pay them in person at:

 

Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Tax Office

Magnolia Life Building                     

1011 Lakeshore Drive, Suite 100, Lake Charles

 Monday—Friday        8:30 a.m.—4:30 p.m.  (open through lunch)                       

Payments can be made using cash, check, money order, cashier’s check, Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover.

 

Sulphur (West Cal) CPSO Law Enforcement Center

1525 Cypress St., Sulphur

Monday—Friday        8:00—4:00 p.m. (closed for lunch 12:00 noon – 1:00 p.m.)

 

Payments can be made using checks, money order, cashier’s check, Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover.  Cash is not accepted at this location.

 

        

Also for the convenience to the taxpayers, the Calcasieu Parish Tax Collector’s Office will have a representative to collect the 2020 property taxes on the following dates and at the following locations around the parish:

 

DATE AND TIME                                                        LOCATION 

 

Tuesday, February 9                                                 Vinton Law Enforcement Center

8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.                                               1302 Center St., Vinton  

           

Wednesday, February 10                                         DeQuincy Law Enforcement Center

8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.                                                618 E Center St., DeQuincy

 

Thursday, February 11                                              Moss Bluff Law Enforcement Center

8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.                                                115 Bronco Lane, Lake Charles

 

Payments at these locations can be made using cash, check, money order, cashier’s check, Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover. 

 

For information concerning payment of taxes, please call the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Tax Division at (337) 491-3680.  For information concerning assessment, address changes, and homestead, please call the Calcasieu Parish Tax Assessor’s Office at (337) 721-3000.

 

The deadline to make payment for the 2020 tax notices without paying any interest or penalty is March 2, 2021.  Any payments received after March 2, 2021 will be charged 1% interest per month and are subject to additional costs mandated by the Louisiana Revised Statutes.

CPSO ARRESTS HOMICIDE SUSPECT

Lake Charles, LA –

 

Yesterday afternoon around 3:00 p.m., Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies were dispatched to a residence on Walker Road in Sulphur in reference to a deceased male.  When deputies arrived they located the victim, William S. Clark, 43, Sulphur, deceased from an apparent gunshot wound. 

 

During further investigation it was learned the complainant, who was also Clark’s girlfriend, Kerri S. Monic, 32, 2063 Walker Road, Sulphur, was responsible for the shooting.  When Monic initially spoke with detectives she stated she was not home when the incident occurred.  She later advised detectives her and Clark were having an argument, at which time she retrieved a handgun and shot him.  During the course of the investigation detectives also learned Monic was in possession of methamphetamine.

               

Detectives located what they believe to be the murder weapon inside Monic’s vehicle. 

 

Monic was arrested and booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center and charged with 2nd degree murder; and possession of CDS II.  Judge Kendrick Guidry set her bond at $515,000.     

 

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

CPSO ARRESTS MAN FOR MISAPPROPRIATION & FORGERY

Lake Charles, LA –

 

On January 13 Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies were dispatched in reference to an insurance check that had been forged and fraudulently cashed.

          

During the investigation, the victim advised detectives he had contracted Dathan W. Herring, 43, Lumberton, MS, to assist him in dealing with the insurance company and contractors.  The victim then advised detectives when he received his insurance check to pay for repairs, which was also made out to the lienholder, Herring stated he could get the funds from the check faster due to the resources he had.  The victim stated Herring was supposed to cash the check by legitimate means, keep a portion as a consultation fee, and return the rest of the money.  During further investigation, it was learned Herring forged the lienholder's name on the back of the check, cashed it, and did not return any money to the victim. 

           

On January 14 when detectives spoke with Herring he confirmed he forged the signature on the back of the check and used all the funds for personal use.  He was arrested and booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center and charged with contractors misappropriation of payments; and forgery.  He was released the following day on a $9,000 bond by Judge Tony Fazzio. 

 

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

CPSO ARRESTS MAN FOR THEFT OF ROOFING SHINGLES

Lake Charles, LA –

 

On January 13 Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office detectives were dispatched to a local business on Enterprise Boulevard in Lake Charles in reference to a theft that occurred earlier that morning.

           

During the investigation detectives viewed surveillance footage and observed a pickup truck pulling a trailer arrive at the business and two suspects exit the truck.  The suspects then began loading up approximately $2,000 worth of roofing materials from the business.  They also observed another suspect walk up and help load the materials onto the trailer.  Detectives were able to identify one of the suspects as Marvin C. Paddio, 63, 1913 3rd Street Lake Charles.

           

After further investigation detectives also learned the truck seen in the surveillance footage belonged to Paddio.  A short time later detectives located Paddio, and the truck seen in the surveillance footage, at his residence and he was arrested and booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center and charged with theft from $1,000 to $5,000.  He was released the following day on a $7,500 bond set by Judge Tony Fazzio.

           

The investigation is continuing and more arrests are expected. 

 

CPSO Detective Garrett Laborde is the lead investigator on this case.  

CPSO ARRESTS WOMAN FOR NON-CONSENSUAL DISCLOSURE OF A PRIVATE IMAGE

Lake Charles, LA –

 

On December 28, Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office detectives arrested Sarah D. Pharis, 32, 311 W. Elizabeth Street, Sulphur, after an investigation revealed she was responsible for sending out numerous nude photographs of an acquaintance.

           

During the investigation, it was learned Pharis, who had access to the victim’s personal information, mailed out degrading letters about him to at least 30 individuals and included the nude photographs inside the letters.  It was also learned Pharis traveled to Texas to mail the letters.  She was arrested and booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center and charged with 150 counts of non-consensual disclosure of a private image.  Later the same, day she was released on a $75,000 bond set by Judge Sharon Wilson.

           

On January 14, after further investigation Pharis was arrested once again, after detectives learned another individual’s private images were also included in the letters she previously mailed out.  She was booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center and charged with an additional 30 counts of non-consensual disclosure of a private image.  She was released later the same day on a $15,000 bond set by Judge Tony Fazzio. 

 

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

CPSO ARRESTS WOMAN FOR THEFT AND EXPLOITATION OF THE INFIRMED

Lake Charles, LA –

 

On June 12, 2020, Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office detectives received a complaint against Sandra K. Ancelet, 48, 2221 Gaylynnn Lane, Sulphur, in reference to her stealing from an elderly and disabled man she was caring for. 

           

Family members of the victim advised detectives they learned of multiple suspicious withdrawals from the victim’s account.  During further investigation, detectives learned between September 2019 and March 2020 over $25,000 worth of suspicious checks had cleared the victim’s account.  Detectives learned over $4,000 worth of checks were made payable to Ancelet, while the remaining checks were made payable to cash. 

           

During the investigation detectives spoke with Ancelet, who denied receiving or taking any money from the victim.  Subsequently, detectives obtained Ancelet’s banking records and learned a majority of the checks in question, over $24,000 worth, had been deposited into Ancelet’s bank account.

           

On December 8, after further investigation, Judge David Ritchie signed a warrant for Ancelet’s arrest.  On January 6 Ancelet turned herself into CPSO and was arrested and booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center and charged with theft from $25,000 or more; and exploitation of the infirmed.  She was released a short time later on a $25,000 bond. 

 

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

CPSO LOOKING FOR IDENTITY OF MAN RESPONSIBLE FOR ATTEMPTED BURGLARY & PROPERTY DAMAGE

Lake Charles, LA –

 

On January 7 Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office detectives were dispatched to a business on Highway 1256 in Sulphur in reference to an attempted burglary and property damage. 

           

During the investigation, after reviewing video surveillance, detectives learned earlier that morning, between 1:40 and 2:10 a.m. an unknown white male attempted to pry open the doors to the business.  Detectives also observed the suspect attempt to pry open a change dispenser and ice machine in an attempt to remove the currency from inside but was unsuccessful.  The suspect caused approximately $1,500 to $2,000 worth of damage.  Detectives believe the suspect was possibly picked up by someone in a dark-colored SUV or minivan.

 

If anyone can identify the suspect or vehicle seen in these photographs please contact CPSO at 491-3605.

 

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


CPSO ARRESTS MAN FOR ATTEMPTED 2ND DEGREE MURDER

Lake Charles –

 

On January 6 at approximately 6:30 a.m., Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies were dispatched to the 2200 block of Hodges Street in Lake Charles in reference to a possible murder.  The complainant advised dispatchers a man, she did not know, had contacted her on social media stating he had just attempted to kill someone and needed a ride.  The complainant stated the suspect gave her his exact location, which she relayed to dispatchers. 

 

Upon arrival, deputies located the suspect, Patrick T. Amos, 19, Lake Charles, covered in blood.  While speaking with deputies he stated he had just killed a family member.  Amos gave deputies the location where the victim was located, which is also where the incident occurred.  When deputies arrived they located the victim and observed her to be covered in blood and suffering from numerous lacerations to her arms, legs, and head.     

 

During further investigation when detectives spoke with Amos he stated they had been consuming methamphetamine throughout the night.  He further advised detectives he was being tormented by a demon that was inside the family member and he attempted to kill it with a large knife and then fled the scene.  Amos was arrested and booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center and charged with attempted 2nd degree murder.  Judge Derrick Kee set his bond at $175,000. 

 

The victim was transported to a local hospital and is listed in stable condition.

 

CPSO Deputy Rodney Daigle, Jr., is the arresting deputy on this case.  CPSO Detective Barrett Savoie is the lead investigator on this case.

CPSO ARRESTS WOMAN FOR THEFT FROM EMPLOYER

Lake Charles, LA –

 

On December 10, Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office detectives received a complaint from a local non-profit organization in reference to a former employee, Meaghan J. Boudreaux, 31, 215 Laurent Avenue, Sulphur, who had been stealing from the organization. 

           

During the initial investigation the complainant advised detectives earlier this month after Boudreaux has stopped showing up for work, an auditor reviewed the books and found several strange transactions.  During the investigation it was learned between January 2019 and November 2020, Boudreaux had fraudulently transferred over $169,000 from the organization’s account to her personal account.  It was also discovered Boudreaux had added herself to the organization’s insurance plan and supplemental insurance plan, without having the premiums deducted from her payroll.  Detectives learned the total amount Boudreaux stole from the organization is approximately $175,273. 

          

On December 12, after further investigation, Judge David Ritchie signed a warrant for Boudreaux’s arrest.  On December 21 she turned herself into the CPSO Warrants Division and she was arrested and booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center and charged with theft from $25,000 or more.  She was later released on a $50,000 bond. 

           

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

CALCASIEU PARISH REGIONAL LAW ENFORCEMENT TRAINING ACADEMY COMPLETES 124th BASIC ACADEMY

Lake Charles –

 

According to Calcasieu Parish Sheriff Tony Mancuso, the Calcasieu Parish Regional Law Enforcement Training Academy completed its 124th Basic Academy with 37 officers representing 15 agencies in the area.  These officers completed 502 hours of instruction in all phases of basic law enforcement.  All 37 law enforcement officers passed the Louisiana Peace Officer Standard Testing (POST) exam and are now certified as Basic Peace Officers.  Due to COVID-19 the graduating officers were unable to have a traditional graduation; but earlier today they had a small ceremony at the Calcasieu Parish Regional Training Academy.    

Jeremy LeBlanc, Lake Charles Fire Department, was selected class president of the 124th Basic Academy.

Scholastic awards were presented to:

Austen McMichael, first; Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office

Koley Ravia, second; Lake Charles Police Department

Austin Mareno, third; Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office

Firearms awards were presented to:

Aaron Barbee, first; Vernon Parish Sheriff’s Office

Koley Ravia, second; Lake Charles Police Department

James Gruspier, third; Lake Charles Police Department

Defensive Tactics Honor was presented to Koley Ravia, Lake Charles Police Department.

                Physical Training Honor was presented to James Gruspier, Lake Charles Police Department.

Officers graduating after completing 502 hours of instruction are as follows:

                        Jeremy Copeland  – Beauregard Parish Sheriff’s Office

                        Meghan Antoine, Samantha Callaway, Brian Dugas, Jeffery Floyd, Coy Harrington, Dayton Laborde, Jordan Laughlin, Justin Landry, Austin Mareno, Austen McMichael, Triston Smith  - Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office

                        Jarrett Nunez, Logan Tingler, Devin Whittington – Cameron Parish Sheriff’s Department

Kylie Harlow, Marlon Holmes – DeRidder Police Department

Justin Trahan – Iowa Police Department

Leonard Bailon – Jennings Police Department

Lacey Vincent – Lake Arthur Police Department

Michael Carter, Jeremy LeBlanc – Lake Charles Fire Department

                        Jonathan DeJesus, John Ford, James Gruspier, Jamar Jackson, Garret Lemieux, Ethan Meaux, Koley Ravia – Lake Charles City Police Department

                        Amanda Pointer, Elizabeth Scott – Merryville Police Department

Laine West– Oakdale Police Department

Malcolm Ledet – Oberlin Police Department

Javonta Flugence – Rayne Police Department

Deshawn Mouton – Sulphur Police Department

Aaron Barbee – Vernon Parish Sheriff’s Office

                Joey Fontenot, Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office, graduated after completing 140 hours of refresher courses.

 

The Calcasieu Parish Regional Law Enforcement Training Academy is located in Lake Charles and provides accredited training, several law enforcement agencies in the parishes of Allen, Beauregard, Calcasieu, Cameron, and Jeff Davis.  It was established in 1974 and is administered by Calcasieu Parish Sheriff Tony Mancuso.

CPSO ARRESTS IOWA MAN FOR AGGRAVATED KIDNAPPING

Lake Charles, LA –

 

On December 21 at approximately 11:30 a.m. Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies were dispatched to a home in Moss Bluff in reference to a kidnapping. 

 

During the initial investigation detectives learned Marcel Duger, 39, 317 S. Bowers Street, Iowa, had made entry into the home and kidnapped his girlfriend’s 8 month old baby.  A short time later, using several investigative techniques, deputies located Marcel and the baby at a home in south Lake Charles.  

 

During further investigation it was learned, Marcel, who was not related to the child, had arrived at the home in Moss Bluff and was advised he was not welcome there.  When detectives spoke with Marcel it was discovered the doors to the residence were locked.  Marcel advised deputies he was hitting and kicking the door, and later located an unlocked window, which he used to make entry into the home. 

               

Marcel was arrested and booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center and charged with home invasion; and aggravated kidnapping of a child.  Judge Clayton Davis set his bond at $150,000.  Marcel is also currently on parole for armed robbery. 

               

The child was returned to the mother. 

 

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

CPSO RELEASES RESULTS OF DWI CHECKPOINT

 Lake Charles –

 

On Friday, December 18 the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office conducted a DWI checkpoint in the 3100 block of Westwood Road in Westlake to target individuals driving under the influence of alcohol and/or narcotics.

Four hundred and twelve (412) vehicles were checked; seven (7) field sobriety tests were administered; four (4) citations were issued for no seatbelt; two (2) citations were issued for no child restraint; and two (2) citations were issued for no insurance.

               

The following individual was booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center:

Jason P. Johnson, Jr., 21, Lake Chares was arrested for possession of CDS II; illegal carry of a weapon in the presence of a CDS; and a traffic citation. 

 

The following individuals were issued a signed summons and released:

Michael J. Hennigan, 28, Westlake, was arrested for DWI 2nd offense

Patrick B. Guidry, 48, Lake Charles, was arrested for DWI; possession of marijuana; and open container

Cesar Nery, Jr., 18, Lake Charles, was arrested for possession of marijuana; and possession of drug paraphernalia

 

Participating in the checkpoint was the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office and Louisiana State Police Troop D.  

CALCASIEU PARISH SHERIFF’S OFFICE RECEIVES GRANT FROM THE LA HIGHWAY SAFETY COMMISSION

Lake Charles –

 

The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff Office has been award nearly $85,000 in grant funding from the Louisiana Highway Safety Commission to conduct additional traffic safety enforcement activities throughout the year to reduce traffic crashes and the resulting serious injuries and fatalities.   The grant will be used to place off duty deputies on the roads to enforce traffic laws that pertain to seatbelts, drinking and driving, underage drinking and driving, and speeding.  The Sheriff’s Office will utilize checkpoints as wells as saturation patrol to enforce these laws.  “We are very pleased to receive this grant which will allow us to have more patrol deputies on the road enforcing traffic laws that will help to keep our citizens safe,” says Sheriff Tony Mancuso.  “Research shows that high-visibility enforcement can reduce fatalities by as much as 20 percent.  We will be looking for, and arresting or ticketing, those violators that make it dangerous for the law-abiding drivers.”

           

The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office will participate in several special nationwide enforcement campaigns such as “Click It or Ticket”, “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over”, and “Buckle Up In Your Truck.”  These special enforcement campaigns will run through September 30, 2021.

CALCASIEU PARISH SHERIFF’S OFFICE ARRESTS IOWA STUDENT FOR THREATS

Lake Charles –

 

Earlier today at approximately 1:00 p.m. the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office School Resource Officer at Iowa High School was notified in reference to a possible threat from a student.

           

During the initial investigation detectives learned during lunch, a 16 year old boy stated if students were alerted there was a shooting that he would be responsible.  Detectives also learned the boy stated he was trigger happy and would kill as many students as he could.  He was arrested and booked into the Juvenile Detention Center and is charged with terrorizing.  He was also charged with possession of an electronic cigarette after he was found to be in possession of one.  

 

CPSO School Resource Officer Cpl. Mike Bergeron and Detective Tomas Juarez are the lead investigators on the case.

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CPSO PARTICIPATES IN DRIVE SOBER OR GET PULLED OVER

Lake Charles –

 

The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office is participating in the national crackdown on drunk driving with grant funding from the Louisiana Highway Safety Commission.  The campaign, which started Sunday, December 13, and ends January 1, ‘Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over,’ is a partnership with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to curb impaired driving and save lives.

 

“Research shows the Christmas holiday season is one of the deadliest times of the year in terms of drunk-driving fatalities.  According to the NHTSA in December 2018, 839 people lost their lives in traffic crashes involving a drunk driver.  By joining this nationwide effort, we will make Calcasieu Parish roadways safer for everyone,” said Calcasieu Sheriff Tony Mancuso.

 

In conjunction with the national crackdown on drunk driving campaign, “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over,” the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office will be conducting a DWI checkpoint at an undisclosed location in the parish this Friday, December 18.  This checkpoint will target individuals driving under the influence of alcohol and/or narcotics, which has been proven to be very effective in discouraging citizens from driving while impaired and people are more likely to designate a driver when they know sobriety checkpoints are being conducted.

CPSO ARRESTS MAN FOR AGGRAVATED 2ND DEGREE BATTERY

Lake Charles, LA –

 

Yesterday afternoon at approximately 3:00 p.m. Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies were dispatched to a trailer park off Old Deridder Highway in Lake Charles in reference to a shooting. 

           

When deputies arrived they located the victim lying in the roadway, suffering from what appeared to be two gunshot wounds.  After further investigation deputies learned a verbal argument ensued between the victim and Ivan Monceaux, Jr., 53, 2653 Old Deridder Highway #13, Lake Charles, who is an acquaintance.  During the argument Monceaux shot the victim. 

           

Monceaux was located at his residence, where he was arrested and later booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center and charged with aggravated 2nd degree battery; aggravated assault with a firearm; and illegal discharge of a firearm.  Judge David Ritchie set his bond at $400,000.

           

The victim was transported to a local hospital, where he is listed in stable condition. 

 

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

CPSO & ENTERGY EMPLOYEES COLLECT CHRISTMAS TOYS FOR CALCASIEU PARISH FAMILIES

Lake Charles, LA –

 

Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies, along with local Entergy Louisiana employees, collected toys for needy families in Calcasieu Parish for Christmas.  Together, they were able to provide gifts for over 40 families, which included over 100 children.   

           

“I am proud of our deputies,” stated Sheriff Tony Mancuso. “It has been a tough year for everyone in our community this year, but no matter what, we always come together to help others in need.  Our deputies collect toys every year, but we knew there would be more families in need this year.  We were so pleased when Entergy reached out to us wanting to participate in the toy drive.  With donations from their employees, we were able to help more families.”

          

The donations will be dispersed to families who have already been identified in the next two weeks.  


NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING

Notice Posted: December 4, 2020             Time Posted: 3:00 p.m.

 

NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING

of the Calcasieu Parish Law Enforcement District 

 

                                                                                      

A public hearing will be held as follows:

 

DATE:  December 8, 2020

TIME:   9:30 a.m.

PLACE OF MEETING:   Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office/Administration

                                          5400 East Broad Street

                                          Lake Charles, LA  70615

AGENDA: 

 

            Call to order

            Roll Call

            Approval of Minutes from last meeting, held on August 20, 2020  

            No Old Business  

            New Business:

1.      Acknowledgement that the actual cost of the parish wide Calcasieu Parish Law Enforcement District ad valorem property tax renewal election held on August 15, 2020, as determined by the Secretary of State of the State of Louisiana, was $121,033.13.

 

2. Approval of the Notice of Actual Cost of the August 15, 2020 Election to be published in the Lake Charles American Press shortly after this meeting.

 

 

Adjournment

 

                                                            Tony Mancuso, Sheriff

                                                            Calcasieu Parish Law Enforcement District

                                                           

 

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 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

 

Name 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 ARRESTS MAN FOR FAILURE TO REGISTER

Lake Charles, LA –

 

The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office Sex Offender Unit arrested convicted registered sex offender Marlon R. Eaglin, 31, 2971 Highway 3059, Lot 46, Lake Charles, after an investigation revealed he was in violation of his sex offender registrations requirements.

           

During the investigation detectives learned on February 19 Eaglin had been arrested by CPSO deputies for DWI.  During the DWI arrest Eaglin gave an address that did not match the address on his sex offender registration.  Detectives were also advised by deputies Eaglin was driving a vehicle that had not been registered with law enforcement. 

 

On March 4 Eaglin reported to the CPSO Sex Offender Unit to complete his annual registration and confirmed to detectives he had not been living at the address listed on his registration.  He also confirmed he was driving a vehicle that was not listed on his sex offender registration.  He was arrested and booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center and charged with 2 counts of failure to register as a sex offender.  He was released later the same day on $80,000 bond set by Judge Tony Fazzio. 

           

Eaglin was convicted of carnal knowledge of a juvenile in 2010 in Lafayette Parish.  

 

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

CPSO ARRESTS MAN FOR FAILURE TO REGISTER & NOTIFY AS A SEX OFFENDER

Lake Charles, LA –

 

The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office Sex Offender Unit charged convicted sex offender Earl J. Bellard, Jr., 48, Lake Charles, after it was revealed he was in violation of his sex offender registration requirements on several occasions.

           

In September 2020, it was learned Bellard failed to pay his community notification fees, making him in violation of his sex offender registration requirements.  During the investigation, Bellard was due for a quarterly registration in November and failed to report, again making him in violation of his sex offender registration requirements.  It was also learned Bellard failed to pay his annual registration fees for 2020. 

 

On November 24 detectives attempted to make contact with Bellard at his registered address, but it appeared no one was living at the address listed on his sex offender registration.  Detectives attempted to make contact with Bellard several more times and learned he had absconded from his registered address and failed to register a new address with law enforcement, making him in violation of his sex offender registration requirements once again. 

           

After further investigation, on December 10, a warrant was issued for Bellard’s arrest.  Detectives continued attempts to locate Bellard, but were unsuccessful.  On February 28, LCPD made contact with Bellard at which time he was arrested on the warrant. 

 

He was booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center and charged with 2 counts of failure to register and notify as a sex offender 2nd and subsequent offenses; failure to register and notify as a sex offender; and failure to register and notify as a sex offender, paying fees.  Judge David Ritchie set his bond at $151,000 with no release unless cleared by Probation & Parole.

           

Bellard was convicted of simple rape in 1993 in Calcasieu Parish.  He was also convicted of failure to register as a sex offender in Calcasieu Parish in 2012, 2015, 2017, and 2018.

 

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

CALCASIEU PARISH SHERIFF’S OFFICE ARREST SULPHUR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT FOR THREAT

Lake Charles –

 

Yesterday afternoon around 2:30 p.m. Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office School Resource Officers were notified in reference to a possible threat from a student that attends Sulphur High School.

           

During the initial investigation detectives learned the 17 year old boy threatened to shoot up the school.  The student was arrested and booked into the Juvenile Detention Center and charged with terrorizing.

 

CPSO Safe School Officers Joe Mulligan and Sgt. Joe Tartaglia and CPSO Detective Greg Jordan are the lead investigators on the case.

CPSO DEPUTY TERMINATED & LATER ARRESTED

Lake Charles, LA –

 

On August 26, 2020, Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office detectives received a complaint in reference to Deputy Amber Kelly, 31, having an inappropriate sexual relationship with an inmate, while on-duty.  After the initial complaint detectives interviewed Kelly and later the same day she was terminated by Sheriff Mancuso.

           

The investigation was conducted by detectives and turned over to the Calcasieu Parish District Attorney’s Office; charges were accepted and on March 3, a warrant was issued for her arrest for malfeasance in office sexual conduct.  She was arrested the following day and booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center.  Judge Tony Fazzio set her bond at $45,000.

           

Prior to being terminated Kelly worked as a correctional deputy at the Calcasieu Sheriff’s Prison and had been with the department for 5 years.

 

“I am very upset by this incident,” stated Sheriff Tony Mancuso.  “We have an extensive hiring process to ensure we are hiring qualified and competent deputies, but unfortunately we occasionally have one that chooses to stray from the path of integrity.  These sort of actions will never be tolerated in our department and deputies will always be held accountable for their actions.”

           

CPSO Detective Melanie Veillon is the lead investigator on this case.

CPSO ARRESTS MAN FOR 62 COUNTS OF ID THEFT

Lake Charles, LA –

 

In January Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office detectives received several complaints from various financial institutions in reference to a possible bank fraud taking place in our area.

 

During the investigation it was learned two suspects were making fraudulent ATM transactions at local convenience stores throughout the parish. 

 

Detectives also learned the suspects were purchasing gift cards with fraudulent debit cards at local grocery stores in the parish.  Detectives viewed numerous surveillance videos from the locations in which the transactions had taken place and observed the same two suspects responsible for making the fraudulent charges.  During further investigation detectives learned there was approximately 62 victims of identity theft and a total of approximately $23,000 had been stolen.  

 

On March 1 CPSO detectives learned one of the possible suspects was at a local business making ATM withdrawals and detectives were able to obtain a description of the suspect’s truck.  A short time later the truck was located at a different gas station nearby.  Detectives made contact with the suspect, Nasquier Perz-Cardona, 30, Houston, Texas, and observed him to be one of the men seen in the surveillance videos.  He was arrested and booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center and charged with 3 counts of bank fraud; and 62 counts of identity theft.  He was released the following day on a $46,000 bond set by Judge Tony Fazzio.

           

Detectives believe the suspects possibly obtained the victims’ debit card numbers from a fuel pump skimming device.

           

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

           

CPSO Detective Edward Curol is the lead investigator on this case.  

CPSO ARRESTS MAN FOR IDENTITY THEFT & COMPUTER FRAUD

Lake Charles, LA –

 

On March 1 Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies received a report in reference to Michael L. John, 31, Lake Charles, possibly using stolen credit card numbers to purchase a hotel room at a local hotel in Lake Charles. 

           

During the initial investigation it was confirmed John was using stolen credit card numbers and had fraudulently charged over $1,000 at the local hotel.  During further investigation detectives executed a search warrant on John’s room and located numerous credit cards along with a notebook containing instructions on how to obtain individuals’ credit card numbers.  Detectives also located marijuana, methamphetamines, and drug paraphernalia inside the room.  Detectives later learned John was fraudulently modifying credit cards using an electronic tablet and then uploading them online and making transactions.

 

John was arrested and booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center and charged with identity theft from $1,000 but less than $5,000; computer fraud; possession of CDS II; possession of marijuana; and possession of drug paraphernalia.  Judge Tony Fazzio set his bond at $18,500.

 

The investigation is continuing and more charges are possible. 

 

CPSO Detectives Shelli Fontenot and Kent Castille are the lead investigators on this case.  

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CPSO SEARCHING FOR ARMED ROBBERY SUSPECTS

Lake Charles –

 

On February 21 at approximately 4:00 a.m. Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies were dispatched to a convenience store in Vinton in reference to an armed robbery. 

 

The preliminary investigation revealed an unknown suspect entered the store armed with a handgun and demanded money from the clerk.  The suspect stole an undisclosed amount of cash and fled the scene.  After further investigation it was also learned a woman, who had entered the store a short time earlier, is also involved in the robbery. 

 

The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office is asking the public for assistance in identifying the suspects.  If anyone has any information about this robbery or can identify the suspects seen in these photographs, please call CPSO at 491-3605 or Crimestoppers at 439-2222.

           

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


CPSO ARRESTS MAN FOR DWI 4TH

Lake Charles, LA –

 

On February 19 at approximately 2:00 p.m. Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies conducted a traffic stop on a truck traveling on I-10 westbound near mile marker 12.

           

When deputies spoke with the driver, Ronnie J. Russell, Jr., 51, Crystal Beach, Texas, they could smell an odor of alcoholic beverages emitting from his breath.  Deputies also observed Russell to have bloodshot eyes, unsteady balance, and incoherent speech.  During further investigation deputies also located a large bottle of vodka and a cup containing a mixed alcoholic beverage inside the truck. 

           

After Russell refused standard field sobriety testing, he was arrested and transported to the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office for breath intoxilyzer testing; which confirmed he was over the legal limit.   

           

Russell, who has 3 prior DWI arrests, was transported to a local hospital to be examined due to his level of intoxication.  Once he was released from the hospital Russell was transported to the Calcasieu Correctional Center where he was booked in and charged with DWI 4th; driving on a roadway laned for travel; and open container. 

 

He was released on February 22 on a $40,200 bond set by Judge Tony Fazzio, with special conditions being he cannot operate a vehicle without an ignition interlock device, he must wear an alcohol detecting ankle bracelet, must not consume any alcoholic beverages, must be subject to random drug and alcohol screenings, and cannot commit any other crimes.

          

CPSO Cpl. Jesse Morris is the arresting deputy on this case.  

CPSO CHARGES MAN FOR NUMEROUS BURGLARY & THEFTS

Lake Charles, LA –

 

Between July 8 and October 5, 2020, Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies were dispatched to numerous residential burglaries in the areas of Little Drive, Portrush Drive, St. Andrews Drive, and Sassafras Way, all in Lake Charles.

           

During the investigation it was learned the suspect made forced entry into the homes and stole numerous high valued items such as jewelry and purses.  The investigations revealed the suspect stole a total of over $65,000 worth of items from inside the homes. 

           

After a joint investigation, involving the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office and the Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Office, who were also having similar burglaries in their communities, detectives were able to identify the suspect as Justin J. Andrews, 42, Sealy, Texas.  On February 9, CPSO detectives issued warrants for Andrews’ arrest. 

           

Andrews, who is currently incarcerated in Fort Bend County, Texas, is charged with 4 counts of looting; 5 counts of criminal property damage; 4 counts of theft; and simple burglary.  Judge Tony Fazzio set his total bond at $417,500.  Andrews is currently awaiting extradition to Louisiana.  

           

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

           

CPSO Detectives Kerrick Gabrial, Joshua Couch, Charles Trosclair, and John Coffman are the lead investigators on these cases.  

SHERIFF TONY MANCUSO WARNS CITIZENS OF SCAM REPORTED IN OUR AREA

 

Lake Charles, LA –

 

Sheriff Tony Mancuso is warning area residents of a scam that has recently resurfaced in our area. 

 

Victims report receiving a phone call stating a warrant has been issued for their arrest due to their failure to appear for jury duty or grand jury.  The caller, who claims to be with the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office and uses a name of a current CPSO deputy, instructs the victim to purchase a prepaid card to void the warrant and avoid arrest.  THIS IS A SCAM!  Sheriff Mancuso wants residents to know that the majority of the time a valid arrest warrant is served in person by law enforcement officials; however, in some circumstances a law enforcement official may call you if you have a warrant but under no circumstance will that officer ever ask for money or any form of payment.

CPSO ARRESTS TWO WELSH MEN FOR AGGRAVATED 2ND DEGREE BATTERY

Lake Charles, LA –

 

Earlier this morning, at approximately 1:00 a.m. Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies were dispatched to a residence off Gulf Highway in Lake Charles in reference to a shooting. 

           

Upon arrival, deputies learned the victim had been shot once in the abdomen.  During the investigation deputies utilized several investigative techniques and were able to locate the suspect’s car; at which time they made contact with Dymnd K. Brown, 19, and Jermain S. Harmon, 21, both of Welsh, LA.  Deputies also located a handgun and marijuana in Brown and Harmon’s possession.  

 

After further investigation both Brown and Harmon were arrested and booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center and charged with aggravated 2nd degree battery; illegal carrying of weapons during commission of a crime or in the presence of CDS; possession of CDS I.  Judge Tony Fazzio set both Brown and Harmon’s bonds at $240,500. 

 

The victim was transported to a local hospital where he underwent emergency surgery and is listed in stable condition.

 

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


CPSO ARRESTS MAN FOR FAILURE TO REGISTER & NOTIFY AS A SEX OFFENDER

Lake Charles –

 

The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office Sex Offender Unit arrested convicted sex offender Heath W. Daigle, 42, 4981 Mattie Reeves Road, Lake Charles, after it was learned he was in violation of his sex offender registration requirements.

 

During the investigation it was learned Daigle had not paid his community notifications fees, as required by his sex offender registration requirements.  Daigle also failed to report for his semi-annual registration in October 2020, again making him in violation of his sex offender registration requirements. 

 

On February 9, Daigle was arrested and booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center and charged with failure to register as a sex offender; and notification of a sex offender.  Judge Robert Wyatt set his bond at $7,500. 

 

Daigle was convicted of crimes against nature in 1998 in Calcasieu Parish.

 

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

CPSO ARRESTS MAN FOR THEFT & TRESPASSING

Lake Charles, LA –

           

On February 4 Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies were dispatched to a residence on Dolby Street in Lake Charles in reference to a theft in progress. 

           

When deputies arrived the suspect had already fled the scene.  Deputies were able to view surveillance video from the residence and observed an unknown man stealing shingles from outside the home.  Deputies were able to obtain a description of the suspect and the suspect’s vehicle from surveillance footage and CPSO dispatch put out a BOLO (Be on The Lookout). 

 

The following day deputies were patrolling the area where the theft occurred and located a vehicle matching the description of the one involved in the theft.  When deputies spoke with the driver, Adrian A. Zermeno, 20, Houston, TX, they observed him to be the suspect seen on the video surveillance.  He was arrested and booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center and charged with theft under $1,000; and trespassing.  He was released on February 7 on a $4,500 bond set by Judge Robert Wyatt.

 

CPSO Deputy Travis Kilmer is the arresting deputy on this case.  CPSO Detective Charles Trosclair is the lead investigator on this case.  

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CPSO ARRESTS MAN FOR RAPE & CONTRIBUTING TO DELINQUENCY OF JUVENILES

Lake Charles, LA –

 

On January 19 Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office detectives received a complaint in reference to Brandon J. Savoy, 26, 712 Magnolia Street, Westlake, having inappropriate sexual contact with a child under the age of 13. 

 

During the investigation the victim advised detectives the incident occurred at Savoy’s residence.  It was also learned Savoy, who was babysitting the victim along with two other children, also under the ages of 13, provided them with marijuana and allowed them to smoke.

 

Detectives attempted to make contact with Savoy numerous times but he advised he was out of town.  Savoy also failed to show up for a scheduled interview with detectives.  After further investigation, on February 3, detectives executed a search warrant at Savoy’s residence and located marijuana along with drug paraphernalia in his bedroom.  Savoy, who home at the time, was arrested and booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center and charged with 1st degree rape; 3 counts of contributing to the delinquency of a juvenile; possession of CDS I with intent to distribute; and possession of drug paraphernalia.  Judge Robert Wyatt set his bond at $216,500.   

           

CPSO Detective Shelley Trahan is the lead investigator on this case.  

CPSO ARRESTS MAN FOR 2nd OFFENSE FAILURE TO REGISTER AS SEX OFFENDER

Lake Charles–

 

The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office Sex Offender Unit arrested convicted registered sex offender Kelly A. Francois, 47, Vidalia, LA, after it was learned he had been working in Calcasieu Parish without notifying the proper authorities of his employment information, as required by law for all registered sex offenders.

           

During the investigation detectives learned Francois had been working in Calcasieu Parish for over two weeks.  He was arrested and booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center and charged with failure to register and notify as a sex offender 2nd offense.  He was released on February 5 on a $5,000 bond set by Judge Robert Wyatt.

               

Francois was convicted of carnal knowledge of a juvenile in 2003 in Calcasieu Parish.  He was also convicted of failure to register as a sex offender in 2017 and again in 2018. 

           

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

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SHERIFF TONY MANCUSO ANNOUNCES NEW CLOSEWATCH CALCASIEU APP

Lake Charles, LA –

 

Calcasieu Parish Sheriff Tony Mancuso announces the launch of a new cell phone app “CloseWatch Calcasieu,” which provides an easy, anonymous way to send in a tip to CPSO deputies about something suspicious you have seen or heard.  You can submit a tip about any specific school or location in Calcasieu Parish.

           

“You can use the CloseWatch app if you have any information you feel could help law enforcement solve or deter crime, as well as prevent potential harm,” stated Sheriff Mancuso.  “The app is free and easy to use.  You can also remain totally anonymous when submitting a tip.  Once you submit the tip it immediately goes to the CPSO Real Time Crime Center, where deputies will take appropriate steps to ensure the tip is investigated.”

           

You can download the app from your app store on your phone.  For more information on the app and how it works you can visit https://www.cpso.com/crime-prevention/closewatch-calcasieu-app/. 

           

“We have created this app as a tool to further prevent and deter crime in our community.  Although our department prides itself on our proactive approach to policing, our deputies sometimes rely on you to help keep our community a safe place to live.  Your tip could make a difference, so remember if you see something, send something,” finished Mancuso. 

           

The CloseWatch Calcasieu app does not replace 911, which is for emergencies that are happening right now.  

CPSO TO HOST HUNTER’S EDUCATION COURSE

Lake Charles, LA –

 

The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office is hosting a hunter’s education course on Friday, February 19 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., the class will continue on Saturday, February 20 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  The course will be held at the Calcasieu Parish Regional Training Academy located at 3958 Mallard Cove in Lake Charles.  You must attend both days in order to receive credit for the course.

           

This course is offered free of charge to anyone 10 years of age or older.  You must pre-register for the class by visiting https://la-web.s3licensing.com/Event/Details/140642. 

           

Deputies will be following social distancing guidelines and you will be required to wear a face mask.  For more information please call (337) 491-3784.   

 

Refreshments will be provided on both days and lunch will be provided on Saturday. 

                 

CPSO ARRESTS MAN FOR KIDNAPPING & HUMAN TRAFFICKING

Lake Charles, LA –

 

On January 11 Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office detectives were dispatched to a local casino in Lake Charles in reference to a runaway juvenile from Acadia Parish that had been located by the Louisiana State Police Gaming Enforcement Division. 

           

During the initial investigation the 13 year old girl advised detectives she had sexual intercourse with Blake K. Jenkins, 28, Alexandria, LA.  When detectives spoke with Jenkins he confirmed he had sexual intercourse with the girl.  He was arrested and booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center and charged with felony carnal knowledge of a juvenile.  Judge Tony Fazzio set his bond at $60,000.

           

After further investigation it was learned Jenkins had picked up the victim from her residence and transported her to Lake Charles.  Prior to picking her up Jenkins asked her several times to have sex with other men so he could obtain money for gas.  It was also learned Jenkins left the victim at the casino while he went to work and asked her to have sex with men for money while he was gone.

           

On January 28 CPSO detectives additionally charged Jenkins with 2nd degree kidnapping; and human trafficking.  Judge Tony Fazzio set an additional bond at $80,000. 

           

Assisting CPSO in this case is the Louisiana State Police Gaming Enforcement Division, Acadia Parish Sheriff’s Office, and the Department of Homeland Security.       

           

CPSO Detective Shelley Trahan is the lead investigator on this case.  

CPSO ARRESTS SEX OFFENDER FOR FAILURE TO REGISTER

Lake Charles, LA –

 

On January 21, Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office Sex Offender detectives learned John D. Fields, 65, 4044 Woodcrest Street, Lake Charles, a convicted sex offender, was possibly living and working in Calcasieu Parish and failed to notify local law enforcement, making him in violation of his sex offender registration requirements. 

           

On January 29, Fields reported to the CPSO Sex Offender Unit and confirmed he had been living and working in Calcasieu Parish since November 2020 and did not complete his sex offender registration.  He was arrested and booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center and charged with failure to register as a sex offender.  He was released later the same day on a $10,000 bond set by Judge Tony Fazzio.    

           

Fields was convicted of 1st degree rape in 2004 in Oklahoma.

 

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

CPSO ARRESTS MAN FOR DWI 4TH

Lake Charles, LA –

 

On January 22 at approximately 11:00 p.m. a Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office deputy was dispatched to the 1200 block of Highway 171 North in Moss Bluff in reference to a truck in the ditch. 

When the deputy arrived he spoke with the driver, James O. McKeehan, Jr., 55, 4101 Pleasant Drive, Lake Charles, he detected an odor of alcohol emitting from his breath.  The deputy also observed McKeehan to have slurred speech and unstable balance. 

 

After McKeehan performed poorly on a standard field sobriety test he was arrested and transported to the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office for breath intoxilyzer test; which revealed he was over the legal limit. 

 

McKeehan, who has 4 prior DWI arrests, was booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center and charged with DWI 4th and subsequent offenses; and careless operation.  He was released the following day on a $20,500 bond set by Judge Tony Fazzio with special conditions being he cannot operate a vehicle without an ignition interlock device, must be subject to random drug and alcohol screenings, and cannot commit any other crimes.

 

CPSO Cpl. Aaron Miller was the arresting deputy on this case.

CPSO ARRESTS VINTON MAN FOR CHILD PORN

Lake Charles, LA –

 

On January 25 Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office detectives received a tip in reference to Bradley S. Courmier, 29, 1308 Ogese Courmier Road, Vinton, possibly being in possession of child pornography.  The following day detectives subsequently executed a search warrant at Courmier’s residence. 

 

On January 27 detectives made contact with Courmier who confirmed the allegations.  He was arrested and booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center and charged with 7 counts of pornography involving juveniles.   Judge Tony Fazzio set his bond at $70,000.

           

Assisting in this case is the Louisiana Attorney General’s Office and the Department of Homeland Security Investigations.

 

CPSO Detective Lauren Cowick is the lead investigator on this case.

CPSO ARRESTS 4 JUVENILES IN REFERENCE TO HOMICIDE

Lake Charles, LA –

 

Yesterday evening at approximately 7:30 p.m. Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies were dispatched to a grocery store on Highway 14 in Lake Charles in reference to a stabbing. 

           

The initial investigation revealed there was a fight between several young girls inside the store, at which time a 15 year old was stabbed.  The victim was transported to a local hospital where she later died. 

After further investigation detectives arrested four females, ages 14, 13 (2 girls), and 12.  They were all booked into the Juvenile Detention Center.  One is charged with 2nd degree murder and three are charged with principal to 2nd degree murder.    

 

The investigation is continuing and anyone with information is asked to contact the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office at 491-3605. 

 

 

Note: Under normal circumstances juveniles names and information are not released.  The release yesterday was an unusual occurrence and was for the safety of not only the public but the juvenile in question.  

SHERIFF MANCUSO ANNOUNCES METHODS TO PAY 2020 PROPERTY TAXES

Lake Charles –

 

Sheriff Tony Mancuso announces 2020 property taxes notices are currently being mailed.  Taxpayers can choose to pay their 2020 property taxes online on the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office website at www.cpso.com by using a Visa, MasterCard, Discover, or American Express credit card.  You may also pay by phone by calling 1-888-877-0450.  Taxpayers may also view and print their bill from the website.  “We are always looking for ways to make it more convenient for the taxpayers to pay their taxes,” says Sheriff Mancuso.  “If you choose to pay online, there will be no lines to stand in and you will be able to pay your taxes 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.”

For those not wanting to pay their taxes online or by phone, they may pay them in person at:

 

Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Tax Office

Magnolia Life Building                     

1011 Lakeshore Drive, Suite 100, Lake Charles

 Monday—Friday        8:30 a.m.—4:30 p.m.  (open through lunch)                       

Payments can be made using cash, check, money order, cashier’s check, Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover.

 

Sulphur (West Cal) CPSO Law Enforcement Center

1525 Cypress St., Sulphur

Monday—Friday        8:00—4:00 p.m. (closed for lunch 12:00 noon – 1:00 p.m.)

 

Payments can be made using checks, money order, cashier’s check, Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover.  Cash is not accepted at this location.

 

        

Also for the convenience to the taxpayers, the Calcasieu Parish Tax Collector’s Office will have a representative to collect the 2020 property taxes on the following dates and at the following locations around the parish:

 

DATE AND TIME                                                        LOCATION 

 

Tuesday, February 9                                                 Vinton Law Enforcement Center

8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.                                               1302 Center St., Vinton  

           

Wednesday, February 10                                         DeQuincy Law Enforcement Center

8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.                                                618 E Center St., DeQuincy

 

Thursday, February 11                                              Moss Bluff Law Enforcement Center

8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.                                                115 Bronco Lane, Lake Charles

 

Payments at these locations can be made using cash, check, money order, cashier’s check, Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover. 

 

For information concerning payment of taxes, please call the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Tax Division at (337) 491-3680.  For information concerning assessment, address changes, and homestead, please call the Calcasieu Parish Tax Assessor’s Office at (337) 721-3000.

 

The deadline to make payment for the 2020 tax notices without paying any interest or penalty is March 2, 2021.  Any payments received after March 2, 2021 will be charged 1% interest per month and are subject to additional costs mandated by the Louisiana Revised Statutes.

CPSO ARRESTS HOMICIDE SUSPECT

Lake Charles, LA –

 

Yesterday afternoon around 3:00 p.m., Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies were dispatched to a residence on Walker Road in Sulphur in reference to a deceased male.  When deputies arrived they located the victim, William S. Clark, 43, Sulphur, deceased from an apparent gunshot wound. 

 

During further investigation it was learned the complainant, who was also Clark’s girlfriend, Kerri S. Monic, 32, 2063 Walker Road, Sulphur, was responsible for the shooting.  When Monic initially spoke with detectives she stated she was not home when the incident occurred.  She later advised detectives her and Clark were having an argument, at which time she retrieved a handgun and shot him.  During the course of the investigation detectives also learned Monic was in possession of methamphetamine.

               

Detectives located what they believe to be the murder weapon inside Monic’s vehicle. 

 

Monic was arrested and booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center and charged with 2nd degree murder; and possession of CDS II.  Judge Kendrick Guidry set her bond at $515,000.     

 

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

CPSO ARRESTS MAN FOR MISAPPROPRIATION & FORGERY

Lake Charles, LA –

 

On January 13 Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies were dispatched in reference to an insurance check that had been forged and fraudulently cashed.

          

During the investigation, the victim advised detectives he had contracted Dathan W. Herring, 43, Lumberton, MS, to assist him in dealing with the insurance company and contractors.  The victim then advised detectives when he received his insurance check to pay for repairs, which was also made out to the lienholder, Herring stated he could get the funds from the check faster due to the resources he had.  The victim stated Herring was supposed to cash the check by legitimate means, keep a portion as a consultation fee, and return the rest of the money.  During further investigation, it was learned Herring forged the lienholder's name on the back of the check, cashed it, and did not return any money to the victim. 

           

On January 14 when detectives spoke with Herring he confirmed he forged the signature on the back of the check and used all the funds for personal use.  He was arrested and booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center and charged with contractors misappropriation of payments; and forgery.  He was released the following day on a $9,000 bond by Judge Tony Fazzio. 

 

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

CPSO ARRESTS MAN FOR THEFT OF ROOFING SHINGLES

Lake Charles, LA –

 

On January 13 Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office detectives were dispatched to a local business on Enterprise Boulevard in Lake Charles in reference to a theft that occurred earlier that morning.

           

During the investigation detectives viewed surveillance footage and observed a pickup truck pulling a trailer arrive at the business and two suspects exit the truck.  The suspects then began loading up approximately $2,000 worth of roofing materials from the business.  They also observed another suspect walk up and help load the materials onto the trailer.  Detectives were able to identify one of the suspects as Marvin C. Paddio, 63, 1913 3rd Street Lake Charles.

           

After further investigation detectives also learned the truck seen in the surveillance footage belonged to Paddio.  A short time later detectives located Paddio, and the truck seen in the surveillance footage, at his residence and he was arrested and booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center and charged with theft from $1,000 to $5,000.  He was released the following day on a $7,500 bond set by Judge Tony Fazzio.

           

The investigation is continuing and more arrests are expected. 

 

CPSO Detective Garrett Laborde is the lead investigator on this case.  

CPSO ARRESTS WOMAN FOR NON-CONSENSUAL DISCLOSURE OF A PRIVATE IMAGE

Lake Charles, LA –

 

On December 28, Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office detectives arrested Sarah D. Pharis, 32, 311 W. Elizabeth Street, Sulphur, after an investigation revealed she was responsible for sending out numerous nude photographs of an acquaintance.

           

During the investigation, it was learned Pharis, who had access to the victim’s personal information, mailed out degrading letters about him to at least 30 individuals and included the nude photographs inside the letters.  It was also learned Pharis traveled to Texas to mail the letters.  She was arrested and booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center and charged with 150 counts of non-consensual disclosure of a private image.  Later the same, day she was released on a $75,000 bond set by Judge Sharon Wilson.

           

On January 14, after further investigation Pharis was arrested once again, after detectives learned another individual’s private images were also included in the letters she previously mailed out.  She was booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center and charged with an additional 30 counts of non-consensual disclosure of a private image.  She was released later the same day on a $15,000 bond set by Judge Tony Fazzio. 

 

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

CPSO ARRESTS WOMAN FOR THEFT AND EXPLOITATION OF THE INFIRMED

Lake Charles, LA –

 

On June 12, 2020, Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office detectives received a complaint against Sandra K. Ancelet, 48, 2221 Gaylynnn Lane, Sulphur, in reference to her stealing from an elderly and disabled man she was caring for. 

           

Family members of the victim advised detectives they learned of multiple suspicious withdrawals from the victim’s account.  During further investigation, detectives learned between September 2019 and March 2020 over $25,000 worth of suspicious checks had cleared the victim’s account.  Detectives learned over $4,000 worth of checks were made payable to Ancelet, while the remaining checks were made payable to cash. 

           

During the investigation detectives spoke with Ancelet, who denied receiving or taking any money from the victim.  Subsequently, detectives obtained Ancelet’s banking records and learned a majority of the checks in question, over $24,000 worth, had been deposited into Ancelet’s bank account.

           

On December 8, after further investigation, Judge David Ritchie signed a warrant for Ancelet’s arrest.  On January 6 Ancelet turned herself into CPSO and was arrested and booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center and charged with theft from $25,000 or more; and exploitation of the infirmed.  She was released a short time later on a $25,000 bond. 

 

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

CPSO LOOKING FOR IDENTITY OF MAN RESPONSIBLE FOR ATTEMPTED BURGLARY & PROPERTY DAMAGE

Lake Charles, LA –

 

On January 7 Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office detectives were dispatched to a business on Highway 1256 in Sulphur in reference to an attempted burglary and property damage. 

           

During the investigation, after reviewing video surveillance, detectives learned earlier that morning, between 1:40 and 2:10 a.m. an unknown white male attempted to pry open the doors to the business.  Detectives also observed the suspect attempt to pry open a change dispenser and ice machine in an attempt to remove the currency from inside but was unsuccessful.  The suspect caused approximately $1,500 to $2,000 worth of damage.  Detectives believe the suspect was possibly picked up by someone in a dark-colored SUV or minivan.

 

If anyone can identify the suspect or vehicle seen in these photographs please contact CPSO at 491-3605.

 

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


CPSO ARRESTS MAN FOR ATTEMPTED 2ND DEGREE MURDER

Lake Charles –

 

On January 6 at approximately 6:30 a.m., Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies were dispatched to the 2200 block of Hodges Street in Lake Charles in reference to a possible murder.  The complainant advised dispatchers a man, she did not know, had contacted her on social media stating he had just attempted to kill someone and needed a ride.  The complainant stated the suspect gave her his exact location, which she relayed to dispatchers. 

 

Upon arrival, deputies located the suspect, Patrick T. Amos, 19, Lake Charles, covered in blood.  While speaking with deputies he stated he had just killed a family member.  Amos gave deputies the location where the victim was located, which is also where the incident occurred.  When deputies arrived they located the victim and observed her to be covered in blood and suffering from numerous lacerations to her arms, legs, and head.     

 

During further investigation when detectives spoke with Amos he stated they had been consuming methamphetamine throughout the night.  He further advised detectives he was being tormented by a demon that was inside the family member and he attempted to kill it with a large knife and then fled the scene.  Amos was arrested and booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center and charged with attempted 2nd degree murder.  Judge Derrick Kee set his bond at $175,000. 

 

The victim was transported to a local hospital and is listed in stable condition.

 

CPSO Deputy Rodney Daigle, Jr., is the arresting deputy on this case.  CPSO Detective Barrett Savoie is the lead investigator on this case.

CPSO ARRESTS WOMAN FOR THEFT FROM EMPLOYER

Lake Charles, LA –

 

On December 10, Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office detectives received a complaint from a local non-profit organization in reference to a former employee, Meaghan J. Boudreaux, 31, 215 Laurent Avenue, Sulphur, who had been stealing from the organization. 

           

During the initial investigation the complainant advised detectives earlier this month after Boudreaux has stopped showing up for work, an auditor reviewed the books and found several strange transactions.  During the investigation it was learned between January 2019 and November