Former mayor and postmaster Warren Pierrotti died at Acadian Medical Center in Eunice on July 21, 2014 at 9:16 P.M. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday, July 24, 2014 at 11:00 A.M. at St. Ann’s Catholic Church in Mamou. Rite of Committal will follow in the New St.
There is quite a bit of irony in the ruling by an interim 27th Judicial District judge throwing out charges against an accused kidnapper because, the judge ruled, the DA’s Office took too long to make its case. The judge is Marion Davies, who sits in the Division B seat held by Ellis Daigle of Eunice until Daigle retired in February.
NEW ORLEANS – First there was a LSU Golden Girl in the family. Now the Heinen family can add the New Orleans Saintsation to their photo wall. Elizabeth, the 19-year- old daughter of Dr. Monty and Tiffani Heinen has been selected as a member of the 2014 New Orleans dance and cheer team.

St. Landry arrests

July 18
Jeramie Anthony Brown, age 36, 1153 Hwy 758, Eunice, LA, 3 bench warrants, resisting an officer, arrested by Rapides Parish Sheriffs Office.
Noel Austin Waas, age 29, 582 Country Ridge Road #118, Opelousas, LA, second degree battery.
Judy Lynn Eckhart, age 40, 1031 Tim Key Lane, Ville Platte, LA, theft-felony.
Corey Mitchell Lanclos, age 25, 3714 Prairie Rhonde Hwy, Opelousas, LA, resisting an officer, unauthorized entry of inhabited dwelling.

Jack gives way, kills man under vehicle

A Church Point man died Thursday afternoon when a jack gave way, pinning him under a vehicle.
According to Acadia Parish Sheriff Wayne Melancon his office received a call around 3:30 p.m. from a resident that reported the accident in the 1400 block of Ed Thibodeaux Road near Church Point.
Upon arrival deputies learned that Paul Bourgeois, 54, had purchased a set of rims from the homeowner and was in the process of removing them from the vehicle when the accident occurred.

Radio Logs

Thursday, July 17
1139 TV stolen, Crestview.
1142 Illegally parked vehicle, 2nd & Walnut.
1242 Harassment, 300 block Clark.
1334 Harassment, 200 block Eisenhower.
1445 Complaint about watermelon vendors without permits, near Dairy Queen and EuniCE Poultry.
1455 Neither vendor has permit for non-home-grown melons; one irate, says he’s been selling 11 years with no permit.
1553 Bike stolen, 500 block Bernice.
2008 Fight, 900 block Williams.
2059 Female passed out in vehicle, Daiquiri Shack.

Eunice arrests

July 17
Oterraius Mason, 251 Beulah, attempted unauthorized entry of inhabited dwelling, disturbing the peace.

St. Landry arrests

July 16
John R Sonnier, age 34, 826 Fifth Street, Duson, LA, simple battery involving domestic violence.
Radona Castille, age 45, 819 Pope Drive, Carencro, LA, driving while intoxicated- 1st offense, careless operation.

Radio Logs

Wedneday, July 16
0524 Man going through neighbor’s car trunk, 1400 block Dudley.
0624 Man looking in vehicles, watching women work out, Cajun Fitness.
0633 Suspect in above complaint says he’s being harassed.
0659 Break-in, Charter.
0822 Accident, 200 block West Park.
0832 Accident, 6th & Laurel.
0935 Vehicle window broken, 1300 block Barron.
1232 Accident, Circle Park.
1334 Woman says her phone stolen night before at Daiquiri Shack.
1345 Surveillance tape review, above.
1449 Employee theft, Westgate.

Eunice arrests

July 16
Jeffery Swearington, 44, 1427 North Berwick Ave., domestic abuse battery.
Corey Boone, 1951 West Oak, felony domestic abuse battery.
Daphne Lejeune, 1951 West Oak, domestic abuse battery.

Civil Service panel re-instates officer, says her rights ignored

Fire and Police Civil Service Board secretary Merlene Bollich, left, waits for board members Germaine West and John Guillory to review documents at board meeting Tuesday evening.

The Municipal Fire and Police Civil Service Board agrees with its attorney who says Talya Fruge’s rights were not fully protected in a termination action by the City Council.
Consequently, the board Tuesday evening reversed Fruge’s firing and restored her to the job, with all benefits accruring since the mid-May action.
Fruge was suspended after she allegedly failed to assist another officer during an April altercation with a suspect.
She and a second officer at the scene were charged with malfeasance after an investigation requested by Police Chief Ronald Dies.

St. Landry arrests

July 16
Kimbala Kay Guillory, age 51, 3553 Hwy 182 South, Opelousas, LA, disturbing the peace by loud and abusive language, simple criminal damage to property.
David Wayne Clark, age 55, 132 B Mila Lane, Port Barre, LA, introduction of contraband-penal institute, malfeasance in office, possession of schedule I drug w/intent to distribute, illegal carrying of weapons, transactions involving proceeds from drug offenses , attempted introduction of contraband in a penal institute.

Radio Logs

Tuesday, July 15
0354 Vehicle vandalism or hit and run, 1400 block West Gum.
0717 Traffic stop, narcotics seized, Brownie’s.
0843 Subjects went into store, wanted items free; when owner threw them out, they threatened to burn store and his vehicle, East Maple.
1021 Dog locked in hot car, Walmart.
1124 Accident, 200 block West Park.
1250 Disturbance, 1600 block West Laurel.
1330 Woman says 14-year-old daughter, under house arrest, is not home, Bacciochi.
1403 Daughter returned.
1411 Officers with daughter.

Noted retired U.S. magistrate Methvin takes interim St. Landry judicial appointment

Retired Judge Mildred “Mimi” Methvin has been appointed, by order of the Louisiana Supreme Court, as judge pro tempore of Division “D,” of the 27th Judicial District Court in St. Landry Parish, according to Justice Jeannette Theriot Knoll. Methvin will fill the vacancy created by the death of Judge Donald Hebert on July 9, 2014. She will serve from July 14, 2014, through December 31, 2014, or until further order of the Court.

Eunice arrests

July 15
Christopher Mallet, 27, Lafayette, resisting an officer, misrepresentation during booking, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia.

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NEW ORLEANS – First there was a LSU Golden Girl in the family.
Now the Heinen family can add the New Orleans Saintsation to their photo wall.

Lifestyle

Jamie Elizabeth Guillory

Mr. and Mrs. Darrell Guillory of Lafayette are pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Miss Jamie Elizabeth Guillory, to Mr.

Obituaries

Former mayor and postmaster Warren Pierrotti died at Acadian Medical Center in Eunice on July 21, 2014 at 9:16 P.M. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday, July 24, 2014 at 11:00 A.M.

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