A pair of 5-1, 8-6, comeback victories over Jones County (Miss.) in last year’s championship games vaulted LSU Eunice to their second straight NJCAA DII Softball national championship.
By Jeremy Alford LaPolitics News Service

Coulon: Charged in robbery.

St. Landry Parish Sheriff’s Office detectives recovered a large amount of stolen property on Tuesday.

Coulon: Charged in robbery.

Radio Logs

July 1
0038 Mother says 14-year-old daughter under house arrest and has 16-year-old male in her room with her, wants officer sent, Bacciochi.
0102 Mother does not want to pursue charges.
1056 Handicap parking space complaint, Walmart.
1116 Someone allegedly stole woman’s mother’s debit card and spent $500 at Winn Dixie.
1418 Harassing phone calls, 1400 block West Elm.
1452 Suspicious person, North Stone, subject ran, apprehended, arrested.
1526 Simple assault, no location specified.
1553 Fight, laundromat, West Maple.

Eunice arrests

July 1
Willie Jones, Jr., 26, Ville Platte, three bench warrants driving under suspension, burnt headlight, switched license plate.
Demetrius Hebert, 22, 200 Kyries Hebert, 2nd-degree battery.
Juvenile, 16, simple battery, aggravated battery.
Melissa Bertrand, 100 Acadia, possession with intent to distribute Schedule II, violation of Uniform CDS Act, possession of drug paraphernalia.
Tylor Fontenot, 630 Bernice, money warrant.

Maybe mom needs a bat

The mother of a 14-year-old girl called police to her house early today to get a 16-year-old boy out of the daughter’s room.
Three days ago, she alerted officers to the same situation, saying the girl is under house arrest and she wanted juvenile officers to know the terms of the arrest had been violated.
Since juveniles’ names are not public record under Louisiana law it is indeterminate whether the girl is the same 14-year-old charged that day with contempt of court.

St. Landry arrests

July 1
Jade Lynn LaCoste, age 34, 409 Rayne Rd., Port Barre, LA, illegal possession of stolen things, theft by fraud.
Blake Robert Estay, age 22, 409 Rayne Rd., Port Barre, LA, burglary.
Cecil Higginbotham, age 51, 190 Lois Dr., Church Point, LA, driving while intoxicated, reckless operation of a vehicle, driving on one way roadways/rotary traffic, obedience to police officers and traffic signals.

Radio Logs

June 30
0048 Caller says man walking at Boudreaux and Mill was approached by older model two-tone Mercury, occupants talked to him; as car drove off pedestrian pulled small-caliber handgun and fired once at car; officers find no evidence of pedestrian or car.
0121 Caller awakened by noise in alley at 2nd & Vine, shines light and two men run south toward Tobacco Plus.
0210 Officer locates one suspect from above call at 2nd & Laurel; suspect on probation from another jurisdiction; advised to stay away from area in question.

Eunice arrests

June 30
Edwin Brisco, Opelousas, DWI 1st, reckless operation.
Danielle Mason, 411 Ulysses, probation warrant.
Kevin Edwards, 107 Jennifer, contempt of court, money warrants careless operation, violation of Uniform CDS Act.
Destinee Snuffer, 21, 120 West Baccoichi, two counts felony theft, contributing to delinquency.

St. Landry arrests

June 30
Kunte Kinte Riggs, age 36, 1101 Main Hwy., Arnaudville, La, bench warrant, possession of schedule II drugs.

Tylor Ray Foreman, age 20, 122 Verna Rd., Arnaudville, LA, simple battery. Arrested by Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Office.

Penelope Ann Francis, age 47, 1408 W. Willow, #Y163, Lafayette, LA, driving with no headlights, ran stop sign, no driver’s license on person, driving while intoxicated – 1st offense. Arrested by Leonville Police Dept.

Kid too close to tracks struck by UP train

The Eunice Police Department received a call from Union Pacific Railroad late Friday night stating that an east-bound train had just struck a pedestrian.
Officers were directed to the area between N 5th to N 2nd Streets. The conductor provided a description of a male wearing a green-hooded sweat shirt and long shorts with a bike. Several officers searched the area along the tracks attempting to locate a victim. No victim was found after searching for over two hours. Officers then obtained the train information before they left the area.

Radio Logs

June 27
0918 Criminal trespass, East Laurel.
1114 Theft, 200 block Mae.
1116 Debit card allegedly stolen by housekeeper, 700 block South 6th.
1134 Fireworks complaint, 500 block East Peach.
1247 Shoplifting, Walmart.
1717 Theft, 100 block West Oak.
1519 Theft, Tobacco Plus.
1521 Subject passed out in green pickup; caller says saw him make purchase from two men in vehicle; narcotics seized; La. 13 South.
2009 Hit and run, 200 block West Walnut.
2131 Accident, 8th & Laurel.
2138 Accident, 5th & Bernice.

One gun complaint turns out to be toy, two others unconfirmed

Police worked three complaints involving persons allegedly carrying guns in public. One turned out to be a toy and the other two could not be confirmed.
Shortly before 6 a.m. Saturday, an employee at Days Inn said a woman had just told her she had been sexually assaulted but she did not want the worker to call police.
The worker told police the woman left walking along Laurel, dressed in a tan polo, black, pink and white pajama pants and carrying a .45 caliber handgun.
Police were unable to locate such a person, or confirm the alleged assault.

From the Files ... June 2005

From files of The Eunice News
June 2005

Gabriel Patton is the first male student to try out for the Eunice High School Color Guard and make the team.

New board members of the Eunice Ladies Tennis League are Loretta Simon, Janet Prudhomme and Lonel White.

Drake Fruge, Eunice Elementary fourth-grader, placed at the Junior Parish Math Contest.

Marsela Jakub-Wood, a junior at Eunice High, won a $2,500 scholarship from Discover Card.

Joseph DeVillier of Eunice made the Dean’s List (3.5 to 3.9 GPA) at Louisiana College this spring.



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A pair of 5-1, 8-6, comeback victories over Jones County (Miss.) in last year’s championship games vaulted LSU Eunice to their second straight NJCAA DII Softball national championship.


Milton sisters donate all Lemonade proceeds to local shelter


Stacey Fortson Miller of The Welcome House accepts a check from Milton sisters

“Mission Accomplished...and Pay It Forward”-- Anya Milton, 5, left, and Siobhan Milton, 8, daughters of Rachel Martel Milton and granddaughters of Augie and Gwen Courville of Eunice, sold cups of c


Funeral services for Wanda Gail Burney-Joseph, 50, will be held on Saturday, August 2, 2014 at 11:00 am at New Zion Baptist Church in Eunice, LA.

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