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Thirteen people were arrested Thursday for their involvement in a staged crash and insurance fraud scheme, a news release from Louisiana State Police Troop I stated. (Photo courtesy of Louisiana State Police Troop I)

13 arrested in Lafayette Parish insurance fraud investigation

Thirteen people were arrested Thursday for their involvement in a staged crash and insurance fraud scheme, a news release from Louisiana State Police Troop I stated.
The arrests came as a result of a nearly year-long extensive investigation out of Lafayette Parish conducted by the Louisiana State Police Insurance Fraud/Auto Theft Unit.
Three additional suspects are still wanted at this time as a part of this ongoing investigation.

St. Landry Parish Sheriff's Office arrests

The following are arrests reported by the St. Landry Parish Sheriff’s Office.
May 25
Cody James Champagne, 26, 200 block of Raiders Road, Ville Platte. Speeding; no driver’s license in possession; flight from an officer. Arrested by Louisiana State Police.
Marc Anthony Powell, 43, 5600 block of Hwy. 361, Morrow. Aggravated second- degree battery.
Tony James Brasseaux Sr., 51, 200 block of South St. John, Carencro. Arson with intent to defraud; criminal conspiracy. Arrested by Louisiana State Fire Marshal.

Eunice Police dispatch radio logs

The following are excerpts from the Eunice Police Department radio dispatch logs.
May 24
07:50 Stolen city truck in the 1200 block of Bruce Avenue. Truck is 2002 white Chevrolet pickup.
10:04 Wreck at True Value.
11:01 Wreck at Acadian Medical Center.
11:18 Kids throwing rocks at Eunice Recycling at 450 North CC Duson.
12:00 Vehicle in the ditch on North Bobcat.
12:58 Someone is cutting grass on railroad right-of-way.
14:02 Two-vehicle wreck in front of True Value.
14:31 Two female shoplifters.

Eunice Police arrests

The following are arrests by Eunice Police.
May 23
Nicholas Alex Victorian, 19, 200 block of Allison Loop, Eunice. Possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and drug-free zone violation.
Halen Montell Jack, 19, 200 block of Nimitz Street, Eunice. Possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and drug-free zone violation.
Joseph Paul Lafleur, 33, 1700 block of Fuselier Street, Basile. Four counts of unauthorized use of an access card.
Juvenile, 16, Eunice. Possession of alcoholic beverages.

Eunice Police dispatch radio logs

The following are excerpts from the Eunice Police Department radio dispatch log.
May 23
06:45 Large limb on alley between 1st and 2nd streets.
08:26 Ford Explorer was broken into in the 500 block of South 7th.
08:26 Vandalism at Dr. Edwards’ office at 251 Moosa Boulevard.
08:46 Vehicle vandalized in the 500 block of South 6th.
10:34 Lobby complaint about hit and run.
11:26 Subject wants to make a report on her neighbor who keeps accusing her of stealing her dog in the 200 block of Childs Street.

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