Public Safety

St. Landry Parish Sheriff's Office arrests

The following are arrests reported by the St. Landry Parish Sheriff’s Office.
Jan. 30
Tyler Trahan, 20, 500 block of West South Street, Opelousas. Simple criminal damage to property. Arrested by St. Landry Parish Sheriff’s Office.
Logan Anthony Hargrave, 25, 300 block of Rodney Street, Eunice. Domestic abuse battery (strangulation), bench warrant. Arrested by Eunice Police.
Carlis L. Colon, 64, 300 block of Napa Lane, Opelousas. Distribution of Schedule II CDS, bench warrant (two counts). Arrested by St. Landry Parish Sheriff’s Office.

Eunice Police dispatch radio logs

The following are excerpts from the Eunice Police Department radio dispatch logs.
Jan. 30
06:45 Spoke with dog owner in the 200 block of South 7th about keeping noise down.
07:52 Three people going toward Super 1 possibly with drugs.
09:13 Stole wallet in the 700 block of East Vine.
09:37 Wreck at Perchville and Aymond.
10:30 Lobby complaint about stolen property.
10:59 Dog barking on 11th Street.
12:34 Cars parked on road at Tate and 8th.
13:21 Disturbance at Crestview Apartments.

Tips sought about trailer, wire theft

The Acadia Parish Sheriff’s Office is investigating the felony theft of a cargo utility trailer and 1,200 pounds of copper wire from Entergy, located at 1134 Osage Trail in northeast Acadia Parish that occurred on Jan. 20.
Access to the property was gained by cutting a padlock and chain securing the gate.
The stolen trailer is described as a white 14-ft. cargo trailer with a drop down back gate and the word “Highlines” on both sides. Twelve coils of copper wiring, weighing 100 pounds each, were also stolen. The value of the copper is estimated at over $4,000.

Port Barre man sentenced for child porn possession

A Port Barre man was sentenced to 24 months in prison for possessing child pornography on his computer and an external hard drive, a news release from U.S. Attorney David Joseph stated.
John G. Bertrand, 35, of Port Barre, was sentenced on Jan. 2 by U.S. District Judge Dee. D. Drell on one count of possession of child pornography. He was also sentenced to seven years of supervised release and is required to register as a sex offender.

Illegal alien pleads guilty to illegally re-entering U.S.

U.S. Attorney David C. Joseph announced that an illegal alien from Mexico arrested in Acadia Parish pleaded guilty Tuesday to illegally re-entering the country.
Jose Melchor-Martinez, 49, of Mexico, pleaded guilty before U.S. Magistrate Judge Carol B. Whitehurst to one count of illegal re-entry of a removed alien. The plea will become final when accepted by U.S. District Judge S. Maurice Hicks Jr.


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