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Walter England

Pine Prairie Police arrest suspect for robbery, battery, and theft

The Pine Prairie Police Department announced that a suspect has been arrested in connection with simple robbery, simple battery, and theft under $1000.
According to a statement from Police Chief L. C. Deshotel, “On November 19, Pine Prairie police received a complaint in reference to a simple robbery. Through investigation, it was learned that Walter England, 36, of Leesville had pushed a female victim down and took her purse containing about $400 in cash and various other items before fleeing the area.”

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Fire Chief shares safety tips

With the approaching cold weather and Holiday season here, Ville Platte and Evangeline Parish Fire District #2 Fire Chief Harrison would like to offer the following safety tips to keep residents safe. Heating equipment is a leading cause of home fire deaths. Half of home heating equipment fires are reported during the months of December, January, and February. Some simple steps can prevent most heating-related fires from happening.
• Keep anything that can burn at least three feet away from heating equipment, like the furnace, fireplace, wood stove, or portable space heater.

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Two runaways reported at AMI

There has been no change in the status of Sunday’s report that two juveniles had run away from AMI.
As mentioned in the original report, Acadia Parish Sheriff’s deputies are searching for two runaway juveniles, who are missing from the Acadiana Marine Institute, also known as AMI kids Acadiana, in Branch.
The juveniles are both white males and are said to be wearing white shirts and gray shorts.
The surname of one of the juveniles is Garnica, and the other, Portier. Both juveniles are said to have brown hair and brown eyes.

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St. Landry Parish Sheriff's Office arrests

The following are arrests reported by the St. Landry Parish Sheriff’s Office.
Dec. 5
Trichelle Jenkins, 18, 200 block of Pacific Street, Port Barre. Domestic abuse battery. Arrested by Port Barre Police.
Tyra Levier, 17, 200 block of Pacific Street, Port Barre. Domestic abuse battery. Arrested by Port Barre Police.
Jovante Charles, 17, 200 block of Saylock Lane, Opelousas. Domestic abuse aggravated assault; aggravated assault; simple battery; simple criminal damage.

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Eunice Police dispatch radio logs

The following are excerpts from the Eunice Police Department radio dispatch logs.
Dec. 4
05:00 Loud noise heard around air conditioner unit in the 800 block of South Beulah.
06:29 Wreck on U.S. 190 West.
07:17 Boyfriend is refusing to let her leave residence in the 1500 block of Williams.
08:35 Unruly juvenile at alternative school.
09;24 Female trying to stop passing vehicles at 8th and U.S. 190.
10:04 Residential burglary in the 300 block of Cotton.
11:48 Sons fighting the house in the 2000 block of West Magnolia.


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