Public Safety

Suspect in Turkey Creek murder arrested in Oklahoma

Leland Hamm,  wanted in connection with the July 1 murder of a Shreveport man in Turkey Creek. has been arrested in Oklahoma.
KOKI Fox 23 News in Oklahoma reported on Nov. 25 that Hamm had been arrested in a parking lot of a Lowe’s in the town of Owasso, Oklahoma.
Fox 23 News stated that the Northern Oklahoma Violent Crimes Task Force said they arrested Leland Hamm, the last of nine individuals wanted in connection with the murder.

St. Landry Parish Sheriff’s arrests

The following are arrests reported by the St. Landry Parish Sheriff’s Office.
Nov. 16
James Lanclos Jr., 20, 1600 block of Little Teche Road, Port Barre. Three counts of theft, contributing to the delinquency of juveniles, criminal trespassing.
Nov. 29
Brandon Lee Ponthieux, 30, 300 block of Todd Avenue, Krotz Springs. Bench warrant, and two counts schedule II drugs, manufacture/sale.
Nov. 30
Clifton J. Johnson, 32, 700 block of Lewis Street, Eunice molestation of a juvenile.

Mamou Police: Woman led high-speed chase

Ville Platte Gazette
The Mamou Police Department’s night began with a Toys for Tots fundraiser, but it ended with a high speed car chase at 100 miles per hour through the city limits on Nov. 22.
The high speed chase began after Officer Johnny Freeman attempted to perform a routine traffic stop on a black sedan driven 45 mph in a 35 mph zone. After the driver, who was later identified as Taylor LeBlanc, failed to pull over, backup was called in to assist in the chase that according to Chief of Police Brent Zackery lasted 10 to 15 minutes long.

Eunice Police radio logs

The following are excerpts from the Eunice Police Department radio dispatch logs. Dec. 1
06:22 Green Bronco has too loud of engine in the 500 block of Ida.
07:05 Stolen medication in the 700 block of South 4th.
07:22 Water line broken on Viola near Gum. Lawco notified.
13:10 Disturbance with two women in the 600 block of South 2nd.
13:35 Lobby complaint about stolen purse.
13:54 Stranded motorist in front of Winn Dixie blocking one lane.
19:10 Drug paraphernalia at Benoit and Corn.


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