Public Safety

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St. Landry Parish Sheriff's Office arrests

The following are arrests reported by the St. Landry Parish Sheriff’s Office.
Oct. 16
Lainnie Benoit, 33, 2600 block of Little Teche Road, Port Barre. Two counts of felony carnal knowledge of a Juvenile.
Jeremy Andre Lansiquot, 35, 2900 block of Linwood Loop, Opelousas. Aggravated second-degree battery.
Larry Dale Rideaux Jr., 33, 1300 block of West South Street, Opelousas. DWI 1st offense; unlicensed driver. Arrested by Louisiana State Police.

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Eunice Police Arrests

The following are arrests by Eunice Police.
Oct. 14
Nicholas Paul Cloud, 24, 1700 block of Eunice Iota Hwy., Iota. Operating a vehicle while intoxicated and lights when required.

Oct. 15
Barbara Smith, 48, 1400 block of W. Dudley, Eunice. Aggravated 2nd degree battery, simple battery.
Simien Lance Bilao, 27, 300 block of Clark, Eunice. Bench warrant.

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Eunice Police Radio Logs

The following are excerpts from the Eunice Police Department radio dispatch logs.
Oct. 13
01:07 Neighbor said it sounds like someone was breaking into a residence in the 500 block of Fuselier.
01:43 Open door at Eunice Elementary building.
01:56 Suspicious person at U.S. 190 and 2nd Street. Subject went into his pocket and dropped something.
08:06 Civil matter, in the 1300 block of Duck.
09:08 Lobby complaint, stolen phone.
11:12 Investigation in the block of 200 Faquetique.
11:26 Investigation in the 100 block of Mamie.

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Scott woman pleads guilty to tax preparation scheme

Acting U.S. Attorney Alexander C. Van Hook announced that a Scott tax preparer pleaded guilty Tuesday to putting false information on clients’ tax forms that caused the IRS to pay out more than $105,000.
Vida Prejean Thomas, 44, of Scott, pleaded guilty before U.S. Magistrate Judge Carol Whitehurst to one count of aiding and assisting in the preparation of false documents under Internal Revenue laws. The plea will be final when accepted by U.S. District Judge Dee D. Drell.

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From the left, Officer Landun Primeaux, Officer Adam Trichell, Chief Jimmy Broussard, Officer Casey Morgan and Corporal John Leger display their recently purchased safety tourniquets.

Crowley Police purchase tourniquets

The Crowley Police Department has purchased a tool that will help them feel confident in case one of them is ever faced with an injury threatening their lives.
Last week, Crowley Police Chief Jimmy Broussard introduced a safety tourniquet to his men as well as the public. The tourniquet comes in a small plastic wrap. If a police officer were to get shot in the arm, for example, he would simply get the tourniquet out of the package, wrap the tourniquet around his upper arm and the tourniquet will stop the blood that is flowing into and out of the arm.


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