Public Safety

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The Eunice Police Department received a total of $3,000 to support its police dog, Robin that is handled by Lt.. Michael Dunn. The checks, each for $1,500, came from the Eunice Walmart store and the Walmart Distribution Center north of Opelousas. The donation resulted from grant-writing by the Faith Christian Worship Center’s Rooted Leaders. Eunice Police Chief Randy Fontenot said a portion of the money will be used to by a bite suit used in training the dog. From left are Pris Nichols, personnel director at the Eunice Walmart store; Renee Fruge and Anissa Israel, of Faith Christian Worship Center; Lt. Michael Dunn and Robin; Robert Gaspard, manager of the Eunice Walmart store; and Fontenot.
(Photo by Harlan Kirgan)

Donation for Eunice K9

The Eunice Police Department received a total of $3,000 to support its police dog, Robin that is handled by Lt.. Michael Dunn.

Charges dismissed for pedestrians struck by vehicle

Charges were dismissed Monday against three Ville Platte residents who were charged with Foot Traffic/Reflective Gear.
Cody Mayes, Deonte Williams, and Tevin Wilson were each charged with the offense on August 22, 2017, after being struck by a vehicle in the roadway near the intersection of North Chataignier Street and East Lincoln Road.
According to a release from Ville Platte Chief of Police Neal Lartigue, “the driver remained at the scene and stated that he was blinded by the headlights of an oncoming vehicle.”

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Eunice Police arrests

The following are arrests by Eunice Police.
Oct. 5
James C. Faul, 54, 400 block of North St. Joseph, Eunice. Disturbing the peace.
Michael T. Jenkins, 29, 3500 block of Stagg Avenue, Basile. Disturbing the peace (public intoxication).
Trae J. Thibodeaux, 27, 100 block of Jeff Thibodeaux Road, Eunice. Second-degree battery.

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Eunice Police dispatch radio logs

The following are excerpts from the Eunice Police Department radio dispatch logs.
Oct. 5
08:06 Woman in the 1600 block of West Peach wants to speak to an officer about her missing daughter.
08:48 St. Landry Parish Sheriff’s deputies have suspect in woods on Duralde Highway and need assistance with K9.
08:56 Suspect is Michael House.
09:07 Suspect seen traveling east toward La. 13 which is four miles from officer’s location.
09:07 East side of Weslee Road.


Eunice Today

465 Aymond St.
Eunice, LA 70535
Phone: 337-457-3061
Fax: 337-457-3122