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The driver of one of two vehicles that collided at the intersection of U.S. 190 and 3rd Street at about 5:15 p.m. Thursday was taken to Acadian Medical Center for treatment of what Eunice Police said were moderate injuries, Police Randy Fontenot said. Makayla Lejeune, 19, of Ville Platte was eastbound on U.S. 190 in a 2015 Ford Fusion when she went through a red light, Fontenot said. The Fusion struck a 2015 Chevrolet Malibu driven north on 3rd Street by Denise Sonnier, 58, of Basile, according to Fontenot. Sonnier reported a possible injury, but was not taken to the hospital and Lejeune was taken to Acadian Medical Center, he said. Air bags in both vehicles deployed. Both drivers said the light was green for them, but witnesses said Lejeune went through a red light, he said. Lejeune was cited for disobeying traffic controls. Fontenot said the incident pointed out the need for witnesses to come forward to assist in investigations. (Photo by Harlan Kirgan)

Halloween wreck

The driver of one of two vehicles that collided at the intersection of U.S. 190 and 3rd Street at about 5:15 p.m. Thursday was taken to Acadian Medical Center for treatment of what Eunice Police said were moderate injuries, Police Randy Fontenot said. Makayla Lejeune, 19, of Ville Platte was eastbound on U.S. 190 in a 2015 Ford Fusion when she went through a red light, Fontenot said. The Fusion struck a 2015 Chevrolet Malibu driven north on 3rd Street by Denise Sonnier, 58, of Basile, according to Fontenot.

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Police say would-be burglary thwarted

The owners of Ruby’s Café beat Eunice Police to the scene of a burglar alarm that went off at about 2:45 a.m. Thursday, Police Chief Randy Fontenot said.
When police arrived they found the owners, a vehicle wrecked into the rear of the restaurant and an injured suspect.
Arrested was Desmon Williams, 23, 800 block of South Beulah Street, Eunice. He is charged with attempted simple burglary.
“When officers got there the suspect was outside the building lying on the ground. The restaurant owners’ vehicle was inside the store,” Fontenot said.

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The rear of Ruby’s Café on Thursday afternoon. Police say the owners interrupted a burglary in process, but their vehicle hit the rear of the building. (Photo by Harlan Kirgan)

Police say would-be burglary thwarted

The owners of Ruby’s Café beat Eunice Police to the scene of a burglar alarm that went off at about 2:45 a.m. Thursday, Police Chief Randy Fontenot said.
When police arrived they found the owners, a vehicle wrecked into the rear of the restaurant and an injured suspect.
Arrested was Desmon Williams, 23, 800 block of South Beulah Street, Eunice. He is charged with attempted simple burglary.
“When officers got there the suspect was outside the building lying on the ground. The restaurant owners’ vehicle was inside the store,” Fontenot said.

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Don’Tray Deshawn Miller

5th arrest in Rayne post-game shooting

Police have made a fifth arrests in connection with a shooting in Rayne that occurred Oct. 11.
On Oct. 30, Rayne Police detectives arrested Don’Tray Deshawn Miller, 18, of Crowley, for his suspected involvement in the Rayne High School shooting incident.
Miller has been charged with attempted second-degree murder, unlawful interruption of the operation of a school and unlawful carrying a firearm at a school function.
Miller has been booked into Acadia Parish Jail on a $310,000 bond.

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Eunice Police dispatch radio logs

The following are excerpts from the Eunice Police Department radio dispatch logs.
October 31
05:50 Power outage on West Maple from 9th to 12th streets.
06:59 Contact DOTD about light at Maple and LSUE being out.
07:13 Duffel ag found full of item at Circle Park.
08:40 A student push him at alternative school. She has left wearing a black hat.
11:27 ID theft on 6th Street.
11:49 Male having chest pains at Tamaran Loop.
12:15 State Police requesting assistance on U.S. 190 near Max Road. Trooper in foot pursuit.

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