Public Safety

Juveniles arrested for Rodney Street fire

The State Fire Marshal’s Office has arrested two teenagers for setting a vacant house on fire, according to a news release on Facebook from the fire marshal.
The 15-year-old boys were arrested Jan. 28, on one count each of simple arson and criminal trespass. Both juveniles were released into the custody of their guardians.
Just after 5 p.m. Jan. 28, the Eunice Fire Department responded to a house fire located in the 200 block of Rodney Street. The home had been vacant for a year following a previous fire.

Eunice man arrested for arson, trespass

The State Fire Marshal’s Office has arrested a man for setting fire to a shed that was part of his deceased mother’s former property.
Lonnie Soileau, 64, was booked into the St. Landry Parish Jail on Jan. 30 on one count each of simple arson and criminal trespass, a news release on Facebook from the fire marshal’s office said.
On Jan. 27, the Eunice Fire Department responded to a shed fire located in the 500 block of Ida Street. The home had recently been sold following the owner’s death.
After assessing the scene, investigators determined the fire was incendiary.

Update: woman missing, Tyla Meche found

Update: The search for Tyla Meche, 34, of Church Point, who has been identified as being in the vehicle when Briscoe was shot has been found.
According to Acadia Parish Sheriff K.P. Gibson, "Tyla Meche who we have been searching for in a wooded / swampy area in the Branch Community has been located and is alive. We received information on her whereabouts within the last 30 minutes and deputies were able to locate her at a residence on the Church Point Highway just north of Branch where she was hiding."

Eunice Police dispatch radio logs

The following are excerpts from the Eunice Police Department radio dispatch logs.
Feb. 5
06:08 Bulldog loose on Scott Street.
07:12 Son refusing to go to school in the 1300 block of West Peach.
07:59 Subject slumped over on U.S. 190 near city lake. St. Landry Parish Sheriff notified.
10:59 Two males walking in the backyard in the 600 block of West Peach
12:24 Runaway juvenile at Nick’s on 2nd.
12:40 Blue truck chasing white truck on Dudley.
12:48 Wreck at 12th and Park.
13:20 Shoplifting at Dollar General by Pizza Hut.

Eunice Police arrests

The following are arrests by Eunice Police.
Feb. 5
Daricko Trevensky Stevens, 19, 1600 block of West Vine Street, Eunice. Probation violation.
Camron Scott Fournerat, 17, 900 block of Tate Avenue, Eunice. Criminal trespass.
Asjdrion Michelle Hill, 24, 200 block of Boudreaux Street, Eunice. Entry on or remaining in places or on land after being forbidden, theft valued less $1,000, possession of drug paraphernalia, three bench warrants.
Miranda Sha’nai Simien, 26, 1100 block of Stardust Street, Opelousas. Bench warrant.

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