Eunice Police

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Eunice Police Chief Randy Fontenot at Wednesday's Rotary Club meeting. (Photo by Myra Miller)

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Witness card.

Police chief hopes cards help people tip police

Eunice Police Chief Randy Fon tenot is hoping a “confidential witness card” will make it easi- er for people to help police solve crimes.
The cards — the same size as business cards — are intended to make it safer for people to cooper- ate with police.
“What we’ve been having with all these shootings and some of the crime going on is people don’t want to talk to the police for vari- ous reasons,” he said in a talk at the Eunice Rotary Club meeting on Wednesday.

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St. Landry Crime Stoppers recognized law enforcement personnel with awards presented by St. Landry Parish Sheriff Bobby Guidroz. from left, are Crime Stoppers administrative assistant Elizabeth Bernard, Deputy Chief Eddie Thibodeaux, Eunice Police Lt. Robert Brickley, Eunice Chief of Police Randy Fontenot. Brickley received the St. Landry Crime Stoppers 2020 Supervisor of the Year award. Brickley has been with the Eunice Police Department for many years. He is one of four homicide investigators and has investigated high-profile cases for his department, which resulted in arrests. He is a shift supervisor and supervises six other officers / personnel. Additionally, he is also a field training officer and trains new recruits for the department. Brickley takes interest in community policing and maintaining social contacts with the general public.

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St. Landry Crime Stoppers recognized law enforcement personnel with awards presented by St. Landry Parish Sheriff Bobby Guidroz. Award recipients, from left, included Sheriff Guidroz; Lt. Nicholas Sheumaker, Corrections Officer of the Year; Lillian Rideaux, Civil Officer of the Year; Deputy Julian Tibbs, Officer of the Year; Detective Brandon Garcia, Detective of the Year; Sgt. Neil Whatley, Special Services Officer of the Year; Chief Deputy Hilman Popillion; Deputy Chief Eddie Thibodeaux; and Crime Stoppers administrative assistant Elizabeth Bernard. Due to COVID-19, there was no banquet to present the awards. The awards were presented at various department offices. (Submitted photos)

St. Landry Crime Stoppers awards

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Eunice Police radio dispatich logs

The following are excerpts from the Eunice Police Department radio dispatch logs.
November 19
00:17 Disturbance reported in the 500 block of South 7th Street.
00:41 Caller in the 1700 block of Scott claimed that her parents are trying to hurt her.
05:47 Caller said someone in his apartment in the 800 block of South Beulah pulled a gun on him.
05:33 Caller from South Beulah admitted the person did not pull a gun on him.
06:23 Intoxicated person in the 200 block of Acadia making threats.
08:18 Shoplifting at Walmart.

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Jonah Gobert

Eunice man indicted in his brother’s shooting death

Jonah Gobert, 29, was indicted by a St. Landry Parish Grand Jury for killing his brother, Benjamin Hurks on Sept. 8, 2019.
A true bill charging Gobert with second-degree murder was returned by jurors on Nov. 17 to 27th Judicial District Court Judge Alonzo Harris.
Eunice Police found Gobert, of the 800 block of South Beulah Street, crying loudly in the apartment where his brother was slumped over a sofa bed with a gun shot wound to the head, Eunice Police Chief Randy Fontenot said after the incident.
Police were called to the apartment at about 8 p.m.

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Jada Lawrence

Eunice woman arrested, $30,500 in drugs seized

Eunice Police report arresting Jada Lawrence, 31, of the 800 block of South Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Eunice, after surveillance of her residence.
A news release from Eunice Police Chief Randy Fontenot stated the investigation began after several complaints were received.
Narcotics purchases were made from the residence, the news release stated.
During a search of the residence, Lawrence was there with her two minor children, the news release stated.

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