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Eunice Police dispatch radio logs

The following are excerpts from the Eunice Police Department radio dispatch logs.
Feb. 21
08:22 Graffiti damage at Southeast Neighborhood Park, 800 block of South Martin Luther King.
09:18 Harassment and threats in the 200 block of South Mallet.
09:19 911 advised that subject is threatening to shoot subject.
09:28 Subject took meth and is crawling in yards in the 900 block of West Park.
09:28 Two men with dog on Tate Street asking for milk for dog.
09:34 Man shooting cats with pellet gun in her yard in the 800 block of North 7th.

Eunice Police arrests

The following are arrests by Eunice Police.
Feb. 20
Lance Marcus Darbonne, 41, 200 block of Rodney Street, Eunice. Violation of protective orders.
Feb. 21
Vance James Manuel, 46, homeless. Violation of protective orders.
Gavin Andrew Fontenot, 22, 600 block of South 2nd Street, Eunice. Possession of marijuana 14 grams or less.
Brittany Nicole Manuel, 30, 600 block of South 7th Street, Eunice. Illegal possession of stolen things valued less than $1,000.
Kiera Tyler, 28, 600 block of Arkansas Avenue, Opelousas. Theft.

Whooping cranes. Photo courtesy of Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries.

$7,500 reward offered for information on shooting of endangered whooping crane in Acadia Parish

Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) Enforcement Division agents are looking for leads regarding an endangered whooping crane that was shot in Acadia Parish.
The crane was found with a wounded wing on Nov. 2, 2018 between Crowley and Rayne off of Monceaux Rd. The crane was taken to a vet where it had to be put down due to its injuries. The crane was then sent in for a necropsy where it was determined to have been shot in the wing.

Eunice Elementary repairs held up by roof issues

By Harlan Kirgan
Editor
OPELOUSAS — Pending change orders to roof replacements at Eunice Elementary are holding up fire and flood damage repairs at the campus.
In series of bad luck for the Eunice school, Claudia Blanchard, school system director of operations, told the parish School Board’s Building, Lands and Sites Committee on Monday that two change orders are needed to the $1,099,000 already allocated for roof replacement approved in August.

City of VP requests assistance from EPPJ to clean canals

During a recent Evangeline Parish Police Jury meeting City of Ville Platte officials addressed the jury requesting assistance in cleaning city canals.
Mayor Jennifer Vidrine said, “We need help from the police jury to clean the canals in the city. And, we don’t understand why the police jury cannot clean the canals in the city, especially now since that amendment passed last election that is allowing public political subdivisions to loan equipment to one another.
“Can we come to a consensus where the canals in the city can be cleaned?”

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