Crime of the Week, Public Information

August 30th, 2013

Crime Stoppers of Acadia Parish needs your help to solve a crime.

The Rayne Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance to solve an arson that damaged the gym at South Rayne Elementary.

On August 14, 2013, around midnight, Rayne Police were notified of a fire in the rear of the gym. The fire was extinguished and an investigation was conducted. Detectives discovered that a suspect(s) vandalized a school bus, a classroom and the gym then set the gym on fire.  The Louisiana State Fire Marshall Office conducted an investigation and determined the fire was intentionally set and was arson.

This senseless crime delayed the first day of school and caused around $225,000 of damage from fire, smoke and water. The gym is currently being repaired and the students are unable to use it for the next few months.

If you have any information regarding this crime or any other crime, you are urged to call the tips line at 789-TIPS / 789-8477. All callers will remain anonymous and can receive up to a $1,000 cash reward.

And remember, it’s their name we want not yours.