Media Releases, Public Information

Media Releases will provide you with the previous news releases provided to the media. This section is updated only as news stories are released.

Armed Robbery

Date: April 21st, 2016

Crowley Police are investigating an armed robbery which occurred 4/20/16 @ 8:35 pm. The incident occurred at Econo Mart located at 705 South Eastern Ave.

During the investigation it was determined that 2 black male subjects dressed in dark clothing with their face covered, entered the business and produced a firearm. The suspect demanded money. The clerk complied. One suspect entered the counter area and stole cigarettes.

Both subjects then fled the scene. Investigators are following up on leads involving this case. Anyone with information is urged to call Crowley Police at 783-1234 or Crime Stoppers of Acadia Parish 789-8477.

Burglary Arrests

Date: April 21st, 2016

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Both Meche and Breaux have been arrested.

Crowley Police have arrested one individual and secured an arrest warrant for a second person after investigating a burglary that occurred on February 21st, in the 300 block of W. Spruce St.

David Meche, 49, of Crowley was booked into the Acadia Parish Jail and charged with Simple Burglary.

Detectives have secured an arrest warrant for Shannon Breaux, 45, of Crowley. Breaux is described as a white male, 5’5” in height, weighing 125 pounds with brown hair. His last known address is 209 Bayou Bend in Crowley. He is also wanted for Burglary.

If you have any information regarding this wanted fugitive 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.

Burglary Arrest and Wanted Fugitive

Date: April 15th, 2016

Crowley Police have arrested one individual and secured an arrest warrant for a second person after investigating a burglary that occurred on February 21st, in the 300 block of W. Spruce St.

David Meche, 49, of Crowley was booked into the Acadia Parish Jail and charged with Simple Burglary.

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Detectives have secured an arrest warrant for Shannon Breaux, 45, of Crowley. Breaux is described as a white male, 5’5” in height, weighing 125 pounds with brown hair. His last known address is 209 Bayou Bend in Crowley. He is also wanted for Burglary.

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Shannon Breaux

If you have any information regarding this wanted fugitive 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.

Felony Theft Arrest

Date: April 7th, 2016

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Crowley Police served an arrest warrant for felony theft regarding an investigation which has been ongoing for the last several months. On March 30, 2016, members of the Crowley Police Department located and arrested Joseph Wilturner, Jr., 45 of Crowley on the warrant.

The warrant stems from an investigation into the burial of an individual where monies which were not used for funeral expenses should have been returned to the deceased persons family but were not. Numerous requests were made by the family to have the difference returned prior to the investigation.

“This investigation does not have any ties to the matter which the Acadia Parish Corners Office handled earlier” stated Chief KP Gibson.

Wilturner was booked into the Acadia Parish Jail.

Arrest Made in String of Vehicle Burglaries

Date: March 23rd, 2016

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Crowley Police investigators have made an arrest into a rash of vehicle burglaries which occurred during the later part of January. These burglaries occurred in the eastern portion of Crowley.

During the investigation, a person of interest was developed. Detectives had the task of making their case against the person of interest and were able to do so through their investigation. “Our personnel did an outstanding job of taking this case, identifying a person of interest and establishing enough evidence to formally charge this person with 6 counts of vehicle burglary. I appreciate all of our officer’s hard work to solve crime for our citizens” stated Chief KP Gibson.

Arrested was Tanner Bonin, 17 of Crowley. He was booked into the Acadia Parish Jail for 6 counts of vehicle burglary. His bond has been set at $60,000.

Wanted Fugitive Arrested

Date: March 23rd, 2016

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Crowley Chief of Police K.P. Gibson reports that officers with the Crowley Police Department’s patrol division arrested a wanted fugitive this morning after receiving information of where the suspect could be located.

Ronald W. Ross, III, 22, of Crowley, who had been habitually running from our officers, was taken into custody and booked into the Acadia Parish Jail. His numerous warrants with the Crowley Police Department include Unauthorized entry of an inhabited dwelling, Intimidating a witness, Attempted simple robbery, Possession of marijuana, Resisting arrest, and misc. bench warrants. Ross also has several warrants with the Acadia Parish Sheriff’s Office.

Attempted Homicide Arrest

Date: March 23rd, 2016

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Crowley Chief of Police K.P. Gibson reports that investigators with the Crowley Police Department have made an arrest regarding an attempted homicide from December, 2014, which occurred in the 900 block of Ross Avenue.

Darnell J. Anderson, 30, of Crowley, who was located in Arkansas, was served with an outstanding arrest warrant and transported to the Acadia Parish Jail with the assistance of The Acadia Parish Sheriff’s Office. Anderson was charged with Principal to Attempted First Degree Homicide.

“We will continue to work cases and clear them for our victims” stated Chief Gibson.

George Arrested for Molestation of a Juvenile

Date: March 15th, 2016

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Detectives with the Crowley Police Department conducted an investigation leading to charges of Molestation of a Juvenile. The 43 year old male suspect had family ties to the 8 year old female victim and he was visiting in the home when the inappropriate acts occurred.

Christopher P. George, 43, of Lafayette, was arrested at his home with the assistance of the Lafayette Police Department. He was charged with Molestation of a Juvenile and booked into the Lafayette Parish Correctional Center. He was later transferred to the Acadia Parish Jail. His bond is set at $50,000.

Juvenile Runaway

Date: March 4th, 2016

03/16/2016 Update: Runaway teen found. Deontae Williams has been located. Thank you for your assistance.

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The Crowley Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in locating a juvenile runaway.  14 year old Deontae Williams left his home in Crowley at approximately 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, February 27, 2016.

Williams is described as a black male, 5’9” in height, weighing 150 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes. It is believed that he may be in the Egan area. If you have any information on the location of this juvenile, please contact the Crowley Police Department at 337-783-1234.

Wanted Suspects Arrested in Separate Parishes

Date: March 4th, 2016

Two unrelated cases were recently solved and both wanted suspects were arrested in separate parishes.

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The Louisiana State Police arrested Joshua Stringer, 31, of Crowley, after a traffic stop investigation revealed he had fugitive warrants with our agency.  These warrants stemmed from a domestic dispute that turned violent in July, 2015. The St. Landry Parish Sheriff’s Office notified our agency that LSP had Stringer custody. He was brought to the St. Landry Parish Jail, and then later booked into the Acadia Parish Jail and charged with 2 counts of Attempted 2nd Degree Murder, Carjacking, and Domestic Abuse Battery.

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The second case was featured in Crime Stoppers of Acadia Parish earlier this year after the Crowley Police Department was notified about an adult male that made inappropriate contact with a juvenile female shopper inside a local store. After Crowley Police Investigators determined the identity of the suspect, warrants was issued for Clyde Duhon, 55, of Breaux Bridge. Crowley CID contacted the St. Martin Parish Sheriff’s Office for their assistance and Duhon was arrested without incident at his home. He was charged with Indecent Behavior with Juveniles and Stalking and was booked into the Acadia Parish Jail.

“It may take some time but we never stop working to complete and close a case” stated Chief K.P. Gibson.

BB Guns

Date: February 29th, 2016

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During the last several weeks officers with the Crowley Police Department have removed guns off of juveniles. The guns have been located on the person of these juveniles. These guns which are pictured below are BB guns, but what concerns officers is their appearance seem real even up close.

“We want guns off our streets and our officers are fighting to remove illegal guns from our streets. Our officers have addressed their concern with me that juveniles are carrying BB guns which look like real guns” stated Chief KP Gibson.

“With the dangers that have affected our streets and the rash of shootings targeting law enforcement around our country, we have a concern that people carrying these BB guns could put themselves in a really dangerous place” stated Chief Gibson.

“Imagine a juvenile pulling a BB gun which looks like the ones in the photo below. An officer can easily take this BB gun for a real gun. What happens next could be a life changing experience for two people and their families” stated Chief Gibson.

“We are asking parents to get involved and talk to their children and family members. We need your help, we need to avoid a potential tragic situation and we cannot do this without you. Remove these BB guns from your child’s possession and explain to them the dangers of these guns” stated Chief Gibson.

Law Enforcement Officers are willing to meet with families and children to explain the dangers of carrying these BB guns. Our youth face enough dangers in the world we live in; let’s remove this threat for their safety.

KPG

Burglary Arrest

Date: February 29th, 2016

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Crowley Police have made an arrest into a recent burglary and thefts which may provide leads into other recent cases. These cases occurred in the South Crowley area of town.

Crowley Police have arrested Isaac Jeffers, Sr, 54, of Crowley. Jeffers has been arrested and booked for I count of burglary and 2 counts of possession of stolen property. He has been booked into the Acadia Parish Jail.

“For years we have been talking about how we need our citizens to be involved with the police department to resolve crime. This case was definitely resolved by the help of our citizens getting involved” stated Chief KP Gibson.

“A Crime Stoppers tip opened the door regarding this case and detectives were able to obtain additional information regarding the primary burglary and several other cases” stated Chief Gibson.

Detectives were able to identify property which was stolen and obtain evidence to identify Jeffers as the person responsible for these crimes. Crowley Police still have the task of confirming if Jeffers has been responsible for other thefts and/or burglaries in the same area as well as other areas of town.

Jeffers is well known to the criminal justice system as he has been arrested 43 times as an adult, some of which include burglary and theft.

Narcotics Arrest

Date: February 29th, 2016

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Crowley Police Narcotics Agents have served a search warrant regarding a narcotics investigation.  The warrant was issued for an apartment in Rhone Village just off of West Hutchinson Ave.

During the serving of the search warrant, officers made entry into the apartment after they secured the location.  During the search, an individual fled from officers and was immediately detained.  This individual was discovered to be in possession of 11 grams of Crack Cocaine.

Crowley Police arrested Patrick Robinson, 22, of Crowley. He was charged with PWITD Crack Cocaine. He has since been booked into the Acadia Parish Jail.

Narcotics Arrest

Date: February 5th, 2016

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Crowley Police Narcotics Agents armed with a search warrant have arrested a Crowley man on numerous charges.

After the completion of a narcotics investigation, agents served a search warrant on the residence of 303 Westwood Dr. in Crowley. During the search, agents recovered Crack Cocaine, Marijuana, money and a firearm.

Arrested was Deneris Thomas, 23 of Crowley. Thomas was charged with Possession of Crack Cocaine, Possession of Marijuana, Monies Derived from Drug Proceeds and Convicted Felon in Possession of a Firearm. Thomas was booked into the Acadia Parish Jail.

“I appreciate the hard work of our personnel and their focus to support our community” stated Chief KP Gibson.

Finley Arrested

Date: February 5th, 2016

Crowley Police working with Eunice Police and the Eunice City Marshal’s Office have arrested Travis L. Finley who was featured on Crime Stoppers of Acadia Parish for Armed Robbery.

Finley was taken into custody without incident in Eunice. He has since been transferred to the Acadia Parish Jail.

Crowley Police continue to work to identify the remaining suspects in this case and encourage anyone with information to call Crime Stoppers of Acadia Parish at 789-TIPS (8477).

Attempted Murder Arrest

Date: January 6th, 2016

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Crowley Police have extradited a Mississippi resident back to Crowley to face charges of Attempted Second Degree Murder.

The incident occurred on August 16, 2015 when the suspect shot the victim in the 700 block of West 11th Street.  The victim received non-life threatening injuries.

Crowley Police working with authorities in Mississippi have arrested Stephon Tyrai Williams, 21 of Jackson, Mississippi. Upon his arrest in Mississippi on an outstanding arrest warrant from Crowley Police, Williams cleared extradition and was transported back to face his charge. He has been booked into the Acadia Parish Jail.

“Investigations and finding people often take time. We have cleared another shooting incident and continue to work on those which have not been cleared. These cases remain open” stated Chief KP Gibson.

Carnal Knowledge Arrest

Date: December 31st, 2015

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Crowley Police have arrested a Crowley and have charged him with Indecent Behavior with a Juvenile and Carnal Knowledge of a Juvenile. The charges have been filed after an investigation into the allegations.

Investigators discovered that the suspect was 18 and the victim was 15 at the time of the incident. “The charges stem from the actions which occurred as well as the age difference / juvenile victim” stated Chief KP Gibson.

Arrested was Ty Rung, 18 of Crowley. He has been booked into the Acadia Parish Jail.

Aggravated Second Degree Battery Arrest

Date: December 31st, 2015

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On December 27th, 2015, the Crowley Police Department responded to Acadia General Hospital regarding a stabbing incident. The preliminary investigation revealed that the suspect and victim were involved in an altercation at which time the suspect stabbed the victim. The victim was treated for his injuries and released later that evening.

During the investigation Crowley Police arrested Johnathon Duplantis, 18, of Crowley. He was charged with Aggravated Second Degree Battery and booked into the Acadia Parish Jail. The investigation is continuing.

Narcotics Arrest

Date: December 21st, 2015

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Crowley Police Narcotics Agents armed with a search warrant concluded an ongoing investigation this week in regards to illegal drug activity.

On 12/15/15 agents executed a search warrant at the address of 521 Western Avenue. The search warrant was obtained after a lengthy investigation into the selling of illegal drugs from this residence.

“Agents were able to recover 66 grams of Crack Cocaine during the search based on their investigation” stated Chief KP Gibson.

Agents were able to take the suspect into custody without incident and have book him into the Acadia Parish Jail. The suspect has been identified as Charlie Evans, Jr, 36 of Crowley. Evans was booked for PWITD Crack Cocaine, Monies Derived from Drug Proceeds and Obstruction of Justice. Bond has been set at $90,000 by District Judge David Smith.

Narcotics Arrest

Date: November 13th, 2015

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Crowley Police in conjunction with the DEA have made an arrest and recovered over $100,000 street value of Marijuana. The incident occurred on November 6th in Crowley.

During a joint investigation, it was determined that suspected drug dealers were using the United States Postal Service to ship and receive high grade Marijuana. Investigators were able to identify one suspect involved which has led to his arrest with other arrests pending.

“The investigators did a good job of identifying people involved in this case. By making this arrest a street value of $100,000 in Marijuana intended for our city and parish are now off the streets” stated Chief KP Gibson.

Investigators recovered the illegal narcotics and were able to arrest Mervine Dugas of Rayne. He has been booked for Possession with Intent to Distribute Marijuana. He has been booked into the Acadia Parish Jail. Other arrests are pending at this time.