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.

Crime Spree by 5 Juveniles

Date: July 17th, 2014

Five Crowley juveniles have been arrested on an array of charges which stems from a Tuesday evening crime spree. The juveniles, ranging in age from 13 to 16 years old, were arrested for 2 counts of burglary, 1 counts of criminal damage to property, 5 count of criminal mischief and 1 count of unauthorized use of a moveable.

“During the late night / early morning hours of July 15th /16th, our department received multiple complaints of criminal activity. We investigated these incidents which occurred in various areas of town and we able to link 5 juveniles to the crime spree” stated Chief KP Gibson.

Do to state law, juveniles cannot be identified by name in media releases. These juveniles were booked and processed by officers and released to the custody of their parents / guardians according to law.

Homicide Arrest

Date: July 16th, 2014

Robinson, Shedrick

Crowley Chief of Police KP Gibson reports that investigators with the Crowley Police Department have made an arrest regarding yesterday’s homicide which occurred in the 1400 block of West Northern Ave.

“Members of our department which include patrol and investigations have worked diligently to solve the shooting death of Ryan Gums. Though this investigation is far from over, investigators have made an arrest last evening of Shedrick Robinson, 22 of Crowley” stated Chief Gibson.

Robinson was charged with one count of second degree murder. He was booked Monday evening into the Acadia Parish Jail on a one million dollar bond set by Judge John Trahan.

“We are still working to verify the motive in this case. Our investigators have a long road ahead of them as we are seeking one or two other unidentified suspects who are believed to be involved in this senseless murder” stated Chief Gibson.

We will release additional information as it becomes available.

K. P. Gibson

Chief of Police

City of Crowley

Early Morning Homicide

Date: July 14th, 2014

Crowley Police are investigating an early Monday morning shooting which left one man dead. The shooting occurred shortly after 2:00 am in the 1400 block of West Northern Avenue near Buatt Street.

Crowley Police along with Acadia Parish Sheriff’s Deputies responded to the call of shots being fired. During the investigation, it was determined that the victim was shot multiple times in the upper torso area.

The victim was transported to the Acadia General Hospital where he died from his injuries. Police recovered multiple casings at the scene, however no suspect has been identified as of this release.

The victim has been identified as Ryan Gums, 23 of Crowley.

Additional information will be provided as it is available.

Anyone with information is urged to call Crowley Police at 783-1234 or Crime Stoppers of Acadia Parish at 789-8477 (789-TIPS).

Burglary Arrest

Date: July 11th, 2014

Gerald Robinson Jr.

Crowley Police responded to an attempted burglary of a vehicle which occurred on June 28, 2014 at 4:31am. The incident occurred in the 600 block of East 3rd Street.

Upon officer arrival on scene it was determined that an individual attempted to break into a vehicle. Officers canvassed the area and located an individual on Front Street running from the area. “The officers stopped the individual who they observed running due to his suspicious activity at 4:31 am” stated Chief KP Gibson.

Once the officers stopped the individual, officer conducted a search and located several pieces of property which were believed to be stolen. Officers then detained the individual pending the investigation.

“Through the investigation it was determined that the suspect was the person responsible for the attempted burglary of the vehicle as well as committed at least one other vehicle burglary” stated Chief Gibson.

Arrested was Gerald Robinson, Jr., 17 of Crowley. Robinson was booked for one count of Vehicle Burglary, one count of Attempted Vehicle Burglary and three counts of Possession of Stolen Property.

This investigation remains open pending additional investigation.

 

Burglary Arrest

Date: June 27th, 2014

Alert citizens along with a quick action of the responding officer has led to the break in a string of residential burglaries in east Crowley over the past weekend.

Officers were notified by a citizen on Saturday of 2 suspicious male subject around 12:45 pm at the intersection of North Ave J and East 8th Street. One subject was located however the second subject was located exiting from the yard area of a residence in the area.

“The officer attempted to stop the second subject and the subject fled on foot. The officer pursued the suspect as citizens maintained a visual observation and notified police dispatchers of the pursuit” stated Chief KP Gibson.

The second suspect was caught within several blocks of the pursuit. During the ensuing investigation, it was discovered that the second subject had committed another burglary as property was recovered from his person at the time of his arrest.

Officers and detectives continued to investigate and were able to break the investigation to identify these and other suspects who were involved in the burglaries in east Crowley.

Arrested were Jarius Watson, 22 of Lake Charles. He has been booked on 7 counts of burglary. He has been booked into the Acadia Parish Jail.

A 16 year old juvenile as been arrested on 1 count of burglary. He has been transported to a juvenile facility outside of Acadia Parish.

Crowley Police are seek 2 other suspects in connection with this investigation.

Trevor Lewis, 21 of Crowley is being sought for 8 counts of burglary.

James Martin, 17 of Crowley is being sought for 1 count of burglary.

“The difference in solving these cases is the direct involvement of the citizens as well as the hard work of our personnel. Our citizens have been vigilant in keeping a watch of the neighborhood and reporting. I also appreciate the hard work of our personnel. I ask all citizens of our community to get involved as we cannot do it without your help” stated Chief KP Gibson.

K. P. Gibson

Chief of Police

City of Crowley

Scam Warning

Date: June 27th, 2014

SCAM WARNING: Several complaints have been made regarding a white female and a black male going door-to-door offering to cut down trees and/or remove debris. After payment is received the work is left unfinished. They’re using the business name of Daniel’s Tree Care and they do not have a peddler’s license from the city

McIntyre Arrest

Date: May 12th, 2014

Denzel McIntyre was arrested on Saturday, May 10, 2014 during the early morning hours. He was located at a residence located at 715 South Ave N. McIntyre was arrested without incident.

He has been booked into the Acadia Parish Jail for First Degree Murder and Attempted First Degree Murder. No Bond has been set

Crowley Police have also arrested Sharonda McZeal, 18 of Crowley. McZeal was arrested for Obstruction of Justice. She has been booked into the Acadia Parish Jail on a $25,000 bond.

MCZeal was charged as she was directly involved in aiding a known wanted fugitive.

Burglary Arrests

Date: May 12th, 2014

Elmarkus Thomas Shane Thomas

Two agencies working together have led to the arrest of a pair of Crowley men for burglary. The incident occurred on Sunday, May 11, 2014 at 5:42 am in the 19000 block of Crowley –Eunice Highway.

A deputy with the Acadia Parish Sheriff’s Office was flagged down regarding a suspicious circumstance at the listed location. After detaining the suspects, the deputy and officers with the Crowley Police Department began their investigation. It was determined that the suspects in this case were stealing automotive parts and accessories from a business.

Arrested were Elmarkus Thomas, 20 of Crowley & Shane Thomas, 29 of Crowley. Both men have been charged with burglary. Shane Thomas has also been charged with Resisting an Officer.

“Team work is what makes for successful ending to this investigation. All members of law enforcement did an outstanding job by working together along with an observant citizen of our community” stated Chief KP Gibson.

Arrest for Murder

Date: May 8th, 2014

Patrick P. Moore

Crowley Police in conjunction with the United States Marshals Service, reports that Patrick Moore, 21 of Crowley, has been arrested for the April 5, 2014 murder of Perry Davis III.

“Arrest Warrants have been issued for Patrick Moore for several weeks. Our officers along with the US Marshals Service have been working diligently to get Moore into custody. Patrick Moore was arrested last evening without incident and has been booked into the Acadia Parish Jail on one count of 1st Degree Murder and one count of Attempted 1st Degree Murder” stated Chief of Police KP Gibson.

No Bond has been set on Patrick Moore.

Crowley Police are still seeking another suspect in this investigation. Denzel McIntyre (aka: D-Mac) is described as a black male, 20 years of age. He is approximately 5’07” in height and weighs 160 pounds. McIntyre has a medium build with long dreadlock hair.

Denzel McIntyre

McIntyre is also wanted for one count of 1st Degree Murder and one count of Attempted 1st Degree Murder. It is believed that McIntyre may be in the Acadiana area.

Anyone with information on Denzel McIntyre is urged to call Crime Stoppers of Acadia Parish at 789-8477 or Crowley Police at 783-1234.

Additional Murder Suspects Wanted

Date: May 2nd, 2014

Patrick P. Moore Denzel McIntyre

Crowley Police have continued their investigation into the April 5th murder of Perry Davis III which occurred on West 7th Street near North Ave A in Crowley.

“During the past several weeks, our investigators have been following up on leads and physical evidence regarding the shooting death of Perry Davis III. At this time we have secured several arrest warrants for additional suspects involved in this homicide” stated Chief of Police KP Gibson.

Crowley Police are seeking the public’s assistance to locate:

Patrick Moore (aka DooDoo), black male, 21 years of age. Moore is described as being 5’04” in height and weighing approximately 130 pounds. Moore has a slim build and short hair.

Denzel McIntyre (aka D-Mac), black male, 20 years of age. McIntyre is described as being 5’07” in height and weighing approximately 160 pounds. McIntyre has a medium build with long dreadlock hair.

Moore and McIntyre are wanted for one count of 1st Degree Murder and one count of Attempted 1st Degree Murder. Both men should be considered armed and dangerous.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Moore and McIntyre should call Crowley Police at 783-1234 or Crime Stoppers of Acadia Parish at 789-TIPS (789-8477).

Crowley Fugutive Caught In Texas

Date: May 2nd, 2014

Brandel Moore

A Crowley Fugitive has been arrested in Brazoria County, Texas, just south of Houston, on narcotics charge. During his booking, it was discovered that he was wanted by Crowley Police on numerous warrants.

Brandel Moore was arrested and processed in Brazoria County for PWITD Marijuana, PWITD Codeine and Monies Derived from Drug Proceeds. These charges stem from a narcotics search warrant which was executed approximately 6 weeks ago by Crowley Police Narcotics and SRT members.

“We are in the process of extraditing Moore from Texas back to Crowley where he will be booked on the listed charges” stated Chief KP Gibson.

Narcotics Arrests

Date: May 2nd, 2014

Antonio Brooks David Chaisson, Jr.

An officer’s observation of a traffic violation has led to the arrest of a pair of Crowley men for narcotics violations. Shortly after 1:00 a.m. on Sunday morning, the officer observed a vehicle driving in a careless manner.  The officer conducted the stop on West 3rd Street near North Ave A.

“After the stop was made, the officer located a substance believed to be Crack Cocaine. This substance was in constructive possession of both occupants, thus both men were arrested” stated Chief KP Gibson.

After making the arrest, officers discovered that both men had outstanding warrants from Crowley Police Narcotics for PWITD Schedule I & II narcotics.

Arrested were Antonio Brooks, 17, Crowley and David Chaisson, Jr., 17, Crowley. Both men were booked into the Acadia Parish Jail on Possession of Crack Cocaine and the outstanding warrants.

“I appreciate the officers being out and looking for problems in our community and being proactive rather than reactive” stated Chief Gibson.

Arrest Made in Murder Case

Date: April 11th, 2014

Brandon Moore

Crowley Police have arrested Brandon Moore, 31 of Crowley and have charged him in connection with the April 5th murder of Perry Davis, III.

“Our investigators have been working non-stop to solve this case and have followed up on every lead possible. We are still working on various pieces of evidence to present a prosecutable case to the District Attorney’s Office. We still have a lot of work to do” Stated Chief KP Gibson.

The arrest of Moore does not close the case. There are still questions which need to be answered and evidence with needs to be processed through the crime lab.

Moore has been charged with 1 count of First Degree Murder, 1 count of Attempted First Degree Murder and Convicted Felon in Possession of a Firearm. No bond has been set on Moore.

Arrest Made in Sunday Shooting

Date: April 11th, 2014

Guidry, Jr., Joseph

Joseph B. Guidry, Jr., 33 of Crowley has been arrested for 3 counts of attempted first degree murder. This arrest stems from the Sunday morning shooting in the 500 block of West Hutchinson Ave. Guidry was arrested after turning himself in this evening. Bond has been set by district Judge John Trahan at $200,000.  A photo of Guidry is attached.

Weekend Shootings

Date: April 11th, 2014

Crowley Police are investigating a pair of shooting incidents which have occurred in the past 24 hours. The first incident occurred Saturday evening at approximately 6:46 pm in the 600 block of North Ave B.

Officers responded to the scene on the first incident to discover that a male subject had been shot in the head. At this time the shooter has not been identified, however our personnel are following up on leads. The victim was transferred to a Lafayette Hospital but has since died from his injuries.

The second incident occurred this morning at 10:28 am in the 500 block of West Hutchinson Ave. It is believed that this shooting incident is in retaliation from the first incident. During the second incident, several male subjects were approached by a male subject while sitting in a vehicle. After a brief exchange of words, the suspect removed a firearm and began shooting at the occupants of the vehicle. Two occupants were struck in their extremities and have non-life threatening injuries.

We do have a lead on this case but are unable to provide additional information at this time.

Narcotics Arrest

Date: April 4th, 2014

Demetrich Charles

Crowley Police Department’s Narcotics Unit executed another narcotics search warrant in an effort to fight the illegal drug industry of Crowley.

Agents and SRT members of the department executed a search warrant on the address of 614 West 7th Street after securing probable cause. During the search, agents recovered Marijuana and currency from the residence.

Arrested was Demetich J. Charles, 28 of Crowley. Charles has been booked into the Acadia Parish Jail on Possession of Marijuana and Monies Derived from Drug Proceed charges.

“I appreciate the hard work of all of our officers in their efforts to serve our citizens” stated Chief KP Gibson.

Aggravated Arson Arrest

Date: April 4th, 2014

Louis Harder

Crowley Police are investigating a March 30th incident which occurred in the 100 block of Pintail Drive in Crowley. The complaint occurred at approximately 3:10 am.

Officers were dispatched to a disturbance call. Upon arrival officers discovered that smoke had filled the residence. Officers immediately confirmed that all occupants were removed from the home and were safe. The fire was extinguished with minimal damage.

“The investigation revealed that one of the occupants of the residence had intentionally ignited the fire within the residence while another occupant was present. The suspect was not present while officers were on the scene during the investigation” stated Chief KP Gibson.

Officers did locate the suspect later in the morning and arrested him for Aggravated Arson. Booked into the Acadia Parish Jail was Louis Harder, 39 of Crowley.

“This investigation remains open even though Harder has been charged with Aggravated Arson. We are working with the State Fire Marshal’s Office on this investigation” stated Chief Gibson.

Narcotics Bust

Date: April 4th, 2014

Bethany Welch Leron Angel Jr IMG_5405

Investigating numerous concerns of narcotics activity at local hotels, Crowley Police arrested a Crowley couple on Synthetic Marijuana charges.

“We have been receiving information that local citizens have been renting hotel rooms to sell their illegal narcotics rather than selling it on the street. The belief is that the traffic at the hotel would blend in with those going to the hotel to make narcotics transactions” stated Chief KP Gibson.

Agents with the Crowley Police Department conducted surveillance on the various hotels and were able to identify the problem. “Our officers were able to make contact with the occupants of the room in question and observed in plain view packets of Synthetic Marijuana” stated Chief Gibson.

Officers immediately detained the suspects and furthered their investigation. In all, 61 packs of Synthetic Marijuana were recovered and along with US currency. Arrested were: Leron Angel, Jr, 37 of Crowley and Bethany Welch, 19 of Crowley. Both have been charged with PWITD Synthetic Marijuana. Angel has also been charged with Monies Derived from Drug Proceeds.

Narcotics Arrest

Date: March 28th, 2014

Steven Mayfield

A three month investigation has led to the arrest of a Crowley man on multiple narcotics charges.

Agents with the Crowley Police Narcotics Division and SRT members served a search warrant on the residence at 1027 William Egan Ave in Crowley during the late evening hours of March 20th. As officers breached the residence, the suspect involved in the investigation fled the scene on foot, however was immediately apprehended by officers without incident.

“The officers on scene did a good job of securing the residence and apprehending a fleeing suspect, thus preserving evidence and recovering illegal narcotics intended for the streets of Crowley” stated Chief KP Gibson.

During the search, officer recovered 10 pounds of Marijuana with a street value of $16,000. Also recovered were 9 grams of Cocaine, 11 Hydrocodone pills and 73 Alprazolam pills with a street value of $1,500. Also recovered during the search was a Glock .40 caliber handgun with obliterated serial numbers. Agents also seized over $2,500 in United States Currency, a 2005 Ford F-250 truck, a 2008 Suzuki four wheeler and a 2004 Honda 4 wheeler which officers believe where purchased with monies from drug proceeds. Official seizure paperwork has been filed with the 15th Judicial District Court.

“It is not simply about the arrest and recovery of the narcotics. We need to go after all assets of drug dealers to support our fight against this illegal activity” stated Chief Gibson.

Arrested was Steven Mayfield, 32 of Crowley. Mayfield has been charged with PWITD Marijuana, PWITD Cocaine, PWITD Alprazolam, PWITD Hydrocodone, Monies Derived from Drug Proceeds, Convicted Felon in Possession of a Firearm, Possession of Controlled Dangerous Substance in the presence of a Juvenile and Obliterated Serial Numbers. Mayfield was booked into the Acadia Parish Jail.

“I applaud the work ethic of our officers and their efforts against the illegal drug trade” stated Chief Gibson.

Sex Offender Review

Date: March 28th, 2014

Crowley Police along with Louisiana Probation and Parole agents conducted a quarterly review of registered sex offenders as part of the departments S.O.R.E. (Sex Offender Registration & Evaluation) program. This review occurred on March 13th at various offenders residences within the city.

“ Our goal of the S.O.R.E. program is to periodically check the registration of a sex offender and confirm that he is living at the registered address according to law. We also want to make sure that they sex offender is not violating any provisions of his probation or court ordered mandates” stated Chief KP Gibson.

In all, 13 sex offenders where checked as part of the program. Two minor violations were discovered which did not warrant charges to be filed but corrections on paperwork. Since the review, both corrections have been made.

“We will continue to make these unannounced reviews periodically to assure that the offenders are in compliance and the citizens in the area are as safe as possible” stated Chief Gibson.