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.

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.

Burglary Arrest

Date: March 28th, 2014

Tyrin Brown

A vehicle burglar has been arrested on multiple counts for burglary and other charges.

Crowley Police responded to a burglary in progress call in the 500 block of North Ave B on March 17th at 7:24 pm. Upon arrival, officers discovered that the home owner was struggling with a suspect whom had just broken into his vehicle. After a short resistance, officers were able to get the suspect into custody.

“During the arrest of the suspect, the suspect threw a handgun which he had in his possession away from him” stated Chief KP Gibson. “Officers recovered the firearm and through their investigation, they discovered that the weapon has been stolen on Saturday (3/15/14) from a vehicle in a shopping center in Crowley. The suspect was originally charged with the possession of stolen property, however further investigation revealed that the suspect was the actual person who committed the burglary”.

Arrested and booked into the Acadia Parish Jail was Tyrin Brown, 22 of Crowley. Brown has been charged with 2 counts of burglary (One being aggravated), resisting arrest and possession of stolen property.

“The officers did a good job of putting the pieces of the puzzle together to solve two burglaries. We will continue our review of Brown to see if he is involved in other crimes” stated Chief Gibson.

Synthetic Marijuana Arrest

Date: March 28th, 2014

Drake Menard IMG_5566

A traffic stop on Wednesday afternoon led to a pursuit which took authorities into the Ebenezer area and ended on Monceaux Road near Rayne.

Officers with the Crowley Police Department conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle for a traffic violation. During the attempt to stop, the driver fled and led officers on a chase. While on Monceaux Road, the suspect fled into a field and was apprehended by officers without incident.

“After arresting the suspect, officers determined the reason for the suspect fleeing to be due to his possession of 69 bags of synthetic marijuana” stated Chief KP Gibson.

Crowley Police arrested Drake Menard, 21 of Rayne. Menard was booked into the Acadia Parish Jail on traffic violations, Reckless Operation of a Motor Vehicle, Aggravated Flight from an Officer, PWITD Marijuana and Monies Derived from Drug Proceeds.

“I appreciate the officer’s hard work. Their efforts have removed a good quantity of narcotics off of our streets” stated Chief Gibson.

Narcotics Arrest

Date: March 28th, 2014

Brice George

A weekend search warrant has led to the arrest of a Crowley man for multiple narcotics violations.

Crowley Police Department Narcotics Agents and SRT members executed a search warrant at the address of 311 North Ave E in Crowley. During the search, agents were able to determine that the suspect was manufacturing crack cocaine inside of the residence. “The officers located items within the residence which identified that Crack Cocaine was being manufactured at the residence. These items were recovered as evidence to support the felony charges” stated Chief KP Gibson. Officers also located Cocaine within the residence during the search.

Arrested was Brice George, 26 of Crowley. George was booked into the Acadia Parish Jail for Manufacturing of Crack Cocaine and PWITD Cocaine.

“I appreciate the efforts of all our officers for their focus on the illegal narcotics industry here in Crowley” Stated Chief Gibson.

Narcotics arrest

Date: February 21st, 2014

Etienne Moore

A Friday evening narcotics search warrant has one Crowley resident in jail and police searching for another.

The Crowley Police Department Narcotics Unit and SWAT Team executed a search warrant at the residence of 1218 Lurose Dr. “Our agents were able to secure a search warrant after an investigation led to the probable cause for the warrant” stated Chief KP Gibson.

During the search, agents recovered 5quart size bags of Marijuana with a weight of 5 ounces, a bottle of Codeine containing 3 ounces and $12,500 in currency. “All listed items were seized as evidence and Crowley Police will file for asset forfeiture for the currency” stated Chief Gibson.

Arrested was Demetra Etienne, 27 of Crowley. Etienne was charged with PWITD Marijuana, PWITD Codeine, Monies Derived from Drug Proceeds and Contributing to the Delinquency of a Minor. Etienne was booked into the Acadia Parish Jail.

Crowley Police also have obtained arrest warrants for Brandal Moore, 29, of Crowley. Moore was not present at the time of the search warrant but was a subject of the investigation. Moore is facing charges on PWITD Marijuana, PWITD Codeine and Monies Derived from Drug Proceeds.

Any information on the whereabouts of Brandal Moore should be called into Crime Stoppers of Acadia Parish at 789-TIPS (8477).

Attempted murder charges filed

Date: February 21st, 2014

Scott

Crowley Police have arrested a resident of Crowley and have charged him with 4 counts of attempted 1st degree murder. The incident occurred at 9:46 am on January 27, 2014.

Officers responded to the 100 block of Rhone Village regarding shots being fired. The investigation on scene revealed that an individual drove by the residence and fired multiple shots into the residence which was occupied by 4 people. The suspect then fled the scene. No one was injured in the shooting.

A short time later, officers located the unoccupied suspect vehicle in Meadows Apartments. The vehicle was then seized as part of a crime scene. “During the process, our officers identified the suspect and obtained arrest and search warrants involved in this case” stated Chief KP Gibson. The search warrant yielded evidences from the vehicle to support the investigation.

During the morning hours of January 28, 2014, officers secured a residence in the 300 block of West Jeanette St. in Crowley. The suspect was taken into custody without incident. “The cold weather has kept most people inside today, thus we reacted as quickly as possible and was able to get our suspect into custody as well as recover the firearm used in this crime” stated Chief Gibson.

Arrested was Brenton Scott, 29 of Crowley. Scott was booked on 4 counts of Attempted First Degree Murder. Bond has been set at $125,000.

Forgery arrest

Date: February 21st, 2014

Christina Meche

An Estherwood woman has been arrested and charged with 9 counts of forgery.

Crowley Police received a criminal complaint from a local business claiming that an employee had been committing forgery on the business account. During the investigation, detectives determined that the employee, who handled the funds for the business, had been involved in the criminal activity since the middle of 2013.

Arrested was Christina Meche, 44 of Estherwood. Meche has been booked into the Acadia Parish Jail. Bond has been set at $180,000.

Crimes against the elderly

Date: February 21st, 2014

Cindy Gauthreaux

Crowley Police have arrested a Crowley woman for Felony Theft and Crimes Against the Elderly.

Crowley Police received a complaint regarding a caregiver taking funds from the elderly person whom she was caring for. The investigation revealed the several thousand dollars were taken by the caregiver, however not by simply stealing the funds. Investigators believe that the person being cared for was tricked / diverted into releasing the funds by the caregiver.

“Crimes Against the Elderly stems from taking advantage of a person who is elderly where another crime has occurred. In this case, the funds which were taken have been deemed to be a felony theft” stated Chief KP Gibson.

Arrested was Cynthia Gauthreaux, 51 of Crowley. She was booked into the Acadia Parish Jail for felony theft and crimes against the elderly.

Warrant Watch 2/17/14

Date: February 21st, 2014

Leach, Mary

Mary Leach, 33

LKA:  801 E 5th St, Kaplan

Warrant: Bench (theft by shoplifting)

Leblanc, Bridgett

Bridgett LeBlanc, 32

LKA: 211 La Rue Rhimes, Duson

Warrant: Bench (theft by shoplifting)

Mcgee, Kristi

Kristi McGee, 37

LKA: 703 ½ N Parkerson Ave, Crowley

Warrant: Bench (sentencing docket)

Smith, Justin

Justin Smith, 26

LKA:  813 N Ave F, Crowley

Warrant: Bench (possession of marijuana)

Sonnier, Dantonio

Dantonio Sonnier, 24

LKA:  626 W 11th St, Crowley

Warrant: Bench (possession of marijuana)

Stoute, Tiffany

Tiffany Stoute, 33

LKA: 5748 Beau Rd, Maurice

Warrant: Bench (theft by shoplifting)

Warrant Watch 1/17/14

Date: February 21st, 2014

Bates, Andretti

Andretti Bates, 22

LKA: 609 W 5th St, Crowley

Warrant: Bench (criminal trespassing)

Cole, Natalie

Natalie Cole, 32

LKA:  505 4th St, Rayne

Warrant: Bench (theft by shoplifting)

Romero, Kelli

Kelli Romero, 31

LKA:  18617 Preston Rd, Abbeville

Warrant: Bench (theft by shoplifting)

Sholar, Onica

Onica Sholar, 25

LKA:  216 Blue Rose, Crowley

Warrant: Bench (theft by shoplifting)

Green, David

David P. Green, 36

LKA: 121 Harmony Dr, Lafayette

Warrant: Bench (open container)

 

Nora Sufka, 38

LKA:  111 Darrel Ln, Church Point

Warrant: Bench (theft by shoplifting)

Date: December 19th, 2013

Members of the Crowley Police Department Street Crimes Unit have arrested a Crowley man on multiple narcotics violations.

S.C.U. members stopped a vehicle for traffic violations on Jacobs Ave near Hutchinson Ave.. During the stop, officer’s detected the odor of marijuana omitting from the vehicle. K-9 Caro was then utilized for a search of the vehicle and alerted on the vehicle.

Officer’s then conducted a search and located 31 rocks of Crack Cocaine (4.3 grams) and 7 bags of Marijuana (10.7 grams).

S.C.U. members then arrested Chi Guillory of Crowley. He was booked into the Acadia Parish Jail for PWITD Marijuana and Crack Cocaine. Guillory was also charged with Transactions Involving Proceeds from a Controlled Dangerous Substance.

Home Invasion Arrest

Date: December 19th, 2013

A Crowley Man has been arrested for a Home Invasion which occurred shortly after midnight on December 12th.

“Officer’s responded to a call of a subject kicking on the doors of a residence in the 1100 block of Kilmer Alley. As the officer’s arrived on scene, they entered the residence and located the suspect inside the residence” stated Chief KP Gibson.

The officer’s investigation revealed damage to the door frame which indicated a point of entry. Officer’s also discovered that the resident was home with 2 juvenile children.

Arrested for Home Invasion was Aaron Senegal, 23 of Crowley. He was booked into the Acadia Parish Jail.

“I appreciate the quick response of the officer’s which led to catching the suspect on scene” stated Chief Gibson.

Wanted

Date: December 19th, 2013

Crowley Police Narcotics Agents are requesting the public’s assistance to locate several wanted drug dealers. “We have several outstanding warrants for persons wanted for distributing illegal narcotics within our community. We are asking for your help to locate the following persons. Tips can be called in to the Crime Stoppers at 789-8477 or Crowley Police at 783-1234” stated Chief KP Gibson.

Donna Campbell, W/F, 49.  Last known address is 1013 South Avenue D in Crowley. Campbell is wanted for Distribution of Oxycodone.

Jeffery Boudreaux, W/M, 51. His last known address is 1313 North Avenue L in Crowley. Boudreaux is wanted for Distribution of Methodone.

Amanda James, W/F, 29. Her last known address is 205 Lemon Tree in Maxie. James is wanted for Distribution of Suboxone.

Donavan Robinson, B/M, 29. His last known address is 618 Stagg in Crowley. Robinson is wanted for Distribution of Crack Cocaine.