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.

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

Stephon Williams

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

Ty Rung

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.

Media Release

Date: October 27th, 2015

Both suspects have been arrested.

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The Crowley Police Department needs your help to locate two fugitives wanted in connection with the Sunday morning shooting.

Active warrants have been secured on Johnathan D. Breaux, Jr. and Jermaine Washington, Jr. for First Degree Homicide and First Degree Attempted Homicide. Both should be considered armed and dangerous.

Johnathan D. Breaux, Jr., 23, of Crowley, is described as a black male, 5’5” in height, weighing 130 pounds with short black hair. His last known address is 1303 W. 9th St. in Crowley.

Jermaine Washington, Jr., 19, of Welsh, is described as a black male, 6’1” in height, weighing 190 pounds with long black locks. His last known address is 615 Naebers St. in Welsh.

Anyone having information on the whereabouts of either of these men is encouraged to contact (337) 783-1234 or (337) 789-TIPS.

Homicide Arrest

Date: October 27th, 2015

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Crowley Police have arrested a Welsh man in connection with an early Sunday morning homicide. The incident occurred at the intersection of North Avenue B and West 2nd Street shortly after 2:00 a.m.

Crowley Police along with the Welsh Police Department served an arrest warrant on Dwight Lee Breaux, 38, of Welsh.  Breaux was arrested and booked into the Acadia Parish Jail on warrants for First Degree Murder (Principal) and Attempted First Degree Murder (Principal). Bond has not been set.

“Our officers have been working around the clock following up on leads. Other arrests are pending” stated Chief K.P. Gibson.

Runaways

Date: October 27th, 2015

The Crowley Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in locating two juvenile females, believed to be runaways, which were last seen at the International Rice Festival on Friday, October 16, 2015.

16 year old Chardrea Boudreaux is described as a black female, 160 pounds, 5’6” in height, with black hair. She was last seen wearing a black jersey with gray numbers and blue jeans with cut outs.

16 year old E’man Sam is described as a black female, 130 pounds, 5’3” in height, with black hair. She was last seen wearing a royal blue jumper with a blue sleeveless jacket and black sandals.

If you have any information on the location of these juveniles, please contact the Crowley Police Department at 337-783-1234.

Infant Murder

Date: September 18th, 2015

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Crowley Police along with the 15th Judicial District Attorney’s Office have secured an indictment for 2nd Degree Murder against Kendra Campbell and Malik Broussard.  In September of 2014, the Crowley Police Department began an investigation in regards to the death of a 7 week old infant female. It was believed at that time, that her death could have possibly been caused by aspiration.

During the latter part of 2014, Crowley Police received autopsy reports confirming that the infants’ death was declared a homicide. On September 2, 2015, an indictment was secured via grand jury. Crowley Police arrested the infant’s mother, Kendra Campbell, on September 8, 2015, and she was booked into the Acadia Parish Jail on the warrant of 2nd Degree Murder.

Crowley Police are looking for Malik Broussard, 19, of Crowley. He is described as a black male, 5’11” in height, weighing 150 pounds, with short black hair. His last known address is 307 W. 11th St.

Broussard has an active warrant for 2nd Degree Murder.

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

update: Malik Broussard has been arrested.

Narcotics Arrest

Date: September 1st, 2015

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Crowley Police Narcotics has completed an investigation regarding illegal narcotics involvement within the city of Crowley. Agents and uniformed officers served a search warrant on the address of 1125 West 12th Street Friday morning.

“Our agents have been working on this case for a while and we were able to obtain a search warrant for the listed address. We successful in the search of the residence recovering numerous illegal drugs and currency” stated Chief KP Gibson.

During the search, agents were able to recover Marijuana, Cocaine, Ritalin, Oxycodone and Codeine. Monies located in the proximity of the narcotics were also seized.

Chad Meaux, 32 of Crowley was arrested and charged with PWITD Marijuana, PWITD Cocaine, PWITD Ritalin, PWITD Codeine, PWITD Oxycodone and Monies Derived from Drug Proceeds. Meaux has been booked into the Acadia Parish Jail.

“ I appreciate the effort of our officers” stated Chief Gibson.

Assistance Needed

Date: August 14th, 2015

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Crowley Police are investigating an armed robbery which occurred at 4:20 pm at the business of Express Check in Advance located in the 1800 block of North Parkerson Ave.

The suspect pictured below entered the business, produced an black in color handgun and demanded money from the employee.

He then exited the business and fled in a gold in color Honda Accord believed to be an early 2000 model. The license plate was partially block to conceal the letters on it.

The suspect is a black male, believed to be approximately 5’09 in height, thin / medium build, possibly with short dread lock type hair.

Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward for information which leads to identifying this suspect. If you have information call the tips line at 789-TIPS / 789-8477. All callers will remain anonymous. Caller can also call Crowley Police at 783-1234.

Narcotics Arrests

Date: August 14th, 2015

Crowley Police remain busy especially in the fight against illegal narcotics. During the past week, numerous arrests have been made by members of the department. “Our officers are fighting this illegal industry and I appreciate their hard work. They are trying to resolve crime within the city of Crowley and their efforts have not gone unnoticed. We know that there are many problems with this activity and ask our citizens to get involved by reporting” stated Chief of Police KP Gibson.

During recent investigations, officers have arrested 6 people on various charges.

  • Jonathon Arvie, 30 of Crowley. Arvie was arrested after a search of his vehicle led to the recovery of Marijuana and Synthetic Marijuana. Arvie was booked for PWITD Marijuana.
  • Delizah Lavergne, 31 of Crowley. Lavergne was discovered to have 15 grams of Marijuana in his possession during an investigation by officers. Lavergne has been booked for PWITD Marijuana.
  • Richard Davis, 30 of Crowley. Davis was observed by officers in a highly intoxicated stated going door to door. When officers stopped him, it was discovered that he had several outstanding warrants. After being arrested, officers located 10 grams of Marijuana on his possession. Davis was booked on the outstanding warrants and PWITD Marijuana.
  • Darwood Walston, 48 of Crowley. Officers attempted to stop Walston and he fled in his vehicle. After a pursuit, K-9 “Uzi” was utilized to apprehend Walston who resisted arrest. Walston was booked for PWITD Schedule I Narcotics, Reckless Operation, Aggravated Flight from an officer and Obstruction of Justice.
  • Sherman Griffin, 46 of Estherwood and George Trahan, 33 of Crowley were arrested after it was determined that they were in possession of drug paraphernalia (scales and drug pipes). Trahan was cited and release. Griffin was booked for the possession of drug paraphernalia and criminal conspiracy.

Counterfeit Money Arrest

Date: August 14th, 2015

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Crowley Police have made another arrest regarding counterfeit money being used at local businesses. “Members of our department have arrested another person involved with the utilization of counterfeit money being used at local businesses. We are still working to identify the source and will continue to investigate these crimes” stated Chief KP Gibson.

Crowley Police arrested Harold Savoy Jr., 35 of Crowley. Savoy was arrested after he passed several counterfeit twenty dollar bills at a Crowley business. He has been booked for Monetary Instrument Abuse along with several unrelated charges.

Counterfeit Money

Date: August 14th, 2015

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The Crowley Police Department has continued to investigate multiple complaints of counterfeit money being utilized at businesses within the city of Crowley. On July 17, 2015, officers received a complaint of counterfeit money being used at a local business.

During the investigation Crowley Police arrested Kenly Mouton, 20, of Crowley and Tyler Sloane, 22, of Eunice.  Mouton was charged with monetary instrument abuse, possession of a legend drug, possession of drug paraphernalia, and contributing to the delinquency of a juvenile. Sloane was charged with possession of a legend drug, possession of drug paraphernalia and contributing to the delinquency of a juvenile.

This investigation also led to Crowley Police securing an arrest warrant on Domonte Hulen. Hulen is described as a black male, 26 years of age, 5’8” in height, weighing 165 pounds with short black hair. His last known address is 618 S Ave G in Crowley. Hulen is wanted for monetary instrument abuse.

If you have any information regarding Hulen you are urged to call the Crowley Police Department at 337-783-1234 or Crime Stoppers of Acadia Parish at 337-789-TIPS / 337-789-8477.

This investigation remains open.

Update: Domonte Hulen has been located and arrested on an arrest warrant for monetary instrument abuse. He is in the process of being booked into the Acadia Parish Jail.

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Counterfeit Money

Date: July 10th, 2015

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The Crowley Police Department is investigating complaints of counterfeit money being used at local businesses. Crowley Police have developed a person of interest and needs your help identifying him.

He was captured on surveillance video and is described as a black male, medium build, with short black hair and a goatee. He was seen leaving in a light color, small, 4-door car.

If you have any information regarding this crime or any other crime, you are urged to call the Crowley Police Department at 788-4114 or the Crime Stoppers of Acadia Parish tips line at 789-TIPS / 789-8477. All callers will remain anonymous and can receive up to a $1,000 cash reward.

Arrest

Date: June 19th, 2015

Christa Spears

A criminal complaint was made regarding a disturbance which occurred on June 1, 2015. During the investigation, the victim was struck by the suspect with a closed fist and fell to the ground in the path of the suspect’s vehicle. “Knowing that the victim was on the ground in his path, the suspect entered his vehicle and drove over the victim causing moderate injury” stated Chief KP Gibson.

Arrest warrants were obtained for Crista Spears, 52 of Crowley. On June 16, 2015 the suspect was located and arrested for Simple Battery and Attempted 2nd Degree Murder. He has been booked into the Acadia Parish Jail.

Narcotics Arrests

Date: June 19th, 2015

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Members of the Crowley Police Department have been working hard fighting the illegal drug industry. During the last several weeks, arrests have been made regarding traffic stops, search warrants and distribution cases. “Our personnel have been hitting the streets dealing with narcotics issues. Multiple arrests have been made on different cases. Our efforts will continue to fight this problem” stated Chief KP Gibson.

Recently arrested were:

Antonio Brooks

Antonio Brooks, 18, Crowley: Brooks was charged with PWITD Crack Cocaine, PWITD Marijuana and Monies Derived from Drug Proceeds. This arrest stems from a search warrant on Brooks’ residence in the 1200 block of West 8th Street.

Elliot Zeno

Elliot Zeno, 17, Crowley: Zeno was booked for PWITD Codeine, Possession of Marijuana and Possession of a Firearm in the Presence of a Controlled Dangerous Substance. This arrest stems from a search warrant on Zeno’s residence in the 800 block of Leslie Amos Dr.

Kaleb Gibson

Kaleb Gibson, 20, Crowley: Gibson was arrested on multiple traffic violations, Possession of Marijuana and an arrest warrant for Distribution of Crack Cocaine.

Matthew Wilkinson

Matthew Wilkinson, 26, Basile: Wilkinson was arrested after a traffic stop led to the discovery of 1 pound of Marijuana in his vehicle. Wilkinson was charged with PWITD Marijuana and traffic violations.

Felicia Smith

Felicia Smith, 38, Sulphur: Smith was stopped on traffic violations and discovered to have 2 ½ pounds of Marijuana in her vehicle. Smith was charged with PWITD Marijuana and traffic violations.

All arrestees were booked into the Acadia Parish Jail. “I appreciate the efforts of our officers as they fight a growing epidemic” stated Chief Gibson.

Vehicle Burglary

Date: June 19th, 2015

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The Crowley Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying a suspect in a vehicle burglary. The unidentified subject’s profile, and the profile of the bike he was riding, was captured on video surveillance while committing a burglary on Bayou Oaks Dr. on June 8, 2015. The unidentified subject made entry into several vehicles in this area.

If you have any information regarding this suspect, you are asked to contact the Crowley Police Department at (337) 783-1234 or  the Crime Stoppers Tips line at (337)789-TIPS / (337)789-8477.