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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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, 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, 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, 20, Crowley: Gibson was arrested on multiple traffic violations, Possession of Marijuana and an arrest warrant for Distribution of Crack Cocaine.
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, 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.
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.
An investigation into sexual crimes has led to the arrest of a Crowley man. Crowley Police have arrested Aaron Hagger, 49 of Crowley
“Our office has investigated a complaint of sexual misconduct between the suspect and a juvenile. During the investigation, it was discovered that the suspect was involved in sexual acts with an additional three juveniles. All victims were known by the suspect” stated Chief KP Gibson
Hagger was arrested and booked into the Acadia Parish Jail on the charges of Aggravated Rape, Oral Sexual Battery and 3 counts of Sexual Battery. Bond has not been set on Hagger.
Crowley Police have arrested a Lafayette man stemming from a December 2014 shooting which occurred in the 900 block of Ross Ave.
“We have been working on this case and other cases involving recent shootings. Our officers have been working hard to bring the defendant to justice. I appreciate the work of our officers and know that we have a lot more to do” stated Chief KP Gibson.
Officers have been seeking Gerald Robinson, Jr., 17 of Lafayette. Robinson was wanted for 1 count of attempted 1st degree murder. The arrest stems from Robinson shooting into a vehicle and striking the victim. Robinson was booked into the Acadia Parish Jail.
“We have moved personnel to be on the streets to handle street level crimes. We ask that our citizens get involved in reporting information that they know, to help resolve these crimes” stated Chief Gibson.
During the last several weeks, we have adjusted personnel within our department to address street level crimes occurring within the City of Crowley. Since April 6th, our officers have arrested 28 people on narcotics related charges, have issued numerous open container citations and have recovered 3 firearms which were illegally possessed. “Our goal remains to fight street level crimes which affect our community. The main focus has been directed in areas of recent violence with the intent of reducing this trend. All of our officers have done a good job and our efforts will continue” .
Ronald Ross, III, 21, Crowley: Possession of a firearm in the presence of a CDS, PWITD crack cocaine, PWITD Suboxone
Dana Savoy, 38, Crowley: Possession of cocaine, Open alcoholic container
Alvin Wilson, 18, Rayne: Possession of schedule I narcotics
Josi Mott, 52, Rayne:, Possession of drug paraphernalia, PWITD schedule I narcotics, Traffic violations
Antonio Brooks, 18, Crowley: Obstruction of justice, Outstanding warrants, PWITD marijuana, Resisting an officer, Traffic violations
Jennifer Aguillard, 38, Crowley: Obstruction of justice, Possession of crack cocaine, Resisting an officer
Danielle Lejeune, 32, Crowley: Possession of marijuana
Jason Habetz, 40, Crowley: Possession of cocaine, Possession of drug paraphernalia, Traffic violations
Jana Pitre, 34, Eunice: Obstruction of justice, Possession of cocaine, Possession of drug paraphernalia
Jamal VonKeith Harrison, 29, Crowley: PWITD marijuana, Traffic violations
Ryan Bertrand, 20, Crowley: Possession of marijuana
Tyler Menard, 20, Crowley: Possession of marijuana
Emily Credeur, 29, Crowley: Outstanding warrant, Possession of schedule III narcotics
Shannon Romero, 48, Crowley: Driving under suspension, Possession of schedule V narcotics
Richard Davis, Jr., 52, Crowley: Possession of drug paraphernalia
Rachelle Bailey, 47, Crowley, Possession of crack cocaine
Shelby Clement, 22, Jennings, Possession of Oxycodone, Traffic violations
Jordan Broussard, 17, Rayne: Possession of marijuana
Thaddeus Mire, 36, Crowley: Possession of drug paraphernalia, Traffic violations
Rahkeem Richardson, 19, Crowley: Monies derived from drug proceeds, PWITD schedule I narcotics, PWITD schedule IV narcotics
Ralph Bates, 21, Crowley: PWITD schedule I narcotics
Walter Lewis, 27, Breaux Bridge: Possession of marijuana, PWITD schedule IV narcotics
Jason Vidrine, 40, Crowley: PWITD schedule I narcotics, PWITD schedule II narcotics
Anthon Longon, 33, Crowley: Outstanding warrant, PWITD Oxycodone, PWITD schedule IV narcotics
Cory Bellard, 23, Iota Possession of Codeine
Tosha Sonnier, 32, Egan: Possession of schedule I narcotics
Kiana Lewis, 23, Crowley: Monies derived from drug proceeds, Obstruction of justice, Possession of marijuana, Possession of Suboxone, PWITD Roxicodone
Kaleb Gibson, 20, Crowley: Monies derived from drug proceeds, PWITD Roxicodone
Crime Stoppers of Acadia Parish needs your help to solve a crime.
Crowley Police are investigating a residential burglary that occurred in the 100 block of W. 7th Street on April 15, 2015.
Entry was made into the residence and once inside, the suspect(s) stole assorted items.
If you know who was involved or if you have information regarding this 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.
During the last week, officers of the department have made multiple arrests involving narcotics, open containers and street level crimes. “We have shifted man power around within the department to put more officers on the streets 7days a week. Our officers have been addressing loitering issues, narcotics and other street crimes in the same area of recent violence” stated Chief KP Gibson.
During the past week, 65 stops of persons or vehicles have led to 12 open containers citations being issued, 7 arrests for narcotics violations, an arrest on an Armed Robbery suspect through a warrant from Rayne PD and several firearms which were illegally carried being taken off the streets” stated Chief Gibson.
“We are still working to solve the recent homicide case as detectives are working every lead and all tips to bring the suspect to justice. We still need the public’s help with information” stated Gibson.
We continue to work with Louisiana State Police, the Acadia Parish Sheriff’s Office and other agencies to resolve the rash of violence. I thank these agencies for their support and efforts.
The Crowley Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance to locate a wanted fugitive. Algernon Wilson, 29, of Crowley is described as a black male, 5’9” in height, weighing 195 pounds, with short hair. His last known address is 524 Moore Ave. in Crowley.
Wilson is wanted for Aggravated assault with a firearm, Convicted felon in possession of a firearm, and Simple battery.
If you have any information regarding this wanted fugitive 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.
Crowley Police are investigating a shooting incident which has claimed the lives of two Crowley men. The incident occurred shortly before midnight (4/3/15) in the 300 block of West 2nd Street.
“Thus far, we believe that an individual approached the vehicle which was parked in a parking lot and was occupied by the victims. The suspect then began shooting into the vehicle striking the victims. The suspect is believed to have fled on foot in an easterly direction towards Ave E. One victim died on scene and a second victim died at a local hospital”.
“It is early to determine a motive, but we do believe that it is narcotics related due to evidence at the scene”.
“We believe that someone may have witnessed the incident or seen the suspect approaching the vehicle. We need anyone with information about the shooting or knowledge of problems these victims may have had with anyone to call Crowley Police at 783-1234 or Crime Stoppers of Acadia Parish at 789-TIPS (8477)”.
We are not releasing the names of the victims at this time. We will update you as the investigation allows.
Friday evenings shooting victims have been identified as Cornelius Cain, 28 of Crowley and Jordan Andrus, 24 of Crowley. Police are following up on leads with this investigation.
Anyone with information is asked to call Crowley Police @ 783-1234 or Crime Stoppers @ 789-8477
Officers with the Crowley Police Department have arrested one Crowley man and are seeking two others regarding narcotics and other charges. The charges stem from a March 30th investigation.
During the investigation, officers attempted to stop a vehicle at which time the vehicle fled. The stop was for a traffic violation. When the vehicle reached the intersection of 10th Street and Ave A, all occupants exited the vehicle and fled on foot. All occupants were known to officers.
“Our officers gave chase to the suspects on foot and were able to capture one of the occupants, identified as Elliot Zeno, 17 of Crowley” stated Chief Gibson. “The other occupants were identified as Antonio Brooks, 19 of Crowley and David Chaisson, Jr. 19 of Crowley” stated Chief Gibson.
Zeno has been charged with PWITD Marijuana, Resisting an Officer and Obstruction of Justice. He has been booked into the Acadia Parish Jail. Warrants have been issued for Brooks and Chaisson on the same charges.
A traffic stop led to the recovery of numerous illegal narcotics on East Oak Street this past Wednesday.
During the stop, officers discovered an array of narcotics as well as a concealed hand gun. The driver, identified as Quinton Adams, 34 of Crowley was arrested and charged with Possession of Suboxone, PWITD Methamphetamines, PWITD Marijuana, PWITD Clonazepam, PWITD Diazepam and Possession of a Firearm in the presence of a Controlled Dangerous Substance.
Adams was booked into the Acadia Parish Jail.
Crowley Police working in conjunction with the U.S. Marshals Task Force and Louisiana State Police have arrested a Lafayette man wanted in Lafayette for Attempted First Degree Murder.
Investigators obtained information that Lynol James Christian, 34 of Lafayette was currently staying at a residence in the 1100 block of West 11th Street in Crowley. Officers gathered information and were able to take Christian into custody without incident. He has since been booked into the Acadia Parish Jail and is pending extradition to Lafayette Parish.
A second subject, identified as Chad Meaux, 31 of Crowley was also arrested for Convicted Felon in Possession of a Firearm as part of this investigation.
Update: Darius Thomas is in custody at this time. Our investigators are continuing their investigation at this hour. As of now there is no other information available.
Crowley Police are investigating a homicide which occurred this morning shortly after 2:00 am. The incident occurred on Jacobs Ave near West 7th Street.
According to the investigation, the victim identified as Daniel Tezeno, Jr, 24 of Crowley and the suspect, identified as Darius V. Thomas, 24 of Crowley, were riding in a vehicle driven by Tezeno. “Our investigation at this point indicates that a struggle between Tezeno and Thomas occurred in the vehicle while it was moving. During this struggle, our investigation leads us to believe that Thomas shot Tezeno as he was attempting to flee the vehicle. We believe the motive behind this crime is robbery” stated Chief Gibson.
Officers located the victim and began providing first aid until the victim was transported to Acadia General Hospital where he died from his injuries. Police describe the suspect as a black male,6’1” in height weighing 125 pounds, with a thin build, medium length black hair and clean shaven. The last known address is 100 Kathy-Meadows Apartments #21.
An arrest warrant has been secured for Thomas’ arrest for first degree murder. Thomas should be considered armed and dangerous. Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Darius Thomas is urged to call Crowley Police at 783-1234 or Crime Stoppers of Acadia Parish at 789-8477.
Crowley Police have arrested a Crowley man on multiple counts of narcotics violations. The arrest stemmed from a traffic stop on January 13, 2015.
Kaleb Gibson, 20 of Crowley was stopped for traffic violations on West 2nd Street near North Ave D. As officers approached the vehicle, Gibson was observed to be discarding narcotics from his vehicle. Officers immediately detained Gibson pending their investigation.
During the investigation, officers recovered a variety of narcotics. “ Our officers investigation revealed that Kaleb Gibson was in possession of Alprazalam, Oxycodone and Crack Cocaine. This is the 4th arrest of Kaleb Gibson since 2012 for narcotics violations” stated Chief KP Gibson.
Kaleb Gibson was booked into the Acadia Parish Jail for Possession of Alprazalm, Possession of Oxycodone, PWITD Crack Cocaine, Obstruction of Justice and Monies Derived from Drug Proceeds.
“I appreciate the work of our officers, especially their fight against the illegal drug trade” stated Chief Gibson.