Lake Charles Police Department

  • Agency: Lake Charles Police Department
  • Address: 830 Enterprise Blvd, Lake Charles , 70601 LA
  • Chief: Donald Dixon (Chief of Police)

Lake Charles Police Department is located at 830 Enterprise Blvd, Lake Charles , 70601 LA. The Chief of Police of the department is Donald Dixon. The Lake Charles Police Department phone number is (337) 491-1456.

Lake Charles Police Department News

Press Release From Sgt. J. Keenum: On November 7th, 2018 at approximately 10:22 PM, the Lake Charles Police Department was assigned to 418 East Sallier Street, Lot 104, for a stabbing. During the course of the investigation, it was determined that Clarence James Shano, 21, of Lake Charles, was responsible for the stabbing. The stabbing victim was subsequently transported to a local hospital, where he is reported to be in stable condition. Mr. Shano has been charged with aggravated 2nd degree battery. As additional information becomes available, it will be forwarded to the media. Initial reporting Officer: Cpl. John McCloskey Evidence Officer: Jennifer Hoffpauir Lead investigator: Sgt. Franklin Fondel

Press Release From Sgt. J. Keenum: The Lake Charles Police Department property crimes division is attempting to identify four individuals involved in a shoplifting that occurred at a local business. On November 5th, 2018, an unknown black male and three unknown black females entered into a local retail store and stole approximately $4,000 worth of clothing. The unknown suspects fled in a black SUV. The four suspects are believed to be involved in several other similar thefts in Beaumont, Orange, and Lafayette. If anyone has any information about the identity of these suspects, they are encouraged to contact the Lake Charles Police Department’s Lt. Todd Chaddick at 337.491.1324.

Press Release From Sgt. J. Keenum: The Lake Charles Police Department is investigating a motor vehicle theft of a white 2012 Kia Optima that was parked in a local hotel parking lot. The person in the attached photos is being reported as the suspect responsible for this theft. Should anyone have information about the suspect’s identity, they are encouraged to contact the Lake Charles Police Department’s Detective Larry Newingham at 337.491.1456 x 5323.

The Lake Charles Police Department (Community Policing Division) is having their Sunset Acres Neighborhood Watch Meeting on Thursday, November 15, 2018 at 6pm. The meeting will be held at F.K. White Middle school in the Gymnasium (1000 E. McNeese). This is a great opportunity for the Sunset Acres residents (Sunset Dr, Clover Dr, Meadow Dr, Sage Dr, Cactus Dr, Legendre St, and Worthy Dr.) to come out and meet their neighbors. This is also a great way for residents to get to know their community police officer, Cpl. S Broussard, and express any concerns they have in their neighborhood. This is a great tool to keep your neighborhood quiet and safe. We will also have a special guest attending the meeting. Please come out and support your neighborhood. If you have any question you can contact Cpl. S. Broussard at 337-802-0976.

The Lake Charles Police Department would like to extend a special thanks to former employee Gary Lemons, on behalf of the Blue Knights MC, for his gracious $250 donation to Sgt. Redd's benefit. We also thank all the participants who purchased a bbq plate lunch in support of his benefit.

Press Release From Lt. K. Kirkum: The Lake Charles Police Department is TAKING BACK UNWANTED PRESCRIPTION DRUGS Saturday, October 27ND, 2018 at the Lake Charles Civic Center, 900 Lakeshore Dr. (on the south side of the parking, at Gill St). On October 27nd, 2018 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Lake Charles City Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the public its 16th opportunity in nine years to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous, expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs. Bring your pills for disposal to the Lake Charles Civic Center 900 Lakeshore Dr. (on the south side of the parking lot, at Gill St). The DEA cannot accept liquids, needles or sharps, only pills or patches. The service is free and anonymous. Last year, Americans turned in 475 tons of prescription drugs at more than 6,000 sites operated by the DEA and more than 3,800 of its state and local law enforcement partners. Overall, in its 14 previous Take Back events, The DEA and its partners have taken in over 10 million pounds of pills. This initiative addresses a vital public safety and public health issue. Medicines that languish in home cabinets are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse and abuse. Rates of prescription drug abuse in the U.S. are alarmingly high, as are the number of accidental poisonings and overdoses due to these drugs. In addition, Americans are now advised that their usual methods are disposing of unused medicines such as flushing them down the toilet or throwing them in the trash pose potential safety and health hazards. For more information about the disposal of prescription drugs or about the October 27nd, 2018 “Take Back Day” event please contact Lieutenant Craig Wright at (337) 491-1320.

https://youtu.be/YcUnK1cnBqg Press Release From Lt. K. Kirkum: On September 21st, 2018, the Lake Charles Police Department responded to a burglary and theft in the 2100 block of 21st Street in the Oak Park area. The investigation indicates that a white male driving a small SUV style vehicle pulled into the victim’s open garage and parked. The suspect exited the vehicle and knocked on the victim’s rear door. The suspect is seen walking to a closed storage door located in the garage and opening it. The suspect then began removing numerous items belonging to the home owner and placing the items in his vehicle. The resident who was home at the time, opened the door and confronted the suspect who then entered his vehicle and fled the location. The attached video clip shows the suspect entering the home owner’s garage and ringing the doorbell to see if someone was home. The Lake Charles Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the suspect seen in the video. Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Brenda Desormeaux at 337-491-1455 or bdesormeaux@cityoflc.us

Press Release From Lt. K. Kirkum: On 10-25-18 at approximately 10:10 a.m., the Lake Charles Police Department received a call in reference to a man with a gun near the gift shop of LC Memorial Hospital. He was seen going to the 6th floor. Officers responded and evacuated several floors while a search was conducted. The suspect was located and detained without further incident. Memorial Hospital is now secured and safe. The investigation is ongoing at this time.

Press Release From Lt. K. Kirkum: On Tuesday, October 23 at 12:03 PM Lake Charles Police investigated a crash at the intersection of Broad St. and Kirkman St. involving a 2010 Lexus and a 2012 Jeep Patriot. The driver of the Lexus was traveling westbound on Broad St. nearing the intersection and the Jeep was traveling southbound on Kirkman St. nearing the intersection. For unknown reason the driver of the Lexus did not stop at the red light going through the intersection and striking the jeep. As a result of the wreck, 4 people were transported for minor injuries to local hospitals. Officers were able to obtain video footage of the crash to help with their investigation. At this time no citations have been issued. Sr. Cpl Scott Dougherty is the investigating officer.

Press Release From Lt. K. Kirkum: On Monday, October 22, 2018, at approximately 7am, the Lake Charles Police Department responded to the area of 11th Street and 4th Avenue in reference to shots fired. Upon arrival Officers learned that no one was injured and the unknown suspects had fled the scene. At approximately 10am, Officers responded to the area of Rose Street and 7th Ave in reference to shots fired. Upon arrival Officers located a vehicle that had been struck by gun fire. Investigation revealed that both drive by shootings may have been committed by the same unknown suspect or suspects. Investigation is continuing. If anyone has any information regarding these crimes, please contact Sgt Frank Fondel at 337-491-1311 or 337-491-1391 or Crime Stoppers at 337-439-2222.

Press Release From Lt. K. Kirkum: On Saturday, October 20, 2018 at approximately 11:35pm, the Lake Charles Police Department responded to the area of 5th Ave and Lilly Street in reference to a shooting. Officers located a black male victim with numerous gunshot wounds. The victim was identified as Elgin Green, black male, 35 years of age from Lake Charles. Green was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries. A second victim received a non-life threatening gunshot wound during the incident and was transported by private means to a local hospital. The investigation revealed that Green and the second victim were involved in an altercation inside a vehicle at the intersection of 5th Ave and Lilly Street. Both victims got out of the vehicle and were shot. The investigation revealed that Jeremiah Ellis was responsible for the death of Elgin Green. Ellis was arrested on the charge of 2nd degree Murder. A warrant was submitted to Judge Ronald Ware, who set bond at $200,000 dollars. The investigation is ongoing. Arrested person: Jeremiah Elijahjuan Ellis, black male, 21 years of age, DOB: 3-27-97, address: 1274 You Winn Rd, Lake Charles, La 70611 Charge: 2nd degree Murder bond $200,00 dollars Initial Officers: Officers John McCloskey and Mildred Joseph Lead Investigators: Detective Sergeant John Russell and Detective Colby Thompson

Press Release From Sr. Cpl. L. Moss: On Tuesday, October 16, 2018 at approximately 1037pm, the Lake Charles Police Department responded to 4249 5th Ave., Fairview Crossing Apartment complex, in reference to a home invasion. Upon arrival Officers learned that 3 black males forced their way into an apartment, where the victims were held at gun point. The suspects then searched the residence and fled with an undisclosed amount of money and cellular phones belonging to the victims. Officers were able to locate one of the suspects in the area of 2100 blk of 5th Ave, where he was placed under arrest. Investigation is ongoing for the additional suspects in this case. If anyone has any information regarding this case please contact Sgt. Jeff Keenum at 337-491-1311 Arrested person: James Jamal Walker, black male, 17 years of age, DOB: 1-11-2001, last known address: 2143 13th Street, Lake Charles, La. Charges: Home Invasion—bond has been set at $12,000.00. Initial officer: Corporal Brandon Guillory Initial Investigator: Detective Sergeant Jeffrey Keenum Lead Investigator: Detective Sgt. Jeff Keenum

Press Release From Sr. Cpl. L. Moss: UPDATE On Tuesday September 25th, 2018, Lake Charles Police Department Detective’s learned that an individual identified as Kai Carriere-Richard had direct involvement in the August 25th, 2018 robbery and shooting which took place in the 3500 block of McKinley Street. After further investigation, Detective John Russell prepared an arrest warrant for Kai Carriere-Richard on Thursday October 11th, 2018. Judge Wyatt signed the warrant for the charge of Attempted First Degree Murder and set the bond amount at $200,000. Members of the Lake Charles Police Department SWAT team located and arrested Kai Carriere-Richard within hours. He was transported to Calcasieu Correctional Center for processing and confinement. Arrested: Kai Carriere-Richard, Black Male, 18 years of age of 1910 South Borel, Lake Charles, LA Charge: Attempted 1st Degree Murder - Bond $200,000

Press Release From Sr. Cpl. L. Moss: On Thursday October 11, 2018, the day following the media release on the case involving the peeping tom, an individual contacted Detective Garrett Graham regarding the incident. The caller was later identified as Allen Ryan Tezeno. Following a subsequent interview with Mr. Tezeno, he was placed under arrest for Peeping Tom. He was then transported to Calcasieu Correctional Center for processing and confinement on that charge. Arrested: Allen Ryan Tezeno, Black Male, 32 years of age, from Iowa La. Charge: Peeping Tom

We would like to extend a special thanks to the Cajun Punishers LE MC for purchasing AND donating 50 bbq dinners for Sgt. Redd's benefit. Sgt. Redd has been diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma and has incurred many medical bills. You guys are a class act and a credit to the community! Pictured from left to right are: Sgt. G. Sonnier, Sgt. J. Landreneau, LCPOA Local 830 President Lt. L. McCullough, unknown Punishers member, Sgt. J. Redd, 5 unknown Punishers members, LCPOA Local 830 Vice President Sgt. J. Loftin, and LCPOA Local 830 Secretary Sr. Cpl. K. O'Orourke If you are interested in purchasing a bbq chicken dinner for November 2nd (11am-1pm), please contact Sgt. J. Landreneau at jlandreneau@cityoflc.us or 337-526-9249

Press Release From Sr. Cpl. L. Moss: On Tuesday, September 18th, 2018 at approximately 10:39 A.M., officers with the Lake Charles Police Department received a complaint in reference to a Peeping Tom. The incident occurred the previous day at a local business located in the 3400 block of Derek Drive. Investigation revealed on September 17th, 2018 at 3:29 P.M. the victim entered the dressing room of a store to try on clothing. Moments later, the suspect was observed on video, entering the same dressing room area. Shortly after entering the dressing room area, the suspect peered underneath the fitting room door at the victim who was dressing. As a result the victim became frightened and screamed. The suspect then fled the store in at a rapid pace, traveling in an unknown direction. The suspect’s identity is unknown at this time and this investigation is still ongoing. Anyone with information in reference to this offense, can contact Detective Garrett Graham at 337-491-1526 or the Lake Charles Police Department Sex Crimes Division at 337-491-1311.

Press Release From Sr. Cpl. L. Moss: The Lake Charles Police Department is TAKING BACK UNWANTED PRESCRIPTION DRUGS Saturday, October 27ND, 2018 at the Lake Charles Civic Center, 900 Lakeshore Dr. (on the south side of the parking, at Gill St). On October 27nd, 2018 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Lake Charles City Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the public its 16th opportunity in nine years to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous, expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs. Bring your pills for disposal to the Lake Charles Civic Center (900 Lakeshore Dr. (on the south side of the parking lot, at Gill St). The DEA cannot accept liquids, needles or sharps, only pills or patches. ) The service is free and anonymous. Last year, Americans turned in 475 tons of prescription drugs at more than 6,000 sites operated by the DEA and more than 3,800 of its state and local law enforcement partners. Overall, in its 14 previous Take Back events, The DEA and its partners have taken in over 10 million pounds of pills. This initiative addresses a vital public safety and public health issue. Medicines that languish in home cabinets are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse and abuse. Rates of prescription drug abuse in the U.S. are alarmingly high, as are the number of accidental poisonings and overdoses due to these drugs. In addition, Americans are now advised that their usual methods are disposing of unused medicines such as flushing them down the toilet or throwing them in the trash pose potential safety and health hazards. For more information about the disposal of prescription drugs or about the October 27nd, 2018 “Take Back Day” event please contact Lieutenant Craig Wright at (337) 491-1320

Press Release From Sgt. J. Keenum: On Friday, October 5th, 2018, at approximately 7:30 PM, the Lake Charles Police Department was assigned to investigate a hit and run crash that occurred at the intersection of Country Club Road and Jerry Street. Upon arrival, Officers located a cyclist that had been struck by a vehicle. Witnesses say the cyclist and suspect vehicle were both traveling east on Country Club Road. The witnesses describe the suspect vehicle as being a small, compact vehicle, white or silver in color. The cyclist is listed in stable condition at a Lafayette area hospital. Anyone with any information surrounding this hit and run crash is urged to contact Sgt. Sammy Kingsley of the Lake Charles Police Department’s traffic division at 337.491.1311 or skingsley@cityofLC.us

Press Release From Sr. Cpl. L. Moss: On Saturday September 29th, 2018 at approximately 2:30am, the Lake Charles Police Department responded to the complaint of a Rape at a local motel. Upon arriving, officers located the victim, who was then transported to a local hospital. During the course of the initial officer’s investigation, it was determined that the suspect in question, had been captured on the hotels video surveillance system. Upon reviewing the video, witnesses identified the suspect as one of the guests staying at the motel. Investigating officers made contact with the individual, motel employees identified this individual as the suspect in the surveillance video, he was placed under arrest at the scene by officers. During the course of the investigation, Corporal David Bray discovered that the initial identification of the arrested person was not accurate. He immediately brought this information to the attention of the investigating Detectives. Upon confirmation that he was not the person responsible for this crime, the initial suspect was immediately released from police custody, prior to being booked in on this charge. Corporal Bray gathered additional information on this case, while doing so he was able to develop a different suspect. He determined that the suspect worked in the Lake Charles area. Through further investigation the suspect was identified as Osman Alvarado-Martinez. Martinez was located a short time later and it was determined through additional evidence and interviews, that Martinez was in fact, the suspect responsible for this crime. Martinez was arrested and booked into the Calcasieu Parish Corrections facility on the charge of 3rd degree Rape. His bond has been set at $250,000 by Judge Davis. Martinez is also being held on a Federal Immigration Detainer as an illegal immigrant from Honduras. Arrested - Osman Alvarado-Martinez Charges – 3rd Degree Rape - Bond $250,000 Arresting officers: Corporal David Bray Officer Peavey Santiago-Carreras Investigating Detectives: Sgt. Det. Brenda Desormeaux Sgt. Det. Garrett Graham

Press Release From Sr. Cpl. L. Moss: On Tuesday October 2nd, 2018 at approximately 1:44am, an unknown person dressed in all black shattered a window at Buffi's PeauxBoys located at 3620 Gerstner Memorial Blvd. This individual gained entry into the business through the broken window, after which this they then removed two register drawers containing $400 in cash. The subject wore a black hoodie, white gloves and a mask covering their face. Video Surveillance of this incident has been retrieved. Please see the still image attached. If anyone has information on this person or pertaining to this case please contact Detective Colby Thompson or the Lake Charles Police Property Crimes Division at 337-491-1311.

Press Release From Sr. Cpl. L. Moss: On Monday October 1, 2018, members of the Louisiana Medicaid Fraud Control Unit contacted the Lake Charles Police Department to request assistance with locating and apprehending a wanted person. The suspect was identified as Willie Stevens of Lake Charles Louisiana, wanted for 1st Degree Rape. This charge stemmed from an investigation following the rape of an infirmed student, while the suspect was employed at Robinswood School in Lake Charles, a school for the developmentally disabled. After notification of this warrant, members of the Lake Charles Police Department SWAT team located and arrested Willie Stevens at his home located at 602 North 1st Avenue without incident, a short time later. Mr. Stevens was transported to the Lake Charles Police Department Detective Division where he as interviewed by investigators of the Medicaid Fraud Control Unit. He was then transported to Calcasieu Correction Center for processing and confinement. Arrested – Willie Stevens, Black Male, 51 years of age, residing at 602 ½ North 1st Avenue, Lake Charles La. Warrant - 1st Degree Rape issued through the 14th Judicial District Court, Bond amount - $100,000.

Please join us in assisting one of our own. Sgt. Jeff Redd, a 22 year veteran of the department, is battling Non Hodgkin's Lymphoma and is requiring expensive medical treatment. We will be selling BBQ Plate Lunches on November 2nd at the rear of the main police headquarters at 830 Enterprise Boulevard. The plate lunches will feature chicken and sides and will be cooked by Retired Lt. Don Bradley. Please join us to support the cause to offset his medical expenses as well as wishing him a full recovery. The plate lunches will be ready at 11am on November 2nd at a cost of only $10. Group purchases of 10 or more will be delivered between 11am-11:30am if requested at time of purchase. For more information and/or to purchase tickets, contact Sgt. J. Landreneau at jlandreneau@cityoflc or send him a quick text at 337-526-9249. Thanks in advance for helping to support one of our own!

Press Release From Lt. R. Harrell: On September 23rd, 2018, at approximately 4:29 P.M., Corporal Chad Booth with the Lake Charles Police Department, assigned to the Combined Anti-Drug Task Force, conducted a traffic stop on a 2002 International Tow Truck on Interstate 10 EB at mile marker 23 for a traffic violation. During the traffic stop, Corporal Booth became of suspicious the driver/owner of the tow truck, Elton Joseph Richard. Corporal Booth requested consent from Richard to conduct a search of his vehicle at which time Richard refused to provide consent. Corporal Booth allowed his K9 partner “Sam” to walk around the vehicle. K9 “Sam” alerted to the odor of narcotics in the vehicle. During a probable cause search of the vehicle, Corporal Booth located (27) bundles of powder cocaine (approximately 63.5 pounds). Richard was advised of his Miranda Rights and placed under arrest. Richard was booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center on the charge of Possession of CDS II (Cocaine) over 28 grams. Richard’s bond was set at $250,000 by Judge Clayton Davis. Suspect: Elton Joseph Richard, W\M, DOB: 7-20-76, Address: 519 W. Plaquemine St., Church Point, La.

Press Release From Lt. R. Harrell: On Saturday, August 25, 2018, at approximately 2:30 A.M., the Lake Charles Police Department responded to the 3500 block of McKinley in reference to a home invasion with shots fired. Upon arrival Officers learned two male victims had been shot and brought to a local hospital for non-life threatening injuries. Further investigation revealed two suspects were armed with handguns when they forced their way into the residence to steal money and personal effects. When the victims resisted the robbery, they were both shot. On September 25, 2018, Detectives learned that Deonta Wheeler and Russell Gordon were responsible for the robbery and shooting. Detective Russell prepared arrests warrants for both suspects and submitted them to Judge Davis. Judge Davis signed both warrants for Attempted First Degree Murder with bonds of $750,000 each. Members of the LCPD SWAT team located and arrested Deonta Wheeler within minutes of securing the warrant. Gordon was located and arrested in Tarrant County, Texas later that same day and is awaiting extradition. Further arrests may be forthcoming. Arrested: Deonta Wheeler, BM, DOB:12-18-00 18 years old, 2400 Fruge St. #601, Lake Charles, La. Attempted First Degree Murder. Bond $750,000 Russell Gordon, BM, DOB: 1-17-01 17 years old, 1121 Meadow Dr., Lake Charles, La. Attempted First Degree Murder. Bond $750,000

https://youtu.be/8JQ1yItWPps Congratulations to all of our newly minted officers that have completed the pre-academy stage of training and are moving on to their field training.