Alexandria Police Department

  • Agency: Alexandria Police Department
  • Address: 1000 Bolton Avenue, Alexandria, 71301 LA
  • Chief: Daren E Coutee (Chief of Police)
Phone: 318-441-6411
Fax: 318-441-6520

Alexandria Police Department is located at 1000 Bolton Avenue, Alexandria, 71301 LA. The Chief of Police of the department is Daren E Coutee. The Alexandria Police Department phone number is 318-441-6411.

Alexandria Police Department News

Please be patient while City workers continue to repair damage and restore power to different areas. Please avoid Lee Street between Dallas Ave and Sylvester Street, as it will remain closed for a few more hours while work is being done in the area.

The department along with the Alexandria Fire Department and the Alexandria Utility System are currently conducting storm damage assessments in neighborhoods throughout the city, especially Martin Park, Deerfield, Sonia Quarters, and the area around North Mall Dr. Thankfully, as of right now no injuries have been reported, but there is significant damage to many homes and businesses with many roads blocked, along with numerous power lines down. We are asking that if you do not have to be on the roads please stay home and if you must travel please avoid the areas listed above. Rest assured that our officers and firefighters are out there ensuring your safety. Our departments have deployed significant numbers of additional resources in order to provide the best protection for our citizens. In addition, the other city departments from AUS to the Street Department are working extremely hard to restore power and clean up from a very significant and dangerous weather event. Thank you in advance for your support of all of our first responders, city workers and others involved in responding to this incident. Also, keep those affected by this storm in your thoughts and prayers as we begin to recover together.

Deceased Man Found in Car On October 31, APD officers responded to a business in the 1700 block of MacArthur Drive, to a report of a suspicious vehicle behind the business. Officers arrived and found a white Dodge Charger with no bumper and bullet holes in the vehicle, and a deceased man inside the car. The man suffered trauma to the head that appears to be a gun shot; an autopsy will be conducted to confirm. The man has not yet been identified; he is a black male who appears to be 25-35 years old. The vehicle, identified by VIN, had been reported stolen early on the morning of the 31st, at around 1 am, from a residence in the 1900 block of Marigold Street. Shortly after it was reported, the bumper and license plate from the car were found on Babe Ruth Drive. Later, around 3 am, APD received a call regarding a shooting on I-49, near Airbase Road. The caller reported that occupants of a truck were firing shots at a white vehicle that was missing a bumper. Detectives investigating the scene determined that the white Charger was left at the business on MacArthur Drive around 15 minutes later. The investigation is ongoing, and further information will be forthcoming as it becomes available.

Congratulations to Cpl Edward Scott. Cpl Scott recently competed as a member of Team Louisiana in the World Championships of Police Softball (Gold Division) in Las Vegas, NV. The team, besides Cpl Scott, is made up of law enforcement officers from Opelousas PD, Lafayette PD, Louisiana State Police, Lafayette Parish SO, and St. Landry SO. This group of officers placed first out of 42 teams. According to the team manager, retired Opelousas PD Chief of Police Perry Gallow, Cpl Scott was an integral part of the team and represented the Alexandria Police Department with class and professionalism. #Winning #Bringingthegoldhome

APD Trunk or Treat Wednesday Evening Join us at APD HQ for Trunk or Treat tomorrow evening! If you're looking for a safe place to take the kids to show off their costumes and get some treats, join us from 5 - 8 pm on Wednesday, October 31, at the Public Safety Complex at 1000 Bolton Avenue. If you're planning on going out to trick or treat, here are some safety tips to make sure you have a safe evening: Walk Safely •Cross the street at corners, using traffic signals and crosswalks. •Look left, right and left again when crossing and keep looking as you cross. •Put electronic devices down and keep heads up and walk, don’t run, across the street. •Teach children to make eye contact with drivers before crossing in front of them. •Always walk on sidewalks or paths. If there are no sidewalks, walk facing traffic as far to the left as possible. Children should walk on direct routes with the fewest street crossings. •Watch for cars that are turning or backing up. Teach children to never dart out into the street or cross between parked cars. Trick or Treat With an Adult •Children under the age of 12 should not be alone at night without adult supervision. If kids are mature enough to be out without supervision, they should stick to familiar areas that are well lit and trick-or-treat in groups. Keep Costumes Both Creative and Safe •Decorate costumes and bags with reflective tape or stickers and, if possible, choose light colors. •Choose face paint and makeup whenever possible instead of masks, which can obstruct a child’s vision. •Have kids carry glow sticks or flashlights to help them see and be seen by drivers. •When selecting a costume, make sure it is the right size to prevent trips and falls. •WE DO NOT RECOMMEND ADULT CLOWN COSTUMES IN PUBLIC PLACES. Drive Extra Safely on Halloween •Slow down and be especially alert in residential neighborhoods. Children are excited on Halloween and may move in unpredictable ways. •Take extra time to look for kids at intersections, on medians and on curbs. •Enter and exit driveways and alleys slowly and carefully. •Eliminate any distractions inside your car so you can concentrate on the road and your surroundings. •Drive slowly, anticipate heavy pedestrian traffic and turn your headlights on earlier in the day to spot children from greater distances.

The department had a very special visitor today. Alexandria native, the newly crowned Miss Louisiana 2019 Victoria Paul stopped by to thank our officers and civilian staff. She even brought cookies for us (which were delicious). Thank you taking the time out of your busy schedule to hang out with us and more importantly thank you for supporting the men and women of law enforcement. You are an excellent representative of our state and we wish you the best of luck as you go forward (we think Miss USA is in your future). #Alexandriapride #Rolemodel

Another day to recognize those officers who have demonstrated dedication and selfless service to the citizens of Alexandria. Congratulations to the newly promoted Cpl Ryan Collins, Cpl Jeremy Moreau, and Cpl Shelton (not pictured). It’s always a good day when we get to celebrate the career progression of our officers #Promotionday #APDproud

Missing Person - Marsha Lonix APD is requesting the public's assistance in locating Marsha Lynn Lonix, 56 years of age, 5’5”, 160lbs. She was last seen on October 19th, 2018. She was reported missing by family. Ms. Lonix is known to be in the area of Bolton Ave. and the Downtown Alexandria area. If you see Mrs. Lonix or have knowledge of her whereabouts, please contact the Alexandria Police Department Detective Division at (318) 441-6416, or after hours contact the Alexandria Police Departments Communications Center at (318) 449-5099.

Chief King was honored to be the keynote speaker at the 2018 Students Against Bullying program at W.O. Hall Elementary, where he talked about positive life choices and that everyone can achieve their goals and dreams. Sgt. Kenneth Joseph, from the Community Policing Unit also spoke with the students about the effects of bullying and how to make a positive impact in each other’s lives. During the program Ms. Jennifer Jackson, the Assistant Supervisor of Education for the Federal Bureau of Prisons read an original poem and performed a dance emphasizing that everyone is beautiful and that bullying hurts in ways that may not be seen. This program was a great success and it is all because of educators like Coach Cedric Williams, Principal Emmett Jefferson Jr., and Asst. Principal Pamela Walker, who dedicate themselves every day to provide the best for the future of not only our city but this state and nation. #Antibullying #Futureleaders

Congratulations to Retired Lieutenant Ryder! Today, Chief King presented Retired Lieutenant Chris Ryder with a plaque in honor of his service. Lt. Ryder attended the 33rd class of the Alexandria Regional Police Academy and joined APD in 1993. He retired after 25 years on July 29. During his career, he worked in the Patrol Division and Detective Division, and worked as both a motorcycle officer and DWI officer in the Traffic Division. He was also one of APD's few mounted patrol officers in the 1990s. He was promoted to Sergeant and worked as a supervisor in Patrol and Detectives. He was then promoted to Lieutenant in Internal Affairs until his retirement. Lieutenant Ryder was a second generation cop, and is proud of his career. His wife and son were with him as he accepted his award, along with Lieutenant Beebe and Commissioner Bates. Again, congratulations on your retirement, Lt. Ryder!

October 27, 2018 is National Prescription Drug Take Back Day. Bring your unused or expired prescriptions to APD to dispose of them. PILLS ONLY, NO LIQUIDS. 10 am - 2 pm Alexandria Public Safety Complex 1000 Bolton Avenue

Congratulations to these Communications Officers from across Cenla (including 5 of our own) who completed a Crisis Intervention Training course designed specifically for them. This training will improve our Communications Officers ability to help those individuals experiencing a mental health crisis when they call for assistance. In addition, they will be able to provide critical information to the officers responding to these incidents so that they can work to deescalate the situation and provide the greatest service to the community. Our Communications Officers are the lifeline for our officers and the citizens. They are essential for our department and we could not function without them. #Communicationspride #Oneteam

Male Found in River Identified (Update 10/18 @ 9:45 am): The male who was found in the Red River on Sunday has been identified as Johnny Daniel, 56, of Pineville. As yet, there have been no outward signs of foul play, but we will continue the investigation into the events leading to his death. The identity of the woman whose body was found on Tuesday remains officially unconfirmed. (Initial Release 10/14 @ 2:39 pm): APD is currently investigating a report of a possible attempted suicide of a woman in the Red River. Rapides Parish Sheriff's Office, Alexandria Fire Department and Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries are assisting. The search has been extensive and involved all available resources, including sonar, search and rescue dogs, etc. During the search, approximately a mile down river, near Willow Glen Road, and inside the city limits, the body of a male subject was found. He appears to be an elderly, white male. As yet, there are no indications that his body is related to the initial report. More details will follow as these investigations continue.

Update (10/16 @ 4:00 pm): At approximately 3:00 pm, the agencies searching the Red River located a body in the river, about 500 yards south of the Purple Heart Bridge. The deceased woman is believed to be the female who reportedly jumped from the Jackson Street Bridge early Sunday morning. The search of the river began Sunday morning and continued from dusk to dawn through this afternoon. APD would like to thank Rapides Parish Sheriff's Office and Sheriff William Earl Hilton, Grant Parish Sheriff's Office and Sheriff Steven McCain, and Natchitoches Parish Sheriff's Office and Sheriff Victor Jones, as well as their respective deputies for all of the assistance they provided with manpower, boats and search equipment. In addition, we thank the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries and the Alexandria Fire Department for sending personnel and equipment and helping search for the last three days. Several APD officers also brought their own boats and equipment to the river to help with the search, and their support is appreciated as well. The identity of the body recovered today is not being released at this time, and the investigation will continue into the events leading to her death. The identity of the male body recovered on Sunday is also not yet confirmed.

Update (10/16 @ 12:50 pm): Ms. Lockey has not been located. Please continue to share this information until she is found. If you have any information, please call APD Detectives at 318-441-6416 or after hours call Dispatch at 318-449-5099.

APD is working several crashes on different areas of MacArthur Drive. The worst congestion right now is in the area of North MacArthur, between Bayou Rapides and Hwy 1. DRIVE SLOWLY AND CAREFULLY! Please use cautions on wet roads and avoid MacArthur Drive if possible.

Burglary Detectives Catch Suspect Wanted for Multiple Break-Ins Detectives with the Alexandria Police Department Property Crimes Unit came in to work at midnight last night to conduct burglary patrol in targeted neighborhoods. These targeted areas have seen recent spikes in both vehicle and residential burglaries, including the Garden District area of Elliott and Marye Streets, and the Wilshire Park neighborhood off Jackson Street. At around 5:00 am, in the 2700 block of Elliott Street, Detectives saw and recognized a suspect for whom they had recently obtained arrest warrants. The suspect, Kendrick Chaney, had been identified based on video surveillance and physical evidence from multiple prior burglaries. Detectives stopped and contacted Chaney, who was carrying a unique backpack that he was carrying in multiple prior burglaries. Chaney was placed under arrest and was transported to the Rapides Parish Detention Center, where he was booked. Chaney was charged with three counts of Simple Burglary of an Inhabited Dwelling, and one for Simple Burglary of a Vehicle. The homes Chaney was linked to were located in the 1200 block of Lancaster Drive, the 3300 block of Elliott Street and the 300 block of 23rd Street, and the vehicle was located in the 1200 block of Lancaster Drive. It is unknown how many other break-ins Chaney may have been involved in. We want to thank the residents of both neighborhoods who provided video to police and who helped in obtaining other physical evidence. We encourage residents to contact us if you have video or photos of criminal activity, or even suspicious activity, around your home. Building a library of these images can help us link cases and suspects together. Finally, thank you to Detective Rodney and Detective Billingsly for working the cases and catching the suspect. Great job! Kendrick Dion Chaney, 8/30/1982 2422 Paris Street, Alexandria

APD Officer Charged with Assault On October 14, the Alexandria Police Department received a report of a disturbance involving an off-duty Alexandria police officer. The complainant reported that the off-duty officer, identified as Corporal Ronnie Stevens, had caused a disturbance by yelling and cursing, and had made verbal threats toward another person with the complainant. This incident took place at around 4:40 pm, and the report was made around 5:00 pm at APD Headquarters. Later the same day, at around 10:45 pm, APD received a second complaint about Corporal Stevens. The complainant reported that earlier, Stevens had confronted her and cursed at her in front of her children. In response to these complaints, Corporal Stevens was placed on administrative leave, pending an investigation. On October 15, based on the evidence presented, APD Detectives obtained a warrant for Stevens’ arrest for Simple Assault. Officers contacted Stevens at around 3:00 pm, at which time they took Stevens into custody without incident. Stevens was then transported to the Rapides Parish Detention Center and booked. “It is not a pleasant thing to see one of your own officers arrested,” said Chief Jerrod King, “However, we have to take the bad with the good. If we’re going to be the best police department we can be—the agency that Alexandria deserves—then we have to be as open about our mistakes as we are about our triumphs. We want the public to continue to have faith in our department, and in order to do that, we have to be transparent. “This incident does not reflect on the vast majority of the exemplary work that is done by the Alexandria Police Department. When a mistake is made, we have to own it.” In addition to the criminal investigation, an investigation into this officer’s conduct will be handled through normal disciplinary proceedings. Ronnie W. Stevens, Jr. 37 years old 1 count Simple Assault

Patrol Shift Catches Armed Robbery Suspect On October 13, at around 10:30 pm, APD officers responded to a report of a robbery in the 2000 block of Albert Street. While officers were en route to the scene, the suspect, who was reportedly armed with a handgun, fled the area on foot. One responding officer saw a man fitting the suspect's description a few blocks away on Culver Street. The officer turned to pursue while radioing for backup, at which point the man saw him and ran away from him. Other officers quickly arrived on scene and the man was located hiding under some brush near Culver Street and Barrister Street. The suspect, later identified as Aljamar Henderson, was taken into custody, and as he was picked up off the ground, officers found he was lying on a handgun. Henderson was transported to APD Headquarters, and the detective-on-call responded to interview him. Following his interview, Henderson was charged with Armed Robbery and Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon. He was transported to the Rapides Parish Detention Center and booked. We want to recognize Patrol Shift Alpha for a terrific job responding to this crime, particularly Corporal T. Winslow, Officer E. Rachal, and Detective C. Jeansonne. The officers responded quickly while still remaining vigilant and aware of the suspect's description, allowing the officer to spot the suspect on Culver Street. Following that, the communication and combined response allowed the shift to take Henderson into custody safely. Finally, the Detective Jeansonne's investigation and follow-up led to returning the victim's property and obtaining evidence for prosecution. Great job, A-Shift and Detectives!

Beginning shortly after daybreak, we have continued the search from yesterday of the Red River. The initial report indicated that a woman may have jumped from the Jackson Street Bridge early yesterday morning. As we released yesterday, a male body was found down river, however as yet it appears unrelated to the first report. The male is not yet identified. We want to thank the Alexandria Fire Department, Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, Rapides Parish Sheriff's Office, Grant Parish Sheriff's Office and Natchitoches Parish Sheriff's Office for their help with these investigations. All of these agencies have sent personnel, boats and other equipment so that a complete search of the river could be conducted, and we could not do this without their help. The search will continue and we will provide more details as they are available.

‪Update (10/16 @ 12:50 pm): Ms. Lockey has not been located. Please continue to share this information until she is found. If you have any information, please call APD Detectives at 318-441-6416 or after hours call Dispatch at 318-449-5099. Update (4:05pm): Libbie was last seen at her home in Pineville at 2:00 am, not at the Hotel Bentley. We apologize for the error. We are asking for the public’s assistance in looking for Elizabeth “Libbie” Lockey. She is 52, approx 5’5”, 110 lbs. Unknown clothing. She was last seen at 2:00 this morning at the Hotel Bentley and she last sent a text message around 5:00 am. She may be in some mental distress.‬

‪Update (10/16 @ 4:00 pm): At approximately 3:00 pm, the agencies searching the Red River located a body in the river, about 500 yards south of the Purple Heart Bridge. The deceased woman is believed to be the female who reportedly jumped from the Jackson Street Bridge early Sunday morning. The search of the river began Sunday morning and continued from dusk to dawn through this afternoon. APD would like to thank Rapides Parish Sheriff's Office and Sheriff William Earl Hilton, Grant Parish Sheriff's Office and Sheriff Steven McCain, and Natchitoches Parish Sheriff's Office and Sheriff Victor Jones, as well as their respective deputies for all of the assistance they provided with manpower, boats and search equipment. In addition, we thank the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries and Alexandria Fire Department for sending personnel and equipment and helping search for the last three days. Several APD officers also brought their own boats and equipment to the river to help with the search, and their support is appreciated as well. The identity of the body recovered today is not being released at this time, and the investigation will continue into the events leading to her death. The identity of the male body recovered on Sunday is also not yet confirmed. (Initial Release 10/14 @ 2:39 pm): APD is currently investigating a report of a possible attempted suicide of a woman in the Red River. Rapides Parish Sheriff's Office, Alexandria Fire Department and Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries are assisting. The search has been extensive and involved all available resources, including sonar, search and rescue dogs, etc. During the search, approximately a mile down river, near Willow Glen Road, and inside the city limits, the body of a male subject was found. He appears to be an elderly, white male. As yet, there are no indications that his body is related to the initial report. More details will follow as these investigations continue.

Domestic Abuse Safety Plan Video October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month; for our second YouTube video, we're discussing safety plans. If you are, or someone you know is, a victim of domestic abuse, watch this video for some tips on creating a safety plan. APD will be posting videos and other information throughout the month of October to educate and inform people about domestic violence. APD's Victim's Advocate, Beth Ponthier, and the Family Justice Center of Central Louisiana's Director, Preston Mansour, provide tips and information on safety plans. https://youtu.be/fJ-Jya4mMOw

Stolen TVs, Counterfeit Money, 2 Drug Arrests Made. Cocaine, heroin, methamphetamine, crack, marijuana, ecstasy, pills seized. On October 11, at around 8 am, APD officers responded to Walmart on Coliseum Blvd in reference to a report of counterfeit money being used. According to the initial report, at around 3 am the same day, a male subject purchased two TVs using approximately $1,900 in counterfeit bills. The suspect then left with the two stolen TVs. At around 2:15 pm, APD was called back to the scene to a report that a subject, later identified as Brandon Allen, was in the store attempting to return the TVs for a refund. The first responding officer arrived on scene and contacted the employees. As the officer approached Allen, Allen saw him and began walking quickly away in an attempt to flee. The officer moved to seize Allen's arm and keep him from leaving when Allen swung at the officer, attempting to hit him. During the ensuing struggle, the officer used his Taser and was able to bring Allen under control and place him in handcuffs. Another responding officer was informed that there was a second male who had been inside the store with Allen attempting to return the TVs, who had left the store while Allen was being arrested. The subject was located in the parking lot and identified as Jerome Hobbs. During the investigation, Hobbs was found to be in possession of suspected marijuana, methamphetamine, cocaine, ecstasy and prescription pills. After Hobbs was arrested, the investigation continued to the vehicle the he and Allen were in, and narcotics detectives were able to obtain a search warrant for the car, which belonged to Allen. Upon executing the search warrant, detectives found suspected crack cocaine, powder cocaine, heroin, ecstasy and prescription pills. Brandon Allen was charged with Theft-$1,000-5,000, Resisting an Officer, 2 counts of Monetary Instrument Abuse (Counterfeit Money), 2 counts of Possession of CDS I, 2 counts of Possession of CDS II, and 1 count of Possession of CDS I with Intent to Distribute. Jerome Hobbs was charged with Possession of CDS I-Marijuana, Possession of CDS I with Intent to Distribute, Possession of CDS IV, and 3 counts of Possession of CDS II. Hobbs was also booked on outstanding warrants for Probation Violation and Failure to Pay a Fine. Both were booked into the Rapides Parish Detention Center.

Crime Reports - Week of October 11 Drug Arrests Made at Bolton Community Center http://alexandrialapolice.org/content/drug-arrests-made-bolton-community-center Woman Charged with Multiple Burglaries http://alexandrialapolice.org/content/woman-charged-multiple-burglaries Woman Charged for Stealing Co-Worker's Purse http://alexandrialapolice.org/content/woman-charged-stealing-co-workers-purse Shoplifter Arrested with Drugs http://alexandrialapolice.org/content/shoplifter-arrested-drugs Man Charged with Multiple Burglaries in Lower Third Area http://alexandrialapolice.org/content/man-charged-multiple-burglaries-lower-third-area Vehicle Burglar Caught by Observant Employee http://alexandrialapolice.org/content/vehicle-burglar-caught-observant-employee