Abbeville Police Department

  • Agency: Abbeville Police Department
  • Address: 304 Charity St., Abbeville, 70510 LA
  • Chief: Drew David (Chief of Police)
Phone: 337.893.2511
Fax: 337.893.5253
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Abbeville Police Department is located at 304 Charity St., Abbeville, 70510 LA. The Chief of Police of the department is Drew David. The Abbeville Police Department phone number is 337.893.2511.

Abbeville Police Department News

RE: Attempted Armed Robbery On August 27, 2018, at approximately 12:31 P.M, Officers with the Abbeville Police Department responded to a local business located in the city limits of Abbeville in reference to a complaint of an Attempted Armed Robbery. Upon arrival, Officers spoke to the female victim who advised while performing cashier duties she was appoached by a dark complected white male subject with numerous identifiable tattoos who pretended to have a handgun while he demanded she open the cash register. When the victim refused to do so, she advised the man then walked around the counter to meet her where he produced a knife and once again demanded she open the register. This time, when she refused to open it once again, she said the man concealed his knife and left the store. During investigation, using the security video from the store and witness statements Officers were able to identify a suspect as Mr. Randy E. Weeks of Abbeville, LA. Now, with a positive identification, Officers, along with assiting VPSO Deputies were able to locate Mr. Weeks at his residence where he was taken into custody without incident. Mr. Weeks is currently being held on bond at the Vermilion Parish Correctional Center facing a charge of Attempted Armed Robbery. The Abbeville Police Department would like to thank the Vermilion Parish Sheriff's Office for their assistance in this investigation.

Press Release: On the afternoon of March 22, 2018, Officers with the Abbeville Police Department received information of a substantial amount of suspected high grade marijuana that was shipped to an address in the city limits of Abbeville through the U.S Postal Service. The package was located and seized. During the investigation, Officers learned of a second package, also containing high grade marijuana, scheduled for shipping on the following day to a different address located a short distance away from the first which was also located and seized. Continuing the investigation, Officers learned of a third package, also containing high grade marijuana, that was scheduled for shipping approximately three days later to another address near the same area of the previous two shipping destinations. Officers located and seized that package as well. So far during this investigation, Officers have seized a total of five pounds of suspected high grade marijuana, $1,380.00 cash and one 410/.45 caliber revolver leading to the arrest of Heath Ryan LeBlanc (8/21/1989) of Abbeville, LA. Chief Tony Hardy would like to commend the Abbeville Police Patrol Division, Detective Division and K-9 Division for their teamwork in this operation. This case will remain under investigation and more arrests are anticipated. Respectfully, Sgt. Ryan Boutte

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Due to today’s weather, we are experiencing flooding throughout the city. Police and City Workers are putting up barricades and blocking streets. PLEASE STAY OFF THE ROADWAY UNLESS IT IS ABSOLUTELY NECESSARY. DO NOT TRAVEL THROUGH HIGH WATERS. If you are caught traveling through high water and cause water to be forced into residences, businesses, or yards you will be cited.

***Update*** A citizen called in and advised that they saw the wheelchair in a local business. The wheelchair has now been located and returned to the child. Thank you for all your assistance. On January 6, 2018, officers of the Abbeville Police Department received a call of a lost "gate trainer" wheelchair. According to the complainant, the wheelchair was in the back of a van. The lift gate was accidentally left up, and the wheelchair fell out of the back of the van somewhere between Sucre Circle and Family Dollar on LA Hwy. 14 bypass sometime between 10:00a.m. and 10:30a.m.. The wheelchair is specifically designed for the complainants two year old son, who needs this wheelchair to walk. The Abbeville Police Department is asking for the public's assistance in locating this wheelchair so that it can be returned to the child. If anyone has seen this wheelchair, please contact the Abbeville Police Department. All callers may remain anonymous. A photo of the same make and model of the wheelchair is being attached to this post.

Huge thanks to everyone who came out to show support for our 2017 John "Dooley" Hardy Memorial Ceremony. Especially to the surrounding agencies that participated, Vermilion Parish Sheriff's Office, Abbeville City Marshal's Office, Erath Police Department, Maurice Police Department, Kaplan Police Department, Crowley Police Department and the Abbeville Fire Department.

The Abbeville Police Department congratulates Ptn. Aubrey Broussard and Ptn. Shawn Lastrapes (not photographed) for graduating the Acadiana Law Enforcement Training Academy. Pictured left to right are SPO Taylor Jones, Sgt. Leland Laseter, Ptn. Aubrey Broussard, Det. Trent Guidry, SPO Josh Hebert.

On the morning of November 16, 2017 Officers with the Abbeville Police Department located and arrested Keyshawn Henderson of Abbeville, LA. Mr. Henderson had been wanted since September, 2017 on charges of Possession with Intent to Distribute Marijuana, Possession of a Firearm in the presence of a Controlled Dangerous Substance and Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon. Officers were assisted by and would like to thank the Vermilion Parish Sheriff's Office as well as the Lafayette City Marshal's Office for their assistance in the apprehension of Mr. Henderson. Mr. Henderson is currently being held at the Vermilion Parish Correctional Center on the above listed charges as well as Resisting and Officer, Battery of a Police Officer and a Probation Violation.

Prayers for our Law Enforcement Family with Lafayette Police Department as well as the family of our fallen brother. Rest In Peace.

APD gives a HUGE thanks to Breaux's Auto Sales, LLC for providing Officers with a fantastic lunch. Your donation is greatly appreciated and again, thank you! Marcus Breaux

******NOTICE****** So far this morning the city of Abbeville has received two complaints of an electricity payment scam. An unknown person is apparently contacting individuals to inform that their electricity bill is past due and that in order to pay the person would have to obtain a pre-paid debit card in order to make a payment. Please be alert of this and take notice of when your actual bill is to be paid.

Congratulations to Tco. Jacob Hardy and Tco. Emily LeBlanc on successfully completing and graduating from the Acadiana Law Enforcement Training Academy!

Re: Counterfeit Money The Abbeville Police Department would like to thank the public for the concerns and interaction by sharing the previous Facebook post in regards to this investigation. Tre Amos is now in custody. On the afternoon of July 14, 2017, Mr. Amos arrived to the Abbeville Police Department to turn himself in. He was taken into custody without incident and booked into the Vermilion Parish Correctional Center. He is facing 3 counts of Monetary Instrument Abuse.

The Abbeville Police Department would like to thank the public as well as investigators with the Rayne Police Department and the St. Martin Parish Sheriff's Office for the tips and assistance in the investigation of the vehicle burglaries that occurred on July 4, 2017. With your help in this investigation we have been able to identify, locate and arrest Mr. Christopher Alexander of Lafayette, LA. After obtaining arrest warrants, Mr. Alexander was located in Lafayette, LA and taken into custody without incident. He faces charges of Simple Burglary (2 counts), Illegal Possession of Stolen Things and Unauthorized Use of an Access Card.

On July 4, 2017, at approximately 1:40 A.M Officers with the Abbeville Police Department Patrol Division responded to the area of S State St. and E Lafayette St. located within the city limits of Abbeville in reference to a complaint of a vehicle burglary. Upon investigating that incident, Officers discovered that an unknown person or persons made entry into a vehicle parked on a private lot by breaking a glass window and then stole a purse that was left inside the car. While investigating that vehicle burglary, Officers were approached by another person and learned of a second vehicle burglary that had occurred in that same parking lot. That victim also complained of a broken window on the vehicle with a purse stolen from the inside. Since then, Investigators have learned that one debit card had been used at a nearby gas station only minutes after the Officers responded to the complaints. Below are photos of a suspect and a suspect vehicle being an approximate 2004 Ford Taurus, silver in color and appears to have busted rear shocks due to the way the vehicle’s rear appears significantly lower than the front. Anyone with information that can assist this investigation is urged to contact the Abbeville Police Department at 337-893-2511.

On the night of 6/2/17, the Abbeville Police conducted a DWI Checkpoint on LA Hwy 14 Bypass between the hours of 9:00 PM and 03:00 AM. During the checkpoint, 508 vehicles were screened, with 9 drivers given a Standardized Field Sobriety Test. Of the 9 drivers, 1 was arrested for DWI. APD officers also wrote 15 additional citations for various traffic violations. Three subjects were arrested and booked on narcotics related offenses and one subject was arrested for Obstruction of a Passageway and Resisting an Officer. Information of Arrested Suspects: Jarrod Seiferman W/M, Age: 44 Verot School Road Youngsville, LA Charges: Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Possession of Schedule II Drugs with Intent to Distribute and Transactions involving Proceeds from Drugs Ashleigh L. Ray W/F, Age: 39 Verot School Road Youngsville, LA Charges: Possession of Schedule II Drugs (2 Counts) Michael T. Fontenot II W/M, Age: 25 W. Etienne Road Maurice, LA Charges: Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Possession of Schedule II Drugs Marcus Rizzuto W/M, Age: 42 Beverly Drive, Abbeville, LA Charge: DWI 1st Offense Andrei K. Lagergren B/M, Age: 34 No Physical Address Given Charges: Obstruction of a Passageway, Resisting an Officer The Abbeville Police Department would like to thank the Louisiana State Police for their assistance at the checkpoint as well as the citizen who provided food and drinks for the officers conducting the checkpoint, it was greatly appreciated.

On the afternoon of 2/7/17, a police officer with the Abbeville Police Department clocked a vehicle speeding on West Summers Drive in Abbeville. The officer proceeded to attempt to stop the vehicle which was described as a 2003 Infinity Sedan, silver in color. The suspect vehicle then fled away leading to a vehicle pursuit. The vehicle led officers through Abbeville where the suspect vehicle struck a Abbeville Fire Truck and sped away. The suspect vehicle then traveled northward on Hwy 82 to Woodlawn Road near Maurice. The vehicle continued to speed away westward when it turned south on Hwy 167, back towards Abbeville. The suspect vehicle struck a police unit as it was crossing the bridge on West Port Street. The vehicle traveled through a residential area where the pursuit ended when the suspect vehicle skid into a pasture area East of South John Hardy Drive and ended up in a large drainage ditch. The suspect then attempted to flee the area on foot and attempted to take an unoccupied police unit when he was apprehended by officers. The suspect, Rendrick Nunez of Abbeville was wanted by the Abbeville Police Department for a shooting which occurred at Live Oak Manor Apartments. Nunez was wanted for the charges of Attempted 2nd Degree Murder, Illegal Possession of Stolen Firearm, Illegal Carrying of Weapons and Obstruction of Justice. New charges stemming from the vehicle pursuit are: 3 counts of Hit and Run Aggravated Flight 3 Red Light Violations 13 Stop Sign Violations Reckless Operation of a Motor Vehicle Speeding Attempted Theft of a Motor Vehicle. Louisiana State Police, Vermilion Parish Sheriff's Office, Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Office, Abbeville City Marshal's Office and Maurice Police Department assisted.

Today the Abbeville Police Department Relay for Life Team collected OVER $6,000.00 at the change drive. A HUGE THANK YOU to all the motorist who contributed. The fight to find a cure continues. #cancercops

Abbeville Police Officers will be at the intersection of U.S HWY 167 @ LA HWY 14 between the hours of 10:00 A.M and 2:00 P.M accepting donations for the Relay for Life. Please use caution while on the roadways and any donation will be appreciated. Thanks!

January 12, 2017 Re: Update on Homicide Investigation On the night of 1/11/17, the Abbeville Police Department arrested Robert Crooms Jr., a suspect in connection to the homicide of Mr. Eric Stansbury, of Vidor, Texas, who was found murdered inside his vehicle on Oak Street in Abbeville on 10/25/16. Robert Crooms Jr. was apprehended in an abandoned residence on Fairmont Street in Abbeville. Crooms is currently incarcerated on the charges of Illegal Possession of Stolen Things, Possession with Intent to Distribute Schedule I Drugs, Possession of Schedule I Drugs, Possession of Schedule II Drugs (2 Counts) Possession of Schedule IV Drugs, Possession of CDS in a School Zone, Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon, Obstruction of Justice. Crooms was transported to the Vermilion Parish Correctional Center where he awaits bond, currently set at $196,500.00. The Abbeville Police Department, the FBI and other agencies are still investigating the homicide. More arrests and charges on individuals are anticipated.