Eunice police arrested a suspect Monday in the Easter burglaries for at least four Bengal Village apartments.
Records indicate offices went to the privately owned and managed LSU Eunice student housing after a complaint and discovered the burglaries had happened while students were asleep, evidently sound asleep.
Upon further investigation officers found a witness that allegedly observed someone climbing out of an apartment at 3:30 a.m. Sunday and it wasn’t the Easter bunny. The witness alleged it was Demarco Chambers.
A family that had lived in their South 4th Street home a week lost it and most of their belongings in an early Easter morning fire.
Eunice Fire Department officials said that at 1:21 a.m. on Easter Sunday, trucks were dispatched to a house fire at 531 S. 4th.
Fire personnel arriving reported the house fully ablaze from a fire that appeared to have started in the carport.
The Rotary Club of Eunice’s Wednesday luncheon at St. Thomas More resembled a Thanksgiving dinner as local businesses gave thanks to area administrative professionals and honored the administrative professional of the year, Connie Gardner.
The nomination for Gardner came as a result of a letter written by Shirley Vige, Jr., Frank Tujague and Dominique Noel of Vige, Tujague and Noel Certified Public Accountants.
Tuesday, April 22
0801 Damage to property reported in the 100 block of East Maple Avenue.
0817 Theft reported in the 100 block of University Place; stolen trash can.
1322 Theft reported in the 600 block of North 11th Street.
1330 Warrant check initiated in the 500 block of Lewis Street; resulted in arrest.
1748 Shoplifting reported in the 1800 block of West Laurel.
1815 Warrant check initiated in the 200 block of Childs Street; resulted in arrest.
Hermandus Dashanski Semien, 20, 720 Young Street, Ville Platte; Criminal damage to property, simple burglary.
Charles Ray Anderson, 33, 560 Lewis Street; Distribution of schedule two drugs, violation of CDS in drug free zone.
Peter Miller, 51, 1426 Amazon Street; Speeding, driving under suspension, no proof of insurance.
Monday, April 21
0635 Theft reported in the 600 block of North 11th Street.
0921 Theft reported in the 400 block of South 6th Street.
1116 Theft reported at Bengal Village; resulted in arrest.
1122 Theft reported at Bengal Village; resulted in arrest.
1126 Theft reported at Burger King; resulted in arrest.
1456 Suspicious person reported at West Vine and 2nd Street; resulted in arrest.
Clinton James Knott, age 23, 1412 Hwy. 741, Arnaudville, LA, simple burglary, theft of goods.
Talya Rae Fruge, age 33, 1121 College Rd., Eunice, La, malfeasance in office.
Jade Simone Weaver, age 27, 2412 Hwy. 95, Eunice, LA, malfeasance in office.
Keith Brian Lanclos, age 41, 1649 Little Teche Rd., Port Barre, LA, 2 counts of monetary instrument abuse, hold for deputies.
The Mamou Police Department reported seven recent bookings into the town jail.
Arrested were the following persons:
•Zackery Ellison, 30, 309 Elm St., Mamou, was charged April 15, with theft of utilities. Ellison bonded out of jail the same day.
•Alex Joseph Granger, 17, 1920 Ball Park Road, Mamou, was charged April 16, with loud music. Granger bonded out off jail the same day.
•Page Boeing, 1743 Diana Gail Ave., Basile, was charged April 17, with theft and possession of Lyrica. Boeing was transferred to the parish jail.
The Evangeline Parish Sheriff’s Office reported 10 recent bookings into the parish jail.
Arrested were the following persons:
•Eric Lander, 27, White Oak Road, Washington, was charged April 10, with home invasion, theft, aggravated flight, aggravated assault on an officer, no driver’s license and possession of cocaine. Lander was being held on a $20,000 bond at press time.