Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office

On Feb. 6 at about 1:45 p.m., the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office Safe School Deputy at Barbe High School received information from school officials in reference to a student that may be in possession of a firearm, the department said in a release.

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On Jan. 21 at about 11:00 p.m., the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to the train tracks on Highway 3256 in Lake Charles regarding a pedestrian/train accident, according to a release from the department.

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Photo: Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office

Detectives with the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office are attempting to identify the woman seen in this photograph who they say is responsible for using counterfeit money at a store on Highway 14 in Lake Charles.

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Kenion M. Boutte | Photo: Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office

On Nov. 22 at about 12:00 a.m., the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies conducted a stop on a car near the intersection of 11th Street and 4th Avenue in Lake Charles for a traffic violation, the sheriff's office said in a release.

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All of the suspects involved in a shooting at a motel on Highway 90 in Lake Charles are now in custody, the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office announced in a statement Oct. 30.

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Luke J. Daigle | Photo: Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office

On Jan. 24, the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office received a complaint that Luke J. Daigle, 51, of Sulphur, had inappropriate sexual contact with a family acquaintance, the department said in a news release.

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Otis R. Jackson

In July, the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office received a complaint regarding a convicted sex offender, Otis R. Jackson, 49, of Westlake, inappropriately touching a 12 year old girl, who was a family member.

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Vernon S. Benoit

On August 15, Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office detectives arrested former teacher, Vernon S. Benoit, 46, of Welsh, after a four month long investigation revealed he was videoing female students at high school football games, inside the mall, and in his classroom where he taught at a local high school in Calcasieu Parish.

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Boyd “Lurch” Hagood
Ashlyn Brown

On August 2, around 1:30 p.m., the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to an open field near the area of Creek Road and Bud Bennet Road in Starks in reference to an unknown deceased man with apparent trauma to his body, later identified as Dustin Hammons of Houston, TX.

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Rebecca L. Cole was charged with animal cruelty.

On August 10, 2016, the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office Animal Cruelty detective was contacted by Calcasieu Parish Animal Services (CPAS) in reference to Rebecca L. Cole, 56, of Sulphur, allegedly hoarding and collecting animals inside her home.

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