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Lake Charles woman arrested for leaving three young children in hot car at mall

On July 25, 2014, around 2:30 p.m., Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies responded in reference to a report of three young children, a 5 year old, a 2 year old and an 11 month old, left unattended inside a car with the engine turned off and the windows rolled up in the parking lot of the Prien Lake Mall.

Upon arrival, deputies discovered the mother of the three children, Faith D. LaFleur, 26, Lake Charles, left her children, two of which were strapped in their child seats while one was unsecured playing with the keys in the ignition, unattended inside the car while she was shopping in the mall.

During the investigation, it was learned the estimated temperature in the car was approximately 130 degrees. Acadian Ambulance was called to exam the children and found the children to be sweaty, dirty and hungry.

LaFleur was arrested and transported to the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office. When questioned by detectives, LaFleur confirmed she left the three children unattended in the car for over an hour.

LaFleur was booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center and charged with 3 counts of cruelty to a juvenile.

Judge Clayton Davis set her bond at $100,000.

The Department of Child and Family Services are investigating this complaint as well, and have placed the children with family members.

CPSO Deputy Donald Shillow was the arresting deputy and Detective Brittney Jones is the lead investigator on this case.

Calcaiseu Parish Sheriff's Office arrests Sulphur woman for burglary and theft

On July 7, 2014, at approximately 8:30 a.m., Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies were dispatched to a mobile home in Sulphur regarding a burglary.

Upon arrival, deputies spoke with the victim who advised when she returned home, she discovered her home had been burglarized and several items including air conditioner units, flat screen televisions, jewelry, gaming console, DVDs and laptop computer, valued at over $1,500, were stolen.

After further investigation, detectives conducted a search at the home of Nicole I. Broussard, 30, 2010 Patton Street, Lot # 62, Sulphur, and recovered the victim’s stolen air conditioner units and DVDs and also discovered a bag containing methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia inside Broussard’s mobile home.

Detectives also recovered the victim’s stolen laptop, gaming console, and a flat screen television from a local pawn shop.

Broussard was arrested on July 31 and booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center and charged with simple burglary of an inhabited dwelling; theft over $1,500; possession of stolen things; possession of CDS II (methamphetamine); and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Judge Robert Wyatt set her bond at $21,000.

The recovered items were returned to the victim.

CPSO Detective Glenn Lowery is the lead investigator on this case.

Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office arrests man for fourth DWI

On July 29, 2014, at approximately 10:35 p.m., Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies conducted a traffic stop on a car near the intersection of Highway 171 and Parish Road in Moss Bluff for a traffic violation.

When deputies approached the car and spoke with the driver, Christopher J. Daniels, 24, 511 Gateway Drive, Moss Bluff, they detected a strong odor of alcohol emitting from his breath. Daniels advised deputies that he had been drinking prior to driving. Deputies found an open Styrofoam cup containing hard alcohol in the center console and also discovered Daniels was driving while under suspension for a prior DWI conviction.

After Daniels performed poorly on a standard field sobriety test, he was arrested and transferred to the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office, where he submitted to a breath intoxilyzer test, which concluded he was over the limit.

Daniels, who has 3 prior DWI arrests since 2011, was charged with DWI 4th; driving under suspension for prior DWI; and Open Container.

His bond is still pending.

CPSO Deputy Sr. Cpl. Bryan Guth was the arresting deputy on this case.

Vinton DWI checkpoint results

On Friday, July 25, 2014, the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office conducted a DWI and seatbelt checkpoint at the 1700 block of Highway 90, Vinton, to target individuals driving under the influence of alcohol and/or narcotics, as well as, people who are not wearing their seatbelt.

One-hundred and eighty-one (181) vehicles were checked; three (3) field sobriety tests were administered; seven (7) citations were issued for no seatbelt in use and there were no arrests for DWI.

Participating in the checkpoint were the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office and Lake Charles City Police.

Moss Bluff man arrested in connection with drive by shooting

On July 27, around 4:30 a.m., Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies responded in reference to a report of shots fired at a home on E. Prien Lake Road in Lake Charles.

Upon arrival, deputies discovered while the homeowner and his family were sleeping, they heard numerous gun shots being fired at their home. Deputies also discovered a witness was able to get a detailed description, including the license plate, of a black truck that was seen fleeing the area when the shots were fired.

After running the license plate number through NCIC, deputies quickly located the owner of the truck, Donald J. Ellis, Jr., 23, 1349 John Belle Road, Moss Bluff, at his home where they also located the black truck observed fleeing the area of the shooting.

After further investigation, Ellis was arrested in connection with the drive by shooting and booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center and charged with assault by drive by shooting; and aggravated criminal damage to property.

Judge Clayton Davis set his bond at $550,000.

CPSO Detective Casey Lafargue is the lead investigator on this case.

Lake Charles woman arrested for child desertion

On July 25, 2014, around 12:40 a.m., Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies responded in reference to a report of two young children, a 7 year old and a 5 year old, left unattended inside an SUV with the windows left down and the SUV not running, in the parking lot of a Lake Charles store.

Upon arrival, deputies located the mother of the two children, Princess Marks, 25, 2241 E. Prien Lake Road, Lake Charles, who confirmed she left the children unattended inside the SUV while she performed oral sex on her boyfriend in his vehicle, which was also in the parking lot of the store. Marks also advised deputies that she was unable to see the children or her SUV from her boyfriend’s vehicle.

Marks was arrested and booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center, charged with child desertion and released on a $5,000 bond set by Judge Clayton Davis.

The children were placed with family members.

CPSO Cpl. Travis Mier was the arresting deputy on this case.

On June 13, Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies were dispatched to a home in Lake Charles regarding a burglary. Upon arrival, deputies spoke with the victim who advised when he returned home, he discovered his shop had been burglarized and several items including several firearms and power tools, valued at over $1,000, were stolen. The victim also advised deputies that he had recently allowed Shannon E. Primeaux, 41, Lake Charles, to stay in his shop due to him being homeless.

During the investigation, detectives discovered two of the stolen power tools were pawned by Primeaux at a local pawn shop. They were recovered by detectives and returned to the victim.

Primeaux was arrested on July 22 and booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center and charged with simple burglary; and theft $500-$1,500. Judge Clayton Davis set his bond at $4,000.

Two arrested for theft

On June 30, 2014, CPSO deputies were dispatched to a home in Iowa regarding a burglary. Upon arrival deputies discovered a storage room of the home had been burglarized and several items including power tools and a set of golf clubs, valued at over $1,000, were stolen. Deputies also discovered the victim had recently allowed nearby neighbor, Shane P. Granger, 7242 Mark Lebleu Road, Iowa, into the storage room to retrieve a chain to assist in getting Granger’s truck out of a ditch.

During further investigation, detectives executed a search warrant at Granger’s home and recovered the victim’s stolen golf clubs which they returned to the victim.

On July 22, Granger, who was already incarcerated in the Calcasieu Correctional Center on unrelated charges, was re-arrested and charged with simple burglary; and theft $500-$1,500. Judge Clayton Davis set his bond at $4,000.

CPSO Detective Roy Pesson is the lead investigator on both cases.

Lake Charles arrested for cruelty to the infirmed

On July 25, 204, at approximately 3:40 p.m., Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies were dispatched to a Lake Charles home regarding the welfare of an elderly woman.

Upon arrival, deputies discovered family member and care taker, Jessica T. Malveaux, 40, Lake Charles, has not been feeding nor bathing the elderly victim adequately, removed the victim’s phone and remote 911 emergency button, and left her inside the house without air conditioning. Deputies also discovered Malveaux recently stole the victim’s prescription medication.

Malveaux was arrested and booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center and charged with cruelty to the infirmed; and theft under $500.

Judge Clayton Davis set her bond at $51,000.

CPSO Sr. Cpl. Joshua Bazinet is the arresting deputy on this case.