CPSO releases results of DWI and seatbelt checkpoint
On Thursday, September 25, 2014, the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Officeconducted a DWI and seatbelt checkpoint at 800 Block of Topsy Road, Lake Charles to target individuals driving under the influence of alcohol and/or narcotics, as well as, people who are not wearing their seatbelt.
Four hundred ten (410) vehicles were checked; three (3) field sobriety tests were administered but there were no arrests for DWI.
Robert J. Williams, 21, 17431 Hwy 171, Ragley, was arrested for possession of marijuana and no seat belt. Williams was issued a signed summons and released.
Jonathan L. Potter, 36, 260 Sand Pit Road, LeBlanc was arrested for operating a vehicle while under suspension for prior DWI and no seatbelt. Potter was issued a summons and released.
Robert P. Wilkinson, 65, 2615 Rushmore Drive, Lake Charles, attempted to drive through the checkpoint. After he was stopped, Wilkinson was asked to exit the vehicle because of his erratic behavior. After K-9 alerted on the vehicle, deputies recovered marijuana inside the vehicle. He was charged with possession of marijuana and also found to have an active warrant for contempt of court for illegal carry of weapons; and possession with intent to distribute marijuana. He was arrested and booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center for contempt of court. Bond has not yet been set.
Participating in the checkpoint were Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office and the Lake Charles City Police.
CPSO arrests two for simple burglary and theft of firearm
On September 24, while investigating a vehicle burglary and theft of a firearm, Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office detectives questioned Jacob T Hooper, 17, 1646 Pecan Street, and Kayne M. Halloran, 19, 200 W. Weber Circle, both of Moss Bluff.
Detectives were able to recover the stolen firearm along with other property belonging to other victims. Through the course of the investigation it was also learned that Hooper and Halloran vandalized other property in the Moss Bluff area with spray paint and damaged numerous campaign signs.
Both Hooper and Halloran were arrested and booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center on September 24 and charged with burglary; and theft of a firearm.
The investigation is ongoing and more charges may follow.
CPSO Detective Jacob Cauvin is the lead investigator on this case.
CPSO arrests Lake Charles man for theft
On September 17, 2014, the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office was called to investigate a theft of two torque wrenches from a local business. The owner of the business informed the deputies when he noticed the wrenches were missing he went around to some local pawn shops to see if they had been pawned. An employee at one of the pawn shops gave a description of an employee of the business owner, John G Willis, 37, 805 Topsy Rd., Lot 115, Lake Charles, as trying to sell the wrenches to him. When questioned by deputies Willis stated he took the wrenches to the pawn shop but they would not buy them so he sold them to a man in the parking lot of the pawn shop for $80. The value of the two torque wrenches is approximately $1,050.
On September 24, Willis was arrested and booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center and charged with theft $500 to $1,500.