Eunice Police Department

Eunice Police Department Please call 911 for emergencies! 337-457-2626 option 6 for dispatch. For media releases please contact Chief Randy Fontenot at 337-457-6595. City of Eunice, La site: www.eunice-la.com
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Operating as usual

10/10/2020

For immediate release
October 10, 2020

St. Landry Parish Curfew Extended to 5 PM Saturday
OPELOUSAS – Parish President Jessie Bellard has extended the parishwide curfew to 5 PM Saturday, October 10, due the large number of downed trees and powerlines on parish roads. He encourages all residents to stay off the roads so that crews can clear debris.

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VAN REED
St. Landry Parish Government
Director of Emergency Preparedness and Public Information Officer
PO Drawer 1550 | Opelousas, LA 70571-1550
337-351-2467
[email protected]

10/08/2020

City of Eunice

10/8/20 12:30PM Media Release
The City of Eunice is preparing for the impacts of Hurricane Delta, expected to make Landfall as a Category 2 Hurricane on the Southwest Louisiana coast, Friday, October 9, 2020. The current forecast indicates that the Hurricane will track Northeast from Landfall with the eye of the storm tracking between Kinder and Eunice. This current forecast places the City of Eunice on the Northeast quadrant of the hurricane, which is know to be the most damaging side of a hurricane. The effects of Hurricane Delta on Eunice, will likely be much different, (more damaging) than the effects of Hurricane Laura had on Eunice. In addition to Hurricane and Tropical Storm Warnings, the National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood warning. If you reside in a low lying area, prepare your residents and or evacuate ahead of the storm.
Extensive damage is possible, to homes, businesses, roads, and infrastructure to include electricity, gas, sewer, water, phone, internet etc. The City of Eunice encourages residents in and around the City of Eunice to prepare for this storm and the potential to be without power or other listed infrastructure above. Restoration of services once the storm passes may take days or even weeks depending upon the extent of the local infrastructure as well as the transmission lines that feed the local infrastructure. Residents who are concerned for their safety, or require electricity, gas, water sewer should consider evacuating away from the forecasted storm area. There is no shelter in the City of Eunice. The State of Louisiana is operating a limited space Mega Shelter in Alexandria. Call 211 for information on the State of Louisiana sheltering.
If your current residence is near trees or other structures, that may be easily blown over or pushed, consider evacuating or having a plan for self-rescue. Large trees, and or branches can do much damage when falling onto and into a structure and may even be life threatening. Emergency Response is limited and may not be possible once wind speeds enter the Tropical Force and Hurricane Force winds.
Please prepare your homes and businesses for strong winds. Consider securing trash cans, patio furniture, exterior doors, loose items and debris. Preventing these things from becoming airborne can help to prevent damage to neighboring buildings, streets and drainage.
If you are using a generator to provide power during a power outage, be sure to follow all manufactures guidance, never run the generator inside a building, carport or patio cover.
Following the storm, when safe to do so, the City of Eunice as well as other utility services will begin to assess the damage and determine how to resolve the issues. In advance, we ask for your patience and understanding.

City of Eunice
08/26/2020

City of Eunice

4AM update 08/26/2020

Hurricane #Laura Advisory 26: Laura Expected to Rapidly Strengthen to a Category 4 Hurricane. Forecast to Produce a Life-Threatening Storm Surge, Extreme Winds, and Flash Flooding Over Eastern Texas and Louisiana Later Today.

It should be mentioned Laura is now a large hurricane. Wind, storm surge and rainfall hazards will extend far from the center.

Do not use the cone graphic for any representation of these hazards, it is just for the center of uncertainty.

City of Eunice
08/26/2020

City of Eunice

Please share these Local storm preparation guidelines for the Eunice area.

—Before the storm:

If you are traveling locally, please stay off the evacuation routes, LA 13 headed north and US 190 headed east. Residents from the south and southwestern Parishes are evacuating and congesting the roadways. Lets help others get to their destination quicker by avoiding those highways.

Now is the time to check on your family, friends and neighbors and make sure they have a plan.

Take pictures and videos of your home, vehicles, property for any possible insurance claims.

Store away any items that are outdoors and that are not stationary.

If you live in a low lying area that is prone to flooding, please find somewhere to ride out the storm. We are expecting localized flooding along streams and bayous due to storm surge from the south combined with heavy rains.

Sandbag fill site location is at the northwest pavilion on Samuel Drive next to the St Edmund football field.

—After the storm:

In the event of an extended power outage, please limit the amount of wastewater being discharged/anything down your drains. Our city wastewater system is compiled of 20 lift stations that shuttle waste to our main processing plants. These stations will be out of use until power is restored. With no way to transfer waste, once all of the underground lines are filled, we will not be able to put anything else into the system.

Expect extended power outages and impassable roads.

Cellular communications and internet will most likely be down and out of service.

Water and natural gas services may be disrupted.

Call 911 for emergencies.

Tap on the picture to open. Please support out local businesses who always support us snd never deny when asked. SHOP LO...
08/14/2020
2020 Honor Our Heroes Sponsors

Tap on the picture to open. Please support out local businesses who always support us snd never deny when asked. SHOP LOCAL.

Eunice Law Enforcement Office of the Year Poll
08/10/2020
Eunice Law Enforcement Office of the Year Poll

Eunice Law Enforcement Office of the Year Poll

Thank You for participating in the Fourth Annual Honor Our Heroes Event, by voting in Eunice's "Law Enforcement Officer of the Year" Award for 2020.

07/04/2020

Eunice Police Department would like to thank you that Mary Rigmaiden was located and she is safe.

Again,
Thank you

Update: Eunice Police Department would like to thank you that Mary Rigmaiden was located and she is safe.Missing PersonE...
07/03/2020

Update: Eunice Police Department would like to thank you that Mary Rigmaiden was located and she is safe.

Missing Person

Eunice Police Department is asking for your assistance in locating a missing person. Officers responded to the 200 block of Acadia St. in reference to a missing person. On arrival of the officers it was learned that on or about June 30, 2020 Mary T Rigmaiden was last seen walking in the area of Acadia St. in Eunice, La. It was said that Mary was last seen wearing a purple shirt and a pair of black sweat pants. Mary is described to be a white female medium size in built with dark brown hair and brown eyes. Mary is described approximately as 5' 8" and weighing approximately 210 pounds. If you have any information or may possibly know of her whereabouts, please call the Eunice Police Department at (337)457-2626. All callers will remain anonymous.

A Long time Reserve Officer of the Eunice Police Department, Ofc. Malveaux will be missed by his fellow officers.  He ne...
02/21/2020
Obituary for Hubert Malveaux, Sr. at Owens-Thomas Funeral Home

A Long time Reserve Officer of the Eunice Police Department, Ofc. Malveaux will be missed by his fellow officers. He never said, "NO" to a call for service. He always volunteered before being asked. A true servant.

CHATAIGNIER-Funeral services for Mr. Hubert Malveaux, Sr., 77, will be held on Saturday, February 22, 2020, at 1100 A. M. with the visitation beginning at 800 A. M. at St. Joseph B. C. in Chataignier, LA. Burial will be in St. Joseph B. C. Cemetery. Rev. Matthew Alfred, Sr. will

02/20/2020
St Landry Crime Stoppers

St Landry Crime Stoppers

Det. Corina Schexneider of the Eunice Police Department returns to Crime Stoppers and needs your help in solving a rash of burglaries in the city of Eunice.

During the first week of February 2020, Eunice Police officers responded to homes located on Nile Street, North 7th Street, and West Dean St. for vehicle burglaries.

A 9mm Ruger LC9 handgun, personal identification cards, cash, wallets, and purses were stolen in the burglaries. Surveillance footage shows an unidentified suspect wearing a camouflage hoodie, black and white sweat pants, and red Nike tennis shoes. The footage also showed that the suspect was with an additional unknown subject. The vehicles were left unlocked and no signs of forced entry were seen.

Law enforcement once again reminds you to lock your vehicle and remove all valuables from plain sight. Your vehicle is not a safe and especially not a gun safe.

Anyone with information on this or any other crime is urged to call 948-TIPS or tip us online at stlandrycrimestoppers.com. All calls are anonymous and you could earn up to a $1,000 cash reward. Download our free P3 app on your mobile device and “Say it Here” to submit your anonymous tips. Be alert, be safe, and God bless you. On behalf of St. Landry Crime Stoppers, and Corina Schexneider, I am Deputy Chief Eddie Thibodeaux.

02/19/2020
Eunice Police Department Needs Your Help!

On February 17, 2020 Officer’s with the Eunice Police Department responded to Tropical carwash in reference to a theft of coins from the machine. Video surveillance shows a vehicle entering the carwash at approximately 3:55 A.M. on 02-16-2020 and the vehicle then pulled in at bay two near the coin box never washing the car.

Video surveillance shows an unknown subject exit the vehicle then walked to the coin box and suspect is seen removing the coin box and entered back into the vehicle a few seconds later.
The suspect was then caught on camera exiting the vehicle again, but this time suspect returns back to the coin machine to secure the box back. The vehicle was a midsize dark blue or black in color with an H letter in front indicating the vehicle could possibly be a Honda or Hyundai.
The Total amount of coins taken was approximately $200.00.

If anyone has any information, or could possibly help with locating the individual responsible please call (337)457-2626 all callers will remain anonymous.

On behalf of Chief Randy Fontenot, and Eunice Police Department God Bless.

Girl Scouts Troop 1016
02/02/2020

Girl Scouts Troop 1016

Thank you, Mr. Randy Fontenot, for giving us an insightful tour of the Eunice Police Department! We enjoyed it and are very thankful!

UPDATE!!!  As of this time, the North 8th Street Gas Evacuation has been lifted. Residents are asked upon returning to t...
01/23/2020

UPDATE!!! As of this time, the North 8th Street Gas Evacuation has been lifted. Residents are asked upon returning to their homes to check their pilot lights and reignite them. If there are any other issues please contact the Gas Department at 457-6505. Chief Randy Fontenot.

12/09/2019

Eunice, LA - According to Chief of Police Randy Fontenot a 17 year-old suspect was taken into custody by Lake Charles police for the charge of First Degree Murder and Aggravated Burglary. The arrest stems from the December 27, 2018 incident that claimed the life of Scott Daville of Eunice. An arrest warrant was obtained by Eunice Police Department after an important piece of evidence was obtained last week.
Scott was shot after he discovered someone inside of his vehicle before going to work. The suspect arrested is from the Lake Charles area and was 16 at the time of the crime. His identity is being withheld pending court proceedings.
Chief Fontenot and Sgt. Robert Brickley, Lead Investigator, thank the Daville family for their patience during this long investigation. Rather than rush to make an arrest, police needed to take their time in building a good solid foundation in this case.
“This murder hit our community hard and touched the lives of many people”, Chief Fontenot said. “It took nearly an entire year, but now the family may begin to have some closure.”
This case was featured on a St. Landry Parish Crime Stoppers segment and we thank St. Landry Crime Stoppers for their assistance. Thanks also go out to the Eunice City Marshals Office, Ville Platte Police Department, Evangeline Parish Sheriff's Office, Louisiana State Police, and Lake Charles Police Department for assistance during the investigation and apprehension of the suspect.
The Daville family has prepared the following statement:
“On behalf of the Daville family, we would like to thank the Eunice Police Department, the State Police, the Eunice City Marshall's Office, and law enforcement agencies in the surrounding areas for working diligently to seek justice for Scott Daville. Thank you to Sgt. Robert Brickley for never giving up, his passion for his profession, and his compassion for our family. It has been a long process, but we have been hopeful for justice. Thank you to our community for the kindness you have shown to
our family, and for the relentless prayers. We are forever thankful. Our God is faithful and just.”

12/05/2019
St Landry Crime Stoppers

St Landry Crime Stoppers

Holidayfire damage and home invasions are on the rise. Crime Stoppers, law enforcement agencies, and fire departments urge youto follow these tips to help keep you safe.

Incase there is a fire inside your home, do not place your tree or a holiday displayblocking your family's escape.

Use a strong tree stand; secure it so small children and pets cannot pull it downon top of them.

Place your Christmas tree in water to keep it green and check for any damaged orfrayed wires that could short out and cause a fire.

Use only the proper gauge extension cards when plugging in space heaters and avoid covering the card underneath a rug.

Be careful of what can be seen through your windows, holiday gifts should not bevisible to anyone passing in front of your home.

Break apart large Christmas gift boxes such as flat-screen TV’s and electronics before you bring them to the road. A criminal can easily pass by your street and see any new items inside your home.

When leaving your home during the holidays or on vacation, have a trusted neighboror family member watch your home and please always wait until you return home topost your memories on social media.

Remember to download the P3 app and tap the app on your mobile device to say it here andsubmit your anonymous tips. Be alert, besafe, and God bless you. On behalf ofCrime Stoppers, Eunice Police Chief Randy Fontenot, and Eunice Fire Chief MikeArnold, I am Deputy Chief Eddie Thibodeaux.

Eunice police department would like to say Congratulations to Aaron Carter on completing the academy!
11/20/2019

Eunice police department would like to say Congratulations to Aaron Carter on completing the academy!

Eunice police department would like to say Congratulations to Aaron Carter on completing the academy!

Back Home!!!The dog was safely picked up by rightful owner and safely returned...Thank you and especially too the young ...
11/15/2019

Back Home!!!

The dog was safely picked up by rightful owner and safely returned...

Thank you and especially too the young ladies who rescued the dog to Safety.

Lost and foundThis dog was found wondering in the roadway when two young ladies took time out of there college schedule ...
11/15/2019

Lost and found

This dog was found wondering in the roadway when two young ladies took time out of there college schedule and picked up the dog and safely brought it to the Eunice Police Department any information who the dog belongs to would be helpful.
337-457-2626

Eunice Police recently made arrests in two separate incidents.The first arrest was Thursday, November 7.  Arrested was D...
11/09/2019

Eunice Police recently made arrests in two separate incidents.

The first arrest was Thursday, November 7. Arrested was De'Vidre Domal Doyle, 19, of the 500 block of Fred Street, Eunice. He was arrested in connection with the October 26 shooting that occurred at the Shell station in the 1800 block of W. Laurel Ave.(U.S. Hwy 190). He is charged with Attempted First Degree Murder.

Doyle was the only person injured in exchange of gunfire. To all appearances, there are no innocent victims in this incident. That investigation is still ongoing and more arrests are likely.

The second arrest stems from Monday's (November 4) Homicide of De'Omante Frank, 21, of Eunice. He was shot at the intersection of E. Maple Ave. and S. Martin L. King, Jr. Dr. near Central Middle School. He succumbed to his injuries at Acadian Medical Center in Eunice.

Demyron L. Skinner, 19, of the 1000 block of Anne Ave., Eunice, was charged and booked Saturday, November 9 for Second Degree Murder. This case is also still under investigation and more charges are possible.

08/26/2019

A message from your Chief of Police

The Eunice Police Department had a rough and busy weekend this past weekend. I want to first commend Lt. Robert Brickley and the officers working under his command this weekend. Lt. Brickley did a great job at staying informed of events taking place over this busier than usual weekend. He became aware of events being planned that the police department had no prior notice of and contacted me with his
recommendations for action. Plans of action were put into place. Extra officers were called out to assist the on-duty shift. Lt. Brickley directed the officers and coordinated their responses to calls in a manner that prevented a worse scenario from becoming evident. Your police department did a tremendous job in keeping our city safe. With the exception of one fight injury, no one else was injured, by knife, gun or other weapon.

Now a response to the KC Hall incident. At least one officer was on scene when a shots fired complaint was made. Other officers responded quickly, most within a minute. No evidence of a gun being being discharged was found. One door and the window of that door were damaged, the result of a fight. No other windows were, "Shot out."

I have spoken with the officers who responded to the complaints this weekend and other parties involved. I have reviewed the reports and police logs. I have also reviewed some Facebook posts and the complaints reported therein. The posts on Facebook are not based on the factual information found in the police reports, logs and officer accounts. I stand by my officers, their actions over the weekend and commend these officers for their outstanding service to our city.

As your Chief of Police, I am available to meet with you in person or to speak to you by phone. I usually do not discuss issues via social media. Also know that if you have a complaint that requires police action, we have a dispatcher on duty at all times to take your complaint and dispatch the appropriate service. We cannot monitor social media and respond to concerns posted via social media. If you have information of a crime, please report this information to the police department by calling or speaking with an officer or, report the information through Crime Stoppers. Posts on pages will not result in a timely and official response.

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Eunice, LA
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