Ville Platte Police Chief Neal Lartigue reports multiple arrests:
On Friday, March 20, 2020 at approximately 12:30 a.m. Officers responded to a tip that two white males were attempting to break into vehicles in a car lot in the 2000 block of East Main Street. Upon arrival the two suspects fled on foot and were apprehended a short time later. Officers also located a reciprocating saw with the suspects.
Arrested was Michael Richard, age 54, of 1010 Jeffery Street, Ville Platte. Richard was charged with attempted burglary and no reflective gear. No bond information available.
Brian Roy, age 50, of 1201 tom Drive Apt C20. Roy was charged with attempted burglary and no reflective gear. No bond information available.
Both suspects were booked into the Ville Platte City Jail without incident
Also on Friday March 20, 2020 at approximately 1:45 a.m. Officers with the Ville Platte Police Department responded to an alarm activation in the 800 block of East LaSalle Street. Upon arrival a white male suspect on a bicycle fled from Officers and was apprehended a short distance later. Arrested was Bradford Groce, age 60, of 710 East Jackson Street Ville Platte. The suspect was arrested and booked into the Ville Platte City Jail on an outstanding bench warrant with the Ville Platte City Marshal’s Office.
On Wednesday March 25, 2020 at approximately 7:00 p.m. Officers responded to a report of a robbery at a store on West Main Street in Ville Platte. Officers learned that a black male had damaged a door trying to enter the building and once inside, he pointed a gun at the employee while demanding the money in the register. The suspect then took the register drawer and fled the store. Upon leaving the store the suspect was apprehended with assistance from an Evangeline Parish Sheriff’s Detective who was near the location when the Officers were dispatched.
Arrested was Jeffery Rubin, age 33, of 2509 Third Street, Ville Platte. Rubin was booked into the Ville Platte City Jail on the charges of armed robbery and criminal damage to property. Rubin remains incarcerated on a $ 127,000.00 bond.
Chief Lartigue would like to thank the Evangeline parish Sheriff's Office for their assistance.
Chief Lartigue would also like to thank those who are calling and sending text tips to the Department. Working together we are seeing results.
To send an anonymous tip about suspicious or illegal activity make sure to download the TIP VILLE PLATTE app. The app is free and does not send any of your personal information with the tip. You can also call 363-1313 or 911 to provide information and tips.