Ville Platte Police Chief Neal Lartigue reports an arrest of a juvenile.
On May 28, 2017 at approximately 7:00 p.m. the Ville Platte Police Department responded to a report of theft at the Ville Platte Northside Civic Center. Upon arrival Officers learned that numerous items such as sunglasses, cell phones and shoes were taken from the center. The items belonged to contestants that were at the center participating in the Smoked Meat Festival Pageant. Detectives investigating the thefts have recovered some of the items and have charged one juvenile at this time. This incident is still under investigation.
Chief Lartigue reports an arrest of one, search for a male suspect and information on a missing boat.
On May 1, 2017 at approximately 3:30 p.m. the Ville Platte Police Department responded to a call of theft on West Main Street. Upon arrival Officers learned that an aluminum boat, motor and trailer had been stolen from the yard of the residence. On May 26th the Basile Police Department made apprehended one of the two individuals that were in possession of the boat. Crystal Istre Jones, 41 of 302 9th Street in Mamou was arrested and charged with unauthorized use of a motor vehicle. Jones was transported and booked into the Ville Platte City Jail and booked on a $7,500.00 bond.
Kirk Joseph Reed, 41 of 1702 Old Basile Highway, Basile remains at large and is wanted in connection with the theft of the aluminum boat.
Chief Lartigue is requesting information on the whereabouts of Kirk Joseph Reed and the aluminum boat. If you have any information in regards to this or any other illegal activity, you are asked to call the Ville Platte Police Department at 363-1313. Your call will remain anonymous.