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Mother transported back to Mamou on kidnapping charge

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Mamou Police transported Elaine Freeman to the city’s jail last Monday. Officers Brandon Stagg and Phyllis Soileau escorted Freeman into the jail to be booked. (Gazette photo by Elizabeth West)

One week after Elaine Freeman abducted 12-year old Jalon Bradley from Mamou High School, the Mamou Police Department transported the 34-year old back to Mamou from Hinds County, Mississippi where she was being held by law enforcement.

Crowd control service leads to large drug bust for VPPD

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A baby bottle filled with green liquid believed to be codeine was found during a recent drug bust by the Ville Platte Police Department. (Photo courtesy of Connie Lamke)

The Ville Platte Police Department turned a night of providing crowd control into a multiple drug arrests.

VPPD arrests juveniles for break-ins

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The Ville Platte Police Department has arrested four juveniles in connection of multiple vehicles being broken into at a parking lot at Our Lady Queen of All Saints Church during Sunday mass.

EPSO Arrest Reports

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The Evangeline Parish Sheriff’s Office reported 21 recent bookings into the parish jail. Arrested were the following persons:
•Tyrone Joseph, 39, 1032 Oak Patch, Ville Platte, was arrested on February 28, 2016 for simple assault. Joseph’s bond has been set at $2,500.00.


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