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Ville Platte Police Make Burglary and Armed Robbery Arrests


Ville Platte Chief Neal Lartigue reports several arrests this week resulting from ongoing investigations which include burglary and armed robbery. 

 

On July 2, 2012 the Ville Platte Police Department received a call in reference to a break in on Court Street. The investigation led to the arrest of Henry Jones, 39 of 110 West Railroad Street, Ville Platte.  Jones was charged with 1 count of simple burglary.  Also arrested was Perry Mayes 21, of 431 North Saint Jones St.  Eunice.  Mayes was also charged with 1 count simple burglary.  Jones and Mayes were booked into the Ville Platte City Jail and were later transferred to the Evangeline Parish Jail where they remain incarcerated.  Jones and Mayes each were issued a bond amount of $10,000.00 set by Judge John Larry Vidrine.


On June 30, 2012 the Ville Platte Police Department responded to a call of theft on Owen Street.  After further investigation the incident was determined to have been an armed robbery and two people were arrested and charged on July 3, 2012.  The investigation led to the arrest of Phyllis Serie 32, of 1024 East Street, Mamou.  Serie was arrested and charged with armed robbery.  Serie was booked into the Ville Platte City Jail where she remains incarcerated on a $5,000.00 bond set by Judge John Larry Vidrine.  Also Charged in the armed robbery was Ronald Pete 25, of 820 North East Railroad St. Ville Platte. Pete was charged with aggravated burglary, armed robbery and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.  Pete was booked into the Ville Platte City Jail where he remains incarcerated with a bond of $75,000.00 set by Judge John Larry Vidrine.

 

On June 8, 2012, a report of an armed robbery of a person was received by the Ville Plate Police Department.  Phyllis Serie 32, of 1024 East Street, Mamou was arrested and charged with armed robbery and the bond set for this incident is $55,000.00. Brittany Fontenot 23, of 820 North East Railroad St, Ville Platte was arrested and charged with armed robbery.  Fontenot’s bond was set at $55,000.00.  Ronald Pete 25, of 820 North East Railroad St. Ville Platte. Pete was arrested and charged with armed robbery and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.  Pete’s bond for this charge was set at $75,000.00 by Judge John Larry Vidrine.

 

On July 3, 2012 Ronald Pete 25, of 820 North East Railroad St. Ville Platte was also charged with armed robbery and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon as a result of an investigation into an armed robbery that took place at a local business on March 14, 2012. Pete was booked and a bond set at $75,000.00 by Judge John Larry Vidrine.

 

In an unrelated incident, Ronald Pete 25, of 820 North East Railroad St. Ville Platte was served with a charge of distribution of crack cocaine on July 10, 2012.  The distribution charge was the result of an ongoing undercover operation.  Pete was served while incarcerated in the Ville Platte City Jail.  The bond for the charge of distribution of crack cocaine was set at $20,000.00 by Judge John Larry Vidrine.

 

 “The Detectives have done an outstanding job and have solved many cases with the arrest of Ronald Pete” Chief Lartigue said. “Lake Charles is investigating Ronald Pete for multiple crimes in their area and he is facing pending charges there also.”

 

Chief Lartigue reminds residents that when you call in tips you remain anonymous and you can help make our streets safer.  Your tips provide information that the department can use to locate and apprehend criminals.  Call in your anonymous tips to the Ville Platte Police Department at 363-1313.

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