Chief Neal Lartigue reports the following arrests for narcotics, vehicle burglary and two burglaries.
During a traffic stop on May 16, 2013, Deshawn Ceaser 32 of 187 Pelleay Rd, Church Point, was arrested and charged with no seat belt, possession of marijuana, possession of with intent to distribute crack cocaine, and possession of a controlled dangerous substance in the presence of a juvenile. Ceaser was booked into the Ville Platte City Jail where he remains incarcerated on a $15,000.00 bond set by Judge Thomas Fuselier.
Three separate incidents led to the arrest of one suspect. On March 16, 2013 the Ville Platte Police Department responded to an incident on North Soileau where a vehicle burglary took place involving a police unit. Detective Steven Deville was assigned the case and began his investigation. On April 30, 2013 a burglary took place on McArthur Drive and the same house was burglarized a second time on May 18, 2013. Detective Rodney Daigle was assigned the two cases and began his investigation. The multiple investigations led to the May 18, 2013 arrest of Artrell Denton for all three incidents. Denton was charged with burglary of a vehicle and two counts of simple burglary of an inhabited dwelling. Denton remains incarcerated on three bonds totaling $ 40,000.00 set by Judge John Larry Vidrine and a hold for probation and parole.
Chief Lartigue reminds residents that working together makes the city safer. Call in anonymous tips to the Ville Platte Police Department at 363-1313.