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Update on Ville Platte Police Search for Armed Robbery Suspect


The Ville Platte Police Department is asking residents to assist in locating suspects that are currently evading police.  Chief Neal Lartigue asks that you call in if you see these suspects but do not try to detain them on your own.

 

Anyone knowing the whereabouts of Kelly Thomas, last known address is 9 East Beauregard in Ville Platte.  Thomas is wanted on a warrant and faces charges of armed robbery with the use of a weapon and felony theft.  Thomas was last hiding in the area of East Wilson Street and is evading arrest.

 

Steveniski Frank, no address given of Ville Platte.  Frank is wanted on a warrant and faces charges of armed robbery with the use of a weapon and felony theft. Frank is also evading arrest

 

In an unrelated incident the Ville Platte Police is investigating an attempted armed robbery and asking for help identifying the suspect.  On April 22, 2014 at approximately 2:00 a.m. a black male suspect attempted to rob a male in the front yard of a local residence on the 700 block of Young Street in Ville Platte.  The suspect approached the homeowner from the rear of the residence and when the homeowner attempted to get away by entering the residence the suspect fired a shingle shot which lodged into a wall.  No injuries were reported.  The suspect is described as a black male, light complexion, wearing a grey hoodie and a blue bandana.  If you may have seen anyone fitting this description or know who someone who matches the description please contact the police department.

 

Chief Lartigue wishes to remind citizens that it is important to help by providing information that leads to the capture of these criminals to make the city more safe.  Calling in anonymous tips can help remove these criminals from the streets of our city.  Call in your tips to the Ville Platte Police Department at 363-1313.  Your call will remain anonymous.

Ville Platte Police Searching for Armed Robbery Suspect


 

The Ville Platte Police Department is asking residents to assist in locating suspects that are currently evading police.  Chief Neal Lartigue asks that you call in if you see these suspects but do not try to detain them on your own.

 

Anyone knowing the whereabouts of Kelly Thomas, last known address is 9 East Beauregard in Ville Platte.  Thomas is wanted on a warrant and faces charges of armed robbery with the use of a weapon and felony theft.  Thomas was last hiding in the area of East Wilson Street and is evading arrest.

 

Steveniski Frank, last known address is 520 East Jackson Street in Ville Platte.  Frank is wanted on a warrant and faces charges of armed robbery with the use of a weapon and felony theft. Frank is also evading arrest

 

In an unrelated incident the Ville Platte Police is investigating an attempted armed robbery and asking for help identifying the suspect.  On April 22, 2014 at approximately 2:00 a.m. a black male suspect attempted to rob a male in the front yard of a local residence on the 700 block of Young Street in Ville Platte.  The suspect approached the homeowner from the rear of the residence and when the homeowner attempted to get away by entering the residence the suspect fired a shingle shot which lodged into a wall.  No injuries were reported.  The suspect is described as a black male, light complexion, wearing a grey hoodie and a blue bandana.  If you may have seen anyone fitting this description or know who someone who matches the description please contact the police department.

 

Chief Lartigue wishes to remind citizens that it is important to help by providing information that leads to the capture of these criminals to make the city more safe.  Calling in anonymous tips can help remove these criminals from the streets of our city.  Call in your tips to the Ville Platte Police Department at 363-1313.  Your call will remain anonymous.

Evangeline School Board Recognizes Students of the Year


Evangeline Parish School Board Meeting April 16, 2014


The Evangeline Parish School Board held its monthly meeting last night in the Media Center at Ville Platte High School.  The Media Center was standing room only as proud parents and students gathered to celebrate the recognition for being nominated and/or being deemed 2013-14 Student of the Year.  Certificates were presented to the following nominees:

5th Grade: Shelby Bergeaux (BHS), Kamryn West (BCE), Olivia Thibodeaux (MHS), Montavia Soileau (VE), Olivia Lacombe (VPH); and

The Student of the Year was Kamryn West (BCE)

8th Grade: Cameron Berzas (BHS), Karli Ortego (BCE), Jaylon Leday (CE), Natalie Pitre (MHS), Noah Manual (VE), Ciera Lafleur (VPH); and

The Student of the Year was Cameron Berzas (BHS)

12th Grade: Elizabeth Ortego (BHS), Mikelyn Manuel (MHS), Alyssa Jackson (PPHS), Kendall Ardoin (VPH); and

The Student of the Year was Elizabeth Ortego (BHS)

The School Board also recognized the Bayou Chicot Elementary Track Team for its 1st place win in the Elementary Parish Track Meet.  Coach Craig Magee and Coach Kim Deville announced the numerous accomplishments of the track team and spotlighted the fact that the team, even lacking enough space to practice and with no track, has taken first place in 2010, 2011, 2012, runner up in 2013 and has taken 1st place again in 2014.

  • The Board approved the 2014-2015 School Calendar and Assistant Superintendent Darwan Lazard told the board of two proposals that were sent to all of the schools.

  • Proposal 1 would give one holiday day for President’s Day; and 2 days for Mardi Gras.

  • Proposal 2 would give one holiday day for President’s Day; one day for Mardi Gras; and one for Memorial Day.

He reported that overwhelming response was in support of Proposal 1 with two days for Mardi Gras.

Superintendent Toni Hamlin had a few comments at the end of the meeting.  She reminded the members that Financial Disclosures are due 5/15 and her office would help any way they could with submitting them; Friday is the 1st day of the Spring Break and her office will be closed from then until 4/28; Employees will still be paid on the 25th of the month (like they normally do); Field Testing for the PARCC Assessment had a few glitches when testing began.  A more detailed report will be forthcoming as test scores come in; Regarding ACT scores – every high school in the parish had improved scores; and she wished everyone a nice Easter Break.

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