Local Man Wanted in Multiple Burglaries of Churches and Schools in the Lafayette, Louisiana Area
LAFAYETTE, La. (KPEL News) - A local man is accused of burglarizing multiple churches and schools in the Lafayette area and police are asking for the community's help in finding him.
According to a press release from Lafayette PD, 62-year-old Phillip Wilson of the Hub City has allegedly been carrying out these crimes within the last few weeks.
We are asking if anyone has any information regarding Mr. Wilson’s whereabouts to contact Lafayette Police Department or Lafayette Crime Stoppers at 232-TIPS. Remember, your tips will remain anonymous.
Sulphur, Louisiana Man Arrested for Allegedly Impersonating Law Enforcement Officer While Robbing Home in Acadia Parish
ACADIA PARISH, La. (KPEL News) - Individuals in the community of Branch are being hailed for making "a major difference" after a Sulphur man accused of impersonating a law enforcement officer while allegedly robbing a home on Tuesday morning was captured.
According to the Acadia Parish Sheriff's Office, local tipsters alerted deputies on Tuesday that a suspicious person was running through the fields in the area of the Branch Highway near White Oak Highway. Then, local residents joined the deputies to surround a field the suspect was in. The suspect then surrendered and was arrested.
It all began around 8:00 a.m. that morning when Sheriff K.P. Gibson says the suspect - 33-year-old Adam Creel - forcefully entered the victim's home wearing law enforcement credentials from another parish. These were law enforcement items - a jacket, badge, and other markings - that were reported stolen as part of a burglary investigation.
Creel then allegedly used handcuffs to detain the homeowner while he rummaged through the home, taking various items before running away. Fortunately, the victim was not injured.
As KPEL News reports, Creel faces a slew of charges.