We are having some issues with our phone systems that come into the Sheriff's Office. Our technical personnel have been working in conjunction with the phone company to rectify this problem. If you call the Sheriff's Office and are unable to get through please try again. Please be patient with these people as they try to fix the issues. 911 is fully functional. Be Safe & God Bless.
As a result of Tropical Storm Harvey, after having to deal with the winds and rain, we must now deal with the inevitable after effects. Areas along the rivers in our parish will now begin to swell with massive amounts of water from the previous storm. So now it is our time to prepare for the rivers to rise. Please make preparations in these areas if you reside there as the waters are predicted to rise. The following areas will be affected:
Calcasieu river @ Oakdale is expected to reach 17 feet by Saturday afternoon, Flood stage is 12 feet.
Calcasieu river @ Oberlin is expected to reach 21 feet by Sunday evening, Flood Stage is 13 feet.
Calcasieu river @ Kinder is expected to reach 21.5 feet by Friday evening, flood stage is 16 feet.
Quiska Chitto River @ Hwy 26 has crested at 20.3 feet, Flood stage is 15 feet.
Please if you live near the rivers, make preparations to leave if necessary. If you have any problems, please call 911 or the Allen Parish Sheriff's Office for assistance. God Bless and Take Care!!
Roads in our parish have began to flood, Please DO NOT try to go through this high water if possible. It only takes 6 inches of water to float a vehicle, also you may not know if the roadway is washed out and it may be deeper than it looks. PLEASE BE CAREFUL, Call 911 or the Allen Parish Sheriff's Office if you have any issues or concerns. We will assist you to the best of our ability.
The following roads haven't been closed, but they have water on them, and drivers should exercise caution when traveling on them.
PARISH LINE ROAD
LAUDERDALE WOODYARD ROAD
ELOI ORTEGO ROAD
CLYDE CHACHERE ROAD
CARPENTERS BRIDGE ROAD
M FRUGE ROAD
BUCK BOWLES ROAD
NEVIL VIZENA ROAD
HICKORY FLAT ROAD
WARD LINE ROAD
DIPPING VAT ROAD
JJ STORER ROAD
BEL OIL ROAD
POWELL ROAD @ HWY 26
WILLIS COURVILLE ROAD
BEL FIRE TOWER ROAD
BERNARD FONTENOT ROAD
HWY 190 @ SOUTH LYLES
MARTIN TRAM ROAD- CLOSED
BARNES CREEK- CLOSED
TOPSY BEL ROAD- CLOSED
EAST 5TH AVENUE
BLUE BUSH ROAD
SOUTH RIVER ROAD
SAM CLOUD ROAD @ CHESTER WEST
HARGROVE FARM ROAD
MIKE BAHAM ROAD
N 7TH STREET @ WHATLEY ROAD
MITTIE/ GRANT AREA
CARTER ROAD- CLOSED FROM CEPHUS REEVES TO ALLAN MAHAFFEY
TEN MILE ROAD
DAVE SMITH ROAD
According to Homeland Security, Sand and Sandbags are at all Parish barns for the storm. All Barns are planned to be open daily from 7am to 4pm, Closed on Sundays.
Oakdale Area: Parish Barn @ Oakdale- 518 HWY 1152
Elizabeth Area: Palestine Road Parish Barn
Oberlin Area: 1216 Cottongin Road
Mittie/ Fairview Area: District 3 Fire Stations @ Hwy 377 Grant and N. Carpenters Bridge Road Mittie, And Palestine Road Parish Barn
Kinder Area: Parish Barn @ Old Pump Road
Reeves Area: Parish Barn on South Lyles
UPDATE 08.30.2017:Tropical Storm Harvey will slowly weaken as it moves northeast across Louisiana today.
Due to the recent Hurricane Harvey incidents and the amount of rainfall we are now receiving. All ALLEN PARISH SCHOOLS ARE NOW CLOSED for the safety of our children and the school staff. Road conditions are becoming more hazardous due to continued rain and we expect that roads will be covered by water in some areas soon. Please Be Safe and GOD Bless!!
OAKDALE: On August 14, 2017, narcotics officers with the Allen Parish Sheriff's Department received information on Andrea Michelle Willis using/ selling crystal methamphetamine across from from 207 W. Beck Avenue in Oakdale. During the investigation and surveillance at that location, Officers identified known meth users going to the location during the afternoon and night time hours.
On August 16, 2017, APSO narcotics officers made contact with Willis a short distance from her home and discovered Willis was in possession of more than 40 grams of suspected crystal methamphetamine packaged in bulk/street sales packaging. A search of the Willis's residence turned up meth Paraphernalia, crystal meth and digital scales with suspected meth residue.
The seized narcotics field-tested positive for both crystal meth and synthetic meth, all of which will be sent to the crime lab for lab analysis. The investigation is continuing and more arrests are forth coming.
On August 18th, APSO Investigators discovered information leading to the arrest of Justin Townley, of Texas (originally of Oakdale). APSO discovered that Townley was staying in an apartment at 105 Hospital Dr., in Oakdale city limits. During a subsequent search, Townley was found to be in possession of stolen items from all three burglarized churches: First Baptist, Mount Olive and Cross Memorial Methodist. He was also in possession of a vehicle stolen out of Texas. Townley was charged with 3 counts of Burglary and Theft, 2 counts of Theft over $5,000, one count of Theft under $5,000, possession of a stolen vehicle. The investigation is continuing and more charges and arrests are likely
On August 17, 2017 @ 0132 hours, the Allen Parish Sheriff's Office received a call from the Jeff Davis Sheriff's Office stating that they were responding to a victim that had been shot.
The Jeff Davis Sheriff's Office advised the shooting occurred at the corner of Richard Street and Powell Road in Allen Parish and they had two people detained.
Investigation by the Allen Parish Sheriff's Office showed that a disturbance at 106 Richard Street in Allen Parish, Elton, Louisiana led to the early morning shooting of Tanya Landry Fruge, 44 year old white female and Teddest James Bushnell, 47 year old black male.
Tanya Landry Fruge received two gunshot wounds, one to the right arm and one to the left leg. The victim was transported to a hospital in Jennings, Louisiana with non-life threatening wounds.
The second victim, Teddest James Bushnell was not hit during the gun fire.
The suspect, Lawrence Soileau, Jr. was taken into custody at the residence where the shooting occurred. Soileau was transported to the Allen Parish Sheriff's Office and booked in on an outstanding warrant, Aggravated Second Degree Battery and Aggravated Assault with a firearm.
Matter remains under investigation. Allen Parish Sheriff's Office Investigator, Kevin Sickey is the case agent. The Allen Parish Sheriff's Office was also assisted by the Jeff Davis Sheriff's Office and the Coushatta Tribal Police Department.
OBERLIN: On or about early August 2017, narcotics officers with the Allen Parish Sheriff's Department investigated information of alleged drug dealing by the occupants of 216 Mayor Carrier Street in Oberlin LA. Officers working the case determined and identified a Robert Earl Joubert of Elton, LA was making crystal methamphetamine sales from the residence. On August 10, 2017, narcotics officers conducted a search of the residence seizing evidence of crystal meth sales, drug paraphernalia and a substantial amount of crystal meth that was packaged for street-sale distribution.
Robert Earl Joubert 35, of Elton, was arrested for possession with intent to distribute crystal meth, one count of distribution of meth, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of illegal narcotics within 1000.00 feet of the Oberlin Baptist Church.
Brandon Anthony Lee 24, of Phoenix City, AL. for possession of meth, drug paraphernalia.
Brandon Russ 21, of Oberlin La. for possession of crystal meth, drug paraphernalia and obstruction of justice. All three were booked in the Allen Parish jail on felony drug charges.
School begins on August 9th in Allen Parish!!!
Back to school time is an important event for our entire community. Students are back in class. Teachers are implementing new lesson plans for the school year. Administrators are working with budgets, school bus routes, staffing and school safety concerns. Parents are coordinating work and school schedules, car pools and support for their student’s activities and studies. Businesses are equipping families, teachers and administrators with the supplies they need for a successful school year. Back to school is a busy time for us all.
During this busy time, please be extra cautious in traffic. Be mindful of our school traffic zones especially during the morning hours and early afternoons. Keep an extra look out for potential hazards around our schools and in neighborhoods where children play. Slow down and increase your stopping distances. Also remember to refrain from cell phone use in these zones as it may distract you from seeing potential hazards.
School buses are back on the road. Be aware of school bus routes in your neighborhood and throughout your daily travel. Leave plenty of time and space for buses. With school traffic, anticipate delays in your travel and leave early so you’re not in a rush. And, when approaching a school zone or school bus on the road, be prepared to stop for bus and pedestrian traffic.
I want to thank all of you who help make our education system an integral, positive force in our community. Our children are counting on us – let’s work together to make “back to school” a rewarding, fun, and safe time for all Allen Parish residents.
Sheriff Doug Hebert & Deputies