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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.

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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

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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. 

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Drug Arrest

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.

Also arrested:
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.

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Dear Friends,

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.


Thank you, 

Sheriff Doug Hebert & Deputies




      With your assistance as our eyes and ears in the public, We have apprehended the escapee. He is now in custody of the Allen Parish Sheriff's office. Due diligence of our Deputies and through the help given by you, We were able to recapture and secure Inmate Taylor. Thank you and God Bless.



   The escapee has been spotted in the area South of Oberlin in the woods between Hwy 1151 and Hwy 165. The escapee is now wearing Blue jeans and a Khaki top. If you see this individual please contact the Allen Parish Sheriff's Office or 911 as soon as possible. thank you for your assistance in this matter.



    We need your assistance with an urgent matter. At approximately 09:30 AM Inmate Trustee Michael Taylor, 40 year old, 5'11", White Male, Black Hair, approximately 200 lbs., left the custody of the Allen Parish Jail while performing his Trustee duties. Michael is wearing a Khaki top and bottom. He is not armed and has no history of violent behavior. Michael is believed to be within a 5 mile radius of the Sheriff's Office Jail. If you see this escapee, Please do not approach him, Contact the Allen Parish Sheriff's Office or 911. Thank you for your assistance in this matter. 




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Road Closure- Eloi Ortego Road


         The Railroad Company will be doing repairs at the crossing at ELOI ORTEGO ROAD. They anticipate that the crossing will be closed all day while they make repairs. If you must travel in that area, Please take an alternate route. Thank You and BE SAFE.

Tropical Storm Cindy- UPDATE


    Just a little more information for you on what to expect with the storm that is approaching our area. As before please remember that Sand and Sandbags are at the Parish Barn sites for all of our residents. Please also remember to be safe, If you encounter flooding on a roadway, Do Not go through it as you do no know what condition that roadway may be in. Also the fact that it only takes approximately 4 inches of flowing water to float a vehicle. Please report any dangers you may encounter to the Sheriff's Office or 911. Thanks and Please be SAFE, God Bless.



"As of 10 am, Tropical Storm Cindy has weakened slightly, down to sustained winds of 50 mph. Landfall projections still show a Texas-Louisiana state line location, sometime after midnight tonight, as a weak tropical storm.

We are still expecting 3 to 5 inches of rain, with the possibility of 10 inches if a slow moving rain band moves across your area.    Wind-wise, tropical storm force wind gusts will start this morning in south central Louisiana, and move into southwest Louisiana and southeast Texas this afternoon. Central Louisiana and east Texas will see the stronger winds more likely tonight. The entire region should see winds subsiding by midday on Thursday. Due to the wind gusts, expect to see scattered power outages and a few trees fall down.   There is a small tornado threat for southwest, central, and south central Louisiana today and during the day on Thursday as well."


Tropical Storm Cindy


  Here is a report from the National Weather Service in Lake Charles, La.


"Tropical Storm Cindy is forecast to make landfall in southeast Texas Thursday morning, but we are expecting heavy rain and flooding impacts across much of our forecast area. Three to five inches of rain is expected between now and Thursday, with locally higher amounts of ten inches possible in a stronger rain band. Street flooding will be a problem in these rain bands, and water could get into some homes and businesses. This flooding will be made worse due to the above normal tides, causing rain water to be ineffective in normal draining conditions.

Winds will be gusting over tropical storm force (39 mph)  starting Wednesday morning in south central Louisiana, and expanding west into southwest Louisiana and southeast Texas Wednesday afternoon. They will decrease as the storm weakens by midday Thursday after it makes landfall.   Tornadoes could be a threat on Wednesday along and south of the I-10 corridor of southwest and south central Louisiana. On Thursday, the entire region could see an isolated tornado in a rain band."   We are currently making preparations for the storm conditions. Sandbags and sand will be available at all the parish barns, confirmed by the Homeland Security Director. We will continue to monitor the weather and keep you informed of any road conditions or possible dangers to the public. Please stay safe and get prepared as the Hurricane season starts.

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