Vermilion

Abbeville Police Makes Drugs and Weapon Arrests

During the afternoon of October 11, 2019, detectives with the Abbeville Police Department were conducting criminal patrols in areas of Abbeville where numerous “shots fired” calls have been coming from. During their patrol, detectives noticed a vehicle parked on an abandoned lot, along with two male subjects standing next to the vehicle.

As they were passing, detectives smelled a strong odor of marijuana coming from where one of the subjects were standing. Detectives got out with the subjects and questioned them about being on someone else’s property. A detective asked one of the subjects his name and asked for his identification. The subject, now identified as Tyland Charles of Youngsville, LA, stated that he did not have his ID on him. Mr. Charles kept hiding his right hand and turned away from the detectives. Detectives then observed a hand rolled marijuana cigarette in his right hand. Mr. Charles was then handcuffed.

Mr. Charles was asked if had anything else illegal on him, and he stated that he had a firearm in the shoulder bag he was wearing. Detectives searched the bag and located the 9 mm handgun, as well as an additional bag of marijuana in the backpack.

Mr. Charles was subsequently transported to the Abbeville Police Department for booking. Mr. Charles was charged with Possession of Marijuana, Illegal Possession of a Firearm and Possession of a Firearm in the Presence of a C.D.S.. Mr. Charles was then transported to the Vermilion Parish Correctional Center.

Over the past week, officers of the Abbeville Police Department have taken four (4) handguns off of the street from various individuals.

Chief Spearman would like to commend his officers for a job well done. Chief Spearman would also like to thank the citizens of Abbeville for their support and help they provide to the Abbeville Police Department.

Anyone with any information regarding any crime is encouraged to contact the Abbeville Police Department. You may contact our “Tips” line at 892-6777. All callers may remain anonymous. Citizens may also send anonymous tips through the

Tip411 system at the department’s Facebook page @ www.facebook.com/AbbevillePolice Department/, the official web page @ www.abbevillepd.com by clicking on the “Submit a Tip” link provided or through the official Abbeville Police Department app, which can be downloaded through the Apple App Store or Google Play Store.

 

 

 

 

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On October 11, 2019 at approximately 10:00 p.m. the Abbeville Police Department received a call from a concerned citizen. The caller stated that a car alarm had been going off on the 400 block of Nugier Street and was disturbing the residents in the area.

Detectives with the Abbeville Police Department, who were working Criminal Patrol, responded to the scene. Once the detectives arrived, they located a subject standing in the roadway. The detectives began speaking to the subject, who advised that he did not live in the area. After further questioning, the subject was found to be in possession of crack cocaine and paraphernalia. The subject, now identified as Chad Roberts

Mr. Roberts was subsequently arrested and charged with Possession of Cocaine and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Mr. Roberts was transported to the Vermilion Parish Correctional Center.

Chief Spearman would like to commend his officers for a job well done. Chief Spearman would also like to thank the citizens of Abbeville for their support and help they provide to the Abbeville Police Department.

Anyone with any information regarding any crime is encouraged to contact the Abbeville Police Department. You may contact our “Tips” line at 892-6777. All callers may remain anonymous. Citizens may also send anonymous tips through the Tip411 system at the department’s Facebook page @ www.facebook.com/AbbevillePolice Department/, the official web page @ www.abbevillepd.com by clicking on the “Submit a Tip” link provided or through the official Abbeville Police Department app, which can be downloaded through the Apple App Store or Google Play Store.