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OPD Arrested Eight Individuals Involved in a Large Disturbance

OPELOUSAS – The Opelousas Police Department have arrested eight individuals involved in a large disturbance.

According to officials, they charged eight individuals for their involvement in a large disturbance that occurred near the intersection of Main and Madison Streets on February 18, 2020 around 3:00 PM. This disturbance involved juveniles and adults.

Opelousas Police received  social media video of the incident and were able to identify the parties involved. “The Opelousas Police Department would like to express that it will aggressively pursue charges against anyone involved in these types of disturbances, whether they are encouraging, instigating or participating. These types of disturbances often lead to more violent acts if not curtailed immediately.”

Anyone having any information related to any crime should contact the Opelousas Police Department at 337-948-2500 or