Louisiana state police News

Louisiana Police Arrest Public Adjuster Accused of Pocketing Clients’ Checks

Louisiana State Police arrested a Texas public adjuster for allegedly pocketing $592,000 from settlement checks that were intended for seven former clients by forging the homeowners’ signatures. Andrew Joseph Mitchell, 43, voluntarily surrendered to state police at the St. Charles …

FBI Opens Sweeping Probe of Clergy Sex Abuse in New Orleans

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The FBI has opened a widening investigation into sex abuse in the Roman Catholic Church in New Orleans going back decades, a rare federal foray into such cases looking specifically at whether priests took children across …

12 Injured After Vehicle Rearends Hayride Trailer in Louisiana

A dozen people were injured Friday in a wreck during a Halloween hayride. Louisiana State Police a Mazda CX-6 SUV ran into the back of a trailer being used in the hayride along La. 1024 in Livingston Parish. The trailer, …

Louisiana State Police Offer Option to Purchase Crash Photos Online

Louisiana State Police say the option of ordering crash photographs through its website is now available to the public. The agency says such photos are available online at www.lsp.org . Once on the website, visitors should click on the LSP …

Texas Man Sentenced, Another Pleads Guilty in Machinery Theft Scheme

United States Attorney Stephanie A. Finley in Louisiana announced that one Texas man has been sentenced and another has pleaded guilty in a scheme to steal tractors and other large equipment and sell the items in Louisiana Vincent L. Simmons, …

Louisiana State Police Arrest Eight in Staged Crash Investigation

Detectives with the Louisiana State Police Insurance Fraud Unit have broken up a criminal staged crash ring with the arrest of eight people. In February 2012, Lafayette Field Office Insurance Fraud Detectives received information from the Louisiana Department of Insurance …

Louisiana Launches Probes of Former State Fire Marshal

Louisiana State Police reported that two investigations are under way of former State Fire Marshal H. “Butch” Browning. While authorities were tightlipped about the allegations, a watchdog group said the complaints involved possible fraud or mismanagement of funds. Browning, who …

Louisiana State Police Bust Staged Crash Ring

State police have arrested four people for allegedly staging traffic accidents in Ouachita Parish, La. Detectives tell The News-Star they looked into six of 20 crashes where individuals filed false bodily injury claims. Trooper says the insurance companies in two …

Louisiana State Police Continuing Left-Lane Enforcement Efforts

Louisiana State Police are continuing their crackdown on drivers on the state highways who refuse to move from the left lane and allow other traffic to pass. In a recent left-lane enforcement detail on Interstate 10 between Sulphur and the …