LAFAYETTE — An anonymous Crime Stoppers tip led to the arrest Monday of an 18-year-old accused of torching an ATM on West Pinhook Road and damaging another one on Johnston Street, Lafayette Police said in a news release.
Aaron Goodwin was booked on two counts of felony simple criminal damage to property two weeks after police released surveillance images Dec. 14 of a man damaging the ATM on West Pinhook Road on Dec. 10, spokesman Cpl. Paul Mouton said.
The attempted thief in both instances failed to extract cash from the machines, Mouton said.
Clerks robbed at gunpoint at Church’s Chicken
LAFAYETTE — Three clerks at a chicken restaurant on the Evangeline Thruway were robbed at gunpoint early Monday morning, Lafayette Police said.
The employees were leaving Church’s Chicken after closing time when two men approached them with handguns, forced them back into the business and stole an undisclosed amount of cash, spokesman Cpl. Paul Mouton said. The robbers fled in an unknown direction.
Anyone with information about the robbery or the criminals’ identities is encouraged to call the Lafayette Police Department or the anonymous Crime Stoppers tip line at (337) 232-TIPS.
Pedestrian killed trying to cross U.S. 90 on Sunday
YOUNGSVILLE — A man was killed Sunday evening when he tried to cross U.S. 90 near Youngsville.
Louisiana State Police said Brian Bearden, 48, walked across U.S. 90 East near Petroleum Parkway and was struck by a 30-year-old driver in a 2006 Honda CRV.
Bearden was taken to an area hospital and was pronounced dead. The driver, Allen Milligan of Lafayette, was uninjured, State Police said.
LSP said toxicology samples were taken from the victim. Milligan was tested and wasn’t impaired.
Lafayette Correctional Center bookings
Arrests posted Dec. 29, 2014, on the Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s website:
Dylan Abshire: 21, of the 100 block of Glenfield Street, Youngsville. He was booked on disobeying a stop sign; misdemeanor operating a vehicle while intoxicated; and open container of alcohol in a vehicle.
Jose Alba: 54, homeless, Lafayette. He was booked on misdemeanor operating a vehicle while intoxicated and careless driving.
Jurrel Alleman: 32, of the 5100 block of Alleman Road, New Iberia. He was booked on misdemeanor domestic abuse battery; simple criminal damage to property; and a warrant/bench warrant.
Steven Shane Baty: 46, of the 200 block of Jenkins Road, Scott. He was booked on misdemeanor theft.
Michael T. Bijeaux: 20, of the 300 block of Domeaux Road, Cankton. He was booked on a warrant/bench warrant.
Jamie Bourque: 48, of the 5300 block of West Congress Street, Lafayette. He was booked on careless operation; misdemeanor distribution or possession with intent to distribute Schedule I narcotics; misdemeanor operating a vehicle while intoxicated; and prohibited activities (drug paraphernalia).
Stacy Kay Cole: 21, of the 100 block of Boulet Drive, Lafayette. She was booked on forgery.
Ian Paul Dupuis: 33, of the 1000 block of Mitchell Boyer Road, Breaux Bridge. He was booked on misdemeanor theft of goods and hold for St. Martin Parish.
Damien Lane: 24, of the 700 block of Agnes Drive, Breaux Bridge. He was booked on hold for St. Martin Parish.
Harold James Lewis: 26, of the 1600 block of East Simcoe Street, Lafayette. He was booked on two counts of misdemeanor theft of goods.
Stephen Meche: 22, of the 500 block of Main Street, Cankton. He was booked on a warrant/bench warrant.
Robert Dewayne Wheeler: 42, of the 1000 block of Danube Street, Houston, Texas. He was booked on shoplifting and hold for St. Landry Parish.
Elijah Williams: 21, of the 100 block of Castle Row, Lafayette. He was booked on speeding in a school zone 11 to 15 mph above the limit and vehicle license violation.
Carlin Kyle Williams: 32, of the 1000 block of St. Charles Street, Lafayette. He was booked on criminal trespassing; distribution or possession with intent to distribute Schedule II narcotics; simple burglary; and unlawful use of body armor.
Karnel Willis: 44, of the 100 block of Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Lafayette. He was booked on expired motor vehicle inspection; operating a vehicle with a suspended license; and two counts of warrant/bench warrant.