CROWLEY — A 34-year-old Crowley man is accused of vehicular homicide, reckless operation, hit-and-run driving and second-offense driving while intoxicated in an Aug. 12 crash that killed an 18-year-old Crowley girl, police said Sunday.
Michelle Romero died at a local hospital from injuries she suffered in the early morning crash at the intersection of South Eastern Avenue and Pine Street, according to a Crowley Police news release.
Tyson Dupuis was booked into the Acadia Parish Jail, the release said.
Police investigate 3 armed robberies
LAFAYETTE — Police investigated three early morning armed robberies, according to a news release.
The first robbery occurred about 12:45 a.m. at 220 Westpointe Circle.
A 30-year-old Lafayette man told police a man approached him from behind and demanded money from him at gunpoint, according to a news release.
The robber stole the victim’s wallet and fled the area in a small gray-colored vehicle, the release said.
The robber is described as a black man about 6 feet, 175 pounds, wearing a white shirt, dark shorts and black tennis shoes, the release said.
At 1:11 a.m., a 27-year-old Lafayette man told police he was robbed by two men in the 100 block of Georgia Street, the release said.
The robbers pulled a handgun and then robbed him before taking his 1997 Chevrolet pickup truck, the release said.
With the assistance of a friend, the victim found the suspects and his vehicle near the intersection of Moss Street and Willow Street.
Officers were notified and were able to stop the vehicle and arrested Elijah Clark, 29, of Lafayette, on counts of possession of marijuana and carjacking, the release said.
Police released a sketch of the second carjacking suspect, whose identity is not yet known, the release said.
At 1:23 a.m., Lafayette Police responded to an area hospital, where they found a 27-year-old man suffering from a puncture wound to his upper left cheek.
The man told police two men approached him near the intersection of 12th Street and South Magnolia Street while he was attempting to put air in his tire.
The two men demanded money from the man and a fight ensued, leading the man to be struck in the face.
Anyone with information about any of the incidents or the identity of the suspects is asked to call the Lafayette Police Department or Crime Stoppers at (337) 232-TIPS.