News Release

News Release

Investigation Leads to Drug/Gun Arrests

On March 24, at around 6:30 pm, APD officers conducted a drug investigation in the area of Applewhite Street and 12th Street, in response to complaints of drug activity. Officers arrived on scene and began investigating several subjects in two parked vehicles at that location. A K-9 officer assisted with the investigation, during which multiple containers of suspected cocaine were found, as well as cash and a handgun. The handgun was later determined to have been reported stolen through Woodworth PD.

Four subjects were arrested and booked into the Rapides Parish Detention Center. Willie Byrd, 50, of Alexandria, was charged with Possession of a Stolen Firearm, and Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon. Leroy Hammond, 61, Robert Hicks, 51, and Michael Smith, 49, all of Alexandria, were each charged with Possession of CDS II.

Willie Byrd

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Leroy Hammond

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Robert Hicks

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Michael Smith

Woman Arrested for Running Over Man

On March 23, at around 7:20 pm, APD responded to the 6200 block of Coliseum to a report of a pedestrian being struck by a vehicle. When officers arrived, they learned that the vehicle, a black pickup, left the roadway and ran over a white male. The victim also struck his head on a concrete pillar. Officers investigating the incident learned that the driver had intentionally tried to run over the victim. The victim was taken to a local hospital.

Emergency Personnel were also on scene, and officers learned that the suspect had attempted to jump into the rear of the ambulance, and had also punched one of the EMTs. The EMT's injuries did not require hospitalization.

Officers contacted the driver/suspect, who was identified as Alana Joy, 24, of Jena. Officers saw indicators of intoxication and began a DWI investigation. After this was completed, Joy was charged with Aggravated Second Degree Battery, Battery of an Emergency Services Worker, and DWI - 1st. She was booked into the Rapides Parish Detention Center.

The identities of the two victims are not being released.

Alana Joy

Man Breaks into House, is Battered by his Victim, Both Charged

On March 23, at around 3:15 pm, APD responded to a report of a burglary of a house in the 2600 block of Irish Lane. Officers found the door had been kicked in and the house ransacked. Numerous items were stolen, including shoes and video games. Officers investigating the matter learned that a neighbor had video surveillance cameras that showed the suspect committing the burglary. At the time, officers were not able to identify the suspect from the video.

Later, at around 5:00 pm, Officers responded to the 2200 block of West Sycamore Drive to a report of a disturbance. When officers arrived, they learned that one of the victims from the earlier burglary, Kelvin Atkins, 35, of Alexandria, had recognized the suspect and had come to West Sycamore to find him. According to information given to officers, Atkins arrived at the suspect's house, forced his way inside, and began beating up the suspect.

Officers identified the suspect as R'Shaandrick Burns, 17, of Alexandria, who was arrested and charged with the earlier burglary. He was booked into the Rapides Parish Detention Center for one count of Simple Burglary of a Dwelling. Atkins was arrested and charged with Unauthorized Entry of a Dwelling and Simple Battery, and was booked into the Rapides Parish Detention Center as well.

Rshaandrick Burns

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Kelvin Atkins

Man Charged with Attempted Murder of Child

On March 11, APD received a complaint from the Louisiana Department of Children's & Family Services, reporting possible child abuse. The initial complaint involved a 1-year-old, male child that had sustained serious, multiple internal injuries. According to the initial complaint, the child was brought to the hospital by a family member after he was found vomiting and apparently sick.

Detectives assigned to investigate the case learned that the injuries were consistent with abuse, and were life-threatening. The investigation led to the identification of a suspect, and on Monday, March 20, an arrest warrant was obtained for Jervarius Taylor, 18, of Alexandria. On Tuesday, March 21, Taylor was located and taken into custody without incident. Taylor was booked into the Rapides Parish Detention Center and charged with Attempted First Degree Murder.

The investigation continues, and no further information is available at this time. The name of the victim will not be released.

Jervarius Taylor

City Employee Charged

The Alexandria Police Department received a complaint earlier in March of a City of Alexandria employee who had allegedly made unauthorized charges on a city-issued credit card. APD Detectives investigated the complaint and reviewed the charges for that account. After a thorough investigation, Detectives obtained a warrant for the arrest of Daniel Williams, 33, of Alexandria. On March 20, Williams came to APD Headquarters, where he was taken into custody and transported to the Rapides Parish Detention Center. He is charged with Unauthorized Use of an Access Card Over $1,500. No additional information is available for release at this time, as the investigation is still ongoing.

Daniel Williams

Suspect Attempts to Pass Counterfeit Money, Arrested

On March 18, at around 8:30 pm, APD officers responded to a business in the 3200 block of MacArthur Drive, to a report of someone attempting to pass counterfeit money. Officers arrived as the suspect left his item at the counter and hurried out of the store to a waiting car. Officers stopped the suspect and detained him.

During the investigation, officers found that the suspect had successfully passed counterfeit bills at this same business on March 15 and 16, and on this occasion, an employee recognized him and called the police. Officers conducting the investigation found counterfeit money on the suspect's person, as well as in his car, and also found marijuana in the car. The suspect was identified as Dontra Roy, 19, of Alexandria, and was charged with three counts of Monetary Instrument Abuse (Counterfeit Money), and one count of Possession of Marijuana. Roy was booked into the Rapides Parish Detention Center.

A second person was in the vehicle and was charged with marijuana found in his possession. This subject is a 16-year-old, male juvenile, and was released on scene to the custody of a parent.

Dontra Roy

Suspect Arrested for Vehicle Burglary, Forgery, etc.

On March 17, at around 11:00 am, APD responded to a report of a wanted person walking in the 500 block of Terra Ave. The responding officer arrived in the area and located the subject, Daniel Vidrine, 46, formerly of Opelousas. Vidrine had active warrants for Simple Burglary of a Vehicle, 8 counts of Forgery, 6 counts of Unauthorized Use of an Access Card, and one count of Identity Theft. Vidrine was arrested and charged with these offenses and was booked into the Rapides Parish Detention Center.

The charges stem from an August 17, 2016 burglary of a car in the 2200 block of MacArthur Drive. Immediately after the burglary, multiple charges were made on the victim's credit/debit cards, and forged checks were also written from the victim's checkbook. The suspect was later identified after making these unauthorized purchases, and a warrant was issued for his arrest.

Daniel Vidrine

Woman Arrested in Shooting

On March 19, at around 10:45 am, APD officers responded to a residence in the 4700 block of Hargis Street to a report of shots fired in the area. When officers arrived, they found a 45-year-old man who said that no shots had been fired and no one had been hurt. However, officers then located a vehicle with a bullet hole in the window and a small amount of blood. The man then admitted that he had been shot through the windshield of his vehicle. Officers made contact with the suspect, identified as Alise Beauregard, 38, of Alexandria. She was placed in custody and allowed officers to search the residence and retrieve the gun. Beauregard was charged with Attempted Second Degree Murder and was booked into the Rapides Parish Detention Center. The victim sustained a gunshot wound to the arm and received treatment at a local hospital.

Alise Beauregard

61st Booking for Theft Suspect

On March 19, APD responded to a report of a shoplifter at a business in the Alexandria Mall. The officer arrived and made contact with the store's loss-prevention associate, who identified and detained the suspect. The officer made contact with and arrested Ellis Kitchen, 68, who is apparently homeless. Kitchen had been previously banned from the store, and was charged with Criminal Trespass in addition to Theft-$750-5000. This is Kitchen's 61st booking in the Rapides Parish Detention Center, and his 5th in the last three months. His prior charges include a 2001 conviction for Attempted Armed Robbery, and a 2001 conviction for Simple Burglary.

Ellis Kitchen

Vehicle Burglary Suspects Arrested

On March 15, at around 3:30 pm, APD responded to a report of a vehicle burglary at a business in the 2000 block of North Mall Drive. Officers who contacted the victim learned that her vehicle had been parked beside the business when it was broken into, and her wallet was stolen. With surveillance video from the business, the identity of the suspect was discovered. With help from the victim, who tracked charges on one of her stolen credit/debit cards, officers were able to locate the suspect in the 6000 block of Old Boyce Road, leaving another business where he had used the victim's card. The suspect, Robert Jenkins, 25, of Otis, was arrested and was charged with Simple Burglary and Unauthorized Use of an Access Card, as well as an outstanding warrant through RPSO. Another suspect in the vehicle, a 64-year-old male, was also arrested on a misdemeanor charge of Unauthorized Use of an Access Card. Stolen property from the burglary was found in the suspects' vehicle. Both were booked into the Rapides Parish Detention Center.

Robert Jenkins

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