News Release

Lafayette Police Department CALEA Emblem

Jim Craft, Chief of Police
900 East University Ave.
P.O. Box 4308
Lafayette, LA 70502
Contact: Cpl. Paul L. Mouton
Public Information Officer
Office: (337) 291-8617
Fax: (337) 291-8665​


Date/Time: 3/12/2014 2:00 PM
Suspects Arrested in 32 Counts of Criminal Damage to Property
Lafayette, LA – Detectives with the Lafayette Police Department have arrested two suspects in connection with 32 cases of Felony Criminal Damage to Property.  Beginning on February 1, 2014, through March 11, 2014, the two suspects are alleged to have damaged 32 vehicles by shooting the vehicle’s windows with a pellet gun.  The incidents occurred during the nighttime hours on the Southwest side of Lafayette.   Niles Menard (17) and Cordero Slores (17), both of Lafayette, were arrested and charged with 32 counts of Felony Criminal Damage to Property.  Detectives estimate the total damage cost in excess of $16,000.00.  The investigation remains ongoing.


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