News Release

Lafayette Police Department CALEA Emblem

Toby Aguillard, Chief of Police
900 East University Ave.
P.O. Box 4308
Lafayette, LA 70502
Contact: P.O. Karl Ratcliff
Public Information Officer
Office: (337) 291-8617
Fax: (337) 291-8665​


Date/Time: 8/29/2016 10:00 AM
Lafayette Police Make Arrest In Church Burglary

Lafayette, LA— On Sunday August 28, 2016 at approximately 9:00pm, the Lafayette Police Department responded to the 1000 block of Lafayette Street in reference to a burglary at a local church. Officers on scene encountered a male suspect removing electronic equipment from a church building. The suspect was observed by witnesses and video surveillance as he forced his way into the church and attempted to leave with the equipment. The suspect, 34 year old Paul Portalis of Lafayette, was arrested and booked on one count of Simple Burglary of a Church or Place of Worship.


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