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: 12/24/2016 8:00 PM
Warning: Suspicious Subject Approaches Children

Lafayette, LA— On December 24, 2016 at approximately 4:30pm police responded to a report of a suspicious subject approaching children in the 2300 block of W. St. Mary Blvd. According to complaints, an unknown white male in an older white minivan approached three children outside of their home and instructed them to get into his vehicle. The children ran away and alerted their parent. The suspect fled prior to officers' arrival. The vehicle has possible damage on the driver's side. The driver is described as an older white male.

Anyone with information about this vehicle or male subject is asked to contact the Lafayette Police Department or Crimestoppers at 232-TIPS


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