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Public Assistance Requested in Identifying Felony Suspect

July 14, 2014
Theft of Goods Suspect

Theft of Goods Suspect

The Rayne Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying a female who is wanted for felony grade THEFT OF GOODS over $300 from a local grocery store on July 12, 2014.  This female was driving a 2004-05 silver Toyota Camry, with a missing hubcap on the driver’s rear tire.  The female was accompanied by another white female, who was in her mid-20′s, approximately 5’4″ with dark hair pulled up in a pony tail.

If anyone has information that can help identify this individual, please contact Detective Brandon Dupuis (337) 739-2688 or








Craig Anthony Boudreaux Arrested

July 4, 2014

On July 4, 2014, at 12:45 PM, Rayne Police Officers stopped Craig Anthony Boudreaux (43) of Carencro, LA for speeding in a residential area. During the traffic stop, Boudreaux was unable to produce any identification and displayed signs of extreme stress and nervousness. The officer suspected that the driver was a possible fugitive or narcotics trafficker due to his unusual behavior and responses to questioning. During the investigation, Boudreaux re-entered his vehicle and fled the area at a high rate of speed. Officers pursued the vehicle into Lafayette where Lafayette PD assisted with the pursuit. Boudreaux disobeyed the traffic light at Ambassador Caffery and West Congress Street where struck multiple other vehicles. Boudreaux was arrested on felony charges and multiple traffic violations. Additional charges may be pending after the investigation is completed.


Bryan Bellard Arrested

July 1, 2014


On July 1, 2014, at approximately 1:15 AM, the Rayne Police Department arrested Bryan Bellard after he surrendered to officers at the Rayne Police Department.

Bryan Bellard was wanted for the June 25th attempted robbery and attempted murder of two local men.


Lamor Malbrough (23) is still at-large and the police department is seeking the public’s assistance in capturing this individual. A reward will be paid by the Acadiana Crimestoppers for any information that leads to the arrest and capture of Lamar Malbrough. To report information regarding this or other crimes, please call the Acadiana Crimestoppers at 789-TIPS. Persons with information can also contact Detective Richard Gray at (337) 384-8299. Callers to either number can remain anonymous and still be eligible for the reward.

Public Assistance Requested in locating Wanted Persons in Attempted 1st Degree Murder and Attempted Armed Robbery with a Firearm

June 30, 2014





The Rayne Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in locating two local men, Bryan “B.J.” Bellard and Lamar Malbrough, who are both wanted for (2 Counts) Attempted Armed Robbery with a Firearm and (2 Counts) Attempted First Degree Murder.

On June 24, 2014, at 11:22 p.m., the Rayne Police Department responded to an armed robbery in progress in the 300 block of North McGown Street. Upon arrival, officers learned that two black males, armed with a firearm, approached the victims and demanded money. During the robbery, one of the suspects discharged a small caliber pistol into the victim’s vehicle. Both suspects fled the area in a compact gray car. Neither victim was struck by the discharged rounds and did not require medical attention.

The investigation to-date, has identified Bryan “B.J.” Bellard (21) and Lamar Malbrough (23) as the suspects. An arrest warrant was issued by Commissioner Thomas Frederick of the 15th Judicial District Court on the two felony charges of Attempted Armed Robbery with a Firearm and Attempted First Degree Murder. Both suspects have a bond of $250,000.00.

The Rayne Police Department request that anyone with any knowledge of the incident or the current location of either suspect, please contact Acadiana Crime Stoppers at 789-TIPS. Citizens can also report information directly to the assigned detective at (337) 384-8299. Callers can remain anonymous when they call either phone number.

Any information received that leads to the arrest of either suspect will receive a reward from the Acadia Parish Crime Stoppers.

Field Sobriety Class Hosted by Rayne Police Department

June 21, 2014


The Rayne Police Department conducted a Standardized Field Sobriety Training Class on Friday, June 20 – Saturday, June 21, 2014 to certify newly hired police officers. The class certifies police officers in the proper investigative techniques and a standardized method to evaluate drivers for impairment.

Chief Carroll Stelly stated “impaired drivers are a major concern for our community and we want to give the officers the tools necessary to identify and remove these drivers from our streets. The Rayne Police Department has a zero-tolerance for impaired or distracted driving. The roads are dangerous enough without adding these avoidable and totality un-necessary risk factors.”

The Rayne Police Department requires all police officers assigned to the patrol division to be certified in SFST. To become certified, the officer must attend classroom presentations, participate in practical excersises where volunteer drinkers are evaluated for clues of intoxication and then pass a written test.

Another class is scheduled for next weekend, June 28-29, 2014 for additional officers.

Vehicle destroyed by fire on I-10

June 17, 2014
Fire on I-10

Fire on I-10


The Rayne Police Department and Volunteer Fire Department responded west of Rayne on I-10′s westbound lane for a vehicle on fire.  Both lanes were temporarily closed down while fire fighters extinguished the fire. At 1:32 p.m., officers opened the inside lane for vehicular traffic.  Soon thereafter, the fire damaged truck was removed by a wrecker.  At 1:51 p.m., Officers opened both travel lanes and departed the scene.

The Rayne Police Department wants to remind you to drive safely and always wear your seat belts.


Local Shoplifter Arrested for Theft of Goods

June 13, 2014
Cleveland Joseph SMITH

Cleveland Joseph SMITH


On June 13, 2014, the Rayne Police Department responded to a shoplifting in progress call at a local store.  Upon arrival, officers were advised by store employee’s that a male, later identified as Cleveland Joseph SMITH, was observed concealing store items for sale on his person.  As the officer interviewed the store employee, SMITH departed the store walking.  The officer detained SMITH and observed several bulges beneath his clothing.  SMITH admitted to taking items without payment and was arrested.

A search incident to arrest located 6 Air Fresheners, 3 packs of  M@M candy,2 packs of  Butter Finger candy bars,1 package of Mars Bar and 4 packs of Duracell Batteries concealed on SMITH.  SMITH was transported to the Rayne Police Department where he was booked for Louisiana Revised Statue 14:67.10 – THEFT OF GOODS UNDER $100.

In addition, SMITH was issued a STAY AWAY ORDER, giving him notice of criminal arrest should he return to the business without their written consent.

Chief Carroll Stelly advised, ” a STAY AWAY ORDER is a valuable tool that area businesses and residents can utilize to keep shoplifters or other unwanted people from frequenting the property.  The document is not required to prohibit a person from entering your business or property, but is an added tool the prosecutor has to prove the criminal act.  The verbal or written instruction to a person is sufficient to prohibit the advised person’s return.  If you find yourself in a situation that you desire to forbid a person’s return to your business or property, the best tactic is to contact the Rayne Police Department so an officer can document the order for future prosecution should the person fail to comply.


Contact Detective Richard Gray for additional information at or (337) 384-8299




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