Kaplan Police arrest four on various charges
By: Judy T. Mire, Managing Editor
Four Kaplan residents are behind bars after being arrested on various charges by the Kaplan Police Department last week.
Gina Campbell, 38, of 513 N. Montgomery, was arrested on an outstanding warrant for principle possession of marijuana with intent to distribute and possession of marijuana within 1,000 feet of a school zone.
Brady Naquin, 32, of 16609 Hargrave Lane, Kaplan, was arrested and charged with two counts of obscenity an attempted simple kidnapping.
Chief of Police Boyd Adams reported complaints from the public concerning a white male driving several different types of vehicles while being naked from the waist down and confronting women while they were walking on the streets.
Brady was said to have driven a white Pontiac car with a temporary plate, a small white Ford pickup and a small blue Chevrolet S10 while committing the crimes.
Det. Barry Krawchuk investigated the complaints and Naquin was apprehended on July 4 by Sgt. Adam Arabie and Ptn. Eric Foster.
Naquin remains in custody of the Kaplan Police with a bond of $55,000.
Cody Doucet, 18, 700 N. Lejeune, Kaplan, was arrested on one count of attempted vehicle burglary.
According to Adams, police were on criminal patrol when a complaint was received of a white male attempting to break into a vehicle on the 500 block of East 11th.
The report stated Doucet had tried to enter a parked vehicle under a carport in the middle of the day. When he was able to open the back door, the vehicle’s alarm was activated frightening the burglar who fled the scene on his pedal bike.
Police were able to apprehend Doucet and arrest him on the burglary charge.
Robert Blake Meaux, 27, of 413 West Second Street, Kaplan, was arrested and charged with one count of burglary of an inhabited dwelling.
Det. Krawchuk investigated a complaint of a residence on East Second Street being burglarized. The investigation led to Meaux’s arrest and recovery of the alleged stolen property.
Krawchuk also contacted the Vermilion Parish Sheriff Dept. concerning the burglary and the joint effort solved other burglaries in Vermilion Parish.
Approximately $9,000 worth of stolen property was recovered.
Chief Adams commends his officers and the VP Sheriff’s Criminal Division for an excellent job on making the city’s streets a much safer place.
Adams also applauds the concerned citizens for their awareness and assistance in helping the police fight the war on crime.
He encourages all citizens with information in regards to any type of illegal activity to contact the Kaplan Police Department at 643-8600. All information will be held in the strictest of confidence and replied to in a timely manner.