Beauregard Parish, LA

2022 Beauregard Watermelon Festival This Weekend June 23-25

Looking for a festival to attend this weekend? Well, you're in luck! If you don't mind traveling a little North, then head up to Beauregard Parish for the 2022 Watermelon Festival. The festival actually began last night in DeRidder, Louisiana but there are two more days full of fun and...
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6/23: Beauregard Parish Sheriff’s Office arrests

Beauregard Parish Sheriff Mark Herford reported the following felony level arrests:. Terry Schexnider was arrested by the Narcotics Task Force on W. Iowa Street and charged with possession of CDS Schedule II, use or possess to use drug paraphernalia, possession of CDS Schedule I, and obstruction of justice. Schexnider was booked into the BPSO Jail with no bond set.
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New this year: A watermelon goat-roping event

Long summer days and soaring temperatures can only mean one thing in Southwest Louisiana, the return of the Beauregard Parish Watermelon Festival. Festivities kick off Thursday, June 23, at 5 p.m. at the Beauregard Parish Fairgrounds in DeRidder located at 506 West Dr. Opening night celebrations for the three-day event...
Lake Charles American Press

BPSO searching for theft suspect

The Beauregard Parish Sheriff’s Office is continuing the search for a man wanted in connection with a home burglary out of the Ragley area. Authorities are asking for the public’s assistance in locating Jacob Holland, of Allen Parish, who authorities say assisted in committing multiple thefts from an unoccupied residence.

BPSO girls basketball camp huge success

DERIDDER — The annual Beauregard Parish Sheriff’s Office girls’ basketball camp was a tremendous success as over 100 athletes competed in the event a couple of weeks ago at DeRidder High School. Youngsters aged Pre-K to high school competed in the event. Players learned about individual skills,...

One suspect arrested, one at large in Beauregard Parish burglary

RAGLEY, La. (KPLC) - Two suspects have been identified in a burglary investigation by the Beauregard Parish Sheriff’s Office. Walter Terrell Collins and Jacob Holland are accused of burglarizing an unoccupied residence in Ragley beginning in November of 2021, authorities said. Surveillance equipment was installed during the investigation, which...

17th Annual Beauregard Parish Watermelon Festival June 23 – 25

The 17th Annual Beauregard Parish Watermelon Festival will take place from June 23 - 25 at the Beauregard Parish Fairgrounds (506 West Drive. Deridder, LA 74501) presented by the Beauregard Christian Women's Job Corps'(BCWJC). All proceeds from this family fun-filled event will help the BCWJC fund free services for women in need, such as the chance to gain a high school GED, learn job and life skills and help to develop spiritual and emotional growth. Director Peggy Renfrow, told the American Express that fundraisers like the Watermelon Fest help the nonprofit organization keep its doors open.

One Arrested and One Wanted in Connection with Burglaries and Thefts in Southwest Louisiana

One Arrested and One Wanted in Connection with Burglaries and Thefts in Southwest Louisiana. Louisiana – According to the Beauregard Parish Sheriff’s Office, BPSO began investigating a burglary and theft at an unoccupied residence in Ragley, Louisiana, in February. It was discovered that a substantial amount of property was stolen from the residence beginning in November 2021. Surveillance equipment was installed at the site during the investigation. On May 11th, two people were caught on camera committing a burglary in the early hours of the morning. During the course of the burglary, the surveillance equipment was stolen.
Lake Charles American Press

101-year-old cowboy, his wife reflect on life, love

Evelyn Carlton Gearen could have been anything she wanted to be. Today, at 97, she wants to be home taking care of her husband, Pete, who celebrated his 101st birthday June 2. Pete could never be more — or less — than he is — a genuine, honest-to-God cowboy who began riding at age 3.

BPSO Seeking Information on June 6 Theft on Highway 27

The Beauregard Parish Sheriff's Office released an alert last night they are investigating a theft, which occurred the morning of June 6, 2022 in the 1200 block of Highway 27. A silver 2002-2006 Nissan Altima with a black front bumper was observed on surveillance footage arriving at the location at approximately 6:40am. An item was taken from the property and placed in the vehicle before departing.