News Release

News Release

Charvick Rachal

Alexandria, La. (August 10, 2022) – The Alexandria Police Department is requesting public assistance to locate a man wanted in connection with a homicide Monday night on Rapides Avenue near Ball Powell Street.

Charvick Rachal, 31, is wanted for second degree murder and illegal possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. He is described as being 5 feet 8 inches tall and weighs approximately 220 pounds. The suspect should be considered to be armed.

Alexandria, La. (August 8, 2022) – The Alexandria Police Department is investigating a shooting Monday evening that resulted in the death of a 28-year-old.

At approximately 7:41 p.m. Monday, officers responded to reports of shots fired and a man down in the area of Rapides Avenue and Ball Powell. Officers found a gunshot victim, Ronald Benson, 28, who was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead from his injuries.

Alexandria, La. (August 7, 2022) – The Alexandria Police Department is investigating a two-vehicle traffic accident that resulted in a fatality Sunday morning.

At approximately 10 a.m. Sunday, a pickup truck collided with a bucket truck in the south-bound lane of U.S. 167/Pineville Expressway on the Alexandria side of the Purple Heart Bridge, triggering a vehicle fire. The driver of the pickup truck, David Harris, 70, of Pineville, was killed in the accident while the driver of the bucket truck was injured and taken to a local hospital for treatment.

Alexandria, La. (August 4, 2022) – Alexandria police officers have arrested an Alexandria man in connection with the theft of a package from a resident’s porch on Jackson Street Tuesday afternoon.

Neal Holmes, 35, of Alexandria, was arrested Thursday morning and charged with one count of theft under $1,000.

Photo of suspect from surveillance camera video.

Alexandria, La. (August 2, 2022) – The Alexandria Police Department is requesting public assistance to identify and locate a man who was recorded stealing a package from a porch on Jackson Street today.

At approximately 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, APD was contacted by a homeowner in the 1900 block of Jackson Street in reference to an item stolen from the front porch of the residence. A camera, mounted on the porch, revealed a bald unknown black male, wearing dark jeans and a red and white button-up short sleeve shirt, carrying a purple bag, walk up on the porch and steal the item.

Leandra McNeal

Alexandria, La. (August 2, 2022) – Alexandria police is asking for the public’s help to locate a suspect wanted for vehicular homicide in connection with the death of a motorcyclist in June.

Leandra McNeal, 44, of Ball is wanted for one count of vehicular homicide in connection with the death of Kobe Bordelon, 20, of Alexandria, on June 28. Bordelon died from injuries sustained in an accident between the motorcycle he was riding and a pickup truck on North Bolton Avenue at the intersection with enterprise Road.

Alexandria, La. (August 1, 2022) – Alexandria police officers arrested two Opelousas men early this morning in connection with local catalytic converter thefts.

At approximately 1:45 a.m. Monday, officers responded to the 2700 block of North MacArthur Drive in reference to possible catalytic converter theft. Upon arrival, officers detained two individuals and found equipment involved in catalytic converter theft in the suspect’s vehicle.

Alexandria, La. (July 26, 2022) – Detectives with the Alexandria Police Juvenile Division have arrested eight local juveniles in connection with a number of recent crimes.

Alexandria, La. (July 24, 2022) – Alexandria Police assisted Rapides Parish Sheriff’s Office personnel early Sunday morning regarding a large crowd of people at a business on Jackson Street near Windsor Place.

Alexandria, La. (July 23, 2022) – An Alexandria Police officer on patrol arrested a man for shooting at a vehicle near a gas station Friday evening.

At approximately 8:02 p.m., an officer on patrol near the intersection of Lee Street and MacArthur Drive saw a black male running after a white truck and shooting at it with a handgun. There were no injuries and the officer apprehended the suspect, Demetrius Green, Sr., 51, of Alexandria. Green was charged with illegal discharge of a weapon and aggravated assault.