Saturday, September 24

Lake water rising, looters arrested

Calcasieu Parish Sheriff Tony Mancuso said on CNN that water in Lake Charles continues to rise due to a strong south wind.

“It’s not going down; it’s still coming up,” Mancuso said. “We need a break.”

Mancuso said deputies, despite the persistent bad weather, have been patrolling the parish and have made six arrests for “minor looting.” Lake Charles police have arrested seven people for looting, he said.

“We’ve got somewhat of a handle on it right now,” he said.

Mancuso said deputies have been able to reach many areas of the parish. Some have had windows busted out of their vehicles by winds and debris, he said.

“We’re not completely under water, we can still get around pretty well,” he said.

Jeremy Harper
Staff Writer

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