Free home weatherization assistance available, applications to be taken Tuesday

Applications for Free Home Weatherization Assistance Program will be taken from 2 – 4 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 26 at the Main Street Community
Center, 708 Main Street in Pineville.

The Pineville Concerned Citizens, Inc. will host the program of the Louisiana Housing Finance Agency.

The program covers qualified homes, mobile homes and renters. Those applying must bring landlord contact information.

To apply, bring a copy of a photo ID, Social Security card, any income award letters (VA, Social Security, etc.) and 4 current payroll check stubs if working, last year income tax if self employed, TANF or other income record tips and the last years Cleco printout for electricity services.

For more information, please call (318) 793-4253.

Two Deville men accused in grocery store armed robbery

By Everything Cenla staff

Two Deville men are in the Rapides Parish Jail in connection with an armed robbery that occurred Aug. 14, at Humphries Grocery Store, 6728 Esler Field Road, Pineville, according to the Rapides Parish Sheriff’s Office.

Taylor Scott Crooks, 19, 246 Nation Road, and Chance Michael Ducote, 74 Deville Cutoff Road, were arrested following an investigation.

Witnesses told deputies someone entered the store and brandished a firearm while demanding money. After stealing an undisclosed amount of money, the offender left the store without any problems.

Witnesses reported the offender got into a green-colored truck that was driven by a second man.

Crooks is being held in the parish jail on a $25,000 bond and Ducote is being held on a $10,000 bond.

Authorities ask that anyone with information about this case should call Detective Stephen Phillips at the Tioga Sub Station at (318) 641-6000 or Crime Stoppers at (318) 7867.

Pineville man accused of leaving 7-year-old alone for 2 hours in restaurant

Winfred Rhodes, 71, 1511 Creed St., has been charged with child desertion after he allegedly left a 7-year-old alone at Chick-Fil-A, 1300 MacArthur Dr., according to the Alexandria Police.

Rhodes is accused of leaving the juvenile alone at the restaurant for about two hours. The restaurant’s owner called police. Rhodes returned to the business as police was gathering information. He told police he told the child to remain at the restaurant while he left to go to a real estate agent’s office.

Police called the Office of Community Service to report the incident. Police turn the child over to the mother.

Winfred Rhodes, 71, 1511 Creed St., has been charged with child desertion after he allegedly left a 7-year-old alone at Chick-Fil-A, 1300 MacArthur Dr., according to the Alexandria Police.

Rhodes is accused of leaving the juvenile alone at the restaurant for about two hours. The restaurant’s owner called police. Rhodes returned to the business as police was gathering information. He told police he told the child to remain at the restaurant while he left to go to a real estate agent’s office.

Police called the Office of Community Service to report the incident. Police turn the child over to the mother.

Pineville group to discuss new mobile home parks and zoning

The Pineville Concerned Citizens Inc. will host its monthly neighborhood meeting at 6 p.m., Tuesday, June 29, at Kees Park Community Center on Highway 28 East in Pineville

This meeting will cover issues concerning new mobile home parks and zoning. All citizens are encouraged to attend. For more information, call (318) 709-5220.

Two Pineville men, one Tioga man arrested on burglary charges

Craig A. Ramos

Jeremy R. Scarborough

Richard L. Billingsly

By Everything Cenla

Two Pineville men and one Tioga man were arrested in connection with a residential burglary that occurred June 10 on Rigolette Road in Tioga, according to Sheriff Charles F. Wagner Jr.

Craig Allen Ramos, 17, 108 Pleasant Dr.; Jeremy Ryan Scarborough, 18, 210 Armstrong St., both of Pineville; and Richard Lance Billingsley, 4403 Northup Dr., Tioga, were each charged with aggravated burglary and conspiracy to commit aggravated burglary. They were each released from the Rapides Parish Jail on a $20.000 bond.

On June 10, the homeowner reported someone had force their way into the residence and allegedly stole various items, including two handguns. After an investigation, deputies, with help from Alexandria and Pineville police, recovered most of the stolen items and one of the handguns. A Llama model 1911 .45 Caliber pistol remains missing.

Anyone with information about the burglary or the missing pistol should call Crime Stoppers at 318) 443-7867 or RPSO Tioga detectives at (318) 641-6000.

Pineville man charged with 15 counts of aggravated incest

A Pineville man was arrested Tuesday, June 1, after the Rapides Parish Sheriff’s Office received a complaint that he had allegedly acted inappropriately with a juvenile, according to Sheriff Charles F. Wagner Jr.

Holland Farrell McMorris, 11 Dillard Road, was arrested and charged with 15 counts of aggravated incest. Each charge carries a $5,000 bond.

An investigation led authorities to McMorris, which resulted in the arrest.

Anyone with information relating to the case should call the Rapides Parish Sheriff’s Office at (318) 473-6700, Tioga Detectives at (318) 641-6000 or Crime Stoppers at (318) 443-7867.

Pineville Concerned Citizens to host monthly neighborhood meeting

The Pineville Concerned Citizens Inc. will host the monthly neighborhood meeting on Tuesday, May 25, at 6 pm  at Main Street Community Center, 710 Main Street, Pineville.

The main topic will be “Rental Properties”. All landlords, tenants, and property owners are encouraged to attend.

If you have any questions, please call 561-0238 or 308-5765.