Rice Festival car burglaries down this year
By: Howell Dennis
CROWLEY - Crowley police made ten arrests during Rice Festival weekend but overall festival goers were fairly well-behaved.
“We had a couple of hit and runs and numerous fights but most had broken up by the time we got there,” said Crowley Chief of Police K.P. Gibson. “We only had two car break-ins this year which was down from around 15 last year.”
Gibson stated that there were some people who were told to leave the festival who later returned. They were subsequently arrested.
“We had a very busy weekend and I want to thank all the men and women who worked tirelessly and relentlessly for helping to make this year’s festival a safe environment for festival goers,” said Gibson.
There were several agencies that Gibson wanted to thank for their help with this year’s Rice Festival. They are the Acadia Parish Sheriff’s Office, the Rayne Police Department, the Opelousas Police Department, the St. Landry Sheriff’s Office, the Lafayette Police Department, the Lafayette City Marshal, the Abbeville Police Department, the Estherwood Police Department and the Morse Police Department.