The Rayville Police Department made the following arrests for the week of Nov. 12-26.
• Joshua Stanley, 35, 115 Mengal Road, Rayville; driving under suspension.
• Demetress Jones, 27, 102 Kelsey St., Rayville; harassment.
• Johnny Estis, 33, 311 Dacron St., Rayville; no driver’s license, no insurance, no registration, expired motor vehicle inspection (over six months).
• Jacob Fitt, 24, 20612 Hwy 80, Rayville; failure to appear for two counts of speeding, failure to appear for no proof of insurance, failure to appear for driving under suspension and failure to appear for theft greater than $300 and less than $500.
• Alan Hicks, 20, 32 Plum Tree Drive, Rayville; aggravated burglary.
• Lenzy Felton, 70, 502 MLK St., Rayville; no driver’s license.
• Dana Nobles, 34, 1618 Hwy 132, Mangham, disturbing the peace by loud mucic.
• Jecorrius Reynolds, 23, 214 E. Francis St., Rayville; operating an off road vehicle on road.
• Carlena Elmore, 31, 1103 Martin Luther King Drive, Rayville; improper supervision of a minor.
• Christopher Barnette, 32, 235 Villanova, Miss., theft less than $300.
• Russell Dear, 26, 289 Crawford Road, Rayville; hit and run, leaving the scene of an accident and driving under suspension.
• Rhonda Barnes, 27, 12386 Schum Lane, Rayville; remaining after forbidden.
• William Lazenby, 18, 123 Autumn Creek, Bossier; disturbing the peace by loud music.
• Ethan Dear, 18, 3161 Hwy 425, Rayville; disturbing the peace by loud music.
• Gerald Nichols Jr., 26, 6 Plum Tree Drive, Rayville; discharging a firearm.
• Xazvier Williams, 20, 526 Eugene St., Rayville; no driver’s license.
• James Templeton, 32, 304 Hayes St., Rayville; disturbing the peace (general).
• Maquita Wilson, 31, 412 Dacron St., Rayville; disturbing the peace by fighting.
• Russell Dear, 26, 289 Crawford Road, Rayville; hit and run, leaving the scene or an accident and driving under suspension.
• Whitney Moseley, 23, 206 Curve St., Rayville; driving under suspension and misrepresentation under booking.
• Leonard Brumfield, 36, 152 Legacy Drive, Rayville; no driver’s license and leaving the scene of an accident.
• Allashun Nealon, 24, 3801 Hwy 80 E., Rayville driving under suspension.
• Rick Lea, 52, 12268 Hwy 417 Batchloer; theft less than $300.
• Guy Butler III, 32, 216 Oak Drive, Rayville; driving under suspension.
• Two juveniles were arrested during this period. One was charged with shoplifting and one with disturbing the peace (general).
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The Rayville Police Department issued a total of 70 traffic citations. That number includes 61 for speeding, two for careless operation with an accident and one each for no proof of insurance, no seatbelt, following too close with an accident, special restriction on lamps, no insurance, no child restraint and improper turn with an accident.
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Rayville Police Chief Willie Robinson would like to encourage all citizens of Rayville to exercise principles of good citizenship.
“The Bible says that we should do unto others as we would have them do unto us,” the chief said. “If we would all put this principle into practice, just think how much better life would be.”
Chief Robinson stated the most basic principles of good citizenship are to help people, to respect people and to get actively involved in your community.
“Every day, there is something you can do to help someone,” the chief said. “Carrying a bag of groceries for an elderly person, opening a door for someone whose hands are full, picking up something that someone has dropped and giving it back to them ... just look around you at the people you come in contact with. The possibilities are endless.”
Chief Robinson advised that if you are going to be away from home during the holidays, be sure to contact the Rayville Police Department and submit a patrol request for your residence during your absence.
“If you call us and let us know when you are going to be out of town, my officers will patrol your home regularly during your absence,” he said.
Chief Robinson also advised that if you know your neighbor is going to be away from home, you should keep an eye on their property and report any suspicious persons or activities to the Rayville Police Department. immediately.
Chief Robinson encourages all citizens to come by the Rayville Police Department at 900 Harrison St. or to call 728-4431 if you need his help in any way.