Photo: Liz Knecht. Notice the grass and lake seem as one. Click to Enlarge.
The lake is currently at 98.7 MSL. Spillway is still open and backwater is still on the rise. Rain is still in the forecast. The lake will not reopen until it reaches 98.5 and falling. I will keep you updated on the lake status. For questions and more information contact Betty Fuller 318-617-3235 cell, 318-379-2878 home, 318-357-3007 office.
Cane River Patrol
According to a Task Force Official, Eric James Walter, 33 of Natchitoches, was taken into custody after he crashed a vehicle into an apartment while fleeing from Task Force Agents. The pursuit began on Jefferson Street after Task Force Agents attempted to make contact with the driver of a white Cadillac, later identified as Walter. Walter was being sought by Louisiana Probation & Parole and Natchitoches Drug Task Force due to outstanding Parole and Distribution Warrants. Once Agents activated their lights and sirens, the vehicle fled traveling north to Highway 6 East. The Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s Office, Natchitoches Police Department and Louisiana State Police assisted in the pursuit as the vehicle was observed traveling in upwards of 120 miles per hour on Friday morning at approximately 1:00am.
The vehicle pursuit ended when Walter attempted to turn into a housing complex in Clarence missing the entrance. The vehicle traveled through the grass and came to an abrupt stop after crashing into an apartment. Walter was then taken into custody after a short foot pursuit. Although there was significant damage to the apartment, all of the occupants were uninjured. NRMC and District 3 Fire Department assisted with the welfare of the victims and structural damage to the apartment.
As a result, Walter was charged with possession of CDS II after the recovery of suspected powder cocaine within the vehicle, Parole violation, Distribution of CDS I, Reckless Operation, Aggravated Criminal Damage to Property, two counts of Resisting an Officer along with multiple traffic violations.
Walter remains in the Natchitoches Parish Detention Center awaiting bond.
Friday morning Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s Deputies, Natchitoches Fire District #5, Natchitoches Regional Medical Center EMS Paramedics, and Natchez Police responded to a structure fire in the 300 block of Main Street in Natchez, La. at approximately 10:49am. The residence reportedly owned by Marvin Culbert was a total loss.
Natchitoches Fire District #5. is investigating the cause of the fire.
Press Release Post: NPSO
Cane River Lake Closed
The lake is currently at 98.8 MSL. Spillway is still open and backwater is still on the rise. Rain is still in the forecast. The lake will not reopen until it reaches 98.5 and falling. I will keep you updated on the lake status. For questions and more information contact Betty Fuller 318-617-3235 cell, 318-379-2878 home, 318-357-3007 office.
Cane River Patrol
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Here is a look at the week of May 31 – June 6
at Northwestern State University.
May 31 – Last day of regular registration for first four week session and eight week summer session
May 31 – June 6 – Registration for fall semester, second four week summer session.
June 1 – Start of first four week session and eight week summer session
June 1 – 5 – Fun with Music Camp, A. A. Fredericks Fine Arts Complex, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
June 1 – 5 – Art Fundamentals Summer Camp, Fine Arts Annex, 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.
June 2 — Rape Aggression Defense Basic Physical Defense Class, Wellness, Recreation and Activity Center, 9 a.m.
June 2 – Start of water aerobics class, Robert W. Wilson Recreation Complex, 10:30 a.m.
NATCHITOCHES PARISH PRESIDENT RICK NOWLIN ISSUES EMERGENCY DECLARATION
Natchitoches Parish President Rick Nowlin has declared a State of Emergency due to potential effects of the flooding conditions. Mr. Nowlin urges all citizens to take notice and prepare accordingly.
Anyone needing assistance with sandbags should contact Mary Jones with the Office of Emergency Preparedness at (318) 471-2942.
PARISH OF NATCHITOCHES
OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT
200 CHURCH STREET
NATCHITOCHES, LOUISIANA 71457
PRESS RELEASE: May 29, 2015