The Rayville Police Department made the following arrests for the week of July 19-26.
• Brodrick Jones, 19; 1508 Gum St., Rayville; theft less than $100.
• Candice Gauthier, 35; 304 Monarch Drive, Monroe; aggravated assault.
• Jared Gamble, 28; 7326 Cohn St., New Orleans; remaining after being forbidden.
• Amanda West, 32; 214 Dacron St., Rayville; careless operation, no driver’s license, no insurance, battery on a police officer, resisting arrest and failure to secure license and registration.
• Johnathan Davison, 19; 104 Lincoln Road, Monroe; careless operation and no drivers license.
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The Rayville Police Department issued a total of 23 traffic citations this week. That number includes nine for speeding, two each for running a stop sign and expired motor vehicle inspection (more than six months) and one each for headlamp, license plate lights, improper backing with accident, disturbing the peace by loud music, failure to secure license and registration, no driver’s license, driving under suspension, careless operation, no proof of insurance and improper lane usage with an accident.
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Rayville Police Chief Willie Robinson would like to advise the community to please observe all traffic laws. While driving through Rayville be sure to pay attention to speed limits and other traffic signs. Do not text and drive. Distracted driving is the cause for a great number of traffic accidents and traffic fatalities.
Chief Robinson advises that being a statistic is not something that anyone wants. Keep in mind that distracted driving can be ticketed. Chief Robinson advises that you can wait to read that text message, Facebook post, Snap Chat or any other notification that comes up on your phone. Serious injury or death to you or someone else is not worth a notification on your phone.
Once again, Chief Robinson would like to advise everyone to make sure, when you exit your vehicle, that you check to make sure children or pets are out of the vehicle. It only takes a second to scan your vehicle and make sure that everyone is out of the vehicle.
In the matter of minutes, a vehicle can become so hot in this weather that it can cause serious injury to a child or pet. Develop a habit of visually scanning your vehicle to make sure that the vehicle is empty.
Should you see a child or pet in a hot vehicle, do not hesitate to call the Rayville Police Department. We are here to serve our community.