Monroe Police Department

It's OK to Be a Mentor

Jan 10, 2018

January is National Mentoring Month. Corporal Larry Wilson of the Monroe Police Department shares information about the OK Program in the Monroe, Louisiana area.

Woman Allegedly Stabbed Boyfriend Three times

Oct 2, 2017
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An argument turned violent allegedly ended with a stabbing. The Monroe Police department say Paula Smith and her boyfriend were quarreling when Smith got a steak knife for protection.

The arrest report says the boyfriend allegedly grabbed a hammer and threw a beer. Smith then supposedly stabbed the boyfriend three times. He was wounded in the chest, back and arm.

Another woman intervened and took the knife from Smith. Smith is now charged with aggravated battery. 

Indiana Public Media /

The interim chief Eugene Ellis from the Monroe Police Department soothed a worried crowd on Thursday night.

He said the MPD is very much capable at handling crime.



Ellis says the new system seems to be working as crime rates have gone down somewhat. He also adds that he too would like to see the current rates drop more.


After climbing a display case at Walmart, on Lamy Lane in Monroe, Tremane Gordon, Former Monroe Mayoral candidate, began rapping and dancing. On lookers were disturbed and called the police.


Officers tried to verbally subdue Gordon by asking him to get on the ground and surrender several times. Gordon Responded to this by pouring a beer he was drinking on the ground.

Police deployed a tazer at him then arrested him.


Monroe Police Department

Edzavion Miller, 25, has been identified as a suspect in an ongoing case for a shooting which took place on Tuesday night in a Monroe night club. The shooting happened at about 11 pm at The Carter 2 Lounge on 2300 block of Desiard Street.

Nearby residents said they heard about 10-13 gun shots. The identity of the victim has not been released.

Detective Chris Bates, of the Monroe Police department, says the victim was taken to a local hospital and treated after being found with several gunshot wounds.

Bates also added: