BPD arrests pair for local thefts

Published 5:31 am Saturday, May 27, 2017

The Bogalusa Police Department and other law enforcement agencies recovered a large variety of stolen goods earlier this week, including electronics, jewelry and weapons.

Maj. Percy Knight, public information officer for the BPD, said that on Wednesday, the BPD received a call in reference to the burglary of a residence in the 600 block of Richmond Street. Several items were reportedly taken from the residence, including two flat-screen television sets along with a DirecTV box, assorted jewelry, and a Nikon camera.

Det. Patrick Lyons was assigned to follow up on the case for the BPD, and during his investigation he received a tip about a residence in the 1200 block of North Royal Street, Knight said.

Lyons then obtained a search warrant for the Royal Street residence. During the execution of the warrant, officers reportedly discovered stolen property, drugs and money. Another search warrant was obtained for the residence next door, Knight said. During the execution of that warrant, Lyons and Det. Damion Mitchell of the Washington Parish Sheriff’s Office located three semi-automatic pistols, which were reportedly stolen — one from Bogalusa and another from St. Tammany Parish. Mitchell and Lyons also found an AR-15 style rifle, .223 caliber with a high capacity, with a 100 drum-style magazine that was fully loaded, four push lawn mowers and five weed trimmers. Also, an assortment of drugs and cash was seized, Knight said.

Reginald Payne was charged with simple burglary and possession of stolen things, and Cedric Adams was charged with possession of stolen things, possession of cocaine, and for being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm.

Knight said he would like to thank all the officers and agencies involved in the recovery of the property. They included Lyons; the BPD Patrol Shift A, led by Capt. Troy Tervalon; the Detective Division and Drug Task Force of the Washington Parish Sheriff’s Office; and the K-9 unit from Rayburn Correctional Center.