3 teens arrested for car break-ins

Published 3:57 am Friday, March 16, 2018

Several juveniles have been arrested by the Bogalusa Police Department in connection with a recent rash of vehicle burglaries, according to Maj. Percy Knight, public information officer for the BPD.

Seven burglaries occurred on Feb. 27 in the Charwood Subdivision and Old Settlers Road. Chief investigator Wendell O’Berry said one woman noticed that she had been burglarized, and the suspects fled into the woods, dropping their bicycles and a shotgun that had taken from one of the vehicles. The woman called the BPD, who put pictures of the bikes on its Facebook page, asking if anybody recognized them.

Those recently arrested were two 16-year-olds and one 15-year-old. Their current charges are six counts of vehicle burglary and one count of theft of a firearm. The three were arrested on March 6 and 7, O’Berry said.

“Prior to this, we were plagued with vehicle burglaries,” he said. “But since then there has only been one vehicle burglary. We’re hoping when the DNA evidence comes in, more crimes will be solved.

“I would like to thank anybody that helped. It was a long investigation, but eventually they will get caught.”