WPSO: Thieves arrested on Highway 60

Published 10:29 am Monday, July 9, 2018

Three Bogalusa men were arrested Saturday and charged with burglary of an inhabited dwelling, according to Chief Deputy Mike Haley of the Washington Parish Sheriff’s Office.

On Saturday, Washington Parish Sheriff’s Office patrol deputies Sgt. David Cupp and Roy Scroggs responded to a concerned neighbor’s report of a suspicious vehicle at a residence on Highway 60, Haley said.

Paul W. Broadway

Upon arriving at the residence, the officers noticed a Toyota sports utility vehicle with a trailer attached backed up to the garage of the residence. Haley said that the officers observed three men loading scrap metal into the vehicle.

When confronted by the deputies, the men stated they had permission from the owner but could not remember the owner’s name, Haley said. The deputies contacted the owner of the residence, who stated he did not know the men and did not give anyone permission for anyone to take items from his property.

Arrested for burglary of an inhabited dwelling were Paul W. Broadway, 45, Anthony Green, 35, and Todd Christopher Smith, 20. The three men are residents of different locations in the 900 block of Avenue H in Bogalusa.

As of Tuesday afternoon, Broadway and Smith had been released from jail after posting $5,000 bond. Green still remained in jail, with a bond set at $5,000.

Anthony Green

Haley said this is the first stay in the Washington Parish Jail for Broadway and Smith. Green has a previous arrest in 2006 for aggravated arson.

“Great job, Sgt. Cupp and Deputy Scroggs,” Washington Parish Sheriff Randy Seal said. “No homeowner in our parish should have to fear for the security of his or her property when they are away from home. I am grateful to the concerned neighbor who called us and I remind everyone to call us if they see anything suspicious. Our deputies will respond.”

Todd C. Smith