BPD: Man did 3 crimes

Published 4:22 am Saturday, August 11, 2018

Around daybreak on Thursday, the Bogalusa Police Department’s Patrol Shift “A” investigated three separate crimes that led to the arrest of Frank Cangelosi II, 31, of Bogalusa, according to Maj. Percy Knight of the BPD.

Kngiht said that at 5:46 a.m. Thursday, the BPD received a call where the victim was sleeping when she was awakened by glass breakage on Cypress Street. The victim discovered a broken window in another bedroom of her home, Knight said.

When the BPD officers arrived, the suspect had already fled the area. A shoe print, believed to be the suspect’s, was observed on a broken piece of glass from a jalousie-type window, Knight said.

At 6:30 a.m., the BPD received another call in reference to several vehicle burglaries in the parking lot at Resthaven Living Center, located on Harrison Street. A witness took a photograph of the suspect with a cell phone, Knight said, and a BPD officer recognized the suspect in the photograph as Cangelosi.

Knight said that a short time later, officers located Cangelosi sitting on a porch of a residence on Monroe Street. A bag containing suspected burglary tools were located on the ground next to the porch, Knight said.

Cangelosi was placed under arrest and transported to the Bogalusa City Jail. At the jail, a BPD officer reportedly noticed the shoes Cangelosi was wearing, and that they matched the shoe print found on the glass from the Cypress St burglary.

At 8:42 a.m., the BPD received a call from the manager at Travis Supermarket located on Derbigney Street, in reference to damage to the cold drink machines outside the store, Knight said.

“The manager stated the locks on two of the machines had been damaged,” Knight said. “The manager stated on Aug. 8 he observed someone tampering with the drink machines and recognized the person to be Frank Cangelosi. The manager also stated that the crime was recorded on the store’s video surveillance system.”

Cangelosi was booked and charged with simple burglary of an inhabited dwelling, three counts of simple burglary, two counts of attempted burglary, possession of burglary tools and three counts of criminal damage to property.