BPD: Long Branch Café break-in solved

Published 10:52 am Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Maj. Percy Knight of the Bogalusa Police Department said that officers have arrested a 21-year-old Bogalusa man who is a suspect in a recent break-in at the Long Branch Café.

Knight said that BPD officers arrested Polanski O. Warren, 21, of Bogalusa, on Sunday on an active warrant for the charge of burglary. Warren is accused of breaking and entering the Long Branch Café, located at 845 Ave. F, on Oct. 21.

“On Sunday, Oct. 21, at approximately 9:01 a.m., the Bogalusa Police Department received a call about a burglary at the Long Branch Café,” Knight said. “The owner of the cafe told officers he came to the business to open up at 9 a.m., and as he unlocked the door he heard a noise in the rear of the building.

“The owner walked to the rear of the building and discovered the door that separates the storage room from the kitchen area had been torn down. It appeared that the suspect entered the storage room by going underneath the building and tearing out the flooring.”

Knight said that security camera footage showed that the owner was walking in the front door as the suspect ran out the rear door. The suspect was a male dressed in a black T shirt and blue jeans, Knight said.

“The BPD Detective Division took over the investigation,” he said. “After speaking to witnesses and reviewing video footage from two different locations, BPD investigators identified Polanski Warren as the perpetrator. An arrest warrant was issued for Warren on the charge of simple burglary.

“This was great team work by the BPD Patrol Shift ‘D’ and the Detective Division.”