Walker Police have reached out to the media today asking for the public’s help in identifying suspects in multiple vehicle burglaries that occurred early Tuesday morning in Walker.
The media release states that at least four vehicles were burglarized in the Achord Lane/Gaylord Road area of Walker early Tuesday.
“Three of the vehicles were unlocked and one of the vehicles, which had valuables in the front seat in plain sight, was forcibly entered by breaking one of the vehicle’s windows.” Captain Sharp reported in the release.
“Five young men were in the group that hit the Achord Lane/Gaylord Road area,” said Chief Addison, according to the release. “A security camera in the area recorded one of the incidents and we have made that video available to media outlets. It is our hope that someone will see the video, recognize one or more of the suspects, and give us a call.”
In addition to the vehicle burglaries that Walker Police are handling, the Livingston Parish Sheriff’s Office is investigating the theft of three vehicles, two of which were stolen from the same area in which the automobile burglaries occurred.
According to the release, Sheriff Jason Ard stated: “Of the 3 vehicles stolen, my detectives have recovered two of the vehicles. We are still searching for a 2015 Chrysler 200, light blue in color. We have reason to believe the suspects in the vehicle burglaries in Walker are responsible for the vehicle thefts, even though one of the vehicles was stolen from the Denham Springs area. It appears as though the vehicle was left unlocked with a spare key inside. We are asking our residents to continue to work with us and share any helpful information with authorities.”
The statement adds that area law enforcement agencies have arrested a number of individuals for vehicle burglaries over the last several weeks, but crime continues to be a problem. It is noted that unlocked vehicles are the most frequent target.
“Our Department recently solved several vehicle burglaries and the Sheriff’s Office solved nearly 100 outstanding vehicle burglaries just last week,” said Walker Police Chief David Addison in the release. “All of the area law enforcement agencies are working together to solve the burglaries that have occurred and to prevent future burglaries. Our efforts will not end until we stop these burglaries and put the people responsible in jail.”
Walker Police urges the public to help law enforcement by promptly reporting suspicious people in neighborhoods, particularly in the late night and early morning hours.
“If you see a suspicious person or group of people walking through your neighborhood after dark who looks out of place, dial 911 and give us the chance to check them out,” Chief Addison requested. “We want to catch these people before they break another car window or steal any more valuables.”
Area law enforcement agencies also strongly suggest that the public keep vehicles locked and either remove valuables from vehicles or keep valuables out of sight. Vehicle burglars are less likely to break into a vehicle where nothing of value is visible.
Anyone knowing any of the persons shown is asked to call Walker Police at 225-664-3125, the Livingston Parish Sheriff’s Office at 225-696-2241 or Crime Stoppers at 225-344-STOP. You can also text an anonymous tip to the Walker Police by texting TIPWALKERPD to 888777 and following the instructions.