Two men charged with multiple burglaries
Two Ascension Parish men were arrested July 31 on burglary charges following a three-month investigation, Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Tony Bacala reported.
Bacala said detectives had been investigating multiple burglaries in the Prairieville area where vehicles were stolen, as well as electronic equipment, weapons and miscellaneous items from unlocked vehicles. Detectives received a break in the case during the early morning July 24 when a deputy “spotted a suspicious individual” riding a bicycle on L. Landry Road, Bacala said.
The deputy was aware of the ongoing burglary investigation and identified the bicyclist as Santrell Glover of Geismar, and forwarded the information to detectives, Bacala said.
After searching for Glover, authorities located and brought him in for questioning July 31, and he confessed to 39 counts of vehicle burglary, Bacala said. Glover also implicated Reginald Fowler of Belle Rose as being with him during the burglaries.
Glover told detectives the burglaries became something of a competition as to who could “pull the most licks,” Bacala said.
Fowler, Bacala said, was already wanted in connection with residential and vehicle burglary in Donaldsonville earlier this year, and had apparently left the city to avoid arrest.
Fowler was also arrested July 31 by detectives at Glover’s relatives’ homes located at 15505 Beau Jon Street in Prairieville where a small amount of stolen property was recovered, according to Bacala. Fowler, 29, of 145 Belle Rose Lane, was charged with 41 counts of simple burglary. He was incarcerated in the parish jail on a $30,786.50 bond set by Judge Alvin Turner.
Glover, 19, of 35750 River Oaks, Geismar, was charged with 39 counts of simple burglary and held on a $20,000 bond set by Turner.