APSO seeking information on vehicle burglaries over the past few weeks

Staff Writer
Gonzales Weekly Citizen
Ascension Parish Sheriff Jeff Wiley is asking for the public's assistance identifying suspect(s) responsible for a rash of vehicle burglaries in Ascension Parish. This photo is from the area of Highway 44 and Highway 931.

Ascension Parish Sheriff Jeff Wiley is asking for the public’s assistance identifying suspect(s) responsible for a rash of vehicle burglaries in Ascension Parish. The APSO has taken a total of 48 vehicle burglary reports since June 1. During the course of investigating the burglaries a number of surveillance videos, from various locations, captured the suspects.

The areas that have been victimized range from Highway 73 and Airline Highway, Highway 44 and Highway 931, Highway 621, Adam Templet Road, Joe Gautreau Road, Harry Savoy Road, Babin Road, Highway 74, Stringer Bridge Road, George Lambert Road, and Beco Road.

Sheriff Wiley said that the vast majority of the vehicles broken into have been left unlocked by the vehicle owners. In addition, the Sheriff said that valuables, such as electronics, purses, wallets, cash, and weapons, are being left inside the unlocked vehicle. The overwhelming majority, “99 percent” of all vehicle burglaries that occur in Ascension Parish occur in unlocked vehicles. LOCK, LOCK, LOCK your vehicle at ALL TIMES.

Anyone with information on these burglaries are urged to contact the Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office at tel:225-621-INFO (4636) or by texting 847411 to our anonymous tip line from any cellular device or Crime Stoppers at 225-344-STOP (7867). To be eligible for a cash reward, you must contact Crime Stoppers immediately.