Three arrested in Prairieville car burglaries
Three men have been arrested in connection with multiple vehicle burglaries that occurred in early December in Prairieville.
According to Chief Deputy Bobby Webre, the Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office Property Crimes Devision received complaints regarding car break ins that took place off Swamp Road. The investigation led detectives to a residence on Murphy Webb Road.
Christopher Gray, 22, was believed to be in possession of property taken during the vehicle burglaries. After an investigation, detectives seized marijuana, a stolen firearm, and several items reported stolen from the burglaries.
Gray was charged with illegal possession of stolen items, illegal possession of stolen firearms, possession with intent to distribute marijuana, possession of a schedule II controlled dangerous substance, illegal carry of weapons, and drug paraphernalia.
Through the course of the investigation, two other subjects involved in the burglaries were identified as Tyzell Duncan, 18, and Ryan Veal, 17.
Duncan was located and arrested in Baton Rouge on January 14. He was in possession of a stolen handgun taken from one of the burglaries in Ascension Parish. He was taken to the Ascension Parish Jail on January 23 for ten counts of vehicle burglary, eight counts of trespassing, four counts of theft of a firearm, and theft.
Veal was arrested on Monday, January 29. He was charged with ten counts of vehicle burglary, eight counts of trespassing, four counts of theft of a firearm, and theft.
All of the suspects remain in jail awaiting bond.
Webre reminds the public that it is essential to lock your vehicle. He said it is well known that 98 percent of all vehicle burglaries occur when a vehicle is left unlocked with valuable items in plain view.
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