Two arrested for string of burglaries
Authorities in Ascension and Livingston parishes arrested two men accused in several recent burglaries.
Carl J. Manning, 32, of 37320 White Road, Prairieville, was identified as the individual who cashed the checks and a warrant was secured for his arrest on three counts of simple burglary, seven counts of forgery and felony theft.
He was located by Ascension Parish sheriff’s deputies on Nov. 8 and was arrested and booked into the parish jail.
As a result of Manning’s arrest, it was learned that Robert Falcon Jr., 33, of 22203 Falcon Rd., Maurepas was also involved in the burglaries of the vehicles and a warrant for his arrest was obtained on Nov. 10.
The Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office investigated a series of car burglaries that occurred in River Highlands subdivision in St. Amant in August, according to Chief Deputy Tony Bacala.
Seven checks from a checkbook that had been stolen from one of the cars were forged and used to purchase items at several area stores, he said.
Falcon was arrested by Livingston authorities earlier in the week. Both Falcon and Manning have been charged with additional crimes in Livingston Parish.
Falcon and Manning were being held in the Livingston Parish Detention Center on bonds of $180,000 and $90,000, respectively.
The men allegedly worked together by targeting unlocked vehicles and taking cash, GPS devices, cell phones, jewelry and MP3 players.