Posted: Aug 7, 2014 10:55 AM by Brock Sues
Updated: Aug 7, 2014 11:00 AM
BATON ROUGE - Three people accused of stealing an SUV and breaking into more than 30 cars in two Denham Springs subdivisions last month were arrested after a joint investigation by sheriff's deputies in Livingston and East Baton Rouge Parishes.
The Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office was contacted on July 31 by detectives in Baton Rouge who said they had a person in custody with information about a spree of car break-ins and a stolen vehicle that happened in Livingston earlier in July.
The crime happened in the early morning hours of July 21 in the Forest Ridge and Westminster Estates subdivisions of Denham Springs. Livingston Parish deputies said items including GPS devices, credit cards, wallets and sports equipment were taken from 36 unlocked cars.
A Toyota FJ Cruiser was reported stolen in the area of the burglaries on the same day, according to deputies.
With the new information, a joint investigation with EBRSO revealed more suspects and led to the arrests of three individuals connected to the burglaries and auto theft:
The charges for each include 25 counts of vehicle burglary and felony theft of a motor vehicle with more charges possible as the investigation continues.
Deputies said the stolen Toyota SUV has been recovered.
All three individuals remain in custody in East Baton Rouge Parish.