Five arrested in string of Gonzales burglaries
GONZALES - Police have made five arrests in connection with a series of vehicle burglaries that plagued parts of Ascension Parish throughout mid-October.
According to the Gonzales Police Department, officers responded to a burglary in progress off of Cornerview Road on Oct. 23. There, police found 23-year-old LeeRoy Hernandez, who admitted that he wasn't working alone when he burglarized a vehicle.
Hernandez identified 25-year-old Aaron Osterhout, who was found behind a nearby nursing home, as an accomplice. Interviews with the two suspected burglars led police to obtain a search warrant for a home on W. New River Street.
Upon searching the home, police found a number of narcotics and numerous items which had been reported stolen during recent vehicle burglaries in the Gonzales area. Three more individuals were also found inside the home and tied to the burglaries.
While executing the search warrant, police additionally arrested 55-year-old Kelly Osterhout, 60-year-old Jennie Navarre and 24-year-old Samuel Felker in connection with at least nine separate burglaries.
The five individuals were booked on a variety of charges, including simple burglary, resisting an officer, possession of stolen items, conspiracy to commit simple burglary, and several drug charges.