HOUMA, LA (WVUE) - Five people have been connected to the Thursday burglary of a Houma home in which a locket containing the ashes of the occupant's son was stolen, according to the Terrebonne Parish Sheriff's Office.
The burglary happened on Royce Street some time after homeowner Allen Robertson and his wife left for work. In addition to the locket, the suspects are accused of taking tens of thousands of dollars worth of tools, family heirlooms, jewelry and other possessions.
The suspects are identified as Scott Vizier, Thomas Smith, Polly Robertson, Gary Kiger and Annette Creppel.
The Sheriff's Office said the locket has not yet been recovered.
Meanwhile, detectives were investigating a series of camp burglaries in the Chauvin and Cocodrie areas. Several camp owners reported that their camps were burglarized while they were away. Items stolen included electronics.
On Thursday afternoon, detectives developed suspect information from multiple sources that led them to a home on Lake Crescent Circle in west Houma. A search warrant was executed at the residence, where items connected to the Royce Street burglary, a camp burglary in Lafourche parish, and a burglary at a residence on Pellegrin Street in Chauvin were recovered detectives said. The residents on Lake Crescent Circle were identified as Thomas Smith, 52, and Annette Creppel, 44. Investigators said Smith was connected to the burglary on Pellegrin Street in Chauvin.
Smith was arrested for two counts of illegal possession of stolen things and simple burglary. Additional charges for other burglary sites in Chauvin will be considered as the investigation continues. Creppel was arrested for two counts of illegal possession of stolen things. It was determined that Creppel did not participate in the burglaries, but was aware that the items placed in her home were stolen by Smith and his associates.
On Friday morning, detectives located a female subject who allegedly helped plan Royce Street burglary along with her brother, Scott Vizier. The female, Polly Robertson, is the ex-wife of the victim from Royce Street. Robertson was found at her home on Idlewild Drive in Houma and arrested for principle to simple burglary. She is currently on federal probation for various illegal drug charges.
Detectives located Vizier, 48 of Lafourche, at a hotel in Houma. He was determined to be the main suspect in the burglary on Royce Street, according to investigators. He was arrested for simple burglary. He was also arrested in connection with a burglary of a home on Pellegrin Street in Chauvin. Additional charges concerning the camp burglaries will be filed as the investigation continues.
Detectives are searching for additional suspects at this time. Gary Kiger, 45, of Lafourche is wanted for the burglary on Royce Street, Pellegrin Street and several camp burglaries. Tiffany Shows, 33, is also wanted for questioning in connection with the camp burglaries.
Vizier has previous criminal history for possession with intent to distribute methamphetamines.
Kiger has previous criminal history for theft, possession of methamphetamines, and domestic abuse.
Robertson has previous criminal history for drug charges and is currently on federal probation.
Smith has previous criminal history for theft, domestic abuse and possession of illegal drugs.
Shows has previous criminal history for illegal drug charges, theft and burglary.
Creppel has no known previous criminal history.