Teen suspect arrested in auto burglaries, sheriff says there could more victims

Teen suspect arrested in auto burglaries, sheriff says there could more victims
A teenager was arrested in Houma after a rash of vehicle burglaries. (Source: Facebook)

TERREBONNE PARISH, La. (WVUE) - Terrebonne Parish sheriff’s deputies arrested a 16-year-old boy for suspected vehicle burglary and attempted burglary.

Officers investigated a cluster of vehicle burglaries that occurred on or around Sunday (June 28) in and around the vicinity of Bayou Gardens Drive

At approximately 1:38 a.m., deputies responded to a report that a burglary of an auto had taken place on the 200 blk. of Bayou Gardens Drive in Houma.

A description of a suspect was given by the complainant and deputies began searching the area. The suspect was observed but he eluded capture on foot.

Deputies located some items that had been stolen and safeguarded them. Among items recovered were two shotguns. A search continued in the area with K-9 deputies assisting.

The suspect was apprehended and was booked into the Terrebonne Parish Juvenile Detention Center.

Throughout the day, additional reports of thefts from autos or attempted thefts from autos in the vicinity of the first case were received. In some cases, complainants supplied video surveillance footage.

The juvenile, whose name cannot be released due to his age, now faces additional charges of simple burglary from a vehicle and attempted burglary.

Additional investigations are in progress. Detectives are asking that anyone with video of attempted burglaries in the Oakshire area up to and including the early morning hours of Sunday, or whose auto has been burglarized but has not yet reported the crime contact the Terrebonne Parish Sheriff’s Office at (985) 876-2500.

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