The Morehouse Parish Sheriff’s Office received three car burglary complaints on the morning of Oct. 17.
According to Sheriff Mike Tubbs, two burglaries were committed on Dowd Road and one on Williamsburg Lane.
“Cash, a firearm, car stereos, GPS’s and other electronics were taken,” Tubbs said. “After investigating the incidents, we realized these burglaries had occurred after midnight on the 17.”
Tubbs said the combined amount of all three burglaries, along with damage to the properties, was estimated at over $3,000.
“We usually see these type of burglaries come in rashes,” Tubbs said. “Often times they’ll be connected. It’s a repetitive behavior.”
Tubbs pointed out that because these burglaries took place in “semi-rural areas,” it is “imperative” that citizens report any “suspicious activities.”
“Actually, one person did recall observing suspicious activities at two o’clock that morning,” he said. “A lot of times, people won’t call and report it because they may not want to get involved, don’t think it’s worth reporting or simply don’t won’t bother the sheriff’s office.”
Tubbs said because Morehouse is such a large parish with several rural areas, phone calls from witnesses can often solve the crimes.
“We can’t be everywhere at once,” he said. “We need the help of in the community to catch these criminals.”
Crimestoppers is offering up to $1,000 for any information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons involved in theses or other crimes.
If you have any information, call Crimestoppers of Morehouse at 281.0050, the Bastrop Police Department at 281.1322 or the MPSO at 281.4141.