BPD Chief Downey Black said two reports of property damage via graffiti had been made within the last 24 hours. It was reported that the church van of St. Mary's on Madison had been spray painted with obscenities on both sides and a vehicle parked at a business on West Madison also had an obscenity spray painted on it as well as the windshield and two door glasses busted.
The graffiti constitutes felony criminal damage to property by defacing with graffiti and the penalty for this crime is no more that a $1,000 fine or a jail sentence of no more than 2 years, with or without hard labor.
"It's not worth a felony conviction for something perceived as a prank," Black said of those responsible for the damage.
The City is also looking for information regarding an arson which happened over the weekend at 602 Forest. According to the report, the homeowner was out of town and unknown suspects kicked in the rear door and started multiple fires inside the residence.
Lastly, BPD investigators are looking for information on Eric LaQuan Johnson, b/m, 5'10" tall and weighing 225 pounds. The 19 year old is wanted for two felony counts of criminal damage to property.
At the Morehouse Parish Sheriff's Office, information is needed in a vehicle burglary in which speakers, a speaker box and an amp was stolen out of the trunk of a vehicle on the Perryville Hwy.
The Board of Crimestoppers of Morehouse Parish recently approved an increase on the amount of money payed for information leading to the arrest and conviction of these and any other felony crimes.
Crimestoppers will now pay up to $2,000 for any information in a felony case. Anyone having such information may call Crimestoppers at 281.0050, the Bastrop Police Department at 281.1322 or the Morehouse Parish Sheriff's Office at 281.4141.