Due to a rash of vehicle burglaries, Morehouse Sheriff Mike Tubbs cautions citizens to remember to lock their vehicles while both at home or away.
"We have had several vehicles broken into in the Bonner Ferry Road area and while not all have had things taken, they have been gone through," Tubbs said. "The best thing to do is always lock your vehicle, even if you're just running in somewhere for a few minutes." The sheriff's office is looking for information regarding these break-ins, which include: A break-in on July 26 where the complainant noticed the windows of their vehicle had been rolled down and three pair of sunglasses taken. A break-in on July 27 where $74 and numerous compact discs where taken. Items were scattered through out the vehicle. Numerous other complaints where nothing appears to haven been taken but the vehicles were rifled through. The office is also looking for information regarding a vehicular burglary on Oklahoma where a Smith and Wesson 9mm pistol valued at $325 was taken. This theft was reported on July 26. Also on the 26th, the theft of a pink and white ladies' Mongoose bicycle valued at $100 was reported stolen from a residence on Eagle Drive. On July 15, a Ruger SR 22 caliber rifle which has been modified to look like an AR15 and a Highpoint 9 mm pistol were reported stolen from a home on the Lone Lonesome Road. On July 25, a 1994 Sparta hopper bottomed grain trailer was reported stolen from a field across from Davenport Farms on US Hwy. 165 north of Mer Rouge. The trailer is white with blue and red stripes and has four rusted circles on each side. It is approximately 43 feet in length and valued at $25,000. The Bastrop Police Department is still looking for information regarding the whereabouts of Alicia Trichel, who is wanted in connection with a burglary committed on July 26. Trichel has outstanding warrants for simple burglary and conspiracy to commit simple burglary. Anyone with any information regarding these or any other crimes may call the police department at 281.1322, the Morehouse Parish Sheriff's Office at 281.4141 or Crimestoppers at 281.0050. Crimestoppers will pay up to $2,000 for any information in felony cases.