Investigators with the Morehouse Parish Sheriff's Office have been able to recover stolen property in several local burglaries.
A report was filed Nov. 4 regarding a pole saw stolen from the Oak Ridge area. On the following day, investigators developed a suspect who was also a suspect in several battery thefts between Rayville and East Carroll Parish. The Rayville Police Department initiated a traffic stop in which Charles Harris, 310, W. Street, Lake Providence, was in the vehicle. Harris was in possession of the stolen pole saw and was arrested by the Rayville Police Department on the charge of possession of stolen property. The saw was recovered and returned to the owner.
Also on Nov. 4, a complaint was received regarding a stolen blower from a residence on Shelton Road. Sgt. Randy Tappin was able to develop a suspect and Lt. Libby Brixey was able to further the investigation and arrest Andrew Williams, 819 Louisiana Lane and Gloria Colliers, 2061 Ledoux, Orangefield, Texas on the charge of simple burglary. The blower was also recovered and returned to the owner.
On Nov. 5, a report was received regarding a Troy-built wood splitter and a Husqvarna chainsaw stolen from a business on US Hwy. 165. Through a Crimestopper's tip, information regarding the location of the wood splitter was obtained. Lt. Brixey and Sgt. Rebecca Wallace traveled to a residence in Monroe and was able to recover it. This investigation is ongoing.
The Sheriff's Office is looking for information regarding the Nov. 4 theft of a Stealth Electric (Patriot LSV) vehicle which was stolen from a residence on the Ouachita City Road. The cart is camouflage in color and is valued at $14,000.
A residential burglary reported on Nov. 11 has deputies looking for information regarding a stolen lock box which contained various silver coins valued at $900 and a 30-6 Remington rifle, a 38 snub-nose revolver and a 22 Remington rifle with a total value of $1,175.
Detectives with the Bastrop Police Department are working several burglaries and are looking for information regarding merchandise taken and those responsible.
On Nov. 7, a report was received regarding an armed robbery at Subway on Madison Ave. The suspect, identified as a black male with "Kortney" tattooed on his neck, was able to take an unspecified amount of cash.
On Nov. 6, the theft of copper from an air conditioning unit at the Agriculture Building located at the Fair grounds was reported.
On Nov. 5, a business on the Courthouse Square had its window broken out and entry was attempted.
Also on Nov. 5, copper was taken from an air conditioning unit from a business on Van Avenue.
On Nov. 3, a complaint was received regarding the theft of a television set and a Hover Round motorized wheelchair from a residence on Crouch.
Page 2 of 2 - Also on Nov. 3, a vehicle was burned up on Martin Luther King South.
On Nov. 2, a shotgun was stolen out of a vehicle on Gemini.
Anyone with any information regarding these thefts or any felony may contact Crimestoppers at 281.0050; the Morehouse Parish Sheriff's Office at 281.4141 or the Bastrop Police Department at 281.1322. Also, anyone with any information regarding the whereabouts of the suspects shown on page 2, may call Crimestoppers with that information. Crimestoppers will pay up to $2,000 for information leading to an arrest and conviction in felony cases.