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Bastrop Daily Enterprise - Bastrop, LA
  • Morehouse Parish Sheriff's Office seeks leads in break-ins

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  • The Morehouse Parish Sheriff's Office is asking for help in solving a couple of recent home invasions.
    On June 18, a home burglary was reported on Norman Harper Road. Three long guns and a television were said to be stolen from the residence.
    On June 16, a house on Cherry Drive was reportedly broken into. Chief Criminal Investigator Major Rose Worley said it was reported that two guns were stolen out of the house and a large amount of ammunition.
    “Anyone who believes they may have found or bought any of these stolen items may return it to the Sheriff's Office without fear of getting in trouble,” Worley said. “We are just trying to locate the stolen property.”
    Anyone with any information regarding these offenses may call Crime Stoppers at 281.0050; the Morehouse Parish Sheriff's Office at 281.4141 or the Bastrop Police Department at 281.1322. Crime Stoppers will pay up to $2,000 for information leading to an arrest and conviction in felony cases.
    The MPSO has also made arrests in several crime stoppers cases.
    Two suspects, Brandon Harris and Jennifer Porter Lemons, were arrested in association with the burglary that took place on Cummings Road. Lt. Libby Brixey and Lt. Scott Culp worked the case with the assistance of Sgt. Kim Lowden and Sgt. Jeremy Streeter.
    “Several long hours were put into that case,” Worley said.
    Harris was charged with simple burglary of an inhabited dwelling, theft of a motor vehicle and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. Lemons was charged with illegal possession of stolen things and obstruction of justice.
    Two men, Caleb White and John Ogima, were arrested in connection to a break in on Dew Drop Road. Lt. Libby Brixey was the agent in that case. Both were charged with unauthorized entry of an inhabited dwelling.
    Rita May was arrested and charged with forgery following an investigation of a stolen utility refund check off of Collinston Road. Sgt. Kim Lowden was the agent on the case.
    “I appreciate all the hard work to try and solve these cases,” Worley said. “Crime stoppers really does help us out.”

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