Twice within the last two weeks, the Morehouse Parish Sheriff's Office has received reports of property damage out of the Gallion Subdivision in Mer Rouge.
According to Chief Criminal Investigator Major Rose Worley, both reports stated that someone has been poking holes in irrigation pipes, which are meant for watering crops. The cost to replace the pipes is around $1,000.
“These pipes are very expensive to replace,” Worley said. “We want to make sure and put a stop to this.”
As reported earlier this week, the MPSO is also looking for leads in several thefts. On June 26th, a Dell Latitude 15 5000 laptop was reported stolen from the school board office located at 4099 Naff Ave. On June 27th, a home in Oak Ridge was broken into and several items were reported stolen including landscaping hand tools, a chain saw, a television and VCR combo and two DVD players. The MPSO is also still investigating the case involving two missing cows from the Oak Ridge area, a black cow weighing around 1,000 pounds and a white-faced heifer calf weighing about 700 pounds. Both cows are branded with the Roman numeral three and their combined worth is $3,000.
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.