A man was arrested for allegedly burglarizing several vehicles and stealing one on Thursday, June 7.
The Morehouse Sheriff's Police Department located Michael A. Foster, 18, at 2:30 p.m. on Tammy Lane. Chief Investigator Scott Culp said Foster ran into a shed of a nearby residence on Maple Drive, where he was apprehended, trying to evade the police. There were complaints of residents in the area having their vehicles burglarized on the same date.
Once in custody, Foster admitted to the theft of a black 2006 Dodge Charger, valued at $10,000. Prior to taking the vehicle he also burglarized a black H2 Hummer, which was under the carport of a residence on Birch Drive. Foster took a watch, a ring and some binoculars from the Hummer. He also burglarized a Toyota Tundra at a residence on Popular Drive, where he allegedly stole a Glock model 22 handgun valued at $600.
Culp said all of the vehicles that were involved were reportedly left unlocked. The sheriff's office urges people to lock their vehicles, and never leave valuables in them in order to prevent theft from occurring.
Foster has been booked into the Morehouse Parish Jail. He was charged with theft of a motor vehicle, theft of a firearm, unauthorized entry of an inhabited vehicle and four counts of simple burglary. Currently his bond is set for $32,000.