LAKE CHARLES, La. — The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office announced that its Vehicle Crimes Investigation Unit has made four arrests in connection with an investigation of burglaries of unlocked vehicles at an RV park on Highway 27 in Sulphur on June 5.
According to a release, CPSO says that its detectives viewed video surveillance in the area where the burglaries occurred and observed four suspects.
Detectives state they were also able to identify a car, belonging to Allison F. Vincent, 19, 2516 May Street, Westlake, that was used during the burglaries.
Investigators say that they made contact with Vincent at her residence on June 10, and after a subsequent search of the home detectives located eight firearms inside the home - one of which was reported stolen - along with illegal narcotics.
Investigators say they later learned Vincent, along with three other individuals at the home were responsible for the vehicle burglaries at the RV park.
Those individuals are:
- Ray A. Mitchell, 18, of Gramercy
- Demetrius T. Miller, 20, of Gramercy
- a 17 year old juvenile, of New Orleans
CPSO say all four were arrested: Vincent, Mitchell and Miller were booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center and the juvenile was booked into the Juvenile Detention Center.
They are all charged with two counts of simple burglary; theft of a firearm; and illegal possession of a stolen firearm.
Investigators say that Disean T. Ester, 20, 2465 Highway 397, Lake Charles, who was also in the home at the time the search warrant was executed, was arrested and booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center and charged with possession of a stolen firearm, illegal possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and possession of marijuana.
Judge Michael Canaday set Vincent, Mitchell and Miller’s bonds at $90,000 and Ester’s bond at $130,000.
Detectives say they have reason to believe most, if not all of the firearms found in the residence have been stolen within the last several months, but are currently waiting for verification.
Detectives say they also learned Vincent, Mitchell, Miller, Ester, and the juvenile are responsible for other vehicle burglaries that occurred outside of Calcasieu Parish.
The investigation is ongoing and more charges are likely.
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