LAKE CHARLES, La. — The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office have arrested three suspects wanted in connection to complaints of vehicle burglaries in a neighborhood off Gulf Highway in Lake Charles.
During the initial investigation after complaints were received on April 15, investigators said that they were able to obtain surveillance video from the area showing three suspects, driving a black car, entering unlocked vehicles.
CPSO state that they were later able to obtain the registration for the car seen in the video surveillance, and detectives made contact with the owner of the car, Janaysha R. Seymore, 21, at her home in Lake Charles.
Investigators say they also made contact with two men, later identified as Kentrell J. Dunn, 19, and Coby J. Simon, 20, both of Lake Charles.
After receiving consent to search the residence detectives located most of the stolen property that been taken from the vehicle burglaries off Gulf Highway in Lake Charles, said police.
After further investigation, investigators say they learned that Dunn and Simon, along with a 16 year old juvenile, were responsible for the vehicle burglaries.
According to CPSO, they also discovered they had brought the stolen property back to Seymore’s residence and she had knowledge that the property had been stolen.
Later the same day Seymore, Dunn and Simon were arrested and booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center.
Seymore is charged with possession of stolen things $1,000 - $5,000.
Dunn is charged with 4 counts of simple burglary; theft of a firearm; possession of a firearm by a convicted felon; 2 counts of theft less than $1,000; theft $1,000 to $5,000; and simple criminal damage to property.
Simon is charged with simple burglary; theft of a firearm; possession of marijuana; criminal damage to property; and theft $1,000 to $5,000.
Judge Michael Canaday set Seymore’s bond at $5,000, Dunn’s bond at $187,500, and Simon’s bond at $63,500.
Investigators say that the juvenile was also arrested and booked into the Juvenile Detention Center and charged with 4 counts of simple burglary; theft of a firearm; 2 counts of theft less than $1,000; theft $1,000 to $5,000; and simple criminal damage to property.
CPSO said they also located two stolen guns at the residence.
The investigations are still pending and more charges are possible.
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