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Ville Platte Police break nearly 30 burglary cases with six arrests

Ville Platte Police
Posted at 3:58 PM, Apr 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-08 16:58:25-04

Ville Platte Police Chief Neal Lartigue today reports multiple arrests made in connection with a string of burglaries between January and the end of March.

The break in the cases came in mid-March, when a patrol officer stopped a vehicle that had several juveniles and a bag of burglary tools inside. This stop led to information and evidence to a string of break-ins and burglaries, the chief says.

Detectives have been working endless hours in a three month investigation into burglaries of businesses and residences in the city of Ville Platte. Those efforts have resulted in multiple arrests of adults and juveniles, the chief says.

Almost 30 cases have been closed now, the chief says, including these:

January
1-17-2020 – business – West LaSalle
1-26-2020 – residential – Whiteville Road

February
2-1-2020 – residential -300 block of Reed Street
2-9-2020 – residential - 600 block of East Main
2-9-2020 – residential – 100 block Demoncherveaux Blvd.
2-18-2020 – business – 100 block West Main Street
2-18-2020 – business – 800 block West Lincoln Road
2-20-2020 – business – 100 block West Main Street
2-20-2020 – business – 1000 block West Lincoln Road
2-24-2020 – business – 800 block Tate Cove Road
2-24-2020 – business – 800 block West Lincoln Road
2-27-2020 – business – 800 block West Lincoln Road
2-29-2020 – business – 800 block West Lincoln Road
2-29-2020 – business – 700 block West LaSalle Street

March
3-03-2020 – business – 800 block West Lincoln Road
3-04-2020 – business – 500 block Tate Cove Road
3-06-2020 – business – 700 block South Chataignier Road
3-06-2020 – business – 500 block Tate Cove Road
3-06-2020 – business – 400 block Tate Cove Road
3-10-2020 – business – 200 block East Main Street
3-11-2020 – business – 500 block Tate Cove Road
3-11-2020 – business – 100 block West Main Street
3-11-2020 – business – 400 block Tate Cove Road
3-13-2020 – business – 200 block West LaSalle Street
3-16-2020 – business – 900 block East LaSalle Street
3-31-2020 – business- 800 block West Main Street

There was also a residential burglary that occurred on East Washington Street at the end of November 2019 that was solved as part of this investigation.

Juvenile arrests were:

A 16-year-old boy, booked with curfew violation, possession of burglary tools, illegal possession of stolen firearm, illegal possession of firearm by a juvenile, 3 counts of burglary, 3 counts of criminal damage to property and multiple counts of theft.
A 15-year-old boy, booked with curfew violation and possession of burglary tools
A 16-year-old boy, booked with curfew violation and possession of burglary tools.
A 16-year-old boy, booked with curfew violation and possession of burglary tools.

Two adults also were arrested:

Dakollian Deville, 20, of Ville Platte, booked with 9 counts of burglary, 1 count of burglary of a pharmacy, 10 counts of criminal damage to property and 5 counts of theft. The charges stem from multiple cases and the bonds combined equal $580,000.00.

Vontrevis Thomas, 23 of Ville Platte, booked with 2 counts of Burglary, 2 counts of criminal damage to property and 2 counts of theft. The charges stem from multiple cases and the bonds combined equal $ 120,000.00

More Adult and juvenile arrests are pending.

“We are following other leads and information to make more arrests and solve other reported cases," the chief said.

Chief Lartigue stated that as this investigation moves forward and arrests are being made, it is important that anyone who may have information on suspects for different break- ins and burglaries, contact the Ville Platte Police Department. You can call 363-1313, or text a tip on the TIP VILLE PLATTE app. You will remain anonymous.