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Investigation Into South Lafourche Vehicle Burglaries Results In Five Arrests

Investigation Into South Lafourche Vehicle Burglaries Results In Five Arrests

Lafourche Parish Sheriff Craig Webre announced five Galliano residents have been arrested after multiple vehicle burglaries in the South Lafourche area. The following people were arrested, each on multiples counts of vehicle burglary: Brandon LaBarge of 124 East 116th Street; Dwayne Halford Jr. of 160 East 123rd Street; and Dylan Crain, Jeremy Blanchard, and Danielle Rogers, all of Wisdom RV Park, Lot 3.

During the early morning hours of Tuesday, February 18, deputies responded to the area of East 29th Street in Larose after receiving multiple calls of suspicious subjects walking around and pulling on car door handles. Upon arrival, deputies located three of the subjects and identified them as Crain, Blanchard and Rogers. Through investigation, deputies also learned two other individuals had been with the three but fled before deputies arrived.

Detectives were called in to investigate and learned of additional vehicle burglaries in the area of West 170th Street in Galliano. Eventually, they were able to identify LaBarge and Halford as the two other suspects. Deputies later located and arrested the two outside a Cut Off restaurant. Several MP3 players, cell phones, credit cards, a small amount of cash and other items were recovered.

All five were eventually transported to the Lafourche Parish Detention Center in Thibodaux. LaBarge was charged with 13 counts of Simple Burglary of a Motor Vehicle and is being held in lieu of $65,000 bond. Crain, Rogers, Blanchard and Halford were each charged with eight (8) counts of Simple Burglary of a Motor Vehicle. Crain is being held in lieu of $24,000 bond, and Rogers is being held in lieu of $12,000 bond. Blanchard was released on Tuesday evening after posting $12,000 bond. Halford, meanwhile, was found to have an active warrant for probation violation and is being held in lieu of $24,000 bond, and he is also being held for Louisiana Probation and Parole. All bonds were set by Judge Ashly Bruce Simpson.

"We want to take this opportunity to remind citizens to keep your vehicles locked," said Sheriff Webre. "These criminals are looking for a quick hit, and they simply bypass any locked vehicle, targeting only the unlocked vehicles."

Sheriff Webre also had a message for those thinking of committing similar crimes. "These crimes tend to produce a lot of evidence, and citizens are keeping a close eye out for this type of activity now that they are more aware of this behavior," said Sheriff Webre. "If you decide to go on a burglary spree, you will be caught."

Detectives say they are continuing their investigation into these burglaries. Anyone who believes they may have been a victim of a vehicle burglary should contact the Criminal Investigations Division at (985) 532-4320.