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Wednesday, April 17, 2019

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Lockport Chief of Police Warren Vedros announced officers are seeking the public’s help in locating a father and son wanted in connection to vehicle burglaries at a local store.

Police are searching for Brent Plaisance, 35, and Brent Ford, 55, whose last known address is 203 Church Street in Raceland.

On December 14, officers responded to a convenience store in the 600 block of Crescent Avenue in Lockport in reference to a vehicle burglary. Through investigation, officers learned an unknown male subject had entered vehicles belonging to two store employees, and had stolen a jacket from one of the vehicles.

While reviewing video surveillance at the location, the man was also seen stealing an alcoholic beverage from the store. Officers were able to identify the man as Brent Plaisance. They also learned a second male subject, later identified as Plaisance’s father Brent Ford, was also on site and had knowledge of the vehicle burglaries.

Plaisance is wanted for two counts of simple burglary of a motor vehicle and theft of goods. His bond is set at $20,500 by the warrants. Ford, meanwhile, is wanted for principle to simple burglary of a motor vehicle, and his bond is set at $5,000.

Plaisance’s criminal history includes 23 prior arrests for related crimes such as theft, burglary, purse snatching, shoplifting and robbery, as well as other crimes including DWI and drug charges. Ford has 36 prior arrests for various crimes including burglary, battery, assault, drug possession, DWI, hit and run, and various other charges.

Police are asking anyone with information on the whereabouts of the suspects to contact Bayou Region Crime Stoppers  at  1-800-743-7433  or  by  texting  “GIVEATIP”  plus  your  message  to  274637.  Tips  can  also  be submitted using the TipSubmit Mobile application or online at Tipsters can remain anonymous and could be eligible for a reward up to $1,000 in cash if the information given leads to an arrest.