Juvenile arrested for vehicle burglary

Staff reports

On July 18, 2012 around 7:30 a.m., the Assumption Parish Sheriff’s Office was called to Creole Street in the Belle Rose Community for a vehicle burglary where two pistols were missing from an unlocked vehicle. Detectives arrived on scene and began processing the vehicle for evidence.

While processing the scene, several good Samaritans approached the detective and advised him of a young male who had been seen in the area. Detectives were able to track the juvenile down on the same street. Detectives questioned the juvenile and were able to recover the two weapons and other stolen items.

Detectives arrested one 13-year old juvenile and charged him with one Count of Simple Burglary. He is currently being housed at the St. James Youth Detention Center pending a hearing.

Sheriff Waguespack would like to thank the good Samaritans in this case, for it was their wanting to help one another that helped solve this case.

“This is a prime example of the community helping law enforcement in making Assumption Parish a better place to live,” he said.