Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office Property Crimes Division arrested three men in connection with multiple vehicles burglaries that occurred in early December in Prairieville.
According to Chief Deputy Bobby Webre, detectives received several complaints regarding vehicle burglaries that occurred off Swamp Road in December. Leads in the investigation led detectives to a residence on Murphy Webb Road where 22-year-old Christopher Gray was believed to be in possession of property taken in the various burglaries.
Detectives seized a quantity of marijuana, a stolen firearm, and several items stolen from the vehicle burglaries.
Gray was arrested and charged with illegal possession of stolen things, illegal possession of stolen firearms, possession with intent to distribute marijuana, possession of schedule II CDS, illegal carry of weapons, and drug paraphernalia.
As the investigation continued, detectives were able to identify two other subjects involved in the vehicle burglaries. They were later identified as 18-year-old Tyzell Duncan and 17-year-old Ryan Veal.
Duncan was located and arrested in Baton Rouge on January 14 where he was in possession of a stolen handgun taken from one of the vehicle burglaries reported in Ascension Parish.
He was transported to the Ascension Parish Jail on Tuesday, January 23 for ten counts of vehicle burglary, eight counts of trespassing, four counts of theft of a firearm, and theft.
Veal was also arrested on Monday, January 29 and charged with ten counts of vehicle burglary, eight counts of trespassing, four counts of theft of a firearm, and theft.
All remain in the Ascension Parish Jail awaiting bond.
“Chief Deputy Webre reminds the public that it is essential that we lock our vehicles. It is well known that 98 percent of all vehicle burglaries occur when a vehicle is left unlocked and valuable items are left in plain view.”