CPSO

ERIC SCOTT RADIO | LAKE CHARLES, LA. — Following a week long investigation, detectives with the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office Vehicle Crimes Investigative Unit (VCIU) arrested a 15 year old, a 16 year old, and Tanner J. Holland, 17, 5352 Topsy Bel Road, Ragley, in connection with over 30 cases of burglarized and damaged vehicles in the Moss Bluff area.

Between December 27 and December 31, the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office received over 30 reports of vehicles being burglarized and damaged in the Moss Bluff area, including Gracie Drive, Coffey Road, and Tay Tay Drive.

Several victims reported over $3,000 worth of items, including electronics, wrapped Christmas gifts, and wallets were stolen out of their UNLOCKED vehicles. Numerous other victims reported damage to their vehicles including slashed tires, cracked windshields and tail lights, and vehicles being keyed.

On December 27, deputies also responded to a home on Coffey Road in reference to a vehicle theft. Upon arrival, deputies spoke with the victim who advised when he woke up that morning, he discovered his truck, valued at over $42,000, had been stolen from his driveway.

A few hours later, deputies located and recovered the stolen truck which had been abandoned after crashing into a ditch at the intersection of Topsy Road and Bill Rosteet Road.

When questioned by detectives, both juveniles and Holland confirmed all of the allegations.

Holland was booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center. All are charged with 14 counts of simple burglary; 15 counts of criminal damage to property; 2 counts of theft over $1,500; 5 counts of theft under $500; and 1 count of theft of a motor vehicle. The two juveniles were charged and released to their parents.

Judge Michael Canaday has set Holland’s bond at $257,500.

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