UPDATE: Man connected to Magic Grill vandalism, burglary

More arrests are expected

OUACHITA Parish - UPDATE (6/1/17): The Ouachita Parish Sheriff's Office (OPSO) has given us the the latest in a case of vandalism and burglary to some local businesses.

Investigators have connected Ricky Patrick Junior to burglaries at Magic Grill and other businesses in Ouachita Parish.

The 25-year-old was caught near a West Monroe business late Saturday night on memorial weekend.

OPSO investigators now believe Patrick was involved in a rash of break-ins they are currently investigating, including Magic Grill and a U-Haul on Sterlington road.

The sheriff's office is now working hand in hand with Monroe Police on this case. 

Officials say they are expecting to make more arrests.

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ORIGINAL STORY:

Ouachita Parish deputies have made an arrest in the recent business burglaries in Ouachita Parish.

Late Saturday evening, May 27th, OPSO Patrol Deputies responded to a report of suspicious persons seen near a West Monroe business in the Claiborne area on Highway 80. 

When deputies arrived, two suspects were observed fleeing the business.  After a brief pursuit, one of the suspects was apprehended; identified as Ricky Patrick, Jr., age 25 of Monroe. 

Further investigation by OPSO Investigators determined Patrick allegedly was involved in committing several recent business burglaries currently investigated by the Sheriff’s Office that occurred in the Claiborne area, Highway 165 north in Monroe and the LA 139 area in Swartz & Lakeshore. 

He also had burglarized the business he was apprehended fleeing from.  Patrick has been booked into the Ouachita Correctional Center on four counts of simple burglary, one count of motor vehicle theft and one count of illegal carrying of a weapon.

 

The investigation is continuing. More arrests and additional burglary charges are pending.


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