OPSO: 3 suspects arrested in connection with a series of car burglaries

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OUACHITA PARISH, La. – (5/17/19) Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Investigators have arrested three suspects in connection with a series of vehicle burglaries in the parish. 

Dakota Hodge, age 18 of Monroe, has been arrested on numerous Simple Burglary charges and placed in OCC. The other two suspects are both juveniles and have been charged with Simple Burglary and placed in Green Oaks Detention Center. Their identities cannot be released. More arrests and additional charges are expected as the investigation continues.

OPSO Patrol Deputies initiated a traffic stop of a vehicle occupied by the suspects that matched the description of one used in attempted vehicle burglaries in the Sylvan Lakes Subdivision recently.

Further investigation stemming from the traffic stop revealed all three suspects had committed multiple vehicle burglaries in the following locations in Ouachita Parish:

  • Hedge Hill Subdivision                                  
  • Music Road
  • Shows Lane                                                  
  • Frenchmen’s Bend
  • Caldwell Road                                              
  • Sherwood Trailer Park
  • River Oaks Subdivision                                  
  • Lakeland Gardens
  • Sam Drive                                                    
  • Sylvan Lakes
  • Swartz Fairbanks                                          
  • Liner Drive
  • Somerset Drive                                            
  • Copper Run
  • Caney Ridge

Most of the stolen items, including five handguns, have been recovered.

Sheriff Russell reminds residents to remove all valuables such as purses, handguns, etc. from their vehicles when unattended to help prevent becoming a burglary victim.

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