LIVINGSTON PARISH, LA (WAFB) - Deputies say four suspects have been identified in connection to 18 vehicle burglaries and one vehicle theft in Livingston Parish, according to officials with the Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office.
Sheriff Jason Ard says, "The crimes span from Port Vincent to north of the Walker area. The crime spree started in mid-October 2015 through the first of November 2015. Three individuals have been arrested, a fourth suspect identified is now deceased."
Detectives estimate that a total of $11,351.00 in property was stolen throughout the crime spree. Detectives have been able to recover approximately $8,700 worth of stolen property.
Deputies say 17-year-old Nicholas D. Gaudin of Denham Springs and 17-year-old Noah J. Templet of Baton Rouge were arrested and booked into the Livingston Parish Detention Center. A 15-year-old juvenile was also arrested.
Deputies say a fourth suspect, 19-year-old Caine Miller is now deceased.
Sheriff Ard says, "Through an extensive investigation, detectives learned that all vehicles targeted were left unlocked. As we get into the holiday season, I want to encourage our citizens to take extra precautions to avoid becoming a victim. Criminals will strike at every opportunity, let's not give them one."
Gaudin was jailed on a $270,000 bond, and Templet was jailed on a $210,000 bond.