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Suspect in vehicle burglaries arrested

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RAPIDES PARISH, La. (KALB News Channel 5) The Rapides Parish Sheriff's Office arrests last wanted suspect in recent vehicle burglaries.

According to The Rapides Parish Sheriff's Office, The last wanted suspect in an investigation of recent vehicle burglaries was arrested on a routine traffic stop this weekend. Daniel Lee Burns, 29, of 5617 Mildred Ave. Alexandria, La. was arrested on ten counts of Vehicle Burglary.

RPSO said Burns was also charged with, Improper Lane Usage, Driving Under Suspension/Revocation, Resisting an Officer, 11 counts Unauthorized Use of Access Card <300, Unauthorized Use of Access Card >500m, Identity Theft, Possession of Stolen Goods, 11 counts Monetary Instrument Abuse and two counts Forgery.

RPSO said deputies with the Metro Division had received information the suspect, Daniel Burns, was staying in motel rooms on MacArthur Dr. The deputies canvassed the area and spotted a vehicle that Burns was thought to be traveling in. Deputies stopped the vehicle and Burns was arrested after a brief attempt to flee.

On September 16 and 17, RPSO said deputies responded to Kisatchie Lane, in the Kincaid Lake Area, and two locations on Leavines Road, in the Boyce Area, in reference to several vehicle burglaries. RPSO deputies said when contact was made with the victims, they discovered the same type of entry was made into the vehicles and wallets were taken with cash, debit cards and checks. 

RPSO Detectives were assigned to the investigation. According to RPSO, through their investigation, detectives learned that similar incidents occurred in different parts of the parish.  RPSO said Detectives met with investigators from the Alexandria Police Department, Pineville Police Department and Ball Police Department to discuss the different incidents and the similarities in the cases.

According to RPSO, Burns was booked into the Rapides Parish Detention Center on numerous charges and remains there on a total bond of $71,275.00.  Detectives from the Rapides Parish Sheriff's Office, the Alexandria Police Department, Pineville Police Department, and Ball Police Department all contributed to this case.

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