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RPSO: man arrested for Pineville burglary

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PINEVILLE, La. (KALB News Channel 5) – A Pineville resident has been arrested and charged with burglary, theft, and criminal damage.

According to the Rapides Parish Sheriff's Office, deputies responded to the 4700 block of Handley Loop, Pineville, in reference to a burglary in progress on January 11, 2014. 

Contact was made with the home owner who stated that the alarm company called and alerted him that the alarm was activated.  The complainant was not very far from the residence and returned. 

When the complainant arrived at the residence, he observed a white male subject poke his head out of the back window of the residence and then the suspect jumped out of the window and ran across the road into the wooded area. The complainant described the clothing the suspect was wearing but most noticeable was the blonde Chihuahua dog with a teal green collar he was carrying. 

Deputies arrived a few minutes later and attempted to locate the suspect. 

Canine units and deputies assigned to the Metro Division also responded. 

Evidence was located at one of the windows where the suspect gained entrance into the residence.  After deputies cleared the residence, the complainant found where someone had gone through a jewelry box. 

According to RPSO, during the deputies search, a bicycle was located.  Deputies believed the suspect left the bicycle in the ditch when he fled. 

The offender was not located in the search but through further investigation by Patrol Deputies, the suspect was identified as Kyle Chase Rabalais, 19 of Pineville. 

Deputies saw the blonde Chihuahua with the teal green collar in front of a residence on Florida Drive and made contact with the homeowner. 

The homeowner stated the dog was hers and Rabalais had been staying at the residence for the past few days.  Deputies searched the residence but the suspect was not there. 

The clothing description given by the homeowner fit what the complainant gave earlier.  The bicycle that was located was also stolen from the homeowner and was returned. 

Deputies continued searching the area and it was learned that Rabalais was a suspect in some other crimes and RPSO Detectives had active warrants on him. 

Deputies located Rabalais a short time later and he was taken into custody without incident. 

Rabalais was transported to the Rapides Parish Detention Center and booked on numerous charges including Burglary of an Inhabited Dwelling, Criminal Damage <500 and Theft <500. 

Warrants on the thefts were from active investigations by RPSO Detectives of crimes that occurred in Flatwoods, Boyce and inside Alexandria. 

Several items were recovered by Detectives and returned to the owners in this investigation, including jewelry and electronics.  Rabalais is currently being held on a $27,000.00 bond. 

This is Rabalais's 20th booking in the Rapides Parish Detention Center in less than a year.


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