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NPSO: Three arrested in burglary investigation

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NATCHITOCHES, La. (KALB News Channel 5) Robeline, Many residents arrested in burglary investigation.

According to the Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s Office, detectives have made three arrests in connection with a series of thefts targeting vacant residences in the Robeline area.

NPSO Deputies first responded to a report of a residential burglary near Robeline on May 9. Deputies learned from the home's caretaker that the residence was vacant, and a number of items were missing, including a 42-inch riding lawn mower valued at around $1,200.00.

Two weeks later, on May 25, NPSO Deputies responded to a second reported theft in the same block, and learned that an air conditioner window unit valued at $600.00 was stolen.

On June 8, Deputies responded to a third reported theft on La. Hwy 120 near Robeline, La. NPSO Deputies discovered around $4,500.00 worth of items were stolen, including a central air unit, an outboard motor, and Samsung cell phone. 

NPSO Detectives began an investigation into the burglaries, and on June 9, they received information leading them to identify three suspects.
After obtaining criminal arrest warrants, Detectives learned that the suspects were in Sabine Parish.
As a result of the investigation, NPSO detectives arrested Buckey Adams, 46, of Robeline, La., on two counts of Felony Theft. Adams was booked into the Natchitoches Parish Detention Center on June 10. NPSO said Adams has nineteen prior arrests in Texas and Louisiana.

Sabine Parish Deputies arrested Teri Gwen McPherson, 36, and Laci Rae Hayes, 29, both of Many, La. on June 11. McPherson and Hayes were arrested on three counts of Felony Theft and transferred to the Natchitoches Detention Center.

According to Chief Investigator Greg Dunn, most of the stolen merchandise was recovered in Sabine Parish.

Sheriff Jones said deputies have recently been investigating cases where criminals are targeting vacant residences. Sheriff Jones advised neighbors to watch over vacant properties, and caretakers to secure valuables and document serial numbers.

Sheriff Jones said any suspicious activity can be reported to the Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s Office at (318) 352-6432.
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