RPSO: Arrest Made in Burglary In Progress - KALB-TV News Channel 5 & CBS 2

RPSO: Arrest Made in Burglary In Progress

Posted: Updated:

PINEVILLE, La. (KALB News Channel 5) -- On June 22nd, 2014, at approximately 6:56 pm, deputies responded to the 400 block of Big Lake Road in reference to a burglary in progress. Upon arrival, deputies made contact with the complainant who advised that a suspect, identified as James Hooper, 17 of Vidor, TX, had allegedly broken into a residence that they were the caretaker of. 

The complainant knew there was not supposed to be anyone at the residence and when deputies checked the residence with a canine, they located a broken window and other evidence that the residence had been broken into. Deputies found evidence that the suspect had, in fact, been in the residence. 

Deputies also learned Hooper had allegedly stolen a 2008 Toyota Corolla in Texas earlier that day, but were unable to locate Hooper or the vehicle. 

At approximately 9:21 pm, Deputies received another report that Hooper had returned to the residence. Supervisors and deputies who had stayed in the area responded to the scene within 2 minutes and caught Hooper inside the residence. 

Deputies also located the stolen vehicle, which was returned to the owner. Another person was located with Hooper but had no involvement in the burglary. 

Hooper was placed under arrest and transported to the Rapides Parish Detention Center where he was booked for Criminal Damage less than $500, Simple Burglary and Possession of a Stolen Vehicle. 

Hooper remains in the Detention Center on a $8,750 bond.

“It is so important for the public to be our eyes and ears in the community. When you see something suspicious, especially when it comes to burglaries, call us and we will check it out” said Sheriff William Earl Hilton. “If you see something, say something. The public's involvement helps us solve crimes.”

 

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Metro Division conducts anti-prostitution operation

    Metro Division conducts anti-prostitution operation

    Monday, July 21 2014 9:38 AM EDT2014-07-21 13:38:27 GMT
    ALEXANDRIA, La. (KALB News Channel 5) - On July 17, 2014, the Metro Division of the Rapides Parish Sheriff’s Office conducted an operation targeting prostitution in the Alexandria area.The operation focused on internet solicitation for prostitutes at local hotels. More >>
    ALEXANDRIA, La. (KALB News Channel 5) - On July 17, 2014, the Metro Division of the Rapides Parish Sheriff’s Office conducted an operation targeting prostitution in the Alexandria area.The operation focused on internet solicitation for prostitutes at local hotels. More >>
  • Police: Baton Rouge asst. principal arrested

    Police: Baton Rouge asst. principal arrested

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 11:42 AM EDT2014-07-23 15:42:43 GMT
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Baton Rouge authorities say an assistant principal at Southeast Middle School has been arrested after admitting to investigators he sent nude pictures to a 15-year-old girl one night while he was drunk.More >>
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Baton Rouge authorities say an assistant principal at Southeast Middle School has been arrested after admitting to investigators he sent nude pictures to a 15-year-old girl one night while he was drunk.More >>
  • Woman accused of battering mayor prepares to head to court

    Woman accused of battering mayor prepares to head to court

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 7:41 PM EDT2014-07-22 23:41:19 GMT
    ALEXANDRIA, La. (KALB News Channel 5) -- An Alexandria woman is pleading for the city to drop a "simple battery" charge against her stemming from an incident at a city council meeting more than a year ago.More >>
    ALEXANDRIA, La. (KALB News Channel 5) -- An Alexandria woman is pleading for the city to drop a "simple battery" charge against her stemming from an incident at a city council meeting more than a year ago.More >>
Powered by WorldNow
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and KALB. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.