CPD makes arrests in string of burglaries
Crowley Chief of Police K.P. Gibson reports a major break in a ring of burglaries, which have plagued the city of Crowley during the past several weeks.
“During the past several weeks, we have had a rash of vehicle burglaries and several residential burglaries. These cases have occurred in different areas of town, but have been mainly focused on the northeast portion of Crowley,” stated Chief Gibson.
“Our Criminal Investigation Division developed a lead on suspects involved in some of these burglaries and quickly acted on them. Some of the cases were not reported to the department,” stated Chief Gibson.
Following up on evidence obtained during the investigation, investigators detained two Crowley men believed to be involved in the crime spree. “Our investigators worked late last night and started up early this morning trying to put all of the pieces of the puzzle together. Though we have formally filed charges today on these two criminals, there is still a lot of legwork that our department has to do. We are asking that victims in these cases be patient as we try to clear as many of the cases as possible,” stated Chief Gibson.
Crowley Police have arrested Brock Simon, 18 of Crowley and Dustin Ashworth, 23 of Crowley. Both men have been charged with two count of aggravated burglary and five counts of vehicle burglary. Both Simon and Ashworth have been booked into the Acadia Parish Jail. No bond has been set as of this release.
“Though we have cleared seven cases at this time, we feel confident that we will clear a large portion of the other open cases. We will continue our efforts to close all cases as quickly as possible,” stated Chief Gibson.