Evangeline man arrested for string of 15 vehicular burglaries in one morning.
Early Saturday morning (March 19) Crowley Police began receiving calls for vehicle burglaries in the eastern portion of the city of Crowley. In all 15 vehicles were broken into during the early morning hours.
As officers began receiving information of these crimes, they also began preforming area searches for the person(s) responsible for these burglaries.
“The area of the burglaries spread out from the Historical District to East 14th Street. This is approximately a nine block area not counting the variation of blocks where the crimes occurred,” stated Chief K.P. Gibson.
During the search of possible suspects, officers located their man.
“Our officers located an individual walking with property which had been stolen out of several of the vehicles. In fact, they actually recovered property from crimes which had not been reported or discovered when they took the suspect into custody,” said Gibson.
The investigation led to the arrest of Shane McFarlain, 24 of Evangeline. McFarlain was booked into the Acadia Parish Jail on 15 counts of burglary and one count of possession of a concealed weapon.
McFarlain is no stranger to burglary as he has been arrested numerous times for burglary since 2005.