UPDATE: 4 arrested for local crimes
CROWLEY – The keen eye of officers responding to a burglary alarm has led to the arrest of four suspects involved in an array of criminal activity. Charges range from burglary to theft to home invasion.
“We have experienced a rash of criminal activity during the last four to six weeks. The observation of officers responding to an alarm call has led to the clearance of nearly a dozen crimes,” said Crowley Chief of Police KP Gibson.
On Wednesday morning at approximately 2 a.m., officers responded to a burglary alarm at the business of Econo Mart located on South Eastern Avenue. As officer’s responded, they observed a vehicle driving down a side street away from the business. Keeping in mind the time and crime issues, officers stopped the vehicle as other officers continued to check the alarm.
“By making the stop on the vehicle, the officers were able to detain three individuals as they continued their investigation. After spending most of the day Wednesday working the investigation, four suspects were arrested and charged with numerous criminal activities,” said Gibson.
“This crime spree was hard on our department, especially the fact that 3 of these suspects committed a home invasion of an elderly citizen this past weekend in the eastern part of our city. Crimes against the elderly and children affect us hard,” said Gibson.
Charged were as follows:
• Dillan Emerson, 23, Crowley, four counts of vehicle burglary, one count of felony theft of a vehicle, one count of felony criminal damage to property, three counts of simple burglary of a business, one count of home invasion and two counts of contributing to the delinquency of a juvenile.
• Jesus Broussard, 23, Crowley, one count home invasion, three counts of simple burglary of a business and one count of contributing to the delinquency of a juvenile.
• Bryon Istre, 22, Crowley, four counts of vehicle burglary and one count of contributing to the delinquency of a juvenile.
• Juvenile, 16, Crowley, one count home invasion and three counts of burglary of a business.
“I want to thank the officers of the Crowley Police Department for their hard work and dedication to our community. Without their observations, these cases would remain open,” said Gibson.