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VPPD makes 3 arrests in storage unit break-in

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Aaron Landry

Managing Editor

The Ville Platte Police Department has made three arrests in connection to a break-in over the weekend at a local storage facility.
In a release by VPPD, at approximately 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, March 4th, VPPD officers responded to a report of a burglary in the 700 block of South Chataignier Street in Ville Platte.
Upon arrival VPPD officers learned that approximately 42 storage units had been broken into. Officers notified the on-call detective, while the owners contacted the tenants of the storage units that had been burglarized.
The investigation led to the arrest of one adult and two juveniles and the stolen items were recovered.
Arrested were Aaron Landry 17, of 112 Cotton Street, Ville Platte. Landry was charged with felony criminal damage to property, six counts of theft, and theft of a firearm. Also arrested were a 13-year-old black male and a 14-year-old white male who have also been charged with the same charges. Landry’s bond was set at $60,000.00 and the juveniles were released to their parents pending court notification.
It is unknown at this time if there are other items that have not been recovered as the investigation is still ongoing. In the release, VPPD Chief of Police Neal Lartigue stated that the department is continuing to investigate to make sure that all storage tenants have been contacted and have inventoried their belongings to make sure that everything has been recovered.
Lartigue also asks if any resident has any additional information regarding this incident or if you have a storage locker on South Chataignier and have items missing, please contact VPPD and speak with Detective Jessica Laborde at (337) 363-1313.
As a reminder, if you call to report any illegal activity, the call will remain anonymous.

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