Sheriff Eddie Soileau commends his Juvenile Office, Cheree Eckhart, in solving residential burglaries before they were reported.
Dy. Cheree Eckhart Evangeline Parish Criminal Juvenile Division recently interrupted a burglary ring in the Reddell area. While working on a single complaint, Dy. Eckhart uncovered a group of juvenile had committed several unreported burglaries. As the investigation ensued it was discovered some residences were unaware that they had been burglarized. Eckhart’s investigation discovered several juveniles were in possession of the stolen items. The juveniles were responsible for burglarizing approximately three residences in the area. The juveniles are receiving frequent visitation from Juvenile Officer Eckhart. All of the stolen items have been recovered and returned to the rightful owners.
Sheriff Eddie Soileau reminds residents they can be a valuable tool to law enforcement by reporting any suspicious activity. He said it’s always better to call the Sheriff’s Office if you believe something illegal may be occurring in your area. Soileau thanked the community for its continued support and encouraged the public to continue to report illegal activities. He said, as always, all callers will remain anonymous.