Seven arrested in Ascension in vehicle burglaries, thefts

GONZALES — The Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office has made further arrests in a string of car burglaries and thefts in the parish since November.

Gonzales police last week booked four of the teens, they dubbed “thieves of opportunity,” who looked for unlocked cars or vehicles left running to defrost windshields, the police said.

Some of incidents happened inside the Gonzales city limit and others were from outside the city.

Those arrested by the Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office are:

  • Christopher Heard, 17, of 1310 Silverleaf St., Gonzales, booked on Jan. 13, on five counts of vehicle burglary, two counts of theft, theft of a firearm, illegal possession of stolen things, two counts of principal to theft of a vehicle, and principal to theft. His bond was set at $165,579.
  • Deontre Joseph, 17, also of 1310 Silverleaf St., Gonzales, booked on Jan. 13, on five counts of vehicle burglary, three counts of theft, three counts of theft of a vehicle, home invasion, aggravated burglary, theft of a firearm, damage to property, reckless operation, principal to theft of a motor vehicle, principal to theft and no driver’s license. His bond was set at $391,077.
  • Keylon Barrow, 18, of 39195 W. Worthy St., Gonzales, booked on Jan 13 on four counts of simple vehicle burglary, two counts of theft, theft of a firearm, two counts principal to theft of a vehicle and principal to theft. His bond was set at $130,000.
  • Delynn Ricks, 20, of 909 S. Abe St., Gonzales, booked on Jan. 13 on counts of principal to theft of a vehicle. His bond was set at $25,000.

On Jan. 14, the Sheriff’s Office arrested a 16-year-old on six counts of vehicle burglary, four counts theft of a vehicle, three counts of theft, aggravated burglary, reckless operation and no driver’s license.

The Sheriff’s Office also arrested on Jan. 14, a 15-year-old was arrested on five counts of vehicle burglary, two counts theft and theft of a firearm.

On Jan. 15, a 15-year-old was arrested by sheriff’s deputies on counts of home invasion, aggravated burglary, five counts of theft, two counts of theft of a vehicle and six counts of simple vehicle burglary.

The adults and juveniles had been working together in the incidents, according to the Sheriff’s Office.

The adults remain in the Ascension Parish Jail, where they were booked. The juveniles remain in the Assumption Parish Youth Detention Center, where they were booked.