Five booked in string of close to 20 burglaries in Prairieville

Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested four men and a juvenile in the burglaries of close to 30 unlocked vehicles earlier this month.

The men are suspected of taking items ranging from loose change to a hunting bow and handguns, Chief Deputy Tony Bacala said.

The burglaries happened in the Prairieville area, along Red Oak Drive, White Oak Drive and La. 427 and in the Perkins Oaks and Dutchtown Villa neighborhoods.

The five, booked Wednesday into the Ascension Parish Jail, are:

Trent Madere, 19, 12343 Oak Brook Drive, Geismar, was booked on 11 counts simple burglary of a vehicle, three counts attempted simple burglary of a vehicle, five counts criminal trespassing and three counts contributing to the delinquency of a juvenile. His bail was set at $125,294.

Andrew McMullen, 17, 37040 Agnes Webb Drive, Prairieville, was booked on six counts of simple burglary of a vehicle, three counts attempted simple burglary of a vehicle, two counts theft of a firearm, two counts criminal trespassing, two counts of felony theft and two counts of misdemeanor theft. His bail was set at $70,589.

Brendon Gonzales, 17, 18341 Bluffview Drive, Prairieville, was booked on two counts simple burglary of a vehicle, two counts criminal trespassing, two counts misdemeanor theft, possession of a Schedule I drug and possession of drug paraphernalia. Gonzales posted bond of $40,933 and was released.

Brandon Lea, 20, 37099 Timothy Drive, Prairieville, was booked on theft of a firearm, possession of a stolen firearm and obstruction of justice. His bail was set at $5,000.

A 15-year-old juvenile, booked on three counts simple burglary of a vehicle, was released to the custody of his parents.