Ville Platte Police solve Rash of Burglaries over the last Three Months
April 9, 2020
Ville Platte City Police Chief Neal Lartigue told KVPI News a rash of business and residential burglaries, going back several months, have been solved. The burglaries go all the way back to November of last year however most of the breakins occurred between January and March of this year.
The break in the case came on march 17 when a police officer on patrol performed a traffic stop on a vehicle. The vehicle had several juveniles and a bag with tools and equipment that could be used in a burglary. The traffic stop led to information and evidence to a string of break-ins and burglaries throughout Ville Platte and outside the city limits.
Chief Lartigue said detectives have been working countless hours in the three month investigation that led to the arrests of two adults and four juveniles responsible for 22 business break-ins and 5 residential burglaries..
The two adults that were arrested and charged are: Dakollian Deville age 20 of 705 North Thompson, Ville Platte. He was charged with 9 counts of burglary, One count of burglary of a pharmacy, ten counts of criminal damage to property and five counts of theft. The charges stem from multiple cases and the bonds combined to total $580,000. The second adult was identified as Vontrevis Thomas age 23 of 505 West Jackson, Ville Platte. He was charged with two counts of burglary, two counts of criminal damage to property and two counts of theft. His bonds from the multiple charges amount to a total of $120,000.
The four juveniles were three 16 year olds and a 15 year old. One of the 16 year olds was charged with curfew violation, possession of burglary tools, illegal possession of a stolen firearm, illegal possession of a firearm by a juvenile, three counts of burglary, three counts of criminal damage to property and multiple counts of theft. The other three juvenile suspects were each charged with: curfew violation and possession of burglary tools.
Chief Lartigue said more adult and juvenile arrests are pending. He said "We are following other leads and information to make more arrests and solve other reported cases."
The police chief stated as this investigation moves forward and arrests are being made, it is important that anyone who may have information on suspects for different break-ins and burglaries, contact the Ville Platte Police Department. You can call the Ville Platte Police Department at 363-1313 or text a tip on the TIP Ville Platte App. You will remain anonymous.