Juveniles charged with burglary, theft

By Special to the American Press

Three local juveniles are facing multiple charges following an alleged burglary in Sulphur, authorities said.

Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Kim Myers said the juveniles — a 15-year-old and two 16-year-old boys — were arrested on March 14.

“Deputies spoke with the victim who said that when he returned home, he observed the three juveniles running behind his house,” Myers said Wednesday in a news release. “During further investigation, the victim discovered his safe had been opened and a prescription bottle of hydrocodone pills were stolen along with two packs of cigarettes.”

Myers said deputies located the juveniles a few hours later.

All three were booked into the Juvenile Detention Center and charged with simple burglary of an inhabited dwelling, theft under $500 and drug possession with intent to distribute.

Detective Glenn Lowery was the lead investigator.