Three Lake Charles men — one of them the person who was tried and found not guilty of burning down Millennium Park — are facing numerous charges after allegedly stealing various items out of five vehicles in the University area, city police said.
Deputy Chief Mark Kraus said 18-year-old Seth Gabriel Arceneaux, 19-year-old Anthony Jolivette and 31-year-old Tajjell Humphrey were seen walking in the area of 203 Arlington St. and looking into parked vehicle around 3:28 a.m. Wednesday.
“The subjects were seen pulling on door handles wearing backpacks,” Kraus said. “A short foot chase ensued and all three suspects were located and arrested. Two backpacks were also recovered. Officers recovered several stolen items that were in the possession of all three suspects.”
Arceneaux, 3912 Harvard St., was charged with four counts of burglary, four counts of theft and possession of CD.S III. His bond was set at $16,500. Arceneaux was found not guilty of simple arson in April in connection with the fire that destroyed the park.
Jolivette, 2433 Medora St., was charged with four counts of burglary, four counts of theft and Illegal carrying of weapons. His bond was set at $16,000.
Humphrey, 2133 Cline St., was charged with four counts of burglary and four counts of theft. His bond was set at $14,000.