Detectives with the Criminal Investigation Division are investigating a series of 8 burglaries that occurred at homes along LA Highway 182 and LA Highway 87 from Verdunville to Jeanerette. The first in the string of criminal incidents was reported in late January. Detectives collecting evidence at each of the locations found similarities between the burglaries and developed a suspect.
Detectives obtained a search warrant for the residence of 37-year-old Brad Devonce Vincent. Wednesday evening, detectives went to Vincent’s residence on Denea Street in New Iberia and conducted the search warrant with the assistance of the Iberia Parish Sheriff’s Office. Detectives found several stolen items and other evidence linking Vincent to the crimes. Vincent was arrested by the Iberia Parish Sheriff’s Office for illegal possession of stolen goods and is being housed at the Iberia Parish jail. Continuing the investigation, St. Mary detectives obtained 3 warrants for his arrest on the charges of burglary. Those warrants remain active at this time.
Sheriff Mark Hebert says, “I commend our detectives who worked tirelessly to crack these cases. It was good old fashioned police work by experienced investigators that solved these crimes. I would also thank the residents. Your full cooperation with detectives and support for their work played a significant part in solving the cases.”
Detectives are currently in the process of returning some of the stolen items to the rightful owners. As the investigations progress, detectives will continue to be in contact with the residents affected by these crimes.
The cases remain open and are actively under investigation. Anyone with information on the burglaries can reach the St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office at 337-828-1960 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We will release additional updates on these cases in the future.
St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office
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