Trio Arrested In Vehicle Burglary Investigation

The investigation into recent vehicle burglaries in the Sterlington, Lakeshore Subdivision and the Town & Country Subdivision areas by Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Investigators and Patrol Division has led to the arrest of 3 suspects.  Josiah Williams, age 18 and two juveniles have been charged in connection with the burglaries.

On December 17, 2021, with the assistance of the Monroe Police Department, OPSO Deputies apprehended Josiah Williams, age 18 and two juveniles during the commission of vehicle burglaries and a vehicle theft in Town & Country.  Further investigation revealed the three were responsible for several vehicle burglaries in all three areas of the parish.

Williams has been booked into OCC on 12 cts. of Burglary of a Motor Vehicle, 2 cts. of Theft of a Motor Vehicle, 2 cts. of Contributing to the Delinquency of Juveniles, 1 ct. of Possession of a Stolen Firearm and 1 ct. of Simple theft.

The two juveniles have been booked into Green Oaks Detention Center on the same charges as Williams plus the additional charge if Illegal Possession of a Handgun by a Juvenile. The identities of the juveniles cannot be released due to their juvenile status.

The investigation is continuing and more charges are pending.

We would like to remind residents to remove valuables from your vehicles and lock the vehicle when unattended.