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4th arrest made in Natchitoches Parish burglaries and thefts valued at $85K

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21 year-old Carmello Mayo Casciari II aka Carmello Jones Jr. 21 year-old Carmello Mayo Casciari II aka Carmello Jones Jr.
32 year-old Christopher Brian Simmons 32 year-old Christopher Brian Simmons
25 year-old Justin Roy Brister 25 year-old Justin Roy Brister
Kristy Nicole Brown, 30 Kristy Nicole Brown, 30
NATCHITOCHES PARISH, La. (KTBS) -

UPDATE: A joint investigation by the Rapides Parish Sheriff's Office and Natchitoches Parish Sheriff's Office has led to the arrest of a fourth suspect in multiple burglaries and thefts in Natchitoches Parish.

Kristy Nicole Brown, 30 of Dry Prong, Louisiana who is currently in the Rapides Parish Detention Center, has been booked on 2 counts of Felony Theft in connection with the Natchitoches thefts.

 



 

Natchitoches Parish Sheriff's Detectives have arrested three men in connection with a series of burglaries and thefts valued at approximately $85,000 dollars.

The investigation began on November 20th, when the Natchitoches Parish Sheriff's Office received a report of a business burglary at the US Forest Service work station on La. Hwy 117 in the Kisatchie community.

When deputies arrived at the scene, they were told that several storage buildings on the property had been burglarized. Deputies then found that the burglars gained entry to the property by cutting the fence and used bolt cutters to cut the locks.

Stihl chainsaws, radio batteries, sig bottles and several gasoline containers were taken during the burglary.

Investigators were eventually able to name persons of interest in the Robeline area of Natchitoches Parish. Detectives then started interviewing people and found out that the suspects were involved in numerous burglaries and thefts throughout Natchitoches Parish dating back to January of 2012.

Detectives also reviewed business surveillance videos in different areas of the parish to obtain a search warrant for the residence of Justin Brister of Robeline.

Chief Investigator Greg Dunn said that while deputies were conducting this investigation, the NPSO received multiple cases of utility trailer thefts in the parish.

Deputies say while executing the search warrant, they discovered a male identified as Carmello Mayo Casciari II, aka/Carmello Jones II in the back yard of the residence, in the process of cutting up a 16 feet utility trailer for scrap iron.

A search of the residence and property led to the seizure of: utility trailers cut up for scrap iron, radio batteries, cutting torches, Sthil chainsaws, gasoline containers, acetylene bottles, automotive tires and rims, suspected crystal methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia.

As a result, deputies arrested 25 year-old Justin Roy Brister, 21 year-old Carmello Mayo Casciari II aka Carmello Jones Jr. and 32 year-old Christopher Brian Simmons. All three suspects were booked into the Natchitoches Parish Detention Center and all have prior felony criminal histories in Natchitoches.

Sheriff Jones says that after the initial arrests were made, detectives continued the investigation linking the suspects to additional thefts in Natchitoches Parish.

January 17, 2012

January 25, 2012 US Forest Service Kisatchie Work Center Thefts, taken were Stihl chainsaws, Stihl weed eaters, and gas containers.

April 12, 2013 Theft of 16 feet utility trailer in Robeline

April 12, 2013 Theft of 16 feet utility trailer in Kisatchie, La.

April 25, 2013 Theft of 175 feet of welding leads in Robeline, La.

April 28, 2013 Theft of John Deere, model# 7090, 4-wheel drive tractor on 16 feet utility trailer in Robeline, La.

June 18, 2013 Theft of a hay rake near Natchitoches, La.

July 18, 2013 Theft of 100 gallons of gasoline in Flora, La.

November 21, 2013 Theft of 18-feet utility trailer near Bermuda, La.

November 21, 2013 Theft of 15-feet utility trailer on Bermuda Road.

November 25, 2013 Theft of 16 feet utility trailer near Melrose, La.

November 25, 2013 Theft of 16 feet utility trailer in the Oak Grove community.

Detectives say in most of the cases including the John Deere tractor the items were cut up for scrap iron and sold at scrap yards in the Leesville, Rosepine, Zwolle, and Coushatta areas.

Other arrests and charges are pending as the investigation is currently continuing by the NPSO Criminal Investigations Division.

Anyone with information, please contact the NPSO Criminal Investigations Division at 318.357.7830.

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