The following is a Press Release from the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office:
During the early morning hours of September 18, Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office responded to the Autumn Run subdivision, and also Plantation Drive, both in southwest Lake Charles, in reference to a report of nine (9) vehicles being broken into. The victims reported several items, including a shotgun, were stolen out of their unlocked vehicles during the night.
During the investigation, detectives with the CPSO Vehicle Crimes Unit obtained video surveillance footage from a local store revealing Joshua R. Landry, 18, 9004 Our Road, and Blake T. O'Quinn, 19, 2302 N. Flounder Drive, both of Lake Charles, using credit cards stolen from the vehicles to make numerous purchases.
When questioned by detectives, Landry and O'Quinn confirmed to committing the burglaries and thefts of the vehicles. During a search of Landry's house, detectives recovered the stolen shotgun, electronic items reported stolen, and also several small bags of marijuana and drug paraphernalia inside the house.
Detectives also recovered a laptop computer, car radios, and purses in a ditch behind O'Quinn's house.
Both were arrested and booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center and charged with 12 counts simple burglary; 3 counts of theft over $1,500; 6 counts of theft under $500; 5 counts unauthorized use of an access card; and theft of a firearm. Landry was also charged with possession with intent CDS I (marijuana); possession of a firearm in presence of drugs; and possession of drug paraphernalia. Judge Wilford Carter set Landry's bond at $75,000.