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Police: Lost mp3 player figures in Vinton burglar's arrest

A Vinton man faces burglary charges after authorities said he reported an mp3 player stolen.  Investigators believe the man left the device behind at the scene of the crime.  Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's investigators said Daniel S. Purvis, 31, of Vinton contacted CPSO Saturday to file a report regarding the apparent theft of the mp3 player. 

Investigators said Tuesday the mp3 player matched the description of a device that was left behind at a Vinton man's shop on December 12.  The shop had been broken into according to deputies, who reported the shop door had been kicked in.  Several tools and a chain saw were believed to be stolen.

CPSO authorities said Purvis confirmed he forced his way into the shop, took the chain saw and also stole some aluminum cans.

Purvis was booked on a simple burglary charge, theft over $1,500, and simple criminal damage to property.

 

The following is a news release from the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office.

CPSO ARRESTS MAN FOR BURGLARY AND THEFT

Lake Charles –

            On December 12, Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office deputies were dispatched to a home on Niblett's Bluff Park Road in Vinton regarding a report of a burglary.

            When deputies arrived, they spoke with the victim who advised his shop door had been kicked in and several tools, including a chainsaw, were stolen.  Deputies at the scene also recovered a black MP3 player, believed to be left behind by the suspect. 

On December 17, Daniel S. Purvis, 31, 2220 Hilary Drive, Vinton, contacted CPSO deputies regarding filing a report on the theft of his black MP3 player.  After further investigation, deputies discovered Purvis' MP3 player matched the description of the MP3 player recovered from the scene of the burglary on Niblett's Bluff Park Road.   

            When questioned by detectives, Purvis confirmed to forcibly entering the victim's shop and stealing a chainsaw and some aluminum cans. He was arrested and booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center and charged with simple burglary; theft over $1,500; and simple criminal damage to property.

            The chainsaw was recovered and returned to the owner.

            Judge Kent Savoie set his bond at $5,000.

            CPSO Detectives Sgt. Doug Jean is the lead investigator in this case. 

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