Lake Charles man arrested after allegedly stealing engine blocks - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

Lake Charles man arrested after allegedly stealing engine blocks

Joseph O. Williams Joseph O. Williams

The following is a Press Release from the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office:

On May 19, Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office deputies were dispatched to a machine shop in Lake Charles regarding a theft. 

When deputies arrived, they spoke with the business owner who advised when he arrived at work, several engine blocks and scrap iron were missing.

On May 29, detectives were contacted by a witness who reported seeing a man on the machine shop property several times in the past several weeks stealing engine blocks and other items. 

With a detailed description of the suspect's vehicle obtained by the witnesses, detectives contacted a local recycling shop and discovered a man, identified as Joseph O. Williams, 47, of Lake Charles, had recently sold them two engine blocks matching the description of the engines reported stolen.

When questioned by detectives, Williams confirmed to going on the business property on numerous occasions and stealing three engine motors.  He was arrested on May 30 and booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center and charged with theft over $1,500.

Judge Michael Canaday set his bond at $8,000.

CPSO Detective James Leubner is the lead investigator in this case. 

  • More Local NewsNewsMore>>

  • BREAKING

    Ali Barconey found guilty of second-degree murder in 2014 death of Nathaniel Reynaud

    Ali Barconey found guilty of second-degree murder in 2014 death of Nathaniel Reynaud

    Friday, March 24 2017 8:11 PM EDT2017-03-25 00:11:49 GMT
    Nathaniel Reynaud (Source: Family)Nathaniel Reynaud (Source: Family)

    Closing arguments are expected today in the second-degree murder trial of the man accused of killing Nathaniel "Dirty Red" Reynaud. Ali Barconey stands accused of killing Reynaud at a home on Allen Street in 2014. The defense put on its case Friday morning and the prosecution is now offering its rebuttal. Barconey's nephew, William Lee Carter, took the stand Thursday as the state's last witness. He testified that he, Barconey and Trevis Barber went into the home armed on ...

    More >>

    Closing arguments are expected today in the second-degree murder trial of the man accused of killing Nathaniel "Dirty Red" Reynaud. Ali Barconey stands accused of killing Reynaud at a home on Allen Street in 2014. The defense put on its case Friday morning and the prosecution is now offering its rebuttal. Barconey's nephew, William Lee Carter, took the stand Thursday as the state's last witness. He testified that he, Barconey and Trevis Barber went into the home armed on ...

    More >>
  • Procession for Crowley K-9 killed in action travels to Lake Charles

    Procession for Crowley K-9 killed in action travels to Lake Charles

    Friday, March 24 2017 7:26 PM EDT2017-03-24 23:26:49 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)

    On National Puppy Day, news broke of the K-9 officer who was killed in the line of duty.

    More >>

    On National Puppy Day, news broke of the K-9 officer who was killed in the line of duty.

    More >>
  • LC police: Victim of N. Booker Street shooting 'declines to pursue matter'

    LC police: Victim of N. Booker Street shooting 'declines to pursue matter'

    Friday, March 24 2017 7:14 PM EDT2017-03-24 23:14:33 GMT
    (Source: Maranda Whiittington/KPLC)(Source: Maranda Whiittington/KPLC)

    A man was shot in the back Friday afternoon in the 800 block of North Booker Street in Lake Charles, police said.

    More >>

    A man was shot in the back Friday afternoon in the 800 block of North Booker Street in Lake Charles, police said.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly