Suspects in Lake Charles burglaries arraigned

CALCASIEU PARISH, LA (KPLC) - At least seven people believed to be linked to a Houston gang and accused in a rash of burglaries in South Lake Charles were arraigned on multiple charges on Thursday in 14th Judicial District Court.

The crimes happened in December and January.

The suspects' arrests were as a result of a joint effort between Lake Charles Police Department and the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office.

Houston authorities recovered a gun taken during one burglary.

All of the suspects are charged with being members of a criminal street gang. Most of the suspects face burglary and firearm charges.

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