Deputies pursue bicycle-riding burglary suspect - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

Deputies pursue bicycle-riding burglary suspect

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Matthew Hogan. (Source: Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office) Matthew Hogan. (Source: Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office)

A Lake Charles man has been charged with simple burglary, after being pursued by deputies with the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office on Saturday.

According to authorities, the deputies were conducting extra patrols at about 2:45 a.m. in a South Lake Charles neighborhood, when they observed a suspicious person riding a bicycle through the neighborhood.

The deputies signaled the suspicious person to stop, but the man continued traveling on his bicycle before jumping off and fleeing on foot. After a brief foot pursuit, the man was apprehended by authorities in the backyard of a home.

The man, identified as 19-year-old Matthew Hogan, was found to have an active warrant for his arrest for charges of contempt of court in an unrelated matter.

Deputies say that Hogan burglarized the garage of a home in the neighborhood, stealing the bicycle he was riding as well as an external hard drive, loose change and a bottle of prescription medicine.

According to authorities, Hogan was also in possession of the following stolen items: a cell phone, sunglasses, an iPod, earbuds, a necklace, a watch and a wallet.

Hogan was arrested and booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center on charges of simple burglary, simple burglary of an inhabited dwelling, criminal damage to property under $500, theft over $500, illegal possession of stolen things over $1,500 and flight from an officer.

Hogan's bond was set at $15,000 by Judge Kent Savoie.

The stolen bicycle, hard drive, change and medicine were returned to the victim.

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