Burglaries in Central Subdivision

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East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Detectives arrested a man last night for allegedly breaking into two sheds, a camper and a vehicle in a Central neighborhood.

Detectives arrested Taylor Payne, 20, of 10438 Shoe Creek for allegedly breaking into the above mentioned structures in Morgan Place subdivision last night at approximately 11:00. Payne was booked into parish prison on four counts of Simple Burglary and two counts of Simple Criminal Damage to Property. According to reports, deputies responded to a call on the 10000 block of Shoe Creek of a man breaking into a shed. Deputies apprehended Payne a couple houses down from the incident.  Payne allegedly broke into one other shed, a camper and a vehicle on the same street. Suspect was unsuccessful at taking any items.  This arrest comes on the heels of a May 25th arrest of two adults and one juvenile for several storage shed burglaries in the Morgan Place West area. Detectives arrested Jermaine Peterson, 27, of 10210 Avenue L Apt. 226; Termain Johnson, 27, of 1520 E Street, Woodville, MS; and a 16-year-old male for two counts of simple burglary and two counts of felony theft. According to reports, around 1:00 pm on May 25, 2009 the accused allegedly burglarized several sheds in the neighborhood and stole cooking equipment, fishing poles, chainsaws and other items. Detectives were able to apprehend the suspects and recover many of the stolen items following an anonymous tip called in by a neighbor that witnessed one of the burglaries.

Shed burglaries often increase during the summer months. Sheriff Gautreaux encourages residents to protect their property by keeping in mind the following tips:

– lock all sheds

– keep valuables out of plain view

– watch out for neighbors

-immediately report suspicious activity

– keep a record of all serial numbers of property, keep in safety deposit box or keep several copies in safe places such as parents house -If you own a safe, safe should be bolted to floor