According to Vermilion Parish Sheriff Mike Couvillon, the Criminal Investigations Division is diligently working to identify the person or persons responsible for at least seven (7) daytime burglaries which occurred in the North Vermilion / Meaux areas of Vermilion Parish over the last couple of weeks.
Sheriff Couvillon says it appears that the Burglaries are taking place between the early morning hours and early afternoon when the victims were away from home.
Sheriff Couvillon says that detectives have canvassed the areas that were victimized and are working closely with neighboring law enforcement agencies that are experiencing daytime residential burglaries with similarities, however at this time there are no apparent leads.
Sheriff Couvillon says that our goal as a Sheriff's Office is to keep our residents abreast of crimes within our parish; however there are certain situations when too much information may hamper these types of investigations.
Finally, Sheriff Couvillon says that additional patrol in these areas have been implemented and ask that if anyone sees anything that appears out of the ordinary to please call the Sheriff's Office immediately at 898-4402 or 898-4403.
If anyone has any information with regards to these burglaries you are urged to contact the Vermilion Parish Sheriff's Criminal Investigations Division at 898-4403
Vermilion Parish Home Burglaries
Many residents throughout Vermilion Parish are on high alert following a string of home invasions and burglaries over the past month. According to the Mayor of Maurice Wayne Theriot, many homes in and around the village have been broken into. Thieves are taking primarily jewelry and money.
Many residents say they are frustrated because it seems there is little to no talk about the incidents. A Maurice resident, who had her home broken into two weeks ago, hopes to spread the word, shedding light on the situation and possibly catching whoever is responsible. Cathy Villien says the same day her home was broken into two more homes in the area were too.
Villien hopes that the more people who know this is happening, the more vigilant people will be in reporting suspicious activity. Most of the break-ins have occurred outside the city limits but the Maurice Police Department has stepped up patrols and is working closely with the Vermilion Parish Sheriff's Office.