DeQuincy police advise citizens to lock vehicles
Due to the fast action of the DeQuincy Police Dept. and the vigilance of some private citizens, five car burglaries and the vandalization of two coke machines have been solved.
The burglaries occurred Sunday night and early Monday morning between LeBlanc and Main Streets. The suspect in the burglaries, Austin Tyler Yellott, 18, 700 N. Grand Ave., confessed and gave a full statement. He is in custody at the DeQuincy Jail and was charged with Aggravated Burglary, Simple Burglary, four counts; Theft under $500, three counts; Obstruction of Justice, Carrying Concealed Weapon.
In all cases the vehicles were unlocked. Be advised to secure all valuables and lock your vehicle.
The coke machines were vandalized at Market Basket and T-2 Hair Salon. The suspect in the vandalizations, Brian Carter, 28, 1027 Hwy 27/Smokey Cove Rd., Singer, was arrested Sunday Feb. 23. He was charged with Criminal Damage to Property, two counts; Theft under $500, two counts; Theft of Coin-operated Devices, two counts.
Blood found on the coke machines will be used as evidence.