On November 23, 2015 Detectives with the Youngsville Police Department began an investigation into a stolen vehicle and several vehicle burglaries that occurred in the Sugar Ridge Subdivision in the corporate limits of the City of Youngsville.
During the month long investigation, Detectives were able to identify the three individuals responsible for the crimes. Arrest warrants were secured for Javontra Richard of Jeanerette, La., 17 years of age, as well as a 16 and 15 year old male juveniles from the Lafayette and Carencro areas.
Javontra Richard was taken into custody in Alexandria, La. with the assistance of the Rapides Parish Sheriff Office on today’s date. The two juvenile suspects were arrested last week and placed in the Lafayette Parish Juvenile Detention Center.
Detectives recovered the stolen vehicle and were able to return it to its rightful owner. Several other pieces of stolen property were also recovered and are in the process of being returned to victims. The Youngsville Police Department would like to remind it residents to remove all valuables and lock your vehicles when returning home.