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No facility accessible to carry 2 teenagers in custody for automobile theft, break-ins

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BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) – Not locking the automobile is like asking for hassle, even in a small rural space like Pointe Coupee Parish. Terry LeJeune discovered that lesson after he left his keys in his truck.

“I went again to mattress and received up the following morning, went to church didn’t understand that, come again dwelling from church and realized that my truck was gone,” defined LeJeune.

Somebody stole LeJeune’s firm truck Saturday evening, and he’s not the one sufferer.

The Pointe Coupee Sheriff’s Workplace stated they’ve been monitoring a trio of youngsters who they imagine have been stealing automobiles across the parish.

“It freaked me out. The unhappy factor about it’s the child was so calm. He walked inside 10 ft of my storage door, walked proper into my yard. I imply I’ve an enormous previous gentle shinning, and I received a safety gentle,” added LeJeune.

Thus far, the sheriff’s workplace has two teenage suspects in custody, however they don’t have a juvenile facility to carry them.

“Properly, we simply received a system that may be a flawed system. So, once we do catch one among them, Sunday…I believe my guys referred to as roughly eight juvenile services, together with OJJ, together with a number of within the state, a few of out of the state, and no one would take the juvenile,” stated Sheriff Rene’ Thibodeaux.

Sheriff Thibodeaux defined Iberville, West Baton Rouge, and Pointe Coupee Parishes don’t have their very own juvenile services. A few of their neighboring parishes with services received’t settle for children from different areas.

Sheriff Thibodeaux stated once they can’t hold children in custody they typically change into repeat offenders.

“This man goes dwelling with an ankle bracelet, and that’s big downside that doesn’t repair something. The those who’s answerable for monitoring ankle bracelets it’s an issue, the batteries go lifeless, no accountability for them,” added Thibodeaux.

Thibodeaux stated he’s working with different parishes to ask for federal assist to construct a juvenile facility, however till then, they’re asking of us to lock up their automobiles, in order that they don’t need to lock anybody else up.

As for the teenage trio, Pointe Coupee Sheriff’s Workplace remains to be on the lookout for the supposed ring chief, however as a result of he’s a minor, they didn’t launch a reputation or description.

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