Curio burglar attempts to flee scene on bike

Curio burglar attempts to flee scene on bike

POSTED: Wednesday, May 2, 2012 - 9:30pm

UPDATED: Wednesday, May 2, 2012 - 9:34pm

On May 1, around 6:00 p.m., Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies were dispatched to a mobile home business located on Broad Street in reference to a burglary in progress.

When deputies arrived, they observed a man, later identified as Mitchell R. Colton, 47, of Lake Charles, fleeing the property of the business on a bike with a large curio cabinet.

The investigation revealed Colton broke into a new mobile home at the business and stole the cabinet.

Colton was arrested and booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center and charged with simple burglary; theft over $500; illegal possession of stolen things; and criminal trespass.

The stolen cabinet was recovered and returned to the owner.

Judge Michael Canaday set his bond at $40,000.

CPSO Sr. Cpl. Joshua Bazinet was the arresting deputy on this case.

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