Hammond man arrested for connection to vehicle, business burglaries

Hammond man arrested for connection to vehicle, business burglaries
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POSTED: Monday, August 19, 2013 - 10:00pm

UPDATED: Monday, August 19, 2013 - 10:04pm

A 34-year-old man from Hammond was arrested after he was allegedly caught burglarizing a local business and numerous nearby vehicles.


On August 18, 2013, at approximately 10:45 p.m., deputies responded to Sweetwater Campgrounds on North Cooper Rd. in Amite regarding a suspicious unknown subject walking around the property wearing a hard hat. The subject was also seen carrying several items in his hands.


When deputies arrived, they observed a campground employee detaining a subject, who allegedly fled after being noticed.


During a walkthrough of the property, it was observed that one of the main cabins was broke into by forced entry and numerous items had been taken. Upon further investigation, it was learned numerous vehicles from nearby cabins had also been burglarized.


As a result of deputy findings, the subject Brandon Rogers was arrested and charged with Burglary of a Business, 4 courts of Vehicle Burglary and 4 counts of Possession of Stolen Property.


Rogers remains in the parish jail awaiting bond.


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