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Man wanted for stealing a specialized wheelchair

Man wanted for stealing a specialized wheelchair

POSTED: Monday, May 14, 2012 - 10:30am

UPDATED: Monday, May 14, 2012 - 10:34am

UPDATE: On May 8, 2012, a warrant was signed for the arrest of Joseph L. Romero Sr. for the felony theft of a wheel chair at a local campground in Scott. With the assistance of many concerned citizens, Mr. Romero was arrested on Friday May 11, by Louisiana State Police Troop D in Jeff Davis Parish. Mr. Romero was booked into the Jeff Davis Parish Correctional until this morning where he was transported and booked into the Lafayette Parish Corrections for the open warrant from Scott Police as well as three additional open warrants with the Lafayette Parish Sheriff Department.

Chief Leger would like to thank all of the concerned citizens for their interest and support in apprehending Mr. Romero.

ORIGINAL STORY: On May 8, Scott City Police obtained an arrest warrant for Joseph Romero Sr., 42, in reference to a specialized wheelchair being stolen from a local campground on May 5 in Scott.

He is being charged with Theft (over $500) and Criminal Damage to Property.

If anyone knows the location of Joseph Romero Sr., please contact the Scott Police Department at 233-3715 or your local law enforcement.

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