Berwick Polic Cheif David Leonard reports the following arrests:
17-Year-Old Juvenile of River Rd. Berwick was arrested on Monday, May 25, 2020, at 6:50PM on the following charges:
- Berwick PD Warrant 5 Counts of Attempted Simple Burglary
- Berwick PD Warrant 4 Counts of Simple Burglary
- Berwick PD Warrant Criminal Trespassing
- Possession of a Handgun by a Juvenile
- Possession of a Stolen Firearm
In the early morning hours of Saturday, May 23, 2020, several unlocked vehicles were burglarized on Second St. and Ceylon St. Through investigation, officers were able to identify the suspect as a 17-year-old W/M juvenile from Berwick. At that time, arrest warrants were prepared for the juvenile. On Monday, May 25, 2020, officers went to a residence on Texas St. where they located the juvenile inside and took him into custody on the warrants. During the arrest, officers located a handgun that was concealed under juvenile’s leg while he was seated on a sofa. Officers learned that the gun was reported stolen out of Morgan City. The juvenile was transported to the Berwick Police Department where he was booked on the aforementioned charges.
The Berwick Police Department would like to thank the homeowners for allowing investigators to view their home video surveillance systems. As a reminder, locking the doors to your homes and vehicles is the single most effective thing you can do to prevent yourself from becoming a victim of a crime. Criminals typically do not want to be seen, heard, or take an excessive amount of time to break in, thus making unlocked vehicle burglaries very common. It is also recommended that you remove any items of value from your vehicle and do not leave any items of value in plain sight. Please do your part to reduce crime in our town by partnering with the Berwick Police Department and making it a nightly routine to lock your doors. If you see any suspicious activity occurring, call the Berwick Police Department at 985-384-7710.