Pineville PD needs help solving march burglary at local business

PINEVILLE, Louisiana (KALB) – Pineville Police and Central Louisiana Crime Stoppers need your help in solving a burglary at a local business on March 5.

Our case begins at Stine’s Building Materials, which was the former Martin Building Materials, with a call to police about an alarm that went off around 4:30 a.m. Pineville police arrived on the scene and met the owner of the business.

“We’re starting to see video footage with him,” Deputy Chief Darrell Basco said. “We are observing on the video camera that someone has broken into a warehouse door and this has set off the alarm.”

They inspected the premises and quickly discovered that approximately $3,000 worth of power tools and an office chair were missing.

“We ended up finding a cut fence at the very bottom of the area,” Deputy Chief Basco said. “We have some of the physical evidence from the scene. We were unable to identify the vehicles. There’s a little video that shows one or two cars driving around that area at that time. »

Pineville police said power tools are often stolen because they’re popular.

“Power tools right now, especially around Christmas time, are a hot commodity,” Deputy Chief Basco said.

Police believe the suspect is male, but it’s hard to tell as he is masked and wearing a long-sleeved shirt. But, maybe you recognized his posture or noticed a vehicle that passed that night.

If you have any information that may help resolve this case, call the Pineville Police Department at 318-442-6603 or Crime Stoppers at 443-STOP. Your tip to Crime Stoppers, which can remain anonymous, which leads to an arrest on indictment, could lead to a reward of up to $2,500.

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Mark M. Gagnon