Two men and two women have been arrested in a string of St. Helena Parish camp burglaries, Sheriff Nat Williams said.
Williams said more than 10 camps were hit in St. Helena Parish along La. 10 in the past two months.
The arrests were made Feb. 20 after an investigation, the sheriff said.
Danny Adkins, 26, of 30848 Mason Drive, Independence, was arrested on two counts domestic abuse battery, simple burglary, simple burglary of an inhabited dwelling and 10 counts of simple burglary. His bail was set at $100,000. He was still in jail on Monday.
Jamie Tidwell Smith, 36, of 12641 Tangi Avenue, Roseland, was arrested on accessory to simple burglary. Her bail was set at $15,000.
John Bryson Moreau, 40, of 6508 Comite Drive, Baker, was arrested on possession of a stolen firearm. His bail was set at $7,500.
Stacey Pittman, 29, 420 Wallie Road, Kentwood, was arrested on one count of principal to simple burglary of an inhabited dwelling. She was released on her own recognizance.
Smith and Moreau were released from jail after posting bail.
All of the camps were entered by force, Chief Detective Joe Chaney said.
He said the suspects were caught when they attempted to sell the stolen items.
Chaney said the bulk of the stolen items were recovered at an undisclosed location. Detectives estimate that more than $15,000 worth of items including generators, guns, rods, reels, bows and arrows and televisions were stolen during the burglaries. Approximately $10,000 worth of the stolen items have been recovered, Chaney said.
“The investigation is ongoing and more arrests could be made,” he said.
“St. Helena Parish has thousands of acres of hunting grounds and most of our camp owners only come out during hunting season, and they depend on me and my team to ensure their possessions are safe from thieves,” said Williams.