Opelousas Police charged three teens with three separate crimes dating back to April 13th.
17 year old Jeremy Fontenot of Opelousas was arrested after a complaint was called in by his mother after questioning him about a 42 inch tv and X-box game in her home, which she did not purchase. Upon arriving the officer was directed to the questionable items. The responding officer then realized that he'd worked a previous burglary just a few blocks away on December 5th where these same items had been taken. Jeremy Fontenot was then arrested and jailed for simple burglary.
On December 10th, officers were called to Wal Mart in reference to a purse snatching. Officers were able to gather enough information to identify the suspect as 17 year old Hunter Ozenne of Opelousas. Ozenne turned himself in on December 11th after officers checked several locations which would not allow Ozenne to “rest” as he stated. Ozenne confessed to the crime and was jailed for purse snatching.
November 18th, officers responded to a local fast food restaurant regarding the theft of a wallet. The suspect was described as a young black male. Officers were able to identify the suspect to be 18 year old Lazenta Vaughns of Opelousas. Officers located Vaughns on Tuesday December 11th. After evidence was presented linking him to a residential burglary back in April of this year, Vaughns confessed to the crime. Vaughns was then booked and jailed for theft and simple burglary.
All three teenagers remain in the Opelousas city jail. More arrest are expected as more evidence is obtained.