Scott Police nab three suspects in weekend burglaries, theft

Anthony J. Prescott and Kenneth J. Romero face charges for two separate alleged burglaries (Photo Courtesy: Lafayette Parish Correctional Center).

SCOTT, La. (The Daily Advertiser) – The Scott Police Department arrested three men over the weekend in connection with two business burglaries and theft of a mobile phone.

Anthony J. Prescott, 23, of Broussard, was arrested in connection with the burglary of Anybody’s Towing, 4702 Cameron St., and theft of an automobile, Scott Police Chief Chad Leger reported.

Scott Police officers identified Prescott as the suspect from the business’ owner and from viewing video footage.

Business owner Thomas Huffman told police Prescott allegedly stole a vehicle he towed the day before, Leger wrote. The video allegedly showed Prescott pull on the business’ fence, damaging it, then enter the locked tow yard and, after damaging a sliding door to the business and moving a tow truck, drove off in the car.

When officers made contact with Prescott, Leger wrote in a news release, he became combative. Officers used an “electronic control weapon” on him.

Prescott was charged with two counts of criminal damage to property, two counts of unauthorized use of a movable, simple burglary, simple battery, battery on a police officer and resisting arrest by force.

In an unrelated incident Friday, Scott Police responded to a business burglary call at Acadian Food Mart, 618 Rue De Beliler. Owner Linda Duhon told officers she observed money missing from the store when she arrived that day.

Video footage allegedly showed employee Kenneth J. Romero, 47, of Lafayette, entering the store unauthorized and taking money, Leger wrote.

Romero was charged with simple burglary.

On Sunday, Scott Police officers were advised that a suspect vehicle from the theft of a mobile phone the previous day had returned to the Cracker Barrel, Leger wrote.

Officers made contact with the driver and passenger identified via business surveillance video. Desmond T. Eugene, 33, of Scott, allegedly admitted taking the phone, he wrote.

He was charged with theft less than $300.

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