On Monday, March 3, 2014, Cody Boose, 19, of Leesville was arrested in connection with the theft of a 2007 Can Am all-terrain vehicle. The ATV was reported missing from a residence off of Castor Lake Rd. in Leesville after the owner returned from an out-of-town trip.

Sheriff Sam Craft of the Vernon Parish Sheriff’s Office has reported several recent arrests for thefts, all of whom are young adults.

On Monday, March 3, 2014, Cody Boose, 19, of Leesville was arrested in connection with the theft of a 2007 Can Am all-terrain vehicle. The ATV was reported missing from a residence off of Castor Lake Rd. in Leesville after the owner returned from an out-of-town trip. An investigation by the VPSO resulted in Boose’s arrest for one count of theft of a motor vehicle. He was booked into the Vernon Parish jail. His bond was set at $10,000.

Just over a week later, on Tuesday, March 11, the VPSO arrested four more youths for the same offense. Aaron Baker, 23, of DeRidder; Brian Cormier, 22, of Sugartown; and Nicholas Sears, 20, of DeRidder. The previous Friday, March 7, Stephanie Baker, 20, of DeRidder was arrested in connection to this investigation.

These four arrests came about as the result of a joint investigation between the VPSO and the Beauregard Parish Sheriff’s Office in reference to a four-wheeler (ATV) theft from a residence in the Rosepine area.

Baker and Cormier were arrested and booked into the VPSO jail on two counts each of theft of a motor vehicle. Their bonds were set at $15,000 each.

Sears was arrested on one count of theft of a motor vehicle, and his bond was set at $7,500. Baker was arrested at the BPSO and her bond was set at $2,500. Finally, on Thursday, March 20, the VPSO dispatched deputies to the Pickering Flea Market in response to a report of theft. The officers were told a young man had snatched a cash box belonging to a business there and had fled on foot. Following a search of the area, William D. Hundsdorfer, 18, of Leesville was apprehended and arrested for theft under $500. He was booked into the Vernon Parish jail. His bond was set at $5,000.