The Vernon Parish Sheriff's Office (VPSO) is currently investigating two daytime burglaries which occurred on Dec. 5.

A residence in the area of Slagle Loop in Slagle was burglarized between the hours of 7:15 a.m. and 4:10 p.m. when it was discovered by the homeowner.

A significant amount of jewelry and several firearms were taken from the residence.

The back door of the residence had been pried open.

While deputies and detectives were processing the Slagle residence a second report was received from a residence located on Hwy 465 in Simpson.

The Simpson burglary would have taken place between the hours of 1:10 p.m. and 3:45 p.m.

Firearms and jewelry were taken during this burglary.

Sheriff Sam Craft would like to remind citizens to be vigilant of their surroundings. VPSO asks that any suspicious persons or vehicles be reported immediately.

Often times these individuals will approach a residence and ring the doorbell or blow their horn in an effort to ascertain if anyone is home prior to forcing entry into the home.

Homeowners who have surveillance cameras should periodically check their systems to ensure proper operation.

It is not uncommon for daytime burglaries to occur in very rural areas. Targeted homes may or may not have neighboring houses in close proximity.

VPSO encourages citizens to install security cameras or place game cameras in close proximity to entry and exit points of their residences.

VPSO has been in contact with the Natchitoches Parish Sheriff's Office and the Rapides Parish Sheriff's Office.

VPSO Detectives have learned that Natchitoches Parish had one daytime burglary reported Tuesday in the area of Hwy 490.

Rapides Parish reports that there were two daytime burglaries Tuesday in the Hwy-8 (Flatwoods) area and Hwy-121 in Boyce.

All agencies will be working together in an effort to apprehend the person or persons responsible for these burglaries.

Anyone with information regarding these burglaries can contact VPSO at 337-238-1311 / Detective Rhonda Jordan or Detective Jerry Twyman at 337-238-7248 / or Crime Stoppers at 337-239-2233.