Two young men have been arrested for stealing items from unlocked cars in two Haughton subdivisions over the past two weeks and are seeking those who feel they may be victims.
William C. Ray, 20, and Christopher A. Bozeman, 18, both of Haughton, were taken into custody Tuesday afternoon for stealing items from unlocked vehicles in the Forest Hills and Piney Forest subdivisions.
Ray was initially arrested on April 19 for breaking into four vehicles in the Piney Forest subdivision on April 14 at around 2:30 in the morning. During that arrest, officials determined that Ray and Bozeman were responsible for multiple vehicle burglaries in the Forest Hills subdivision on or around April 17.
Ray and Bozeman would walk through neighborhoods searching for unlocked vehicles and then take various items from vehicles. In all, they stole GPS systems, cameras, iPods, knives, money, purses, wallets, sunglasses, headphones and other miscellaneous items. Ray also stole a debit card from one vehicle and used it to make nearly $150 in purchases.
So far, detectives have only been able to identify three of the victims. Deputies recovered a number of items they believe to be stolen from the Forest Hills subdivision, but they aren’t sure to whom they belong. They also believe the two have committed vehicle burglaries in the Tall Timbers subdivision.
Ray has been charged with a total of eight counts of simple burglary and one count of use of access device by fraud. Bozeman was charged with three counts of simple burglary. Both were taken to the Bossier Maximum Security Facility for booking. Ray’s bond is set at $50,000, and Bozeman’s bond is set at $22,500.
Bossier encourage anyone who lives in the Forest Hills or Tall Timbers subdivisions, who may have had items stolen from their vehicles, to contact the Bossier Sheriff’s Department at 318-965-2203 and ask to speak with a detective.
Bossier Sheriff Larry Deen suggest "residents to roll up the windows of their vehicles, lock their doors and secure all valuables out of sight in the vehicle or inside their residence."