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MPD arrest two in connection to car burglaries

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MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - After reporting yesterday about car burglaries in Ouachita Parish, Monroe Police have made two arrests in connection to a string of burglaries near ULM and in north Monroe.

And the Monroe Police Department is asking for your help.

After getting a warrant to search the homes of William Hunter Loveland and Anne Brooks, police said they found thousands of dollars of high dollar items such as electronics, jewelry and stolen credit cards. The pair was arrested on nine charges of felony car burglary and they are linked to 32 others.

Monroe Police Detective Reggie Brown said they are not able to return some of the stolen items because they don't know who they belong to.

"We have returned quite a bit of property back to the owners who most of them were unbeknownst to being victims of crimes. So at this time we are trying to make contact with the other victims to get them to identify the items that were taken," Brown said.  

Brown said most of the items that were found came from the ULM and north Monroe areas. He said Loveland and Brooks were allegedly looking for unlocked doors.

"Generally the areas in north Monroe do not experience as much crimes as other areas so people feel comfortable leaving their doors unlocked in that particular area," Brown said.  

The pair was arrested after getting in a traffic accident in the intersection of Oliver Road and Forsythia Avenue. A bystander happened to notice them throwing stuff in a nearby bush and alerted the patrol officer.

"If this fireman had not been observant and had not informed the responding patrol officer, we would still be experiencing these types of crimes even today," Brown said.

Brown urges everyone to lock their car doors and if you see something, report it to the police.

Monroe Police Chief Quentin Holmes said he expects to add more charges and also expects to make more arrests. 

If you have any information on these crimes, or think you are a victim, call Monroe Police at 329-2588.

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