In the month of September 2012 the
Assumption Parish Sheriff’s Office began investigating a rash of vehicle
burglaries which were taking place at the Bayou Cheramie Boat Launch on LA HWY
398. It was reported that the victims
would launch their boats and park their trucks near-by. After a day on the water they would return
and find their vehicles had been broken into and items were stolen. The items stolen ranged from audio equipment
to tools and other miscellaneous items.
Detectives were able to place
surveillance cameras in the area. The
cameras caught a glimpse of the suspect and his truck during one of the burglaries. Detectives were able to scour the area and
locate a potential person of interest. The surveillance was ramped up and on
October 9, 2012 and Detectives were able to catch the suspect at the boat
launch in the same truck as seen on hidden cameras. They were also able to locate several stolen
items inside of the suspect’s vehicle and take him into custody without
incident. The suspect, Ulysess Payne,
of Laplace, Louisiana, denied any involvement in the burglaries however with
the overwhelming amount of evidence detectives charged him with two counts of
Simple Burglary. The investigation is
ongoing and additional charges are possible.
Ulysess Payne was booked into the Assumption Parish Detention Center and
his bond has been set at $20,000.
Mike Waguespack would like to reiterate to the public the importance of writing
down all serial numbers of firearms and electronics, whether they be stored in your home or vehicle, for they
are an invaluable tool in locating stolen property.
Sheriff Mike Waguespack asks that if you have any
additional information in reference to this case please contact Captain Darren
Crochet at (985)526-1627.
Ulysess Payne – 1832 Lee Dr. – Laplace,
Louisiana (B/M 32yoa)
2 counts of Simple Burglary