Ville Platte - On May 10, 2021 at approximately 3:30 a.m. Officers with the Ville Platte Police Department responded to a burglary report in the 700 block of Edward Knotoe Street. Upon arrival Officers discovered the glass doors of a business shattered and the ATM machine inside the building was damaged. The owner of the business reported that money was stolen from the register. The amount of money will not be specified as the incident remains under investigation.
At approximately 5:30 a.m. Officers responded to a report of burglary at a business located in the 900 block of East LaSalle Street. Upon arrival Officers discovered the front door glass had been shattered. Officers searched the building and discovered that a safe and multiple cell phones had been stolen from inside the business. Business personnel stated that there was money in the safe at the close of business the day before. The amount of money in the safe will not be disclosed as the incident remains under investigation.
Upon further investigation and leads, the Officers were able to locate two suspects who were in possession of some the cell phones.
Arrested was Tyquan Herbert, age 18, of 111 Carson Street, Ville Platte. Herbert was charged with one count of simple damage to property (felony) and one count of simple burglary (felony). Herbert was booked into the Ville Platte City Jail and transported to the Evangeline Parish Jail on a bond totaling $87, 500.00 bond.
Jayvion Robinson, age 18, of 1207 Concord Pl., Missouri City, Texas was arrested on one count of illegal possession of stolen property (felony). Robinson was booked into the Ville Platte City Jail and was later transported to the Evangeline Parish Jail on a $15,000.00 bond.
Chief Lartigue is asking anyone with information regarding this incident or any other illegal activity, to call the Ville Platte Police Department at 337-363-1316. Your call will remain anonymous.