On June 27, at approximately 2:00 a.m., Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies were patrolling the area of East Telephone Road in Moss Bluff when they observed two people, later identified as Zachary D. Collins, 23, 525 Vickie Lane, Moss Bluff, and a 16 year old juvenile, walking on the street and each pushing a trash can.
During further investigation deputies discovered the trash cans contained seven large batteries, worth over $1,500. When questioned by deputies Collins and the juvenile confirmed they stole the batteries from a business on East Telephone Road.
Collins and the 16 year old juvenile were arrested and charged with simple burglary; and theft over $1,500. Collins, who is also charged with contributing to the delinquency of a minor, was booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center. Judge Wilford Carter set his bond at $10,000. The 16 year old juvenile was booked into the Juvenile Detention Center.
Deputy Lamar Mayo was the arresting deputy.