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LaPlace man arrested for 8 counts of vehicle burglary

LAPLACE – Harley D. Atkinson, 35, of LaPlace, was arrested Friday, July 31 in connection to several vehicle burglaries at a LaPlace business.

  At about 8 a.m. on Sunday, July 26, officers responded to the 600 block of East Airline

Highway in reference to burglarized vehicles. Upon arrival, officers learned that eight vehicles at the business had broken windows and were burglarized. Reviewing video surveillance at the business, officers observed a male wearing only underwear walking around the facility. Based on further investigation, officers developed Atkinson as a suspect.

Atkinson was charged with eight counts of simple burglary – motor vehicle and unauthorized

entry of a place of business (felony). Atkinson is being held in custody in lieu of a $140,000

bond. He has been arrested seven times since 2017