Two arrested after rash of vehicle burglaries in Ascension Parish

On Monday, November 15, Ascension Parish Deputies arrested Eric Troquille, 36, of Gonzales and Natalie Gremillion, 29, of Hessmer. Investigators with the property crimes unit said the two are allegedly connected to multiple burglaries in Geismar.

Troquille is charged with 17-counts of simple burglary, theft of a motor vehicle, four-counts of theft $1,000, ten-counts of theft of a firearm, five-counts of theft less than $1,000, seven-counts of criminal trespass, aggravated assault with a firearm, and attempted burglary.

Gremillion is charged with illegal possession of stolen things and theft.

On Thursday, October 14, deputies responded to a multiple vehicle burglary at a business on Hwy. 75 in Geismar. Upon arrival, deputies found someone entered numerous unlocked vehicles and stole various items, including handguns.

On Sunday, October 17, deputies responded to a multiple vehicle burglary at a second business on Hwy. 75 in Geismar. This time as well, deputies learned someone entered several unlocked vehicles and stole various items also including handguns.

On Saturday, October 30, deputies responded to a business on Ashland Road in Geismar for a suspected vehicle burglary. Through further investigation, deputies learned that a man attempted to enter several locked vehicles. A security guard advised deputies that they approached the subject who then pointed a firearm at them before running into a nearby wooded area.

After a thorough investigation and review of surveillance video, investigators with the property crimes unit developed Troquille as a suspect in all three of the above cases. On November 15, Deputies located Troquille and Gremillion riding together on Hwy. 42 in a vehicle connected to the investigation. Both were arrested and booked into the Ascension Parish Jail. 

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