Jena Burglary Case Solved – Man Arrested
The burglary of a Jena business was solved after a joint investigation by the LaSalle Parish Sheriff’s Office and Jena Police Department. The investigation resulted in the arrest of a 51-year-old Jena man.
Jackson Sheet Metal, located in downtown Jena, reported a burglary on September 26, 2013. Several expensive items were stolen at the time.
Detectives with the LaSalle Parish Sheriff’s Office along with officers with the Jena Police Department began a joint investigation into the crime. During the investigation, LPSO detectives discovered that two of the stolen items from this burglary were sold to an individual in the Good Pine Community by a black male known as Reginald “Reggie” Bardell, 51, of Jena.
LPSO detectives obtained an arrest warrant for Bardell and he was arrested last Thursday, October 31, 2013, without incident, and booked into the LaSalle Parish jail on a charge of illegal possession of stolen property.
The Jena Police Department is seeking further charges on Bardell for the crime of simple burglary at this time.
Reginald Bardell remained in the LaSalle Parish Jail as of press time on Monday, November 4, 2013, awaiting a bond hearing on the stolen property charge.
Sheriff Scott Franklin commended the officers involved in helping to solve this burglary, and re-stated the LPSO’s commitment to working with all other law enforcement agencies in solving crimes.