Burglary spree at an end; residents feel safer

Wednesday, December 29, 2010 - 8:19pm

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) – A Baton Rouge man is locked up and charged with going on a burglary spree. Police say Joshua Selser broke into a few houses in subdivisions by the LSU lakes. Now people who call their neighborhood home say they’re breathing a little easier, but they’re still on guard.

Ann Ingram has lived by the lakes for about 20 years. She says the close, tight knit community spent part of their holiday season on edge. That’s because Joshua Selser, 33, was thought to be breaking into several houses.

Police say Selser broke into houses on several streets, including the 3300 block of East Lakeshore Drive and the 2100 block of Myrtledale Avenue. Now, he’s facing a handful of burglary charges.

He’s been developed as a suspect, and police were keeping a close eye on him. Residents like Ingram say the arrest is a big step for the upscale community.

“It gives us hope that these people wont keep invading out homes and gives us hope that the police are in the right direction and they’ll take care of what comes up,” one resident told FOX44 News.

Selser’s charged with four counts of burglary along with two counts of attempted burglary and a count of theft. Police say more charges are possible.

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