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Fishing camp break-ins: fishing tackle stolen; 3 accused

May 8, 2019

THIBODAUX, La. (AP) — A Louisiana sheriff’s office says three men are accused of breaking into fishing camps and stealing rods, reels and other fishing tackle.

The Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office says two already were in jail and a third is wanted.

Lt. Brennan Matherne says in an email Wednesday that investigators haven’t estimated the dollar value of the thefts from five Leeville area camps. Investigators found the stolen items in a storage unit and developed the men as suspects.

Matherne says 30-year-old Jean Gisclair and 29-year-old Damian Randazzo, both of Golden Meadow, already were in jail on unrelated charges. The third suspect is 47-year-old Christopher Beatty of Lockport.

It wasn’t clear if they had attorneys who could speak for them.

Directory assistance did not have a number at which Beatty might be reached for comment.