Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office detectives arrested John K. Green, 53, Orange, TX, and Jose E. Reyes-Rivera, 45, Iowa, LA, on July 16, 2021, following a three-week investigation.
It was determined that Green and Reyes-Rivera were responsible for breaking into three different businesses and burglarizing one of them on two separate occasions, in the Sulphur and Lake Charles areas between June 18 - July 2, 2021.
After entering the businesses Green and Reyes-Rivera stole over $9,000 of copper wire, numerous welding leads, and expensive metals such as Monel and Inconel.
They were arrested and booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center and charged with 4 counts of simple burglary; 4 counts of theft; and 4 counts of criminal damage to property. Green’s bond was set at $255,000. Reyes-Rivera’s bond was set at $260,000.