Sheriff’s Office Requests Public’s Help In Burglary Investigation

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Sheriff’s Office requests public’s help in burglary investigation

Wednesday, July 21, 2021

The Sheriff’s Office is requesting that any citizen with a storage unit that was recently burglarized in Lafayette Parish contact detectives as part of an active investigation. Citizens reporting storage unit burglaries should be prepared to provide a detailed list of the stolen items. 


Throughout this investigation, Paul Kost Jr. was identified as a suspect. A search warrant executed at Kost’s residence lead to the discovery of multiple items, reported as stolen from storage units in Lafayette Parish, which detectives recovered. Kost was arrested and charged with multiple counts of burglary.


Please contact Sheriff’s detectives at (337) 232-9211 to report stolen items or if you have any other information related to this investigation.