From the Louisiana Office of State Fire Marshal
LIVINGSTON---A Livingston Parish man has been arrested for burglarizing and setting fire to a relative’s camper trailer.
Joshua Beck, 26, was booked into the Livingston Parish Jail on one count each of Simple Arson, Burglary of an Inhabited Dwelling and Unlawful Entry of an Inhabited Dwelling During an Emergency.
In the morning hours of March 22, while responding to a burglary call at a mobile home in the 15000 block of Gaylord Oaks Drive in the Walker area, Livingston Parish Sheriff’s deputies reported evidence of a fire inside of a camper trailer on the same property to Livingston Parish Fire District #4.
Firefighters found burned suitcases, personal items and the remnants of an electronic device inside. The State Fire Marshal’s Office was called in to assist with the investigation due to the suspicious circumstances.
After an assessment of the scene and obtaining witness statements, the fire was determined to have been intentionally set and Beck, who was already in custody with LPSO, was identified as the suspect in the case. Beck was then booked in connection with the case.
The SFM would like to thank the Livingston Parish Sheriff’s Office for their partnership throughout this case.