Ouachita Parish sheriff's deputies arrested a West Monroe man on suspicion of misdemeanor theft last week after a New Natchitoches Road resident reported seeing the suspect try to steal a washer and dryer.
The complainant said she saw Brian K. Brenan, 52, of 123 American Lane, West Monroe, try to load the washer and dryer into the back of his truck. When she confronted Brenan, he fled the scene, she said.
Deputies made contact with Brenan who claimed he had permission to take the washer and dryer, though he could not provide any details about who gave him permission.
He was booked at Ouachita Correctional Center.