During the early morning hours of May 12, thieves broke into five vehicles in the Lakewood and Mimosa Park area, making off with cash and an iPod.
Four of the vehicles were unlocked.
“One witness reported a dark-colored vehicle, which was following a person walking through the neighborhood,” Sheriff Greg Champagne said in an e-mail. “It is not unusual for thieves like this to return to the same general area again to attempt to steal more.
“We are entering the time of year when incidents such as thefts and burglaries typically increase.”
Sheriff’s Office spokesman Dwayne LaGrange said that the reason those thefts and burglaries tend to increase now is because students are getting out of school across the greater New Orleans area.
Champagne urges everyone in the Mimosa, Lakewood, Coronado and Willowdale areas to be vigilant by removing all valuables from their vehicles and locking them.
“I have ordered extra deputies into these areas for the next few nights.” Champagne said.
Armed robbers steal truckload of drugs in St. Rose Sheriff Greg Champagne reports that four unknown black males robbed a St. Rose distribution company at gunpoint, making off with a large amount of pharmaceutical drugs.
The suspects entered the business and forced two workers to help load the drugs into a 24 by 26 foot box truck, which was backed into one of the loading areas.
The suspects then locked both victims inside a trailer. The suspects are described as four black males, who were all dressed in black, two had stockings over their heads and one had a t-shirt over his head, and the fourth had some type of mask over his head.
One was 5’5 – 5’8 with a thin build, another was 5’10 – 6’1 with a thin build and dreadlocks, and another was 5’10 – 6’1 with a thin build. One of the suspects was also described as having acne scars on his face and a goatee.
One suspect was armed with an AK-47 and two others were armed with hand pistols. No one was injured during the incident.
Anyone having any information is asked to contact Det. Brad Walsh at 985-783-1135 or 985-783-6807. Citizens can also contact Crime Stoppers at 1-877-903-STOP. Citizens do not have to give their name nor testify and could receive up to $2500.
Arrests •August Walker, 38, of 5008 Swathmore Dr. in Marrero was arrested on May 5 and charged with sexual battery.
•Ronald H. Carter, 37, of 149 Schexnaydre Lane in Destrehan was arrested on May 5 and charged with possession of stolen things over $500.
•L.J. McCoy, Jr., 25, of 14773 Old Spanish Trail in Paradis was arrested on May 3 and charged with possession of Naproxen, possession of Cyclobenzaprine, possession of marijuana, possession of paraphernalia, suspended driver’s license and no driver’s license.
•Michalis D. Gregos, 36, of 10 Gelbke Dr. in Gretna was arrested on May 1 and charged with possession of Clonazepan, methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia.
•Philip M. Blair, 27, of 344 Mockingbird Lane in St. Rose was arrested on May 2 and charged with indecent behavior with a juvenile.
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