Kenner, La. - A joint investigation by the Kenner Police Department and Louisiana State Police Insurance Fraud / Auto Theft unit has resulted in the arrest of two men for 10 vehicle thefts.
Police say the suspects arrested may be responsible for additional vehicle thefts in the area.
On May 3rd, 24 year-old Corey Porter and 26 year-old Leonard Lewis were arrested and charged with 10 counts of theft of a motor vehicle for incidents occurring within the City of Kenner.
According to police, the two would either check the Kenner Code Enforcement listings in the newspaper for abandoned vehicles, or, they would ride around looking for vehicles that appeared abandoned that they could sell for scrap.
After finding the vehicles, both would use a tow dolly attached to Lewis' Ford Expedition to tow the vehicle. The vehicles would be taken to Quick Recovery Salvage in Belle Chasse where the stolen vehicles would be sold for scrap.
Records obtained from Quick Recovery Storage revealed that both Lewis and Porter has scrapped 25-30 vehicles at the location.