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Slidell man arrested for looting; two others sought


Slidell, La. - The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office has arrested a Slidell area man and is looking for two others in connection with the looting of multiple watercrafts docked in the area of Lakeshore Estates.

Police say Monday night several residents relocated their boats in an effort to protect them from the storm.  Tuesday morning, one of those boat's owner checked on his boat and discovered it had been broken into.  He immediately called the Sheriff's Office and reported the incident.

Deputies responded to the scene this morning and began an investigation.  A short time later, detectives questioned a man staying on a nearby boat.  During questioning, the man admitted he witnessed a friend of his and another man take property early this morning from three nearby boats and place the property on his boat.  The property was recovered and has since been returned to its rightful owners.

The stolen property has an estimated value in the thousands of dollars.

The man on the boat was identified as Jerrett Pittman of 248 Deanna Drive in Slidell. He was charged with Illegal Possession of Stolen Things.

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