NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - A 31-year-old man was arrested Wednesday in connection with multiple car burglaries.
Ian Porche in connection with multiple vehicle burglaries in the CBD. Porche was arrested on Wednesday, April 8, 2015.
Detective Ryan St. Martin was able to link Ian Porche to the crimes from fingerprint evidence left at some of the scenes, as well as surveillance video.
Porche is believed to be responsible for the following incidents:
On Monday, March 23 at around 3 p.m., a silver Toyota Corolla was parked at 930 Gravier Street, when it was burglarized. A Smith and Wesson handgun and a checkbook were stolen from inside the vehicle. Crime Scene Investigators arrived on the scene and were able to collect one single fingerprint for evidence.
On Saturday, April 4 at around 5:05 p.m., a black Ford Escape was parked in the parking garage at 930 Gravier Street, when it was burglarized. Two laptop computers were stolen from inside of the vehicle. Video surveillance captured who detectives believe is Porche ransacking the vehicle.
On Tuesday, April 7 at around 2:35 a.m., a tan Cadillac Deville was parked in a parking garage at 901 Convention Center Boulevard, when it was burglarized. A purse and prescription narcotics were stolen from inside the vehicle.
Detectives caught Porche in the 900 block of Convention Center Boulevard after video surveillance showed him pulling on car door handles in the area. A search warrant of Porche's vehicle revealed that he was in possession of several of the stolen items.
Porche was booked into Central Lock-up with two counts of auto burglary, possession of stolen goods, tampering, possession of stolen prescription narcotics and several outstanding warrants from the Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office.
Detectives are still investigating other incidents that they believe Porche is responsible for in the area.
Detective Ryan St. Martin is in charge and can be reached at (504) 658-6080.