SBSO arrests three teens in rash of car burglaries

SBSO arrests three teens in rash of car burglaries
(Source: Raycom Media)

NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - The St. Bernard Sheriff's Office arrested several Chalmette teenagers in connection with a rash of car burglaries, Sheriff James Pohlmann said.

The three teenagers were arrested for their connection to six car burglaries that happened on April 18 around 7 p.m.

According to the report, a 14-year-old and a 16-year-old were both booked with six counts of vehicle burglary, and a 15-year-old was booked with six counts of simple burglary.

The burglaries happened at the following addresses:

  • 3300 block of Veronica Drive
  • 3300 block of Lyndell Drive,
  • 3200 block of Decomine Street
  • 3300 block of Marietta Drive
  • 3300 block of Plaza Drive

Detectives with the Sheriff's Office Criminal Investigations Bureau obtained video surveillance footage of the three suspects burglarizing the vehicles, and worked along with local school resource officers to identify the three suspects.

Sheriff Pohlmann said all three teens admitted their involvement in the burglaries.

The stolen items included several wallets containing debit and identification cards, which was recovered at the home of one of the teens, and a victim's purse that was recovered from one of the teen's hiding spots.

A criminal history check on the teens revealed the 15-year-old was arrested in July 2017 for vehicle burglary.

All three teens were transported to the St. Bernard Parish Juvenile Detention Center to be booked.

The investigation is ongoing and additional charges may be filed.

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