School computers stolen

Published 12:00 am Saturday, May 22, 2010



LAPLACE – Authorities in St. John are investigating the theft of two desktop computers and a laptop from a classroom at a LaPlace school Monday night.

Capt. Dane Clement, public information officer for the St. John Sheriff’s Office, said deputies were called out to St. Joan of Arc School, 412 Fir St., just after 7 a.m. Tuesday after a representative at the school reported the burglary and the missing computer equipment.

Clement said a representative at the school told deputies that entry was made sometime between 5 p.m. Monday and 7 a.m. Tuesday. There were no signs of forced entry anywhere on school grounds, Clement said.

According to a Sheriff’s Office report, the desktop computers are valued at $450 each and the laptop is valued at $1,170. Clement said detectives processed the classroom for evidence Tuesday, and the incident remains under investigation.

Anyone who may have information regarding the thefts should contact St. John Sheriff’s Detectives at 985-359-8769 or Crimestoppers at 504-822-1111.