Reserve man booked twice in one night

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, March 12, 2014

LAPLACE – A local man who has been arrested 49 times since 2000 was recently booked with charges twice in one night after causing disturbances at two local businesses.

On Feb. 27 at 2:43 a.m., St. John the Baptist Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to Riverbend Casino in Reserve for the report of a male subject causing a disturbance.

Responding deputies detained Nicholas Steib, 30, of Reserve who was cursing and yelling at employees and other customers.

A computer check on Steib revealed that there were three outstanding warrants for his arrest. A registration check of the vehicle Steib was in revealed that the vehicle was reported stolen from Baton Rouge.

Steib was arrested and booked on three outstanding attachments for traffic, disturbing the peace and possession of stolen property.

At 4:55 a.m., deputies responded to the Shell gas station on River Road in Reserve for the report of a burglary at the store.

Responding deputies found the glass front door shattered and video surveillance depicted a male subject entering the store and taking several cartons of cigarettes and small bottles of alcohol before leaving.

Based on the findings of the investigation, detectives identified Steib as the suspect of the store burglary.

Steib, still in police custody from his arrest a couple of hours prior, was additionally charged with simple criminal damage to property, unauthorized entry of a business and theft, $500-$1,500.

Steib remains in custody on parole violation and in lieu of a $14,200 bond. He has been arrested 49 times in St. John the Baptist Parish since November 2000.