Teenager arrested after LaPlace home burglarized

Published 2:50 pm Friday, January 9, 2015

LAPLACE — A male teenager was arrested, and detectives anticipate more arrests following a Wednesday residence burglary in LaPlace, authorities said.

St. John the Baptist Parish Sheriff’s Office Sheriff Mike Tregre said detectives arrested a 16-year-old LaPlace boy Thursday, booking him with simple burglary of an inhabited dwelling and simple criminal damage to property.

The suspect was released to the custody of his grandmother.

Through the review of video surveillance, detectives identified the suspects as one of three perpetrators, Tregre said.

The case began after deputies responded to a burglar alarm at a residence in the 2300 block of Virginian Colony Drive in LaPlace at 2:18 p.m. Wednesday.

The victim reported a video gaming system, several pairs of shoes and currency were stolen.

The investigation is ongoing, Tregre said, adding detectives anticipate additional arrests as they work to identify other perpetrators.

Anyone with information regarding this burglary is asked to call the St. John the Baptist Parish Sheriff’s Office TIPS line at 985-359-TIPS or Crimestoppers at 504-822-1111. Residents that call Crimestoppers do not have to testify in court and may qualify for a cash reward.

Tips can also be submitted on the Sheriff’s Office website at stjohnsheriff.org/submitatip.php.