LOOT & SCOOT: 2 LaPlace men arrested for looting 3 years after Isaac struck

Published 3:30 pm Tuesday, July 7, 2015

LAPLACE — Two LaPlace men who videotaped themselves looting vehicles and a home in the wake of Hurricane Isaac were arrested this week after the videos surfaced nearly three years later.

Kaleb Wallace

Kaleb Wallace

St. John the Baptist Parish Sheriff Mike Tregre said Kenner Police Department detectives recently recovered video evidence from a computer in their possession, adding videos on that computer portrayed individuals looting several vehicles and a residence in LaPlace during the aftermath of the natural disaster in 2012.

Trey Perrilloux

Trey Perrilloux

Kenner detectives forwarded the video evidence to his office, Tregre said, and St. John Parish Sheriff’s Office detectives identified two subjects in the video as Kaleb Wallace, 25, and Trey Perrilloux, 22, both of LaPlace.

Detectives arrested Wallace Monday and booked him with three counts of looting, criminal conspiracy to commit looting and two counts of attempted looting.

Wallace bonded out of jail on a $24,000 bond.

Perrilloux was arrested Tuesday and booked with looting and criminal conspiracy to commit looting. Perrilloux bonded out of jail on an $8,000 bond.

“These are not typical burglary cases,” Tregre said of the looting crimes, adding Perrilloux and Wallace took advantage of people during a very vulnerable time.

“It’s unfortunate this would happen, but hopefully the community will be satisfied we were able to identify them.”