2 teens booked for car burglaries in LaPlace

Published 11:52 am Friday, July 31, 2015

LAPLACE — Two teenagers are behind bars after authorities said they burglarized unlocked vehicles in LaPlace Thursday night.

Trevor Sterling

Trevor Sterling

Trevor Sterling, 17, is charged with contributing to the delinquency of a juvenile and two counts of simple burglary. As of Friday morning, his bond had not been set.

Deputies also arrested a 16-year-old juvenile, booking him with two counts of simple burglary. He is being held at the Assumption Parish Juvenile Detention Center.

St. John the Baptist Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies began their case after responding to the the intersection of Golfview Drive and Lafayette Drive in LaPlace at 9:21 p.m. Thursday following a report of two males pulling on car door handles.

Deputies saw two male teenagers matching the descriptions a caller provided and “noticed that the teenagers appeared nervous and sweating profusely,” a release from Sheriff Mike Tregre said.

“The 16-year-old juvenile was in possession of a razor knife and a Ford key,” Tregre said. “Deputies detained the teenagers while deputies investigated the complaint and canvassed the area for possible car burglaries.”

On Lafitte Drive, deputies located a vehicle with three of its four doors ajar. The homeowner said the vehicle was left unlocked.

On Golfview Drive, deputies located the car that matched the key that was in possession of the 16-year-old. The owner of the car told deputies the key and a razor knife were taken from the glove box and a CD case was missing from the car. The car’s owner said the car was left unlocked. Later, deputies recovered the missing CD case on Lafayette Street.