LaPlace man chases suspect after B&E attempt

Published 12:41 pm Monday, August 24, 2015

LAPLACE — An overnight noise near the window of a LaPlace residence led to a 3 a.m. foot chase and the arrests of two teenagers, authorities said.

Tijae Jarrow

Tijae Jarrow

St. John the Baptist Parish Sheriff Mike Tregre said a man living in the 600 block of Fairway Drive told deputies he was awakened by a noise at his window sometime after 3 a.m. Saturday. When he looked out the window, he saw a male subject.

“The resident exited the house and chased the subject down the street, but he lost sight of the perpetrator,” Tregre said in a release. “The victim told deputies when he was chasing the perpetrator, an older model Chevrolet Tahoe sped past him. Deputies canvassed the area looking for the vehicle and perpetrator to no avail. No one was injured, and no property was stolen.”

While deputies gathered information from the victim, a Tahoe matching the previous vehicle description passed them.

“Deputies conducted an investigative stop on the vehicle,” Tregre said. “The vehicle was occupied by the driver and a 14-year-old male subject. The driver of the Tahoe matched the description of the perpetrator that the victim provided to deputies and was identified as the perpetrator of the attempted burglary.”

Deputies identified the driver as Tijae Jarrow, 17, of LaPlace.

Jarrow was booked with attempted simple burglary, contributing to the delinquency of a juvenile and driver must be licensed. He remains in custody in lieu of a $21,100 bond.

Deputies arrested the 14-year-old male subject and booked him with violation of juvenile curfew. He was released with a custodial agreement.