LaPlace man arrested for attempted vehicle burglaries
Published 12:32 pm Friday, May 6, 2022
LAPLACE — Kenneth Alan Dixon Jr., 42, of LaPlace was arrested Thursday, May 5, 2022 in connection to attempted burglaries of vehicles in a LaPlace neighborhood.
On Thursday, May 5, 2022, deputies responded to the area of Riverland Estates in LaPlace in reference to a suspicious male looking in vehicles and pulling on door handles.
Through review of home video surveillance and investigation, officers developed Dixon as a suspect. Based on investigation, detectives obtained a warrant for Dixon’s arrest. He was booked for two counts of attempted simple burglary (felony). He is being held in custody in lieu of a $20,000 bond.
Anyone with video surveillance in reference to this incident is asked to call Capt. Brandon Barlow at 504-494-2674.
Video from home security cameras was instrumental in helping officers apprehend Dixon.
A home security camera helps to make it easier to investigate crimes. Should there be a crime in your neighborhood, your camera may be able to provide the SJSO with video footage within your property that could help solve a crime.
Sheriff Mike Tregre said he appreciates that residents invest in this valuable crime fighting tool.
Sheriff Tregre also advises residents to remove all valuables from your vehicles and lock vehicles. Don’t give thieves an opportunity to steal from you.
In 90 percent of vehicle burglaries, the vehicles are unlocked, leading to valuables being stolen from vehicles. In rare instances where forced entry was made, like a window being broken, an item of value was easily seen from the outside.
Criminals look for easy targets and often attempt to burglarize unsecured vehicles. In many cases, thieves will simply go vehicle to vehicle in parking lots or neighborhoods, checking door handles for unlocked vehicles.
By locking your vehicle and removing valuables, residents have a much better chance of not being a victim of vehicle burglary and theft.