FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Sgt. Brian McGregor
Office: (504) 712-2252
Date: January 11, 2011
Destrehan man arrested committing vehicle burglaries
- On Tuesday, January 11, 2011, at
approximately 1:00 a.m., Kenner Police Officer Cesar Cruz was
flagged down by a witness who advised of a possible vehicle
burglary in progress, inside the employee parking lot of the
Treasure Chest Casino, located at
4560 Williams Boulevard,
approached the area and observed the suspect identified as Erwin
Lee Gill, 27, who provided an address of 261 Dunleith Street,
in Destrehan, inside a vehicle.
seeing Officer Cruz, he ran leading Officer Cruz on a foot chase
to the Sugar Mill Apartment Complex (4520
where he was captured.
Gill was arrested after it was
determined he broke a window to the vehicle he was see in, and
was in possession of property taken from inside the vehicle.
It was determined that Gill utilized a
metal tow hitch to break the window to the vehicle.
A canvass of the parking lot
revealed Gill had burglarized a second vehicle in the parking
Gill was charged with simple
burglary (2-counts), possession of burglary tools, and illegal
possession of stolen things.
At the time of this press release,
Gill remains in the custody of the
no bond has been set.
Chief Steve Caraway urges anyone with
information concerning this incident to call the Kenner Police
Department at (504) 712-2222 or Crimestoppers at (504) 821-2222.
Officer Cesar Cruz is in charge of the investigations.