FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Sgt. Brian McGregor
Office: (504) 712-2252
Date: June 8, 2011
man arrested for stealing lawn furniture
- A Kenner man stealing lawn furniture from
the porch of a residence in the 4100 block of Beaune Drive (Chateau Estates), Kenner, has been arrested.
Jeffrey Goodwin, 42, of
4300 Chateau Boulevard, Kenner,
was arrested Tuesday, June 7, 2011, and charged with the crime
of attempted theft.
On Monday, June 6, 2011, Goodwin driving a
blue Chevrolet 06000 truck backed his vehicle into a driveway in
the 4100 block of Beaune Drive.
Goodwin exited his vehicle and began
to remove outdoor furniture which was on the front porch of a
The homeowner, who had surveillance
cameras attached to his home, saw Goodwin removing his furniture
from the porch, exited his residence and confronted him.
Goodwin apologized to the homeowner,
returned the furniture that he placed in his truck, and fled.
The homeowner gave Kenner Police a
copy of the video surveillance that was distributed to patrol
On Tuesday, June 7, 2011, Kenner Police
Officer Brad Ricke observed a vehicle matching the suspect
vehicle backed in beneath a carport in the 4300 block of
Officer Ricke was familiar with
Goodwin do to a previous arrest in which he arrested Goodwin for
Officer Ricke also knew Goodwin
matched the description of the suspect provided by the
Goodwin was located and detained in
reference to the investigation.
Upon interview, Goodwin admitted to
the attempted theft.
Goodwin admitted he was driving
through the area, observed the outdoor furniture, backed his
vehicle into the victimís driveway, and exited the vehicle and
began to load the furniture into his truck until he was
confronted by the homeowner.
Chief Steve Caraway urges anyone with
information concerning this incident, to call the Kenner Police
Department at (504) 712-2222, or Crimestoppers at (504)
Kenner Police Officer Brad Ricke is in charge of the