LaPlace Man Arrested

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NEWS RELEASE

 

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

Contact:  Chief Steve Caraway

Office:    (504) 712-2212

Date:       August 10, 2012  

 

LaPlace man arrested in Kenner burglaries

 

Kenner-The Kenner Police Department has arrested Christopher Maher, 22, who provided the home address of 445 Greenwood Drive, Laplace, in reference to several burglaries, both vehicle and residential. 

On Thursday, August 9, 2012, at 11:55 p.m. the Kenner Police Department received a telephone from an alert citizen in the Highway Park Subdivision reporting that Maher was on the side of a vehicle parked in a driveway in the 3100 block of Kansas Avenue.  The witness reported seeing Maher pulling on the driverís door handle with one hand while prying at it with an unknown tool.  Officers responding to the citizenís crime tip located Christopher Maher in the 3100 block of Kansas Avenue.  Maher was detained and found to be in possession of two pocket knives, a screwdriver, and a mini flashlight.  Mayer was also found to be in possession of loose change and two cellular telephones.  Officers were able to connect Maher to two attempted car burglaries, and one vehicle burglary in the 3100 block of Kansas Avenue.  Maher was arrested and charged with the crimes of attempt simple burglary (2-counts), simple burglary, and possession of burglary tools. 

Maher was interviewed by Kenner Police Detectives Jeff Adams and Jesse Johnson.  Maher admitted to the attempted car burglaries and vehicle burglary.  In addition, Maher was interviewed in reference to a July 9, 2012, attempted residential burglary that occurred on Emile Drive, in Kenner, located within the Driftwood Subdivision.  On July 9, 2012, a rear door to a residence of an elderly female who was in the hospital was found kicked in.  Maher admitted to Detectives Adams and Johnson that he was also responsible for the attempted residential burglary.  Maher fled the location after the residential alarm sounded.  Maher was additional charged with attempt simple burglary of an inhabited dwelling. 

At the time of this press release, Maher remains in custody.  Maher contributed his crime spree to an addiction he has with drugs. 

Chief Steve Caraway urges anyone with information concerning these incidents, to call the Kenner Police Department at (504) 712-2222, or Crimestoppers at (504) 822-1111. 

Kenner Police Officer Michael Habeney is in charge of the vehicle burglary investigations.

Kenner Police Department website:  http://www.kennerpd.com

 

Steve Caraway

Chief of Police

 

 
 
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