FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Sgt. Brian McGregor
Office: (504) 712-2252
Date: February 17, 2012
California man arrested for robbery confesses to 8 vehicle burglaries in Kenner
Kenner - A California man arrested yesterday, (Wednesday, February 22, 2012), has confessed to committing a minimum of 8 vehicle burglaries in Kenner to support his addition to crack cocaine. On Wednesday, February 22, 2012, the Kenner Police Department responded to a pedestrian robbery outside a convenience store located in the 2100 block of Airline Drive, in Kenner. There, Kenner Police met with the 46 year old victim who reported that an acquaintance, identified as Dominic Jacobs, 26, (currently homeless), had approached him asking for change and cigarettes. When the victim advised he didnít have any, Jacobs beat the victim, striking him in the head and face. Jacobs then removed the victimís wallet, cell phone, and other property from the victimís immediate possession (pockets) and fled the scene. The victim, who sustained abrasions to his face, head, and ears, was treated and released at Ochsner Kenner. An arrest warrant was issued for Jacobs for the crime of simple robbery.
While attempting to locate Jacobs, members of the Criminal Investigations Division, Special Response Team (bike patrol), and Patrol Division, later observed Jacobs in the 400 block of Jackson Street, in Kenner. Upon observing officers, Jacobs resisted arrest and led officers on a foot chase that ended in the 400 block of Providence Lane, in River Ridge, where he was taken into custody.
Jacobs was later interviewed by Detectives George Hoffmann and Shane Tilford concerning the simple robbery and about several vehicle burglaries that occurred in areas Jacobs was known to frequent. During interview, Jacobs confessed to committing 8 vehicle burglaries having occurred in Kenner and 1 that is alleged to have occurred in River Ridge. Jacobs was charged with the crimes of simple robbery, simple burglary (8-counts), possession of a firearm by a person convicted of certain felonies, and resisting an officer. The vehicle burglaries that Jacobs was arrested for occurred at the following locations.
February 11, 2012 800 block of Daniel Street, Kenner
February 13, 2012 900 block of Oxley Street, Kenner
February 13, 2012 900 block of Daniel Street, Kenner
February 14, 2012 1500 block of Moisant Street, Kenner
February 19, 2012 500 block of Minor Street, Kenner
February 20, 2012 500 block of Minor Street, Kenner
February 21, 2012 1800 block of 9th Street, Kenner
February 21, 2012 2100 block of 3rd Street, Kenner
In each of the vehicle burglaries Jacobs would either enter unlocked vehicles and/or used a brick to smash windows on the victims vehicle. Property taken from vehicles consisted of a gun, cellular telephones, GPS, money and loose change. Jacobs admitted to detectives that he exchanged the property for crack cocaine.
Jacobs was found to have an extensive criminal history from California which consisted of prior arrests for the crimes of receiving stolen property, theft, narcotics violations (cocaine), possession of a controlled substance, burglary, and other warrants. Jacobs has prior convictions for narcotics violations and burglary from California.
Jacobsís remains in custody, no bond has been set. Due to Jacobs confessing to having committed a vehicle burglary in River Ridge, the Kenner Police Department is working with the Criminal Intelligence Center. The investigation is ongoing.
Chief Steve Caraway urges anyone with information concerning this incident, to call the Kenner Police Department at (504) 712-2222, or Crimestoppers at (504) 822-1111.
Kenner Police Detectives George Hoffmann and Shane Tilford are in charge of the investigations.