FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Sgt. Brian McGregor
Office: (504) 712-2252
Date: March 5, 2012
Man on active probation for vehicle burglary arrested again for 5 vehicle burglaries in Kenner
Kenner-On Thursday, March 2, 2012, 11:41 p.m. the Kenner Police Department responded to a complaint of a white male subject looking into vehicles and testing door handles in the 4000 block of Williams Boulevard, in Kenner. Officers investigating the complaint located the perpetrator identified as Anthony Smith, 21, who provided the home address of 3020 Houma Boulevard, in Metairie. Their Smith was arrested by officers for an outstanding attachment from Jefferson Parish for resisting an officer and weapons charges.
Smith was known to the Kenner Police Department. Smith had been arrested by Kenner Police in June 2011 for multiple vehicle burglaries which occurred in the 700 block of Carmenere Drive, in Kenner. Smith was on active probation until September 2012, in which he pled guilty to two counts of simple burglary and was given a one year sentence.
Smith was interviewed by Detectives Jesse Johnson and Shane Tilford concerning the complaint on Williams Boulevard. It was during that interview, Smith confessed that he had been riding through the Kenner area looking for unlocked cars. Smith admitted he was looking for anything of value (example money, change, GPS, etc.) inside the unlocked vehicles. Smith admitted he was short on rent money and also need money for a drug addiction. Smith led officers to Normandy Drive, the 4300 block of Georgia Avenue, the 4000 block of Colorado Avenue, and the 4000 block of Delaware Avenue, all areas he advised he entered unlocked vehicles in order to obtain items of value.
Kenner Police were able to verify 5 vehicle burglaries for which Smith was charged. Those burglaries were at the following location:
4000 block of Delaware Avenue (2-vehicle burglaries)
4000 block of Colorado Avenue (2-vehicle burglaries)
Normandy Drive (1-vehicle burglary)
Smith was charged with 5 counts of simple burglary and a probation violation. Smith remains in custody; his bond was set at $75,000 for the five burglary charges. Smith has no bond for the probation violations. Chief Steve Caraway urges anyone with who was a victim of a car burglary not reported to Kenner Police to contact Detective Jesse Johnson at (504) 712-2238, or Crimestoppers at (504) 822-1111. Detective Jesse Johnson is in charge of the investigation.