St. Rose man arrested burglarizing vehicles

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KENNER POLICE DEPARTMENT

Michael J. Glaser

Chief of Police

 

PRESS RELEASE

 

 

500 Veterans Boulevard

Kenner, LA 70062

(504) 712-2200

FAX (504) 712-2209

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 Contact:  Lt. Brian McGregor

 Email:     bmcgregor@kennerpd.com

 Office:    (504) 712-2252

 Date:     10/26/16

St. Rose man arrested burglarizing vehicles

 Kenner - On Tuesday, October 25, 2016, at 12:55 a.m., an alert citizen contacted the Kenner Police Department via 9-1-1 and reported that he was outside the Hilton Garden Inn, located at 4535 Williams Boulevard, and observed a short male wearing a white shirt taking things out the beds of pickup trucks in the parking lot.  Officers arrived within seconds of receiving the call, and was directed by the witness to a white Mazda Protégé that was fleeing the parking lot area. 

 Kenner Police Officers conducted a traffic stop on the suspect vehicle in the 4000 block of Williams Boulevard.  The driver and sole occupant of the vehicle, identified as Luther McGee, 54, of St. Rose was detained.   The witness identified McGee as the person responsible for two vehicles found burglarized in the parking lot.  McGee had removed tool boxes, a nail gun, saw, and a ballistic vest and carrier which belonged to a EPA investigator from the vehicles he burglarized.  

 McGee was arrested and charged with the crimes of simple burglary (2-counts).   Although McGee was identified by a witness and property taken from the two vehicles was recovered inside his (McGee’s) vehicle, McGee denied committing the vehicle burglaries.  It should be noted that McGee had been arrested in April 2013 for burglarizing vehicles in the 4500 block of Williams Boulevard.  McGee had been given a two-year suspended sentence and placed on probation for the 2013 burglaries.  McGee completed his supervised probation on July 15, 2015.  At the time of this press release, McGee remains in custody, no bond has been set. 

 Kenner Police Chief Michael J. Glaser encourages anyone who may have information concerning other vehicle burglaries, suspicious activity, or Luther

 

 
 

Michael
J.
Glaser

Chief of Police

 

 
 
Kenner Police Complex

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Kenner, LA. 70062

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