Crime Report: 28 property crimes reported in a week, Third District police say
Sergeant Jason Hickman said at the weekly Third District officers’ Management Analysis for eXcellence (MAX) meeting on Tuesday, May 9 that property crimes totaled 28 and with no aggravated burglaries or business burglaries.
However, three residential burglaries occurred with one incident on Beau Bassich Circle, where officials believe that someone who either knows the victim or had been in the victim’s home before committed the burglary through entering in a single guest bedroom Around $10,000 was stolen, as well as watches and rings. The second burglary was reported to have occurred over a 24 hour period on May 1, but police said they believe it happened overnight.
On the 700 block of Voison Street, the victim said after searching her residence her neighbor’s car keys were left behind. The neighbor is saying that his car was burglarized too and that’s why their keys were left there.The third residence burglary occurred on the 2300 block of Gentilly Boulevard around 3:55 p.m. on May 7.
No simple burglaries were reported for the crime week, but Third District officers did find a lead for trailers being broken into. A victim of a trailer burglary told police that he discovered hundreds of stolen tools being sold inside a property that operated like a pawnshop.
About 11 automobile burglaries were reported with items stolen from the vehicle’s interior and about 14 vehicle thefts were reported. According to Hickman, zones R and T are specific areas overnight that are hitting the Third District the hardest with these incidents.
Third District officers arrested two 14-year old juveniles last week on May 6, when the youths were spotted burglarizing a 1999 Acura in the 3600 block of Paris Avenue. The juveniles fled on foot and entered a residence in the 3700 block of Bruxelles Street, where the police apprehended the two without incident.
Hickman said that the district is doing some fingerprint comparisons for leads on more automobile burglaries.
“It’s hard to say that they’re related to any of the ones this week,” Hickman said. “They could be to the other week because we had a lot in zone P.”
Hickman said at the police meeting that one out of the six vehicle thefts reported was domestic with a juvenile daughter taking her grandmother’s vehicle. The vehicle was recovered. The remaining auto thefts were spread from one end of the district to the other with no real ties to each other.
When Hickman assessed the current week for property crimes, he said the Third District’s focus would be in zones P,T, and R, which is where a majority of automobile thefts and burglaries have been occurring.