The NOPD has arrested Jason Edwards (DOB: 6/27/1999) and Alton Taylor (DOB: 5/21/1999) for auto theft.
On January 28, 2017, Eighth District officers Miles Guirreri and Andrew Kiessling responded to a suspicious person call and located two unknown black males who matched the description of those who allegedly stole a 2009 Toyota Tundra pickup from a parking garage in the 100 block of Roosevelt Way on January 27, 2017.
Officers detained both suspects and during the subsequent interrogation one of the suspects admitted he was in possession of the stolen truck’s keys and that the vehicle was parked in the 2000 block of Pauger Street. The person who reported the truck as stolen then positively identified both suspects as the unknown males who stole the truck from the parking garage on January 27, 2017. Surveillance video of the incident was also provided to detectives.
If you have information about this incident please contact any Eighth District detective. Citizens with information that can help solve crimes are asked to call Crimestoppers at 504-822-1111 or toll-free 1-877-903-STOP.
Auto Burglary and Theft
Vehicle burglaries are largely avoidable. Here are some tips on how to avoid car break-ins and thefts:
1. Lock the doors
2. Close windows and sunroofs
3. Don’t leave valuables such as laptops, cell phones, wallets, purses or GPS devices in plain view
4. Put away the garage door opener and any items with personal information
5. Move valuables to the trunk before reaching your destination
6. Don’t leave keys in the vehicle