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NOPD Arrests Suspect, Recovers Stolen Dog in Third District Auto Theft Investigation

by Aaron E. Looney

July 27, 2022

Categories: Be on the Lookout, On Duty

Topics: Burglary/Theft, Good Police Work, Third District

NOPD Arrests Suspect, Recovers Stolen Dog  in Third District Auto Theft Investigation

Today (July 27, 2022), the NOPD arrested Bryan Spears (black male, DOB: 01-30-2004) in the ongoing investigation of an auto theft that occurred on July 19, 2022, in the 4300 block of Louisa Street.

At about 12:03 a.m. on July 19, the victims had parked their truck at a business and left the vehicle running while they entered the business. When the victim’s returned, they found their vehicle – along with three dogs that were inside – missing from the location.

During their investigation, NOPD Third District detectives observed on video surveillance an unknown subject enter the victim’s vehicle and drive away from the scene.

Through further investigation and with the assistance of tips received through Crimestoppers of Greater New Orleans, the victims’ vehicle was recovered at a location in the Seventh District.

Today, during enaction of a search warrant for an unrelated investigation, officers located Spears and found him to be in possession of one of the dogs that was reported missing in the auto theft. The dog was reunited with the victims

Spears was arrested and booked into the Orleans Parish Justice Center for illegal possession of stolen things in relation to the dog, while also arrested on outstanding warrants from the First District.

Investigation into this incident remains ongoing. Anyone with additional information that can assist is asked to contact NOPD Third District detectives at 504-658-6030.