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Suspect Wanted for Auto Burglary on St. Charles Avenue

by Ambria R. Washington

March 26, 2018

Categories: Be on the Lookout

Topics: Burglary/Theft, Second District

Suspect Wanted for Auto Burglary on St. Charles Avenue

The NOPD is searching for James Warrick (DOB: 11/12/98) for his involvement in an auto burglary that occurred in the 7400 block of St. Charles Avenue.

The incident happened on February 7, 2018. The victim observed her front driver-side door slightly open and then observed the vehicle's glove and center console compartments open as well.  Items from the vehicle were also found lying on her front driver side and passenger side seats.

Warrick was developed as the perpetrator in the auto burglary incident and is currently wanted for several other incidents.

Anyone with any information on the location of James Warrick should contact any Second District detective at 504-658-6020 or contact Crimestoppers at (504) 822-1111, or toll free at 1 (877) 903-7867.


Auto Burglary and Theft Prevention

Vehicle burglaries and thefts 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 any keys in the vehicle, including a valet key or a spare key for another vehicle that parks near yours in your garage, driveway, etc.

7. Park in a well-lighted place whenever possible

8. Use the emergency brake when parking to make it more difficult for a thief to tow your vehicle away. 

Key fobs present a serious weakness in your car's security. An amplifier can detects key fob signals from up to 300 feet away and transmit them to your car so while your keys could be in your house, criminals could still unlock it. To prevent hackers from stealing your key fob signal you can wrap them in foil, place them in a foil-lined box or radio frequency signal blocking bag. You can also put them in your microwave oven – just don’t turn it on.