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Fourth District Officers Apprehend Two for Burglary

by Dawne Massey

May 25, 2017

Categories: On Duty

Topics: Fourth District, Good Police Work

Fourth District Officers Apprehend Two for Burglary

Quick action by NOPD officers resulted in two burglary arrests this week.


On May 23, 2017, at approximately 11:44 p.m. Fourth District officers responded to a call of suspicious persons pulling on car door handles in the area around St. Nick and Fiesta streets. The General Assignment and DIU units were on proactive patrol in the Walnut Bend subdivision and were able to quickly respond to the location. They located four suspects in the 2500 block of Prancer Street, one of whom was a 15-year-old juvenile who fled the scene.


Two of the suspects, Rayqine Byrd (DOB: 4/9/1988) and Ronald Robinson (DOB: 5/7/1999), were arrested and charged with burglary, possession of stolen property, and contributing to the delinquency of a minor. Roddy Moliera  was charged with contributing to the delinquency of a minor.


If you have information about this incident please contact Fourth District detectives at 504-658-6040.


Auto Burglary and Theft

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 detect 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.