The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office has arrested two individuals responsible for a rash of vehicle burglaries that occurred in the Slidell area last month.
Between July 7 and July 11, 2018, an area of unincorporated Slidell was hit with a rash of vehicle burglaries, during which at least two firearms, a cell phone, electronics, and more than $1,000 in cash were stolen from unlocked vehicles.
On July 10, the STPSO posted a video on social media of two individuals attempting to conceal their identities while burglarizing a vehicle in the area of Bayou Liberty Gardens in Slidell.
With the assistance of detectives with the Slidell Police Department, detectives with the STPSO Property Crimes Division identified those individuals as 22-year-old Raikenzie Durgin and a 16-year-old juvenile.
Durgin was out on bond after being arrested for previous vehicle burglaries and was wearing an ankle monitor as part of his bond requirements when Slidell Police caught him and the juvenile burglarizing vehicles in Slidell on July 31. While being questioned about vehicle burglaries inside the city limits of Slidell, the pair admitted to committing the burglaries that occurred outside city limits as well.
The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office arrested and booked Raikenzie Durgin into the St. Tammany Parish Jail on the following charges:
L.R.S. 14:62 Simple Burglary (15 counts)
L.R.S. 14:92 Contributing to the Delinquency of a Juvenile (12 counts)
L.R.S. 14:67.15 Theft of a Firearm (2 counts)
The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office arrested the 16-year-old juvenile on the following charges and booked him into the Florida Parishes Juvenile Detention Center.
L.R.S. 14:62 Simple Burglary (12 counts)
L.R.S. 14:67.15 Theft of a Firearm (1 count)
Please refer to the Slidell Police Department for the charges relative to cases that occurred inside city limits.