The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office has arrested two male juveniles after they broke into an Alton-area business early Tuesday morning.
Shortly after midnight on Tuesday morning (April 9) a 14-year-old and 16-year-old broke the front glass of a business on Highway 11 in Alton. During this incident, the duo stole more than $460 worth of cigarettes and tobacco products.
Shortly thereafter, the two teenagers were caught on surveillance, stealing an exterior camera and ice from another nearby convenience store.
After receiving an anonymous tip, STPSO detectives located the teenagers in the nearby Eagle Lake Trailer Park Tuesday afternoon.
They were attempting to give away what remained of the stolen cigarettes and tobacco products after smoking some of the stolen merchandise.
Both teenagers were arrested and booked into the Florida Parishes Juvenile Detention Center on the following charges:
L.R.S. 14:62 Business Burglary
L.R.S. 14:56 Criminal Damage
L.R.S. 14:67 Theft
The 14-year-old was also booked for L.R.S. 40:966 Drug Law Violation after he was found to be in possession of marijuana.