The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office has arrested two juveniles and has issued arrest warrants for a third in connection with three residential burglaries that occurred last month in the Lacombe and Mandeville areas.
On Jan. 17 a residence on North Pontchartrain Drive in Lacombe was burglarized and on the following day a residence on Soult Street in Mandeville and a residence on Lucille Drive Canal in Lacombe were both burglarized. In all three cases the juveniles were armed and forced entry into unoccupied residences. They focused on stealing jewelry and firearms.
Last week detectives conducted a search warrant on a vehicle and a residence in the Lacombe area and also recovered stolen property at a residence in the Lee Road area, just north of Covington. Investigators recovered magazines, ammunition, miscellaneous jewelry and a total of seven firearms. Warrants were issued for the arrest of three juveniles.
A 17 year-old from Lacombe was arrested Jan. 30 for one count of L.R.S. 14:62.2 Simple Burglary. He was released into the custody an adult family member.
Jordan Preston (DOB 02/12/2002) of Mandeville was booked that same day into the St. Tammany Parish Jail on one count of L.R.S. 14:60 Aggravated Burglary and two counts of L.R.S. 14:67.15 Theft of Firearms.
In addition to those arrests, arrest warrants have also been issued for a 16-year-old who is wanted for one count of L.R.S. 14:62.2 Simple Burglary, one count of L.R.S. 14:60Aggravated Burglary, two counts of L.R.S. 14:67.15 Theft of Firearms, one count of L.R.S. 14:56B2 Criminal Damage, and one count of L.R.S. 14:63 Trespassing. That individual is still at large.
The investigation is ongoing and additional arrests maybe forthcoming. Anyone having information about these cases, is asked to please contact the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office Property Crimes Division at (985) 276-1320.