Arrests made in burglarized police units case

Arrests made in burglarized police units case
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POSTED: Friday, January 11, 2013 - 10:00pm

UPDATED: Friday, January 11, 2013 - 10:04pm

A joint effort between multiple law enforcement agencies results in the arrest of three men accused of burglarizing law enforcement vehicles and stealing guns, among other items. 

On January 2, 2013, the Livingston Parish Sheriff’s Office, Louisiana State Police and the Walker Police Department conducted an investigation into two burglarized Law Enforcement units on Magnolia Drive in Walker.

Numerous articles were taken – including firearms and items specific to law enforcement – from a Livingston Parish Sheriff’s Office Unit and a Baton Rouge Police Department Unit.

On January 7, 2013, Detectives with LPSO, LSP and Walker PD went to 28659 Magnolia Drive in Walker. This was based on a DNA profile provided by the LSP Crime Lab, which had been obtained from the crime scene. The suspect was identified as Joseph Baldwin – who was residing with family members near the location of the initial crime.

During the investigation, Joseph Baldwin was arrested for possession of marijuana, 2 counts of simple burglary of a law enforcement vehicle, 5 counts of simple burglary of a vehicle, handling of a machine gun unlawfully, and an unrelated traffic warrant.

The suspect, Joseph Baldwin, attempted to locate the stolen articles from vehicles by providing investigators with the last known location of the stolen items in surrounding parishes. During the course of the investigation, the suspect’s father (Warren Baldwin) and Uncle (Robert Baldwin) were also arrested for their involvement in regards to stolen property.

During the course of the investigation and while attempting to locate stolen property – numerous other subjects were arrested in connection to the crimes:

Julie Smith, 40 of 28659 Magnolia Dr. in Walker
>Possession of Marijuana (Issued a Misdemeanor Summons)

Ariel Berethelot, 21 of 28659 Magnolia Dr., in Walker
 >Possession of Marijuana and Drug Paraphernalia (Issued a Misdemeanor Summons)

Taylor Armentor, 21 of 11000 Buddy Ellis #413 in Denham Springs
>Principal to Possession of Marijuana (Issued a Misdemeanor Summons)

Joseph Baldwin, 26 of 28659 Magnolia Dr. in Walker
>Possession of Marijuana
>2 Cts. - Simple Burglary of a Law Enforcement Vehicle
>5 Cts. - Simple Burglary of a Vehicle
>Handling of a machine gun unlawfully
>Unrelated Traffic Warrant
Bond is set at $151,193.50. Baldwin remains in the Livingston Parish Detention Center.

Robert Baldwin, 65 of 1709 Hwy 401 in Napoleonville
*Booked in the Assumption Parish Jail by LSP for the following:
>Obstruction of Justice
>Illegal Possession of a stolen firearm
*Also, Booked in the Livingston Parish Detention Center:
>Accessory After the Fact – Simple Burglary of Law Enforcement Vehicle
He has bonded out of the Livingston Parish Detention Center.

Warren Baldwin, 57 of 15186 Sanders Rd in Prairieville
*Booked in the Ascension Parish Detention Center by LSP
>Obstruction of Justice
>Illegal Possession of a stolen firearm
Ascension Parish Bond: $100,000
Suspect remains in the Ascension Parish Detention Center.

The Criminal Investigation was performed by the LPSO, LSP, Walker PD and LSP Crime Lab. The Sheriff’s Offices in Ascension Parish and Assumption Parish also assisted in this investigation.

At this time, detectives are still investigating the whereabouts of stolen items.
  

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