LSU Police make arrest in burglary case, recover over $3,000 of property
POSTED: Friday, January 4, 2013 - 6:15pm
UPDATED: Friday, January 4, 2013 - 6:19pm
Baton Rouge, La — LSU Police investigators have made an arrest for multiple burglaries of the LSU Football Operations Building that occurred on three incidents between October and November 2012.
In November 2012, it was reported to LSU Police that items were missing from the locker room at Football Operations Building. Those items included a pair of shoulder pads, two helmets, jerseys, shoes (cleats) and multiple other clothing items, all belonging to the LSU Football team.
It was determined that the burglaries happened on three instances. Through the course of the investigation, LSU Investigators were able to obtain a surveillance camera image of a suspect during the incident and that photo was distributed as a Help Identify Flier on December 19, 2012.
On the evening of January 2, 2013 LSU Investigators received information, from two individuals who worked for LSU Football Operations, that they saw someone they believed to be the suspect at the Mall of Louisiana in Baton Rouge.
LSU Police then contacted the East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office and with their assistance the suspect was detained at the Mall, until LSUPD Investigators could arrive.
The suspect, identified as Justin Miller, 24, was transported to LSUPD and during questioning admitted to his involvement in the burglaries. LSUPD Investigators were able to recover just over $3000 in property, belonging to LSU Football, at Miller’s residence that had been taken during the burglaries.
Miller was arrested and booked into EBR Parish Prison for three counts of Simple Burglary. Miller has no affiliation to LSU.
The investigation is continuing and it is believed that other suspects were involved. Anyone with information that may lead to the identity of these persons is encouraged to call LSU Police immediately at 225-578-3231 or you may submit anonymously online at www.lsu.edu/police.
Crime Stoppers is also offering a cash reward for anyone with information leading to the arrest of those responsible. Contact Crime Stoppers at (225) 344-STOP (7867). You can also text your tip to CRIMES (274637). Include CS225 at the beginning of your message.