Plaquemines Parish officials need public's assistance in identifying tire slashing bandit
POSTED: Friday, March 29, 2013 - 1:00pm
UPDATED: Friday, March 29, 2013 - 1:04pm
PLAQUEMINES PARISH, LA — On Sunday, December 30, 2012, the Plaquemines Parish Sheriff’s Office investigated multiple cases of criminal damage to tires in the 100 and 200 blocks of Sarah Victoria Drive in Jesuit Bend.
During the investigation, it was discovered that 12 separate victims reported that their vehicle’s tires had been cut/punctured by an unknown suspect(s). Investigators determined that 29 tires had been destroyed. The total value of the damage is estimated at approximately $5,000.00.
Investigators collected evidence from one of the crime scenes, which has been submitted to the Louisiana State Police Crime Laboratory for DNA analysis and comparison. Investigators are awaiting the results of said testing.
At this time, investigators have exhausted all possible leads pertaining to the investigation and are requesting the public’s assistance in identifying the suspect’s responsible for the crime.
Anyone with information on this crime is asked to contact Detective Aaron Verrette at 504-564-2525 or 504-297-5277.
Crimestoppers is offering a reward up to $2,500 for information on this crime. Anyone with information is asked to contact Crimestoppers at (504) 822-1111 or toll free at (877) 903-STOP. Callers do not have to give their name or testify to receive the cash reward. Tips can also be emailed at www.crimestoppersgno.org, texted by dialing 274637 (C-R-I-M-E-S) and text TellCS then your crime information, or via the Crimestoppers Mobile App TipSubmit.