Police use video surveillance to arrest burglar

Police use video surveillance to arrest burglar
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POSTED: Thursday, April 4, 2013 - 9:30am

UPDATED: Friday, April 5, 2013 - 3:27pm

As the result of an on-going investigation, burglary suspect, Jimmy Smith, 37, of Columbia, La, was taken into custody on a burglary charge. 

On March 26, 2012, deputies responded to a residence on HWY 190 near the Parish line in reference to a residential burglary.

Authorities learned that the residence was equipped with video surveillance, which was able to capture the suspect and suspect’s vehicle on camera. Being so close to the Livingston Parish Line, Captain Leon Winstead of the Albany Police Department offered his assistance. 

On March 28, 2013, Captain Winstead alerted TPSO investigators that the suspect vehicle was located at a residence in Albany, La. Investigators, along with Capt. Winstead responded to the reported residence and made contact with Jimmy Smith. Smith was positively identified as the burglary suspect caught on surveillance video.

At this time, Smith was asked to report to the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office for further questioning. Smith complied.

During the investigation, Smith subsequently confessed to the burglary and was taken onto custody and charged with the burglary. Investigators made a partial recovery of the stolen items. 

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