POSTED: Friday, July 13, 2012 - 5:00pm
UPDATED: Friday, July 13, 2012 - 5:04pm
CHALMETTE, LA (NBC33) — Two teens, including a 17-year-old who was wearing a home incarceration anklet from New Orleans because he was on probation was arrested for a vehicle burglary. We’re told $1,000 of old coins were taken as well.
Kendrick Roussell, 17, of Chalmette, was stopped on a street in Chalmette on Wednesday night after the St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office received a call about a suspicious person trying to sell items.
Roussell was trying to sell a collection of old coins that totaled more than $1,000 in value, along with video games. Initially he told sheriff’s deputies he had found the seven packaged collection of coins on the ground.
He was also wearing an electronic monitoring device on his left ankle and said he was on probation for two robberies in New Orleans committed as a juvenile.
But under questioning by sheriff’s detectives Capt. Mark Jackson and Sgt. Paul Miller he confessed to burglarizing a vehicle and getting the coins minutes before deputies stopped him, Pohlmann said.
He cooperated by taking deputies to the vehicle. Through further investigation detectives found a 14-year-old Chalmette boy also involved with Roussell in the burglary.
When authorities went to his home, a search of the residence located a gun stolen in a recent business burglary in St. Bernard, the sheriff said.
Roussell was booked into St. Bernard Parish Prison on one burglary count and two counts of possessing stolen property, the coins and the gun, Pohlmann said. He is jailed in lieu of $45,000 bond.
The 14-year-old, whose name wasn’t released because he is a juvenile, was taken to the parish juvenile detention center.