Two adults and one juvenile taken into custody
East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office Armed Robbery and Burglary Detectives arrested two adults and one juvenile yesterday for several storage shed burglaries at the Morgan Place West subdivision in Central. Detectives also recovered many of the stolen items.
Detectives arrested Jermaine Peterson, 27, of 10210 Avenue L Apt. 226; Termain Johnson, 27, of 1520 E Street, Woodville, MS; and a 16-year-old male for two counts of simple burglary and two counts of felony theft.
According to reports, around 1:00 pm yesterday the accused allegedly burglarized a shed on the 11000 block of N. Millstead Place and stole multiple items including cooking equipment and a Razor scooter. The accused also allegedly burglarized another shed around 11:00 am on the 12000 block of Arrowood Dr. and stole multiple items including fishing poles and chainsaws.
Detectives were able to apprehend the suspects following an anonymous tip called in by a neighbor that witnessed the accused at the residence on N. Millstead Place.
Deputies stopped the accused at a third residence on the 6000 block of Joor Rd. around 2:00 pm. When detectives contacted the property owner, the owner stated he did not know the accused, nor did they have permission to be on his property.
The accused admitted to the burglaries and led detectives to recover many of the stolen items.
Sheriff Gautreaux encourages residents to protect their property by keeping in mind the following tips:
- lock all sheds
- keep valuables out of plain view
- watch out for neighbors
- immediately report suspicious activity
- keep a record of all serial numbers of property, keep in safety deposit box or keep several copies in safe places such as parents house -If you own a safe, safe should be bolted to floor