Central burglary suspects identities released
The identities of four men are accused of burglarizing at least two home in Central Friday have been released. East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Deputies booked Teddy Robertson, 19, Landry Washington, 20, Michael Jackson, 17, and Andres Remo, 24, and charged them each with two counts of Simple Burglary of an Inhabited Dwelling, two counts Felony Theft, and two counts Simple Criminal Damage to Property. The men were caught after a four hour chase.
Friday afternoon, EBRSO activated an emergency alert calling system to let neighbors know burglary suspects could be hiding in the quiet Central neighborhoods of Pinewood Acres and Hubbs Acres. Residents spotted the suspects jumping a fence and called their location into the deputies. Three of the suspects were caught at that location, off Hubbs Acres Road. The fourth man hid in the grass behind a house on Hubbs, and was caught just before 4PM by a K-9 unit.
It began when deputies responded to a residential burglary on the 14000 block of Russett Avenue in Central at approximately 11:40AM. According to reports, four men kicked in the door under the carport of a home and began loading items into their vehicle parked under the carport. The men fled when the homeowner arrived. The homeowner later discovered his television was missing from his residence."
Neighbors told New 2 the homeowner spotted the suspects leaving as he returned home and followed them in his car, while on the phone with 9-1-1. He blocked the suspects' car on a dead end street, Karlyn Drive. The men bailed and headed into the woods, just as EBRSO deputies arrived.
Sheriff Sid Gautreaux told News 2, he suspects the men also broke into a home in nearby Huntington Park, earlier Friday. EBRSO says, "While on scene [of the Russett burglary], deputies also responded to another residential burglary on the 14000 block of Hampshire Drive, in which the burglars made entrance by kicking open the carport door and stealing electronics including computers, a television, a telephone and a digital camera."
EBRSO says all of the stolen items have been returned to their owners. Deputies are still investigating, and the men may be charged with additional crimes.