Restaurateur implicated in limestone theft case
BATON ROUGE - Police arrested a fourth man suspected to be involved in stealing limestone from the Department of Public Works.
Last month, former DPW worker Keith Harrison was dumping off a load of limestone at Randy Montalbano's Seafood on Florida Blvd. when he forgot to take the trailer down and drove off, officers said. The truck ripped down power lines and caused more than $66,000 in damages, according to DEMCO.
Baton Rouge Police said Monday, Randy Montalbano Jr., 32, paid Harrison along with two other DPW workers to dump the rocks off at his business.
The three workers were arrested on January 8th.
According to the arrest warrant, Montalbano first lied to officers about where he got the rocks then admitted he got the rocks from the DPW workers. Montalbano told the officer he lied because he was afraid of retaliation from one of the DPW workers.
Police charged Montalbano with illegal possession of stolen things.
DPW said it was able to collect all three loads of stolen rocks.
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