Police arrest second suspect accused of participating in heist to steal $100,000 in special valves
GONZALES – Sheriff’s deputies said a pair of men are responsible for the hefty theft of globe valves valued between $50,000 - $100,000.
Tregg Babin, 51, was arrested Dec. 11 and nearly a week later, 48-year-old Jason Lambert was also located and arrested via an anonymous tip sent to Greater Baton Rouge Crime Stoppers.
Babin and Lambert stole the valves – used in chemical plants to regulate the flow through a pipeline using a plug and ring design – from a facility in Ascension Parish. Deputies did not reveal the name of the business.
The pair are facing unauthorized entry of a place of business, theft, simple criminal damage to property and criminal trespass.
Deputies said the theft occurred sometime before the business reported the crime to deputies on December 5. Investigators said Babin and Lambert are seen on surveillance video stealing the globe valves.
Babin was arrested Wednesday.
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