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Contact:  Detective Brian McGregor


Office:    (504) 712-2252

Date:      April 6, 2010

Illegal immigrant arrested for multiple counts of residential and vehicle burglary

Kenner - On Monday, April 5, 2010, Malcolm Fuentes, 20, who has a prior address at the Harper’s Ferry apartment complex, located at 601 Vintage Drive, Kenner, was extradited from Oakdale to Kenner by members of the U.S. Marshall’s Gulf Coast Fugitive Task Force.  Fuentes, an illegal immigrant in the United States, was formally charged with simple burglary (9-counts) and illegal possession of stolen things.  Fuentes was incarcerated in reference to immigration violations concerning a February 2010 burglary arrest.    

Fuentes was originally arrested by Kenner Police Detective Charlotte Synigal on February 12, 2010, and charged with the crime of simple burglary of an inhabited dwelling.  Fuentes was arrested in reference to a residential burglary that occurred on February 11, 2010, in the 100 block of Emerson Drive, Kenner, where three flat screen televisions were taken from a residence. 

After an investigation concerning numerous vehicle and residential burglaries that occurred between December 28, 2009, and January 8, 2010, at the Harper’s Ferry apartment complex, Fuentes was linked to the burglaries through interviews with witnesses and property recovered from his apartment. 

Fuentes would enter unlocked vehicles, shatter the glass, and pry on vehicle doors to make entry.  Fuentes would also shatter the sliding glass door windows to apartments to make entry.  Fuentes would take money, car stereo equipment, and tools from vehicles.  Fuentes also took flat screen televisions and computer equipment from two apartments. 

Fuentes remains in the custody of the Jefferson Parish Correctional Center.  No bond has been set.  In addition, Fuentes is being held on an immigration detainer.   

Chief Steve Caraway urges anyone with information concerning this incident to call the Kenner Police Department at (504) 712-2222 or Crimestoppers at (504) 821-2222. 

Detective Charlotte Synigal and Detective Herbert Hille is in charge of the investigation.