FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Detective Brian McGregor
Office: (504) 712-2252
Date: June 3, 2010
man placed on probation Tuesday; arrested Wednesday
- A Kenner man who plead guilty Tuesday in 24th
Judicial Court and was given a two year suspended sentence /
probation, was arrested Wednesday (June 2, 2010) for theft
valued at over $500.00.
On Tuesday, June 1, 2010, Brian Messmer, 41, who provided the
home address of
2410 24th Street in
Kenner, pled guilty to possession of
cocaine and unauthorized use of an access card.
At the time Messmer pled guilty, he was given a two year
suspended sentence and placed on active probation.
The next morning (Wednesday, June 2, 2010) Messmer
climbed up onto a rooftop of a business located in the 3700
block of Williams Boulevard.
Messmer damaged two air conditioner units by removing the
condensers from the air conditioner unit that he attempted to
sell at a nearby scrap yard.
Messmer was located at a nearby scrap yard where he was
Messmer was interviewed by Detective Jesse Johnson and confessed
to the incident.
Messmer confessed to 5 thefts that occurred between May 21, 2010
and June 2, 2010 in Kenner.
The thefts occurred at the following locations:
May 21, 2010
2220 Idaho Avenue,
2469 Idaho Avenue, Kenner
May 24, 2010
2250 25th Street,
May 27, 2010
2508 20th Street,
June 2, 2010
3741 Williams Boulevard, Kenner
In each of the thefts, Messmer removed the condensers from air
conditioner units and sold them as scrap metal.
Messmer remains in the custody of the Jefferson Parish Correctional
No bond has been set at the time of this release.
Due to Messmer committing the June 2nd offense
after he was placed on active probation, Jefferson Parish
Probation and Parole (Eastbank) charged Messmer with probation
Chief Steve Caraway urges anyone with information concerning
this incident, to call the Kenner Police Department at (504)
712-2222, or Crimestoppers at (504) 822-1111.