FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Sgt. Brian McGregor
Office: (504) 712-2252
Date: July 14, 2011
man admits to burglarizing unlocked vehicles in an attempt to
look for a gun
Kenner - On Wednesday, July 13, 2011,
Kenner Police arrested Roderick Cobb, 17, of
3810 California Avenue in
Cobb was arrested after Kenner
Police officers responded to a suspicious person complaint and
located Cobb burglarizing a vehicle.
Cobb was arrested and charged with 3
counts of simple burglary and attempt simple burglary (1-count)
for burglaries that occurred in the Greenlawn & Driftwood
The exact location of the burglaries
for which Cobb was arrested are in the 3700 block of Arizona
Avenue, the 4000 block of California Avenue, and Trinidad Drive,
Cobb was interviewed and admitted he
vehicles in an attempt to locate a gun.
When asked why he was looking for a
gun, Cobb stated “I just
wanted one cause of the life style I’m living, I like to smoke
weed and stuff.”
Detectives searched Cobb’s home and
located additional property inside his home that he advised was
taken in other vehicle burglaries in the Greenlawn and Driftwood
Cobb would enter unlocked vehicles
and ransack the vehicle.
Cobb admitted to taking small things
which consisted of money, credit cards, cigarette lighters,
glasses, clothes and other small items.
The investigation is ongoing.
Cobb is responsible for other
Additional charges will to be filed
during the investigation.
At the time of this press release
Cobb remains in custody. No bond has been set.
Chief Steve Caraway urges anyone with information concerning
these incidents, to call the Kenner Police Department at (504)
712-2222 or Crimestoppers at (504) 822-1111.
Detective Jesse Johnson and Officer Kevin Amedee are in charge
of the investigation.