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Contact:  Sgt. Brian McGregor


Office:    (504) 712-2252

Date:      December 14, 2011


Parolee leads police on chase in stolen car


Kenner - A Kenner man on parole for simple burglary and possession of stolen things has been arrested after he lead police on a chase with a stolen vehicle.  On Tuesday, December 13, 2011, at approximately 04:29 p.m., Richard Fultz, III, 30, of 4041 Idaho Avenue, Kenner, was driving a stolen 1995 Buick Century that was clocked on radar traveling 37 mph in a posted 20 mph zone in the 100 block of Driftwood Boulevard, Kenner.  Upon attempting to stop the vehicle, Fultz refused to pull over, and lead officers on a vehicle chase, that went through the Driftwood Subdivision.  Fultz abandoned the stolen vehicle and began running, jumping residential fences in the 3700 block of Lake Trail Drive.   Fultz was captured after he barricaded himself in a detached garage in the 5000 block of Janice Avenue, in Kenner.   At the time of arrest, Fultz told police officers that he ran because he knew the vehicle he was driving was stolen.  Kenner Police confirmed that the vehicle Foltz was driving had been reported stolen to the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office on December 8, 2011.  The vehicle was found to have a punched door lock, and the steering column had been defeated. 

Fultz was arrested and charged with the crimes of possession of stolen things (vehicle), aggravated flight from and officer, simple obstruction of a roadway, criminal trespassing, speeding, stop sign violations, no driver’s license, and other traffic violations. 

At the time of arrest; Fultz was on active probation / parole until 2/11/2012 for simple burglary and possession of stolen things.  Fultz remains in custody, no bond has been set.  Fultz was also arrested by Jefferson Parish East bank Probation and Parole for probation / parole violations.  

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. 

Kenner Police Traffic Officer Ronald Coupel, Jr., is in charge of the investigation.