FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Sergeant Brian
Two arrested burglarizing unlocked vehicles in the Southlake Village Subdivision in Kenner
Kenner-On Tuesday, July 17, 2012, the Kenner Police Department arrested Davanta Jenkins, 19, of 19 Brandon Hall Drive, Destrehan, and Kyron White, 18, of 919 E. Lawson Street, New Sarpy. At approximately 12:33 a.m., Kenner Police officers responded to a telephone call from an alert citizen who reported that two male subjects wearing black shirts and shorts were burglarizing cars within the Southlake Subdivision. Upon officers’ arrival, both Jenkins and White observed officers and fled on foot. After a brief foot pursuit both were captured and taken into custody.
As a result of the investigation, officers were able to confirm that both Jenkins and White were burglarizing unlocked vehicles within the Southlake Subdivision. At the time of this press release, both Jenkins and White have been linked to four vehicle burglaries that occurred in 200 blocks of Cotton Bayou, Legrande Bayou, and Cane Bayou. Property taken from the unlocked vehicles consisted of a gun, loose change, I-phone, and tray from the center console of one of the victim’s vehicle.
Both Jenkins and White were interviewed by Kenner Police Detective Charlotte Synigal and admitted to driving from St. Charles Parish where they reside to Kenner and parking their vehicle in the 200 block of Bayou Gentilly. They then burglarized and rummaged through an unspecified number of vehicles within the Southlake subdivision, but in particular targeted unlocked vehicle. Jenkins and White both have been charged with the crime of simple burglary (4-counts).
The investigation is ongoing. At the time of this press release both Jenkins and White remain 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 Charlotte Synigal and Officer Nicholas Engler are in charge of the investigation.
Kenner Police Department website: http://www.kennerpd.com