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Stephen D. Caraway

Chief of Police





500 Veterans Boulevard

Kenner, LA 70062

(504) 712-2200

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Office:    (504) 712-2252

Date:       Feburary 2, 2013

 Nurse arrested, charged with unauthorized entry and theft of assets from an aged person  

Kenner-The Kenner Police Department has arrested a third party nurse, who claims she is employed by ďThe Medical Team,Ē and charged her with unauthorized entry of an inhabited dwelling (3-counts) and theft of assets of an aged person.   Sclonda Bryant-Tyler, 41, who provided the home address of 740 Mockingbird Lane, in St. Rose, was arrested Thursday (January 31, 2013), after staff with the Emeritus Assisted Living Center, located at 1600 Joe Yenni Boulevard, Kenner, contacted the Kenner Police Department Criminal Investigations Division. 

 From the investigation, it was learned that Sclonda Bryant-Tyler was working as a contracted third party nurse at Emeritus Assisted Living Center.  Bryant-Tyler administered medication to specific residents, who had contracted her company for home health care. 

 On January 27, 2013, an 87 year old victim, whoís almost completely blind, was awakened by a nurse who entered the victimís apartment.  The nurse told the victim that she was scheduled for x-rays and needed to remove her jewelry.  The nurse had the victim place her jewelry items (consisting of her wedding band, two other rings, and a silver hinged bracelet) into a bag.  The nurse exited the apartment taking the bag and did not return.  An investigation revealed that Bryant-Tyler had pawned the victimís jewelry.  It was also learned that a witness had observed Bryant-Tyler exiting the victimís apartment.  Bryant-Tyler nor the company she worked for was not contracted to provide the elderly victim care, thus she was not authorized to enter the victimís apartment. 

 In interviewing other witnesses at the facility, it was also found that Bryant-Tyler had entered another residentís apartment that she was not authorized to be in, nor was contracted to provide care for.   Detectives believing that Bryant-Tyler was responsible for other thefts at the facility executed a search warrant on Bryant-Tylerís vehicle and found property (jewelry) which had been taken from a third residents apartment.  The investigation is ongoing.  Bryant-Tyler was released from the Jefferson Parish Correctional Center after posting a $20,000 commercial bond on Friday (February 1, 2013). 

 Detective Jeff Adams (504-712-2310) is in charge of the investigation.   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.  Kenner Police Department website:     


Steve Caraway

Chief of Police


Kenner Police Complex

500 Veterans Blvd.

Kenner, LA. 70062

(504) 712-2200

Kenner Police:
(504) 712-2222

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