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Stephen D. Caraway

Chief of Police





500 Veterans Boulevard

Kenner, LA 70062

(504) 712-2200

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 Contact:  Sergeant Brian McGregor

 Email:     bmcgregor@kennerpd.com

Office:    (504) 712-2252

Date:       1/7/2014

Kenner woman arrested in reference to residential burglaries

 Kenner - A Kenner woman has been arrested and charged concerning her role in 10 separate residential burglary complaints. 

 On Monday, January 06, 2014, a search warrant was executed at the residence of Janell Keys, 38, of 3752 East Loyola Drive, in Kenner, concerning several residential and attempt residential burglaries that have occurred on East Loyola Drive, East Louisiana State Drive, and Ole Miss Drive in Kenner.  As a result of the search warrant, property has been recovered linking Keys to several residential burglaries which were reported between the dates of December 8, 2013, and January 2, 2014.  In addition, Keys was found to have pawned multiple items taken during the residential burglaries.  Keys admitted her role in the burglaries advising she acted as a look out while others committed the burglaries.    

 Keys was charged with the crimes of attempt simple burglary of an inhabited dwelling (2-counts), simple burglary of an inhabited dwelling (8-counts), and possession of marijuana .2 grams (which was recovered during the search warrant of her residence).   In each of the burglaries, entry was made by forcing entry into the rear of the residence by breaking a window if the window was not found unlocked.  Taken during the burglaries was money, jewelry, laptop computers, video game systems, and other electronics equipment.

 The burglaries / attempt burglaries were reported the following dates and locations: 

 DATE REPORTED                           LOCATIONS                                     TYPE

   12/8/2013                  3700 block of East Loyola Drive                  Attempt burglary      

  12/12/2013                  3700 block of East Loyola Drive                 Residential burglary

  12/13/2013                  3700 block of East Loyola Drive                 Attempt burglary      

  12/16/2013                  3800 block Ole Miss Drive                          Residential burglary

  12/26/2013                  3700 block of Ole Miss Drive                      Residential burglary 

  12/29/2013                  3800 block of East Loyola Drive                 Residential burglary

  12/30/2013                  3800 block of East Louisiana State             Residential burglary

   1/1/2014                     3700 block of Ole Miss Drive                      Residential burglary

   1/1/2014                     3500 block of Ole Miss Drive                      Residential burglary

   1/2/2014                     3500 block of Ole Miss Drive                      Residential burglary


  At the time of this press release Keys remains in custody, no bond has been set.  The investigation continues.  In addition to the burglary arrests, Keys was also charged with five outstanding standing attachments for issuing worthless checks, one for possession of marijuana, and two for the traffic violations. 

 Chief Steve Caraway urges anyone with information these incidents or concerning Janell Keys and her associates, to call the Kenner Police Detective Trey Hille at (504) 712-2213 or Crimestoppers at (504) 822-1111. 

 Kenner Police Department website:  http://www.kennerpd.com



Steve Caraway

Chief of Police


Kenner Police Complex

500 Veterans Blvd.

Kenner, LA. 70062

(504) 712-2200

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