Two arrested in Kenner residential and vehicle burglaries

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Kenner, LA 70062

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 Contact:  Lt. Brian McGregor


 Office:    (504) 712-2252

 Date:     12/10/2015 

Two arrested in Kenner residential and vehicle burglaries

 Kenner - On Wednesday, December 9, 2015, at approximately 02:00 a.m., the Kenner Police Department responded to a residential burglary in the 3700 block of Lake Trail Drive, in Kenner.   The Kenner Police Department had received a 9-1-1 telephone call from an 84-year-old female victim who reported she was hiding in her closet and could hear someone inside. 

 Officers responding to the location found a white 2013 Hyundai Sonata parked across the street from the victimís residence Mario Amaya, 19, and Deborah Labatut, 20, both of 423 Georgetown Drive, Kenner, were entering the vehicle.  Officers detained both for the investigation.  Upon detaining Amaya he was found to have a partially ripped latex glove on one of his hands.  Officers searched the victimís residence, finding forced entry, a flashlight that was still on, and a partially ripped latex glove inside.   The victimís jewelry boxes were found to have been rummaged through.


 Inside the vehicle, officers located jewelry which the victim identified as hers.  Other property was also located which was linked to several unreported vehicle burglaries that occurred in the 3400 block of Tennessee Avenue, the 3400 block of Lake Trail Drive, and Billy Drive, in Kenner. 


 Interviewing Amaya and Labatut, it was learned that Amaya had jumped the victimís fence on Lake Trail Drive, pried open a door with a crow bar that he was armed with when he entered the residence, and unlocked the front door to allow Labatut entry in order to commit the burglary.  Amaya ransacked the residence while, Labatut acted as a look out.  In addition, admissions were obtained that other property, which consisted of credit cards, vehicle registration, insurance cards, a coin purse, pay stubs, jewelry, and a lunch box had been taken from unlocked vehicles in the area. 


 Both Amaya and Labatut were charged with the crimes of aggravated burglary, simple burglary (3-counts), and illegal possession of stolen things (2-counts).   At the time of this press release, both remain in custody, no bond has been set.    


 Kenner Police Chief Michael J. Glaser encourages anyone who has information regarding these burglaries, Mario Amaya, or Deborah Labatut, to contact Kenner Police Detective Mike Jackson at (504) 712-2213. 




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