On Friday, January 29, 2016, at 8:22 pm, St. John the Baptist Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to the 200 block of Riverlands Drive in LaPlace for the report of attempted vehicle burglaries. The complainant witnessed two male subjects walking in the neighborhood pulling on car door handles checking to see if the cars were unlocked. When the complainant confronted the two subjects, they fled.
Deputies located one of the perpetrators and identified him as Zachary McIntosh, 17, of LaPlace. Deputies arrested McIntosh and booked him with attempted simple burglary. He was released from custody on January 30 on a $10,000 bond.
This investigation is ongoing. Detectives encourage anyone with information regarding this incident to call the St. John the Baptist Parish Sheriff’s Office TIPS line at 985-359-TIPS or Crimestoppers at 504-822- 1111. Citizens with information about this incident that call Crimestoppers do not have to testify in court and may qualify for a cash reward. Citizens can also submit tips on the Sheriff’s Office website at http://stjohnsheriff.org/submitatip.php.