On Saturday, December 14, 2013, at 1:19 am, St. John the Baptist Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to the 2100 block of Colonial Drive in LaPlace for the report mailboxes being damaged. The complainants provided deputies with a description of the vehicle that was involved in the incident and the direction of travel. A deputy in the area saw a vehicle matching the description of the vehicle provided by the complainants. The deputy stopped the vehicle and identified the three occupants. During the investigative stop, the deputy saw a baseball bat used to damage the mailboxes and a flag from the 13th green at Belle Terre Country Club. Deputies determined 9 mailboxes were damaged in the area.
Deputies arrested Christopher Smith, 20, Brian Hahn, 18, and Evan Mullins, 18, all of LaPlace and charged them 9 counts of simple criminal damage to property and possession of stolen property. Bonds were set at $11,000; all three offenders were bonded out on $1100 cash bonds.