Sean Gautreaux, 39, of Gramercy, was arrested Monday, November 15, 2021, for stealing shingles from a LaPlace business on November 5, 2021.

On Friday, November 5, 2021, about 2 p.m., officers responded to the business in reference to a theft incident. Officers learned an employee was working an outside pick-up station for shingles where an unknown male subject, later identified as Gautreaux, handed the employee a purchase invoice for several packs of shingles valued at $7,783.28. After the shingles were loaded into the subject’s vehicle, the subject exited the parking lot. The employee then noticed that the invoice was a fraudulent document.

Through investigation and based on video surveillance, officers developed Gautreaux as a suspect. Based on investigation, detectives obtained a judicial warrant for Gautreaux’s arrest. He was booked with theft – $5,000 – $25,000 (felony). He is being held in custody in lieu of a $25,000 bond.

Since 2003, Gautreaux has been arrested12 times in St. John Parish.