Todd Tassin, 52, of LaPlace was arrested Wednesday, August 31, 2022 as he burglarized a LaPlace business.

On August 31, 2022, about 6:15 p.m., officers responded to a new business in the 2100 West Airline Highway in LaPlace in reference to a theft. Upon arrival, officers met with store personnel who reported a suspicious subject riding a bicycle in the back of the store, which is not open for business since it is under construction. Subsequently, personnel noticed a laptop and tools valued at about $720 were missing from the business.

Shortly after, officers observed a male subject, fitting the description of the male riding the bike, carrying a garbage bag and back pack inside the store. Officers apprehended the subject, identified as Tassin. Officers recovered from the garbage bag and backpack the laptop and tools.

Tassin was charged with unauthorized entry of a place of business (felony); and two counts of simple burglary – immovable structure. He is being held in custody in lieu of a $35,000 bond. Since 2017, Tassin has been arrested 28 times on theft and simple burglary charges in St. John Parish.