[StBernard] Blanket hides stolen goodies, St. Bernard deputies say
westley at da-parish.com
Thu Oct 2 00:40:54 EDT 2008
Blanket hides stolen goodies, St. Bernard deputies say
by The Times-Picayune
Wednesday October 01, 2008, 6:19 PM
In the end, the blanket was a dead giveaway.
St. Bernard Parish authorities said a Chalmette family that had been away
for several weeks returned home to discover their home had been burglarized.
But they didn't wonder for long who might have been responsible -- not after
they noticed one of their blankets hanging in a window of the residence on
the other side of their double, authorities said.
The blanket, with a pattern of dogs on it, was being used to shield other
stolen items from view, the St. Bernard Parish Sheriff's Office said in a
"This is like something out of 'World's Stupidest Criminals,''' St. Bernard
Parish Sheriff Jack Stephens said in the release. "But we'll take any help
we can get in solving a crime.''
Troy Clouatre, 35, and his aunt, Lisa J. Smith, 47, both of 422 W. Solidelle
St., were booked Wednesday with simple burglary and possession of more than
$5,000 worth of stolen property, the Sheriff's Office said.
Both remained in St. Bernard Parish Prison late Wednesday awaiting bond to
The Sheriff's Office said the investigation is continuing.
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