Teens arrested in Slidell church burglary, and other area crime news

Three teens arrested in Slidell church burglary

Three 15-year-olds were arrested Tuesday after the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office investigated a burglary at St. Genevieve Parish Church, near Slidell, that resulted in the theft of the poor box, several bottles of wine and jewelry that was stored in a safe.

Church employees discovered the break-in when they came to work Monday. Entry had been made in a business building behind the church. The safe was destroyed along with several computer monitors, the Sheriff’s Office said.

The poor box contained about $2,100.

Detectives Ray Smith and Matt Bauer said they identified a Slidell juvenile as one of those responsible for the church burglary. Detectives from the Sheriff’s Office and the Slidell Police Department, who were looking for the same suspects in a burglary at Max’s drink shop, began tracking down the subjects. Five juveniles were interviewed, and three admitted to burglarizing the church.

They were charged with simple burglary of a religious building and transported to Florida Parishes Detention Center.

The other two admitted to burglarizing the Slidell business.

Some of the money and property taken from the church was recovered.

Woman, 33, reports rape at Metairie hotel

A woman said she was raped early Wednesday morning at a Metairie hotel.

The Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office reported the rape occurred about 5 a.m. in the 3800 block of North Causeway Boulevard.

The 33-year-old victim did not suffer any serious physical injuries.

No other details were available.

Woman sought after failure to surrender

St. Charles Parish authorities are looking for a woman who said she would turn herself in for a recent hit-and-run but never did.

A warrant has been issued for Kimberly Anne Albrecht, 34, for hit-and-run, reckless operation of a motor vehicle and having an expired driver’s license following an accident on June 5 in the eastbound lanes of U.S. 61 over the Bonnet Carre Spillway.

Albrecht fled the scene. Three women who were in the car she hit were treated at a hospital following the accident.

Albrecht hired an attorney, who contacted the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office and said she would turn herself in, but she had not done so as of Wednesday.

Anyone with information on Albrecht’s whereabouts is asked to contact the Sheriff’s Office at (985) 783-6807.

Two Arabi men booked on drug charges

Two Arabi men were arrested on various drug charges after St. Bernard Parish authorities found thousands of dollars worth of marijuana and anti-anxiety medication in their home.

Treyson G. Thedy, 25, and Kevin Schmidt Jr., 18, both were arrested June 4 after agents from the sheriff’s Special Investigations Division executed a search warrant at their home in the 6500 block of Chartres Street.

Narcotics agents found nearly a pound of high-grade marijuana worth about $5,000 and 659 tablets of the anti-anxiety prescription medication Xanax, worth nearly $3,000, Sheriff James Pohlmann said.

A shotgun, a handgun with an illegally obliterated serial number and a marijuana plant also were seized.

Apparently seeing officers arriving on a surveillance system, Schmidt ran out a back door and hid under the raised house, while Thedy opened the door and threw out a large plastic bag containing marijuana, Pohlmann said.

The pills were found inside the home.

Thedy and Schmidt were booked with possession with intent to distribute marijuana and Xanax, cultivation of marijuana, possession of a firearm in combination with a controlled dangerous substance, possession of a firearm with an obliterated serial number and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Thedy’s bail was initially set at $50,000 but was later reduced to $25,000 by Judge Kirk Vaughn.

No bail information was available for Schmidt.

Slidell man sought in robbery, battery

An arrest warrant has been issued in Jefferson Parish for a Slidell man wanted in connection with a simple robbery and domestic battery.

Charles Boutin, 41, allegedly confronted his girlfriend inside her apartment about 7:45 a.m. Wednesday about her job as a stripper.

An argument between the two became physical, with Boutin reportedly pushing the victim and hitting her on top of her head several times.

Boutin then grabbed the victim’s cellphone and left the apartment, said Glen Boyd, a Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office spokesman.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Boutin is asked to contact the Sheriff’s Office’s Robbery Section at (504) 364-5376 or Crimestoppers at (504) 822-1111.