Two Chalmette men and two juvenile boys have been arrested in a car theft and auto burglary ring in which three vehicles were recovered, with a fourth found set on fire in New Orleans, Sheriff James Pohlmann said. Various items found on the individuals which were believed stolen in the car burglaries also were recovered.
Joseph Lefebvre, 17, 2305 Gallant Drive, and Da’Shawn Lynch, 20, 8413 Livingston Ave., were both arrested along with a 15-year-old Chalmette boy and a 16-year-old boy from Arabi, on Jan. 26.
All four were arrested after they were joy riding in a vehicle that was reported stolen in Chalmette, Sheriff Pohlmann said.
The four were all booked with nine counts of burglary of autos. Additionally, Lefebvre and the 16 year old were booked four counts of theft of vehicles, and Lynch and the 15 year old were booked with two counts of theft of vehicles.
Several items were recovered that were believed to have been stolen by these individuals, including a .25-caliber handgun, which one of the arrested subjects said they stole from a vehicle. Owners of the stolen items, including the gun, haven’t been identified.
As of Jan. 30, the two adults are in St. Bernard Parish Prison awaiting bond, and the teenagers are being held in St. Bernard Parish Juvenile Detention Center.