SLIDELL, La. — Four teenagers were arrested in Mount Hermon after Washington Parish Sheriff’s deputies tied them to a rash of iPad, cell phone and money thefts that occurred during high school basketball games.
Northlake Christian and Pope JOhn Paull II both traveled to Mount Hermon for basketball games in a one-month span and both times, the visiting players found their bus broken into and their backpacks had been rifled through, electronic devices and money taken each time.
A WPSO investigator, along with school officials, spoke with several suspects and witnesses before obtaining a warrant to intercept electronic communications in order to identify the perpetrators.
The investigation turned up four teenagers, ranging from 12 to 16 years old. Each was charged with two counts of vehicular burglary and criminal damage to property over $1,500, authorities said.
All four were released to their parents and await trial.
Correction: In the originaly story, it was first reported that Northlake Christian played both games at Mount Hermon. The story has been modified to show that Northlake Christian was a victim to theft only once.