St. Tammany Sheriff's Office nabs three for looting boats in Slidell area

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Posted on August 28, 2012 at 11:37 AM

Updated Tuesday, Aug 28 at 5:31 PM

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SLIDELL, La. — Two men sought for looting boats near the Lakeshore Estates neighborhood were arrested Tuesday afternoon, hours after their cohort was nabbed by St. Tammany Sheriff’s Officers.

Cody Page, 22, and Ryan Dussor, 20, were booked in the St. Tammany Parish jail and charged with looting.

The third looter, a 17-year-old, was arrested earlier Tuesday afternoon. He also was charged with looting.

Authorities said several residents docked their boats in the area of Lakeshore Estates on Monday night to get the vessels out of danger. Tuesday morning, when checking on the boats, one of the owners discovered his boat had been broken into.

Deputies responded and, upon questioning the 17-year-old, learned that his friends had stolen the property.

“We will absolutely not tolerate anyone preying on others during this of disaster,” St. Tammany Sheriff Jack Strain said. “If someone loots a business or home in St. Tammany Parish, the full force of this Sheriff’s office will be dedicated to finding them, putting them in jail and making sure they are charged to the full extent of the law.”

Looting during a declared state of emergency carries a fine of between $5,000-$10,000 and a prison sentence between 3-15 years.

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