NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) – In excess of a dozen stolen cars valued at $300,000 have been lately recovered from an deserted Algiers condominium elaborate the place they ended up saved in storage, in accordance to a launch from the Louisiana Condition Police.
Troopers say a tip supplied to Crimestoppers in the Increased New Orleans space sparked an investigation that has led detectives to identify David Darby, 40, of Texas, as a man or woman of curiosity. Law enforcement say they started investigating the residences when a tip was acquired that a number of people today were being residing there devoid of authorization from the assets proprietor. That is when police say they observed eight stolen autos on the grounds back again in Oct.
Police say that the investigation continued into previous thirty day period. On Nov. 22, they noticed Darby driving a Ford F-250 pickup with Haley Smith, 41, of New Orleans, into the apartment intricate. Immediately after a website traffic end, police say they have been equipped to decide the truck was stolen in New Orleans and that Darby was also in possession of a stolen handgun. On the similar working day, police say they recovered 8 additional stolen automobiles, as nicely as two cell households.
Detectives say they have also linked Darby with a stolen 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle and a fully enclosed trailer that had been very last regarded to be in the place of Arts Road and Piety Avenue. The typical car or truck and trailer have still to be located.
As a final result of the investigation, Darby was arrested for Theft of a Motor Car or truck (2 counts), Possession of Stolen Assets valued at $25,000 or far more (2 counts), Possession of Stolen House valued amongst $5,000 and $25,000 (2 counts), Possession of Firearm with Obliterated Serial Number. Smith was arrested for Possession of Stolen Assets valued involving $5,000 and $25,000 (2 counts), Possession of a Firearm with an Obliterated Serial Amount, and Possession of Stolen Residence valued considerably less than $1,000.
Darby and Smith ended up booked into the Orleans Parish Jail. This investigation is ongoing and supplemental rates are pending.
Any person with information is asked to contact Crimestoppers at 504-822-1111
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