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St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Deputies Apprehend Subject in Attempted Burglary In-Progress

Joseph Lee Robertson Sr., 57, Jeanerette, LA, was arrested on September 21, 2021, at 2:44 am on the following charges:

· Theft

· Burglary of an inhabited dwelling-attempted

· Criminal trespass

· Possession of drug paraphernalia

· Illegal carrying of a weapon

A K9 deputy was sitting stationary while monitoring traffic on Highway 83 when he was dispatched to an alarm activation at a location in Jeanerette. Dispatch advised that the alarm company saw subjects on surveillance cameras allegedly taking equipment out of vehicles. The K9 deputy and another deputy responded to the location.

Upon arrival, the deputies made contact with a subject, identified as Robertson, who was reportedly holding the equipment.

Through the investigation, the deputies spoke with the complainant who stated he witnessed Robertson attempting to enter his home.

Robertson was transported to the St. Mary Parish Law Enforcement Center for booking. Bail was set at $60,000.

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