On Wednesday, August 26, 2015, at 9:53 am, St. John the Baptist Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to Emily C. Watkins Elementary School in LaPlace for the report of a burglary. The initial investigation revealed to deputies that a perpetrator or perpetrators entered the school through an unsecured door. Administrators reported that the perpetrator(s) stole a bag of candy and cut off the tail of a lizard that was in an aquarium.
Recorded video - click here - surveillance at the school captured two subjects on the school grounds. Detectives are seeking the public's assistance to identify the two persons of interest wanted for questioning in the investigation.
Anyone with information regarding this incident or anyone who can identify the subjects in the video is encouraged to call the St. John the Baptist Parish Sheriff’s Office TIPS line at 985-359-TIPS or Crimestoppers at 504-822-1111. Citizens with information about this incident that call Crimestoppers do not have to testify in court and may qualify for a cash reward. Citizens can also submit tips on the Sheriff’s Office website at http://stjohnsheriff.org/submitatip.php.