GPD makes large vehicle burglary arrest

Staff Writer
Gonzales Weekly Citizen
Jeannie Navarre

On the evening of October 23 Gonzales Patrol officers were dispatched a neighborhood located off of Cornerview Road. relative to a vehicle burglary in progress. Based off the description given to responding Officers, Patrol Officers were able to locate and detain a subject identified as 23-year-old LeeRoy Hernandez.

Hernandez admitted to not being alone and was accompanied by another subject he identified as 25-year-old Aaron Osterhout. Creative measures used by patrol officers resulted in the detention of Aaron Osterhout, who was located shortly afterwards behind the Gonzales Nursing home, also on Cornerview Road.

After interviewing both Hernandez and Osterhout, a search warrant was conducted by Patrol officers at the residence of 324 W New River Street in Gonzales. The residence was occupied by 55-year-old Kelly Osterhout, 60-year-old Jennie Navarre, and 24-year-old Samuel Felker.

The search of 324 W New River Street produced a number of narcotics and numerous items which had been reported as stolen during recent Vehicle Burglaries in the Gonzales area.

Gonzales Investigators have been able to resolve an additional nine vehicle burglary cases which occurred between the dates of Oct 16, 2017 through Oct 23, 2017 as a result of the evidence seized by patrol officers and additional interviews, which were conducted. The following subjects were arrested on the below listed charges and all were booked in to Ascension Parish Jail for bond consideration.

LeeRoy Hernandez, 23, 15096 Beau John Road, Prairieville, La.: 5cts of simple burglary of a vehicle, 1ct of Conspiracy to commit simple burglary, 1ct of resisting an officer.

Aaron Osterhout, 25, 324 W New River Street Gonzales, La.: 6cts of simple burglary of vehicle, 1ct of Conspriacy to commit simple burglary, 2 ct of possession of Sch II CDS, 1 ct of possession of drug Paraphernalia.

Samuel Felker, 24, 804 E Hamilton Street Gonzales, La.: 1 ct of Illegal Possession of stolen things less than $1,000.00, 1 ct of Conspriacy to commit simple burglary.

Kelly Osterhout, 55, 324 W New River Street Gonzales, La.: 1ct possession of legend drugs, 1ct of Possession Sch IV, 1ct Possession of Sch II CDS, Illegal Possession of stolen things under $1,000.00, 1ct of conspiracy to commit simple burglary.

Jeannie Navarre, 60, 324 W New River Street Gonzales, La.: 1ct Possession of Marijuana, 1ct Possession of Drug paraphernalia, 1ct Possession of Sch II CDS, and fugitive charge from another jurisdiction.