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Jennings Police Arrest Man on 11 Counts of Simple Burglary Among Other Charges

Jennings Police Department responded a local business in reference to a burglary that occurred on July 30, 2021.

Posted: Aug 10, 2021 11:11 AM

JENNINGS, La. - Jennings Police Department responded a local business in reference to a burglary that occurred on July 30, 2021.

Upon arrival, officers learned that an unknown suspect gained access into the business. Once inside the suspect stole several tools and electronics.

Through video surveillance the officers were able to develop a possible suspect. On August 9, 2021 officers located the possible suspect Joseph Gatte,36 where he was brought to the Jennings Police Department for questioning.

Once questioned about the incident, Gatte admitted to the burglary and theft. Gatte had outstanding warrants for Simple Burglary, Criminal Damage to Property and Theft. Gatte was arrested and transported to the Jeff Davis Parish Sheriff's Office for booking on 11 counts of Simple Burglary, 2 counts of Felony Theft, 1 count of Misdemeanor Theft, and 1 count of Criminal Damage to Property.

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