Suspect charged with stealing band instruments
Press Release from St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office:
The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office arrested a Mandeville-area man Monday (December 23) in connection with a theft that occurred at a local-area high school.
STPSO deputies were dispatched to a Mandeville-area high school on December 13 when administrators arrived and noticed a glass door leading to the school band room had been shattered and three students’ instruments had been taken.
Using surveillance video at the school and information obtained at a local pawn shop, STPSO detectives were able to identify the person responsible as Weylin Leon, 40, of Mandeville.
Leon was located in the St. Tammany Parish Jail, where he was being held after being booked on December 20 for an unrelated Contempt of Court charge.
Monday afternoon, Leon was rebooked and the following charges were added:
L.R.S. 14:62 Simple Burglary
L.R.S. 14:67B.3 Theft Over $1,000
L.R.S. 14:67B.4 Theft Under $1,000 (2 counts)
L.R.S. 14:56B.1 Criminal Damage to Property
L.R.S. 14:63 Criminal Trespassing
The investigation remains ongoing and additional charges are possible.