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Wednesday, February 12, 2020

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Suspects charged in storage unit break-ins

Suspects charged in storage unit break-ins

Four suspects are in the custody of the Lafourche Parish Sheriff's Office for allegedly breaking into local storage units.

Around 3:45 p.m. on January 18, deputies were called to a burglary in progress at a storage unit facility in Cut Off. 

Upon arrival, deputies observed several people removing items from open storage units. 

One of the people, Annette Left, 46, of Cut Off, asked authorities why they were there. She claimed that they were hired to clean the units. The other individuals were identified as Crystal Chouest, 42, Harold Smith, 34, and Louise Dorr, 67, all of Grand Isle. 

Deputies contacted the facility owner and found there was no agreement in place for anyone to clean the interior of the storage units. Dorr’s vehicle also had a trailer attached loaded with random items of value which could be sold or scrapped, and not trash.

Lefort, Chouest, Smith and Dorr were all arrested. They were booked into the Lafourche Parish Correctional Complex with one count each of Simple Burglary. Bail was set at $5,000 each for Lefort, Chouest and Smith. Bail was set at $1,000 for Dorr. Each was released after posting the respective bail amounts.