Deputies: Man breaks into homes, tries selling stolen items on 'Letgo'

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - A man accused of breaking into homes and trying to sell the stolen items through a smartphone app was arrested Tuesday, according to investigators.

The East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office reported Kelvin White, 24, of Baton Rouge, is facing felony charges.

According to the probable cause report, deputies were called out to the Shenandoah subdivision Tuesday to investigate several home break-ins. The document added that in every case the suspect had gotten into the home by breaking a window.

The report stated one of the victims contacted EBRSO and claimed he saw several of the items stolen from his home for sale on Letgo. The report added the victim contacted the seller to set up a meeting and gave deputies details like the location and type of vehicle the seller would be driving.

According to the probable cause report, the deputy who showed up for the meeting recognized the description of the car and license plate as being connected to several recent home burglaries in the Jefferson Terrace subdivision. The report stated detectives had been trying to find that car.

The deputy reported seeing the types of items in the car that had been reported stolen by homeowners. The probable cause report indicated after receiving consent to search the car, a laptop was found that when opened, displayed one of the victim's names on the screen.

White was booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison on charges of burglary of an inhabited dwelling and theft. No bond was set. Investigators said additional charges are pending.

According to jail records, he was just released from parish prison on Saturday after getting arrested on drug charges and traffic violations.

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