Bond set at $100,000 for teen accused of robbing Skip Bertman's house

Published: Feb. 24, 2014 at 4:18 PM CST
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Moises Marquez (Source: East Baton Rouge Parish Prison)
Moises Marquez (Source: East Baton Rouge Parish Prison)
Skip Bertman
Skip Bertman

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Police arrested three teenagers Monday who they said broke into the home of Skip Bertman, the former LSU head baseball coach and athletic director, over the weekend.

The Baton Rouge Police Department reported Moises Marquez, 18, and two unidentified 16-year-olds broke into the house through an unlocked bathroom window around 4:30 a.m. Saturday.

Detectives reported LSU championship rings valued around $8,000 were taken. They added they found all 21 championship rings that were stolen. Bertman received his rings around 1:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Police said Marquez is related to someone who works at the home and had been inside the house on several occasions.

Investigators said they believe Marquez left the window unlocked and planned to return at a later date.

Police said the 75-year-old baseball legend woke up during the robbery and tried to confront one of the suspects. They added there was a short struggle before the suspect was able to get away. No one was hurt in the struggle.

Marquez was booked into East Baton Rouge Parish Prison on a charge of simple burglary of an inhabited dwelling.

The two 16-year-olds were later booked into the Juvenile Detention Center on the same charge.

Marquez went to court Monday morning for a bond hearing. When they called him up, he did not respond to any questions. He was asked, "Do you know how to speak English," to which he responded, "No speak English." Commissioner Robinson said, "Fine, then you'll spend another night in EBR parish prison and you'll see Judge Erwin in the morning."

Skip Bertman's wife tells WAFB that to her knowledge, Marquez does not speak English.

Marques' bond has been set at $100,000.

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