The arrest of 28 year-old Slidell-area resident Gary Hansome has cleared 17 vehicle burglary cases in the east St. Tammany. After learning of the location of a stolen laptop, St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office deputies responded to the location and executed a search warrant at the residence. There deputies discovered numerous additional items suspected of being stolen, prompting a two-week-long investigation.
Ultimately, Hansome was booked into the St. Tammany Parish Correctional Center on 17 counts of Burglary and one count of Theft Under $1,000. The theft charge comes from a shoplifting case at a local business.
The known vehicle burglaries go back to December 2021 and occurred in the Kingspoint Subdivision near Slidell and the Cherrywood Subdivisions near Pearl River. Although the owners of most of the stolen property have been identified, detectives are still trying to find the owners of some unclaimed items.
Anyone that may have been the victim of a vehicle burglary in the Kingspoint or Cherrywood Subdivisions is asked to contact Detective Mike Kim at (985) 276-1325 or STPSO Central Dispatch at (985) 898-2338.