A cooperative effort by the Bossier City Police Department and the Louisiana State Police has lead to the arrest of a man wanted in connection with a string of recent vehicle burglaries including two involving an unmarked State Police vehicle and an unmarked Homeland Security vehicle.
Detectives with the BCPD Property Crimes Unit say the arrest effectively clears approximately two dozen vehicle burglaries.
Quentin Kenneth Baldwin, 38, was arrested Monday night after State Police investigators and Bossier City police officers made contact with him at his residence at the White Oak Apartments in the 4800 block of Shed Road.
Police received information that developed Baldwin as a possible suspect. When officers made contact with Baldwin, he ran from officers but was caught after a brief foot chase. Upon further investigation police arrested Baldwin for committing a number of vehicle burglaries that occurred over the past few months in residential areas including Stockwell Road and north Bossier City.
In one case, Baldwin broke into an unmarked State Police vehicle and took two State Police issued weapons and a ballistic vest. He also broke into an unmarked Homeland Security vehicle and took a pair of weapons along with other items. Investigators recovered all of those items including the weapons as well as property taken in other vehicles burglaries from inside Baldwin’s apartment where he lived with his wife and their young daughter.
They also found a small amount of marijuana in Baldwin’s possession.
Baldwin was booked into the Bossier City Jail on charges of simple burglary, resisting, illegal possession of body armor, possession of marijuana and possession of marijuana in the presence of a juvenile.
In addition, Baldwin’s wife, 29-year old Keyona Baldwin, was issued a citation for illegal possession of stolen things.