BATON ROUGE, La. (LOCAL 33)(FOX 44) – Investigators from the Louisiana State Police Bureau of Investigations arrested a Baton Rouge teenager for his role in multiple Baton Rouge area vehicle burglaries. Investigators say 17-year-old Daveon D. Coates was also arrested for charges related to illegal possession of schedule narcotics and stolen firearms.
Investigators say they started investigating a vehicle burglary in October 2018. The investigation revealed during the burglary a suspect broke the window of an unmarked LSP unit and stole a Glock 17 9mm handgun. Through investigative means and with the assistance of the Louisiana State Police Crime Lab, Investigators say they were able to determine that Coates was the person responsible for the vehicle burglary.
The Louisiana State Police Fugitive Apprehension Unit says it found Coates at Baton Rouge home. He was placed under arrest, and a search warrant was obtained. Investigators say they found the Glock 17 9mm pistol (stolen from the LSP unit), a Ruger AR-15 .223/5.56 rifle and ballistic vest (reported as stolen from an EBR Parish Sheriff’s Office unit), multiple bags containing Glock and AR-15 magazines, various ammunition, various narcotics (including heroin, meth, and marijuana) and paraphernalia, and various burglary tools (glass breaking hammers, gloves, rubber mask, wigs, etc.)
Coates was booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison on the outstanding simple burglary warrant. He was also booked for Possession of Stolen Things, Possession with Intent to Distribute Sch. I (Heroin), Poss. W/ Intent to Distribute Sch. II (Methamphetamine), Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Possession of Controlled Dangerous Substance in a Drug Free Zone, Poss. Of Sch. I (Marijuana), and Illegal Carrying of a Firearm. .
Investigators believe Coates was involved in multiple vehicle burglaries throughout the Greater Baton Rouge area, and this case remains under investigation. Anyone that may have further information, or feel that they were a victim of a crime involving Coates, is urged to call Louisiana State Police Detectives at 225-925-3703 or Greater Baton Rouge Cimr Stoppers at 225-344-STOP.