Home / News / Top Stories / Tipster, Facebook help catch burglary suspect
August 02 10:21 AM

Tipster, Facebook help catch burglary suspect


A caller to Crime Stoppers has helped authorities capture a suspect wanted in connection with a home burglary.

The caller notified Crime Stoppers on Monday after seeing wanted suspect Brandon chin on television.

Chin was wanted in connection with the July 13 burglary of a home in the 6700 block of Rasberry Lane and possibly other burglaries.

The tipster was placed in touch with investigators and told them that shortly after midnight on July 30 there was a posting on Facebook of the suspect and a female, whom the tipster identified as Gabrielle Murray.

Investigators were able to obtain an address for Murray and responded to the 6200 block of Frondosa Drive, where Chin was located and taken into custody.

Chin was booked on a charge of simple burglary of an inhabited dwelling.

He has been connected to at least three other residential burglaries and possibly more.

The caller to Crime Stoppers will receive $400 for information leading to Chin’s arrest.

Digital Edition

click on cover to view digital version
March 16 09:51 AM
Initially, his law enforcement background will be questioned by many rank and file at the Shreveport Police Department (SPD). Reportedly, his service as public information officer and then head of the SPD Crime Stoppers program did not entail any supervisory or investigative activities.
March 16 09:51 AM
One million dollars down the drain to pay for a special session of the Louisiana legislature. And all for naught. The governor is hollering that the financial sky is falling and the state is in dire fiscal straights. Legislators protest that their hands are tied by too many constitutional dedications.
March 09 12:56 PM
It was much to my amazement that literally hundreds of Ukrainian girls were actually interested in me. Throughout each day, I would receive e-mails from the agency, with each e-mail sending a message from a woman interested in dating me.

Online Puzzels