Twenty-seven year old Justin Sittig of Lake Charles was arrested on charges of imple burglary, motor vehicle theft, simple criminal damage to property over $500 and simple criminal damage to property under $500.
Justin Sittig was arrested on January 15 in connection with a vehicle stolen on November 17, Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Kim Myers said.
Myers stated in a news release that deputies were dispatched to a local body shop in Lake Charles in reference to a theft of a motor vehicle. The automobile had been stolen from a rental car agency. The complainant told deputies the rental agency had contacted him to inform him the vehicle had been involved in an accident and was towed by a local wrecker company, reported Cooper.
Detectives discovered that Sittig was the one who broke into the body shop and stole the vehicle, after finding his personal laptop in the backseat. The car was abandoned by Sittig after he had gotten into a single-car accident on South Park Road and East Gauthier Road.
Sittig was arrested on charges of simple burglary, motor vehicle theft, simple criminal damage to property over $500 and simple criminal damage to property under $500, reported Cooper. Myers told Cooper that Sittig had active warrants for theft over $500, simple burglary and theft of a motor vehicle.
His bond for all charges came to a grand total of $73,000.