KENNER, La.—At approximately 6:48 P.M., the Kenner Police Communications Section was alerted by one of the Kenner Police License Plate Recognition Cameras that a stolen vehicle had passed one of the cameras located in the City of Kenner. Dispatchers alerted units in the area of the vehicle's location and license plate number. Officers located the vehicle traveling on Outer Ring Road toward W. Esplanade Ave.
Officers stopped the vehicle inside the Mall parking lot. As the two officers approached the vehicle on foot, the driver backed up toward the officers attempting to run them over. The vehicle fled the scene toward 32nd street where responding officer began to pursue the vehicle. The vehicle entered the I-10 Eastbound where in approximately the 2900 block of I-10 they struck a vehicle. The five subjects fled from the vehicle on foot and crossed the interstate and ran into a near-by subdivision. After a brief search all five subjects were taken into custody.
Under arrest are:
Patrick Weaver 19, from New Orleans (vehicle driver)
Prentiss Collins 19, from New Orleans
Michael Johnson 20, from New Orleans
And two 16 year old juveniles also from New Orleans
Det. Jeff Adams is investigating this incident.
Chief Steve Caraway urges anyone with information concerning this incident, to call the Kenner Police Department at (504) 712-2222 or Crimestoppers at (504) 822-1111.