STOLEN BOAT RECOVERED IN ST. LANDRY PARISH

Release Date: 06/26/2007

Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Enforcement Division agents arrested Michael J Kaiser, 29, of Krotz Springs for alleged illegal possession of stolen things, and unauthorized use of a vessel on June 13.  Kaiser was booked into the St. Landry Parish Jail.


Acting on a complaint, agents began an investigation and discovered Kaiser was in possession of a boat that had been reported stolen.   


Agents seized a 21-foot Suntracker Party Barge and returned it to the owner.


The penalty for illegal possession of stolen things is a fine up to $3,000, or imprisonment with or without hard labor for up to 10 years or both.  The penalty for unauthorized use of a vessel is a fine up to $5,000, or imprisonment with or without hard labor for up to five years or both.


Agents participating in the case were Lt. Donald Salpietra, Sgts Cliff Ortis, Travis Huval, and Brad Garon, Senior Agent Channing Duvall, and Agents Allan Marbury, and Jason Sanchez.


For more information, contact Lt. Col. Keith LaCaze at 225-765-2988 or klacaze@wlf.louisiana.gov.
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