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Three Arrests Made in Connection with AHS Burglaries - Monday, March 2, 2009
Sheriff Mike Waguespack reports that On Monday, March 2, 2009, members of the Criminal Investigation Division executed a search warrant at 445 Hwy 1012 in Napoleonville. The warrant was in connection with the investigation of a series of burglaries at Assumption High School. During the search, detectives recovered a laptop computer and several basketball uniforms belonging to the school. Two of the residents, Nicholas Chamberlain 21yoa and Chris Baham 20yoa were arrested for Illegal Possession of Stolen Things.

The investigation into this matter revealed that during the Mardi Gras break Chamberlain and Bayham entered the school on two occasions and took four laptop computers, several basketball uniforms, and various medical supplies. The two later attempted to use the computers and discovered that they were password protected. In order to defeat the password feature they contacted a friend in Napoleonville and requested that he reformat the operating system on three of the laptops. The boys then contacted their girlfriends' mother, Melissa Durocher 44yoa of 111 East Little Texas, who agreed to deliver the laptops to the friend. Durocher was aware that both boys are unemployed but did not question them about the computers.

While working on the computers the friend discovered that the laptops belonged to AHS and contacted authorities.

Durocher was later arrested and charged with Illegal Possession of Stolen Things.

Chamberlain and Baham were also charged with outstanding warrants for Simple Burglary of a residence on Hwy 1012. This incident occurred in 2009 shortly after Hurricane Gustave.

Chamberlain, Baham, and Durocher were transported to the Assumption Parish Detention Center where they were booked on the aforementioned warrants. Additional charges are expected.