GONZALES — Employees of an East Baton Rouge Parish jewelry store who recognized a customer Tuesday as a man wanted in Ascension Parish for burglaries tipped off the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office, which led to the man’s arrest, said Chief Deputy Tony Bacala, with the Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office.
Joshua Crisostomo, 33, Vancouver, Washington, had been videotaped by surveillance cameras Nov. 30 attempting to break into a Prairieville home, Bacala said in a news release.
He was again videotaped Dec. 1 trying to use a stolen credit card, which he had taken from an unlocked vehicle in the parking lot, in an ATM in a Prairieville convenience store, Bacala said.
In an effort to learn the identify of the man, the Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office released images from the surveillance videos earlier this week.
Crisostomo went shopping at a jewelry store in Baton Rouge on Tuesday where store employees recognized him from the surveillance images and called East Baton Rouge deputies, who came to the store and arrested him.
Bacala did not identify the jewelry store or the employees who identified Crisostomo.
Crisostomo was booked into the Ascension Parish Jail on counts of simple burglary of an inhabited dwelling, criminal trespass, simple criminal damage to property less than $500, simple burglary, access device fraud of $500 to $1,500 and theft less than $750, according to the Sheriff’s Office.
Bail had not been set as of late Wednesday afternoon.