A Metairie man arrested in $90,000 theft involving a utility trailer in Arabi containing spray foam equipment

Posted: March 10th, 2016 | Filed under: SBSO News
Alberto Moran-Hernandez

Alberto Moran-Hernandez

A Metairie man has been arrested for a $90.000 theft last October of a utility trailer in Arabi containing spray foam equipment, Sheriff James Pohlmann said.

He was even using the stolen equipment to do a job spray-foaming at a house in eastern St. Bernard Parish when arrested Wednesday afternoon, Sheriff Pohlmann said.

Alberto Moran-Hernandez, 21, was booked with theft after sheriff’s Det. Ryan Melerine obtained a warrant from a judge for his arrest following an investigation, Sheriff Pohlmann said.

Moran-Hernandez, who was out on bond for a similar arrest in Kenner last December, was being held in St. Bernard Parish Prison in lieu of bond set at $15,000.

The large closed utility trailer involved in the latest arrest was stolen Oct. 23 of last year at Tyler Construction in Arabi. The trailer was spotted several days later by a state Wildlife and Fisheries agent in the marsh area off Interstate 55 at Manchac.

The owner of the trailer said it was completely gutted and all spray foam equipment and tools inside were stolen. The loss was estimated to be at least $90,000.

St. Bernard sheriff’s detectives developed information which led to the arrest of Moran-Hernandez, Sheriff Pohlmann said.