New Orleans Police arrest ‘habitual’ suspect in connection to auto burglary near Hotel Monteleone

New Orleans Police arrested a man who is described as a “habitual” auto burglary suspect in connection to an incident near Hotel Monteleone last month.

Officers responded to a report of a simple auto burglary near the intersection of Royal and Iberville streets shortly before 9:30 a.m. Dec. 29, according to New Orleans Police.

Following the incident, police arrested 52-year-old Earl Bennett, who was booked into Orleans Parish Justice Center on suspicion of simple auto burglary and disturbing the peace. His bail was set at $10,000.