TANGIPAHOA PARISH, LA (WVUE) - A vehicle burglary ring bust net seven arrests in Tangipahoa Parish.
Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff Daniel Edwards said the crew, which included several teenagers, is responsible for multiple vehicle burglaries in Tangipahoa Parish, St. Tammany Parish, and in Livingston Parish over the past two weeks.
According to a release issued by TPSO, deputies received information that multiple subjects were seen "creeping around" in the Jefferson Court subdivision.
The subjects were reportedly pulling on car doors around 2:30 in the morning.
Deputies were able to track down the subjects within moments after receiving the call, according to the report.
The suspect's vehicle, a silver 4-door Honda Sonata, was occupied by four people.
Those in the car included one 16-year-old male juvenile, 18-year-old Donavan J. Smith of Hammond, 17-year-old Trevon C. Guidroz of Ponchatoula, and 17-year-old female Juleah Knight of Hammond, LA.
They were detained pending a roadside investigation.
Multiple stolen items were located in the suspect's vehicle, including items reported from residents in St.Tammany Parish, according to the report.
After further investigation, detectives obtained and executed search warrants on two residences on Harvey Lavigne Rd. in Ponchatoula.
As a result, detectives located a stolen firearm, laptop, drug paraphernalia, and numerous personal items stolen from recent vehicle burglaries.
Additionally, two people at one of the residences were taken into custody and charged.
Those taken into custody included 21-year-old Ashley Scarbrough of Ponchatoula and 18-year-old Myquela Stewart of Ponchatoula.
Both were charged with possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.
In relation to the extensive vehicle burglary spree and after conclusion of the roadside investigation, multiple charges were pressed against the the suspects, and one additional subject found to be in connection to the crimes, according to the report.
Jake Daughtery, 17 of Robert, LA was also charged with possession of stolen property, seven counts of vehicle burglary, and has a hold by Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office for his connection to multiple crimes in that area.
Guidroz was charged with one count attempted vehicle burglary, seven counts of vehicle burglary, and has a hold from St. Tammany and Livingston Parish Sheriff Office.
Smith was charged with one count of attempted vehicle burglary, two counts of vehicle burglary, possession of a stolen firearm, and possession of CDSI –MDMA.
Knight was charged with one count of attempted burglary and two counts of vehicle burglary.
The 16-year-old male juvenile was charged with possession of stolen property, attempted burglary, and seven counts of vehicle burglary. He is also being held pending charges from Livingston and St. Tammany Parish .
These crimes were committed in the Ponchatoula area, the Creeks Apts on Hwy 51 north of Hammond, in Deer Field and Rock Ridge subdivisions in Loranger, LA, according to the report.
The subjects are also linked to multiple crimes in surrounding parishes.