Deputies arrest seven in vehicle burglary ring
PONCHATOULA- Deputies from the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office arrested seven people involved in a vehicle burglary ring.
Authorities say the group is responsible for multiple vehicle burglaries in Tangipahoa Parish, St. Tammany Parish and Livingston Parish over the past two weeks.
Early Tuesday morning, TPSO deputies received information that multiple suspects were creeping around in Jefferson Court subdivision pulling on car doors around 2:30 a.m.
Deputies were able to track down the subjects and their vehicle within moments after getting the call. The vehicle was occupied by four suspects: one 16-year-old male juvenile, 18-year-old Donavan Smith, 17-year-old Trevon Guidroz, and 17-year-old Juleah Knight.
Authorities say all of the subjects were detained pending a roadside investigation. Multiple stolen items were located in the vehicle. After further investigation, detectives obtained and executed search warrants on two residences on Harvey Lavigne Road in Ponchatoula.
As a result, detectives located a stolen firearm, laptop, drug paraphernalia and numerous personal items stolen from recent vehicle burglaries. Two people at one of the residences were taken into custody and charged. They were 21-year-old Ashley Scarbrough and 18-year-old Myquela Stewart.
Authorities say both were subsequently charged with possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.
Authorities also arrested 17-year-old Jake Daughtery. He was 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.
Trevon 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.
Donavan is 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. A photo of the juvenile was not provided.