Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff Daniel Edwards reports that deputies have arrested seven (7) involved in a vehicle burglary ring responsible for multiple vehicle burglaries in Tangipahoa Parish, St. Tammany Parish and in Livingston Parish over the past two weeks.
Early Tuesday morning (around 2:30 am on December 19, 2017), an attentive resident reported to TPSO that multiple subjects were creeping around pulling on car doors. Deputies quickly responded and found four subjects inside a vehicle: a male juvenile (16), Donavan J. Smith (18) of Hammond, Trevon C. Guidroz (17) of Ponchatoula, and Juleah Knight (17) of Hammond. Multiple stolen items were located in their vehicle.
Detectives executed search warrants on two residences in Ponchatoula, where detectives located a stolen firearm, laptop, drug paraphernalia, and numerous personal items stolen from recent vehicle burglaries. Two additional persons were arrested at one of the residences: Ashley Scarbrough (21) of Ponchatoula and Myquela Stewart (18) of Ponchatoula. After further investigation, Jake Daughtery (17) of Robert Jake arrested.
The crew were charged with crimes committed in the Ponchatoula area, the Creeks Apartments on Hwy 51 north of Hammond, in Deer Field and Rock Ridge subdivisions in Loranger, and are linked to multiple crimes in surrounding parishes.