On March 12, 2021, Officers responded to a report of two four wheeler ATVs stolen during the night from a residence in the 700 block of Avenue G. Officers located tracks from the ATVs in the alleyway behind the residence and followed the tracks until they ended on blacktop. Officers noticed surveillance cameras in the area and upon viewing footage from the cameras, Officers identified the suspect pushing the ATVs in the alley as Jesse Patterson, Jr.
Based on his direction of travel, Officers were able to locate additional surveillance cameras with video footage of Patterson pushing the ATVs in another alley, and more tracks in the alley leading to Patterson's residence. Officers found Patterson outside of his residence, wearing the same clothing as seen in the video, and he was placed under arrest. The two stolen ATVs were found under a tarp behind his residence, recovered and returned to the owner.
Jesse Patterson was charged with Two Counts of Theft of a Motor Vehicle ($1,000 to $5,000), and Three Attachments for Failure to Appear in Court on various charges. Patterson was booked into the Bogalusa City Jail, and later transported to the Parish Jail for housing.