Parish detectives solve theft

Published 8:20 am Friday, November 6, 2015

Washington Parish Chief Deputy Mike Haley said that parish detectives were recently able to help solve several theft cases that took place in Tangipahoa Parish.

Haley said that on Thursday, Oct. 29, Washington Parish detectives received a tip that a vehicle stolen in Tangipahoa Parish might be in the area. Washington Parish detectives located the stolen vehicle and then went to the residence of Ronderrick D. Brown, 23, on Pin Oak Road in Mt. Hermon. Brown was a suspect in other stolen vehicle cases and detectives wanted to question him, Haley said.

Once they arrived at Brown’s residence, detectives were able to identify items that were reported to have been in the stolen vehicle, as well as other items that had been reported stolen from a Kentwood business.

Haley said that Brown was arrested and transported to the Washington Parish Jail. He is charged with possession of stolen property and being a fugitive from another agency. His bond has been set at $25,000.

“Thieves will steal from anyone and routinely travel from parish to parish to prey on honest, hard-working citizens,” Sheriff Randy Seal said. “They need to realize that parish lines don’t provide them any protection from law enforcement and we will pursue them whenever and wherever it is necessary to do so.

“I congratulate our detectives for locating this criminal and arresting him.”

Seal said that cooperation between law enforcement agencies led to Brown’s arrest.

“We have a good working relationship with Tangipahoa Sheriff Daniel Edwards and his deputies as well as with other law enforcement agencies which border Washington Parish,” he said. “Our respective agencies always work together to solve crimes and each agency has the same goal — get criminals out of our communities and into jail where they belong.”