Four Hammond teens have been arrested following a string of vehicle burglaries in a Madisonville-area subdivision last week.
Detectives with the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office collected video surveillance footage from numerous locations in the Villages at Bocage subdivision after 14 vehicle burglaries were reported July 6.
Those videos showed a group of what appeared to be teenagers burglarizing several unlocked vehicles throughout the subdivision during the late hours of July 5 and into the early morning hours of July 6. A portion of the subdivision is located in Tangipahoa Parish.
With the assistance of Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office detectives and Hammond Police detectives, STPSO detectives identified and located Reginald Griffin Jr. (17 years of age) and two juvenile males (ages 14 and 16), all from the Hammond area. Some of the stolen items were located inside a vehicle at the residence where they were staying.
Griffin was booked into the Tangipahoa Parish Jail for vehicle burglaries that occurred in that jurisdiction. He will be transferred to the St. Tammany Parish Jail at a later date and booked for 14 counts of vehicle burglary that occurred in St. Tammany Parish.
St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s deputies booked the two juveniles into the Florida Parishes Juvenile Detention Center on 14 counts of vehicle burglary. They too face additional charges for vehicle burglary from Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office.
The Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office also arrested Regjae Griffin of Hammond for obstruction of justice charges related to the investigation.
The investigation is ongoing and may lead to further arrests. If you have any information about these crimes, please call 985-898-2338.
The Sheriff's Office reminds everyone to always remove valuables from vehicles and lock vehicle doors.
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