Deputies target thefts

Staff reports

Ascension Parish deputies are investigating a rash of thefts in the area, according to Sheriff Jeff Wiley.

Several trailers, four-wheelers, push lawnmowers and riding lawnmowers have been stolen from homes and businesses around the parish over the last several months, he said.

Flatbed, box and utility trailers have been among the items stolen, the sheriff said.

Other items, such as generators, chainsaws, compressors and lawn equipment, have been reported missing along with the trailers, he said.

The thefts have occurred during both day and night hours, according to Wiley.

Anyone who witnesses suspicious activity can contact the Sheriff’s Office at 225-621-8300 or 225-621-4636 or Crime Stoppers at 225-344-7867.