Four arrested in St. Landry Parish ATV thefts

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Posted at 11:26 AM, May 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-04 12:26:23-04

The St. Landry Parish Sheriff's Office has made four arrests following a string of ATV thefts in the parish.

Sheriff Bobby Guidroz says that two separate groups have been identified in the thefts and that a total of nine ATVs have been recovered and returned to their owners.

An investigation began on April 13 after detectives were alerted to stolen ATVs located on Jolivette Road in the Opelousas area.

Deputies say they gained permission to search the property and located three ATVs that had previously been reported stolen.

Two suspects, 20-year-old Dangello Perrodin of Opelousas and 24-year-old James Lanclos of Port Barre, were arrested in the case.

The two were booked into the St. Landry Parish Jail on the following charges:

Dangello Perrodin

  • (4 Counts) Possession of Stolen Things

James Lanclos

  • Possession of Stolen Things

During this investigation, detectives say they uncovered another group that was responsible for several thefts of ATVs on the north side of the parish.

The stolen ATVs were located in Melville.

A juvenile suspect in one of the thefts has been arrested along with 36-year-old Shane Jolivette of Sunset.

Jolivette was booked into the St. Landry Parish Jail on the following charges:

  • Possession of Schedule I
  • Possession w/Intent to Distribute Schedule II
  • Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
  • Possession of Stolen Things

Detectives say additional suspects have been identified in the thefts and more arrests are expected.

Anyone with information in reference to the theft of the ATVs is asked to contact the St. Landry Parish Sheriff’s Department or Crime Stoppers.

Sheriff Guidroz stated, “Although patrols were already being made in the area, I instructed our patrol, detectives, and narcotic deputies to increase patrols due to the rise in thefts. I am very pleased with the outcome of the extra patrol but need to remind the public to store your property out of site, simply chaining them in the front yard is not enough, chains are being cut and the ATV’s are being stolen. If available, secure them in a locked building and remove the keys. Lastly, periodically check on your property.”

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