St. Mary Sheriff Blaise Smith has sent a message to parish residents: Lock up your bicycles.
"Our deputies are reporting that we are having bikes and other property stolen out of yards at night," a Facebook post by the sheriff says. "At times, our deputies find bikes left abandoned that were quite possibly stolen."
The sheriff is recommending you lock up your bike wherever you are.
"If you ride a bike to a store, make sure you use a bike lock or chain lock to secure your bike while you are inside. At night, bring bikes inside or have a secure place to store them," the sheriff's post states.
Here's the post: