EAST FELICIANA PARISH, La. (BRPROUD) — The East Feliciana Parish Sheriff’s Office says it is working with State Police to investigate area ATV thefts.

The sheriff’s office said the parish has experienced an increase in ATV thefts. As investigations continue, authorities ask residents to contact Crime Stoppers.

According to the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB), ATV thefts peak in the summer months of July and August. A report said 19% of thefts took place during those months.

In ATV thefts reported from 2016 to 2018, NICB said Louisiana ranked fifth in the most thefts.

Anyone with information about ATV thefts in East Feliciana Parish is urged to call Crime Stoppers at 225-344-7867.