COVINGTON, La. (WDSU) – The St. Tammany Parish sheriff is praising a Covington parent for helping solve several vehicle burglaries in the area.
According to Sheriff Randy Smith, the woman called the sheriff’s office to report she found stolen items in her 15-year-old son’s bedroom.
The woman told deputies she checked the bedroom her son shared with her 15-year-old nephew after someone told her the two boys were in possession of a firearm.
According to the report, she did not locate the firearm, but instead found what she believed to be stolen property.
Smith said she immediately contacted the Sheriff’s Office.
While deputies were at the residence speaking with the mother, the juveniles were seen walking home. However, after seeing the patrol unit, they both fled on foot, the report said.
On Wednesday, a family member found both juveniles in Mississippi.
One was apprehended by the family member and turned over to the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office.
He was arrested for five counts of simple burglary and was released back to the custody of his mother on a custodial release.
The other juvenile fled and warrants were issued for his arrest.
The stolen property was determined to be from unlocked vehicles that were burglarized in late April in the Tammany Hills Subdivision, according to the sheriff.
By: WDSU Digital Team