Three arrested in string of vehicle burglaries in Livingston Parish

Three Baton Rouge men remained in jail Thursday after being arrested on 25 counts each of vehicle burglary in a string of thefts in Livingston Parish.

The three men also were arrested on a count each of felony theft of a motor vehicle, Livingston Parish sheriff’s spokeswoman Lori Steele said Thursday.

Thirty-six vehicles in the Forest Ridge and Westminster Estates subdivisions near Denham Springs were broken into early July 21, Steele said. All 36 vehicles had been left unlocked, and valuables such as GPS devices, credit cards, wallets and sports equipment were taken.

Around the same time, a 2008 black Toyota FJ Cruiser was stolen from the same area.

Ten days later, Livingston deputies received a call from members of the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office Burglary Division, saying someone in their custody had information related to the vehicle burglaries, Steele said.

A joint investigation between the two sheriff’s offices led to the recovery of the stolen FJ Cruiser and the arrests of Tyree Davison, 18, 628 N. 19th St.; Darius Shaw, 20, 3442 Greenwell St.; and Devanta Richard, 20, 1404 Jasper Ave., on Aug. 1, Steele said.