Tangipahoa deputies arrest five in four-wheeler thefts

Tangipahoa Parish sheriff’s deputies early Friday arrested five people accused in a string of four-wheeler thefts in Tangipahoa Parish.

A deputy was traveling on Sisters Road in Hammond around 1 a.m. when he saw a four-wheeler speeding without any headlights on, Panepinto said. The four-wheeler’s driver swerved into a nearby ditch and ran away from the scene.

The deputy contacted other deputies about the incident.

Another deputy later saw a suspicious vehicle stopped on Chapman Road with five people inside, including the driver of the four-wheeler, Panepinto said.

The five people were arrested, Panepinto said. All are believed to be involved in multiple four-wheeler and go-cart thefts in the parish.

Those arrested are Jamarcus D. Grant, 18, of Hammond; Ricky L. Pope, 18, of Hammond; Chance L. Brumfield, 18, of Kentwood; Delzavia Henry, 19, of Hammond; and Shinidra Vallaire, 31, of Hammond.

The five were booked into the Tangipahoa Parish Jail on counts of felony theft.

Details of the other four-wheeler thefts were unavailable because the incident is still under investigation, Panepinto said.

Deputies say arrests are possible in the case.