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2 Arrests Made in Connection with ATV Thefts - 12/8/2011 -

PRESS RELEASE - December 8, 2011 9:16 a.m.
Contact: Major Ginny Higgins
             Public Information Officer
             St. Martin Parish Sheriff's Office
             (337) 394-3071


(St. Martinville, La.)-On the afternoon of December 2, 2011, Detectives with the St. Martin Parish Sheriff's Office responded to the Grand Anse area of St. Martin Parish in reference to a report of a stolen Yamaha Rhino ATV. During an investigation into the incident, Detectives were able to obtain video surveillance from the scene where positive identification of two suspects was made. The video also revealed that the suspects caused damages to a fence surrounding the property.

On December 7, 2011, the following two suspects were arrested and charged as follows:

Stewart Chautin 20, Breaux Bridge Simple Burglary, Criminal Trespass, and Criminal Damage to Property

Drake Scrantz 21,Breaux Bridge, Simple Burglary, Criminal Trespass and Criminal Damage to Property

Detectives recovered the 2009 Yamaha Rhino ATV yesterday in a wooded area near Potato Shed Road off of Grand Anse Hwy. and it was released to the owner.


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