Three men arrested for burglary in progress

Thursday, November 14, 2013 - 2:00pm

The Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office received a call on November 13 from a concerned citizen, stating that three subjects were removing property from a burned down/abandoned residence located on Old Genessee Road.

Upon arrival, deputies observed three male subjects standing next to a large boat on the property. The subjects were immediately detained pending investigation. Deputies soon observed that this was a burglary in process and that the subjects had placed several items from the boat into a trailer attached to their vehicle.

TPSO Burglary Unit responded to the scene and took over the investigation. Detectives made contact with one of the property owners and advised them of what had occurred. Once on scene, the property owner identified additional items in the trailer as those that were located in a large barn on the property.

Detectives placed James Milton, 36, of Hammond, Christopher Ratliff, 31, of Ponchatoula, and Jared D. Ross, 27, of Ponchatoula, in custody and charged them with two counts of simple burglary, trespassing, and possession of CDS II. Christopher Ratliff and Jarrod Ross were also booked with FTA traffic warrants.


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