Sheriff seeking identity of Christmas vandals

Staff Writer
Donaldsonville Chief

Sheriff Jeff Wiley of the Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying three vandals that destroyed a number of Christmas displays in Old Dutchtown Subdivision.

On December 8, deputies responded to a call in reference to a call in Old Dutchtown Subdivision that suffered damage and a large monetary loss to a Christmas display. Deputies discovered the victim’s home had a $35,000 Christmas display of industrial and LED lights destroyed. This home alone estimated damage at $10,000. The owner of this home was using his Winter Wonderland as a fundraiser for our most unfortunate children at St. Jude.

During the investigation an additional 18 homes in the subdivision also had Christmas decorations vandalized. Those 18 homes estimated the damage at a total of $10,000.

Witnesses gave a description of two suspect vehicles. One described as a dark colored, newer model GMC or Chevy truck. The second vehicle described as a small green or teal colored SUV with an LSU block letter sticker on the rear glass. According to the witness the driver of both vehicles are white males in their late teens or early twenties. Home surveillance video captured three white males damaging the Christmas decorations.

Sheriff Jeff Wiley is offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to an arrest of the persons responsible for this horrible criminal act.

Anyone with information is urged to contact the Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office at 225-621-INFO (4636) or Crime Stoppers at 225-344-STOP (7867).