Ascension, Assumption residents arrested for allegedly stealing boats & motors from Livingston

LIVINGSTON PARISH — The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries arrested two people from Ascension Parish and one from Assumption for their alleged involvement in stealing boats and motors in Livingston Parish.

Agents arrested Triton D. Bercegeay, 18, of St. Amant, Keegan K. Perkins, 18, of Gonzales, and Dawson C. Landry, 18, of Napoleonville, for two counts of theft. All three have been booked into the Livingston Parish Jail. Bercegeay was also cited for hunting deer without a deer license and deer tags.

Agents learned on Feb. 25 about a stolen vessel near Maurepas off Chinquapin Canal. Agents then pieced together Bercegeay, Perkins and Landry were allegedly involved in stealing the vessel and during questioning, LDWF says they admitted to stealing two vessels in the early morning hours of Feb. 24.

Bercegeay, Perkins and Landry were out frogging in a bateau on Feb. 24 when they stole an 18-foot bass boat with a 150 horsepower motor from a residence on Chinquapin Canal, LDWF said in a news release. The three then allegedly rode around in the stolen vessel until they found an aluminum vessel with a 25 horsepower motor in a boat slip in the canal.

The trio is accused of towing the aluminum vessel with the bass boat to their truck and trailer and then loading the aluminum vessel on to their trailer before letting the bass boat drift in the canal. Later that morning, a neighbor found the drifting bass boat, recovered it and returned it to the owner.

LDWF says Bercegeay and Perkins then dropped Landry off to his truck so he could go home and they then allegedly took the stolen aluminum boat to New River Canal in Ascension Parish. LDWF says that’s when the two men allegedly took the motor, running lights, fuel tank, and jack plate off the aluminum vessel and let the aluminum vessel drift in the New River Canal.

A neighbor found the drifting vessel on the morning of Feb. 25 and called authorities. Agents returned the stolen aluminum vessel, the motor, running lights, fuel tank and jack plate to the owner.

During questioning, LDWF says that Bercegeay also admitted to harvesting a deer in Ascension Parish in December of 2023 without a deer license or deer tags.

Agents arrested Bercegeay on March 7, and arrested Perkins and Landry on March 8.

Theft carries up to a $10,000 fine and 10 years in jail. Deer hunting without a deer license and deer tags carries up to a $350 fine for each offense.

Bercegeay may also face civil restitution totaling $1,624 for the replacement value of the illegally taken deer.

A booking photo was not provided due to Act No. 494, which places restrictions on mugshots released to the media for most offenses with exceptions for certain violent crimes.

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