TPSO seeks help identifying generator theft suspect

Published 10:15 am Thursday, September 1, 2022

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The Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office is asking the public’s assistance in identifying the suspect responsible for stealing a generator from the Tractor Supply in Hammond.
Chief Jimmy Travis reports on August 27, 2022 around 1:30 PM, an unknown subject walked into the Hammond Tractor Supply on Highway 190 and stole a generator, along with the dolly in which he moved it with. The suspect can be seen in security footage passing all points of sale, and even interacting with an employee just before walking straight out the front door with the merchandise.
The suspect is described as a heavy set black male seen wearing an orange safety vest, blue jeans, brown boots and red baseball cap. The suspect was also seen leaving the property in a white car, possibly a Ford Crown Victoria.
Chief Jimmy Travis asks if anyone knows the identity of the suspect, or recognizes the symbol on the safety vest to please call the Sheriff’s Office at 985-345-6150, OR if you wish to remain anonymous, please call Crime Stoppers of Tangipahoa’s anonymous tip line at 1.800.554.5245 or visit and click on the P3 Tips icon or Submit A Tip! You may be eligible for a cash reward. Detective Earl McFarland is the lead investigator.