NPD arrests multiple suspects in residential burglaries


The Natchitoches Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division began investigating a series of residential burglaries Sept. 21. The burglaries occurred in the areas of Whitfield Drive, Henry Avenue and Stephens Avenue during daytime hours while residents were away from their homes.

A concerned citizen reported suspicious persons in the area of the burglaries, which led officers and detectives to the suspected burglars. A brief foot pursuit ensued in which two suspects were captured.  Additional information led to the apprehension and arrest of a third suspect.

Arrested were:
D’Mario Moran, 25, 401 Rowena St., booked on four counts of Simple Burglary.  Moran was transported to the Natchitoches Parish Detention Center.

Shanice Kelly, 22, 727 Brahma Dr., booked on one count of Simple Burglary.  Kelly was transported to the Natchitoches Parish Detention Center.

Juvenile male, 16, Natchitoches, booked on two counts of Simple Burglary.  The juvenile was later released to the custody of his mother.

Anyone with additional information about these residential burglaries should contact the Natchitoches Police Department at (318) 352-8101 or Detective William Connell at (318) 238-3911.  All calls shall be kept confidential.

More arrests are forthcoming.