Suspect Returns to the Scene of the Crime


Natchitoches Police Department officers responded to a call May 12 of a burglary in the 1400 block of Roy Drive. The complainant said she arrived home and saw that someone broke out the kitchen window and gained entry into her residence. Once inside the suspect took approximately $5,000 worth of items.

The complainant reported that someone was in her residence after seeing them on her home security camera on May 17 at noon. Detectives with the Criminal Investigation Division and Officers with Traffic and Patrol responded, searched the home and found the suspect in a closet.

Artrell Griffin, 20 of Natchitoches, was charged with two counts of simple burglary. Griffin was placed in The Natchitoches Parish Detention Center. Following the execution of a search warrant at the suspect’s residence much of the stolen property was recovered.