The Natchitoches Police Department responded to a complaint in the 1000 block of Loren Avenue on Sept. 1 at 9 am. The complainant reported that five vehicles at the residence were broken into during the night. A short time later, NPD officers received a second complaint of a vehicle burglary in the 500 block of East Fifth Street.
A field interview conducted the night before by alert NPD officers placed Kourtney King and Joshua Demars in the area where the burglaries were later reported. Both had items that were subsequently identified by burglary victims at the time of their field interview.
NPD investigators began looking into a business burglary on Washington Street Sept. 7. Investigators located surveillance video from a nearby business and continued to compile further evidence.
As a result of the investigation King and Demars were arrested. Kourtney King, 19, was charged with six counts of burglary of a motor vehicle. Joshua Demars, 18, was charged with six counts of burglary of a motor vehicle and one count of simple burglary. Both were placed in The Natchitoches Parish Detention Center.
While this is King’s first time being arrested for burglary, Demars was already on probation for simple burglary as well as aggravated assault with a firearm.