Woman arrested for unauthorized use of a motor vehicle

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Natchitoches Police Department Patrol Shift C and Additional Street Patrol Team officers were dispatched to 127 South Drive (Taco Bell) on June 29 at 12:47 am, in reference to an ongoing disturbance taking place in the drive-through lane.

Upon arrival, NPD officers observed Savannah Weeks (WF, 26) in operation of a black 2018 Hyundai Elantra. This Alantra was had been reported stolen to NPD on 6/22/2018.

Weeks and a male passenger were placed into custody. After further investigation, the male passenger was released without charges and Weeks was charged with unauthorized use of a motor vehicle. She was placed in Natchitoches Parish Detention Center with a return 10th Judicial District Court date of 8/2/2018.

The vehicle was impounded by a local wrecker service.

Approved for release by Chief Dove Date:  6/29/18

One thought on “Woman arrested for unauthorized use of a motor vehicle

  1. The article states that the automobile had been reported stolen on 6/22. The woman driving it was arrested on 6/29. So may I ask why the owner was not called since obviously the police had the report that the vehicle was stolen, so they should have had the owner’s phone number. Instead the vehicle was impounded by a local wrecker service, which will cost the owner big bucks to pay for towing and impound charges. Impound lots typically close on Friday afternoon and open again on Monday morning, meaning there will be several days of impound charges. This same thing happened to a cousin, and it cost her about $500 to get her vehicle out. I always thought the police were supposed to help the victim and punish the offender. In this case, if the owner of the vehicle has to pay all the charges involved in getting it out of impound, he will be punished just as much as the offender. Just saying, a phone call is so easy for an officer to make, why not make it?

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