Routine patrol results in arrest

Natchitoches Police Department Patrol Officer Tim Lee began to investigate suspicious activity near Lafayette Street on March 12 at 11:30 am. While attempting to identify the suspicions person, the perpetrator began to flee.

After a lengthy foot chase a private citizen aided officers by blocking the roadway in front of the suspect with their vehicle. The suspect, identified as Andrew D. Moore Jr., then attempted to gain entry into that vehicle but was quickly apprehended by the pursuing officer and NFD’s Chief of Fire Prevention Kory Leo. A search of the suspect revealed a substance believed to be crystal methamphetamine and a clear plastic bag containing suspected synthetic marijuana.

Andrew Moore Jr., 42, of Natchitoches was charged with possession of schedule II, possession of schedule I, interference with an officer, resisting an officer and attempted carjacking. Moore was placed in the Natchitoches Parish Detention Center.

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5 thoughts on “Routine patrol results in arrest

  1. He made such an effort to avoid arrest! Maybe he has previous record? Maybe connections to larger operation? Gang affiliation? John Gotti’s lost great-grandson?

  2. Come visit ole Nat-town! Get a meat pie, go shopping, listen to a live band, dodge some bullets, assist police with an arrest! Can’t have a better weekend than that!

  3. We need more “routine patrols” on the streets. And then, the cops need to actually do something when they see something or a concerned citizen reports something. Often nothing happens. Many times, and this is probably because we don’t have enough cops on duty, someone sees something and calls the main dispatch phone line, the dispatcher will say, okay I’ll send a patrol car over there. About 20 mins later here comes a cop car driving slowly…hello! the deed was done and the guilty parties are long gone by then!

    Probably not the rank & file police officers’ fault, just not enough cops on duty to respond in a timely manner.

    Anyway, congrats and THANKS to these officers and the citizen who helped. Always good to get dangerous drugs off the street.

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