Natchitoches Police arrest two juveniles for several burglaries in the Historic District

Natchitoches Police Department responded to Front Street on Oct. 10 around 8 pm in reference to two juveniles looking in vehicle windows. Upon officer’s arrival they located the juveniles and immediately recognized them as the suspects in multiple vehicle burglaries throughout the past few weeks.

The two juveniles were arrested without incident and placed in the Ware Youth Center where they are charged with thirteen counts of simple burglary.

In the last three weeks, the Natchitoches Police Department’s Criminal Investigation Division has cleared 32 burglaries throughout the city.

Below are a few tips that can prevent our citizens from becoming victims of vehicle burglary:

Always lock your vehicle.
Never leave valuables in plain view even if your vehicle is locked. Place your purse, bags, computers, tools or anything of value in your trunk.

Try to park in well lit areas.

Close all windows.

Keep all cell phone cords and other electronic accessories out of sight.

Remove all firearms from your vehicle.

Take photos of your property with the serial number visible. The serial numbers can help officers identify your items and get them back to you.

If you would like to report suspicious activity please contact the Natchitoches Police Department at (318) 352-8101 or if you have additional information in regards to this investigation please contact Detective Shane Garcie at (318) 357-3858. Remember all information given shall remain confidential.

How to report an anonymous tip via Natchitoches Crime Stoppers:

You can also report a tip anonymously by downloading the P3 Tips app on your smartphone or by calling Natchitoches Crime Stoppers at (318) 238-2388. All tips remain confidential and the caller can receive a cash reward up to $2,000 for the arrest of an offender.