Recent spike in burglaries nets the arrest of two juveniles and one adult in connection with area burglaries. The parents of the two juveniles were also charged.
On Aug. 4 at 1a.m. patrol officers, criminal investigators and the crime suppression unit made contact with two black male juveniles walking on Fairgrounds Road.
Loose .22 caliber bullets were found in one juvenile’s pocket. This sparked a search of the area and officers located in a ditch, a .22 rifle reported stolen. The investigation then led officers to a residence where one of the juveniles was staying. Consent was given to search the residence and a second .22 rifle and other items reported stolen in recent burglaries were located in the juvenile’s room.
The two 16-year-olds; one currently on probation for negligent homicide, were arrested and charged with six counts of simple burglary, one count of attempted burglary, possession of stolen firearms and curfew violations. Both were placed in WARE Youth Detention center. More charges may be pending.
The parents of the juveniles were consequently charged with improper supervision of a minor and were ordered to appear in court next month.
Their names cannot be released due to the possibility of identifying the juvenile offenders involved in this case.
A third suspect, Billy Turner, 19, was later located on Woodyard Drive. Further investigation produced evidence Turner was also involved in multiple burglaries resulting in his arrest for unauthorized use of a moveable, one count of attempted burglary and six counts of burglary. Turner was placed in The Natchitoches Parish Detention Center awaiting bond.
There will be no further information released on this case due to the continuing investigation.