City employee investigated for theft



Natchitoches Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division (CID) received a complaint Tuesday, Sept. 11 that a City of Natchitoches Employee was using a city issued fuel card to illegally purchase fuel for his personal vehicle and the vehicles of various other persons.

The CID began an extensive investigation into the reported theft(s) and investigators uncovered the theft of approximately $833.39. Based on the evidence obtained by investigators, a warrant for the arrest of Jacob Young was obtained and later executed. Young, 24, of Natchitoches was arrested on one count of theft and transported out to the Natchitoches Parish Detention Center where he was later released on a $1,500 bond.

The Natchitoches Police Department asks that if anyone has information about this incident to contact the Natchitoches Police Department at (318) 352-8101 or the CID, Detective Commander Jeff Townson at (318) 357-3878.

All calls shall be kept confidential.