During the early morning hours of Dec. 18, the Natchitoches Police Department received a call in reference to a vehicle being burglarized in the area of Julian Circle. Approximately one hour later, the police department received a second call of a burglary of another vehicle in the immediate area. Multiple units responded to the area and located additional vehicles that had been burglarized.
Officers located two suspects, a 16-year-old male juvenile and 17-year-old Justus Collins of 727 Quida Drive. A joint investigation between the NPD Traffic and Patrol Division and the Criminal Investigations Division led to detectives obtaining warrants of arrests on both subjects who were each charged on six counts of Burglary.
In addition, Justus Collins was also arrested on one count of Resisting Arrest and one count of Simple Escape. Collins was later transported out the Natchitoches Parish Detention Center where he awaits bond.
The 16-year-old was later released on his own recognizance.
Anyone who has information about these vehicle burglaries should contact the NPD at (318) 352-8101 or Detective John Wynn at (318) 357-3811. All calls shall be kept confidential.