NPD makes felony theft arrest


On Nov. 14, the Natchitoches Police Department responded to the Magnolia Place Apartments in reference to a theft complaint. While on scene officers spoke with the property manager who stated that a large amount of money was missing from the apartment’s bank deposits. Officers then alerted the Natchitoches Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division who immediately responded to the scene. Detectives then began an extensive investigation in which they were able locate multiple thefts that totaled approximately $1,800.00. Based on the information provided, direct evidence was recovered which revealed that the complexes’ Day Manager, Heather Dickens, had committed the thefts by keeping various rent payments for herself.

Arrested wasHeather Dickens, 27, of 1136 Hampton Road, Natchitoches, LA, on one count of R.S. 14:67 Theft (Felony). Dickens was later booked and transported to the Natchitoches Parish Detention Center where she awaits bond.

If you have any additional information in regards to this investigation, contact Detective Terry Johnson at (318) 357-3858. Remember all information given shall remain confidential.