Porch pirates apprehended

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The Natchitoches Police Department has arrested a pair of package thieves that have ruined Christmas joy for many citizens.

Officers arrested Marquinashae Brown, 23, and a juvenile Dec. 20, for stealing packages. They were charged with two counts each of theft and criminal trespass.

The Natchitoches Police Department would like to thank the many citizens that provided information which led to the arrest of these individuals after their pictures on security cameras were posted.

Anyone can provide anonymous tips that will be via Tipsoft Product. Send the tip by on your smartphones (download the free application) or texting (Text-A-Tip) to CRIMES (274637). Use NPDTIPS before typing your message. You can also submit a Web Tip from the NPD Police Protection page.