Juvenile arrested 3 times, mother charged with improper supervision



The Natchitoches Police Department has arrested Christina Simmons, b/f, 38, of Natchitoches for improper supervision of a minor.

On Nov. 4, NPD officers responded to the 100 block of Chinquapin Place in reference to a burglary in progress.  They located the 12-year-old juvenile suspect after a brief foot chase and placed him under arrest.  The juvenile was taken to the police department while officers attempted to make contact with his mother.  After waiting for three hours, Christina Simmons arrived at the police station and her son was released to her after being charged with simple burglary.

On Nov. 5, officers were dispatched to 304 Keyser Ave. (McDonald’s) in reference to a theft. They were told that an employee’s wallet had been stolen by several juveniles who ran from the restaurant.  Officers located the juveniles walking down Keyser Avenue several hours later and they were transported to the police station.  Officers again attempted to contact Christiana Simmons about her child being arrested.  After all attempts failed to make contact with the juvenile’s mother, officers released the child to his grandmother after being charged with theft.

On Nov. 9, officers working the downtown riverbank saw two juveniles reaching into a storage room attempting to remove property.  As officers approached, the juveniles they fled on foot and one of the suspects was caught and arrested.  Officers again brought the juvenile to the police station and attempted to contact Simmons.  After all attempts failed again to contact the juvenile’s mother he was released to his grandmother and charged with simple burglary.

On Nov. 15, Simmons was arrested for improper supervision of a minor and was placed in the Natchitoches Parish Detention Center.