Juvenile arrested for theft of City vehicle

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On Nov. 12 around 9:24 a.m., officers with the Natchitoches Police Department responded to 500 North Street (J.W. Thomas Apartments) in reference to a vehicle crash. Several witnesses said the driver who caused the crash fled the area.  Officers determined that a truck involved in the crash had been stolen from the MLK Recreation Center the previous day, along with another city vehicle that was also located near the J.W. Thomas Apartments.

On Nov. 16, NPD detectives located and arrested one of the juvenile suspects without incident.  The 12-year-old was charged with one count of theft of a motor vehicle and two counts of simple escape.

This investigation is ongoing and the Natchitoches Police Department will release more details as they become available.