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Police K-9 Collars Burglars, Takes Bite Out Of Crime

Shreveport Police K-9 Nabs Burglary Suspect

A pair of suspected burglars, one of whom is nursing a dog bite, has been arrested by Shreveport Police after a concerned citizen notified authorities of a burglary in progress.  

At approximately 10:15 this morning, Shreveport Police patrol officers responded to a home in the 3100 block of Woodford Street relative to a burglary in progress. Upon arrival there, officers contacted the victim who reported that he arrived at his home to find a side door forced open and two men running from the area.  Patrolmen immediately began searching for the suspects and K-9 Jasko and his handler Cpl. Jeffrey Hammer were dispatched to the scene to assist.

Jasko was able to track the suspects from the scene of the crime to a home just down the street from the victim’s address and ultimately located them underneath that residence. Despite repeated commands to come out from under the home, the suspects remained concealed and refused to comply with the officers’ directives. Jasko was subsequently deployed under the home and at that point both men, identified later as 19 year old Jeveara Johnson and 26 year old LaTroy Johnson, came out from their hiding place and were taken into custody. LaTroy was transported to LSUHSC by the Shreveport Fire Department where he was treated for injuries sustained as a result of being bitten by the police dog.

Jeveara and LaTroy Johnson, both of the 500 block of March Street in Shreveport, have been booked into the Shreveport City Jail on one count each of simple burglary of an inhabited dwelling. LaTroy was also booked on a warrant outstanding for his arrest through Louisiana State Probation and Parole. Detectives will be following up on these arrests to determine if the duo is responsible for other similar crimes. Anyone with any information regarding this or any other burglary is urged to call Shreveport Police detectives at 318-673-6985 or Shreveport-Caddo Parish Crime Stoppers at 318-673-7373.

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