Rash of Car Break-ins in Haughton Leads to Arrest of Teens
SHREVEPORT, LA - Several residents in Haughton woke up Wednesday morning to find out their cars had been broken into during the early morning hours. But that's not where this story ends.
Bossier Sheriff’s Detectives have caught five young people from the Minden area in connection with a rash of car break-ins. A resident of the Haughton saw video from a security system showing the juveniles getting into a car at about 2:30 in the morning. That homeowner called the Bossier Sheriff's Office who promptly responded.
An officer with the Haughton Police Department spotted a car matching the description of the one being driven by one of the juveniles and stopped it and held those teenagers.
Bossier patrol deputies arrested two 15-year-olds and three 16-year-olds. All five juveniles were charged with 7 counts of simple burglary and 2 counts of attempted simple burglary.
The juveniles will be booked at Ware Detention Center in Coushatta. Sheriff Whittington would like to remind the public about the LOC campaign to help prevent vehicle burglaries in Bossier Parish. “By following these simple steps: Lock your doors, Observe your surroundings, and Call and report; you can help prevent vehicle burglaries in your neighborhood,” said Sheriff Whittington.
If your car is left unlocked and you leave valuables in it, you are at a higher risk of becoming a target of thieves.
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