Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s Detectives have arrested two seventeen- year- olds in connection with a shop burglary in north Natchitoches Parish according to Natchitoches Parish Sheriff Victor Jones.
On Wednesday January 22, 2020, Deputies assigned to the NPSO Patrol Division responded to a reported shop burglary in the 4000 block of La. Hwy 480 near Campti.
Deputies arrived on scene and while speaking with the complainant, learned that a Ruger .22 caliber rifle had been taken from a vehicle parked inside the shop.
Deputies photographed and processed the crime scene in addition to collecting physical evidence left at the scene.
Deputies completed an offense report and turned the case over to the NPSO Criminal Investigations Division for investigative purposes.
During the initial stages of the investigation, detectives also learned that a Remington Model 700 rifle was also taken in the burglary.
As the investigation progressed, detectives developed two juvenile suspects that were allegedly involved in the burglary.
Detectives then began reviewing evidence and interviewing the juveniles with the cooperation of their parents.
During those interviews, detectives established sufficient evidence and probable cause to arrest the suspects.
Two seventeen- year- old Campti juveniles were arrested at the NPSO Criminal Investigations Division charged with Simple Burglary and released into the custody of their parents pending their court appearances in the Tenth Judicial District Court.
The names of the two suspects are currently being withheld due to juvenile justice laws.
Both guns have been recovered and returned to the owner.
Deputies ask that if you see suspicious activity in your community or something that just doesn’t seem right to contact the Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s Office at 35-6432.
Descriptions of vehicles and individuals is always good to provide to law enforcement for investigative measures.
Detective D. Winder investigated the case.