Residents on alert after tire thefts

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Bossier City residents are being cautious with their vehicles as wheels and tires are being stolen from apartment complex parking lots.

Wheels were stolen from a Honda Accord Sport belonging to a National Guardsman who recently returned home to Le Rivage Luxury Apartments off Shed Road and I-220.

On the same night, another tenant a few buildings down in the same apartment complex had the wheels and tires stolen off his truck.

Bossier City detectives are building a potential profile of the thieves. Detectives also suspect that the thieves might be using a box truck or van to haul off the stolen wheels and tires.

Some apartment managers in Bossier City are letting residents know they have security measures in place.

Jonathan Murphy, assistant manager at Jamestown Place Apartments in south Bossier says, “We have security cameras and we have a courtesy officer who lives on the property. We can’t guarantee safety. No one can. But we want to make sure that we make our residents feel as safe as possible whenever they are in our community. So, that’s just an added amenity that we offer in order to try to achieve that.” 

In conjunction with the L.O.C. Campaign, Bossier Parish Sheriff Julian Whittington has assigned a full time deputy to speak and work with neighborhood homeowners associations (HOAs), apartment complexes or businesses regarding investing and installing video surveillance cameras. 

At the request of local HOAs, businesses or apartment complexes, a Bossier Parish deputy will visit and speak about the importance of investing in surveillance cameras and other efficient steps residents can take to protect themselves and their property. 

Bossier Sheriff’s Office public information officer, Lt. Bill Davis says they have been contacted by apartment complexes in the parish ‚ Le Oaks, Reserve, Hunter’s Crossing, and others — but not the ones in Bossier City where these events have occurred.  

“Of course, we are willing and able, and if a neighborhood, apartment complex, or business wants to have him come and speak to their group about crime prevention measures, including installing cameras, please contact us.”

To do that or seek or further information, please call (318) 965-3412.

The L.O.C. campaign, which stands for lock, observe and call, is to encourage residents to lock car doors, observe suspicious behavior, and call law enforcement if necessary.