Eight men jailed since August to solve 70 burglaries in Haughton area
The Bossier Sheriff’s Office has arrested two Shreveport men for stealing from 21 vehicles in a Haughton subdivision in late September, squashing the vehicle burglary crime spree for these two thieves and six others.
Quatrevious D. Washington, 21, of the 2100 block of Grimmett Drive, and Kevin A. Dison, Jr., 19, of the 3200 block of Lancaster Dr., were each charged with 21 counts of simple burglary and one count of theft of a motor vehicle for crimes they committed on Sept. 23.
Washington and Dison join six other young men arrested in mid-August and September for four dozen other vehicle burglaries in various locations in the Haughton area, including Dogwood, Country Place, Espanita Forest and City of Haughton.
Previously arrested for these vehicle burglaries were Keithon Bates, 20; Antonio Jones, 18; Demarquez Walpool, 17; Ricardo Pierce, 19; Gevacia Cotton, 20 and Roddrick Johnson, 20, all of Shreveport.
Bossier Sheriff’s Office detectives have aggressively been investigating the burglaries and extend their appreciation to the Shreveport Police Department for their assistance in these cases. In total, detectives arrested eight men for committing 70 vehicle burglaries in August and September. They continue their investigation into vehicle burglaries in South Merrywoods in Haughton and will soon have arrests in those cases.
Detectives say that in every one of these cases, vehicles were left unlocked. The same applies to the car thefts, where the doors were unlocked and keys left in the vehicle.
This creates a crime of opportunity for thieves who are going through neighborhoods checking for locked vehicles. If they find a vehicle locked, they simply move to the next one. Here is a Public Service Announcement the Bossier Sheriff’s Office created in October to address the issue:
Another thing detectives stress is for residents to be sure and contact the Bossier Sheriff’s Office if they do become a victim of a vehicle burglary. Even if something isn’t missing, but you can tell a thief has rummaged through your vehicle, please contact law enforcement to report the crime. Detectives also recommend not to touch anything inside your vehicle, if possible.
As always with these crimes or any others, please call Bossier Crime Stoppers at (318) 424-4100, or at the website www.bossiercrimestoppers.org if you have any information about criminal activity. Persons who contact Crime Stoppers are reminded they may remain totally anonymous.