Shreveport Police ramp up patrols for summer burglary spike.

SHREVEPORT, Louisiana - The Shreveport Police Department rolled out an increased patrol of the South Highlands neighborhood near Betty Virginia Park on Thursday. The increase in patrols and visibility is related to a recent rise in home burglaries and thefts that have occurred in the area since late June. 

A mobile command unit was set up at Betty Virginia Park Thursday morning, and at least 12 officers patrolled the blocks surround the park by bicycle and marked police cars. The burglaries have occurred during the late morning and early afternoon hours.

SPD hopes the patrols and community support will prevent the burglaries from happening.

"There's a lot of neighborhood watch groups out here in this particular part of town and it's kind of up to each neighbor to kind of look out for one another, and basically that's how we got some information,' says Cpl. Chase Crow.

SPD will continue to identify areas where burglaries and crime are trending up, and roll out similar patrols in the upcoming months, ultimately covering all corners of the city. 


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