Shreveport police have a trio of juveniles in custody tonight following an east Shreveport burglary binge that included Anderson Island and Broadmoor.
Deangelo Harris, 17, of the 1500 block of Clover Street, Tomyren Kelly, 19, of the 5900 block of Ledbetter Street and a 16-year-old juvenile were attested after being ‘caught in the act.’
Just after 2:30 a.m. Wednesday, Shreveport Police patrol officers were patrolling the 100 block of Adger Street and noticed that the dome light of a vehicle was on. An officer observed a male standing next to the vehicle and upon contact, the male fled.
The officer quickly realized he had interrupted a vehicle burglary in progress and called in other officers to establish a perimeter.
A police K9 was deployed and he successfully located and apprehended the 16-year-old juvenile male suspect in the 1000 block of East Kings Highway. He was treated at University Health Hospital for his dog bite and released.
The juvenile was found to have four Orders to Take Into Custody (OTTIC) for Simple Burglary relative to another series of vehicle burglaries that occurred on June 5, 2018, on West Cavett Drive and Natchez Street. Firearms and other property were taken during those burglaries.
Investigators with the Property Crimes Unit were summoned to the scene and worked closely with patrol officers to identify vehicles that were burglarized. Investigators were able to contact neighbors that had video surveillance systems and after watching the videos they learned that three suspects were working together to burglarize vehicles in the block.
Detectives issued a bolo for the two suspects that were able to avoid apprehension and officers located them at a convenience store at Hollywood Avenue and St Vincent Avenue, almost immediately after the bolo was announced over the police radio.
The two men, identified as Harris and Kelly, were taken into custody without incident. On arrest, Harris was found to be in possession of a stolen handgun that was taken in an unrelated vehicle burglary. Kelly was also in possession of stolen property.
Officers identified 12 vehicles that had been burglarized. They also located a vehicle that the suspects allegedly attempted to steal. The suspects attempted to get the car from underneath a carport but were unable to do so as another vehicle had the car blocked in. They rammed the carport’s support beam with the car in an effort to steal it causing damage to both the support column and the vehicle.
The suspects were each charged with 3 counts of Attempted Simple Burglary, 9 counts of Simple Burglary, Theft of a Motor Vehicle, and Criminal Property Damage. Harris was also charged with one count of Illegal Possession of a Stolen Firearm. Harris and Kelly were booked into the Shreveport City Jail and the juvenile was booked into the Caddo Parish Juvenile Detention Center. All three have prior arrests for Simple Burglary (vehicle).
Detectives still have property that has not yet been claimed. Please look at the attached photos of the unclaimed property and contact the Shreveport Police Department at 318-673-7300 #3 or 318-673-6955 if the property is yours.
Each vehicle targeted in this morning’s burglaries was targeted because it was unlocked. The Shreveport Police Department would like to remind everyone to remove all valuables from your vehicles and lock them.