6 arrested for door-to-door selling

SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) – Six suspects are in jail after complaints about door-to-door solicitors in southeast Shreveport.

Tuesday afternoon officers were dispatched to the Ellerbe Estates and Norris Ferry Landing neighborhoods, after reports of people going door-to-door trying to sell magazine subscriptions.

Each of these six people face a charge of solicitation without a permit: Shalanda Cole of Lake Charles, Eric Baughn of Lancaster, Texas, Kenneth Paige, Carlton Lemond, and Tiffany Douglass of Tennessee, and Alphonse Boure of Saint Louis, Missouri.

Police tell us that they usually see an increase in people unlawfully going door-to-door selling things.

They say, if someone knocks on your door trying to sell you something or offers to provide some service for you, call police immediately.

The non-emergency number for the Shreveport Police Department is (318)673-BLUE (2583).

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