Thursday, April 24 2014 7:36 PM EDT2014-04-24 23:36:25 GMT
The Bossier Parish School Board voted Thursday afternoon to save the district $2 million, which will speed up their school building plan. The board voted to sell $25 million worth of bonds this afternoon,More >>
The Bossier Parish School Board voted Thursday afternoon to save the district $2 million, which will speed up their school building plan.More >>
SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) -
Investigators are back out at a West Shreveport warehouse, where they say a large chop shop operation has been uncovered.
The operation was discovered on Friday, after tip from the owner of a stolen vehicle led officers to the warehouse in the 4200 block of Pro Street.
Officers went to check it out and confirmed the parts were from the stolen vehicle. Further investigation revealed that numerous items inside the warehouse appeared to be from countless stolen vehicles.
Two people have been arrested so far. 30-year-old Alvin Lattier, who leases the warehouse, was arrested and charged with illegal possession of stolen things. Lattier faces additional charges after more dismantled vehicles were found in the warehouse during Monday's investigation. Authorities say they are convinced that Lattier was the mastermind behind the operation.
Carlos Edwards, 24, also was arrested. He was charged with illegal possession of a stolen firearm, which was found inside the warehouse. Police say Edwards admitted to ownership of the weapon. Investigators are still working to determine what role, if any, Edwards may have played in the alleged chop shop operation.
Police say more charges and arrests are possible. They add that they were successful in locating at least three vehicles that had been dismantled along with numerous other vehicle parts that had vehicle identification numbers removed. Authorities from the Louisiana State Police were called in to assist in the investigation and were instrumental in identifying several stolen items.
SPD Cpl. Marcus Hines says the warehouse is now in police possession, with the Shreveport Police Property Crimes Unit investigating. Louisiana State Police also have been called in to assist because of the scale of operation.
Investigators are expected to be on the property all day, taking vehicle identification numbers for processing to determine just how much of the inventory they found there is stolen.
Hines says the stolen body parts included doors, engines, radio components, seats, and more.
Thursday, April 24 2014 2:50 PM EDT2014-04-24 18:50:03 GMT
A Marion County waste-to-power plant was reportedly converting medical waste, including human tissue and possibly aborted fetuses, into power.That report prompted Marion County commissioners to scheduleMore >>
A Marion County waste-to-power plant was reportedly converting medical waste, including human tissue and possibly aborted fetuses, into power.More >>
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Wednesday, April 23 2014 4:28 PM EDT2014-04-23 20:28:26 GMT
Pranks can be mean-spirited and cruel. Not this one. Parents of this youngster have decided to make his childhood just a little more magical. Take a look. Please feel free to try and trick your childrenMore >>
Click here to watch the adorable trick parents played on their little one, and to hear his jocular response.More >>
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