SHREVEPORT-BOSSIER CITY, LA (KSLA) - Investigation into the thefts of at least three vehicles and the burglaries of 13 vehicles in Shreveport-Bossier City has led to three arrests.
A 16-year-old juvenile faces 13 counts of simple burglary of vehicles and one count of theft of a motor vehicle.
Kameron Rashard James, 18, of Shreveport, is charged with eight counts of simple burglary of vehicles and one count each of motor vehicle theft, illegal possession of a stolen vehicle and contributing to the delinquency of a juvenile.
He is being held in Caddo Correctional Center, where booking records show he was transferred May 18 from Shreveport City Jail. His bonds total $65,000.
And Tra'Darryl Antwone Taylor, 19, of the 1400 block of Belwood Street in Shreveport, faces one count each of illegal possession of a stolen vehicle, illegal possession of a stolen firearm, illegal possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, contributing to the delinquency of a juvenile and resisting an officer in addition to a state probation violation.
Shreveport police booked Taylor into the City Jail early the morning of April 25 after reportedly finding him out past curfew with a juvenile and attempting to flee while allegedly in possession of a stolen vehicle, booking records show.
Taylor also remains in Caddo Correctional, where he was transferred the night of April 25. His bonds amount to $32,500.
Detectives suspect that at least three males were involved in burglaries April 16 that targeted unlocked vehicles from Shreveport's South Highlands neighborhood to the Dixie Gardens area near Riverside Elementary School.
On the same date, police said, a Toyota Camry was stolen after its key was found in another car parked in the same driveway in the Dixie Gardens neighborhood.
At least two other vehicles then were stolen in Bossier City before the thieves returned to Shreveport.
Police believe it was the same three males who burglarized at least five more vehicles April 19 along the same path followed three days earlier.
"Investigators are confident that many more vehicles were plundered through although no reports were filed," police Cpl. Angie Willhite said.
Two of the stolen cars were recovered April 25 when police responded to reports of gunfire in the 400 block of Jordan Street in Shreveport.
Officers found several males standing near the Camry that was stolen April 16 and a Nissan Maxima that had been taken from Bossier City.
Police apprehended four of the males as tried to run away.
Authorities also found a Remington 9mm handgun that was stolen from a vehicle on Akard Avenue.
And they recovered a High Point .40-caliber handgun. Investigators think it too had been stolen, but there is no report on file.