New arrest makes number an even dozen

By Bonnie Culverhouse

A twelfth name has been added to the list of alleged gang members arrested by law enforcement last week.

Djimon H. Lard, 23, of the 100 block of Oak Tree Lane, Minden, was served a warrant Friday, Oct. 29, for criminal street gang violation.

“Other arrests will follow,” Minden Police Chief Steve Cropper said. “I believe residents may be concerned because the force is shorthanded and think we may not be able to respond to calls, but we can and we will. We may not be as quick as we could be, but I am comfortable with our police protection.”

Minden, Police, a FBI task force, Webster Parish Sheriff’s Office, Probation and Parole, United States Marshal’s Service and Bienville Parish are joining forces in the arrests.

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