Police continue to capture gang members

By Bonnie Culverhouse

Minden Police have made good on 24 of 26 active warrants for street gangs.

Cameron Parker, 23, of the 800 block of Harris Street, Minden, was arrested Saturday, June 11, for criminal street gangs and patterns of criminal street gangs.

Minden Police Chief Steve Cropper said Bossier City Police made a routine traffic stop on Parker.

“We sent a hit confirmation on NCIC to Bossier, and Parker was taken into custody,” Cropper said. “He was transported from Bossier PD to Minden PD for booking and later transported to Bayou Dorcheat Correctional Center.”

Cropper said a FBI task force, Webster Parish Sheriff’s Office, Probation and Parole, United States Marshal’s Service and Bienville Parish assisted in the initial 12 arrests.

Since last Fall, detectives have been documenting and photographing everything about TTS (Train To Step) gang members.

(Editor’s note: In this case “Step” is slang for approaching someone with the intention of violence, either to fight or shoot.)

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