Third juvenile in custody

By Bonnie Culverhouse

A third juvenile in less than one week has been arrested by Minden Police.

Chief Jared McIver said around 6 p.m. Monday evening, the Criminal Narcotics Team along with the new Special Response Team converged on some Shreveport Road apartments and arrested a 15-year-old suspect with a stolen handgun in a vehicle outside the residence.

“Our detectives and narcotics guys have been working around the clock, interviewing for information and leads,” McIver said. “They’ve done an outstanding job on this.”

McIver said this teen is the third member of CHS (Cold Hearted Steppas), a local gang, that has been arrested over the past week.

“That’s 2 stolen firearms we’ve taken off the streets,” McIver said. “One was an AR, this one was a 40 caliber firearm. That’s two guns that won’t be in the hands of kids shooting people.”

McIver said this incident is unrelated to firearm burglaries in Webster Parish.

“This gun was stolen out of Bossier City,” he said. “It’s a separate deal, but his arrest is a result of the shootings last week. All three arrests were gang-related and a result of the shootings.”

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