By Bonnie Culverhouse
Five local juveniles were arrested late Tuesday night into early Wednesday morning by Bossier Parish Sheriff’s deputies for allegedly breaking into vehicles and stealing items.
These juveniles are allegedly members of CHS (Cold-Hearted Steppas) gang from Minden.
BPSO Chief Deputy Dwayne Huddleston said two of the young males were 15 years old and three were 16.
“A resident in one of the Haughton neighborhoods saw them on a ring camera and called the sheriff’s office,” Huddleston said. “They said they’d seen some people in their yard, trying to break in their car.”
Huddleston said Haughton Police arrived on the scene first and stopped the vehicle in which the teens were traveling.
“They matched the clothing descriptions given by the resident,” he said. “Haughton held on to them until our deputies arrived.”
All the juveniles were reportedly taken to a BPSO detective’s office where investigators worked most of Wednesday contacting family members and guardians before they conducted interviews.
“All five are charged with 7 counts of vehicle burglary,” Huddleston said. “They were being booked through Bossier Maximum Security and then taken to Ware (Youth Center).”
The chief deputy said he is glad someone noticed what was happening and called right away.
“It all worked out for the best,” he said. “Nobody was injured; everybody’s in custody. Haughton Police and sheriff’s deputies did a great job.”
Minden Police Chief Jared McIver said he would like to praise all investigators and patrol officers for the jobs they have been doing combatting gang activity in the area.
“We have confiscated several guns this year that gang members have stolen,” he said. “We have made numerous gang member and gang activity arrests.
“While it’s sad they are going away from Minden to conduct crime and other agencies have to deal with them, it is also is a comfort for our citizens to know that they are leaving here for fear of being caught,” he added.