Natchitoches Parish Violent Crime Enforcement Operation Results in Over 50 Criminal Arrests

Published: 03-18-2024 | Category: Troop E


March 18, 2024

Natchitoches Parish Violent Crime Enforcement Operation Results in Over 50 Criminal Arrests

Natchitoches Parish – Over the last two days, the Central Louisiana Violent Crime Abatement Team (VCAT) conducted a very successful criminal enforcement detail.  This collaborative unified initiative was comprised of Louisiana State Police (LSP), Louisiana Probation and Parole (LAP&P), Rapides Parish Sheriff’s Office (RPSO), Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s Office (NPSO), Sabine Parish Sheriff’s Office (SPSO) and the Natchitoches Police Department (NPD).

The goal of the operation was to detect, identify, and apprehend individuals involved in various types of criminal activity including, but not limited to, weapons violations, violent crime, possession of stolen property, and possession/distribution of illicit drugs. 

Due to the multi-agency partnership and the effort put forth from all involved, the operation totaled:

·       Poss. CDS I (marijuana) – 16, Poss. CDS I with intent (marijuana) - 1

·       Poss. CDS II (methamphetamine) – 4, Poss. CDS II (fentanyl) / (cocaine) – 2

·       Poss. CDS II (hydrocodone) – 1, Poss. CDS III (buprenorphine) - 1

·       Second or subsequent offenses – 1, aggravated flight for an officer – 1

·       Resisting an officer– 4, Poss. of a firearm by a felon – 6

·       Poss. of a firearm in the presence of CDS – 3, Poss. of CDS in the presence of a juvenile – 2

·       Poss. of a stolen firearm – 2

·       FTA Desoto Parish – 1, FTA NPSO – 18, FTA NPD – 23

·       NCIC warrants – 7, City marshal warrants – 13, NCIC warrant from Shreveport PD for 2nd Degree Murder - 1

Drug seizure totals:

·       Marijuana – 570 grams, Cocaine – 3 grams, Methamphetamine – 26.6 grams, Fentanyl – 2 grams,  Prescription pills – 5 tablets

Firearms seizures:

·       Stolen – 1,

·       Not stolen - 5

Total traffic citations issued: - 83 and Total arrested subjects: - 55

Louisiana State Police remains committed to working alongside our federal, state, and local public safety partners to ensure safe communities across the state.  To report suspicious or criminal activity in your community, the Louisiana State Police online reporting system is available to the public through a convenient and secure reporting form that is submitted to the appropriate investigators. Citizens can access the form by visiting and clicking the Suspicious Activity link.

Contact Information:

M/T Casey Wallace

Louisiana State Police

Public Affairs Section

Office: (318) 239-0912