Three local men have been arrested by Shreveport police after a concerned citizen notified authorities of a burglary in progress.
At approximately 9:45 a.m. Monday, officers responded to a call from a person that several burglars had been seen breaking into a vacant residence in the 300 block of March Street. The caller said the men had stolen a bathtub from the home and loaded it into a white pick-up truck.
Moments later, an officer spotted a white pick-up truck driven by three men with a bathtub in the bed fleeing the scene of the crime. The officer initiated a traffic stop on the vehicle and two of the men bailed out of the truck and ran from officers. Responding officers quickly located the pair and took them into custody nearby without incident.
Upon further investigation, detectives believe the men were going to sell the cast iron tub for scrap. Investigators have charged the men, identified as 30-year-old Derick Bagley of Shreveport, 49-year-old Glenn Williams of Ford Street in Shreveport, and 32-year-old Jermaine Johns of the 3200 block of Rasberry Lane in Shreveport, with one count of simple burglary each. Bagley was also charged with one count of resisting an officer and three traffic warrants that were outstanding for his arrest. Jermaine Johns was also charged with one count of resisting an officer and several outstanding warrants.
From Shreveport Police Department