Chief Charles Pilkinton arrested three juveniles by summons for burglary, property damage, and criminal mischief. The juveniles broke into the Dixie League Ball Park concession stand, they forced open the door and upon making entry they smashed the video cameras, television, computer, stole candy, money, and committed numerous acts of vandalism.
When that dramatic change-over to our current Caddo Commission was accomplished, we who cared believed "good government" in Caddo, from and by exceptional public servants, was assured. Our newly enacted, voter-approved Home Rule Charter (HRC) made sure of that, we believed.
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As for locating the suspects, “there were a lot of footprints in the area and several small tracks, and I just kind of went to some of the children in the area and speaking with them, and pretty soon I started getting nicknames, and one lead led to another,” he said.
Courtney Holland Vinson, 34, of 114 E. Slattery Blvd. in Shreveport, allegedly used the victim’s bank account number to appropriate funds with the intent to benefit herself and not the victim. The account was accessed over the Internet through Moneygram.