On Wednesday, March 1, a Shreveport police officer responded to a welfare concern at the corner of Milam and Arkansas. The officer made contact with several witnesses who saw 43-yearold Mashieka Michelle Hicks of 1500 Dilg League Drive in Shreveport stop her car in the middle of the street at 2100 Milam and go back up until she hit an electric pole.
Last Monday, Feb. 27, a Shreveport police officer investigated a suspicious vehicle at 338 Wilkinson with its lights on and doors closed facing east in the west lane of travel. The vehicle tag revealed the vehicle, a 1994 Mustang, as having been stolen out of Alexandria.
There were two homicides reported in 2016, down from three the previous year. Aggravated burglaries dropped from six to four; simple assaults dropped from 285 to 231; and aggravated assaults dropped from 228 to 192. Reports of rape increased from 24 to 25, and robbery reports increased from 11 to 18.
The first accident took place in the 7600 block of West 70th Street at about 4:20 p.m. In this accident, 22-year-old Robert Lee Bain Jr. of the 7400 block of Glen Leaf in Shreveport was killed when his silver 2005 Chevrolet pickup truck, traveling at a high rate of speed, left the roadway and struck two trees broadside on the driver’s side.
The theft occurred at the Sullivan & Sons Instrumentation Company in the 400 block of Covington Road in Haughton on Feb. 28. Detectives obtained surveillance video showing a white male running across the parking lot of the business just before 10 p.m..