NPD Field Interviews lead to Arrests for Multiple Burglaries

Press Release – Field Interview leads to arrest of repeat offender

On September 1, 2017 at approximately 9:00 a.m. officers with The Natchitoches Police Department responded to a complaint in the 1000 block of Loren Avenue. The complainant reported that five vehicles at the residence had been broken into during the night. A short time later, NPD officers received a second complaint of a vehicle burglary in the 500 block of East Fifth Street.

A field interview conducted the night before by alert NPD officers placed Kourtney King and Joshua Demars in the area where the burglaries were later reported. Both had items that were subsequently identified by burglary victims at the time of their field interview.

On September 7, 2017 NPD investigators began looking into a business burglary on Washington Street. Investigators located surveillance video from a nearby business and continued to compile further evidence.

As a result of the investigation King and Demars were arrested. Kourtney King, 19, was charged with 6 counts of burglary of a motor vehicle. Joshua Demars, 18, was charged with 6 counts of burglary of a motor vehicle and 1 count of simple burglary. Both were placed in The Natchitoches Parish Detention Center.

While this is King’s first time being arrested for burglary, Demars was already on probation for simple burglary as well as aggravated assault with a firearm.