Additional charges in “Chop Shop” bust

Tuesday, March 12, 2013 - 8:20am

Shreveport Police investigators say a man arrested last week during an alleged chop shop discovery now faces additional charges after more dismantled vehicles were located in a west Shreveport warehouse this morning.

Back on Friday March 8, 2013, Shreveport Police officers responded to a warehouse located in the 4200 block of Pro Street upon receiving information that car parts removed from a stolen vehicle were believed to be located on the premises. Upon further investigation, officers were successful in locating at least three vehicles that had been dismantled along with numerous other vehicle parts that had vehicle identification numbers removed. Authorities from the Louisiana State Police were called in to assist in the investigation and were instrumental in identifying several stolen items.

At this stage of the investigation, detectives are confident that Alvin Lattier was the mastermind behind the alleged “chop shop” and now faces three additional counts of illegal possession of stolen things. Carlos Edwards who was arrested on Friday for illegal possession of a stolen firearm, has not been charged further at this point.

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