Vigilant tipster, police dog round up car burglar
A Shreveport Police K-9 Unit literally took a bite out of crime this morning after officers responded to a suspicious activity complaint.
At approximately 2:30 a.m. this morning, Shreveport Police patrol officers were dispatched to an apartment complex in the 3500 block of Cedar Creek Drive relative to a reported prowler in the area. A concerned citizen called police after observing a male subject hanging around the parking lot there looking in vehicles. Upon arrival, officers observed a man fitting the subject’s description leaving the property in a Nissan Altima. When officers attempted to stop the car, the man abandoned it and fled on foot in an apparent attempt to evade capture.
Investigating officers quickly determined that the Nissan had been reported stolen and that three cars in the parking lot had been broken into. A Shreveport Police K-9 Unit was summoned to the scene and located the suspect hiding on a balcony of an apartment in the complex. He was summarily taken into custody. The suspect, identified as 18 year old Nalaysion Ruthledge, was taken to LSUHSC where he was treated for a dog bite.
Detectives were notified and have now charged Ruthledge, of the 6000 block of W. 70th Street in Shreveport, with three counts of simple burglary, one count of illegal possession of stolen things, one count of criminal trespass, and one count of unauthorized entry. He was booked into the Shreveport City Jail.
From Shreveport Police Department