Suspected burglars captured by authorities
A local man and woman now face burglary charges following their arrests in connection with a residential burglary in south Shreveport on Monday.
On January 14, 2013 at approximately 9:15 a.m., Shreveport Police patrol officers responded to a residential burglary at a home located in the 8700 block of South Emerald Loop.
After responding to the scene, officers made contact with the homeowner, who advised that while inside his residence, he heard someone knocking at his front door.
The homeowner also told authorities that he witnessed an unknown male kicking in the carport door of his home.
Authorities tell KTBS, that when the homeowner exited the residence to investigate, a male suspect fled down the driveway to a getaway car driven by a female.
The homeowner described the car as a maroon, four door Toyota Camry with fading paint.
Authorities say the homeowner also provided them with descriptions of both suspects.
On January 15, while patrolling their assigned beat, officers Rodney Medlin and Brutus Pouncy, observed a vehicle matching the description of the one provided to them by the victim of the residential burglary the previous day.
Officers conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle, during which time they contacted the driver, 20 year old Whakila Dixon. Authorities arrested Dixon for driving under a suspended license.
Her passenger, 24 year old Leon Stevenson was not immediately arrested; however during the course of a follow-up investigation, Shreveport Police Property Crimes detectives were able to identify Stevenson as the man who allegedly committed the residential burglary the previous day.
Stevenson, who was spotted Wednesday at a home in the 6300 block of Tulsa Avenue, was arrested and transported to police headquarters.
During interviews with Stevenson, investigators learned that Dixon was the alleged driver of the getaway car used during the burglary.
Both Dixon and Stevenson are charged with burglary of an inhabited dwelling.
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