The Christmas season got a little less festive for three Caddo Parish men, who are behind bars after a off-duty officer observed them breaking into a west Shreveport home Saturday evening.
Around 6 p.m. Saturday, November 27, 2010, Shreveport Police Detective Lt. Dennis Pratt, who was off- duty, observed three male suspects loitering around a home in the 6100 block of Masters Drive. Thinking the men looked suspicious, Lt. Pratt stopped to investigate. Upon seeing the off-duty officer, the suspects fled in a vehicle. Lt. Pratt immediately called for assistance and patrol officers arrived on scene moments later.
Based on information gathered by responding officers, authorities were able to identify the men and later that evening located all three of them and took them into custody without incident.
William Bechtel, of the 10000 block of Cherri Lane in Keithville, Louisiana,
Tyler Bargenquast, of the 2500 block of Crape Myrtle in Shreveport, and
Avery Enders, of the 9000 block of Melody Lane in Shreveport,
were taken to the Shreveport Police Complex where they were interviewed by burglary investigators. The men, all 17 years old, were later booked into the Shreveport City Jail on one count of attempted burglary of an inhabited dwelling each.