BPD: Teen broke into auto

Published 4:20 am Saturday, March 3, 2018

An 18-year-old Bogalusa man was arrested Tuesday for several charges including vehicle burglary.

Lt. Percy Knight, public information officer for the Bogalusa Police Department, said that on Tuesday, the BPD received a call in reference to a vehicle burglary in the 600 block of Columbia Street.

“The owner of the vehicle stated that he was inside a business on South Columbia Street when he looked outside and saw someone open the door of his vehicle,” Knight said. “The vehicle owner stated that he ran out the door and the business and yelled at the suspect to get away from his vehicle.

“The suspect ran off without taking any contents from the vehicle. The suspect was described as a black male with twist or braids in his hair.

Knight said that BPD officers were told by a citizen that the suspect was hiding in a wooded area between South Columbia Street and Martin Luther King Drive. BPD officers began to search the area for the suspect when officers observed him as he
crossed Martin Luther King Drive and continued running east on East 5th Street, Knight said.

The suspect was apprehended a short time later by BPD officers near an apartment complex on East 6th Street.

The suspect was identified as Keaton Johnson, 18, of Bogalusa. Johnson was booked on the charges of vehicle burglary, resisting an officer and illegal carrying of a firearm.