Increased police patrols result in 20 arrests during weekend

Published 4:27 am Wednesday, July 31, 2019

As a response to a recent increase in shooting incidents in the city, the Bogalusa Police Department conducted an extensive “criminal patrol operation” on Friday and Saturday, according to BPD officials.

On the department’s Facebook page, BPD officials stated that the extra patrols over the two nights resulted in 115 citizen contacts, and 20 arrests for a variety of crimes. Some of the crimes included narcotics and firearms violations, and seven firearms were seized during the weekend.

“Our goal is to put an end to the senseless violence that has recently plagued our community, and we feel the operation was an overall success,” the Facebook page noted.

Many other agencies contributed to the operation. BPD officials thanked the following agencies for their assistance: Louisiana State Police, Washington Parish Sheriff’s Office, Franklinton Police Department, Louisiana Department of Probation and Parole, Mandeville Police Department, Covington Police Department and Varnado Police Department.

Anyone who has information about the recent shooting incidents or any other crimes can leave tips with the BPD in several ways. They can email Capt. David Miller, Criminal Investigation Division, at

They can also call the BPD’s tip line by dialing 985-732-6238. During the day from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m., simply ask to be transferred to the tip line; during the night, there will be a recording directing the caller how to reach the tip line.

Also, tipsters can call New Orleans Crimestoppers at 504-822-1111. All tips can be left anonymously.