The Leesville Police Department has announced several recent arrests, including a Leesville man who was arrested in connection with several burglaries during the evening of July 24.
Randy Dixon, 36, was charged with two counts each of simple burglary of an inhabited dwelling, theft over $500, and criminal damage to property, and one count each of contributing to the delinquency of a juvenile and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon by the LPD.
According to officials, officers with the LPD responded to multiple burglaries that occurred simultaneously late at night. Within minutes of the reported burglaries inside city limits, the Vernon Parish Sheriff's Department received a call of a break-in on Crosby Loop, just outside the city but not far from where LPD calls were located.
Upon an officer's arrival, witnesses described two white males leaving the area of the Crosby Loop incident; this closely matched the description given by Leesville residents of suspects leaving the Leesville locations. The LPD, along with the VPSO, located numerous stolen items at the residence of the suspects on Crosby Loop. Dixon was arrested in conjunction with the burglaries, as was a juvenile.
Dixon's total bond was set at $60,000.

Anacoco man arrested for possession of marijuana, other paraphernalia

Divontez Winters, 18, was charged with no tail lights, possession of marijuana, prohibited acts — drug paraphernalia, and contributing to the delinquency of juveniles on July 19.
According to the LPD, an officer conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle driven by Winters after he observed it with an inoperable tail light. The officer informed Winters of the reason he was stopped, and also identified a juvenile in the vehicle with Winters.
Winters gave the officer permission to search the vehicle, the LPD said, and the officer located marijuana and drug paraphernalia. Winters was then placed under arrest, and the parent of the juvenile was contacted.
His total bond was set at $8,000.

Two arrested in domestic abuse battery cases

Anthony Johnston, 26, of Fort Polk was charged with one count each of domestic abuse battery and criminal damage to property on July 19.
According to police, officers were dispatched to a residence in reference to a male who had kicked in the door to the residence and was committing a battery on a female.
After further investigation and meeting with the female, officers advised Johnston he was under arrest.
His total bond was set at $8,000.
In an unrelated incident, James Maddox, 26, of Leesville, was arrested on July 23 and charged with domestic abuse battery — child endangerment.
The LPD reports that officers were dispatched to a residence on East Arkansas Street in reference to a physical altercation. Officers made contact with a female victim and Maddox. The female victim was also holding a small child. After speaking with the victim, Maddox, and witnesses at the residence, Maddox was placed under arrest. His bond was set at $5,000.

Two arrested on contempt of court violations

Dustin Hughes, 22, was arrested for one count of contempt of court — failure to appear for arraignment on July 21. Hughes was arrested after the Anacoco Police Department conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle after it appeared to have a window tint that exceeded the legal limit. Hughes, who was a passenger, had an outstanding warrant with Leesville City Court.
His bond was set at $5,000.
Also arrested on a contempt of court warrant was Kelly Harmer, 46, of Anacoco, who was detained by the Anacoco Police Department on July 19. Her bond was set at $10,000.