The Texarkana Arkansas Police Department reports that arrests have been made in a recent string of vehicle burglaries, and more arrests are expected soon.
Over the past few weeks, we have seen an increase in vehicle burglaries and vehicle thefts.
Along with these types of crimes, numerous valuables have been stolen from inside the
vehicles, along with firearms.
Our Criminal Investigation Division has been working hard to solve these crimes. With the
help of our Patrol Division, we have made one juvenile arrest who was charged with
numerous counts of Breaking or Entering into a vehicle, Vehicle Theft, and Theft of Firearms.
The juvenile was taken and booked into the Juvenile Detention Center. They have also made
one adult arrest, Brandon Wagstaff, an eighteen-year-old male from New Boston, Texas who
was charged with two counts of Breaking or Entering into a Vehicle. Mr. Wagstaff was
booked into the Miller County Jail.
The Criminal Investigation Division currently has active felony warrants for two juveniles of
the same criminal activity. There is also an active warrant for one adult, Ladonta Davis, a
nineteen-year-old male from Texarkana, Arkansas. The charges on the warrant consist of
Theft by Receiving and Feeling by Vehicle with the Risk of Death or Serious Physical Injury.
This criminal activity is occurring in random areas of our city. The criminals are preying on
those leaving their vehicles unlocked and valuables inside their cars which can be seen in
plain sight. When your vehicle is locked, but you have left a purse, wallet, or firearm, the
criminal is compelled to break into your vehicle for their gain and your loss. Our patrol
officers and detectives work hard to hold those accountable for committing crimes. We will
continue to remind our community to lock their vehicles and remove their valuables to bring
awareness to how huge this one small action is on everyones part when you exit your cars.
We want everyone to keep what belongs to you, but it also starts with you.
If you have any information about these crimes or the whereabouts of Mr. Ladonta Davis,
please call our Criminal Investigation Division at 903-798-3154 or Crime Stoppers at 903-
793-7867. You can remain anonymous. Thank you for any assistance.