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Ascension Parish not taking West Bank crime lightly

3 years 10 months 2 days ago July 24, 2013 Jul 24, 2013 Wednesday, July 24 2013 July 24, 2013 5:38 PM in News
Source: WBRZ
By: Rob Krieger

DONALDSONVILLE- The Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office is stepping up crime fighting efforts following a deadly shooting last week and an uptick in crime stats over the last few months.

Deputies arrested several individuals last week, after an apparent innocent bystander was shot and killed following a fight.

Now investigators are cracking down on gang activity in the parish.

"So we've got gangs out there taking root, and they're all involved in criminal activities, and that's what we're trying to get a handle on," said Chief Deputy Tony Bacala with the Ascension Parish Sheriff's office.

Investigators are also taking aim at minors who are out after curfew, warning parents they could catch heat if their kids get caught.

"If you don't have a momma or daddy who can respond pretty quickly and come pick you up, we're gonna say you're not being a bright parent, you've allowed your child to roam the streets and you might be going to jail," said Bacala.

Deputies urge anyone with crime tips to contact the Sheriff's office and add you can do so anonymously.

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