Monroe woman calls cops after seeing two men stealing from neighbors home

MONROE, La. (KNOE) - Monroe Police Department responded to a call from a woman in the Garden District Friday morning saying that two men were stealing from her neighbors home.

They were able to get to the house on K Street quickly and arrested the men.

Joe R. Brode and Johnathan B. Fox were arrested for simple burglary of an inhabited dwelling.

Laura Cooper, who lives on the same street says she's a big supporter of the neighborhood watch program.

"We have a lot of walk through traffic after school," she says, "and then we do have some at night that comes through here."

She says it's one of the reasons why they were able to catch these men so quickly and believes every community should do the same.

"I think everybody needs to know who their neighbors are and make it a point to go and speak to them and try to get their names and phone numbers," she says, "and just talk about how important it is to watch after each other."