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FEBRUARY 2018

2/25 Day three for CPSO in search for missing boater
The Caddo Parish Sheriff's Office Marine Unit is back at Wallace Lake this morning searching for a boater who was reported missing on Friday, said Sheriff Steve Prator. The girlfriend of the 33-year-old man reported him missing around 9 p.m. after he failed to re...
2/24 Caddo deputy seizes high-grade marijuana; arrests three
A Caddo deputy who was working a special detail to identify and arrest drunk drivers located more than that on Friday, said Sheriff Steve Prator. Deputy James Norwood was working a DWI grant when he stopped a small vehicle on North Market at Lakewood. Upon contacting...
2/23 Caddo officials prepare for rise of the Red
Caddo Parish residents should prepare for more rain, flooding, and possible tornadic activity this weekend, a spokesman for the National Weather Service said today in a meeting at the Caddo Parish Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness. Homeland Secur...
2/22 Caddo Sheriff proposes arming some school faculty
In an e-mail to Caddo Parish School Board members today, Sheriff Steve Prator asked that they consider allowing armed faculty in parish schools. "Our schools currently brag of being "firearm free" zones, literally an invitation for armed evil doer...
2/22 Caddo SO seeks info in Wildoak car burglaries
Caddo Sheriff’s detectives are asking for the public’s help in identifying two men who may have information about recent car burglaries, said Sheriff Steve Prator.   On February 16, two locked vehicles in the 300 block of Wildoak in Shreveport were bro...
2/22 Caddo Sheriff calls meeting to discuss weather's impact on the Red
Caddo Sheriff and Homeland Security Director Steve Prator will hold a meeting of local officials at 1:30 p.m. Friday, February 23, to discuss the impact of our current weather system on the Red River.  The meeting will be held at the Caddo Emergency Operations Center, 1...
2/21 CPSO investigates alleged threat
On Tuesday, February 20, the Caddo Parish Sheriff’s Office was made aware of a post on Facebook regarding a possible threat at Northwood High School. The person posting the message alleged that a family member threatened to attempt a shooting at the school.   ...
2/17 Teen charged with attempted murder of mother
A 19-year-old man is in jail today charged with stabbing his mother and her boyfriend, said Sheriff Steve Prator. At 7:15 p.m. Friday, Caddo Sheriff's deputies responded to a suspicious circumstances call at 8325 Still Meadow where a woman was badly cut with a knife. ...
2/13 CPSO on scene of fatal crash
Caddo deputies are on the scene of a fatal crash that occured just before 7 p.m. tonight at the intersection of Simpson and Buncombe roads. Sheriff's Sgt. Mike Vaitkus said a pickup with three occupants was southbound on Simpson when the driver failed to stop at a sto...
2/13 Bossier man arrested for theft
A 21-year-old Bossier City man is in jail charged with theft for stealing from the company where he was employed, said Sheriff Steve Prator. Between September and December of 2017, James Patrick Murphy was working as a salesman for Gemco Portable Buildings on Stagecoach R...
2/12 Update: Are you missing a goat?
Update: Rowdy's owner has been located. We are told he escaped from the backyard of another residence on Dianne Street about a half-mile away. A friend of the owner saw our post on Facebook. The owner and Rowdy will soon be reunited.    The Caddo Sheriff&...
2/12 Caregiver charged with ID theft and exploitation
A Shreveport woman was arrested for felony crimes after she stole the identity of the woman she was caring for, said Sheriff Steve Prator. Dorothy L. Edwards, 37, was arrested on Thursday and charged with exploitation of persons with infirmities and felony identity theft....
2/12 Nurse arrested for theft
A home health nurse was arrested on Friday for stealing from the couple who employed her, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator. Crystal Coleman, 32, of Vivian, is accused of stealing over $5,600 in cash, a coin jar, and a gift card while working as a nurse for the victim and h...
2/9 Bank scam ends with arrests in south Caddo Parish
Three people are in jail after they were caught by deputies following a botched attempt to defraud a south Shreveport credit union on Thursday, said Sheriff Steve Prator. Deputies were called to Wesla Federal Credit Union at 2921 Williamson Way after the suspects attempte...
2/9 CPSO conducts follow-up alcohol sales operation
On the heels of a special operation to identify clerks and businesses who sell alcohol to underage persons, the Caddo Sheriff’s Office conducted another operation yielding even more arrests this week. Last week the CPSO Youth Services Division cited seven people for...
2/6 Two arrested after road rage incident
Two men were arrested today following a road rage incident that led to gunfire, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator. The incident occurred around 4:30 p.m. after an altercation at the four-way stop on Northport Boulevard in front of Walmart in Blanchard. Following the a...
2/6 Seven cited for selling alcohol to underage persons
The Caddo Sheriff’s Office Youth Services Division cited seven people for the illegal sale of alcohol to underage persons in an operation conducted this past week, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator.             Th...
2/6 Florida man accused in local ID theft case
A Hialeah, Florida, man was arrested in his home state for committing identity theft using personal information from four Caddo Parish victims, said Sheriff Steve Prator. Weyley Vita, 33, was arrested on a Caddo Parish warrant and booked into the Broward County, FL, jail ...
2/1 Local couple charged with juvenile cruelty
A local couple has been arrested for physically abusing a 4-year-old girl in their care, said Sheriff Steve Prator. Kamre' Taylor, 20, and Antonio Nobles, 22, of the 9000 block of Park Haven, were booked into the Caddo Correctional Center this week after warrants were...
2/1 Shreveport man charged with multiple home burglaries
A Shreveport man who was arrested Monday following a foot pursuit with deputies has now been charged with multiple burglaries, said Sheriff Steve Prator.   Darryl Glynn McNeely, 51, was arrested in the 6200 block of Buncombe Road after a citizen reported seeing hi...

JANUARY 2018

1/30 Pedestrian fatality under investigation
Caddo Sheriff's deputies are investigating a fatal accident involving a pedestrian who was struck by a Sheriff's Office vehicle, said Sheriff Steve Prator. Around 9:45 this evening, Sgt. Pat Brooks was eastbound on West 70th  Street near Westport Avenue when ...
1/26 Caddo Sheriff warns of two scams
Caddo Parish residents are being warned about two phone scams currently targeting local residents. In one, a caller impersonates an IRS agent and demands money to keep the person from being arrested for back taxes. In the other, the caller threatens arrest for failing to ...
1/22 Deceased person identified
Caddo Sheriff's deputies are investigating the case of a deceased person found in the 200 block of Mayo Road early this morning, said Sheriff Steve Prator. Deputy Chris Woods was on patrol around 3:45 a.m. when he discovered the man in the roadway in th...
1/15 Adult and infant ejected during rollover crash
Caddo deputies responded to a vehicle losing control this morning on LA 3132, where an adult and an infant passenger were ejected from the vehicle, said Sheriff Steve Prator.    Around 8:25 this morning, Caddo Deputy Joshua Grimes saw a vehicle lose control i...
1/14 Caddo deputies investigate early morning fatality crash
At 6:16 a.m. today, Caddo deputies were dispatched to a major traffic accident on the I-49 North overpass at LA Hwy. 173. Caddo Sheriff's Lt. Mike Gray said a car was traveling northbound in the southbound lane when it collided head-on with an 18-wheeler. Both the car an...
1/12 Doyline man accused of rape
A Doyline man turned himself in to authorities Thursday on a Caddo Sheriff’s Office warrant for rape, said Sheriff Steve Prator.   Marvin Bradley “Brad” Champlain, 36, appeared at the Caddo Correctional Center and was booked into jail after he wa...
1/8 Caddo Sheriff announces promotion
Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator will recognize one employee with a promotion and others for their years of service to the Sheriff’s Office during a ceremony at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, January 9, at the Re-Entry Facility on Forum Drive. Ashley Oliver will be promoted to Manage...
1/8 Annual crime report reveals drop in parish crime rate
Crime continued to drop in rural Caddo Parish during 2017, according to annual crime statistics released today by Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator. “Once again I’m happy to announce a drop in crime in Caddo Parish,” Prator said. “This reduction is a dire...
1/8 Caddo Sheriff to host AARP Safe Driving Class
The Caddo Parish Sheriff’s Office will host an AARP Smart Driver course on Friday, February 9, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the NW Regional Re-Entry Facility located at 1123 Forum Drive in Shreveport. This 4-hour refresher course is for drivers 50 and over and may quali...
1/3 Caddo Sheriff accepting applications for college scholarship
Caddo Parish Sheriff Steve Prator has announced the availability of a $500 college scholarship for a Caddo Parish graduating high school senior. The scholarship is made available each year through the Louisiana Sheriff's Honorary Membership Program to help defray the ...
1/3 Business' COO arrested for theft
The Chief Operating Officer for a local assisted living facility has been arrested for stealing nearly $90,000 from her employer, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator. Maryann Stewart, 50, of Carrolltown, PA, was booked into Caddo Correctional Center on Friday on a warrant for...
1/2 CPSO responds to train, vehicle collision
Caddo Sheriff's Patrol deputies responded this morning to a collision between a KCS train and a tractor-trailer rig, said Sheriff Steve Prator.   Just after 7 a.m., the driver of the 18-wheeler entered a private crossing at 14800 Hwy. 1 South on his ...
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