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APRIL 2017

4/18 Georgia fugitive arrested by Caddo deputies
An Atlanta, GA, man wanted for the rape, robbery, and kidnapping of his girlfriend was arrested by Caddo deputies in Oil City earlier today, said Caddo Parish Sheriff Steve Prator. Alfredo L. Capote, 30, was arrested at an apartment complex in the 100 block of North Dicke...
4/17 PTSA president arrested for theft
The president of the Herndon Magnet Parent-Teacher-Student Association was arrested on Monday for stealing money from the group, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator.   In August 2016, an auditor with the Caddo Parish School Board filed a theft report with the Caddo Sh...
4/17
The Caddo Parish Sheriff’s Office will be participating in a grant-funded enforcement effort aimed at keeping drivers and passengers safe in pick-up trucks. Extra deputies will be on patrol between April 21-27 to watch for drivers and passengers who don’t wear...
4/12 Woman arrested for identity theft
A Homer woman was arrested for identity theft for using a friend's personal information to purchase a vehicle, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator. Brittany Jones, 28, is accused of obtaining a Chevy Tahoe in the victim’s name in June 2016. The victim...
4/12 Man arrested for contractor fraud
A Shreveport man was arrested for contractor fraud after he failed to complete work for a woman from nearly two years ago, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator. Dale Mitchell was hired in June 2015 to repair storm damage to the victim's roof, fence, backyard...
4/9 Afternoon crash claims life of Shreveport man
A crash on Hwy. 1 near KSLA Road earlier today claimed the life of a Shreveport man and sent three others to the hospital, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator. Deputies responded to the two-vehicle crash just before 2 p.m.  Witnesses said a 1998 Ford Ranger was traveling...
4/6 Man killed in overnight crash
Caddo Sheriff’s deputies are investigating a fatal crash that occurred on Hwy. 1 North at Northport Drive overnight, according to Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator.   Just before 10 p.m. on Wednesday, the Caddo Sheriff's Office and Caddo Fire District No. 1 res...
4/5 Shreveport businessman charged with fraud
The owner of a Shreveport construction company was arrested for fraud after failing to pay his subcontractors for work they did on a remodeling job, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator.   Brandon Shaver, 33, of the 300 block of Willow Ridge, turned himself in to the S...
4/2 CPSO responds to two well fires
Caddo Sheriff's deputies responded to two well fires today that were believed to have been caused by lightning strikes, said Sheriff Steve Prator. The first was reported at 11 a.m. on the west side of Hwy. 1 South at Benteler Drive where a tan...

MARCH 2017

3/31 Caddo Sheriff to host Crime Victims' Rights ceremony on Monday
The Caddo Parish Sheriff’s Office, in recognition of National Crime Victims’ Rights Week (NCVRW), April 2-8, is hosting special events and programs to raise awareness about crime victims’ rights and introduce the community to the important resources and ser...
3/31 CPSO investigates body found in well
Caddo Sheriff's deputies are investigating the discovery of a body found in a well on Dixie Blanchard Road Thursday night, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator.   Just after 10 p.m., Deputy Marcus Jeansonne was contacted by phone at the substation by a wo...
3/28 Road to be closed for accident investigation
Keithville-Springridge Road from Keith Road to Colquitt will be closed from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. today while Caddo deputies conduct a crash reconstruction as part of an investigation, said Sheriff Steve Prator.   Traffic safety investigators are reconstructing the...
3/27 Woman arrested for stealing thousands from employer
A Shreveport woman was arrested today for stealing $173,000 from her employer by manipulating company checks, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator. Catherine Cloud Owens, 45, was employed by a local construction company in its Accounts Payable office. She is accused of duplic...
3/24 Shreveport man arrested for molestation of juvenile
A Shreveport man was arrested for inappropriate sexual conduct with a juvenile three years ago, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator. Jimmy Carl Ross, 50, of the 7300 block of Bark Ridge Drive, was arrested for molestation of a juvenile involving a 9 year old.  Although t...
3/23 Plant thieves caught red handed
Caddo patrol deputies arrested three people on Wednesday for stealing plants and other landscape supplies from Fred’s on Old Mooringsport Road, said Sheriff Steve Prator. Deputy Nathan Wesson was patrolling the area of LA 538 and Roy Road just before midnight when h...
3/22 Caddo Sheriff announces promotion, awards
Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator has announced the promotion of John Childress to the rank of sergeant. Childress was officially recognized during a ceremony on Tuesday, March 21, at the Re-Entry Facility on Forum Drive. Childress joined the Sheriff’s Office in June 2010....
3/21 Vandals hit local business hard financially
Caddo Sheriff's detectives are looking for a suspect involved in a property damage case that has cost a local business over $100,000 so far, said Sheriff Steve Prator. Caruthers Producing Company has been the target of recent incidents where someone has opened va...
3/20 Caddo deputies release video from December shooting
Caddo deputies are asking for the public’s help with identifying a suspect in the December 2016 shooting of Shreveport businessman Robert Creamer. Creamer was inside an apartment located behind his furniture business at 5189 Shreveport-Blanchard Highway just after 8...
3/15 Caddo deputies investigating fatal crash
A two-vehicle crash on Keithville-Springridge Road claimed the life of an 82-year-old man earlier tonight, according to Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator. Witnesses said that just after 6 p.m., Joe Waddles, 82, of Keithville, was traveling westbound on Keithville-Springridg...
3/15 Man arrested for stealing thousands with neighbor's debit card
A Shreveport man was arrested for using his neighbor’s debit card to steal thousands of dollars, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator.   Danny Jenkins, 52, of the 500 block of West 76th Street, is accused of stealing his neighbor’s debit card in February an...
3/13 Caddo Sheriff to host AARP safe driving class
The Caddo Parish Sheriff’s Office will host an AARP Driver Safety program from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm, Friday, April 7, 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...
3/8 Crime down in Caddo Parish again
Annual crime statistics released today by the Caddo Parish Sheriff's Office show parish crime is down seven percent from the previous year, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator. Overall in 2016, there were 1,399 reported crimes in unincorporated areas of the parish compare...
3/8 CPSO investigating overnight fatality
Caddo sheriff’s deputies are investigating a fatality crash that occurred on Old Mooringsport Road Tuesday night, said Sheriff Steve Prator.   A 2004 Toyota Solara was northbound when it left the roadway in a curve just south of Mooringsport and struck a lar...
3/7 UPDATE** CPSO seeks information on missing person
UPDATE: This person was located this morning in the parking lot of Cash Magic on Hwy. 1 near Vivian.   ORIGINAL STORY:   Caddo deputies are asking for the public’s help to locate 53-year-old William “Rusty” Walters of Blanchard. &nb...
3/3 Caddo deputy named 40/8 Law Officer of the Year
Caddo Sheriff's Lt. Philip Escude’ has been selected as Law Officer of the Year by the Voiture Locale 137 of the 40 and 8 veterans’ organization. He was recognized by the 40/8 during a ceremony Thursday in Shreveport. During the ceremony, it was also annou...
3/2 CPSO to offer Spring Break CSI Camp
Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator announced that the Caddo Sheriff’s Office will host a Crime Scene Investigations Camp for 11 and 12 year olds during Spring Break. The class will be held March 28-29 at Sheriff's Safety Town, 8910 Jewella Avenue. Participants will l...
3/1 Caddo Sheriff receives Spirit of Scouting Award
Caddo Parish Sheriff Steve Prator was honored Tuesday night with the Spirit of Scouting Award presented by the Boy Scouts of America, Norwela Council. The presentation was made during the 19th annual Whitney M. Young Jr. Service Award Reception held at Ralph and Kacoo&rsq...
3/1 CPSO investigating overnight fatality
Caddo Sheriff’s deputies are investigating an fatality crash that occurred on North Lakeshore Drive near KCS railroad Tuesday night.   The Caddo Parish Sheriff's North Sector Patrol Division and Caddo Parish Fire District No.1 responded to the crash arou...

FEBRUARY 2017

2/28 CPSO seeks owner of three horses
The Caddo Parish Sheriff’s Office is looking of the owner of three sorrel horses found on Colquitt Road near Horton Road on Monday, Feb. 27. The horses, all mares, are being held by the Caddo Sheriff’s Stock Patrol. For more information, contact Deputy Gary Ba...
2/24 Financial Crimes Wrap-Up
The following is a summary of some of the arrests this week by Caddo Sheriff’s deputies assigned to the Caddo-Shreveport Financial Crimes Task Force.             On February 22, Aaron D. Alexander, 38, of the...
2/23 Shreveport man arrested for convenience store thefts
A Shreveport man was arrested by the Caddo Sheriff's Office for stealing liquor from a local convenience store, said Sheriff Steve Prator.   The owner of Super S at Roy and Pinehill roads reported that a man entered the store on two different occasions Fe...
2/23 CPSO seeks owner of horse
The Caddo Parish Sheriff’s Office is looking of the owner of a gray mare with a red halter found in the 2300 block of Hawkins Street in Shreveport this morning.   The horse is being held by the Caddo Sheriff’s Stock Patrol until the owner can be located. ...
2/23 CPSO to host SKYWARN class tonight
The Caddo Parish Sheriff's Office is hosting a SKYWARN class at Sheriff's Safety Town tonight. The Basic Class is from 6-8 p.m. and then, if you choose, stay for the Advanced Class from 8-10 p.m. This class is open to the public, and it's FREE. (See flyer)
2/22 Sunset Acres man arrested on drug charges
A Shreveport man is in jail after a search of his Sunset Acres residence turned up narcotics, according to Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator and Shreveport Police Chief Alan Crump.   Agents with the Caddo-Shreveport Narcotics Task Force were called to a residence in the ...
2/21 CPSO investigating thefts from convenience store
Caddo Sheriff's detectives are asking for the public's help in identifying this man wanted for questioning about two local thefts. On February 6, a man entered the Super S at Pinehill and Roy roads and stole a case of liquor. He returned the following da...
2/21 CPSO investigating thefts from convenience store
Caddo Sheriff's detectives are asking for the public's help in identifying this man wanted for questioning about two local thefts. On February 6, a man entered the Super S at Pinehill and Roy roads and stole a case of liquor. He returned the following da...
2/19 Caddo deputies recover body of missing boater
The Caddo Sheriff's Marine Unit has recovered the body of a 41-year-old man from Jeems Bayou in northern Caddo Parish, said Sheriff Steve Prator.  A pair of fishermen called the Sheriff's Office around 4:45 p.m., after seeing an empty boat tied to a tree that...
2/18 Caddo deputies respond to second body in Red River
The Caddo Sheriff’s Marine Unit has recovered a second body from the Red River. The recovery took place less than 6 hours after the first body was pulled from the river, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator. A jogger noticed the body in the river near the Hamel&rsq...
2/18 Caddo Marine Unit recovers body from the Red River
The Caddo Sheriff’s Marine Unit has recovered a man’s body from the Red River near the Interstate 20 Bridge, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator. Witnesses called the Caddo Sheriff’s office around 1:00p.m. this afternoon after seeing what they believed to b...
2/16 2 cited for underage alcohol sales
The Caddo Sheriff’s Office Youth Services Division cited two people on Tuesday during an investigation into the illegal sale of alcohol to underage persons, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator. Deputies checked 28 businesses throughout the parish. The following is a lis...
2/13 CPSO offers concealed carry class
The Caddo Sheriff's Office is offering state-required training for anyone 21 and older who would like to obtain a concealed handgun permit, said Sheriff Steve Prator. Citizens can complete most of the state requirements in one stop by attending a class from 8 a.m. to ...
2/10 Caddo SO seeks Work Release offender
The Caddo Sheriff's Office is looking for Kevonte Dekorey Austin, a Department of Corrections offender assigned to the CPSO Transitional Work Release Program.   Austin was employed at Halco Productions at 1922 Barton Drive in Shreveport and was last seen leavi...
2/10 CPSO seeks man on warrant
Caddo Sheriff’s detectives are asking for the public’s help to locate Martin Dewayne Allen, 47, of Shreveport.  The Division of Probation and Parole has a warrant for Allen’s arrest for probation violation. Caddo deputies also believe Allen may have...
2/9 Registration underway for free Ladies Firearms and Personal Safety class
Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator is offering a basic firearms and safety class for women from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 11 at the Sheriff’s Regional Training Academy. Sheriff’s deputies will teach safe handling and firing of handguns on the Academy firing range. They w...
2/9 Caddo Sheriff seeks applicants for auxiliary deputy position
Applications are currently being accepted for the next Auxiliary deputy class, according to Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator.  Auxiliary deputies supplement full-time Caddo sheriff’s deputies by volunteering  their services to the Sheriff’s Office in a non...
2/9 Caddo Sheriff seeks applicants for auxiliary deputy position
Applications are currently being accepted for the next Auxiliary deputy class, according to Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator.  Auxiliary deputies supplement full-time Caddo sheriff’s deputies by volunteering  their services to the Sheriff’s Office in a non...
2/8 Caddo Sheriff issues warning about phone scam
Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator is warning residents to beware of a caller who identifies himself as a Caddo deputy and asks for money to keep you out of jail. Several people have reported receiving calls from someone who says they have a warrant for their arrest. The warrant ...
2/7 CPSO seeks owner of horses
The Caddo Parish Sheriff’s Office picked up two horses in the 12000 block of Rust Lane in Keithville today. One is a brown mare and the other is a brown yearling which appears to be blind in one eye. They are being held by the Caddo Sheriff’s Stock Patrol un...
2/1 Man arrested for stealing public funds
A former transportation buyer for the Caddo Parish School Board was arrested Tuesday on charges related to the misappropriation of at least $260,000 in public funds, said Caddo Parish Sheriff Steve Prator. Brandon Lewis, 32, of the 2800 block of Grove Street was arrested ...

JANUARY 2017

1/25 Man arrested for sexual misconduct involving juvenile
Caddo Sheriff’s detectives have arrested a Greenwood man for sexual misconduct involving a juvenile, said Sheriff Steve Prator.   Wallis Ross Mayes Jr., 44, was arrested by Detective Trey Keene on one count of Aggravated Crimes against Nature. The offense oc...
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