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APRIL 2010

4/13 Store clerk arrested for stealing from register
A cashier at a local discount store was arrested for stealing money from the store's register on multiple occasions. Deandre Dotson, 20, of Shreveport, was arrested for felony theft by Sheriff's Detective Alan Davidson after Dotson was caught on video taking several hundred ...
4/8 Caddo Sheriff's Regional Training Academy
Graduation exercises for the 26th basic training class of the Caddo Sheriff’s Regional Training Academy will take place at 4 p.m. Thursday, April 8, at Summer Grove Baptist Church. Lt. Col. Thomas Miner, commander of the 2nd Security Squadron at Barksdale AFB, will be the ...
4/8 Teens report burglary but ultimately go down for the heist
A group of teens who reported a residential burglary in Keithville have now been charged in connection with the crime.On Tuesday, two teens reported seeing a man wearing a ski mask running from a neighbor's house in the 6700 block of Williams Road. The house had been broken ...
4/5 Checkpoint was no joke; 12 citations issued on April Fool's Day
Caddo Parish Sheriff's deputies conducted a sobriety checkpoint on Linwood in South Caddo Parish on Thursday night, April 1.Deputies checked 102 vehicles between 10PM and 3AM. In all 12 people were cited for various violations.James White, 55, address not given, was charged ...
4/5 Sheriff welcomes new auxiliary deputies
Graduation exercises for the Caddo Sheriff’s Office's 22nd auxiliary class are scheduled for 6 p.m. tonight at Sheriff's Safety Town.Fourteen auxiliary deputies are joining the ranks of the Sheriff’s Office after completing 40 hours of law enforcement training. They will...

MARCH 2010

3/26 CPSO seeks public's help in investigation
The Caddo Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help in an ongoing criminal investigation.Detectives are hoping to identify the driver of this red truck that was photographed at a gas station at Southern Loop and Norris Ferry Road on March 25. They say the driver may h...
3/25 Teller arrested for taking money from customer's accounts
A former teller at a local credit union was arrested on Tuesday for making unauthorized withdrawals from customers' accounts, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator.Emily Wells, 27, of the 3200 block of Tom Lee Street, was arrested by Caddo Sheriff's Detective Bobby Herring for ban...
3/25 Man faces armed robbery charge for stealing cell phone at gunpoint
A Shreveport man is in jail on a charge of armed robbery for stealing another man's cell phone at gunpoint.Ketric Carter, 30, of the 2900 block of Fulton St., was arrested Tuesday on a warrant obtained by Sheriff's Detective Terry Richardson. Carter was located at a business...
3/25 72-year-old man arrested for molesting juvenile
A 72-year-old Oil City man was arrested Wednesday for molesting a 6-year-old juvenile, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator.Malcolm D. Ethredge, of the 100 block of South Dickey Street, was picked up on an arrest warrant obtained by Caddo Sheriff's Deputy Gloria Evans. Ethredge w...
3/25 Fourth arrest made in armed robbery
A fourth suspect turned himself in this morning in connection with the January 19 beating and robbery of a man who was attacked for his casino winnings.Christopher Moseley, 27, of the 800 block of Countryside Drive in Shreveport, turned himself in at Caddo Correctional Cente...
3/23 Suspect arrested for burglary
The man wanted for the March 7 business burglary at Halco Production Machining was arrested this morning and booked into the parish jail.Arthur Ray Lockett Jr., 44, of Shreveport, was hiding in a closet at a house in the 2700 block of Murphy Street when he was arrested on wa...
3/23 More arrests made in armed robbery
Two more suspects are behind bars in connection with the January 19 beating and robbery of a man who was attacked for his casino winnings, said Sheriff Steve Prator.Justin Casey Brown, 29, of Keatchie, was charged with armed robbery and Tracie Lynn Woodson, 28, of Shreveport...
3/22 Caddo deputies to be promoted, awarded at Tuesday ceremony
Sheriff Steve Prator will promote six Caddo sheriff's deputies during a ceremony at 10 a.m., March 23, at Caddo Correctional Center. The sheriff will also present one deputy with a departmental Lifesaving Award.David Boone, a 16-year deputy with the Sheriff's Office, will be...
3/22 Accountant charged with stealing hundreds of thousands
A former accountant for Twin Cities Development was arrested on theft charges today for stealing nearly $300,000 from the company, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator.Stephanie Sullivan Hall, 39, of the 6300 block of West Oxbow Circle in Bossier City, was arrested by Sheriff's D...
3/17 Former municipal employee arrested for theft
A former clerk for the town of Vivian's Water Department was arrested by the Caddo Sheriff's Office on Tuesday for stealing thousands of dollars in water bill payments, said Sheriff Steve Prator.Machelle Carter, 38, of Rodessa, turned herself in to authorities on a warrant o...
3/17 Former caretaker arrested for stealing from disabled man
The former caretaker for a disabled Shreveport man was arrested on Tuesday for stealing $175,000 from his bank account, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator.Krystal Mack, 27, of the 7500 block of Harris Street in Shreveport, was arrested by Sheriff's Detective Alan Davidson. She ...
3/15 Traffic stop leads to drug arrest
Caddo sheriff's deputies arrested a Vivian woman on drug charges following a traffic stop in north Caddo Parish over the weekend, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator.Elizabeth Bussey, 33, was driving on Hwy. 1 north of Oil City when Deputy Jeremy Bergren stopped her vehicle for ...
3/11 Shreveporter arrested for using stolen credit card
A Shreveport woman was arrested for using a stolen credit card to purchase gift cards and merchandise.Tequilla Harvey, 23, of the 2900 block of Murphy Street, was arrested by Caddo Sheriff's Detective Bobby Herring for unauthorized use of an access card.Harvey was employed a...
3/5 Church volunteer arrested for kidnapping, rape
A man who drove a church van for New Beginnings Faith Tabernacle Baptist Church was arrested by Caddo sheriff's detectives today for aggravated kidnapping and rape.Robert James Washington Jr., 34, of the 800 block of Pinetree Drive in Shreveport, was arrested on a warrant ob...
3/4 Former church employee arrested for burglary
A former church maintenance worker was arrested for breaking into church property and taking items, some of which he later sold on ebay, said Sheriff Steve Prator.John Freeman, 25, of the 9100 block of Walker Road, was arrested and booked into Caddo Correctional Center on on...
3/4 Woman arrested for stealing teacher's purse from classroom
A Shreveport woman has been arrested for stealing a teacher's purse from a classroom at Riverside Elementary, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator.Andrea Johnson, 30, of Shreveport, was in custody at the Shreveport City Jail when she was contacted by Caddo Sheriff's Detective Ala...
3/2 Store employee arrested for stealing from register
An employee of a local discount store was arrested for stealing cash from her employer. Jazmine King, 18, of the 700 block of Cotton Street in Shreveport, was arrested for theft by Caddo Sheriff's Detective Alan Davidson of the Caddo-Shreveport Financial Crimes Task For...
3/2 Caddo S.O., Junior League to host bike rodeo at Sheriff’s Safety Town
Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator and the Junior League of Shreveport-Bossier will host a bicycle rodeo from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, March 6, at Sheriff’s Safety Town, 8910 Jewella Avenue. The event is for children attending first through fifth grade.Sheriff’s deputies will be o...

FEBRUARY 2010

2/28 Belcher man arrested for rape of 3 year old
Caddo sheriff's deputies arrested a Belcher man for the aggravated rape of a three-year-old girl. A Caddo Parish Grand Jury returned an indictment on Thursday against 29-year-old Nicholas Jeremiah Burks after hearing details of an investigation conducted by Caddo Sheriff's D...
2/25 Task Force busts up Oil City meth lab
Four people were arrested Wednesday night after Caddo-Shreveport narcotics agents discovered a working meth lab at an Oil City residence.Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator and Shreveport Police Chief Henry Whitehorn said agents received a tip that the occupants of 205 Weaver Loop mi...
2/13 Fatal crash involves Adkins tour bus
Caddo sheriff's deputies are investigating a double fatality traffic crash that involved a bus carrying members of Trace Adkins' band.Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator said none of Adkins' band members were killed in the accident; however, five people on the bus were taken to a loc...
2/8 CPSO targets underage alcohol sales
The Caddo Parish Sheriff’s Office Youth Services Division conducted an operation targeting the sale of alcohol to minors this past weekend.Sheriff Steve Prator said 48 Shreveport businesses were visited by deputies on Saturday. Ten of the businesses sold alcohol to buyers ...
2/8 More charges filed against man man who shot, killed cows
A Mooringsport man is facing more charges today for the random shooting deaths of several cows in north Caddo Parish.Jonathan Caleb Tipton, 24, turned himself in at the Sheriff's Criminal Investigations Division this morning on additional warrants for his arrest.Tipton was b...
2/2 Charges upgraded in death of Ida woman
Charges were upgraded today against a man arrested in November for the negligent homicide of his girlfriend.Glenn Foster, who admitted that he ran over his girlfriend Carrie Foster on November 03, 2009, had his charges upgraded to second-degree murder following a preliminary...
2/1 Caddo sheriff announces availability of 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 costs as...

JANUARY 2010

1/29 CSO arrests woman for armed robbery
A Keithville woman is behind bars for robbing a man of his casino winnings, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator.Vickie Lynn Smith, 37, of Keithville, was arrested by sheriff's detectives following an investigation into the January 19th robbery.Detectives say Smith coaxed victim ...
1/29 Caddo Parish Sheriff launches new notification service for citizens
The Caddo Sheriff's Office is launching a new service designed to deliver important and timely community information to residents using the latest technology.The service, created by Nixle, delivers trustworthy and important neighborhood-level public safety notifications in r...
1/25 Caddo Sheriff to offer training for concealed weapons permit
The Caddo Parish Sheriff’s Office is offering state-required training for anyone hoping to obtain a concealed weapons permit, said Sheriff Steve Prator.Citizens can complete most of the state requirements in one stop by attending a class at the Sheriff’s Regional Trainin...
1/22 Two die in early morning accident
Two people have died in an early morning traffic fatality that occurred this morning on LA Hwy. 71 near Belcher.Around 7 a.m. a Chevrolet Suburban headed northbound attempted to pass an 18-wheeler. The driver of the Suburban struck an oncoming Kia Optima head on.The passenge...
1/22 CSO detective arrests former secretary for stealing from company
A Bossier City woman was arrested by the Caddo Parish Sheriff's Office for stealing over $100,000 from her former employer.Patricia Sutton, 55, was a secretary at CRJ Enterprises where she forged checks to herself between January 2008 and August 2009. She is accused of steal...
1/22 Caddo Sheriff's chaplain heads for Haiti
Local counselor and Caddo Sheriff's chaplain Durrell Tuberville will leave for Haiti tomorrow to assist with emergency debriefing and crisis intervention for emergency workers there.Tuberville will make the two-week trip as a volunteer for Convoy of Hope, a nonprofit organiz...
1/22 Local contractor faces Caddo Parish charges
Shreveport contractor Randy Mason was arrested this morning for theft and contractor misapplication.Mason, 56, of the 2900 block of North Point Drive, turned himself in at the Caddo Correctional Center on two warrants obtained by Caddo Sheriff's Detective Alan Davidson.Mason...
1/20 Deputies find meth lab on Paula Kay Place
Caddo deputies discovered a working meth lab at 8141 Paula Kay Place when they went there to conduct an investigation on Tuesday.Deputies said a strong chemical odor could be smelled coming from the residence when they made contact with Christopher Edenfield at the front doo...
1/20 Caddo S.O., Junior League to host bike rodeo at Sheriff's Safety Town
Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator and the Junior League of Shreveport-Bossier will host a bicycle rodeo from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, January 23, at Sheriff’s Safety Town, 8910 Jewella Avenue. The event is for children attending first through fifth grade.Sheriff’s deputies will b...
1/13 CSO welcomes largest recruit class in a decade; three former BC officers among new hires
The Caddo Parish Sheriff's Office is set to welcome its largest recruit class in at least a decade when 25 CPSO trainees report to work next week.Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator said three of the new hires are former Bossier City police officers recently laid off from their jobs ...
1/13 Housing manager arrested for illegally trafficking in food stamps
The manager of Wilkinson Terrace public housing complex was arrested by the Caddo Sheriff's Office today for illegally purchasing and spending food stamp benefits, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator.Detectives with the sheriff's newly formed Special Investigations Section arres...
1/13 Body found at south Caddo Parish well site
Caddo sheriff's deputies say they do not suspect foul play in the death of a man discovered this morning at a Petrohawk well site.The 49-year-old Texas man was discovered dead at the site this morning by a subcontractor who arrived to find the man's 18-wheeler idling and the...
1/13 Facial reconstruction reaises more questions than answers
Caddo sheriff's detectives now have a face to go with a surprising discovery made in the woods of north Caddo Parish in 2005.Experts have completed the facial reconstruction of a human skull discovered by a hunter on property that was once a parish landfill. The property is ...
1/11 Caddo SO seeks owners of stray animals
The Caddo Sheriff's Office has recovered five stray animals and is looking for their owners.A bay horse was found December 30 wandering in the street at Kesley and Linnear in the Martin Luther King Jr. neighborhood.A female donkey, two male donkeys, and one black stud horse ...
1/11 Caddo deputies to be awarded, promoted at Tuesday ceremony
Sheriff Steve Prator will promote 13 Caddo sheriff's deputies during a ceremony at 8:30 a.m., January 12, at Caddo Correctional Center. The sheriff will also present departmental awards to six other deputies.Deputies being promoted to the rank of lieutenant are: Chris Ab...
1/7 Crime declines in Caddo Parish in 2009
Parish crime statistics have been released for 2009, and the numbers show both violent and property crimes are down, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator.Violent crimes dropped seven percent (964 to 896) when compared to the previous year, and property crimes dropped six percent ...
1/5 Prepare now for cold weather driving
Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator said it's not too early to prepare for cold temperatures that are expected to impact the area later this week.To stay safe, motorists should keep their vehicles in top working condition and familiarize themselves with tips for driving in winter wea...
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