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DECEMBER 2009

12/28 Caddo Sheriff to conduct sobriety checkpoint
Caddo Parish Sheriff’s deputies will conduct a sobriety checkpoint in north Caddo Parish on Wednesday, December 30. Deputies will check all vehicle operators for signs of impairment.The checkpoint is funded by a grant from the Louisiana Highway Safety Commission. The focus...
12/23 Three arrested for ballpark break-in
Three suspects have been arrested for committing a burglary at the Blanchard baseball park.Duane Shaw, 19, Hunter Reed, 17, and a 15-year-old juvenile are accused of breaking into the concession stand and stealing two cash registers, a safe, and several snack items. The burg...
12/22 Caddo Sheriff's Office employs help make season bright for those in need
U.S. soldiers, two children's hospitals, a nursing home, and several families in need are among those who benefited this Christmas from charitable donations made by employees of the Caddo Parish Sheriff's Office.In what's now become a Christmas tradition, each department wit...
12/7 Christmas celebration planned for Sheriff's Safety Town
Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator is inviting the public to attend a Christmas celebration at Sheriff's Safety Town from 5-8 p.m. Saturday, December 12.The celebration will follow the Southern Hills Homeowners Association Christmas Parade, which will end at Safety Town. After the p...
12/4 Caddo Sheriff's Office schedules D.A.R.E. graduations
The Caddo Sheriff’s Office has scheduled graduation ceremonies at area schools for fifth-grade students participating in the Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.) program. The D.A.R.E. program includes 17 weeks of officer-led classroom lessons that help young peopl...
12/1 Caddo Sheriff's Office to sell unclaimed animals
Several animals are on the auction block at the Caddo Sheriff's Office after being unclaimed by their owners.The Sheriff's Office will accept sealed bids on the animals from 8 a.m. until noon December 9 at its 4910 North Market Street substation.Up for sale are a pony, a mar...
12/1 Vivian man arrested for burglary, arson
A Vivian man was arrested for breaking into the office of the Monterey Hills apartment complex and setting the filing cabinets on fire.Loly Nelson, 23, of the 300 block of Lowland Street, was arrested at the Caddo Correctional Center where he was being held on unrelated char...
12/1 Three men arrested in counterfeit scheme
Caddo sheriff's detectives arrested three men for producing counterfeit bills and passing them on to unsuspecting Shreveport businesses.Gary Weems, 37, and Wayne Rice, 34, both of Keithville, and Jessie Vela, 38, who lists no address, were arrested for forgery and booked int...

NOVEMBER 2009

11/25 Caddo Sheriff offers "First Gun Course” for kids
Registration is currently underway for children ages 8 to 12 to participate in the Caddo Sheriff’s Office "First Gun Course." The 4-hour class will be offered from 8 a.m. until noon on two dates - December 19 and January 9.All classes will be held at the Sheriff's Regional...
11/23 Drug investigation ends with arrests
A six-month investigation by the Caddo- Shreveport Narcotics Task Force concluded with the arrests of three people on Thursday, November 19, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator and Shreveport Police Chief Henry Whitehorn.Agents executed two search warrants - the first in the 190...
11/23 Owners sought for stray livestock
The Caddo Sheriff's Office has recovered two more stray animals and is hoping their owners will claim them.A small donkey was located on Scout Drive near Keithville on Nov. 18, and a horse was found Nov. 16 on Lase Street in Shreveport.The animals are being held temporarily ...
11/19 Keithville couple arrested for hit and run
Caddo Sheriff's deputies have arrested a Keithville couple for a hit and run accident that left a teenager injured.On November 9, a 15-year-old pedestrian was struck by a black Ford pickup in the 10000 block of Jersey Gold in Keithville. The boy was transported to an ar...
11/19 Caddo Sheriff to host AARP safe driving class
Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator is hosting an AARP safe driving refresher course designed especially for drivers age 50 and older. This course helps individuals live more independently as they age by refining their existing skills and developing safe driving strategies in to...
11/19 Caddo Sheriff announces formation of Special Investigations Unit
Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator announced on Tuesday, November 18, 2009,  the formation of a special unit to investigate allegations of government corruption.The Caddo Sheriff's Office Special Investigations Section includes two investigators housed within the Sheriff's...
11/19 Caddo Sheriff seeks home invasion suspect
The Caddo Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help in locating Lance White, 27, of Shreveport.White is wanted by the Sheriff's Office for aggravated burglary. He is suspected in a home invasion burglary that occurred October 15 in the 1100 block of Oak Grove. His bon...
11/19 Caddo SO seeks pony's owner
The Caddo Sheriff's Office is hoping to reunite a pony with its owner. If not, the animal will be sold to the highest bidder.The Sheriff's Office was contacted on Friday, Nov. 13, after a man found the pony on his hunting lease off Capps City Road near Rodessa. It was picked...
11/13 Caddo Sheriff announces on-line tax sales
Sheriff Steve Prator announced today that Caddo Parish will be the first Sheriff’s Office in Louisiana to conduct on-line tax sale auctions of properties with delinquent taxes.The on-line auction will take the place of the traditional tax sale held each May at the Parish C...
11/6 Blanchard man crawls through doggie door to burglarize home
Caddo sheriff’s divers searched an area of Cross Lake on Thursday to recover property stolen in a recent burglary, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator.Several pieces of jewelry were recovered in a bag that Sean Lindsey tossed into the lake after learning he was a suspect in a ...
11/5 Detectives continue to pound area forgery rings
More arrests were reported this week by Caddo sheriff’s detectives who are investigating several area forgery rings, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator.Elnora Armstrong, 23, of the 2900 block of DeSoto, was booked into Caddo Correctional Center for theft and forgery. Armstron...
11/4 Twelve-year-old boy charged with rape
A 12-year-old boy was arrested Tuesday by the Caddo Sheriff’s Office for the aggravated rape of three boys, seven years old and younger.Caddo Sheriff’s Lt. Sam Hall made the arrest following an investigation into allegations that the 12 year old sexually assaulted the bo...

OCTOBER 2009

10/30 Flood damage
"This photo taken by a Caddo sheriff's deputy shows extensive damage to Hwy. 538 in north Caddo Parish caused by severe weather overnight. Dirt is washed away, and asphalt on the road is all that remains. The road has been closed until repairs can be made."
10/30 Caddo Sheriff’s Weather Update
(11:00 a.m.)Caddo deputies remain in the area of Stagecoach Road and Riding Club Lane where they are rescuing stranded residents from flooded houses. Here is a breakdown of what's been happening:About 10 people in this area were rescuedby the Caddo Sheriff's Office last nigh...
10/30 Fatality attributed to weather
(posted 10/29/09 at 7:02p.m.)Caddo Sheriff’s deputies are investigating a fatality accident that occurred earlier tonight on Hwy. 170 in north Caddo Parish.A 1998 Ford Taurus traveling eastbound on Hwy. 170 (Pine Island Road) hit a tree that had fallen across the roadway.T...
10/30 Deputies work firey crash in Oil City
(posted 10/29/09 6:00 p.m.)The Caddo Sheriff's Office worked a major crash today on Hwy. One in Oil City near the Caddo Sheriff's Office north substation.The crash was reported at 3:27 p.m. At least one person is listed in critical condition.Deputies say a 2004 Ford Ran...
10/30 Improper acts with juveniles leads to couple’s arrest
Caddo Sheriff’s deputies arrested a Keithville woman who purchased alcohol for a group of juveniles and allowed them to drink it at sleepovers at her house.Tammie Swain, 46, of 6364 President Lane, was booked into Caddo Correctional Center for indecent behavior with juveni...
10/23 CSO arrests man for rape of 2 children
Caddo sheriff’s detectives arrested a Mooringsport man for the rapes of two girls who were 10 and 11 at the time, said Sheriff Steve Prator.Michael Jerry Davis, 32, of 416 Weston Street, was arrested at his residence late Thursday night by Detectives Jackie Winston and Dor...
10/23 Housekeeper charged with theft
A woman employed as a maid with a local cleaning service was arrested by the Caddo Sheriff’s Office for stealing from the homes she cleaned.Sally Mildred Bays, 27, of Converse, was booked into the Caddo Correctional Center on two counts of theft. She was arrested by Detect...
10/21 Woman charged in stabbing
Caddo deputies were dispatched to a domestic dispute Tuesday night that resulted in the victim being stabbed on Hiawatha Drive in north Caddo Parish.Upon arrival, deputies learned that the female victim, 39-year-old Bridgett Coker of Shreveport, had been stabbed by her ...
10/16 Caddo deputies catch car burglars
Three adults and a juvenile are in jail this morning for breaking into at least seven vehicles at Southview Estates.Witnesses in the neighborhood at 9973 Mansfield Road reported seeing four people entering residents’ cars in the early morning hours. The witnesses provided ...
10/16 Caddo-Shreveport Narcotics Unit makes arrests in three north Caddo Parish towns
The Caddo-Shreveport Narcotics Task Force executed three search warrants in north Caddo Parish towns on Wednesday, said Sheriff Steve Prator and Police Chief Henry Whitehorn.The first occurred at 15220 Christian Street in Hosston and resulted in three arrests. A small amount...
10/16 Caddo Sheriff to conduct sobriety checkpoint
Caddo Parish Sheriff’s deputies will conduct a sobriety checkpoint in south Caddo Parish on Saturday night, October 17.The checkpoint is funded by a grant from the Louisiana Highway Safety Commission. The focus of the grant is to reduce deaths and injuries from alcohol-rel...
10/15 Caddo SO investigating home invasion
Caddo Sheriff’s detectives are investigating a home invasion that occurred just after 3 a.m. today at 1135 Oak Grove Lane in Shreveport.The homeowner told deputies that he was awakened by someone kicking in the front door of his house. He armed himself with a handgun, and ...
10/15 Caddo SO investigating home invasion
Caddo Sheriff’s detectives are investigating a home invasion that occurred just after 3 a.m. today at 1135 Oak Grove Lane in Shreveport.The homeowner told deputies that he was awakened by someone kicking in the front door of his house. He armed himself with a handgun, and ...
10/13 Girl charged with raping step-siblings
A 14-year-old girl was arrested by the Caddo Sheriff’s Office for the aggravated rape of two step-siblings.The victims, who include an 8-year-old female and a 10-year-old male, told family members that their step-sister had sexually abused them from 2005-2007. The teen-age...
10/13 Arrests made in two counterfeiting rings
Caddo Sheriff’s detectives made three arrests in connection with separate counterfeiting rings operating in the area, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator.Bryan Park, 51, was living at a homeless shelter in Fort Worth, where he was recruited to cash counterfeit checks in east T...
10/13 Caddo Sheriff’s Office receives grant funding for traffic safety initiatives
The Caddo Parish Sheriff's Office has received two traffic enforcement grants from the Louisiana Highway Safety Commission for the period of October 2009 through September 2010. The goal of the grants is to reduce injury and fatal crashes, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prato...
10/13 Caddo Sheriff offers pre-paid tax program
Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator said parish property owners now have the option to pre-pay their taxes to avoid lump sum end-of-the-year payments.Payments made either monthly or quarterly will be deposited into an escrow account and applied to property tax bills when they come du...
10/5 More cows shot in Caddo Parish
The Caddo Sheriff’s Office is investigating its third report of cattle being shot and killed in the Dixie-Shreveport area.Sheriff Steve Prator said an unknown suspect shot two cows Wednesday night in the 5900 block of Haygood Road. One of the cows died after being shot in ...

SEPTEMBER 2009

9/30 District fireman arrested for stealing MDA money
A fireman with Fire District #6 was arrested today for stealing money the department collected for the Muscular Dystrophy Association.Lt. Kevin Talmedge, 38, of Shreveport, was booked into Caddo Correctional Center for felony theft over $500. He was arrested following an inv...
9/30 Caddo Sheriff to host hunter safety education classes
Hunters who need hunter safety education certification can participate inclass on-line or in a classroom setting through the Caddo Sheriff’s Office, said Sheriff Steve Prator.For those who want on-line instruction, a one-hour class to get started will be held at 6 p.m. Thu...
9/29 Sheriff Prator to appear on CityWide TV
Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator is the featured guest with local radio show host Tom Pace in a special one-on-one interview which will air over the next three weeks on Comcast CityWide TV.The 30-minute program will air at noon on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday of this week (Sept...
9/29 Caddo deputies investigate fatal crash
Caddo Sheriff’s deputies are investigating a fatal crash that occurred in south Caddo Parish early this morning.Jeffrey M. Parker, 35, of Keithville, was pronounced dead at the scene following a crash on LA Hwy. 169 just south of LA Hwy. 789. Deputies said it appeared...
9/29 Caddo Sheriff announces hunting rifle sight-in days
Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator announced that he is making the firing range at the Sheriff’s Regional Law Enforcement Training Academy available to the public for sighting in rifles and muzzleloaders for the upcoming deer season. Three specific days have been designated f...
9/29 Caddo Sheriff to host on-line hunter education classes
Hunters who need hunter safety education certification can do most of the work on-line and in the convenience of their own home, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator.A one-hour class to get on-line participants started will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday, October 15, at the Caddo Cor...
9/29 Woman arrested for child desertion
Caddo deputies have arrested the mother of a 4-year-old boy who was found walking by himself on Highway One this morning.The boy was spotted around 10 a.m. by a motorist who was concerned for his safety and stopped to check on him. The motorist then called the Sheriff’s Of...
9/18 Caddo SO arrests armed robber
Caddo sheriff’s detectives arrested a man for this week’s armed robbery of the Food Fast Exxon at 5875 North Market Street, said Sheriff Steve Prator.Melvin Johnson, 48, was arrested at a relative’s house in the 6600 block of West Canal on Thursday afternoon by Detecti...
9/14 CSO arrests man for raping child
Caddo sheriff’s detectives arrested a Shreveport man for raping a child some 10 years ago, said Sheriff Steve Prator.Dale Owen Lowe Sr., 68, of the 200 block of Boulevard, was booked into Caddo Correctional Center on Friday charged with the aggravated rape of an 8-year-old...
9/11 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. next Saturday, September 19, at Sheriff’s Safety Town, 8910 Jewella Avenue. The event is for children attending first through fifth grade.Sheriff’s deputies...
9/11 Block party applications available from Caddo Parish Sheriff's Office
Applications from the Caddo Sheriff's Office are now available for citizens of unincorporated areas of Caddo Parish who would like to close their streets for National Night Out block parties.The applications are available at any of the sheriff's substations. They must be com...
9/4 Caddo SO investigating collision involving train, 18-wheeler
An 18-wheeler hauling salt water apparently failed to stop at a railroad crossing this morning and hit an oncoming train, causing it to partially derail.The accident occurred around 9 a.m. on Preston Road at Keithville-Keatchie Road in Caddo Parish. Samuel Leon Horton, 35, o...
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