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DECEMBER 2011

12/23 Underage alcohol buying operation
Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator announced that earlier today the Caddo Sheriff's Youth Services Division conducted an underage alcohol buying operation. This operation was conducted with two underage informants who used driver's licenses that were clearly marked in red letters un...
12/23 No jail visitation on holidays
There will be no visitation at the Caddo Correctional Center on December 25-26 or January 1-2 because of the Christmas and New Year’s holidays.
12/23 Man arrested for church burglary
Caddo sheriff’s deputies have arrested a Rodessa man for a church burglary that occurred in 2008, said Sheriff Steve Prator.Sylvester Reed, 47, was arrested Wednesday by Detective Donnie Laney after Reed completed a separate sentence for breaking into the Rodessa Town Hall...
12/23 CA contractor arrested by Caddo Parish SO
12/22 Caddo deputy returns to post with CPSO after eight years of military service
It will be a homecoming of sorts for Caddo Sheriff’s Cpl. Levi Brown when he returns to work as a deputy January 3 after eight years serving his country in the U.S. Army.Brown had only been a sheriff’s deputy for a couple of years when he was called to serve in the Iraq ...
12/22 Caddo Sheriff’s Office announces holiday closures
All Caddo Sheriff’s offices located in the Caddo Parish Courthouse will be open for normal business on Friday, December, 23, and Friday, December 30.Citizens having business at any of these offices, including Tax, Fines and Bonds, and Records, are asked to enter through th...
12/22 CPSO arrests tattoo artist for piercing juveniles
Caddo sheriff’s detectives arrested a tattoo artist on Tuesday for piercing the tongues of two juveniles without parental consent, said Sheriff Steve Prator.Nicholas Bernard Gobert, 24, of Shreveport, gave both girls, ages 16 and 17, piercings at Trendsetters Tattoo Shop o...
12/20 Man has good time on company’s dime
Caddo sheriff’s detectives arrested a Shreveport man for using his company’s credit cards to purchase personal items valued at thousands of dollars.Raymond Spilker Jr., 37, of the 9800 block of Wallace Lake Road, was arrested for felony theft for using two business credi...
12/19 Restaurant manager used stolen money to gamble
The manager of a north Shreveport restaurant was arrested for felony theft for using cash stolen from the business to gamble.Deidra Jenkins, 40, of the 6800 block of Rasberry Lane, was arrested this morning by Sheriff’s Detective Doug Smith of the Caddo-Shreveport Financia...
12/19 Man arrested for indecent behavior with Facebook friend
Caddo sheriff’s deputies arrested a 19-year-old Shreveport man for having sex with a teen he met on Facebook, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator.Kevin T. Johnson of the 4200 block of Baxter was booked into Caddo Correctional Center by Detective Jared Marshall for indecent beh...
12/19 Caddo Sheriff offers "First Gun Course” for kids
Is your child getting a BB gun or new hunting rifle for Christmas?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 January 7 at the Sheriff's...
12/19 Caddo Sheriff to offer training for concealed handgun permit
The Caddo Parish Sheriff’s Office is offering state-required training for anyone wanting 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 at the Sheriff’s Regional Traini...
12/14 Sheriff Prator provides holiday safety tips
Only 12 more shopping days until Christmas! As people hurry with last minute preparations, Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator said staying focused on personal safety is key to having a safe and happy holiday season.“Sadly the safety measures we generally practice can be forgotten ...
12/13 CPSO investigates theft of TVs
The Caddo Sheriff’s is asking for the public’s help to identify this woman who may have information about the theft of television sets from a store on Youree Drive.The woman is known to drive a Ford Explorer with the first three letters possibly being TVS or TBS.Anyone w...
12/12 Juvenile aressted for homicide
Caddo sheriff's detectives have arrested a 16-year-old juvenile in connection with last night's homicide of Kevin Sheppard of Vivian, said Sheriff Steve Prator.The juvenile, who is also from Vivian, was arrested for first-degree murder and is expected to be booked into the C...
12/12 Restaurant employee arrested for using customer’s card
An employee at a local drive-in restaurant was arrested for using a customer’s credit card, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator.Cedric Grant, 21, of the 6600 block of West Canal in Shreveport, told detectives that while working at the restaurant he wrote down the victim’s cr...
12/9 CSO seeks man for financial crimes
The Caddo Sheriff’s Office has obtained warrants for the arrest of Joseph R. Colvard III for forgery and bank fraud, said Sheriff Steve Prator.Colvard, 27, of 7979 Holly Ridge Drive in Keithville, is accused of forging royalty checks stolen from mailboxes in Keithville and...
12/8 Electrical work impacts CPSO offices
Some services at the Caddo Sheriff’s Office will be restricted on Friday because of electrical work being done at the Caddo Parish Courthouse.The department’s computerized records management system will be down from noon Friday until 8 a.m. Monday morning while work is b...
12/8 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 6-8 p.m. Saturday, December 10.The celebration will follow the Southern Hills Homeowners Association Christmas Parade, which will end at Safety Town. After the p...
12/8 Caddo Sheriff offers class on home protection
What are your rights when someone breaks into your home to steal what’s under the Christmas tree?What can you do when someone breaks into your garage to take your new 4-wheeler?And that trip you’re taking over the holidays … what can you do when someone tries to steal ...
12/7 Caddo Sheriff’s Office first to offer employers new fingerprint ID system
The Louisiana Sheriffs’ Association has announced a statewide rollout of the Civil Inquiry Fingerprinting System, which has been speeding up pre-employment checks for local businesses since last May, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator.Every sheriff’s office in Louisiana is ...
12/5 Caddo Sheriff’s Office seeks retired law officers for courthouse jobs
The Caddo Sheriff’s Office has immediate openings for retired certified law enforcement officers to work part-time providing security at the Caddo Parish Courthouse.Pre-employment applications can be obtained by visiting the Sheriff’s Personnel Office on the 7th floor of...
12/5 Caddo Sheriff to host hunter ed class
Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator is hosting a hunter education class this week at Sheriff’s Safety Town.The course will be held from 6-10 p.m. on Wednedsay, Dec. 7, and Friday, Dec. 9, and from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, December 10. Attendance at all three sessions is...
12/2 Caddo Sheriff's Office to sell unclaimed animals
Six donkeys and a thoroughbred mare will be auctioned off next week after their owners failed to claim them from the Caddo Sheriff's Office.The Sheriff's Office will accept sealed bids on the animals from 8 a.m. until noon Wednesday, December 7, at the 4910 North Market Stre...
12/1 Cashier arrested for stealing from business
A cashier at a local convenience story was arrested Wednesday for stealing from the business’s register.WinQuinta Gibson, 24, is accused of taking $2800 from the Get and Geaux at 4461 Pines Road on November 19 and 20. Detectives say she concealed the money in her pants poc...

NOVEMBER 2011

11/29 Two men wanted for home invasion
Caddo sheriff’s detectives need the public’s help to locate two men wanted for a home invasion on November 11.Arrest warrants have been obtained for Christopher Scott Mobley, 37, of the 7800 block of Jewella in Shreveport, and John Mitchell, 42, of Auxvasse, Missouri. Bo...
11/29 Caddo SO to hold fish fry
The Caddo Sheriff's Office will hold a fish fry from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Friday, December 2, at the south substation at 9956 Mansfield Road. Money raised at the event will be used to purchase Christmas gifts for families in need through the Salvation Army's Angel Tree.Lunches a...
11/29 Caddo Sheriff to conduct sobriety checkpoint
Caddo Parish Sheriff’s deputies will conduct a sobriety checkpoint in south Caddo Parish on Wednesday, November 30.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-related...
11/23 CSO Deputy to hold State position
Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator announced today that Lt. Philip Escude’ of the Caddo Parish Sheriff’s Office will be sworn in as the 2012 State Chapter President of the Executive Board for the Louisiana Chapter of the FBI National Academy Associates. The swearing in will take...
11/23 Man arrested for molesting baby
Caddo sheriff’s detectives arrested a Shreveport man for molesting an 8-month-old baby girl, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator.Stephen Foster, 29, of the 3500 block of Jeri Lane, was arrested Tuesday by Caddo Detective Jared Marshall after a complaint was made to the Sheriff...
11/21 22 to graduate tomorrow from Caddo Sheriff's Regional Training Academy
Graduation exercises for the 29th basic training class of the Caddo Sheriff’s Regional Training Academy will take place at 4 p.m. Tuesday, November 22, in the banquet room at Summer Grove Baptist Church. Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator will serve as guest speaker.Graduates will...
11/21 Caddo-Shreveport Task Force busts heroin ring
Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator and Shreveport Police Chief Willie Shaw announced today the arrests of 10 people following an investigation into the operation of a heroin ring in Caddo and Bossier parishes.Members of the Caddo-Shreveport Narcotics Unit executed search warrants on...
11/18 Third suspect arrested in robbery plot
The third suspect in a robbery plot that left a man unconscious was arrested in Bienville Parish and has now been returned here to face charges.Jale Hopwood, 26, of Saline, LA, was located by the U.S. Marshal's Office on Thursday, Nov. 17. He was arrested on a warrant obtain...
11/15 Leader of counterfeit ring in jail after two-year investigation
A two-year investigation into a counterfeit check cashing operation in Texas and Louisiana has landed its leader in jail in Caddo Parish, said Sheriff Steve Prator and Police Chief Willie Shaw.Detectives with the Caddo-Shreveport Financial Crimes Task Force arrested Charles ...
11/15 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 December 17 and Jan. 7.All classes will be held at the Sheriff's Regional Law Enforcement...
11/10 Burglary suspects arrested with goods still in car
Two men were arrested for committing a burglary in south Shreveport Wednesday after a sheriff's patrol deputy found their getaway car with the goods still inside, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator.Neikedrian Edwards, 21, of the 6100 block of Bert Kouns, and Martez George, 20, ...
11/10 Woodlawn coach arrested for battery
A coach at Woodlawn Leadership Academy was arrested this morning for slapping a student across the face, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator.DeCarlos Holmes, 35, was issued a misdemeanor summons for simple battery after meeting with Det. Jackie Winston at the Caddo Sheriff's Cri...
11/9 Narcotics Arrests
Sheriff Steve Prator and Chief Willie Shaw announced that the Caddo-Shreveport Narcotics Unit conducted an operation to attempt to curtail the possession, use and distribution of illegal drugs at the State Fair of Louisiana.   On Wednesday, November 2, agents with the C...
11/4 Caddo detectives arrest two Shreveport men for rape
Caddo deputies arrested two Shreveport men for raping a woman who attended a party at one of their homes.Joshua E. Meshell, 21, of the 9500 block of Mailhes Blvd., and Bradley P. Farnell, 30, of the 300 block of Mayo Road, were arrested for simple rape following an investiga...
11/3 Blanchard man faces more charges in sexual assault of mentally challenged woman
A Blanchard man arrested last week for sexually assaulting a mentally challenged woman now faces an additional charge of rape, said Sheriff Steve Prator.Garland J. Simpson, 49, was arrested Oct. 26 for the oral sexual battery of a 10-year-old female in the 1990s and sexual b...
11/2 Crash reports now available on Caddo SO's website
Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator is making crash reports prepared by the Caddo Sheriff's Office available online effective today.Louisiana law states that only parties to the accident, the parents or guardians of minors in an accident, their insurers, their succession representati...
11/2 Sheriff Prator offers special driver training to churches and non-profits
Drivers who operate passenger vans for churches and non-profit organizations can now receive specialized training in the safe handling of their vehicle, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator. “These drivers, many of whom are volunteers, are often asked to transport children...
11/1 CPSO investigates deaths of exotic deer
Caddo sheriff's deputies are investigating the suspicious deaths of several exotic deer located on private acreage on Pinehill Road in north Caddo Parish, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator.Monday evening, the owner of the property found nine deceased Axis and Sitka deer in clo...
11/1 CPSO to sell unclaimed animals
Three horses will be auctioned off next week after their owners failed to claim them from the Caddo Sheriff's Office.The Sheriff's Office will accept sealed bids on the animals from 8 a.m. until noon Wednesday, Nov. 9, at the 4910 North Market Street substation. The animals ...

OCTOBER 2011

10/17 Caddo Sheriff's Office seeks owners of horses
The Caddo Sheriff's Office is looking for the owners of three stray horses found in south Caddo Parish.Deputies found a stud horse on Ivory Lane near Keithville, a mare on Keith Road in Keithville, and a gelding on Jefferson-Paige Road near the American Rose Center.If the an...
10/14 Woman arrested for cashing deceased grandmother's checks
A Shreveport woman was arrested by deputies on Thursday for cashing social security checks that belonged to her deceased grandmother, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator.Deloise M. Garner, 36, of the 700 block of Dalzell, was booked into the Caddo Correctional Center for forgery...
10/14 Super Safety Saturday
Contact: Amanda Speckman, 318-564-9090, amandaleb@gmail.comThe 2nd Annual Super Safety Saturday is scheduled for Saturday, October 15th. The Junior League of Shreveport-Bossier, in conjunction with Sheriff's Safety Town and Willis-Knighton Health System, are hosting this eve...
10/14 Saturday last day for public gun sight-in
Saturday is the last day for the public to sight-in hunting rifles at the Caddo Parish Sheriff's Training Academy.Each year, Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator makes the shooting range available to the public for sighting in rifles and muzzleloaders for the upcoming deer season. Pub...
10/10 Caddo SO investigates fatal crash
A two vehicle crash in north Caddo Parish has left one man dead and two others injured, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator.Just before noon today, a 2007 Dodge Ram was headed northbound on Gillam Scott Slough Road when its driver crossed the center line in a curve and hit an on...
10/6 Caddo Sheriff's Office to sell unclaimed animals
Two donkeys will be auctioned off next week after their owner failed to claim them from the Caddo Sheriff's Office.Deputies captured the donkeys after receiving a call that the animals were running loose near Ward II Industrial Park near Vivian.The Sheriff's Office will acce...
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