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DECEMBER 2012

12/20 Caddo Sheriff’s Office needs public’s help to locate accused child molester
Updated: 12/21/12 Rogers was arrested yesterday, 12/20/12, in Miller County.The Caddo Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help to locate a Blanchard man wanted for molesting a juvenile.Detectives have an arrest warrant for Jody Allen Rogers, 42, of the 6800 bloc...
12/10 Caddo Sheriff’s auxiliary deputy class set to graduate tonight
Graduation for the Caddo Sheriff’s Office Auxiliary Deputy Program will be at 6 p.m. tonight at Sheriff’s Safety Town, 8910 Jewella Ave.Eight deputies will be sworn in by Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator after completing 57 hours of classroom instruction and 40 hours on patrol...
12/5 Traffic stop ends in arrest for drug possession
A Mooringsport man was arrested on Tuesday after narcotics agents found marijuana in his vehicle during a traffic stop, according to Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator and Shreveport Police Chief Willie Shaw.Agents with the Caddo-Shreveport Narcotics Task Force, assisted by the Cadd...
12/4 Church treasurer arrested for theft
A volunteer treasurer for Broadmoor Christian Church on Youree Drive was arrested today for stealing over $100,000 from the church, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator.Evelyn Brown, 63, of 109 Southfield, was booked into the Caddo Correctional Center following an investigation b...
12/4 Caddo SO investigating fatal crash
Caddo sheriff’s deputies have identified one of the two men involved in a fiery, fatal crash last night on Bostwick Road, said Sheriff Steve Prator.The passenger has been identified as Austin Guin, 19, of Shreveport. He is currently being treated at LSUHSC. The driver, who...
12/3 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 15 and January 5.All classes will be held at the Sheriff's Regional Law Enforcem...
12/3 Man arrested for multiple car burglaries
Shreveport man has been arrested for a rash of car burglaries that occurred Nov. 25 in the 3300 and 3600 blocks of Roy Road, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator. Travis McKay, 28, of the 4100 block of Tristian Loop in Shreveport, was booked into the Caddo Correctional Cente...

NOVEMBER 2012

11/29 Bondman arrested in beating case
A Shreveport bondsman found himself behind bars on Wednesday after a man in his custody was brought to jail with injuries, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator.Gregory Johnson told deputies that on November 2 he was picked up by bondsman Darren Cowthorn and another man for failin...
11/27 Employee arrested for stealing from Wal-Mart
A Shreveport woman was arrested on Monday for stealing cash from a local discount store while she worked there, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator.Deequita Lewis, 28, of the 8200 block of Wildbriar, was employed in the money center at Wal-Mart where she fraudulently wired $6,50...
11/26 33 to graduate tomorrow from Caddo Sheriff's Regional Training Academy
Graduation exercises for the 32nd basic training class of the Caddo Sheriff’s Regional Training Academy will take place at 4 p.m. Tuesday, November 27, in the banquet room at Summer Grove Baptist Church. Graduates will take the oath of office, receive their badges, an...
11/20 Robbery suspect charged in Caddo case
A suspect in a string of Shreveport robberies has been arrested for an attempted armed robbery in Caddo Parish, said Sheriff Steve Prator.Myles Robinson, 19, is being held at the Caddo Correctional Center on numerous robbery charges. Caddo Sheriff’s Detective Andy Scoggins...
11/16 Man arrested for abusing elderly grandma
A 32-year-old Vivian man was arrested for abusing his 84-year-old grandmother, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator.Waylon “Frank” Sims, Jr. is accused of pushing and grabbing his grandmother during an altercation on October 24. Elderly Protective Services contacted the Caddo...
11/12 Narcotics agents arrest 8 on drug charges at State Fair
Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator and Shreveport Police Chief Willie Shaw announced that the Caddo-Shreveport Narcotics Unit conducted “Operation Replay” this weekend in an to attempt to curtail the possession, use and distribution of illegal drugs at the Louisiana State Fair.O...
11/9 Bookkeeper arrested for theft
A local bookkeeper was arrested on Thursday for stealing $100,000 from her employer, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator.Theresa Robinson, 48, of Bossier City, was arrested for theft after her employer, Bailey Bark Materials, conducted an audit of company funds that linked Robin...
11/7 Caddo SO to hold fish fry
The Caddo Sheriff's Office will hold a fish fry from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 16, at the south substation, 9956 Mansfield Road, near Keithville. Money raised at the event will be used to purchase Christmas gifts for families in need through the Salvation Army's Angel Tr...
11/6 Mooringsport man arrested for possessing child pornography
A Mooringsport man was arrested this past week after he was found in possession of child pornography.Investigators with the Caddo Parish Sheriff’s Office, Louisiana State Police, Louisiana Attorney General’s Office, and the NWLA Internet Crimes against Children Task Forc...

OCTOBER 2012

10/31 Courthouse to close Thursday; Sheriff's Office to remain open
All offices at the Caddo Parish Courthouse will be closed for All Saints Day November 1 except for the Caddo Sheriff’s Office.Anyone entering the Courthouse must enter from the Texas Street entrance.The Milam Street entrance will be closed.
10/29 CPSO to accept bids on bull
The Caddo Sheriff’s Office will accept bids on a Red Angus bull from 9 a.m. to noon, Wednesday, October 31, at the sheriff’s substation at 4910 North Market.The bull was picked up by the Sheriff’s Office on Hammock Road of Hwy. 169 and has not been claimed by its owner...
10/29 Caddo Sheriff to offer training for concealed handgun permit
The Caddo Parish Sheriff’s Office is offering state-required training for anyone 21 and older 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 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m....
10/26 Two men arrested with synthetic marijuana
Two men have been arrested on drug charges after they were found with synthetic marijuana, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator and Shreveport Police Chief Willie Shaw.On Wednesday, agents with the Caddo-Shreveport Narcotics Task Force conducted a search at 1165 Gooseberry Hill i...
10/26 CSO seeks info in auto break-ins
Caddo sheriff’s investigators are seeking information in connection with a string of car break-ins, said Sheriff Steve Prator.The Sheriff’s Office has received reports of four vehicle burglaries in the south Shreveport area since mid-October. Two occurred on Oct. 18 on K...
10/24 Caddo Sheriff’s Office investigates morning shooting
Caddo Sheriff’s detectives are investigating a shooting involving Shreveport police officers that occurred earlier this morning, said Sheriff Steve Prator.The shooting happened around 8:35 a.m. just outside Shreveport city limits on George Road. A male, age 42, was shot an...
10/23 Caddo Sheriff recognizes employees
Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator promoted four deputies during a ceremony this morning at the Northwest Regional Re-entry Facility.Promoted were Mike Christian to Patrol sergeant; Ardise Hicks to director of Food Services; Pam Dixon to manager of the Northwest Re-entry Facility; a...
10/19 CPSO investigating crash
Caddo sheriff’s deputies are working a crash involving a pickup and a dump truck that collided on US Hwy. 71 near Hwy. 173 today, said Sheriff Steve Prator.The accident occurred at 9:14 a.m. and sent the driver of the dump truck to LSU Health Sciences Center for treatment ...
10/15 Man arrested for incest
Caddo Sheriff’s detectives arrested a Shreveport man for aggravated incest, said Sheriff Steve Prator.Joe Nell Gilmer Sr., 54, of the 5600 block of Albany Road, was booked into the Caddo Correctional Center on Friday. His bond was set at $250,000. Detectives say the activi...
10/12 Two arrested for improper behavior with juveniles
Caddo Sheriff’s detectives arrested two people this week for improper sexual behavior with juveniles.In the first case, Det. Jared Marshall arrested 58-year-old Stephen Lee Moore Sr. of Vivian for touching a juvenile in a sexually inappropriate manner. The incident occurre...
10/12 Former teacher arrested for stealing from school
A former teacher at North Caddo High School was arrested today for stealing $9,000 in materials from the school, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator.Rodney Doyle, 42, of Dubberly, was arrested on a charge of felony theft and booked into the Caddo Correctional Center.Detective Ch...
10/12 Two arrested in aggravated burglary
The Caddo Sheriff’s Office arrested two people today in connection with an aggravated burglary that occurred in the 1000 block of Riding Club Lane, said Sheriff Steve Prator.Michael Hare, 32, and Whitney Picard, 24, were taken into custody just after 10 a.m. in the parking...
10/4 Caddo Sheriff's Office to host AARP driver's course
The Caddo Sheriff’s Office will host an AARP Safe Driver Program on Friday, October 12, at the Northwest Regional Re-entry Facility, 1125 Forum Drive.This is a 4-hour refresher course for drivers over 50. The course may qualify participants for an automobile insurance prem...
10/1 Three arrested in theft ring
Three people were jailed over the weekend for their part in a theft ring that targeted inoperable vehicles.Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator said the ring has been linked to the theft of six vehicles in Caddo and Desoto parishes. The vehicles were trailered or towed by the suspects...
10/1 Caddo Sheriff announces rifle sight-in days for the public
Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator announced that the Sheriff's Training Academy firing range will be available to the public to sight in rifles for the upcoming deer season.Four specific days have been designated for the public to make use of the law enforcement training facility:1...

SEPTEMBER 2012

9/26 Jail visitation hours changed
There will be no visitation at the Caddo Correctional Center between noon Friday, September 28, and 1 p.m. Sunday, September 30. The change in visitation hours is due to computer system maintenance at CCC.
9/25 Caddo Sheriff, Shreveport Police to participate in Drug Take Back Day
Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator and Police Chief Willie Shaw said citizens can dispose of unwanted prescription drugs this Saturday, September 29, at Sheriff's Safety Town as part of National Prescription Drug Take Back Day.Local law enforcement agencies across the country will b...
9/25 Underage alcohol operation nets 6 arrests
Caddo sheriff's deputies checked 30 businesses on Sunday for compliance withlaws governing the sale of alcohol to underage persons. Employees of six businesses were found in violation, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator.The following people who worked as clerks were issued summ...
9/25 Caddo SO to hold fish fry
The Caddo Sheriff's Office will hold a fish fry from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Friday, September 28, at the south substation, 9956 Mansfield Road, near Keithville. Money raised at the event will be used to purchase Christmas gifts for families in need through the Salvation Army's Ang...
9/25 CSO to accept bids on horses
The Caddo Sheriff’s Office will accept bids on two geldings from 9 a.m. to noon, Friday, September 28, at the sheriff’s substation at 4910 North Market. The horses were unclaimed by their owners after being picked up by the Sheriff’s Office.The horses will be on site f...
9/25 Two arrested in fraudulent land transfer
Two people were arrested today in connection with a fraudulent land transfer involving property belonging to a woman who has been dead for 17 years.Eugene Boyd, 36, was booked into the Caddo Correctional Center for forgery after he signed the deceased woman’s name to an ac...
9/17 Stolen sweets have bitter ending for Shreveport woman
A Shreveport woman was arrested for stealing cookie dough and chocolate from a fund raising company and reselling the items for cash, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator.Melinda Fuller, 31, of the 2900 block of Jonathan Lane, is accused of submitting fraudulent purchase orders t...
9/7 CPSO and State Farm to host distracted and impaired driving course
The Caddo Parish Sheriff’s Office and State Farm agent Ted Roberts will host a safe driving program for young drivers Saturday, September 15, at Sheriff’s Safety Town. The program will focus on the dangers of distracted and impaired driving.The program is open to all lic...
9/5 Travel agent arrested for bilking customers
A local travel agent was arrested on 38 counts of theft for taking money from customers but failing to make their travel arrangements, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator.Gretchen Anderson, 41, of the 6500 block of Jefferson-Paige Road, was arrested Tuesday by Caddo Sheriff’s ...
9/4 House burglarized three times in same day; suspect arrested
Remember the old music lyric, “If it weren’t for bad luck, I’d have no luck at all?” That’s how a Vivian woman must have felt when her home was burglarized in July by three different suspects all on the same day.This past weekend, one of the suspects was arrested a...

AUGUST 2012

8/29 Caddo Sheriff recognizes employees
Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator promoted three deputies during a ceremony Tuesday at the Northwest Regional Re-entry Facility.   Promoted were Brian Wilson, Director of Technical Resources; Pamiko Pinesett, Corrections Sergeant; and Karis Thomas, Jail Records Supervisor.Wils...
8/29 CPSO looks for owner of lost animals
The Caddo Sheriff’s Office is looking for the owners of two horses and a donkey recently picked up by the department’s Stock Patrol.The gray gelding quarter horses with an LB brand on the left hind quarters were picked up on Gamm Road. A gray jack donkey was picked up on...
8/28 Caddo Sheriff’s Office prepares to render aid in wake of Hurricane Isaac
Caddo sheriff’s deputies spent Monday readying emergency equipment in the event they are called to assist in south Louisiana, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator.Equipment acquired after Hurricane Katrina using state and federal grant money has elevated the Caddo Sheriff’s O...
8/21 School Board employee arrested for theft
An employee in the Caddo School Board’s Buildings and Grounds Department was arrested for theft for using School Board supplies to complete a personal job.Antonio D. Johns, 35, of 4548 South Fairway in Shreveport, was booked into the Caddo Correctional Center for theft ove...
8/20 Shreveport man arrested for distributing cocaine and pills
A Shreveport man was arrested Friday on charges related to the distribution of cocaine and pills, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator and Shreveport Police Chief Willie Shaw.Agents with the Caddo-Shreveport Narcotics Task Force interrupted a suspected drug deal in the 7000 block...
8/20 Caddo-Shreveport Narcotics Task Force dismantle lab at Vivian mobile home
A Vivian man was arrested on Sunday for making meth at a mobile home where three children were living.Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator and Shreveport Police Chief Willie Shaw said agents with the Caddo-Shreveport Narcotics Task Force were called to investigate a suspected lab at 3...
8/17 TEEN CONSEQUENCES PROGRAM SCHEDULED
The Caddo Sheriff’s Office and Judge Scott Crichton will present “Don’t Let This Be You,” a program for teens illustrating the serious legal consequences of criminal behavior.The program, designed for those ages 13 and up as well as their parents, will be held on Tue...
8/17 Dropped cell phone leads CPSO to thieves
A cell phone dropped at the scene of a theft on Parkhaven Place in north Caddo Parish led Caddo detectives to their suspects on Wednesday, said Sheriff Steve Prator.Deputies recovered the cell phone and a pair of bolt cutters from the crime scene where someone stole an ATV a...
8/15 Caddo Sheriff to offer training for concealed handgun permit
The Caddo Parish Sheriff’s Office is offering state-required training for anyone 21 and older 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 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m....
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