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DECEMBER 2013

12/30 Sheriff Prator to host Senior Citizens' Academy
The Caddo Sheriff’s Office will hold a Senior Citizens’ Academy January 8-9 to familiarize senior citizens with the operations of the Sheriff’s Office and provide information on crime trends that most affect them, said Sheriff Steve Prator.  The pr...
12/30 Road reopened
The Caddo Sheriff's Office has advised that the intersection of Old Mansfield Road and Keithville Springridge Road has reopened following a train accident earlier this morning. Around 6:40 a.m., a southbound Union Pacific  train on the main track was diverted on...
12/26 Ten cited for selling alcohol to minors
An investigation into the illegal sale of alcohol to underage persons resulted in 10 summons being issued, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator. On Friday, December 20, the Sheriff’s Youth Services Division checked 33 businesses for compliance with state laws and parish...
12/17 Former loan officer arrested for theft
A former employee of a local loan company was arrested by the Caddo Sheriff’s Office for making fraudulent loans and keeping the money for herself, said Sheriff Steve Prator. Tanshemekia Harris, 27, of Minden, came under suspicion when company officials noticed a s...
12/17 Woman cited for accident involving deputy
The driver who struck a Caddo sheriff's patrol car on Sunday was issued a citation for careless operation at the conclusion of the investigation, said Sheriff Steve Prator. Jody Hollis, 39, of Bossier City, was issued the citation today. Authorities said Hollis has b...
12/17 Caddo Sheriff announces holiday hours of operation for Tax Office
The Caddo Sheriff's Tax Department will be closed for the Christmas holiday December 24-25 and for New Year’s December 31 and January 1. Located inside the Caddo Parish Courthouse at 501 Texas Street, the Tax Department is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a...
12/16 CPSO seeks man for attempted murder
The Caddo Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in locating a suspect wanted for attempted first-degree murder, said Sheriff Steve Prator. Keynon Frazier, 18, was identified as one of the men involved in a shooting November 25 at a house in the 540...
12/15 Caddo deputy recovering after car crash
Caddo Sheriff's Deputy Mark McLaughlin is recovering at University Health today after his patrol car was hit on I-220 this morning, said Sheriff Steve Prator. McLaughlin, who is a patrol deputy in south Caddo, responded to assist a motorist just after 11 a.m. on...
12/14 Married couple arrested for theft
A Blanchard women and her husband were arrested Thursday for stealing from the women’s deceased father’s Estate, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator. Teresa Brumley, 52, and Charles Brumley, 56, of the 7000 block of Millwood Drive, are accused of stealing more th...
12/13 Employee embezzles nearly $600,000 from local company
A Shreveport Women who was employed as a personal assistant to the owner of Phillips Energy was arrested Friday morning for embezzling from the company, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator. Phyllis Longmire is accused of embezzling over $600,000. Longmire issued 206 fraudule...
12/11 CPSO investigates Colquitt Road accident
Caddo Sheriff's deputies are investigating a three-vehicle accident that occurred just after 1 p.m. today on Colquitt Road south of Haywood Drive. The driver of a northbound 2009 Scion TC struck a northbound Ford New Holland tractor with a bushhog mower attachment. T...
12/7 16 year-old struck by vehicle is in critical condition
The Caddo Sheriff's Office is investigating after a vehicle struck a pedestrian Friday night, said Sheriff Steve Prator. Dylan Blaine, 16, died at University Health today from injuries received when he was hit by a Toyota while walking on Providence Road ju...
12/6 Two men arrested for their roles in west Caddo shooting case
Caddo Sheriff’s detectives have arrested two men for their roles in a shooting occurring on November 26th at a house located in the 5400 block of Asbury Lane in Shreveport, said Sheriff Steve Prator. Caddo Sheriff’s Detectives Donnie Laney and Keith...
12/5 Update to Fatality on 3132
The woman who died in the Wednesday night traffic crash on Hwy. 3132 has been identified as 28 year old Casey Colley of Shreveport, according to Lt. Michael Gray. The crash continues to be under investigation by the Sheriff’s Traffic Safety Unit.
12/4 Fatality on 3132
Caddo  Sheriff's deputies are investigating a fatal crash that occurred tonight on Hwy. 3132 between Walker Road and West 70th Street, according to Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator. Just before 5:30 p.m., the driver of a Ford F-150 was traveling west on 3132 when she ...
12/4 Man faces more charges after failing to appear in court for battery
A Keithville man is back in jail after he failed to show up for court on aggravated battery and aggravated assault charges. Deputies went to the 2800 block of Holiday Lane in Shreveport late Tuesday night to arrest David Yates, 42, of Keithville, on outstanding bench war...
12/4 Cashier arrested for stealing from register
A cashier at a local store was arrested for stealing $2,700 from the registers where he was assigned, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator. An audit discovered the registers were short, and video surveillance footage showed the cashier removing money from the registers and pl...
12/4 Caddo schools celebrate DARE graduation
Caddo Parish fifth-graders at six local schools will celebrate their successful completion of the Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.) program with graduation ceremonies next week, said Sheriff Steve Prator. Caddo deputies have spent the past 17 weeks teaching the ...
12/3 CPSO investigates fatal crash
The Caddo Sheriff’s Office is investigating a fatal crash this morning that left one person dead and several others injured, said Sheriff Steve Prator. The crash occurred around 6:45 a.m. on Hwy. 1 at Trees City Road. A southbound 2001 Mercury Marquis and a northbo...
12/3 CPSO arrests man in theft case
A Shreveport man was arrested today in connection with the theft of a woman's credit card. Joseph David Ebarb, 47, of the 9200 block of Dawn Ridge, was identified when the Caddo Sheriff's Office released a photo of him leaving a west Shreveport discount store aft...
12/2 Caddo Sheriff's Academy graduates 34th class
Graduation exercises for the 34th basic training class of the Caddo Sheriff’s Regional Training Academy took place Tuesday, November 26, at Summer Grove Baptist Church.   Graduates took the oath of office, received their badges, and participated in a special c...

NOVEMBER 2013

11/27 Man dies in overnight crash
The Caddo Sheriff's Office is investigating a fatal traffic accident that occurred Tuesday night, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator. The crash occurred just before 11:30 p.m. when a 1996 Chevy Blazer driven by an elderly male failed to stop at the stop sign on Barron R...
11/26 Fatal accident occurs on day of I-49 opening
On the day that Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal was to officially open an expansion of I-49 in north Caddo Parish, a fatal accident occurred at its intersection with LA Hwy. 71. Daniel Durbin, 34, of Eufaula, OK, was traveling northbound on Hwy. 71 when he ran into the b...
11/26 CPSO investigates shooting in west Caddo
The Caddo Sheriff's Office is continuing its investigation into an overnight shooting that sent two men to the hospital, said Sheriff Steve Prator. Around 5:30 p.m. on Monday, the Sheriff's Office received information that a man who had been shot in the...
11/23 Man dies after tree falls on his car
A Shreveport man died from injuries received after a tree fell on top of the vehicle he was driving, according to Caddo sheriff's deputies.   Jerry Henderson, 73, was less than a block from home in the 10800 block of Hearthwood when a dead tree&nbs...
11/21 Sex offender arrested after posing on-line as teen-age boy
Caddo Sheriff’s detectives arrested a 46-year-old man today who posed as a 15-year-old boy on-line to meet juvenile girls for sex, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator. Dennis Lee Meshell, of 2433 Devaughn Street in Shreveport, is a convicted sex offender who also went ...
11/21 Caddo Sheriff to offer 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...
11/21 Bookkeeper arrested for theft
A Blanchard woman who was employed as a bookkeeper at EMDUB Productions was arrested Wednesday for embezzling from the company, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator. Lisa Maria Jones, 33, of the 5800 block of Tom Ridge, is accused of stealing over $10,000. Jones issued hersel...
11/20 Prator announces church security program for the holidays
For several years, Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator has taken a lead role in insuring the safety of citizens at local churches. Now, as the busy holiday season approaches, the Caddo Sheriff’s Office is providing church facility threat assessments and customized training for ...
11/20 MI man jailed for rape of Caddo Parish girls
A Michigan man was jailed here on Tuesday for the aggravated rape of two Caddo Parish girls, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator. Roy Arlen Vannortrick, 40, is accused of sexually abusing the girls repeatedly when he lived in Caddo Parish in 2009-2010. Caddo Sheriff’s ...
11/19 Man arrested for indecent behavior
Caddo Sheriff’s detectives arrested 57-year-old James T. Smiley for indecent behavior with a juvenile. Smiley, of the 1600 block of Wells Island Road, was booked into the Caddo Correctional Center by Detective James Moore after a Youth Services investigation determ...
11/18 Free child safety seat check-up event to take place Saturday
The Louisiana Passenger Safety Task Force will hold a free child safety seat check-up event from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, November 23, at North Point Community Church, 4204 Airline Drive, in Bossier City. Nationally certified technicians will be on hand to inspect your c...
11/15 CPSO investigates injury accident
Caddo sheriff's deputies are investigating a traffic accident that left a bicyclist injured this morning. Kenneth Williams, 41, of Blanchard, was riding a bicycle at the intersection of Hwy. 1 and Dixie-Blanchard Road around 10:30 a.m. when he was struck by a Lincoln...
11/5 Joint investigation leads to drug arrests
Sheriff Steve Prator and Police Chief Willie Shaw announced the arrests of two men on drug charges following a month-long undercover operation by Caddo and Bossier narcotics agents. Information originally received by the Bossier Joint Narcotics Task Force led agents to C...
11/5 Caddo Sheriff offers First Gun safety 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 14 and January 4.  All classes will be held at the Sheriff&#...

OCTOBER 2013

10/30 Courthouse to close on Friday; Caddo SO to remain open
All offices at the Caddo Parish Courthouse except for the Caddo Parish Sheriff's Office will be closed for All Saints Day, Friday, November 1.  Anyone entering the Courthouse for business must enter from the Texas Street side.  The handicap entrance on Marshall...
10/28 Three arrested for north Caddo Parish thefts
Three men are behind bars after Caddo sheriff’s deputies shut down their stealing spree, said Sheriff Steve Prator. Kyle E. Cole, 28, and Michael B. Dillon, 24, both of Shreveport, and Jeffrey W. Ramsey, 21, of Mooringsport, were arrested by deputies following a mo...
10/28 CPSO investigates armed robbery at Family Dollar
Caddo Sheriff’s deputies are investigating an armed robbery that occurred last night at the Family Dollar in north Shreveport. Employees were closing the business at 4915 North Market around 10 p.m. when a man came inside, produced a handgun, and demanded money. Af...
10/25 Caddo SO warns ATV owners to "lock them up"
Caddo Sheriff’s deputies say reports of stolen ATVs are a common occurrence this time of year. Owners can lessen their chances of becoming a target by practicing a few preventative measures. “It happens every year around hunting season, and this year is no ex...
10/23 Four people arrested in missing gun case
Four people are in jail in connection with an investigation into firearms that were stolen while in transport to a local gun distributor, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator. On Oct. 15, Con-way Freight contacted the Caddo Sheriff’s Office to advise that one pallet con...
10/22 Drug Take Back Day to be held at Sheriff's Safety Town
Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator and Police Chief Willie Shaw said citizens can dispose of unwanted prescription drugs this Saturday, October 26, at Sheriff's Safety Town as part of National Prescription Drug Take Back Day. Local law enforcement agencies across the country...
10/21 Man arrested for extorting Voice contestant
A Texarkana, Arkansas, man was arrested tonight on a Caddo Parish Sheriff's warrant  for extorting Cole Vosbury, a contestant on the television music competition "The Voice." Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator said Harold Glen Martin spoke with ...
10/21 Concealed handgun permit training
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 clas...
10/21 Caddo Sheriff's Office receives traffic enforcement grant
The Caddo Parish Sheriff’s Office has been awarded a grant from the Louisiana Highway Safety Commission for increased traffic enforcement, said Sheriff Steve Prator. The grant is for $49,840 and will be used to provide extra-duty enforcement of DWI, occupant protec...
10/15 Caddo Sheriff's Office takes on new look
Caddo Sheriff’s deputies have been wearing the same uniform for more than 30 years, but that’s now changing, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator. Deputies are hanging up the traditional silver-tan shirts and dark brown pants in exchange for a crisp navy blue/silv...
10/15 Sheriff recognizes employees
One Caddo Sheriff’s employee was recognized for distinguished service and another was promoted during a ceremony today at the Northwest Regional Re-Entry Facility. Sheriff Steve Prator presented the department’s Distinguished Action Medal to Sr. Deputy Marcus...
10/11 Braveheart suspect surrenders
The suspect at the center of an investigation into cruelty to the puppy Braveheart turned himself in at the Caddo Correctional Center this afternoon. Gabriel Lee, 31, of the 3100 block of Devaughn Street in Shreveport, is currently  being booked at the facility. He ...
10/9 Deputies bust south Caddo burglary ring
Four teenagers are under arrest for a number of burglaries and other crimes in south Caddo Parish, and detectives say their investigation is far from over. Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator said the Sheriff’s Office first began receiving reports of vehicle burglaries on H...
10/8 Loomis employee arrested for theft
An employee of Loomis armored transport was arrested on Monday for stealing money from a business on her route, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator. Lakeisha Davis, 27, of the 2700 block of Elmhurst in Shreveport, was arrested for felony theft following an investigation by C...
10/7 Suspects arrested for battery at area bar
Caddo Sheriff's detectives arrested two Doddridge, AR, men after a fight at a local bar sent one to the hospital early Saturday morning. Deputies were called to the Magnolia Club in Rodessa just before 3 a.m. Timothy Taylor, 22, had been cut on the neck and tors...
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