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SEPTEMBER 2018

9/18 CPSO seeks owner of horse
The Caddo Parish Sheriff’s Office is looking for the owner a horse found in north Shreveport today. The Livestock Patrol was called to the 1700 block of Boykin Boulevard for a sorrel mare with a pink halter that was loose in the area. When the deputy arrived, the ho...
9/14 CPSO investigating fatal crash
Two suspects who fled the scene of a burglary earlier this evening were involved in a crash that left one of them dead, said Sheriff Steve Prator. The incident began just after 6 p.m. when a woman arrived at her house in the 17000 block of Munnerlyn Chapel Road ...
9/14 Texas man arrested for making fake checks
A Texas man was arrested on Wednesday after he tried to cash a counterfeit check at a local bank, said Sheriff Steve Prator.   Brandon Colby Jones, 26, of New Summerfield, Texas, walked into a bank in the 2500 block of Bert Kouns and tried to cash a fake check for...
9/13 Elderly victim almost loses thousands to scammers
The scams just keep a comin’, but thankfully one elderly Caddo Parish woman was able to get her money back before it was mailed off to a crook on Wednesday, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator. The 80-year-old Shreveport woman was contacted on the phone by someone who c...
9/12 CPSO seeks owners of horses
The Caddo Parish Sheriff’s Office is looking for the owner(s) of two horses found in south Shreveport this past week. On September 5, a bay mare and a black and white mare were picked up in the 6300 block of Colquitt Road. The horses are being held by the Ca...
9/12 Caddo Sheriff hosts sniper school
Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator is hosting a law enforcement sniper school this week at the Caddo Sheriff’s Regional Training Academy. The 40-hour course is for designated marksmen who are essential in law enforcement’s response to calls involving active shooters, ...
9/10 Caddo deputy honored as First Responder of the Year
Caddo Sheriff’s Deputy Larry Pierce was honored by the Masonic Caddo Lodge #179 as the First Responder of the Year during a ceremony on Thursday, September 6. The award was presented for exemplary leadership, outstanding response to incidents, and diligent service t...
9/8 13 year old arrested after pursuit
A 13-year-old boy was arrested early this morning after a pursuit that involved him driving a stolen vehicle, said Sheriff Steve Prator. Just before 2 a.m., Blanchard Police notified the Caddo Sheriff's Office that a citizen observed three males attempt...
9/5 Sheriff Prator joins parish and city officials in announcing National Night Out
Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator joined with other community leaders today to announce October 2, 2018, as the date to celebrate National Night Out in Caddo and Bossier parishes. National Night Out is a community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and...
9/5 National Night Out 2018
The annual community-building campaign promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods safer, more caring places to live. National Night Out enhances the relationship between neighbors and law enforcement while bringing back a tr...

AUGUST 2018

8/31 Three cited in CPSO underage alcohol operation
The Caddo Sheriff's Office Youth Services Division conducted an underage alcohol sales operation in Caddo Parish on Thursday. Thirty businesses were checked for compliance with state laws. Three employees were cited for illegally selling alcohol, said Caddo Sheriff ...
8/30 CPSO warns of scam
The Caddo Sheriff’s Office is warning residents to beware of a scam involving phone calls purportedly from a sheriff’s deputy. The Sheriff’s Office has received several reports that a man is using the name of Sgt. Chad Davis to make contact with citizens...
8/30 Shreveport man charged with more crimes against juveniles
A Shreveport man who is in jail for sex crimes involving juveniles is now facing additional charges after an investigation by the Caddo Sheriff’s Office, said Sheriff Steve Prator. Christopher Salone, 24, of the 1500 block of Grigsby Street, was originally arrested ...
8/27 McDonnell named Hero of the Year
Caddo Sheriff's Cpl. Justin McDonnell, Shreveport Fireman Jae-Preston Pollard, and U.S. Air Force Captain Khalisha Starr were named Heroes of the Year by First Bossier on Sunday during the church's annual Honor Our Heroes event. The three were selec...
8/23 Woman surprised to learn she is divorced
A Shreveport woman was surprised to find that she was recently granted a divorce in Caddo District Court even though she was not seeking one, according to Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator. Her husband, Demario Clark, 27, has been arrested with filing false public records, and h...
8/20 Two arrested for financial crimes in Caddo
Sheriff’s detectives arrested a man and a woman for separate financial crimes in Caddo Parish this past week, said Sheriff Steve Prator. Sharay Johnson, 49, of Shreveport, was arrested for bank fraud after she negotiated counterfeit checks at several Shreveport and ...
8/17 CPSO seeks owner of horse
The Caddo Parish Sheriff’s Office is looking of the owner of a horse found in north Shreveport on Thursday. The sorrel gelding was found walking in the street in the 3200 block of Montana. It’s being held by the Caddo Sheriff’s Stock Patrol and will be s...
8/16 Nevada scammer strikes again
A Nevada man who was out on bond after committing financial crimes in Shreveport is back in jail for more of the same offenses, said Sheriff Steve Prator. Wade May, Jr., 40, of Las Vegas, was arrested by Detective Jeremy Edward on Monday and booked into the Caddo Correcti...
8/13 CPSO to provide extra DWI enforcement
The Caddo Sheriff’s Office is warning motorists that drunk driving won’t be tolerated this Labor Day. “If you’re over the limit and you drive, you’re under arrest,” said Sheriff Steve Prator. A grant provided by the Louisiana Highway Sa...
8/10 Caddo deputies respond to fatal crash
Caddo Sheriff’s patrol deputies responded to a fatal crash on Highway 2 in north Caddo Parish Thursday night.   Lorry Ann Ford, 53, of Plain Dealing, was traveling eastbound near Caldwell-Briggs Road when her she rounded a curve and lost control of her vehic...
8/8 Horses found near I-49
The Caddo Parish Sheriff’s Office is looking of the owner/owners of two horses found off I-49 in north Shreveport today. Around 8:20 this morning, the Sheriff’s Office was contacted by Shreveport Police regarding the first horse – a mare – that was...
8/2 Caddo Sheriff to host AARP Safe Driver Course
The Caddo Parish Sheriff’s Office will host an AARP Smart Driver course on Friday, August 17, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Northwest Regional Re-Entry Facility located at 1123 Forum Drive in Shreveport. This 4-hour refresher course is for drivers 50 and over and may...

JULY 2018

7/30 Caddo Sheriff's OHSEP to host active shooter exercise
The Caddo Sheriff’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (OHSEP) will host an active shooter training exercise Tuesday at Barret Paideia Academy in the Highland neighborhood. The event will be an exercise specifically designed to test and enhance t...
7/30 Caddo K-9 finds drug stash
A Caddo Sheriff’s K-9 sniffed out 25 pounds of marijuana in a duffle bag at the downtown Greyhound bus terminal this morning, said Sheriff Steve Prator. The Caddo K-9 Unit was conducting a routine check of buses arriving and departing from the terminal on Murphy Str...
7/30 Caddo deputies arrest armed robber
Caddo deputies used a drone and K-9s to track down a man who robbed a restaurant at gunpoint over the weekend, said Sheriff Steve Prator. Deputies were dispatched to Zaxby’s on North Market just before 10 p.m. on Saturday after receiving a 911 call about an armed ro...
7/23 Caddo Sheriff announces nine promotions
Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator will recognize nine employees with promotions and others for their years of service to the Sheriff’s Office during a ceremony at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, July 24, at the Re-Entry Facility on Forum Drive. Deputies who will be promoted are: Bobby ...
7/20 Caddo deputy named 40 & 8 Louisiana Law Officer of the Year
Caddo Sheriff's Deputy Jeremy L. Prudhome was honored as Louisiana’s 40 & 8 Law Officer of the Year Sunday at the organization’s Grand Promenade in Lafayette, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator. Deputy Prudhome was selected from nominees throughout the st...
7/19 Husband arrested for cruelty to infirm wife
A Mira man was arrested on Saturday after he failed to seek medical help for his infirm wife after several months, said Sheriff Steve Prator. Alice Essary, 68, had not moved from her couch in months, according to Caddo deputies, and as a result had become unresponsive, se...
7/19 CPSO offers safety course for college-bound students
Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator is helping students prepare for their college send-off by offering a free one-day safety course addressing issues that specifically apply to them. Young men and women ages 17-21 are encouraged to attend the course from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday...
7/18 SBA Offers Disaster Assistance to Caddo Businesses and Residents Affected by Severe Storms, Tornadoes and Straight-line Winds
Low-interest federal disaster loans are available to Louisiana businesses and residents affected by the severe storms, tornadoes and straight-line winds that occurred April 13‑14, 2018, announced Administrator Linda McMahon of the U.S. Small Business Administ...
7/12 Task Force seize drugs and guns while searching a residence in Shreveport
Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator and Shreveport Police Chief Alan Crump announced that the Caddo-Shreveport Narcotics Unit made an arrest and seized illegal narcotics and guns during the execution of a search warrant on Wednesday.  On July 11, 2018, agents with the Caddo-S...
7/10 Texas man arrested for incest
A Texas man has been arrested for aggravated incest following an investigation by the Caddo Parish Sheriff’s Office, said Sheriff Steve Prator. Larry Thomas, 65, of Bells, Texas, was arrested Friday on a warrant obtained by Sheriff’s Detective Larry Pierce. Th...
7/9 Georgia man arrested for supplying counterfeit checks
A Georgia, man was arrested by Caddo Sheriff’s detectives for participating in a counterfeit check scheme that netted over $7,000, said Sheriff Steve Prator. Quentin Adams, 29, was arrested in Douglasville, Georgia, on June 26 on a warrant obtained by Caddo Sheriff&...
7/5 Woman arrested for felony theft
A Shreveport woman was arrested this week for stealing several thousand dollars from her employer, said Sheriff Steve Prator.                         ...
7/2 CPSO called to fatality crash near Vivian
Caddo Sheriff’s deputies responded to a fatality crash east of Vivian Sunday night, according to Sheriff Steve Prator.   The crash occurred at 10 p.m. in the 9700 block of Hwy. 170 and involved one vehicle. Deputy Eric Greene said the driver of a 1999 Chevy ...

JUNE 2018

6/21 CPSO seeks identity of man in stolen vehicle
Caddo Sheriff’s Detectives are asking for the public’s help in identifying a man wanted for questioning about a stolen vehicle, said Sheriff Steve Prator. During the early morning hours of June 18, a 2013 Toyota Tundra truck was stolen from a residence in the ...
6/16 Caddo deputies investigate fatal crash on US Hwy 79
An elderly women has died from injuries she received during a crash on Hwy 79, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator. Caddo deputies worked a crash yesterday evening involving a Mitsubishi Lancer and a Peterbuilt tractor truck.  Deputies determined the ...
6/15 Bossier murder suspect captured in Caddo Parish
Caddo Sheriff's deputies worked with Bossier Sheriff's detectives in capturing a wanted murder suspect in northern  Caddo Parish, said Sheriff Steve Prator.  Caddo Sheriff's patrolman arrested Richard Allen McLendon Sr (12-13...
6/11 Pot wrapped as gift seized in traffic stop
Fifteen pounds of pot concealed in a gift-wrapped box was seized by Caddo-Shreveport narcotics agents during a traffic stop on Sunday. Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator and Shreveport Police Chief Alan Crump said two people were arrested and charged with possession of marijuana ...
6/11 Four men arrested for theft
Four men were arrested for stealing over $11,000 through fraudulent money order transactions, said Sheriff Steve Prator.   The Caddo Sheriff’s Office was contacted by the owners of Super S convenience store on Roy Road earlier this month after they realized ...
6/8 Deputies interrupt burglary in progress
Caddo Sheriff's K-9 deputies interrupted a burglary in progress tonight when they stopped to investigate a suspicious person complaint. After a citizen told deputies about a man on the levee in the 9300 block of Hwy. 1 South, K-9 Deputy Jessica Benevage and ...
6/6 Caddo Sheriff offers women's firearms training and personal safety class
Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator is offering a basic firearms and safety class for women from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. this Saturday, June 9, at the Sheriff’s Regional Training Academy. This will be the last class until next fall.   Sheriff’s deputies will provide o...
6/6 Applications being accepted for Youth Gun Safety Camp
Applications are being accepted for the Caddo Sheriff's Youth Firearms Safety Education Camp which will be held July 16-20 at the Sheriff's Regional Training Academy.              Boys and girls ages 10-1...
6/4 Keithville man arrested for Indecent Behavior and Pornography
A 45-year-old Keithville man was arrested today for indecent behavior with a juvenile and pornography involving juveniles, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator.   Detectives investigating the case said Robert Smith Jr. is accused of having a sexual relationship with an...
6/4 Caddo Sheriff to host AARP Smart Driver Course
The Caddo Parish Sheriff’s Office will host an AARP Smart Driver course on Friday, June 22, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Northwest Regional Re-Entry Facility located at 1123 Forum Drive in Shreveport. This 4-hour refresher course is for drivers 50 and over and may q...

MAY 2018

5/31 Couple leaves young children alone while getting their marriage license
A 10-month-old baby boy and a 4-year-old boy were left alone in car with the air conditioner running while their parents were inside the Caddo Parish Courthouse getting a marriage license. Caddo deputies were alerted to the situation by a courthouse employee who saw the c...
5/31 Four suspects connected to break-in at Vivian business
Caddo Sheriff’s detectives have arrested several suspects in connection with the theft of multiple vehicles from a business in Vivian earlier this month, said Sheriff Steve Prator. On May 20, Vivian Police received a report that eight vehicles were stolen during a b...
5/30 Women arrested with illegal drugs in car
Three women were arrested on drug charges Tuesday after Caddo Sheriff’s patrol deputies found a large amount of suspected narcotics in their vehicle, said Sheriff Steve Prator. Deputies were called to a store at 4901 Northport Blvd. in reference to possible illegal ...
5/27 Vivian man arrested in connection with traffic fatality
A Vivian man was arrested Saturday in connection with a traffic crash that left a woman dead, said Sheriff Steve Prator. Daniel McBride and his passenger, Sonja Martin, were traveling west on Georgia Street when McBride failed to yield to a vehicle that had the ...
5/25 Caddo to appeal denial of federal disaster aid; Sheriff asks citizens to report tornado damage
The Caddo Sheriff’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness is asking all homeowners and businesses who received damage from the April 14 tornado to report the damage if they have not already done so.  A damage assessment conducted by the Federal...
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