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NOVEMBER 2019

11/13 CPSO seeks clues in man's 2015 disappearance
November 21 marks the four-year anniversary that 33-year-old Kenneth Cole was reported missing. Today, his family and Caddo Sheriff’s detectives are still searching for answers about his disappearance. Caddo deputies say since that time there has been no word from C...
11/8 CPSO holding November food drive
Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator invites you to give thanks and give back!   Throughout November, CPSO is hosting a food drive to benefit the Food Bank of Northwest Louisiana. Join deputies by dropping off your non-perishable food items at the following l...
11/6 Drugs and guns found during traffic stop
Caddo Sheriff’s Patrol deputies discovered drugs and guns after stopping a vehicle in south Caddo Parish on Tuesday, said Sheriff Steve Prator. Cpl. Mike McConnell was monitoring traffic around 3 p.m. when he stopped a 2012 Mustang on Jersey Gold Road. A 16-year-old...
11/1 Caddo Sheriff's Academy announces graduation ceremony
Graduation exercises for the 46th basic training class of the Caddo Parish Sheriff’s Regional Training Academy will take place at 4 p.m., Tuesday, November 5, at Calvary Baptist Church, 9333 Linwood Avenue. Sheriff Steve Prator will be the guest speaker. Five agenci...

OCTOBER 2019

10/30 Caddo Sheriff offers important safety information before Halloween
Before trick-or-treating this season, Caddo Parish Sheriff Steve Prator advises parents to do their homework and know whose door you’re knocking on. “Not everyone has good intentions,” Prator said. “It’s important to know who your neighbors a...
10/28 Traffic stop leads to drug arrests
A traffic stop in south Caddo Parish this past weekend landed two people in jail after the discovery of drugs and guns in their vehicle, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator. Sheriff’s Deputy Allan Wilson was on patrol Saturday night when he stopped an SUV for impro...
10/23 Caddo Sheriff to host Drug Take Back event
Caddo Parish residents can dispose of unwanted and unused prescription drugs during a Drug Take Back event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. this Saturday, October 26. The event will be held at Sheriff’s Safety Town, 8910 Jewella Avenue. The service is free and anonymous, no q...
10/22 Dallas man flees from deputies, throws meth from vehicle
A Dallas man led Caddo Sheriff’s deputies on a pursuit while throwing nearly a kilo of methamphetamine from his vehicle, said Sheriff Steve Prator. Deputies attempted to stop 55-year-old Bland Edward Mouncil for careless operation and other traffic violations on I-2...
10/21 CPSO seeks information about stolen TVs
The Caddo Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in identifying these men who may have information about the theft of several large screen televisions from Wal-mart in north Shreveport. On September 21, two men entered the store at 4701 Northport Blv...
10/8 Woman struck by car overnight; taken to hospital with life-threatening injuries
Caddo Sheriff’s detectives are investigating incidents that led to a 33-year-old woman being struck by an Eastbound car on Southern Loop near Wallace Lake Rd. late Monday night, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator.     Around 10:30pm Monday night, a man and...
10/5 Driver dies in head-on collision
Update: Nathan Zachary Tarr, 33, of Shreveport, was killed in the collision that occurred in the 6300 block of southbound state Highway 1.   Caddo Sheriff's deputies are investigating a head-on collision that resulted in a fatality Friday night on Hwy. 1 in ...
10/3 Woman charged with stealing from pizza restaurant
An employee of a local pizza restaurant is charged with stealing over $8,300 from the business, said Sheriff Steve Prator. Ashlynn Cargill, 22, of Bossier City, was arrested by Sheriff’s Detective Mike King following an investigation into two incidents at Johnny&rsq...
10/3 Houston man arrested for trafficking drugs in Caddo Parish
A Houston man was arrested by the Caddo-Shreveport Narcotics Task force, in cooperation with the FBI, for trafficking meth in Caddo Parish. Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator and Shreveport Police Chief Ben Raymond said the local Task Force was contacted by the FBI regarding the ...
10/1 CSPO seeks information about shot horse
The Caddo Sheriff’s Office is asking the public who may have information about a horse that was shot, said Sheriff Steve Prator. A homeowner’s horse was found shot in a pasture near the 1700 block of Cedar Hill Road in Keithville. The incident took place ...

SEPTEMBER 2019

9/27 CPSO seeks information about car theft
The Caddo Sheriff’s Office is asking the public to help identify a man who may have information about a stolen vehicle, said Sheriff Steve Prator. A white 2017 Hyundai Sante Fe was stolen from the 9800 block of Snyder Road in Keithville on September 16. A man was se...
9/26 Large Disturbance at Byrd High School leads to several arrest
Caddo deputies made several arrest following a large disturbance at Byrd High School earlier this morning, said Sheriff Steve Prator.   About 8:15AM this morning, School Resource Officer, Corporal Ray Saunders along with several Caddo Deputies arrested seven stude...
9/25 Caddo Deputies worked major traffic accident on Interstate 220
Caddo Deputies worked a major traffic accident on Interstate 220 westbound in south Caddo Parish this afternoon, said Sheriff Steve Prator. Earlier this afternoon, about 1:30PM, a vehicle lost a ladder on Interstate 220 westbound just before the Lakeshore Drive exit, the ...
9/22 Sex offender arrested for violating terms of registration
A convicted sex offender was arrested in Caddo Parish for operating a limo service that catered to children, said Sheriff Steve Prator.   Barry Carroll Hartsell, 60, of Atlanta, Texas, was arrested on Thursday after the Sheriff's Office learned he was passing ...
9/22 Sex offender arrested for violating terms of registration
A convicted sex offender was arrested in Caddo Parish for operating a limo service that catered to children, said Sheriff Steve Prator.   Barry Carroll Hartsell, 35, of ... was arrested on ... after the Sheriff's Office learned he was passing out business card...
9/20 Woman arrested for posing as LPN
A Shreveport woman was arrested for posing as a licensed practical nurse at a local nursing home facility, said Sheriff Steve Prator.   Sandra Jeannett Martin, 59, was arrested on a warrant obtained by Caddo Sheriff's Detective Mike King. Martin was booked int...
9/20 CPSO in search of two escapees from Work Release building
UPDATE: 4:32 P.M. BOTH SUSPECTS IN CUSTODY ... The U.S. Marshal's Task Force arrested both suspects this afternoon in Tyler, Texas. They were located together at a business after running out of gas. They were taken into custody without incident. Additional charges aga...
9/20 CPSO welcomes five new reserve deputies
Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator swore in five new reserve deputies during a ceremony at the Sheriff’s Re-entry Facility on September 17. Taking the Oath of Office were Brandon Bounds, Cody Daniels, Dave Morgan, Matt Richardson, and Garrett Turner. Reserve deputies are...
9/19 Caddo Sheriff's Office to hold job fair
The Caddo Parish Sheriff's Office will hold a career fair at 9 a.m., Saturday, October 5, at the CPSO Re-entry Facility, 1121 Forum Drive in Shreveport. Recruiters will be on hand to administer the Nelson Denny (general knowledge) test. Applicants with a college degre...
9/19 Caddo Sheriff to host women's self-defense class
Enrollment is open for a women’s self-defense course taught by the Caddo Sheriff’s Office, said Sheriff Steve Prator. There are three opportunities to attend the class: 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. on September 26 at the Sheriff’s Re-entry Facility, 1121 Forum Dri...
9/13 Caddo deputy named First Responder of the Year
Caddo Sheriff’s Cpl. Matthew Lucky was named First Responder of the Year by the Caddo Lodge #179 F&AM during a banquet held at the organization’s Shreveport lodge on September 5. Cpl. Lucky has served as a Caddo Sheriff’s deputy since September 2008....
9/10 AARP and Caddo Sheriff to host shred event
To help protect citizens from identity theft, AARP and the Caddo Parish Sheriff‘s Office are teaming up to provide a safe location to shred your personal documents free of charge. It will take place from 9-11 a.m., Saturday, September 21, at Sheriff’s Safety T...
9/6 Caddo Sheriff offers boater safety course
Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator and the Sheriff’s Office Marine Unit, in conjunction with Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, will conduct a free boater education course from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. September 14 at the Sheriff’s Regional Training Academ...
9/4 Caddo Sheriff unveils new livestock holding facility
A new facility to hold loose livestock picked up by the Caddo Parish Sheriff’s Office is expected to see a lot of activity, Sheriff Steve Prator said when unveiling the space this morning. The Sheriff’s Office now has a two-acre holding pen behind Caddo Correc...

AUGUST 2019

8/30 Deputies seek man who fled following pursuit
Update, September 4, 2019: Glen Merrell was arrested Tuesday afternoon, September 3, by Lt. Ondray Miles after he was spotted walking near LA Hwy. 789 and Denise Road in south Caddo Parish . Merrell was taken into custody without incident and booked into CCC for reck...
8/28 CA man arrested for stealing thousands in text messaging scam
A California man was arrested in Shreveport on Saturday in connection with a text messaging scam that compromised the bank accounts of numerous customers, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator and Shreveport Police Chief Ben Raymond. Dennis Busch, 39, of Laguna Woods, CA, was a...
8/28 Sheriff Prator to host Hunter Safety Education courses
Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator will host a series of Hunter Education classes in the fall. Participants can take the standard course by attending a three-day session at the Sheriff’s Office south substation located at 9956 Mansfield Road. The course will be offered from...
8/23 Three City of Shreveport employees arrested
Three employees of the City of Shreveport, Department of Water and Sewerage have been arrested following an investigation by the Caddo-Shreveport Financial Crimes Task Force, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator.   On August 16, an auditor with the City of Shreveport cont...
8/20 Caddo Sheriff opens range for public to sight-in rifles
Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator is making the range at the Caddo Sheriff’s Regional Training Academy available to the public for sighting in rifles for the upcoming hunting season.   Five day have been designated for the public to make use of the facility: Septem...
8/19 Mooringsport man charged with Video Voyeurism
A 29-year-old Mooringsport man was arrested last Sunday for allegedly making inappropriate videos of a 12-year-old female, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator.   On August 11, the Caddo Sheriff’s Office Patrol division was dispatched to a home in Mooringsport, LA a...
8/19 Desoto Parish man arrested for First Degree Rape
A Desoto Parish man was arrested last week for rape charges which occurred in the mid 1990’s, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator.   Glenn Miller Sr., 64, of Keatchie, LA was arrested by Caddo Sheriff Deputy, Justin McDonnell, on a warrant obtained by Det. Chris Ar...
8/19 Local woman commits fraud against grandmother
A Keithville woman has been arrested for taking her grandmother’s car and debit card without permission, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator.   On July 13, 21-year-old, Gracie Watson of Keithville, LA took her grandmother’s Chrysler 300 and debit card without...
8/16 Alert: Text Scam targeting bank information
Local citizens and businesses are being targeted recently by a text message scam seeking banking information, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator.   Recently, citizens of Caddo Parish and surrounding areas have been receiving text messages claiming their bank card has be...
8/16 Annual state review gives high marks to Caddo Correctional Center
An on-site inspection of the Caddo Correctional Center conducted by the Louisiana Department of Public Safety and Corrections gives high praise to the parish jail and the deputies who run the facility. In a report issued this week, the monitors who conducted the Basi...
8/6 Shreveport woman arrested with synthetic marijuana
A Shreveport woman was arrested over the weekend after she was found with synthetic marijuana and a large amount of cash. Around midnight on Saturday, Sheriff’s Deputy Marcus Jeansonne and his K-9 partner Chuck stopped a 2018 Acura for speeding on Dean Road south of...
8/6 Caddo deputy Doug Smith receives Louisiana law enforcement award
Caddo Sheriff's Sgt. Doug Smith was honored as Louisiana’s 40 and 8 Law Officer of the Year during the organization’s Grande Promenade Sunday in Opelousas. It was also announced during the ceremony that Smith was selected by the organization to receive its na...
8/6 Man who threatened Sheriff and deputies arrested for terrorizing
A Shreveport man was arrested this past week for making threats to harm Sheriff Steve Prator and Caddo Parish deputies. An investigation by the Caddo Sheriff’s Criminal Investigations Division was launched after 49-year-old Hilliard Jenkins made statements by email ...
8/5 College-bound safety photos and update
Attached are some photos from this morning's opening of the college-bound safety course being held at Sheriff's Safety Town. Sheriff Prator greeted the full house, and Chief Eddie Walker of Centenary College presented the first safety session. The class is going on u...
8/2 What to expect when you are arrested
How the criminal justice system works   A) An individual is arrested by a law enforcement agency and accused of committing a crime. The arrested individual is either issued a summons to appear in court or transported to the nearest jail (Shreveport CityJai...
8/1 Caddo Sheriff's deputy honored as state Sheriffs' Association Deputy of the Year
A Caddo Sheriff’s deputy was recognized by his peers as the state’s Deputy Sheriff of the Year during the annual conference of the Louisiana Sheriffs’ Association in Baton Rouge today. Lt. Richard Corbett received the prestigious honor in front of his co...

JULY 2019

7/29 Caddo Sheriff announces promotions, recognitions
Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator will promote six deputies tomorrow during an 8:30 a.m. ceremony at the Re-Entry Facility at 1121 Forum Drive. The Sheriff will also recognize several employees for their years of service with the Caddo Sheriff’s Office. Ondray Miles will b...
7/26 Business owner arrested for fraud
Updated with additional charge: The owner of One Planet Solar was arrested on Thursday for home improvement fraud, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator. Matthew Roberts, 48, of Stonewall, is accused of accepting $14,120 from a client to install solar panels but did little w...
7/25 CPSO to host AARP Smart Driver course
The Caddo Parish Sheriff’s Office will host an AARP Smart Driver course on Thursday, August 8, from noon until 4 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 m...
7/18 Caddo Sheriff offers safety course for college students
Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator is offering a FREE one-day safety course for college-bound students and returning college students between the ages of 17 and 21. The interactive course will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, August 5, at Sheriff’s Safety Town, 8910 Je...
7/14 Train derailment blocking Hwy 1
Caddo deputies are working a train derailment in south Caddo Parish. The train came off the tracks and is blocking both lanes of Highway 1 near the Caddo and Red River Parish line. The highway will be closed approximately 4-5 hours while crews work to clear the train cars. T...
7/11 Caddo and Bossier deputies deploying to south Louisiana
Caddo and Bossier rescue teams will deploy to Baton Rouge as part of the Louisiana Sheriff’s Association Task Force, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator.  The deputies and equipment were requested by Louisiana State Fire Marshal Butch Browning in support of rescue ...
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