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MARCH 2019

3/19 Shreveport man arrested for drugs
The Caddo-Shreveport Narcotics Unit, along with the Shreveport City Marshal’s Office, seized drugs and guns during a search warrant in the 400 block of Melrose Street in Shreveport on Friday. Deputy city marshals were conducting an unrelated investigation at that ad...
3/18 Five charged in counterfeiting scheme
An investigation by the Caddo-Shreveport Financial Crimes Unit has led to the recovery of more than $4,000 in counterfeit money and the arrests of five people, said Sheriff Steve Prator. Between March 5 and 12, the suspects attempted to pass six counterfeit $100 bills at ...
3/18 CPSO receives traffic safety 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 will be used to provide extra-duty enforcement targeting DWI, Occupant Protection (se...
3/18 Sewer district employee arrested for theft
An employee of Caddo Parish Sewer District #2 was arrested on Friday for stealing from the district office, said Sheriff Steve Prator. An audit by the Louisiana Legislative Auditor’s Office revealed over $1,400 was unaccounted for between August and November 2018. A...
3/18 New scam targets Medicare recipients
Scammers are trying to cash in on a change with Medicare, said Sheriff Steve Prator. In 2018, Medicare provided new cards for people receiving benefits. The new cards show an eleven digit code, instead of a social security number. Now scammers are contacting citizens by p...
3/14 CPSO responds to shooting
Caddo deputies are searching for a man who broke into a residence and held a family at gunpoint Wednesday night, said Sheriff Steve Prator. Just before 10 p.m., James Salone, 56, broke into the house at 10955 Springridge Texas State Line Road where his ex-girlfriend ...
3/11 Woman arrested with stolen mail
A Keithville woman was booked into Caddo Correctional Center for stealing mail from 53 different victims, said Sheriff Steve Prator. Early Friday morning, March 8, the Caddo Sheriff’s Office received information that a suspicious vehicle was in the 9500 block of Bon...
3/8 Caddo deputy named Law Officer of the Year
Caddo Sheriff's Sgt. Doug Smith was honored as Law Officer of the Year by the 40 and 8 Voiture Locale 137 during a ceremony Thursday in Shreveport. He was also selected as the state organization’s Louisiana Officer of the Year and will receive that award at the Gra...
3/4 Caddo deputies to be recognized during Tuesday ceremony
Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator will promote three deputies tomorrow in a ceremony at the Re-Entry Facility on Forum Drive. The Sheriff will also recognize one employee with a Lifesaving Award and several employees for their years of service with the Caddo Sheriff’s Office....
3/4 Greenwood man arrested for killing cousin
A Greenwood man is in jail today charged with killing his cousin, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator.   Deputies were called to the 7300 block of Golden Meadows in Greenwood about 7:20 p.m. Sunday where Terry Lee, 47, had been shot once in the chest. Lee was deceased...

FEBRUARY 2019

2/28 Caddo Sheriff offers women's firearms, 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. Saturday, March 16, at the Sheriff’s Regional Training Academy.   Sheriff’s deputies will provide one-on-one instruction in the safe handling and ...
2/28 Sheriff Prator to host CSI Camp for Kids
Sheriff Steve Prator announced that the Caddo Parish Sheriff’s Office will host a Crime Scene Investigations Camp for 11 and 12 year olds during Spring Break. The class will be held March 26-27 at Sheriff's Safety Town, 8910 Jewella Avenue. Participants will ...
2/27 Men arrested for cashing stolen church checks
Two Caddo Parish men have been arrested for cashing checks stolen from a Shreveport church, said Sheriff Steve Prator. James Maxie, 32, of the 3600 block of Bellaire Avenue in Shreveport, was arrested Tuesday on 20 counts of forgery for his involvement in cashing checks t...
2/26 Man arrested for sex crimes involving children
A Rodessa man was arrested on Monday for sex crimes involving juveniles, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator.   Darin Gene Chandler, 47, was arrested at the CPSO Criminal Investigations Division following an investigation by Det. Jacob Bergren. Chandler is accused of ...
2/24 Caddo deputy involved in crash
A Caddo Sheriff's deputy received minor injuries in a two-vehicle crash on Jefferson Paige Road earlier today. Deputy Brian Godfrey was traveling eastbound on Jefferson Paige when the driver of a westbound Chevy pickup turned in front of him at a traffic lig...
2/22 Five cited for illegally selling alcohol
The Caddo Sheriff’s Office Youth Services Division cited five people for the illegal sale of alcohol to underage persons, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator. Twenty-six businesses that were checked in the operation did not sell. The following is a list of employees who...
2/21 Phone scam targets registered sex offenders
A telephone scam is targeting registered sex offenders in Caddo Parish, said Sheriff Steve Prator. Deputies have received several reports from offenders saying they were contacted by phone by someone saying they owed fees to the Sheriff’s Office to remain compliant ...
2/20 Woman charged with bank fraud
A Shreveport woman was arrested for defrauding four different banks out of $17,470, said Sheriff Steve Prator.   Karen Miller, 39, was the subject of multiple investigations by the Caddo-Shreveport Financial Crimes Unit. Sheriff’s Detective Jeremy Edward sai...
2/19 $7,000 reward offered in Vivian homicide
A $7,000 reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest of the person or persons responsible for the Jan. 5, 2016, homicide of J.D. Hill of Vivian. Caddo-Shreveport Crime Stoppers President Reed Ebarb said $5,000 is being offered by Hill’s family and ...
2/18 Juvenile arrested for battery
A 14-year-old boy has been arrested for a battery on Redbud Lane in Vivian Sunday night, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator. Deputies were notified after the victim, Annette Moore, walked into North Caddo Medical Center with a non-life threatening knife wound. She told ...
2/8 Caddo Sheriff to host women's firearms class
The Caddo Sheriff’s Office will hold a women’s firearms class from 8 a.m. until noon on Saturday, February 23, at the Sheriff’s Regional Training Academy. The class is for female shooters who have some experience with firearms.  Fundamental drills, ...
2/8 Caddo Sheriff to host AARP Safe Driving Class
The Caddo Parish Sheriff’s Office will host an AARP Smart Driver course on Friday, February 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 m...
2/8 Vivian man arrested for drugs during traffic stop
A Vivian man was arrested by Caddo deputies this morning after drugs were found in his car during a traffic stop, said Sheriff Steve Prator. Deputy John Berry made the stop on West Arkansas Avenue in Vivian.  During the stop, it was determined that the back seat pass...
2/6 AR man arrested following shooting, chase
Caddo deputies got their man Tuesday night after searching throughout the day for the suspect involved in a litany of crimes, said Sheriff Steve Prator. James Allen Shultz, 33, of Fouke, AR, was booked into the Caddo Correctional Center after stealing a car and leading pa...
2/4 Caddo student arrested for terrorizing
A Caddo Parish student was arrested for terrorizing on Sunday after he made threats to commit a shooting at school, said Sheriff Steve Prator. The 15-year-old student at North Caddo Magnet High School made the threats along with threats to shoot a fellow student following...

JANUARY 2019

1/30 Caddo Sheriff accepting applications for college scholarship
Caddo Parish Sheriff Steve Prator has announced the availability of a $500 college scholarship for a Caddo Parish graduating high school senior. The scholarship is made available each year through the Louisiana Sheriff's Honorary Membership Program to help defray the ...
1/30 Caddo Sheriff accepting applications for college scholarship
Caddo Parish Sheriff Steve Prator has announced the availability of a $500 college scholarship for a Caddo Parish graduating high school senior. The scholarship is made available each year through the Louisiana Sheriff's Honorary Membership Program to help defray the ...
1/29 Shreveporter arrested for financial crimes
A Shreveport man was arrested for cashing fraudulent checks that cost one business over $18,000, said Sheriff Steve Prator.   James Maxie is accused of cashing two counterfeit checks on January 2 at a local convenience store where he was a regular customer. The ch...
1/22 Caddo Parish crime continues to decline
Crime in Caddo Parish dropped 14 percent in 2018 falling to its lowest level in at least 20 years, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator.  Overall, there were 1,174 crimes reported in 2018 compared to 2,519 in 1999, a drop of 54 percent over 20 years. There was a 14 percen...
1/18 CPSO to hold women's firearms class
The Caddo Sheriff’s Office will hold a women’s firearms class from 8 a.m. until noon on Saturday, January 26, at the Sheriff’s Regional Training Academy. The class is for female shooters who have some experience with firearms.  Fundamental drills, m...
1/18 LOCATED/CPSO asks for information on missing person
Update: Mr. Fleeks has been located and is safe. Thank you for your help.      The Caddo Parish Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in locating Johnny Ray Fleeks who was reported missing by his family this past month.  ...
1/17 Caddo deputy receives Public Servants Award
Caddo Sheriff’s Deputy Marc Herring received the Law Enforcement Public Servants Award from the VFW Post 2238 during a ceremony Friday at Savoie’s Restaurant. The VFW presented the award before a packed house, which also honored public servants from the police...
1/16 CPSO looking for missing man
Update: Mr. Bruner has been located and is safe. Thank you for your help.   The Caddo Parish Sheriff’s Office is looking for a Keithville man who was reported missing by his family on Tuesday. John Walter Bruner, 81, was last seen around 9 a.m. yesterday ...
1/16 Second suspect arrested in BHS gun case
Caddo Sheriff’s deputies have arrested a second suspect in connection with a  loaded gun found at a local high school this past week, said Sheriff Steve Prator. Deputies were notified this past Friday that a janitor at Byrd High School found a handgun behind a ...
1/11 Juvenile arrested for having gun on school campus
A 15-year-old boy was arrested today for having a loaded gun at school, said Sheriff Steve Prator. Caddo Sheriff's deputies were notified around 2 p.m. that a janitor at Byrd High School found a handgun behind a trash can in a boys bathroom of the main building.&...
1/11 Juvenile arrested for having gun on school campus
A 15-year-old boy was arrested today for having a loaded gun at school, said Sheriff Steve Prator. Caddo Sheriff's deputies were notified around 2 p.m. that a janitor at Byrd High School found a handgun behind a trash can in a boys bathroom of the main building.&...
1/10 Four cited for illegal alcohol sales
The Caddo Sheriff’s Office Youth Services Division cited four people for the illegal sale of alcohol to underage persons, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator. Twenty-four businesses that were checked in the operation did not sell. The following is a list of employees wh...
1/3 City, parish leaders briefed on weather event
Parish and city leaders met this morning at the Caddo Emergency Operations Center to discuss the impact of weather in the area. The National Weather Service briefed those attending the meeting on current and anticipated conditions, saying the local area received twice the...
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