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SEPTEMBER 2019

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...
8/27 National Night Out
Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator has joined with other community leaders to announce October 1 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 neighbor...
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 ...
7/9 How To Use Sandbags
Please see the attached document on information pertaining to the usage of sandbags. How To Use Sandbags
7/9 CPSO conducts underage alcohol sales operation
Eight people were recently cited for the illegal sale of alcohol to underage persons during an operation conducted by the Caddo Sheriff’s Youth Services Division, said Sheriff Steve Prator. Twenty-three businesses did not sell. “As I’ve said many times b...
7/9 CPSO conducts underage alcohol sales operation
Eight people were recently cited for the illegal sale of alcohol to underage persons during an operation conducted by the Caddo Sheriff’s Youth Services Division, said Sheriff Steve Prator. Twenty-three businesses did not sell. “As I’ve said many times b...
7/9 Registration underway for CSI Camp
Sheriff Steve Prator announced that the Caddo Sheriff’s Office will host a Crime Scene Investigations Camp for 11 and 12 year olds July 23-24 at Sheriff’s Safety Town. Participants will learn how to detect clues and apply CSI techniques at a mock crime scene. ...

JUNE 2019

6/30 CPSO investigating double shooting
The Caddo Sheriff's Office is investigating a double shooting that occurred in south Shreveport early this morning, said Sheriff Steve Prator. Patrol deputies were called to 2743 Long Branch Lane just before 5 a.m. One man was deceased at the scene and ...
6/21 Shreveport man arrested for twenty counts of identity thefts
A Shreveport man was arrested for twenty counts of identity thefts, said Sheriff Steve Prator. Cody Wayne Lyell, 30, of Shreveport was arrested by Caddo-Shreveport Financial Crime Detective Mike King, after an investigation determined Lyell stole over $4,000.00 using...
6/13 CPSO Youth Firearms Safety Education Camp now in its 17th year
Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator announced today that applications are being accepted for the Caddo Sheriff's Youth Firearms Safety Education Camp, which will be held July 15-17 at the Sheriff's Regional Training Academy.  Boys and girls ages 10-13 may se...
6/10 Caddo Sheriff's Camp celebrates 30 years / Media Day set for Tuesday
It’s the 30th anniversary of Caddo Sheriff’s Camp, and 67 Caddo Parish boys are joining in the celebration this week at the Kinsey Scout Reservation, said Sheriff Steve Prator. Campers ages 9-12 arrived at the 1600-acre Scout Reservation on Sunday and will sta...
6/9 Caddo Parish deputies investigate a fatal crash on Interstate 220
Caddo deputies investigate a fatal crash which involved one vehicle that occurred in south Caddo Parish earlier this afternoon, said Sheriff Steve Prator. Just before 1:30PM, a motorist traveled westbound on Interstate 220 near the Lakeshore exit, when the vehicle left th...

MAY 2019

5/29 CPSO kicks off Youth Summer Sports Program
The annual Summer Youth Recreation Program sponsored by the Caddo Sheriff's Office kicks off June 3, providing safe, summer activities for area youths.  Caddo Parish Sheriff Steve Prator said children and teens ages 10 to 18 can participate in basketball and tabl...
5/28 BR man arrested for crimes involving juvenile
A Baton Rouge man was arrested this past week in connection with Caddo Parish crimes dating back 19 years, said Sheriff Steve Prator. Gentry Vinson, 50, was arrested by the U.S. Marshal’s Task Force in Middle Louisiana on warrants obtained by Caddo Sheriff’s D...
5/27 Shreveport man arrested for manslaughter
A Shreveport man is in jail for manslaughter following a shooting at his residence this past evening, said Sheriff Steve Prator. Caddo Sheriff's patrol deputies were called to the home of 19-year-old  Brandon McLaughlin at 7610 Blanchard Latex Road just after 10 ...
5/23 CADDO PARISH TO CONDUCT ONLINE TAX SALE ON JUNE 4
On Tuesday, June 4, the Caddo Parish Sheriff will host their annual tax sale online at CivicSource.com. The auction opens at 8:00 a.m. and closes at 8:00 p.m., subject to a sliding close. Over 2,000 properties are slated for auction, ranging from $291 to $96,027. The sale is...
5/22 Man arrested for illegally using company credit card
A Shreveport man was arrested for felony theft for using a company credit card for personal benefit, said Sheriff Steve Prator. Robert Welborn, 29, was booked into Caddo Correctional Center today following an interview with Caddo Sheriff’s Detective Mike King.  ...
5/19 CPSO investigate road rage shooting
Caddo deputies investigated a road rage shooting incident that occurred in south Caddo Parish on LA Highway 3132, said Sheriff Steve Prator. Late Sunday afternoon, just before 4 p.m., two vehicles traveling westbound on LA Highway 3132 near the West 70th  exit w...
5/18 Caddo Deputies search for suspects who fled from stolen vehicle
Update: A second suspect has been arrested and identified as, 18 year old, Ja'Rique Montreal Warren of Shreveport. The investigation is still on going.  Original Story: Caddo deputies search for two suspects who fled from a stolen vehicle out of Bossier City...
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