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JULY 2018

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...
5/25 CPSO seeks owner of sheep
The Caddo Sheriff's Stock Patrol picked up a sheep in the 5800 block of Greenwood Road today. If you can help locate the owner, contact Cpl. Gary Bailey at 681-1120. If the owner is not located, the sheep will he sold at auction.
5/24 Two arrested in joint financial crimes investigation
Two men are in jail today for their involvement in crimes that netted over $143,000 through fraudulent wire transfers, said Sheriff Steve Prator.   Patrick Tayon Babila, 33, and Thadius Pugh, 34, were arrested on Tuesday following a joint investigation by the Cadd...
5/24 Caddo Sheriff offers 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 ...
5/24 CPSO investigating Vivian shooting
The Caddo Sheriff's Office is investigating a shooting that left a Vivian man injured Wednesday night, said Sheriff Steve Prator. Jason Davis, 32,  was shot in the leg while standing at the intersection of West Mississippi and North Hickory streets around 7:...
5/22 Update: Suspect Identified/Caddo Sheriff's Office seeks man in connection with multiple investigation
Update: The Caddo Sheriff's Office has obtained a warrant for the arrest of 20-year-old Francisco Davis, seen in the attached photos. Davis is wanted for aggravated assault with a motor vehicle upon a police officer. Additional charges are pending. Anyone with infor...
5/21 Click It or Ticket traffic safety campaign starts today
As the official start of summer draws near and motorists take to the roadways for summer vacations, the Caddo Parish Sheriff’s Office is reminding motorists to “Click It or Ticket.”   The national campaign aimed at keeping families safe through ...
5/21 CPSO to conduct Tax Certificate sales June 5
The Caddo Parish Sheriff’s Office will host its annual Tax Certificate sales at CivicSource.com on June 5. The online auctions open at 8 a.m. and end at 8 p.m., subject to a sliding close. Over 2,000 properties are slated to go to auction, ranging in price from $307...
5/16 Realtor arrested for felony theft
A local realtor has been arrested for stealing $14,000 from a client in a fraudulent real estate deal, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator. The victim reported to authorities that she gave the money to realtor Marvin Orlando Smith in December as a down payment on a foreclosed...
5/16 Caddo Sheriff announces summer camp schedule
Sheriff Steve Prator announced today that applications are being accepted for youth summer camps and programs offered by the Caddo Sheriff's Office. The annual Youth Summer Recreation Program sponsored by the Caddo Sheriff's Office kicks off May 29, providing safe...
5/15 CPSO seeks owner of goats
The Caddo Sheriff's Office is looking for the owner of two male goats picked up by the CPSO Stock Patrol on May 12. The goats were located in the 9600 block of Hwy. 169. Anyone with information about the owner should contact the Sheriff's Stock Patrol at 681-1120....
5/14 Seven businesses cited for selling alcohol to underage
The Caddo Sheriff’s Office Youth Services Division cited seven people for the illegal sale of alcohol to underage persons in an operation conducted this past week, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator. Twenty-one businesses that were checked did not sell. The following i...
5/14 Shreveport man charged as accessory in drive-by shooting
A Shreveport man was arrested in connection with a drive-by shooting that occurred on May 6 in the Lakeview neighborhood, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator. Tamario Jenkins, 22, of the 9000 block of Sara Lane, was arrested on Friday for accessory after the fact to the illeg...
5/10 Caddo deputy locates vehicle from Texas carjacking
A vehicle stolen during a carjacking in Fort Worth, Texas, was recovered in Caddo Parish following a brief pursuit by deputies, said Sheriff Steve Prator. Caddo Sheriff’s Deputy Justin Sundquist attempted to stop a speeding 2012 BMW on LA 3132 around 11:30 p.m. Wedn...
5/7 Caddo Sheriff to present scholarship to Southwood graduate
Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator will award an academic scholarship to Cameron Michael Jones during a ceremony at 9 a.m. Tuesday, May 8, on the seventh floor of Government Plaza. Jones is a graduating senior at Southwood High School where he earned a 4.3 grade point average. He...
5/4 CPSO schedules public hearing
Notice is hereby given pursuant to Article 7, Section 23(C) of the Louisiana Constitution  and R.S. 47:1705(B) that a public hearing of the Caddo Parish Law Enforcement District will be held at the Caddo Parish Sheriff’s Office, Government Plaza, 505 Travis Street...
5/4 Caddo Sheriff to host Academy graduation
Graduation exercises for the 43rd basic training class of the Caddo Sheriff’s Regional Training Academy will take place at 4 p.m. Monday, May 7, at Calvary Baptist Church, 9333 Linwood Avenue.  Sheriff Steve Prator will be the guest speaker. Seven agencies will...

APRIL 2018

4/30 CPSO seeks man in attempted murder case
Caddo Sheriff’s detectives are searching for a man who fired shots into a vehicle carrying three adults and a 2-year-old child over the weekend, said Sheriff Steve Prator. Quincy Antonie Jackson, 31, of Shreveport, is being sought on a warrant for attempted first-de...
4/26 Bush School researchers to present study on local Red River flooding
Students from Texas A&M’s prestigious Bush School of Government & Public Service are taking a close look at localized flooding of the Red River to offer potential solutions to government, citizens, and businesses. Eight graduate students from the Master of P...
4/25 CPSO seeks owners of loose livestock
So many baaad goats! The Caddo Sheriff's Office is looking for the owners of these goats that were picked up by the Livestock Patrol. Two male goats were caught on Brown Street in Mooringsport on April 16. The other four - one male, one female, and two babies - were p...
4/25 Sheriff's Safety Town to participate in Drug Take Back event
Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator said citizens can dispose of unwanted prescription drugs on Saturday, April 28, at Sheriff's Safety Town. The Caddo Sheriff’s Office, Shreveport Police, Louisiana State Police Troop G, and the DEA will be collecting old, unwanted, and ...
4/24 Man arrested for hit and run
Caddo sheriff's deputies have arrested a man in connection with this morning's hit and run on Wells Island Road, said Sheriff Steve Prator. Steve Brown, 42, of the 1900 block of Motes Island Road, was arrested for felony hit and run and obstruction of ju...
4/20 2018 Property Tax Roll Forward Publication
Notice is hereby given pursuant to Article 7, Section 23(C) of the Louisiana Constitution  and R.S. 47:1705(B) that a public hearing of the Caddo Parish Law Enforcement District will be held at the Caddo Parish Sheriff’s Office, Government Plaza, 505 Travis Street...
4/19 Caddo Sheriff announces results of Operation Zero Hour
Caddo Parish Sheriff Steve Prator has announced the results of warrant round-up "Operation Zero Hour." “ ‘Operation Zero Hour’ meant the offenders’ time was up,” Prator said. “We put together deputies from our Warrants Unit an...
4/17 Traffic enforcement campaign to focus on drivers and passengers in pickups
The Caddo Parish Sheriff’s Office will participate in a seat belt enforcement campaign aimed at drivers and passengers in pickup trucks who are not properly buckled, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator. The “Buckle Up in Your Truck” promotion runs April 20-2...
4/16 Disaster Declaration signed in CaddoParish
City of Shreveport and Caddo Parish officials are in the process of documenting damage from this past weekend’s storm, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator. A Declaration of Disaster was signed this morning for Caddo Parish and has been sent to the Governor’s offic...
4/13 Caddo Sheriff warns: Don't get caught in this bank card scam!
Caddo residents are being warned about a bank card scam involving the theft of personal information and money, said Sheriff Steve Prator. In recent days, CPSO has received reports from citizens who have received text messages allegedly from their banks stating their bank ...
4/12 Crime victims awareness fair cancelled
A Community Awareness Fair and Safety Fun Day scheduled for Saturday at Sheriff’s Safety Town has been cancelled due to the threat of inclement weather. The fair was to be held in conjunction with the National Crime Victims’ Rights Week. Organizers of the event s...
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