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APRIL 2018

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...
4/6 Man arrested for beating child
Caddo Sheriff’s detectives arrested an Oil City man for beating his 4-year-old son, said Sheriff Steve Prator. Luke Collins, 23 of the 10,000 block of Plum Point Road in Oil City was arrested for cruelty to juveniles following an investigation by Sheriff’s Det...
4/6 Mother arrested for illegal drug use in presence of minor child
A Keithville mother was arrested for using illegal narcotics in the presence of her 2-year-old son, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator. Caddo Sheriff’s Youth Service’s detectives began an investigation into illegal drug use after receiving a report from the DCFS ...
4/6 17-year-old arrested for having sex with minor
A 17-year-old was arrested by Caddo detectives for having a sexual relationship with a minor, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator.   Caddo Sheriff’s deputies began an investigation into a sexual relationship between 17-year-old, Daniel Osten of Shreveport and a 13-...
4/2 CPSO to host 2018 Crime Victims' Rights Week events
The Caddo Parish Sheriff’s Office, in commemoration of National Crime Victims’ Rights Week (NCVRW) April 8-14, is hosting several events to raise awareness about crime victims’ issues and rights and introduce the community to the important resources and ser...

MARCH 2018

3/28 Caddo Sheriff to host AARP smart driver course
The Caddo Parish Sheriff’s Office will host an AARP Smart Driver course on Friday, April 27, 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 ...
3/20 Georgia man arrested for stealing money from night deposit boxes
A Georgia man was arrested on a Caddo Sheriff’s warrant for stealing money from several Shreveport apartment complexes, said Sheriff Steve Prator. In September 2016, money orders were "fished" from the night deposit drop boxes of 10 apartment complexe...
3/20 Juveniles arrested on sexting charge
Five teens were arrested on sexting charges for sharing a nude photo of a fellow student on social media, said Sheriff Steve Prator. School officials notified a sheriff’s deputy after learning about an Instagram page where the photo was shared. An investigation by S...
3/19 Caddo Sheriff announces promotions
Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator will recognize two employees with promotions and others for their years of service to the Sheriff’s Office during a ceremony at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 20, at the Re-Entry Facility on Forum Drive. Casey Jones will be promoted to Sergeant ...
3/15 Two arrested for armed robbery
Caddo Sheriff’s deputies arrested two people on Wednesday for robbing a man during the sale of a handgun, said Sheriff Steve Prator. The robbery occurred around 5 p.m. at a church in the 1800 block of Pinehill Road. The victim, an 18-year-old man, had arranged to me...
3/14 CPSO seeks owners of livestock
T he Caddo Parish Sheriff's Stock Patrol picked up three horses on Greenwood Road at Greenwood Avenue on Tuesday, March 13. Today three donkeys were found running loose in the 8700 block of Crawford Road in Oil City. All are being held by the Sheriff's Office. If ...
3/9 Three arrested on drug charges
Caddo Shreveport narcotics agents executed two search warrants on Wednesday, March 7, resulting in the seizure of illegal narcotics.   At 301 West 68th Street, agents seized 99.5 grams of suspected marijuana (street value $2,985), one suspected marijuana plant (va...
3/8 17 pounds of marijuana seized in bust
A bundle of marijuana weighing 17 pounds was seized during a drug investigation in south Shreveport on Tuesday, according to Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator and Shreveport Police Chief Alan Crump.   Members of the Caddo-Shreveport Narcotics Unit, along with the Caddo P...
3/7 26 arrested in drug operation
A two-day operation conducted by the Caddo-Shreveport Narcotics Unit resulted in the arrests of 26 people on drug and other charges, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator and Shreveport Police Chief Alan Crump. The operation was conducted on March 1 and 2 in east Shreveport. Ag...
3/5 Caddo Sheriff announces spring date for CSI Camp
Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator announced that the Caddo 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 l...
3/2 Body recovered on Wallace Lake
The Caddo Parish Sheriff's Office has confirmed that a body was located earlier this morning in Wallace Lake. Deputies with the Sheriff's Office Marine Unit and agents with LA Wildlife and Fisheries located the male around 8:30 a.m. while searching for a boat...
3/1 Southwood student arrested for terrorizing
A 14-year-old Southwood student was arrested today for terrorizing after he made threats to "shoot up the school," said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator. Students reported the comments to the school's Resource Officer, Sheriff's Cpl. Calvin Williams, who ...

FEBRUARY 2018

2/28 CPSO issues warning to Caddo Lake residents
Caddo Parish Sheriff Steve Prator is warning Caddo Lake residents to prepare for possible flooding as the lake approaches its crest later today. “Caddo Lake is at 172.80 feet and is being forecasted by the Shreveport National Weather Service to crest at 173.5 feet l...
2/28 CPSO investigating attempted burglary
Caddo Sheriff's deputies are investigating an attempted burglary that occurred this morning in north Caddo Parish, said Sheriff Steve Prator. Deputies were dispatched to the 6300 block of North Hwy. 169 at 4:30 a.m. after an 81-year-old woman reported that a man ...
2/26 CPSO helps with livestock rescue
Some tense moments gave way to a happy ending this morning when several head of cattle were rescued from flooded Twelve Mile Bayou, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator.   The cattle were caught in rising water along I-49 North between North Market and Hwy. 173 exits. ...
2/25 Day three for CPSO in search for missing boater
The Caddo Parish Sheriff's Office Marine Unit is back at Wallace Lake this morning searching for a boater who was reported missing on Friday, said Sheriff Steve Prator. The girlfriend of the 33-year-old man reported him missing around 9 p.m. after he failed to re...
2/24 Caddo deputy seizes high-grade marijuana; arrests three
A Caddo deputy who was working a special detail to identify and arrest drunk drivers located more than that on Friday, said Sheriff Steve Prator. Deputy James Norwood was working a DWI grant when he stopped a small vehicle on North Market at Lakewood. Upon contacting...
2/23 Caddo officials prepare for rise of the Red
Caddo Parish residents should prepare for more rain, flooding, and possible tornadic activity this weekend, a spokesman for the National Weather Service said today in a meeting at the Caddo Parish Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness. Homeland Secur...
2/22 Caddo Sheriff proposes arming some school faculty
In an e-mail to Caddo Parish School Board members today, Sheriff Steve Prator asked that they consider allowing armed faculty in parish schools. "Our schools currently brag of being "firearm free" zones, literally an invitation for armed evil doer...
2/22 Caddo SO seeks info in Wildoak car burglaries
Caddo Sheriff’s detectives are asking for the public’s help in identifying two men who may have information about recent car burglaries, said Sheriff Steve Prator.   On February 16, two locked vehicles in the 300 block of Wildoak in Shreveport were bro...
2/22 Caddo Sheriff calls meeting to discuss weather's impact on the Red
Caddo Sheriff and Homeland Security Director Steve Prator will hold a meeting of local officials at 1:30 p.m. Friday, February 23, to discuss the impact of our current weather system on the Red River.  The meeting will be held at the Caddo Emergency Operations Center, 1...
2/21 CPSO investigates alleged threat
On Tuesday, February 20, the Caddo Parish Sheriff’s Office was made aware of a post on Facebook regarding a possible threat at Northwood High School. The person posting the message alleged that a family member threatened to attempt a shooting at the school.   ...
2/17 Teen charged with attempted murder of mother
A 19-year-old man is in jail today charged with stabbing his mother and her boyfriend, said Sheriff Steve Prator. At 7:15 p.m. Friday, Caddo Sheriff's deputies responded to a suspicious circumstances call at 8325 Still Meadow where a woman was badly cut with a knife. ...
2/13 CPSO on scene of fatal crash
Caddo deputies are on the scene of a fatal crash that occured just before 7 p.m. tonight at the intersection of Simpson and Buncombe roads. Sheriff's Sgt. Mike Vaitkus said a pickup with three occupants was southbound on Simpson when the driver failed to stop at a sto...
2/13 Bossier man arrested for theft
A 21-year-old Bossier City man is in jail charged with theft for stealing from the company where he was employed, said Sheriff Steve Prator. Between September and December of 2017, James Patrick Murphy was working as a salesman for Gemco Portable Buildings on Stagecoach R...
2/12 Update: Are you missing a goat?
Update: Rowdy's owner has been located. We are told he escaped from the backyard of another residence on Dianne Street about a half-mile away. A friend of the owner saw our post on Facebook. The owner and Rowdy will soon be reunited.    The Caddo Sheriff&...
2/12 Caregiver charged with ID theft and exploitation
A Shreveport woman was arrested for felony crimes after she stole the identity of the woman she was caring for, said Sheriff Steve Prator. Dorothy L. Edwards, 37, was arrested on Thursday and charged with exploitation of persons with infirmities and felony identity theft....
2/12 Nurse arrested for theft
A home health nurse was arrested on Friday for stealing from the couple who employed her, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator. Crystal Coleman, 32, of Vivian, is accused of stealing over $5,600 in cash, a coin jar, and a gift card while working as a nurse for the victim and h...
2/9 Bank scam ends with arrests in south Caddo Parish
Three people are in jail after they were caught by deputies following a botched attempt to defraud a south Shreveport credit union on Thursday, said Sheriff Steve Prator. Deputies were called to Wesla Federal Credit Union at 2921 Williamson Way after the suspects attempte...
2/9 CPSO conducts follow-up alcohol sales operation
On the heels of a special operation to identify clerks and businesses who sell alcohol to underage persons, the Caddo Sheriff’s Office conducted another operation yielding even more arrests this week. Last week the CPSO Youth Services Division cited seven people for...
2/6 Two arrested after road rage incident
Two men were arrested today following a road rage incident that led to gunfire, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator. The incident occurred around 4:30 p.m. after an altercation at the four-way stop on Northport Boulevard in front of Walmart in Blanchard. Following the a...
2/6 Seven cited for selling alcohol to underage persons
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.             Th...
2/6 Florida man accused in local ID theft case
A Hialeah, Florida, man was arrested in his home state for committing identity theft using personal information from four Caddo Parish victims, said Sheriff Steve Prator. Weyley Vita, 33, was arrested on a Caddo Parish warrant and booked into the Broward County, FL, jail ...
2/1 Local couple charged with juvenile cruelty
A local couple has been arrested for physically abusing a 4-year-old girl in their care, said Sheriff Steve Prator. Kamre' Taylor, 20, and Antonio Nobles, 22, of the 9000 block of Park Haven, were booked into the Caddo Correctional Center this week after warrants were...
2/1 Shreveport man charged with multiple home burglaries
A Shreveport man who was arrested Monday following a foot pursuit with deputies has now been charged with multiple burglaries, said Sheriff Steve Prator.   Darryl Glynn McNeely, 51, was arrested in the 6200 block of Buncombe Road after a citizen reported seeing hi...

JANUARY 2018

1/30 Pedestrian fatality under investigation
Caddo Sheriff's deputies are investigating a fatal accident involving a pedestrian who was struck by a Sheriff's Office vehicle, said Sheriff Steve Prator. Around 9:45 this evening, Sgt. Pat Brooks was eastbound on West 70th  Street near Westport Avenue when ...
1/26 Caddo Sheriff warns of two scams
Caddo Parish residents are being warned about two phone scams currently targeting local residents. In one, a caller impersonates an IRS agent and demands money to keep the person from being arrested for back taxes. In the other, the caller threatens arrest for failing to ...
1/22 Deceased person identified
Caddo Sheriff's deputies are investigating the case of a deceased person found in the 200 block of Mayo Road early this morning, said Sheriff Steve Prator. Deputy Chris Woods was on patrol around 3:45 a.m. when he discovered the man in the roadway in th...
1/15 Adult and infant ejected during rollover crash
Caddo deputies responded to a vehicle losing control this morning on LA 3132, where an adult and an infant passenger were ejected from the vehicle, said Sheriff Steve Prator.    Around 8:25 this morning, Caddo Deputy Joshua Grimes saw a vehicle lose control i...
1/14 Caddo deputies investigate early morning fatality crash
At 6:16 a.m. today, Caddo deputies were dispatched to a major traffic accident on the I-49 North overpass at LA Hwy. 173. Caddo Sheriff's Lt. Mike Gray said a car was traveling northbound in the southbound lane when it collided head-on with an 18-wheeler. Both the car an...
1/12 Doyline man accused of rape
A Doyline man turned himself in to authorities Thursday on a Caddo Sheriff’s Office warrant for rape, said Sheriff Steve Prator.   Marvin Bradley “Brad” Champlain, 36, appeared at the Caddo Correctional Center and was booked into jail after he wa...
1/8 Caddo Sheriff announces promotion
Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator will recognize one employee with a promotion and others for their years of service to the Sheriff’s Office during a ceremony at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, January 9, at the Re-Entry Facility on Forum Drive. Ashley Oliver will be promoted to Manage...
1/8 Annual crime report reveals drop in parish crime rate
Crime continued to drop in rural Caddo Parish during 2017, according to annual crime statistics released today by Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator. “Once again I’m happy to announce a drop in crime in Caddo Parish,” Prator said. “This reduction is a dire...
1/8 Caddo Sheriff to host AARP Safe Driving Class
The Caddo Parish Sheriff’s Office will host an AARP Smart Driver course on Friday, February 9, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the NW Regional Re-Entry Facility located at 1123 Forum Drive in Shreveport. This 4-hour refresher course is for drivers 50 and over and may quali...
1/3 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 ...
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