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DECEMBER 2017

12/11 Two arrested for financial crimes
Two women were arrested in separate cases for committing crimes that caused  financial loss to others, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator. Tuesday Bledsoe, 44, of Shreveport, was arrested for identity theft after she used an ex-employer’s personal information to m...
12/11 What to do during Christmas break? Caddo Sheriff to host two gun safety courses for kids
Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator is hosting a marksmanship course for youth ages 12-16. The course is designed to teach basic marksmanship skills, safe gun handling, and the fundamentals of shooting a firearm. One-on-one instruction will be provided by certified deputies from t...
12/11 Church security classes begin tomorrow
THE FIRST OPPORTUNITY TO PARTICIPATE IN A CHURCH SECURITY CLASS IN CADDO PARISH IS TOMORROW. SEE BELOW FOR MORE INFORMATION.    When seconds count, are you prepared? In its quest to make Caddo Parish and the surrounding area a safer place to live, work and...
12/11 CPSO to conduct extra patrols this holiday season
The Caddo Sheriff’s Office will conduct extra patrols in search of impaired drivers this holiday season. A grant provided by the Louisiana Highway Safety Commission called “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” will provide 153 hours of funding for deputies to...
12/7 CPSO investigating suspected murder-suicide
Caddo Sheriff’s detectives are investigating a suspected murder-suicide that occurred earlier today at 9960 Scaife Road in Mooringsport, according to Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator.   At 8:14 this morning, Shreveport Fire received a 911 call from a man at the S...
12/4 Caddo Sheriff to host church security training
When seconds count, are you prepared? In its quest to make Caddo Parish and the surrounding area a safer place to live, work and worship, the Caddo Parish Sheriff’s Office is offering three special awareness training classes for churches, synagogues, and mosques. ...
12/4 Credit Union employee arrested for theft
A Credit Union employee was arrested for theft on Friday for stealing money from customers, including one who was deceased, said Sheriff Steve Prator.   Kesha Kestler, 29, of Shreveport, was in charge of dormant accounts and used her position to steal $49,101 from...

NOVEMBER 2017

11/30 Florida man arrested for local ID theft
A Florida man was arrested for identity theft after he stole a local woman’s personal information and made several purchases, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator. Kevin James Lynch, 49, of Delray Beach, FL, was extradited to Caddo Parish and booked into the Caddo Correc...
11/28 Four cited for underage alcohol sales
The Caddo Sheriff’s Office Youth Services Division cited four people before the Thanksgiving holiday for the illegal sale of alcohol to underage persons, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator. Deputies checked 27 businesses throughout the parish on Wednesday, November 22....
11/21 Sheriff Prator hosts First Gun Class for Kids
Registration is currently underway for children ages 8 to 12 to participate in the Caddo Sheriff’s Office "First Gun Course."  The 4-hour class will be offered from 8 a.m. until noon on two dates - December 9 and 16.  All classes will be held a...
11/16 Eleven agencies to be represented in Academy graduation today
Graduation exercises for the 42nd basic training class of the Caddo Sheriff’s Regional Training Academy will take place at 4 p.m. today, at Calvary Baptist Church, 9333 Linwood Avenue.  Sheriff Steve Prator will be the guest speaker. Eleven agencies will be rep...
11/13 Prescription Drug Drop Box
Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator has made available a prescription drug take back box where Caddo Parish citizens can dispose of unused or expired prescription medications. The box is located in the lobby of Government Plaza at 505 Travis Street in Shreveport and is available to t...
11/13 CPSO plans gun safety event for Thanksgiving week
A gun safety event for kids and adults will be held at the Caddo Sheriff’s Training Academy during Thanksgiving week, said Sheriff Steve Prator. The Sheriff will open up the Academy’s shooting range to provide gun safety training to children and allow adults a...
11/10 Woman arrested for stealing from credit union
A Bethany woman was charged with felony theft for stealing money from the credit union where she was employed, said Sheriff Steve Prator.   Alyse Jones, 22, was a member service officer at Carter Federal Credit Union in the 6800 block of West Bert Kouns Industrial...
11/10 CPSO seeks owner of horse
The Caddo Parish Sheriff's Office is seeking the owner of this sorrel horse picked up Thursday at Hwys. 169 and 71. There were two yearlings along with the horse but they managed to get away. If you know the owner of this horse, contact the CPSO Livestock Patrol at 6...
11/6 Sheriff Prator announces promotion and employee recognitions
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, November 7, at the Re-Entry Facility on Forum Drive. Lori Griffin will be promoted to Direct...

OCTOBER 2017

10/30 Caddo Sheriff offers Women's Firearms Safety Class
Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator is offering a free basic firearms and safety class for women from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. November 4 and again on December 2 at the Sheriff’s Regional Training Academy. These will be the last two classes until next Spring.   Sheriff&rsquo...
10/27 CPSO seeks owner of horse
The Caddo Sheriff's Office is seeking the owner of this sorrel gelding located Thursday at Southern Loop and Norris Ferry Road. Anyone with information regarding the owner should contact the Sheriff's Office at 681-1120. If the owner is not located, the horse will be...
10/27 Four arrested for Keithville burglary
Four men who planned to commit a burglary on Thursday were surprised by a gun-toting homeowner, said Sheriff Steve Prator. Just before 10 a.m., deputies were called to the 11000 of Peggy Lane in Keithville regarding a burglary in progress. The homeowner stated several men...
10/20 Drug Take Back event scheduled at Sheriff's Safety Town
Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator said citizens can dispose of unwanted prescription drugs on Saturday, October 28, at Sheriff's Safety Town.             The Sheriff’s Office, Shreveport Police, Louisiana State Pol...
10/20 Woman lies about being victimized, now she is in jail
A Shreveport woman has found herself behind bars after falsely accusing a man of rape and kidnapping, said Sheriff Steve Prator. In July of 2014, Kalaesha Hall, 28, reported that she was kidnapped from her apartment at gunpoint by an unknown man and taken to a location in...
10/20 Benton man arrested for home improvement fraud
A Benton man was arrested this week in Caddo Parish for home improvement fraud, said Sheriff Steve Prator. In July, Myles Cavazos, 28, contracted a residential home improvement job for $10,000 without proper licensing through the state of Louisiana.  The victim paid ...
10/16 Shreveport man charged with molestation
A Shreveport man has been arrested for illegal sexual conduct with a minor, said Caddo Parish Sheriff Steve Prator.   Joey Richardson Sr., 46, of the 6600 block of Kim Street, was arrested for molestation of a juvenile following an investigation by Caddo Sheriff&r...
10/12 South Caddo car burglar faces charges
A Shreveport man was arrested for breaking into several cars in south Caddo Parish, said Sheriff Steve Prator. Demarrious Jefferson, 19, was identified as one of several suspects who broke into a number of vehicles in Eagles Nest and Woolworth Oaks subdivisions on Septemb...
10/11 Suspect steals man's ID to buy sports car
Caddo deputies have arrested a man for posing as someone else to purchase a sports car, said Sheriff Steve Prator. On December 7, 2016, Allen Drent, 30, who has no known address, used a fictitious driver’s license with someone else’s personal information to ob...
10/11 Two charged with armed robbery on Wells Island Road
Two people have been arrested for robbing a man at gunpoint on Wells Island Road in September, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator. Jennifer Washington, 21, and LilBrian West, 21, were arrested by the U.S. Marshal’s Task Force on felony warrants obtained by Caddo Sherif...
10/9 Caddo Sheriff hosts AARP Safe Driving Class
The Caddo Parish Sheriff’s Office will host an AARP Smart Driver Class on Friday, November 3, from 9 a.m. until 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 age 50 and over and may...
10/6 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 of DWI, occupant protection (seatbelt, chil...
10/5 Sheriff says Justice Reinvestment NOT good for Caddo Parish
Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator told citizens today that new legislation designed to reform Louisiana’s criminal justice system will NOT be good for Caddo Parish. The Louisiana Justice Reinvestment Act, which was recently signed into law by Gov. John Bel Edwards, will al...
10/4 CPSO seeks ID on attempted robber
The Caddo Sheriff's Office is asking for any help the public can provide to identify an attempted armed robber at the Relay Station Casino on September 17. The crime occurred around 5:30 a.m. at 9110 Hwy. 79 in Bethany, LA. The suspect entered through the truckers'...
10/4 CPSO seeks owner of abandoned horses
The Caddo Parish Sheriff's Office is seeking the owner of two horses that were abandoned in the 4900 block of Albany Road this past week. If the animals  are not claimed they will be sold at auction. For more information contact the CPSO Stock Patrol at...
10/4 Miami man arrested in local skimmer scammer case
A Miami man who took part in a local skimmer scam has been arrested in Florida on a Caddo Sheriff’s warrant, said Sheriff Steve Prator. Manuel Espinosa, 41, of Miami Beach, was arrested Monday, October 2, in Key West, FL.  He was stopped by U.S. Navy military p...
10/2 Shreveport man arrested for carjacking, attempted murder
A Shreveport man is in jail today for a carjacking and attempted murder in south Caddo Parish, said Sheriff Steve Prator. D'Anthony Antwon Thompson is being held on $125,000 bond in connection with the crimes that detectives say took place on September 5 in the 5500 b...

SEPTEMBER 2017

9/29 Man arrested for sex crimes involving juveniles
A Keithville man was arrested on Wednesday for sex crimes involving juveniles, said Sheriff Steve Prator.   Caddo Sheriff’s Detective Jacob Bergren investigated two cases of sexually inappropriate behavior involving 53-year-old Richard Collins Jr. and juveni...
9/29 Company employee arrested for theft
An employee of Loomis Armored US was arrested this week for stealing money from the company, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator. Alexischanel Wimberly, 26, of Bossier City, was arrested on Thursday after an investigation determined she had been involved in an internal theft ...
9/25 Caddo Sheriff opens rifle range to public
Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator is making the rifle range at the Caddo Sheriff's Regional Training Academy available to the public for sighting in rifles for the upcoming deer season.   Two days have been designated for the public to make use of the facility: Octob...
9/21 Woman accused of stealing nearly a half million dollars
A Shreveport bookkeeper was arrested today for stealing nearly a half million dollars from her employer, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator.   Laurie Johnson, 55, was an employee of the Greater Shreveport Bossier Auto Auction when she began stealing deposits from mon...
9/18 Man wanted for California murder arrested in Vivian
A man wanted for a 2015 murder in Stanislaus County, CA, has been arrested in Vivian, according to Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator. The Caddo Sheriff’s Office was contacted by Stanislaus County detectives on Friday with information that Christopher Schopp, 21, may be liv...
9/18 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, September 19, at the Re-Entry Facility on Forum Drive. Marcus Hays will be promoted to the r...
9/15 Local attorney charged with ID theft
A Shreveport attorney has been charged with numerous felony offenses, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator.   Christopher Sices, 36, was arrested on Thursday following an investigation by Caddo Sheriff’s Det. Doug Smith of the Caddo-Shreveport Financial Crimes Ta...
9/12 CPSO hosts high-risk warrant training
The Caddo Sheriff’s Office Regional Training Academy is hosting counterdrug training for area law enforcement officers involved in high-risk warrant entries, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator.   The class provides the basics in planning, communications, rehear...
9/7 CPSO seeks owner of horse
The Caddo Sheriff's Office is looking for the owner of this horse picked up by the stock patrol on September 2 in the 3100 block of Montana in Shreveport. If you can help identify the owner, please contact the CPSO Livestock Patrol at 681-1120.
9/1 Caddo deputies take on new mission in south Texas
Caddo deputies are taking on a new mission in flood-stricken Port Arthur, Texas, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator. Now that rescue efforts are complete, deputies will turn their attention to patrol duties and shelter security, Prator said. The CPSO Dive Team and Marin...
9/1 Jewella shelter now open
Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator said a state-operated shelter at 8810 Jewella Avenue opened today for Hurricane Harvey evacuees. The shelter is a Critical Transportation Needs (CTN) shelter for evacuees with no means of transportation. At this time, approximately 90 peopl...

AUGUST 2017

8/30 Caddo deputies leave tonight to help Texas flood victims
Caddo Sheriff’s deputies will depart at 10 p.m. tonight for Port Arthur, Texas, where they will assist with rescue efforts during Tropical Storm Harvey, said Sheriff Steve Prator.   The Louisiana Sheriff’s Association Task Force requested assistance fr...
8/29 Bivins, Texas man dies in crash
A Bivins, Texas, man died in a one-vehicle crash north of Vivian on Monday, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator. At approximately 12:45 p.m., Audie Whatley was traveling south on LA Hwy. 1 when his Chevrolet Silverado ran off the road.  The truck traveled through a ditch...
8/24 Eight arrested in drug investigations
The Caddo-Shreveport Narcotics Unit executed three unrelated search warrants in Shreveport on Wednesday. During these investigations agents seized drugs valued at $15,430, weapons, and cash. Eight subjects were arrested as a result of these investigations, according to Sheri...
8/24 CPSO arrests man for kidnapping and rape
The recent arrest of a Shreveport man on theft charges has led to his identification and arrest in a 2014 rape and kidnapping case, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator. A DNA sample taken when Charles Edward Collins was arrested in June was matched to DNA evidence collected i...
8/24 CPSO prepares for Hurricane Harvey
The Caddo Sheriff’s Office is making preparations in the event services are needed here or in south Louisiana after Hurricane Harvey makes landfall, said Sheriff Steve Prator. Deputies with the Caddo Sheriff’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Prepared...
8/24 Shreveporter jailed for scamming money
A Shreveport man was arrested for theft after scamming a woman over the telephone, said Sheriff Steve Prator. Alonzo Jackson called a local business posing as their regular UPS delivery person. He then asked an employee for money to help a stranded family member with a br...
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