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OCTOBER 2017

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...
8/20 CPSO investigating fatal crash
Caddo Sheriff's deputies are investigating a one-vehicle crash that left a Shreveport man dead earlier today, said Sheriff Steve Prator. Bobby Glenn Morris, 56, was traveling westbound on Jefferson Paige Road just past Jolly Napier when his truck left the road, s...
8/14 Longtime law enforcement chaplain passes away
It is with much sadness that Caddo Parish Sheriff Steve Prator has announced the passing of department chaplain Durell Tuberville.   Tuberville died on Sunday after a lengthy battle with cancer. Arrangements are pending.   “Durell was bigger than ...
8/12 Deputies investigate fatality crash
Caddo Sheriff's deputies are investigating an early morning fatality crash that occurred on East Kings Highway.   Just after 1:00 a.m. Saturday morning, Caddo deputies along with Caddo Fire District 5 responded to a single vehicle crash at 10808 E.Kings Highway. ...
8/5 Oklahoma lady killed during tragic incident on I-20
Caddo Sheriff deputies are investigating an early morning fatal crash on I-20 just across the Louisiana state line from Texas, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator.  Just after midnight on Saturday, the Caddo Sheriff's Office along with Caddo Fire District 3...
8/4 CPSO seeks owner of boat
The Caddo Parish Sheriff’s Office Marine Patrol recovered a jon boat on Caddo Lake and is looking for its owner.   Sheriff’s Lt. Donna Jackson said the boat was discovered near the Earl Williamson Park in Oil City in early July. If you think this boat ...

JULY 2017

7/25 Caddo Sheriff says NO to increasing property millages
Caddo Parish Sheriff Steve Prator held a public hearing today to determine whether the Sheriff’s Office would “roll forward” property tax millages to collect more revenue, but after hearing from citizens in attendance, the sheriff decided he won’t be ...
7/24 Hunter safety classes to be offered by Caddo Sheriff
Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator will host two sessions of Hunter Education August 1-3 and September 5-7. Each session will be held from 6-10 p.m. at the Caddo Sheriff’s south substation, 9956 Mansfield Road in Keithville. For students who prefer to take the course on-...
7/21 Texas man arrested for soliciting minor on-line
A San Augustine, Texas, man was arrested in Caddo Parish on Thursday for computer-aided solicitation of a minor and indecent behavior with juveniles, said Sheriff Steve Prator.   Robert T. Morgan, 20, placed a sexually explicit on-line ad requesting to meet a fema...
7/21 Man arrested for robbing ex-girlfriend
A Shreveport man has been arrested for robbing a woman this past February, said Sheriff Steve Prator.   LaRoderick Davis, 27, turned himself in on an arrest warrant obtained by Caddo Sheriff’s Det. Andy Scoggins.   Davis was arrested for robbing h...
7/19 Safety course helps college-bound students succeed
Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator is helping students prepare for their college send-off by offering a 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. Friday, August...
7/19 CPSO cracking down on tinted windows
An effort to keep deputies and drivers safer on area roadways is behind a CPSO crackdown on vehicles with windows that are too dark. Sheriff Steve Prator said starting August 1 patrol deputies will begin issuing citations to drivers whose vehicles are in violation of the ...
7/18 State DARE conference taking place in Shreveport this week
DARE officers from around the state are in Shreveport this week for the 26th annual Louisiana DARE Officers Training Conference. The conference is being hosted by the Northwest District of the Louisiana DARE Officers’ Association (LDOA).  Caddo Deputy Latienda ...
7/17 Caddo Sheriff announces promotions
Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator has announced the promotions of Mark Gay to lieutenant and Zachery Thomas to sergeant. Both will be recognized during a ceremony at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, July 18, at the Re-Entry Facility on Forum Drive. Gay joined the Sheriff’s Office as an ...
7/17 CPSO seeks man for North Caddo break-ins
Update: Suspect was arrested by SPD and CPSO on July 18 in the 1600 block of Fullerton St. in Shreveport following a tip to Crime Stoppers. Original story: A Shreveport man is being sought in connection with burglaries at two different residences in North Caddo Parish, ac...
7/15 Man dies in single vehicle crash
Caddo Sheriff's deputies responded to a fatal crash this afternoon in the 7500 block of Colquitt Road. Raymond D. Leone, 40, of Shreveport was traveling southbound when his 2012 Dodge pickup ran off the road, hit a guardrail, and rolled over, according to Sheriff'...
7/12 Oil City man arrested on multiple charges involving juveniles
An Oil City man was arrested for improper behavior with juveniles, according to Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator.   William Entrekin, 60, was arrested on Tuesday following an investigation by Detective Jared Marshall of the CPSO Youth Services Division. Marshall investi...
7/10 Shooting victim charged as aggressor in attack
A man who was shot in the neck during an altercation in south Caddo Parish has been arrested in connection with the incident, said Sheriff Steve Prator. Detectives say Robert Charles Woodson, 63, was the aggressor in a physical altercation that occurred between him and a ...
7/5 Benton man arrested for home improvement fraud
Caddo Sheriff’s deputies arrested a man for home improvement fraud after he agreed to complete work valued at $18,000 but had no license, said Sheriff Steve Prator.   In November, 2016, Kyle Hart, owner of D&H Remodeling, was hired to make home repairs a...
7/5 Two cited for selling alcohol to underage persons
The Caddo Sheriff’s Office Youth Services Division cited two people on Monday, July 3, during an investigation into the illegal sale of alcohol to underage persons, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator.             D...
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