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JUNE 2017

6/21 CPSO seeks owner of horse
The Caddo Parish Sheriff’s Office is looking of the owner of this bay mare that was found on Locust Hill in Greenwood on June 16.  The horse is being held by the Caddo Sheriff’s Stock Patrol. It will be sold at auction if the owner is not located. Co...
6/20 CPSO accepting applications for Youth Firearms Safety Education Camp
Applications are being accepted for the Caddo Sheriff's Youth Firearms Safety Education Camp which will be held July 24-28 at the Sheriff's Regional Training Academy.  Boys and girls ages 10-13 may select any day during the week to join Caddo deputies on the ...
6/15 Shreveporter arrested for home improvement fraud
A Shreveport man was arrested for home improvement fraud after he took money from a customer and couldn’t finish the job, said Sheriff Steve Prator. Michael Rodney Nelson II, 40, contracted a home remodeling job in February that totaled more than $33,000 in material...
6/9 Sheriff's campers prepare for adventure
More than 80 boys are readying their sleeping bags to attend 2017 Caddo Sheriff's Camp this Sunday through Wednesday at Kinsey Scout Reservation in Stonewall, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator. Sheriff's Office transportation vans will pick up the boys from designat...
6/9 Booster club president arrested for theft
The former president of the Southwood High Robotics Booster Club was arrested for theft, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator. Amanda Farr, 36, of Shreveport, was arrested on Thursday after an audit by the Caddo Parish School Board and an investigation by Caddo Sheriff’s...
6/8 CPSO seeks information about stolen excavator
The Caddo Parish Sheriff's Office is looking for information regarding a yellow 2004 Yanmar mini excavator stolen from Keith Road in Keithville between midnight and 11 a.m. on Wednesday, June 7. The excavator was on a black 20-foot bumper pull trailer with...
6/5 CPSO collecting flags for Flag Day
The Caddo Sheriff’s Office is collecting worn, unserviceable U.S. flags and will arrange for their proper disposal on Flag Day, June 14.   If you have an old flag you would like to dispose of, you can drop it off at any of the CPSO substations: 4910 North Ma...
6/2 UPDATE: Suspect arrested
Update: Suspect was arrested for disorderly conduct and outstanding CPSO warrants last night in Oceans Springs, Mississippi.   Original Release: Caddo Sheriff’s detectives are asking for the public’s help with locating Christopher Turk, 35, of Kea...
6/1 Livestock report
The Caddo Sheriff's Office is looking for the owner of this goat found today on Manchester Drive in Keithville. It has a red collar with white bell. Also, found Tuesday, a bay mare on Smith at Glenn roads in North Shreveport. If you have information about the owner...
6/1 Caddo Sheriff's Tax Sale starts June 6
The Caddo Sheriff’s on-line tax sale will be held June 6-8. Anyone who has not yet paid their 2016 property taxes is encouraged to do so before the sale begins, said Sheriff Steve Prator.     Delinquent taxes can be paid on-line at www.caddosheriff.org ...
6/1 Man arrested for cruelty to 2 year old
Caddo Sheriff’s detectives arrested a man and charged him with cruelty to a 2 year old, said Sheriff Steve Prator.   Steven M. Funderburk, 30, of the 500 block of West 76th Street in Shreveport, was arrested at his residence on Tuesday, May 30, and booked in...
6/1 CPSO arrests Shreveport man for August 2016 shooting
Caddo detectives have arrested a Shreveport man for a shooting that occurred this past summer in Rodessa, said Sheriff Steve Prator.   Brian Devontae Carroll, 21, was booked into the Caddo Correctional Center on Friday, May 26, for the attempted second-degree murd...

MAY 2017

5/30 Caddo SO arrests man for making bomb threat
Caddo Sheriff’s deputies arrested a man for making a bomb threat that targeted Caddo Juvenile Court in October, said Sheriff Steve Prator.   The call was made to 911 on October 26 and prompted the evacuation and search of the Caddo Juvenile Courthouse and Ju...
5/26 Caddo Sheriff offers summer camps for kids
Sheriff Steve Prator announced today that applications are being accepted for several youth summer camps and programs offered by the Caddo Sheriff's Office.   Activities include everything from gun safety education and target shooting to CSI sleuthing and pick...
5/25 Kissing bandit arrested
A man who forced a kiss from a woman at a local convenience store was arrested Wednesday by Caddo deputies, said Sheriff Steve Prator.   On May 14, a 51-year-old woman reported that she was grabbed and kissed by an unknown man while she was outside the Super S sto...
5/25 Citizens receive robo call from Code RED
The Caddo Parish Sheriff's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness conducted a robo call this morning to advise citizens about the parish's emergency alert notification system, Code RED, and to purge the system of old data. This is the same system that...
5/19 Scholarship Presentation
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5/12 Sheriff Prator announces promotion
Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator has announced the promotion of Kevin Stewart to the rank of sergeant. Stewart will be recognized during a ceremony at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 16, at the Re-Entry Facility on Forum Drive.   Stewart joined the Sheriff’s Office as a co...
5/11 Bossier City man charged in connection with fatal crash
The investigation into a fatal accident on LA Hwy. 1 this past month has resulted in charges against one of the drivers, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator.   The crash occurred on the afternoon of April 9 just south of Mooringsport. A 1998 Ford Ranger driven by Cedr...
5/9 Shreveport man faces charges after leading deputies on pursuit
Update: Suspect originally gave a false name upon arrest. (See strikethrough in release.) AFIS correctly identified him at the time of booking as Jessie Taylor.   Original release: A Shreveport man was arrested and faces multiple charges after leading deputies on ...
5/9 CPSO homicide case to be featured on ID Channel
The April 2005 homicide of Tosha Lampkin will be featured on the ID Channel program “See No Evil,” airing at 9 p.m. Wednesday, May 10.   Producers were in Shreveport in February where they spent several days touring the area and interviewing Caddo Sher...
5/9 Applications being accepted for Caddo Sheriff's Camp
Applications are now being accepted for Caddo Sheriff's Camp, according to Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator.   The overnight camp for boys ages 9-12 will be held at Kinsey Scout Reservation June11-14. It is conducted by the Sheriff’s Office and the Boy Sc...
5/7 Search to resume tomorrow for missing teen
UPDATE: Caddo Deputies have recovered a body from Black Bayou. Identification has not been confirmed. The recovery is still in progress at this time. Caddo deputies, the CPSO Marine Unit, and CPSO Dive Team returned to the scene today to continue the search. They were joi...
5/5 CPSO announces Hwy. 169 road closure
The Caddo Parish Sheriff's Office will close LA  Hwy. 169 between Hwy. 1 and Mooringsport from 1-4 p.m. this Sunday for further investigation of a fatality crash that occurred on April 18. Please use alternate routes.
5/1 Caddo Sheriff's Office to hold fish fry benefiting S.A. Angel Tree
The Caddo Sheriff's Office will hold a fish fry from 10:30 a.m. until 2 p.m. Friday, May 5, at the south substation, 9956 Mansfield Road, near Keithville. Money raised at the event will support the Salvation Army's Angel Tree program.      ...

APRIL 2017

4/28 Caddo Sheriff's Office to graduate class 41
Graduation exercises for the 41st basic training class of the Caddo Sheriff’s Regional Training Academy will take place at 4 p.m. Monday, May 1, at Calvary Baptist Church, 9333 Linwood Avenue.  Sheriff Steve Prator will be the guest speaker. Five agencies will ...
4/27 CPSO seeking information on missing teens
Caddo Sheriff’s detectives are seeking information on three teen-agers reported as runaways. Taylor Capili, 16, left his residence in the 6000 block of Yukon Drive in Shreveport on April 25. His sister, Malia Hogan, 13, also left home on the same day but was seen la...
4/26 Sheriff Prator addresses DARE graduates
Graduation ceremonies are continuing this week for fifth grade students who have completed the Caddo Sheriff's DARE program. Today Sheriff Steve Prator was the guest speaker at DARE graduation for St. Joseph School. Caddo deputies taught the 10-week DARE curricul...
4/24 Law enforcement to hold Drug Take-Back Event
*Update: Caddo collected 1,004 pounds (45 boxes) of unwanted or expired prescription drugs during Saturday's Drug Take Back event at Sheriff's Safety Town.     Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator said citizens can dispose of unwanted prescription drugs...
4/21 Warrant scofflaws arrested during "Operation Zero Tolerance"
Caddo Sheriff’s deputies cleared 80 outstanding warrants this week during a roundup called “Operation Zero Tolerance,” according to Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator.   The roundup began Monday and continued throughout the week while deputies ...
4/20 Georgia fugitive faces more local charges
An Atlanta, GA, fugitive arrested in Caddo Parish on Tuesday is now facing more local charges, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator. Alfredo L. Capote, a rape, robbery, and kidnapping suspect from Gwinnett County, GA, was taken into custody by Caddo-Shreveport Financial Crimes...
4/20 Caddo Sheriff swears in reserve deputies
Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator held a Reserve Deputy Graduation Ceremony last night at the Caddo Sheriff’s Re-entry Facility in Shreveport. The ceremony honored 11 new deputies who are volunteering their service to Caddo Parish but will have much of the same authority a...
4/19 Shreveport man arrested for sexual battery, indecent behavior with juveniles
Caddo Parish Sheriff’s deputies arrested a Shreveport man for inappropriate sexual behavior involving three victims, said Sheriff Steve Prator.   Kenneth Dewayne McWilliams, 47, was arrested at his home in the 7500 block of Millwood after an investigation by...
4/19 Alligator shuts down traffic on Hwy. 1
A 10 foot-alligator shut down traffic on LA Hwy. 1 near Flournoy Lucas Road early this morning, according to sheriff's patrol deputies.   A passer-by contacted the Caddo Sheriff's Office about the gator around 3:30 a.m. It was spotted in the...
4/19 Mooringsport woman dies in crash
A Mooringsport woman died Tuesday following a one-vehicle crash on LA Hwy. 169, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator. Oleta Tarver, 73, was traveling on 169 east of Mooringsport when her 2014 Nissan Cube left the road and hit a tree. She was transported to University Heal...
4/18 Georgia fugitive arrested by Caddo deputies
An Atlanta, GA, man wanted for the rape, robbery, and kidnapping of his girlfriend was arrested by Caddo deputies in Oil City earlier today, said Caddo Parish Sheriff Steve Prator. Alfredo L. Capote, 30, was arrested at an apartment complex in the 100 block of North Dicke...
4/17 PTSA president arrested for theft
The president of the Herndon Magnet Parent-Teacher-Student Association was arrested on Monday for stealing money from the group, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator.   In August 2016, an auditor with the Caddo Parish School Board filed a theft report with the Caddo Sh...
4/17
The Caddo Parish Sheriff’s Office will be participating in a grant-funded enforcement effort aimed at keeping drivers and passengers safe in pick-up trucks. Extra deputies will be on patrol between April 21-27 to watch for drivers and passengers who don’t wear...
4/12 Woman arrested for identity theft
A Homer woman was arrested for identity theft for using a friend's personal information to purchase a vehicle, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator. Brittany Jones, 28, is accused of obtaining a Chevy Tahoe in the victim’s name in June 2016. The victim...
4/12 Man arrested for contractor fraud
A Shreveport man was arrested for contractor fraud after he failed to complete work for a woman from nearly two years ago, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator. Dale Mitchell was hired in June 2015 to repair storm damage to the victim's roof, fence, backyard...
4/9 Afternoon crash claims life of Shreveport man
A crash on Hwy. 1 near KSLA Road earlier today claimed the life of a Shreveport man and sent three others to the hospital, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator. Deputies responded to the two-vehicle crash just before 2 p.m.  Witnesses said a 1998 Ford Ranger was traveling...
4/6 Man killed in overnight crash
Caddo Sheriff’s deputies are investigating a fatal crash that occurred on Hwy. 1 North at Northport Drive overnight, according to Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator.   Just before 10 p.m. on Wednesday, the Caddo Sheriff's Office and Caddo Fire District No. 1 res...
4/5 Shreveport businessman charged with fraud
The owner of a Shreveport construction company was arrested for fraud after failing to pay his subcontractors for work they did on a remodeling job, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator.   Brandon Shaver, 33, of the 300 block of Willow Ridge, turned himself in to the S...
4/2 CPSO responds to two well fires
Caddo Sheriff's deputies responded to two well fires today that were believed to have been caused by lightning strikes, said Sheriff Steve Prator. The first was reported at 11 a.m. on the west side of Hwy. 1 South at Benteler Drive where a tan...

MARCH 2017

3/31 Caddo Sheriff to host Crime Victims' Rights ceremony on Monday
The Caddo Parish Sheriff’s Office, in recognition of National Crime Victims’ Rights Week (NCVRW), April 2-8, is hosting special events and programs to raise awareness about crime victims’ rights and introduce the community to the important resources and ser...
3/31 CPSO investigates body found in well
Caddo Sheriff's deputies are investigating the discovery of a body found in a well on Dixie Blanchard Road Thursday night, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator.   Just after 10 p.m., Deputy Marcus Jeansonne was contacted by phone at the substation by a wo...
3/28 Road to be closed for accident investigation
Keithville-Springridge Road from Keith Road to Colquitt will be closed from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. today while Caddo deputies conduct a crash reconstruction as part of an investigation, said Sheriff Steve Prator.   Traffic safety investigators are reconstructing the...
3/27 Woman arrested for stealing thousands from employer
A Shreveport woman was arrested today for stealing $173,000 from her employer by manipulating company checks, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator. Catherine Cloud Owens, 45, was employed by a local construction company in its Accounts Payable office. She is accused of duplic...
3/24 Shreveport man arrested for molestation of juvenile
A Shreveport man was arrested for inappropriate sexual conduct with a juvenile three years ago, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator. Jimmy Carl Ross, 50, of the 7300 block of Bark Ridge Drive, was arrested for molestation of a juvenile involving a 9 year old.  Although t...
3/23 Plant thieves caught red handed
Caddo patrol deputies arrested three people on Wednesday for stealing plants and other landscape supplies from Fred’s on Old Mooringsport Road, said Sheriff Steve Prator. Deputy Nathan Wesson was patrolling the area of LA 538 and Roy Road just before midnight when h...
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