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JULY 2017

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...
7/3 Vivian man arrested during drug investigation and search
The Caddo-Shreveport Narcotics Task Force made one arrest and recovered a quantity of meth and marijuana during the execution of a search warrant in Vivian on Friday, June 30. Agents conducted the investigation at 603 SE Front Street. During a search of the residence, the...
7/1 CPSO investigates morning shooting
Caddo Sheriff's detectives are investigating a shooting that left one man injured early this morning on Wallace Lake Road, said Sheriff Steve Prator. Detectives said Byron Kelly and Robert Charles Woodson, both 63, have had a long-running feud over neighboring propert...

JUNE 2017

6/29 Man arrested for home improvement fraud
Caddo deputies have arrested a Shreveport man for defrauding a couple who paid him to work on a relative’s home, said Sheriff Steve Prator.                     &nbs...
6/29 Caddo SO seeks woman for bank fraud
UPDATE: Do was arrested today in Bossier Parish.   Original Release: The Caddo Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in locating Vivian Kimonah Do, 43, who is wanted for bank fraud.   In early May, Do and a male counterpart scheme...
6/28 Caddo Sheriff's Office to participate in Driver Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign this July 4
The Caddo Sheriff’s Office is warning motorists that drunk driving won’t be tolerated this Independence Day. “If you’re over the limit and you drive, you’re under arrest,” said Sheriff Steve Prator. A grant provided by the Louisian...
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...
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