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MAY 2017

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...
3/22 Caddo Sheriff announces promotion, awards
Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator has announced the promotion of John Childress to the rank of sergeant. Childress was officially recognized during a ceremony on Tuesday, March 21, at the Re-Entry Facility on Forum Drive. Childress joined the Sheriff’s Office in June 2010....
3/21 Vandals hit local business hard financially
Caddo Sheriff's detectives are looking for a suspect involved in a property damage case that has cost a local business over $100,000 so far, said Sheriff Steve Prator. Caruthers Producing Company has been the target of recent incidents where someone has opened va...
3/20 Caddo deputies release video from December shooting
Caddo deputies are asking for the public’s help with identifying a suspect in the December 2016 shooting of Shreveport businessman Robert Creamer. Creamer was inside an apartment located behind his furniture business at 5189 Shreveport-Blanchard Highway just after 8...
3/15 Caddo deputies investigating fatal crash
A two-vehicle crash on Keithville-Springridge Road claimed the life of an 82-year-old man earlier tonight, according to Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator. Witnesses said that just after 6 p.m., Joe Waddles, 82, of Keithville, was traveling westbound on Keithville-Springridg...
3/15 Man arrested for stealing thousands with neighbor's debit card
A Shreveport man was arrested for using his neighbor’s debit card to steal thousands of dollars, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator.   Danny Jenkins, 52, of the 500 block of West 76th Street, is accused of stealing his neighbor’s debit card in February an...
3/13 Caddo Sheriff to host AARP safe driving class
The Caddo Parish Sheriff’s Office will host an AARP Driver Safety program from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm, Friday, April 7, 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...
3/8 Crime down in Caddo Parish again
Annual crime statistics released today by the Caddo Parish Sheriff's Office show parish crime is down seven percent from the previous year, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator. Overall in 2016, there were 1,399 reported crimes in unincorporated areas of the parish compare...
3/8 CPSO investigating overnight fatality
Caddo sheriff’s deputies are investigating a fatality crash that occurred on Old Mooringsport Road Tuesday night, said Sheriff Steve Prator.   A 2004 Toyota Solara was northbound when it left the roadway in a curve just south of Mooringsport and struck a lar...
3/7 UPDATE** CPSO seeks information on missing person
UPDATE: This person was located this morning in the parking lot of Cash Magic on Hwy. 1 near Vivian.   ORIGINAL STORY:   Caddo deputies are asking for the public’s help to locate 53-year-old William “Rusty” Walters of Blanchard. &nb...
3/3 Caddo deputy named 40/8 Law Officer of the Year
Caddo Sheriff's Lt. Philip Escude’ has been selected as Law Officer of the Year by the Voiture Locale 137 of the 40 and 8 veterans’ organization. He was recognized by the 40/8 during a ceremony Thursday in Shreveport. During the ceremony, it was also annou...
3/2 CPSO to offer Spring Break 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 28-29 at Sheriff's Safety Town, 8910 Jewella Avenue. Participants will l...
3/1 Caddo Sheriff receives Spirit of Scouting Award
Caddo Parish Sheriff Steve Prator was honored Tuesday night with the Spirit of Scouting Award presented by the Boy Scouts of America, Norwela Council. The presentation was made during the 19th annual Whitney M. Young Jr. Service Award Reception held at Ralph and Kacoo&rsq...
3/1 CPSO investigating overnight fatality
Caddo Sheriff’s deputies are investigating an fatality crash that occurred on North Lakeshore Drive near KCS railroad Tuesday night.   The Caddo Parish Sheriff's North Sector Patrol Division and Caddo Parish Fire District No.1 responded to the crash arou...

FEBRUARY 2017

2/28 CPSO seeks owner of three horses
The Caddo Parish Sheriff’s Office is looking of the owner of three sorrel horses found on Colquitt Road near Horton Road on Monday, Feb. 27. The horses, all mares, are being held by the Caddo Sheriff’s Stock Patrol. For more information, contact Deputy Gary Ba...
2/24 Financial Crimes Wrap-Up
The following is a summary of some of the arrests this week by Caddo Sheriff’s deputies assigned to the Caddo-Shreveport Financial Crimes Task Force.             On February 22, Aaron D. Alexander, 38, of the...
2/23 Shreveport man arrested for convenience store thefts
A Shreveport man was arrested by the Caddo Sheriff's Office for stealing liquor from a local convenience store, said Sheriff Steve Prator.   The owner of Super S at Roy and Pinehill roads reported that a man entered the store on two different occasions Fe...
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