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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...
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