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DECEMBER 2017

12/22 Caddo deputies spread Christmas cheer
Caddo Sheriff's deputies spread Christmas cheer throughout the parish over the past weeks making deliveries to hospitals, shelters, families in need, and others.   Among those benefiting from the Caddo Sheriff's Office's donations this year were t...
12/20 Store clerk charged with theft
A Wal-mart store clerk was arrested for stealing nearly $5,000 while she worked as a cashier, said Sheriff Steve Prator.   Tierra Williams, 18, was charged with felony theft for misappropriating over $4,600 during the November and December. Caddo Sheriff's Det...
12/20 Florida man charged in second local identity theft case
A Delray Beach, FL, man is facing a second charge of identity theft for stealing the personal information of a Caddo Parish resident, said Sheriff Steve Prator. Kevin James Lynch, 50, is accused of obtaining a $32,000 line of credit in the name of an 81-year-old Shrevepor...
12/19 CPSO investigating accident involving deputy
The Caddo Sheriff's Office is on the scene of a major accident involving one of its patrol deputies. Deputy Joseph Fourcade was responding to assist another deputy on a call just after 6 p.m. when he was involved in a crash with a tractor trailer in the 7200 bloc...
12/19 Vivian man arrested for crimes against juveniles
A 60-year-old Vivian man was arrested on Friday for committing crimes against juveniles, said Sheriff Steve Prator. Sheriff’s detectives investigated a complaint that Hank Cook of the 300 block of East Penrod engaged in sexually inappropriate behavior with three juv...
12/19 Parents face charges for leaving baby home alone
The parents of an infant girl who was left alone for over an hour are facing desertion charges, said Sheriff Steve Prator.   Caddo Sheriff’s deputies were investigating a battery complaint against the father, 24-year-old Seth Sepulvado, when they learned of ...
12/18 Former hotel clerk arrested for profiting from guests' info
A former hotel clerk was arrested for using information obtained through his job to fraudulently rent rooms and receive food deliveries, said Sheriff Steve Prator. Between April and June 2017, Delvin Darrell Raphiel, 28, used a childhood friend’s personal informatio...
12/18 Burglar travels by boat to steal property
Update: Norwood has been charged with three additional counts: illegal possession of stolen things for possessing a stolen boat trailer tag; illegal possession of stolen things for having a stolen boat registration sticker;  and simple burglary for taking items from a b...
12/15 Cable installer accused of theft; caught with the goods
Caddo Sheriff’s patrol deputies arrested a man for stealing gold collector’s coins from a residence where he was installing cable, said Sheriff Steve Prator. On December 12, the offender, Brent Culpepper, went to a residence in Mooringsport to install cable fo...
12/15 Shreveport woman wanted for felony theft
Update: Jimison turned herself in on December 17. Original Story: A Shreveport woman is wanted by the Caddo Parish Sheriff’s Office for defrauding a subcontractor of $42,598, said Sheriff Steve Prator. Charlene Letina Jimison, 55, is accused of refusing to pay fo...
12/15 Hosston woman wanted for financial crimes
The Caddo Sheriff’s Office has outstanding warrants for Penny Powell, also known as Penny Cross Beuton, for the offenses of unauthorized use of an access card and unauthorized use of a motor vehicle.   Powell is a white female, 5’9, 205 lbs. She is 54 ...
12/15 Vivian man arrested for operating meth lab
Caddo Sheriff’s patrol deputies arrested a Vivian man this morning for operating a meth lab in his residence on Highway 1 North, said Sheriff Steve Prator. Just before midnight, Deputy Marc Herring, Cpl. James Norwood, and Cpl. Adam Jacobo  were dispatched to a...
12/11 Two arrested for financial crimes
Two women were arrested in separate cases for committing crimes that caused  financial loss to others, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator. Tuesday Bledsoe, 44, of Shreveport, was arrested for identity theft after she used an ex-employer’s personal information to m...
12/11 What to do during Christmas break? Caddo Sheriff to host two gun safety courses for kids
Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator is hosting a marksmanship course for youth ages 12-16. The course is designed to teach basic marksmanship skills, safe gun handling, and the fundamentals of shooting a firearm. One-on-one instruction will be provided by certified deputies from t...
12/11 Church security classes begin tomorrow
THE FIRST OPPORTUNITY TO PARTICIPATE IN A CHURCH SECURITY CLASS IN CADDO PARISH IS TOMORROW. SEE BELOW FOR MORE INFORMATION.    When seconds count, are you prepared? In its quest to make Caddo Parish and the surrounding area a safer place to live, work and...
12/11 CPSO to conduct extra patrols this holiday season
The Caddo Sheriff’s Office will conduct extra patrols in search of impaired drivers this holiday season. A grant provided by the Louisiana Highway Safety Commission called “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” will provide 153 hours of funding for deputies to...
12/7 CPSO investigating suspected murder-suicide
Caddo Sheriff’s detectives are investigating a suspected murder-suicide that occurred earlier today at 9960 Scaife Road in Mooringsport, according to Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator.   At 8:14 this morning, Shreveport Fire received a 911 call from a man at the S...
12/4 Caddo Sheriff to host church security training
When seconds count, are you prepared? In its quest to make Caddo Parish and the surrounding area a safer place to live, work and worship, the Caddo Parish Sheriff’s Office is offering three special awareness training classes for churches, synagogues, and mosques. ...
12/4 Credit Union employee arrested for theft
A Credit Union employee was arrested for theft on Friday for stealing money from customers, including one who was deceased, said Sheriff Steve Prator.   Kesha Kestler, 29, of Shreveport, was in charge of dormant accounts and used her position to steal $49,101 from...

NOVEMBER 2017

11/30 Florida man arrested for local ID theft
A Florida man was arrested for identity theft after he stole a local woman’s personal information and made several purchases, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator. Kevin James Lynch, 49, of Delray Beach, FL, was extradited to Caddo Parish and booked into the Caddo Correc...
11/28 Four cited for underage alcohol sales
The Caddo Sheriff’s Office Youth Services Division cited four people before the Thanksgiving holiday for the illegal sale of alcohol to underage persons, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator. Deputies checked 27 businesses throughout the parish on Wednesday, November 22....
11/21 Sheriff Prator hosts First Gun Class for Kids
Registration is currently underway for children ages 8 to 12 to participate in the Caddo Sheriff’s Office "First Gun Course."  The 4-hour class will be offered from 8 a.m. until noon on two dates - December 9 and 16.  All classes will be held a...
11/16 Eleven agencies to be represented in Academy graduation today
Graduation exercises for the 42nd basic training class of the Caddo Sheriff’s Regional Training Academy will take place at 4 p.m. today, at Calvary Baptist Church, 9333 Linwood Avenue.  Sheriff Steve Prator will be the guest speaker. Eleven agencies will be rep...
11/13 Prescription Drug Drop Box
Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator has made available a prescription drug take back box where Caddo Parish citizens can dispose of unused or expired prescription medications. The box is located in the lobby of Government Plaza at 505 Travis Street in Shreveport and is available to t...
11/13 CPSO plans gun safety event for Thanksgiving week
A gun safety event for kids and adults will be held at the Caddo Sheriff’s Training Academy during Thanksgiving week, said Sheriff Steve Prator. The Sheriff will open up the Academy’s shooting range to provide gun safety training to children and allow adults a...
11/10 Woman arrested for stealing from credit union
A Bethany woman was charged with felony theft for stealing money from the credit union where she was employed, said Sheriff Steve Prator.   Alyse Jones, 22, was a member service officer at Carter Federal Credit Union in the 6800 block of West Bert Kouns Industrial...
11/10 CPSO seeks owner of horse
The Caddo Parish Sheriff's Office is seeking the owner of this sorrel horse picked up Thursday at Hwys. 169 and 71. There were two yearlings along with the horse but they managed to get away. If you know the owner of this horse, contact the CPSO Livestock Patrol at 6...
11/6 Sheriff Prator announces promotion and employee recognitions
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, November 7, at the Re-Entry Facility on Forum Drive. Lori Griffin will be promoted to Direct...

OCTOBER 2017

10/30 Caddo Sheriff offers Women's Firearms Safety Class
Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator is offering a free basic firearms and safety class for women from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. November 4 and again on December 2 at the Sheriff’s Regional Training Academy. These will be the last two classes until next Spring.   Sheriff&rsquo...
10/27 CPSO seeks owner of horse
The Caddo Sheriff's Office is seeking the owner of this sorrel gelding located Thursday at Southern Loop and Norris Ferry Road. Anyone with information regarding the owner should contact the Sheriff's Office at 681-1120. If the owner is not located, the horse will be...
10/27 Four arrested for Keithville burglary
Four men who planned to commit a burglary on Thursday were surprised by a gun-toting homeowner, said Sheriff Steve Prator. Just before 10 a.m., deputies were called to the 11000 of Peggy Lane in Keithville regarding a burglary in progress. The homeowner stated several men...
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...
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