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JUNE 2019

6/21 Shreveport man arrested for twenty counts of identity thefts
A Shreveport man was arrested for twenty counts of identity thefts, said Sheriff Steve Prator. Cody Wayne Lyell, 30, of Shreveport was arrested by Caddo-Shreveport Financial Crime Detective Mike King, after an investigation determined Lyell stole over $4,000.00 using...
6/13 CPSO Youth Firearms Safety Education Camp now in its 17th year
Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator announced today that applications are being accepted for the Caddo Sheriff's Youth Firearms Safety Education Camp, which will be held July 15-17 at the Sheriff's Regional Training Academy.  Boys and girls ages 10-13 may se...
6/10 Caddo Sheriff's Camp celebrates 30 years / Media Day set for Tuesday
It’s the 30th anniversary of Caddo Sheriff’s Camp, and 67 Caddo Parish boys are joining in the celebration this week at the Kinsey Scout Reservation, said Sheriff Steve Prator. Campers ages 9-12 arrived at the 1600-acre Scout Reservation on Sunday and will sta...
6/9 Caddo Parish deputies investigate a fatal crash on Interstate 220
Caddo deputies investigate a fatal crash which involved one vehicle that occurred in south Caddo Parish earlier this afternoon, said Sheriff Steve Prator. Just before 1:30PM, a motorist traveled westbound on Interstate 220 near the Lakeshore exit, when the vehicle left th...

MAY 2019

5/29 CPSO kicks off Youth Summer Sports Program
The annual Summer Youth Recreation Program sponsored by the Caddo Sheriff's Office kicks off June 3, providing safe, summer activities for area youths.  Caddo Parish Sheriff Steve Prator said children and teens ages 10 to 18 can participate in basketball and tabl...
5/28 BR man arrested for crimes involving juvenile
A Baton Rouge man was arrested this past week in connection with Caddo Parish crimes dating back 19 years, said Sheriff Steve Prator. Gentry Vinson, 50, was arrested by the U.S. Marshal’s Task Force in Middle Louisiana on warrants obtained by Caddo Sheriff’s D...
5/27 Shreveport man arrested for manslaughter
A Shreveport man is in jail for manslaughter following a shooting at his residence this past evening, said Sheriff Steve Prator. Caddo Sheriff's patrol deputies were called to the home of 19-year-old  Brandon McLaughlin at 7610 Blanchard Latex Road just after 10 ...
5/23 CADDO PARISH TO CONDUCT ONLINE TAX SALE ON JUNE 4
On Tuesday, June 4, the Caddo Parish Sheriff will host their annual tax sale online at CivicSource.com. The auction opens at 8:00 a.m. and closes at 8:00 p.m., subject to a sliding close. Over 2,000 properties are slated for auction, ranging from $291 to $96,027. The sale is...
5/22 Man arrested for illegally using company credit card
A Shreveport man was arrested for felony theft for using a company credit card for personal benefit, said Sheriff Steve Prator. Robert Welborn, 29, was booked into Caddo Correctional Center today following an interview with Caddo Sheriff’s Detective Mike King.  ...
5/19 CPSO investigate road rage shooting
Caddo deputies investigated a road rage shooting incident that occurred in south Caddo Parish on LA Highway 3132, said Sheriff Steve Prator. Late Sunday afternoon, just before 4 p.m., two vehicles traveling westbound on LA Highway 3132 near the West 70th  exit w...
5/18 Caddo Deputies search for suspects who fled from stolen vehicle
Update: A second suspect has been arrested and identified as, 18 year old, Ja'Rique Montreal Warren of Shreveport. The investigation is still on going.  Original Story: Caddo deputies search for two suspects who fled from a stolen vehicle out of Bossier City...
5/16 CPSO deputies to participate in seatbelt enforcement campaign
Caddo deputies will participate in the national “Click it or Ticket” seatbelt campaign May 20 through June 2, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator. Deputies will be joining other law enforcement agencies around the country to step up enforcement of seatbelt laws. L...
5/15 CPSO investigating I-20 accident
The Caddo Sheriff's Office is investigating a single-vehicle accident involving an 18-wheeler on I-20 near the Texas state line, said Sheriff Steve Prator. The rig was headed eastbound when the driver said he dozed off and left the roadway. The 18-wheeler st...
5/14 Caddo Sheriff announces promotion, awards
Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator recognized several deputies during a ceremony today honoring them for promotions, lifesaving efforts, and years of service. Robert Presley, a 13-year veteran of the Sheriff’s Office, was promoted to sergeant. Presley joined the Sheriff&rsq...
5/13 Caddo Sheriff awards scholarship to Captain Shreve senior
Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator awarded an academic scholarship to Skylore Rae Henderson this morning during a presentation at Government Plaza. Henderson is a graduating senior at Captain Shreve High School where she earned a 4.4 grade point average. She will use the $500 sch...
5/13 Caddo Sheriff's Office to graduate 45th Academy class
Graduation exercises for the 45th basic training class of the Caddo Sheriff’s Regional Training Academy will take place at 4 p.m. Tuesday, May 14, at Calvary Baptist Church, 9333 Linwood Avenue.  Sheriff Steve Prator will be the guest speaker. Eight agencies wi...
5/10 LA Hwy. 1 to open tonight
Officials will re-open LA Hwy. 1 at 6 p.m. tonight. The road was closed to all traffic between LA 175 in Caddo Parish and LA Hwy. 509 in Red River Parish after a train derailment earlier this week. Clean up is continuing. Motorists are urged to use caution and watch ...
5/10 Caddo officials briefed on weekend weather
Caddo-Shreveport officials received a weather briefing this morning as we head into the weekend where more rain is expected, said Sheriff Steve Prator, director of Caddo Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness. The National Weather Service met with city, parish, stat...
5/9 Caddo Sheriff issues warning about river, lake traffic
Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator is asking boaters to use caution on area waterways due to high water from recent rainfall. Local lakes and rivers remain open to boaters but the Sheriff is urging those on the water to slow down in residential areas and near piers where a boat&r...
5/7 CPSO investigating train derailment
The Caddo Sheriff's Office is on the scene of a train derailment in south Caddo, said Sheriff Steve Prator. At this time, LA Hwy. 1 northbound is blocked at the Red River-Caddo parish line. Southbound traffic being diverted at Hwys. 1 and 175. Ellerbe Road is als...
5/6 Caddo officials hold weather planning meeting
Officials in Caddo Parish gathered at the 911 Communications Building in Shreveport this morning to discuss the potential for more rain this week and how it could impact area waterways. Sheriff Steve Prator, who serves as Caddo Parish’s Homeland Security and Em...
5/3 Man arrested in fatal hit and run
A Shreveport man was arrested today in connection with a hit and run fatality this past Saturday on LA 3132, said Sheriff Steve Prator. Zachary Dahl Sumlin, 46, turned himself in to the Caddo Sheriff's Office on a warrant obtained by Det. Jeremy Prudhomme. Sumlin was ...
5/3 Missing dog recovered
A Siberian Husky puppy taken from outside a store in south Shreveport has been recovered. The dog named Rocky was taken from Wal-mart on Mansfield Road on Thursday around 8 p.m. His owner, a long-haul truck driver from Florida, had stopped at the store for medication and ...
5/1 Applications available for Caddo Sheriff's Camp
Sheriff Steve Prator announced today that applications are being accepted for this summer’s Caddo Sheriff's Camp. The free overnight camp for boys ages 9-12 will be held at Kinsey Scout Reservation June 9-12. It is conducted by the Sheriff’s Office and the...

APRIL 2019

4/29 Caddo Sheriff to hold Recruitment Event
The Caddo Sheriff’s Office Personnel Division will hold a Recruitment Event from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday, May 4, at Sheriff’s Safety Town. Safety Town is located at 8910 Jewella Avenue on the west side of Summer Grove Baptist Church in Shreveport. This is a ...
4/27 Caddo Sheriff's deputies investigate fatal crash involving a pedestrian
Caddo Sheriff deputies are investigating a major vehicle accident involving a pedestrian which occurred in south Caddo Parish early this morning, said Sheriff Steve Prator. Just before 4 a.m., a motorist was traveling eastbound in his is vehicle on LA-3132 near the Terry ...
4/20 Man's body found in Jeems Bayou
Caddo Sheriff's deputies are investigating the discovery of a body in Jeems Bayou earlier today, said Sheriff Steve Prator. Just before 8 a.m. deputies were notified that a kayaker found the body of a deceased male in the bayou about a half mile south of the bridge. S...
4/16 Drug Take Back event planned at Sheriff's Safety Town
Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator said citizens can dispose of unwanted prescription drugs on Saturday, April 27, at Sheriff's Safety Town. The event is part of the national Drug Take Back Day hosted twice each year by the Drug Enforcement Administration. The Caddo Sheriff&#...
4/11 Counterfeit suspect in custody after slow pursuit
A fleeing suspect who refused to exit his vehicle for an hour following a slow speed pursuit with deputies is now in custody and facing a number of charges, said Sheriff Steve Prator. At approximately 12:35 p.m., Caddo deputies attempted to stop Jovi Christopher...
4/8 Location changed for proclamation ceremony
Today's proclamation ceremony for Crime Victims' Rights Week has been moved to the City Council Chambers, 505 Travis Street, due to inclement weather. The ceremony will begin at 11 a.m.
4/5 CPSO to commemorate Crime Victims' Rights Week
Caddo Parish Sheriff Steve Prator will host a proclamation ceremony on Monday, April 8, to commemorate the annual observance of National Crime Victims’ Rights Week. The ceremony will be held at 11 a.m. on the Texas Street side of the Caddo Parish Courthouse. In the eve...
4/3 CPSO investigating fatality crash
Caddo Sheriff’s deputies are investigating a traffic fatality that occurred this morning on Mira Myrtis Road in the northern part of the parish, said Sheriff Steve Prator.    About 7:45 a.m., a 29-year-old Vivian woman was eastbound in a For...

MARCH 2019

3/27 Caddo Parish Skywarn Class
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3/25 Caddo Sheriff's deputies investigate fatality
Caddo Sheriff’s deputies are investigating a fatality accident that occurred in west Caddo earlier today, said Sheriff Steve Prator. The crash was discovered just after 8 a.m. in the 8300 block of Jefferson Paige Road. The driver of a Dodge Ram pickup was eastbound ...
3/19 Shreveport man arrested for drugs
The Caddo-Shreveport Narcotics Unit, along with the Shreveport City Marshal’s Office, seized drugs and guns during a search warrant in the 400 block of Melrose Street in Shreveport on Friday. Deputy city marshals were conducting an unrelated investigation at that ad...
3/18 Five charged in counterfeiting scheme
An investigation by the Caddo-Shreveport Financial Crimes Unit has led to the recovery of more than $4,000 in counterfeit money and the arrests of five people, said Sheriff Steve Prator. Between March 5 and 12, the suspects attempted to pass six counterfeit $100 bills at ...
3/18 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 targeting DWI, Occupant Protection (se...
3/18 Sewer district employee arrested for theft
An employee of Caddo Parish Sewer District #2 was arrested on Friday for stealing from the district office, said Sheriff Steve Prator. An audit by the Louisiana Legislative Auditor’s Office revealed over $1,400 was unaccounted for between August and November 2018. A...
3/18 New scam targets Medicare recipients
Scammers are trying to cash in on a change with Medicare, said Sheriff Steve Prator. In 2018, Medicare provided new cards for people receiving benefits. The new cards show an eleven digit code, instead of a social security number. Now scammers are contacting citizens by p...
3/14 CPSO responds to shooting
Caddo deputies are searching for a man who broke into a residence and held a family at gunpoint Wednesday night, said Sheriff Steve Prator. Just before 10 p.m., James Salone, 56, broke into the house at 10955 Springridge Texas State Line Road where his ex-girlfriend ...
3/11 Woman arrested with stolen mail
A Keithville woman was booked into Caddo Correctional Center for stealing mail from 53 different victims, said Sheriff Steve Prator. Early Friday morning, March 8, the Caddo Sheriff’s Office received information that a suspicious vehicle was in the 9500 block of Bon...
3/8 Caddo deputy named Law Officer of the Year
Caddo Sheriff's Sgt. Doug Smith was honored as Law Officer of the Year by the 40 and 8 Voiture Locale 137 during a ceremony Thursday in Shreveport. He was also selected as the state organization’s Louisiana Officer of the Year and will receive that award at the Gra...
3/4 Caddo deputies to be recognized during Tuesday ceremony
Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator will promote three deputies tomorrow in a ceremony at the Re-Entry Facility on Forum Drive. The Sheriff will also recognize one employee with a Lifesaving Award and several employees for their years of service with the Caddo Sheriff’s Office....
3/4 Greenwood man arrested for killing cousin
A Greenwood man is in jail today charged with killing his cousin, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator.   Deputies were called to the 7300 block of Golden Meadows in Greenwood about 7:20 p.m. Sunday where Terry Lee, 47, had been shot once in the chest. Lee was deceased...

FEBRUARY 2019

2/28 Caddo Sheriff offers women's firearms, personal safety class
Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator is offering a basic firearms and safety class for women from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 16, at the Sheriff’s Regional Training Academy.   Sheriff’s deputies will provide one-on-one instruction in the safe handling and ...
2/28 Sheriff Prator to host CSI Camp for Kids
Sheriff Steve Prator announced that the Caddo Parish 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 26-27 at Sheriff's Safety Town, 8910 Jewella Avenue. Participants will ...
2/27 Men arrested for cashing stolen church checks
Two Caddo Parish men have been arrested for cashing checks stolen from a Shreveport church, said Sheriff Steve Prator. James Maxie, 32, of the 3600 block of Bellaire Avenue in Shreveport, was arrested Tuesday on 20 counts of forgery for his involvement in cashing checks t...
2/26 Man arrested for sex crimes involving children
A Rodessa man was arrested on Monday for sex crimes involving juveniles, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator.   Darin Gene Chandler, 47, was arrested at the CPSO Criminal Investigations Division following an investigation by Det. Jacob Bergren. Chandler is accused of ...
2/24 Caddo deputy involved in crash
A Caddo Sheriff's deputy received minor injuries in a two-vehicle crash on Jefferson Paige Road earlier today. Deputy Brian Godfrey was traveling eastbound on Jefferson Paige when the driver of a westbound Chevy pickup turned in front of him at a traffic lig...
2/22 Five cited for illegally selling alcohol
The Caddo Sheriff’s Office Youth Services Division cited five people for the illegal sale of alcohol to underage persons, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator. Twenty-six businesses that were checked in the operation did not sell. The following is a list of employees who...
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