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AUGUST 2019

8/19 Mooringsport man charged with Video Voyeurism
A 29-year-old Mooringsport man was arrested last Sunday for allegedly making inappropriate videos of a 12-year-old female, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator.   On August 11, the Caddo Sheriff’s Office Patrol division was dispatched to a home in Mooringsport, LA a...
8/19 Desoto Parish man arrested for First Degree Rape
A Desoto Parish man was arrested last week for rape charges which occurred in the mid 1990’s, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator.   Glenn Miller Sr., 64, of Keatchie, LA was arrested by Caddo Sheriff Deputy, Justin McDonnell, on a warrant obtained by Det. Chris Ar...
8/19 Local woman commits fraud against grandmother
A Keithville woman has been arrested for taking her grandmother’s car and debit card without permission, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator.   On July 13, 21-year-old, Gracie Watson of Keithville, LA took her grandmother’s Chrysler 300 and debit card without...
8/16 Alert: Text Scam targeting bank information
Local citizens and businesses are being targeted recently by a text message scam seeking banking information, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator.   Recently, citizens of Caddo Parish and surrounding areas have been receiving text messages claiming their bank card has be...
8/16 Annual state review gives high marks to Caddo Correctional Center
An on-site inspection of the Caddo Correctional Center conducted by the Louisiana Department of Public Safety and Corrections gives high praise to the parish jail and the deputies who run the facility. In a report issued this week, the monitors who conducted the Basi...
8/6 Shreveport woman arrested with synthetic marijuana
A Shreveport woman was arrested over the weekend after she was found with synthetic marijuana and a large amount of cash. Around midnight on Saturday, Sheriff’s Deputy Marcus Jeansonne and his K-9 partner Chuck stopped a 2018 Acura for speeding on Dean Road south of...
8/6 Caddo deputy Doug Smith receives Louisiana law enforcement award
Caddo Sheriff's Sgt. Doug Smith was honored as Louisiana’s 40 and 8 Law Officer of the Year during the organization’s Grande Promenade Sunday in Opelousas. It was also announced during the ceremony that Smith was selected by the organization to receive its na...
8/6 Man who threatened Sheriff and deputies arrested for terrorizing
A Shreveport man was arrested this past week for making threats to harm Sheriff Steve Prator and Caddo Parish deputies. An investigation by the Caddo Sheriff’s Criminal Investigations Division was launched after 49-year-old Hilliard Jenkins made statements by email ...
8/5 College-bound safety photos and update
Attached are some photos from this morning's opening of the college-bound safety course being held at Sheriff's Safety Town. Sheriff Prator greeted the full house, and Chief Eddie Walker of Centenary College presented the first safety session. The class is going on u...
8/2 What to expect when you are arrested
How the criminal justice system works   A) An individual is arrested by a law enforcement agency and accused of committing a crime. The arrested individual is either issued a summons to appear in court or transported to the nearest jail (Shreveport CityJai...
8/1 Caddo Sheriff's deputy honored as state Sheriffs' Association Deputy of the Year
A Caddo Sheriff’s deputy was recognized by his peers as the state’s Deputy Sheriff of the Year during the annual conference of the Louisiana Sheriffs’ Association in Baton Rouge today. Lt. Richard Corbett received the prestigious honor in front of his co...

JULY 2019

7/29 Caddo Sheriff announces promotions, recognitions
Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator will promote six deputies tomorrow during an 8:30 a.m. ceremony at the Re-Entry Facility at 1121 Forum Drive. The Sheriff will also recognize several employees for their years of service with the Caddo Sheriff’s Office. Ondray Miles will b...
7/26 Business owner arrested for fraud
Updated with additional charge: The owner of One Planet Solar was arrested on Thursday for home improvement fraud, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator. Matthew Roberts, 48, of Stonewall, is accused of accepting $14,120 from a client to install solar panels but did little w...
7/25 CPSO to host AARP Smart Driver course
The Caddo Parish Sheriff’s Office will host an AARP Smart Driver course on Thursday, August 8, from noon until 4 p.m. at the Northwest Regional Re-Entry Facility located at 1123 Forum Drive in Shreveport. This 4-hour refresher course is for drivers 50 and over and m...
7/18 Caddo Sheriff offers safety course for college students
Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator is offering a FREE one-day safety course for college-bound students and returning college students between the ages of 17 and 21. The interactive course will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, August 5, at Sheriff’s Safety Town, 8910 Je...
7/14 Train derailment blocking Hwy 1
Caddo deputies are working a train derailment in south Caddo Parish. The train came off the tracks and is blocking both lanes of Highway 1 near the Caddo and Red River Parish line. The highway will be closed approximately 4-5 hours while crews work to clear the train cars. T...
7/11 Caddo and Bossier deputies deploying to south Louisiana
Caddo and Bossier rescue teams will deploy to Baton Rouge as part of the Louisiana Sheriff’s Association Task Force, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator.  The deputies and equipment were requested by Louisiana State Fire Marshal Butch Browning in support of rescue ...
7/9 How To Use Sandbags
Please see the attached document on information pertaining to the usage of sandbags. How To Use Sandbags
7/9 CPSO conducts underage alcohol sales operation
Eight people were recently cited for the illegal sale of alcohol to underage persons during an operation conducted by the Caddo Sheriff’s Youth Services Division, said Sheriff Steve Prator. Twenty-three businesses did not sell. “As I’ve said many times b...
7/9 CPSO conducts underage alcohol sales operation
Eight people were recently cited for the illegal sale of alcohol to underage persons during an operation conducted by the Caddo Sheriff’s Youth Services Division, said Sheriff Steve Prator. Twenty-three businesses did not sell. “As I’ve said many times b...
7/9 Registration underway for CSI Camp
Sheriff Steve Prator announced that the Caddo Sheriff’s Office will host a Crime Scene Investigations Camp for 11 and 12 year olds July 23-24 at Sheriff’s Safety Town. Participants will learn how to detect clues and apply CSI techniques at a mock crime scene. ...

JUNE 2019

6/30 CPSO investigating double shooting
The Caddo Sheriff's Office is investigating a double shooting that occurred in south Shreveport early this morning, said Sheriff Steve Prator. Patrol deputies were called to 2743 Long Branch Lane just before 5 a.m. One man was deceased at the scene and ...
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&#...
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