Press Releases

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FEBRUARY 2018

2/28 CPSO issues warning to Caddo Lake residents
Caddo Parish Sheriff Steve Prator is warning Caddo Lake residents to prepare for possible flooding as the lake approaches its crest later today. “Caddo Lake is at 172.80 feet and is being forecasted by the Shreveport National Weather Service to crest at 173.5 feet l...
2/28 CPSO investigating attempted burglary
Caddo Sheriff's deputies are investigating an attempted burglary that occurred this morning in north Caddo Parish, said Sheriff Steve Prator. Deputies were dispatched to the 6300 block of North Hwy. 169 at 4:30 a.m. after an 81-year-old woman reported that a man ...
2/26 CPSO helps with livestock rescue
Some tense moments gave way to a happy ending this morning when several head of cattle were rescued from flooded Twelve Mile Bayou, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator.   The cattle were caught in rising water along I-49 North between North Market and Hwy. 173 exits. ...
2/25 Day three for CPSO in search for missing boater
The Caddo Parish Sheriff's Office Marine Unit is back at Wallace Lake this morning searching for a boater who was reported missing on Friday, said Sheriff Steve Prator. The girlfriend of the 33-year-old man reported him missing around 9 p.m. after he failed to re...
2/24 Caddo deputy seizes high-grade marijuana; arrests three
A Caddo deputy who was working a special detail to identify and arrest drunk drivers located more than that on Friday, said Sheriff Steve Prator. Deputy James Norwood was working a DWI grant when he stopped a small vehicle on North Market at Lakewood. Upon contacting...
2/23 Caddo officials prepare for rise of the Red
Caddo Parish residents should prepare for more rain, flooding, and possible tornadic activity this weekend, a spokesman for the National Weather Service said today in a meeting at the Caddo Parish Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness. Homeland Secur...
2/22 Caddo Sheriff proposes arming some school faculty
In an e-mail to Caddo Parish School Board members today, Sheriff Steve Prator asked that they consider allowing armed faculty in parish schools. "Our schools currently brag of being "firearm free" zones, literally an invitation for armed evil doer...
2/22 Caddo SO seeks info in Wildoak car burglaries
Caddo Sheriff’s detectives are asking for the public’s help in identifying two men who may have information about recent car burglaries, said Sheriff Steve Prator.   On February 16, two locked vehicles in the 300 block of Wildoak in Shreveport were bro...
2/22 Caddo Sheriff calls meeting to discuss weather's impact on the Red
Caddo Sheriff and Homeland Security Director Steve Prator will hold a meeting of local officials at 1:30 p.m. Friday, February 23, to discuss the impact of our current weather system on the Red River.  The meeting will be held at the Caddo Emergency Operations Center, 1...
2/21 CPSO investigates alleged threat
On Tuesday, February 20, the Caddo Parish Sheriff’s Office was made aware of a post on Facebook regarding a possible threat at Northwood High School. The person posting the message alleged that a family member threatened to attempt a shooting at the school.   ...
2/17 Teen charged with attempted murder of mother
A 19-year-old man is in jail today charged with stabbing his mother and her boyfriend, said Sheriff Steve Prator. At 7:15 p.m. Friday, Caddo Sheriff's deputies responded to a suspicious circumstances call at 8325 Still Meadow where a woman was badly cut with a knife. ...
2/13 CPSO on scene of fatal crash
Caddo deputies are on the scene of a fatal crash that occured just before 7 p.m. tonight at the intersection of Simpson and Buncombe roads. Sheriff's Sgt. Mike Vaitkus said a pickup with three occupants was southbound on Simpson when the driver failed to stop at a sto...
2/13 Bossier man arrested for theft
A 21-year-old Bossier City man is in jail charged with theft for stealing from the company where he was employed, said Sheriff Steve Prator. Between September and December of 2017, James Patrick Murphy was working as a salesman for Gemco Portable Buildings on Stagecoach R...
2/12 Update: Are you missing a goat?
Update: Rowdy's owner has been located. We are told he escaped from the backyard of another residence on Dianne Street about a half-mile away. A friend of the owner saw our post on Facebook. The owner and Rowdy will soon be reunited.    The Caddo Sheriff&...
2/12 Caregiver charged with ID theft and exploitation
A Shreveport woman was arrested for felony crimes after she stole the identity of the woman she was caring for, said Sheriff Steve Prator. Dorothy L. Edwards, 37, was arrested on Thursday and charged with exploitation of persons with infirmities and felony identity theft....
2/12 Nurse arrested for theft
A home health nurse was arrested on Friday for stealing from the couple who employed her, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator. Crystal Coleman, 32, of Vivian, is accused of stealing over $5,600 in cash, a coin jar, and a gift card while working as a nurse for the victim and h...
2/9 Bank scam ends with arrests in south Caddo Parish
Three people are in jail after they were caught by deputies following a botched attempt to defraud a south Shreveport credit union on Thursday, said Sheriff Steve Prator. Deputies were called to Wesla Federal Credit Union at 2921 Williamson Way after the suspects attempte...
2/9 CPSO conducts follow-up alcohol sales operation
On the heels of a special operation to identify clerks and businesses who sell alcohol to underage persons, the Caddo Sheriff’s Office conducted another operation yielding even more arrests this week. Last week the CPSO Youth Services Division cited seven people for...
2/6 Two arrested after road rage incident
Two men were arrested today following a road rage incident that led to gunfire, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator. The incident occurred around 4:30 p.m. after an altercation at the four-way stop on Northport Boulevard in front of Walmart in Blanchard. Following the a...
2/6 Seven cited for selling alcohol to underage persons
The Caddo Sheriff’s Office Youth Services Division cited seven people for the illegal sale of alcohol to underage persons in an operation conducted this past week, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator.             Th...
2/6 Florida man accused in local ID theft case
A Hialeah, Florida, man was arrested in his home state for committing identity theft using personal information from four Caddo Parish victims, said Sheriff Steve Prator. Weyley Vita, 33, was arrested on a Caddo Parish warrant and booked into the Broward County, FL, jail ...
2/1 Local couple charged with juvenile cruelty
A local couple has been arrested for physically abusing a 4-year-old girl in their care, said Sheriff Steve Prator. Kamre' Taylor, 20, and Antonio Nobles, 22, of the 9000 block of Park Haven, were booked into the Caddo Correctional Center this week after warrants were...
2/1 Shreveport man charged with multiple home burglaries
A Shreveport man who was arrested Monday following a foot pursuit with deputies has now been charged with multiple burglaries, said Sheriff Steve Prator.   Darryl Glynn McNeely, 51, was arrested in the 6200 block of Buncombe Road after a citizen reported seeing hi...
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