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APRIL 2020
Wed
Apr

29

Haughton man arrested for raping 7-year-old girlA 19-year-old Haughton man was arrested in Caddo Parish for raping a 7-year-old female, said Sheriff Steve Prator.   Oscar Gonzalez was arrested on Wednesday on a warrant obtained by Cpl. Ray Saunders. Gonzalez was located in the 1500 block of Kings Hwy. and ...
Wed
Apr

29

Coronavirus provides impetus for expanding video court The coronavirus pandemic is providing the impetus for expanding video court proceedings at Caddo Correctional Center, said Sheriff Steve Prator.   As of Monday, judges in all five criminal sections of First Judicial District Court were able to conduct court p...
Tue
Apr

28

Man arrested for drugs after running into sheriff's patrol carA Shreveport man who ran into the back of a Caddo Sheriff's Office patrol car was arrested after deputies found drugs and guns in his vehicle, said Sheriff Steve Prator.   Deputy Steve Viola was stopped on Texas Street at Spring Street around 12:24 this m...
Tue
Apr

21

Caddo mask distribution sites announcedCaddo Parish residents can pick up free face masks from 8 a.m. until noon Thursday, April 23, at pre-selected sites within the parish, said Sheriff Steve Prator, director of Caddo's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness. Fourteen locations h...
Sat
Apr

18

Caddo HSEP receives mask donation from Hanes company Update: Sheriff Prator announced today that 70,000 masks have been provided to the City of Shreveport and 40,000 to the Parish of Caddo for distribution to the general public. Details on when and where the masks will be handed out are expected later this evening from th...
Wed
Apr

8

Testing site opens for first responders, health care workers Update: The drive-thru testing site opened this past week for first responders and health care workers is now available to anyone in the general public who is exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19, and there is no out-of-pocket cost to the individual. Additionally, first responder...
Tue
Apr

7

Shooting suspect fatally wounded A man wanted for shooting at a Caddo deputy and killing a Shreveport woman is dead, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator. Derek Swanson, 28, was fatally injured during a shootout with law enforcement after he broke into a house in the 8700 block of South Lakeshore Drive. ...
Tue
Apr

7

CPSO continues search for shooting suspectCaddo Sheriff's deputies are continuing their search this morning for a man who shot at a deputy Monday afternoon, said Sheriff Steve Prator. Deputies maintained a perimeter in the area of the 8200 block of Jefferson Paige Road throughout the night and manned che...
Mon
Apr

6

CPSO searches for shooting suspectCaddo Sheriff's deputies are in the 8200 block of Jefferson Paige Road searching for a suspect who fired at a deputy, said Sheriff Steve Prator. Around 1 p.m. today, a Caddo patrol deputy was following up on a tip that a man wanted in connection with a Shreveport...
Sun
Apr

5

CCC inmate tests positive for COVID-19An inmate at Caddo Correctional Center has tested positive for COVID-19, according to Sheriff Steve Prator.   The male, who has underlying health conditions, developed a temperature and was sent to Ochsner LSU Hospital, where a test for COVID-19 returned positive....
Sat
Apr

4

Caddo deputy, recovered from COVID-19, donates plasma to other virus patients A Caddo deputy who recovered from COVID-19 is now helping other critically ill coronavirus patients by donating his plasma.   Cpl. Kevin Calhoun donated one of the first COVID-19 convalescent plasmas in Louisiana, according to LifeShare Blood Center...
Sat
Apr

4

Caddo Sheriff requires all deputies to wear masks Caddo Parish Sheriff Steve Prator is requiring all deputies to wear protective masks while on duty, according to an order that goes into effect at 6 p.m. tonight. "This goes beyond maintaining a healthy workforce," Prator said. "Every day we learn more and ...
MARCH 2020
Tue
Mar

31

Juvenile charged with hit and runA 17 year old has been arrested in connection with a hit-and-run fatality on Roy Road, said Sheriff Steve Prator. Caddo Sheriff's Patrol deputies were called to the 4300 block about 9:30 p.m. on Monday regarding a man who was found deceased near the driveway of the Co...
Tue
Mar

24

Man charged in charged in Calderwood shooting Caddo Sheriff's deputies have arrested a Shreveport man in connection with a shooting March 7 on Calderwood Drive, said Sheriff Steve Prator.   Brian Alexander Wilcott, 33, was arrested on March 20 after Sheriff's Detective Jeremy Prudhome o...
Tue
Mar

17

Caddo OHSEP lists public updates on websiteThe Caddo Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness is making community COVID-19 information and updates available in one location for the benefit of citizens. Caddo OHSEP Director/Sheriff Steve Prator said a complete list of community information can be foun...
Fri
Mar

13

Caddo leaders meet to discuss COVID-19State, parish, and city leaders took part in a Unified Command Group meeting today at the Caddo Sheriff’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness where they discussed preparations and response to Coronavirus (COVID-19). Caddo Parish remains low risk w...
Wed
Mar

11

Caddo Parish announces local case of COVID-19A presumptive positive case of COVID-19 or coronavirus has been detected in Caddo Parish, according to officials. A middle-aged male with no risk factors and no history of travel self-presented to a local hospital. He was admitted, and a test for coronavirus was conducted...
Wed
Mar

11

Visitation suspended at CCCOn-site visitation for inmates at Caddo Correctional Center has been suspended until further notice in an effort to prevent the coronavirus from entering the facility, said Sheriff Steve Prator. Changes were discussed and recommendations were made for all parish jails dur...
Wed
Mar

11

CPSO appeals to public in case of missing womanIt’s been seven weeks since a north Caddo Parish woman was reported missing to the Caddo Parish Sheriff’s Office, and there's still no clue as to her whereabouts, detectives say. Dorothy “Dottie” Yates-McCathran, 40, was last seen at her reside...
Wed
Mar

11

Man arrested for stabbingOne man is in jail today charged with stabbing another man during an argument in north Shreveport, said Sheriff Steve Prator. Caddo patrol deputies were called to the 7800 block of Edelweiss Drive at 7:44 p.m. on Tuesday in reference to a man who had been stabbed in ...
Mon
Mar

9

CPSO, LSP to host anhydrous ammonia trainingLocal emergency responders will be participating in live hazardous materials training this week at the Caddo Sheriff’s Regional Training Academy. The course, “Taming the Tiger in the Tank,” will review the physical properties of ammonia, its hazards, use...
Mon
Mar

9

Caddo Sheriff/Homeland Security Director talks COVID-19 Caddo Sheriff/Homeland Security Director Steve Prator is recommending that all residents be familiar with tips and information that will help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases like COVID-19. The Sheriff’s Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness Office ...
Sat
Mar

7

Greenwood man arrested for terrorizing A Greenwood man was arrested by Caddo deputies on Friday for making threats that temporarily closed down several local banks, said Sheriff Steve Prator. Taylor Mullins, 24, was arrested by Cpl. Michael Page and booked into Caddo Correctional Center for terrorizing.  ...
Sat
Mar

7

CPSO investigating shooting on CalderwoodCaddo Sheriff's deputies are investigating a shooting that occurred early this morning in the 4200 block of Calderwood Drive, said Sheriff Steve Prator. The Sheriff's Office was contacted at 6:37 a.m. after 42-year-old Byron Wilcott reported being shot at his resi...
Wed
Mar

4

AARP Safe Driver course rescheduledThe AARP Safe Driver course scheduled for April 8 has been moved. It will now take place from noon until 4 p.m., May 14, at the Northwest Regional Re-Entry Facility, 1121 Forum Drive.  This 4-hour refresher course is for drivers 50 and over and may qualify parti...
Sun
Mar

1

Two men arrested in connection with body found at Cameron ParkTwo men are in jail this morning charged in connection with a body discovered near Wallace Lake Road, said Sheriff Steve Prator. Caddo patrol deputies were called to Cameron Park  at 5:17 p.m. on Saturday when two teenagers reported finding a suspicious bundle in a g...
FEBRUARY 2020
Sat
Feb

29

CPSO investigating fatal crash involving motorcyclistUpdate: I-20 has re-opened.   Caddo  Sheriff's patrol deputies are investigating a fatality crash involving a motorcycle and an 18-wheeler, said Sheriff Steve Prator. The crash occurred just after 3:30 p.m. on I-20 at mile marker 2 west of the rest are...
Thu
Feb

27

Sheriff Prator announces date for CSI Camp for KidsCaddo Sheriff Steve Prator announced that the Caddo 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 24-25 at Sheriff's Safety Town, 8910 Jewella Avenue. Participants will l...
Tue
Feb

25

Man arrested in connection with trailer theft ringA Greenwood man is behind bars after an investigation showed he was the mastermind in a trailer theft ring that targeted more than 20 victims, according to an announcement by Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator and Shreveport Police Chief Ben Raymond. Todd Edward Harris, 41, was a...
Thu
Feb

20

Caddo Sheriff issues warning about tech support scamCaddo Sheriff Steve Prator has issued a warning about another scam making the rounds in our area. This one involves tech support. It begins with the scammer contacting the victim under the guise of providing technical support or providing a refund for services the victim ...
Thu
Feb

20

Caddo Sheriff's Office to hold recruitment eventThe Caddo Sheriff’s Office Personnel Division will hold a Recruitment Event at 9 a.m.  Saturday, March 7, at the Sheriff’s Re-Entry Facility, 1121 Forum Drive, behind the Caddo Correctional Center. The Sheriff’s Office has positions available for Se...
Wed
Feb

19

New dates announced for Women's Firearms and Personal Safety ClassCaddo Parish Sheriff Steve Prator has announced upcoming dates for the women’s personal safety and firearms familiarization course offered by the Caddo Sheriff’s Office. The course will be taught March 14, April 18, May 16, and June 6, with additional dates an...
Tue
Feb

18

Woman arrested for forgery, filing false public records A Shreveport woman was arrested for forging signatures on four property deeds and filing the paperwork with the Clerk of Court, said Sheriff Steve Prator. Krystle Williams, 32, presented falsified documents in Shreveport City Court while going through an eviction process....
Thu
Feb

13

Man dies after crashing vehicle into treeOne man is dead following a traffic crash on Cedar Creek Drive in Shreveport, said Sheriff Steve Prator. The man, who has not been identified, crashed his truck into a tree after fleeing from a Caddo deputy who attempted to stop him for driving without headlights. ...
Thu
Feb

13

Another road closed due to flooding conditions Hosston-Rodessa Road North, approximately two miles north of Mira Myrtis Road, was closed this evening due to high water.  The south ends of Norris Ferry and Wallace Lake roads leading to the boat ramp and also Keithville-Kingston Road at the Desoto Parish line remai...
Wed
Feb

12

Man arrested for theft involving LSU-Clemson ticketsA south Louisiana man is accused of overcharging a buyer for tickets to the College National Championship football game, said Caddo Parish Sheriff Steve Prator. The victim, who is from Shreveport, told Caddo deputies that he purchased a pair of tickets in sectio...
Tue
Feb

11

CPSO announces road closureUpdate: The south ends of Norris Ferry and Wallace Lake roads leading to the boat ramp have been closed due to flooding. Keithville-Kingston Road at the Desoto Parish line has been closed in both directions due to high water. Caddo Parish Sheriff’s officials say the...
Mon
Feb

10

Woman avoids hospital food but lands in jailHospital food. It often gets a bad rap. One woman thought she found a way to avoid it, but that plan eventually landed her in jail. Ashley Lee, 31, of Plain Dealing, was arrested for making unauthorized charges to another person’s credit card to pay for food orders ...
Wed
Feb

5

Shreveport lawyer arrested for theftA Shreveport lawyer turned himself in to the Caddo Sheriff’s Office after warrants for his arrest were obtained charging him with theft, said Sheriff Steve Prator. Zachary Moffett, 32, was booked into the Caddo Correctional Center on January 28. He was released on b...
Tue
Feb

4

Man arrested for home improvement fraudCaddo Sheriff’s deputies have arrested a man for being an unlicensed contractor, said Sheriff Steve Prator. Jason Youngblood was hired to remodel a house on Looney Street in May. The cost to complete the job was $10,198. Youngblood was paid half up front but did lit...
Tue
Feb

4

Woman arrested for identity theftA Shreveport woman is in jail today charged with committing identity theft, said Sheriff Steve Prator. Tiffany King, 32, is accused of making $13,047 in unauthorized charges to a former friend’s debit card. An investigation by Caddo Sheriff’s Det. Mike King (n...
JANUARY 2020
Thu
Jan

30

CPSO seeks info on missing womanThe Caddo Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in locating a missing Vivian woman, said Sheriff Steve Prator. Dorothy Yates-McCathran, 40, was reported missing by her family this past Monday. She was last seen at her residence in the 10000 block of...
Wed
Jan

29

Third person arrested in Holiday Inn theft; other suspects identified Update: Jamilah King was arrested on Jan. 29 after information was provided that she was working in Bossier City. BCPD was contacted and Jamilah was located and later transported to Caddo Correctional Center where she was booked on her warrant. Ang...
Mon
Jan

27

Vivian man arrested for access device fraudA Vivian man was arrested today for using a former employer’s gas card to purchase thousands of dollars of fuel for friends and acquaintances, said Sheriff Steve Prator. Cade Clemens, 28, used the company gas card without permission to purchase fuel for people ...
Sat
Jan

25

3-yr-old in stable condition after accidental shootingCaddo Deputies are continuing their investigation today into the shooting of a three-year-old boy in south Caddo Parish this past weekend, said Sheriff Steve Prator. The child was driven to Willis-Knighton South hospital by his mother on Saturday afternoon ...
Fri
Jan

24

Four arrested after vehicle pursuitTraffic violation leads to a vehicle pursuit in south Caddo Parish that ended in Harrison County with four people in jail, said Sheriff Steve Prator. Caddo Deputies attempted to stop 32-year-old Charles Dressen out of Shreveport for a traffic violation of following to clo...
Fri
Jan

24

Hotel employees arrested for Felony TheftCaddo Sheriff’s Detective investigate employees at the Holiday Inn Express on Interstate Drive for stealing from the company, said Sheriff Steve Prator. Nydra Williams, 38, of the 2900 block of Rosenwald Drive and Alton Williams, 59, of the 6300 block of Tierra Driv...
Wed
Jan

22

Caddo Sheriff warns of scamsTwo scams are circulating in the local area causing Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator to issue a word of warning. The first scam involves bogus text messages claiming to be from Fed Ex or another delivery service. The text message appears to show a tracking code from the package...
Wed
Jan

22

Caddo Sheriff accepting applications for college scholarshipCaddo Parish Sheriff Steve Prator has announced the availability of a $500 college scholarship for a Caddo Parish graduating high school senior. The scholarship is made available each year through the Louisiana Sheriff's Honorary Membership Program to help defray the ...
Tue
Jan

21

Caddo Sheriff announces promotions and employee recognitionsThree deputies were promoted during a ceremony this morning at the  Caddo Sheriff’s Re-Entry Facility. Sheriff Steve Prator also recognized several employees for their years of service with the Caddo Sheriff’s Office. Donnie Laney was promoted to the rank...