Press Releases

AUGUST 2018

8/13 CPSO to provide extra DWI enforcement
The Caddo Sheriff’s Office is warning motorists that drunk driving won’t be tolerated this Labor Day. “If you’re over the limit and you drive, you&rsqu...
8/10 Caddo deputies respond to fatal crash
Caddo Sheriff’s patrol deputies responded to a fatal crash on Highway 2 in north Caddo Parish Thursday night.   Lorry Ann Ford, 53, of Plain Dealing, was trav...
8/8 Horses found near I-49
The Caddo Parish Sheriff’s Office is looking of the owner/owners of two horses found off I-49 in north Shreveport today. Around 8:20 this morning, the Sheriff’s...
8/2 Caddo Sheriff to host AARP Safe Driver Course
The Caddo Parish Sheriff’s Office will host an AARP Smart Driver course on Friday, August 17, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Northwest Regional Re-Entry Facility located a...

JULY 2018

7/30 Caddo Sheriff's OHSEP to host active shooter exercise
The Caddo Sheriff’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (OHSEP) will host an active shooter training exercise Tuesday at Barret Paideia Academy in the...
7/30 Caddo K-9 finds drug stash
A Caddo Sheriff’s K-9 sniffed out 25 pounds of marijuana in a duffle bag at the downtown Greyhound bus terminal this morning, said Sheriff Steve Prator. The Caddo K-9...
7/30 Caddo deputies arrest armed robber
Caddo deputies used a drone and K-9s to track down a man who robbed a restaurant at gunpoint over the weekend, said Sheriff Steve Prator. Deputies were dispatched to Zaxby&...
7/23 Caddo Sheriff announces nine promotions
Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator will recognize nine employees with promotions and others for their years of service to the Sheriff’s Office during a ceremony at 8:30 a.m. Tue...
7/20 Caddo deputy named 40 & 8 Louisiana Law Officer of the Year
Caddo Sheriff's Deputy Jeremy L. Prudhome was honored as Louisiana’s 40 & 8 Law Officer of the Year Sunday at the organization’s Grand Promenade in Lafayet...
7/19 Husband arrested for cruelty to infirm wife
A Mira man was arrested on Saturday after he failed to seek medical help for his infirm wife after several months, said Sheriff Steve Prator. Alice Essary, 68, had not move...
7/19 CPSO offers safety course for college-bound students
Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator is helping students prepare for their college send-off by offering a free one-day safety course addressing issues that specifically apply to them. ...
7/18 SBA Offers Disaster Assistance to Caddo Businesses and Residents Affected by Severe Storms, Tornadoes and Straight-line Winds
Low-interest federal disaster loans are available to Louisiana businesses and residents affected by the severe storms, tornadoes and straight-line winds that occurred April&nb...
7/12 Task Force seize drugs and guns while searching a residence in Shreveport
Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator and Shreveport Police Chief Alan Crump announced that the Caddo-Shreveport Narcotics Unit made an arrest and seized illegal narcotics and guns durin...
7/10 Texas man arrested for incest
A Texas man has been arrested for aggravated incest following an investigation by the Caddo Parish Sheriff’s Office, said Sheriff Steve Prator. Larry Thomas, 65, of B...
7/9 Georgia man arrested for supplying counterfeit checks
A Georgia, man was arrested by Caddo Sheriff’s detectives for participating in a counterfeit check scheme that netted over $7,000, said Sheriff Steve Prator. Quentin ...
7/5 Woman arrested for felony theft
A Shreveport woman was arrested this week for stealing several thousand dollars from her employer, said Sheriff Steve Prator.        &n...
7/2 CPSO called to fatality crash near Vivian
Caddo Sheriff’s deputies responded to a fatality crash east of Vivian Sunday night, according to Sheriff Steve Prator.   The crash occurred at 10 p.m. in the ...

JUNE 2018

6/21 CPSO seeks identity of man in stolen vehicle
Caddo Sheriff’s Detectives are asking for the public’s help in identifying a man wanted for questioning about a stolen vehicle, said Sheriff Steve Prator. Durin...
6/16 Caddo deputies investigate fatal crash on US Hwy 79
An elderly women has died from injuries she received during a crash on Hwy 79, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator. Caddo deputies worked a crash yesterday eveni...
6/15 Bossier murder suspect captured in Caddo Parish
Caddo Sheriff's deputies worked with Bossier Sheriff's detectives in capturing a wanted murder suspect in northern  Caddo Parish, said Sh...
6/11 Pot wrapped as gift seized in traffic stop
Fifteen pounds of pot concealed in a gift-wrapped box was seized by Caddo-Shreveport narcotics agents during a traffic stop on Sunday. Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator and Shreve...
6/11 Four men arrested for theft
Four men were arrested for stealing over $11,000 through fraudulent money order transactions, said Sheriff Steve Prator.   The Caddo Sheriff’s Office was cont...
6/8 Deputies interrupt burglary in progress
Caddo Sheriff's K-9 deputies interrupted a burglary in progress tonight when they stopped to investigate a suspicious person complaint. After a citizen told deputies ab...
6/6 Caddo Sheriff offers women's firearms training and 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. this Saturday, June 9, at the Sheriff’s Regional Training Academ...
6/6 Applications being accepted for Youth Gun Safety Camp
Applications are being accepted for the Caddo Sheriff's Youth Firearms Safety Education Camp which will be held July 16-20 at the Sheriff's Regional Training Academy.&...
6/4 Keithville man arrested for Indecent Behavior and Pornography
A 45-year-old Keithville man was arrested today for indecent behavior with a juvenile and pornography involving juveniles, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator.   Detect...
6/4 Caddo Sheriff to host AARP Smart Driver Course
The Caddo Parish Sheriff’s Office will host an AARP Smart Driver course on Friday, June 22, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Northwest Regional Re-Entry Facility located at ...

MAY 2018

5/31 Couple leaves young children alone while getting their marriage license
A 10-month-old baby boy and a 4-year-old boy were left alone in car with the air conditioner running while their parents were inside the Caddo Parish Courthouse getting a marr...
5/31 Four suspects connected to break-in at Vivian business
Caddo Sheriff’s detectives have arrested several suspects in connection with the theft of multiple vehicles from a business in Vivian earlier this month, said Sheriff St...
5/30 Women arrested with illegal drugs in car
Three women were arrested on drug charges Tuesday after Caddo Sheriff’s patrol deputies found a large amount of suspected narcotics in their vehicle, said Sheriff Steve ...
5/27 Vivian man arrested in connection with traffic fatality
A Vivian man was arrested Saturday in connection with a traffic crash that left a woman dead, said Sheriff Steve Prator. Daniel McBride and his passenger, Sonja Martin...
5/25 Caddo to appeal denial of federal disaster aid; Sheriff asks citizens to report tornado damage
The Caddo Sheriff’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness is asking all homeowners and businesses who received damage from the April 14 tornado to repor...
5/25 CPSO seeks owner of sheep
The Caddo Sheriff's Stock Patrol picked up a sheep in the 5800 block of Greenwood Road today. If you can help locate the owner, contact Cpl. Gary Bailey at 681-1120. ...
5/24 Two arrested in joint financial crimes investigation
Two men are in jail today for their involvement in crimes that netted over $143,000 through fraudulent wire transfers, said Sheriff Steve Prator.   Patrick Tayon Ba...
5/24 Caddo Sheriff offers concealed carry class
The Caddo Sheriff's Office is offering state-required training for anyone 21 and older who would like to obtain a concealed handgun permit, said Sheriff Steve Prator. C...
5/24 CPSO investigating Vivian shooting
The Caddo Sheriff's Office is investigating a shooting that left a Vivian man injured Wednesday night, said Sheriff Steve Prator. Jason Davis, 32,  was shot i...
5/22 Update: Suspect Identified/Caddo Sheriff's Office seeks man in connection with multiple investigation
Update: The Caddo Sheriff's Office has obtained a warrant for the arrest of 20-year-old Francisco Davis, seen in the attached photos. Davis is wanted for aggravated a...
5/21 Click It or Ticket traffic safety campaign starts today
As the official start of summer draws near and motorists take to the roadways for summer vacations, the Caddo Parish Sheriff’s Office is reminding motorists to “Cl...
5/21 CPSO to conduct Tax Certificate sales June 5
The Caddo Parish Sheriff’s Office will host its annual Tax Certificate sales at CivicSource.com on June 5. The online auctions open at 8 a.m. and end at 8 p.m., subject ...
5/16 Realtor arrested for felony theft
A local realtor has been arrested for stealing $14,000 from a client in a fraudulent real estate deal, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator. The victim reported to authorities t...
5/16 Caddo Sheriff announces summer camp schedule
Sheriff Steve Prator announced today that applications are being accepted for youth summer camps and programs offered by the Caddo Sheriff's Office. The annual Youth Su...
5/15 CPSO seeks owner of goats
The Caddo Sheriff's Office is looking for the owner of two male goats picked up by the CPSO Stock Patrol on May 12. The goats were located in the 9600 block of Hwy. 169. ...
5/14 Seven businesses cited for selling alcohol to underage
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 ...
5/14 Shreveport man charged as accessory in drive-by shooting
A Shreveport man was arrested in connection with a drive-by shooting that occurred on May 6 in the Lakeview neighborhood, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator. Tamario Jenkins, ...
5/10 Caddo deputy locates vehicle from Texas carjacking
A vehicle stolen during a carjacking in Fort Worth, Texas, was recovered in Caddo Parish following a brief pursuit by deputies, said Sheriff Steve Prator. Caddo Sheriff&rsq...
5/7 Caddo Sheriff to present scholarship to Southwood graduate
Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator will award an academic scholarship to Cameron Michael Jones during a ceremony at 9 a.m. Tuesday, May 8, on the seventh floor of Government Plaza. ...
5/4 CPSO schedules public hearing
Notice is hereby given pursuant to Article 7, Section 23(C) of the Louisiana Constitution  and R.S. 47:1705(B) that a public hearing of the Caddo Parish Law Enforcement D...
5/4 Caddo Sheriff to host Academy graduation
Graduation exercises for the 43rd basic training class of the Caddo Sheriff’s Regional Training Academy will take place at 4 p.m. Monday, May 7, at Calvary Baptist Churc...

APRIL 2018

4/30 CPSO seeks man in attempted murder case
Caddo Sheriff’s detectives are searching for a man who fired shots into a vehicle carrying three adults and a 2-year-old child over the weekend, said Sheriff Steve Prato...
4/26 Bush School researchers to present study on local Red River flooding
Students from Texas A&M’s prestigious Bush School of Government & Public Service are taking a close look at localized flooding of the Red River to offer potentia...
4/25 CPSO seeks owners of loose livestock
So many baaad goats! The Caddo Sheriff's Office is looking for the owners of these goats that were picked up by the Livestock Patrol. Two male goats were caught on Brow...
4/25 Sheriff's Safety Town to participate in Drug Take Back event
Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator said citizens can dispose of unwanted prescription drugs on Saturday, April 28, at Sheriff's Safety Town. The Caddo Sheriff’s Office, S...
4/24 Man arrested for hit and run
Caddo sheriff's deputies have arrested a man in connection with this morning's hit and run on Wells Island Road, said Sheriff Steve Prator. Steve Brown, 42, of...
4/20 2018 Property Tax Roll Forward Publication
Notice is hereby given pursuant to Article 7, Section 23(C) of the Louisiana Constitution  and R.S. 47:1705(B) that a public hearing of the Caddo Parish Law Enforcement D...
4/19 Caddo Sheriff announces results of Operation Zero Hour
Caddo Parish Sheriff Steve Prator has announced the results of warrant round-up "Operation Zero Hour." “ ‘Operation Zero Hour’ meant the offende...
4/17 Traffic enforcement campaign to focus on drivers and passengers in pickups
The Caddo Parish Sheriff’s Office will participate in a seat belt enforcement campaign aimed at drivers and passengers in pickup trucks who are not properly buckled, sai...
4/16 Disaster Declaration signed in CaddoParish
City of Shreveport and Caddo Parish officials are in the process of documenting damage from this past weekend’s storm, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator. A Declaration ...
4/13 Caddo Sheriff warns: Don't get caught in this bank card scam!
Caddo residents are being warned about a bank card scam involving the theft of personal information and money, said Sheriff Steve Prator. In recent days, CPSO has received ...
4/12 Crime victims awareness fair cancelled
A Community Awareness Fair and Safety Fun Day scheduled for Saturday at Sheriff’s Safety Town has been cancelled due to the threat of inclement weather. The fair was to ...
4/6 Man arrested for beating child
Caddo Sheriff’s detectives arrested an Oil City man for beating his 4-year-old son, said Sheriff Steve Prator. Luke Collins, 23 of the 10,000 block of Plum Point Road...
4/6 Mother arrested for illegal drug use in presence of minor child
A Keithville mother was arrested for using illegal narcotics in the presence of her 2-year-old son, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator. Caddo Sheriff’s Youth Service&rsq...
4/6 17-year-old arrested for having sex with minor
A 17-year-old was arrested by Caddo detectives for having a sexual relationship with a minor, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator.   Caddo Sheriff’s deputies began a...
4/2 CPSO to host 2018 Crime Victims' Rights Week events
The Caddo Parish Sheriff’s Office, in commemoration of National Crime Victims’ Rights Week (NCVRW) April 8-14, is hosting several events to raise awareness about c...

MARCH 2018

3/28 Caddo Sheriff to host AARP smart driver course
The Caddo Parish Sheriff’s Office will host an AARP Smart Driver course on Friday, April 27, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Northwest Regional Re-Entry Facility located at...
3/20 Georgia man arrested for stealing money from night deposit boxes
A Georgia man was arrested on a Caddo Sheriff’s warrant for stealing money from several Shreveport apartment complexes, said Sheriff Steve Prator. In September 2...
3/20 Juveniles arrested on sexting charge
Five teens were arrested on sexting charges for sharing a nude photo of a fellow student on social media, said Sheriff Steve Prator. School officials notified a sheriff&rsq...
3/19 Caddo Sheriff announces promotions
Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator will recognize two employees with promotions and others for their years of service to the Sheriff’s Office during a ceremony at 8:30 a.m. Tues...
3/15 Two arrested for armed robbery
Caddo Sheriff’s deputies arrested two people on Wednesday for robbing a man during the sale of a handgun, said Sheriff Steve Prator. The robbery occurred around 5 p.m...
3/14 CPSO seeks owners of livestock
T he Caddo Parish Sheriff's Stock Patrol picked up three horses on Greenwood Road at Greenwood Avenue on Tuesday, March 13. Today three donkeys were found running loose...
3/9 Three arrested on drug charges
Caddo Shreveport narcotics agents executed two search warrants on Wednesday, March 7, resulting in the seizure of illegal narcotics.   At 301 West 68th Street, agen...
3/8 17 pounds of marijuana seized in bust
A bundle of marijuana weighing 17 pounds was seized during a drug investigation in south Shreveport on Tuesday, according to Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator and Shreveport Police C...
3/7 26 arrested in drug operation
A two-day operation conducted by the Caddo-Shreveport Narcotics Unit resulted in the arrests of 26 people on drug and other charges, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator and Shreve...
3/5 Caddo Sheriff announces spring date for CSI Camp
Caddo 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 clas...
3/2 Body recovered on Wallace Lake
The Caddo Parish Sheriff's Office has confirmed that a body was located earlier this morning in Wallace Lake. Deputies with the Sheriff's Office Marine Unit and age...
3/1 Southwood student arrested for terrorizing
A 14-year-old Southwood student was arrested today for terrorizing after he made threats to "shoot up the school," said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator. Students ...

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...
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 t...
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.   ...
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 Prato...
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 w...
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 m...
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...
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....
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...
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 ...
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 responde...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ou...
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 arres...
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 ste...
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. D...
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 yieldi...
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...
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 ...
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. W...
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 90...
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 G...

JANUARY 2018

1/30 Pedestrian fatality under investigation
Caddo Sheriff's deputies are investigating a fatal accident involving a pedestrian who was struck by a Sheriff's Office vehicle, said Sheriff Steve Prator. Around 9...
1/26 Caddo Sheriff warns of two scams
Caddo Parish residents are being warned about two phone scams currently targeting local residents. In one, a caller impersonates an IRS agent and demands money to keep the ...
1/22 Deceased person identified
Caddo Sheriff's deputies are investigating the case of a deceased person found in the 200 block of Mayo Road early this morning, said Sheriff Steve Prator. De...
1/15 Adult and infant ejected during rollover crash
Caddo deputies responded to a vehicle losing control this morning on LA 3132, where an adult and an infant passenger were ejected from the vehicle, said Sheriff Steve Prator.&...
1/14 Caddo deputies investigate early morning fatality crash
At 6:16 a.m. today, Caddo deputies were dispatched to a major traffic accident on the I-49 North overpass at LA Hwy. 173. Caddo Sheriff's Lt. Mike Gray said a car was trav...
1/12 Doyline man accused of rape
A Doyline man turned himself in to authorities Thursday on a Caddo Sheriff’s Office warrant for rape, said Sheriff Steve Prator.   Marvin Bradley “Brad&...
1/8 Caddo Sheriff announces promotion
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. Tues...
1/8 Annual crime report reveals drop in parish crime rate
Crime continued to drop in rural Caddo Parish during 2017, according to annual crime statistics released today by Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator. “Once again I’m ha...
1/8 Caddo Sheriff to host AARP Safe Driving Class
The Caddo Parish Sheriff’s Office will host an AARP Smart Driver course on Friday, February 9, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the NW Regional Re-Entry Facility located at 1123...
1/3 Caddo Sheriff accepting applications for college scholarship
Caddo 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 ava...
1/3 Business' COO arrested for theft
The Chief Operating Officer for a local assisted living facility has been arrested for stealing nearly $90,000 from her employer, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator. Maryann S...
1/2 CPSO responds to train, vehicle collision
Caddo Sheriff's Patrol deputies responded this morning to a collision between a KCS train and a tractor-trailer rig, said Sheriff Steve Prator.   Just afte...