Press Releases

DECEMBER 2009

12/28 Caddo Sheriff to conduct sobriety checkpoint
Caddo Parish Sheriff’s deputies will conduct a sobriety checkpoint in north Caddo Parish on Wednesday, December 30. Deputies will check all vehicle operators for signs of impa...
12/23 Three arrested for ballpark break-in
Three suspects have been arrested for committing a burglary at the Blanchard baseball park.Duane Shaw, 19, Hunter Reed, 17, and a 15-year-old juvenile are accused of breaking ...
12/22 Caddo Sheriff's Office employs help make season bright for those in need
U.S. soldiers, two children's hospitals, a nursing home, and several families in need are among those who benefited this Christmas from charitable donations made by employees ...
12/7 Christmas celebration planned for Sheriff's Safety Town
Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator is inviting the public to attend a Christmas celebration at Sheriff's Safety Town from 5-8 p.m. Saturday, December 12.The celebration will follow th...
12/4 Caddo Sheriff's Office schedules D.A.R.E. graduations
The Caddo Sheriff’s Office has scheduled graduation ceremonies at area schools for fifth-grade students participating in the Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.) program...
12/1 Caddo Sheriff's Office to sell unclaimed animals
Several animals are on the auction block at the Caddo Sheriff's Office after being unclaimed by their owners.The Sheriff's Office will accept sealed bids on the animals from 8...
12/1 Vivian man arrested for burglary, arson
A Vivian man was arrested for breaking into the office of the Monterey Hills apartment complex and setting the filing cabinets on fire.Loly Nelson, 23, of the 300 block of Low...
12/1 Three men arrested in counterfeit scheme
Caddo sheriff's detectives arrested three men for producing counterfeit bills and passing them on to unsuspecting Shreveport businesses.Gary Weems, 37, and Wayne Rice, 34, bot...

NOVEMBER 2009

11/25 Caddo Sheriff offers "First Gun Course” for kids
Registration is currently underway for children ages 8 to 12 to participate in the Caddo Sheriff’s Office "First Gun Course." The 4-hour class will be offered from 8 a.m. unti...
11/23 Drug investigation ends with arrests
A six-month investigation by the Caddo- Shreveport Narcotics Task Force concluded with the arrests of three people on Thursday, November 19, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator an...
11/23 Owners sought for stray livestock
The Caddo Sheriff's Office has recovered two more stray animals and is hoping their owners will claim them.A small donkey was located on Scout Drive near Keithville on Nov. 18...
11/19 Keithville couple arrested for hit and run
Caddo Sheriff's deputies have arrested a Keithville couple for a hit and run accident that left a teenager injured.On November 9, a 15-year-old pedestrian was struck by a blac...
11/19 Caddo Sheriff to host AARP safe driving class
Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator is hosting an AARP safe driving refresher course designed especially for drivers age 50 and older. This course helps individuals live more inde...
11/19 Caddo Sheriff announces formation of Special Investigations Unit
Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator announced on Tuesday, November 18, 2009,  the formation of a special unit to investigate allegations of government corruption.The Caddo Sh...
11/19 Caddo Sheriff seeks home invasion suspect
The Caddo Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help in locating Lance White, 27, of Shreveport.White is wanted by the Sheriff's Office for aggravated burglary. He is su...
11/19 Caddo SO seeks pony's owner
The Caddo Sheriff's Office is hoping to reunite a pony with its owner. If not, the animal will be sold to the highest bidder.The Sheriff's Office was contacted on Friday, Nov....
11/12 Caddo Sheriff announces on-line tax sales
Sheriff Steve Prator announced today that Caddo Parish will be the first Sheriff’s Office in Louisiana to conduct on-line tax sale auctions of properties with delinquent taxes...
11/6 Blanchard man crawls through doggie door to burglarize home
Caddo sheriff’s divers searched an area of Cross Lake on Thursday to recover property stolen in a recent burglary, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator.Several pieces of jewelry we...
11/5 Detectives continue to pound area forgery rings
More arrests were reported this week by Caddo sheriff’s detectives who are investigating several area forgery rings, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator.Elnora Armstrong, 23, of t...
11/4 Twelve-year-old boy charged with rape
A 12-year-old boy was arrested Tuesday by the Caddo Sheriff’s Office for the aggravated rape of three boys, seven years old and younger.Caddo Sheriff’s Lt. Sam Hall made the a...

OCTOBER 2009

10/30 Flood damage
"This photo taken by a Caddo sheriff's deputy shows extensive damage to Hwy. 538 in north Caddo Parish caused by severe weather overnight. Dirt is washed away, and asphalt on ...
10/30 Caddo Sheriff’s Weather Update
(11:00 a.m.)Caddo deputies remain in the area of Stagecoach Road and Riding Club Lane where they are rescuing stranded residents from flooded houses. Here is a breakdown of wh...
10/30 Fatality attributed to weather
(posted 10/29/09 at 7:02p.m.)Caddo Sheriff’s deputies are investigating a fatality accident that occurred earlier tonight on Hwy. 170 in north Caddo Parish.A 1998 Ford Taurus ...
10/30 Deputies work firey crash in Oil City
(posted 10/29/09 6:00 p.m.)The Caddo Sheriff's Office worked a major crash today on Hwy. One in Oil City near the Caddo Sheriff's Office north substation.The crash was re...
10/29 Improper acts with juveniles leads to couple’s arrest
Caddo Sheriff’s deputies arrested a Keithville woman who purchased alcohol for a group of juveniles and allowed them to drink it at sleepovers at her house.Tammie Swain, 46, o...
10/23 CSO arrests man for rape of 2 children
Caddo sheriff’s detectives arrested a Mooringsport man for the rapes of two girls who were 10 and 11 at the time, said Sheriff Steve Prator.Michael Jerry Davis, 32, of 416 Wes...
10/23 Housekeeper charged with theft
A woman employed as a maid with a local cleaning service was arrested by the Caddo Sheriff’s Office for stealing from the homes she cleaned.Sally Mildred Bays, 27, of Converse...
10/21 Woman charged in stabbing
Caddo deputies were dispatched to a domestic dispute Tuesday night that resulted in the victim being stabbed on Hiawatha Drive in north Caddo Parish.Upon arrival, deputies lea...
10/16 Caddo deputies catch car burglars
Three adults and a juvenile are in jail this morning for breaking into at least seven vehicles at Southview Estates.Witnesses in the neighborhood at 9973 Mansfield Road report...
10/16 Caddo-Shreveport Narcotics Unit makes arrests in three north Caddo Parish towns
The Caddo-Shreveport Narcotics Task Force executed three search warrants in north Caddo Parish towns on Wednesday, said Sheriff Steve Prator and Police Chief Henry Whitehorn.T...
10/16 Caddo Sheriff to conduct sobriety checkpoint
Caddo Parish Sheriff’s deputies will conduct a sobriety checkpoint in south Caddo Parish on Saturday night, October 17.The checkpoint is funded by a grant from the Louisiana H...
10/15 Caddo SO investigating home invasion
Caddo Sheriff’s detectives are investigating a home invasion that occurred just after 3 a.m. today at 1135 Oak Grove Lane in Shreveport.The homeowner told deputies that he was...
10/15 Caddo SO investigating home invasion
Caddo Sheriff’s detectives are investigating a home invasion that occurred just after 3 a.m. today at 1135 Oak Grove Lane in Shreveport.The homeowner told deputies that he was...
10/13 Girl charged with raping step-siblings
A 14-year-old girl was arrested by the Caddo Sheriff’s Office for the aggravated rape of two step-siblings.The victims, who include an 8-year-old female and a 10-year-old male...
10/13 Arrests made in two counterfeiting rings
Caddo Sheriff’s detectives made three arrests in connection with separate counterfeiting rings operating in the area, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator.Bryan Park, 51, was livin...
10/13 Caddo Sheriff’s Office receives grant funding for traffic safety initiatives
The Caddo Parish Sheriff's Office has received two traffic enforcement grants from the Louisiana Highway Safety Commission for the period of October 2009 through September 201...
10/13 Caddo Sheriff offers pre-paid tax program
Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator said parish property owners now have the option to pre-pay their taxes to avoid lump sum end-of-the-year payments.Payments made either monthly or qu...
10/5 More cows shot in Caddo Parish
The Caddo Sheriff’s Office is investigating its third report of cattle being shot and killed in the Dixie-Shreveport area.Sheriff Steve Prator said an unknown suspect shot two...

SEPTEMBER 2009

9/30 District fireman arrested for stealing MDA money
A fireman with Fire District #6 was arrested today for stealing money the department collected for the Muscular Dystrophy Association.Lt. Kevin Talmedge, 38, of Shreveport, wa...
9/30 Caddo Sheriff to host hunter safety education classes
Hunters who need hunter safety education certification can participate inclass on-line or in a classroom setting through the Caddo Sheriff’s Office, said Sheriff Steve Prator....
9/29 Sheriff Prator to appear on CityWide TV
Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator is the featured guest with local radio show host Tom Pace in a special one-on-one interview which will air over the next three weeks on Comcast City...
9/29 Caddo deputies investigate fatal crash
Caddo Sheriff’s deputies are investigating a fatal crash that occurred in south Caddo Parish early this morning.Jeffrey M. Parker, 35, of Keithville, was pronounced dead at th...
9/29 Caddo Sheriff announces hunting rifle sight-in days
Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator announced that he is making the firing range at the Sheriff’s Regional Law Enforcement Training Academy available to the public for sighting in rifl...
9/29 Caddo Sheriff to host on-line hunter education classes
Hunters who need hunter safety education certification can do most of the work on-line and in the convenience of their own home, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator.A one-hour cla...
9/29 Woman arrested for child desertion
Caddo deputies have arrested the mother of a 4-year-old boy who was found walking by himself on Highway One this morning.The boy was spotted around 10 a.m. by a motorist who w...
9/18 Caddo SO arrests armed robber
Caddo sheriff’s detectives arrested a man for this week’s armed robbery of the Food Fast Exxon at 5875 North Market Street, said Sheriff Steve Prator.Melvin Johnson, 48, was a...
9/14 CSO arrests man for raping child
Caddo sheriff’s detectives arrested a Shreveport man for raping a child some 10 years ago, said Sheriff Steve Prator.Dale Owen Lowe Sr., 68, of the 200 block of Boulevard, was...
9/11 Caddo S.O., Junior League to host bike rodeo at Sheriff’s Safety Town
Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator and the Junior League of Shreveport-Bossier will host a bicycle rodeo from 9 to 11 a.m. next Saturday, September 19, at Sheriff’s Safety Town, 8910 ...
9/11 Block party applications available from Caddo Parish Sheriff's Office
Applications from the Caddo Sheriff's Office are now available for citizens of unincorporated areas of Caddo Parish who would like to close their streets for National Night Ou...
9/4 Caddo SO investigating collision involving train, 18-wheeler
An 18-wheeler hauling salt water apparently failed to stop at a railroad crossing this morning and hit an oncoming train, causing it to partially derail.The accident occurred ...
9/4 Woman charged with using stolen credit card numbers
A Shreveport woman is facing criminal charges for stealing credit card numbers obtained when she was an employee at a retail store.Dawanna C. Crowley, 23, of the 4300 blo...
9/3 Caddo Sheriff to host AARP safe driving class
Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator is hosting an AARP safe driving refresher course designed especially for drivers age 50 and older.This course helps individuals live more independen...
9/2 Keithville man arrested for sex crimes involving juveniles
Caddo sheriff’s detectives arrested a Keithville man for molesting two girls, ages eight and nine years old, said Sheriff Steve Prator.Jimmie Carl Lee, 44, is being held at th...
9/2 CPSO investigates fatal accident
A Shreveport man died Tuesday night from injuries received in a one-vehicle accident on Hwy. 169 in Caddo Parish.John M. Stephens, 43, was not wearing a seatbelt and was eject...
9/1 Caddo Sheriff’s inmate website offers new feature for crime victims
Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator announced today that crime victims can now use the Caddo Sheriff’s Office webpage to register to be notified of an inmate’s release.The sheriff’s we...

AUGUST 2009

8/31 Investigation exposes misconduct in city’s Community Development office
Three city inspectors and four independent contractors were arrested today for crimes resulting from their participation in a federally-funded program that provides home repai...
8/28 Second fatal accident this week: Caddo deputies respond to double fatality
Two people died in a single-vehicle accident this morning on LA Hwy. One in north Caddo Parish.Deputies were called to the scene between Oil City and Vivian around 5 a.m. toda...
8/27 Two arrested; cash and drugs seized
Agents with the Caddo-Shreveport Narcotics Task Force arrested two people and seized cash and drugs during an early morning operation on Lyons Street today.Agents along with t...
8/27 Meth ingredients found in Rodessa home; three people arrested
Three people were arrested Tuesday night after they were found to be in possession of chemicals and equipment used to make meth, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator and Shreveport...
8/27 Discovery of marijuana patch leads to arrest
A marijuana patch was discovered today tucked away in a wooded area of Keithville, and the man responsible for growing the plants is now behind bars, according to Caddo Sherif...
8/26 Man arrested for threatening girlfriend with knife
Caddo deputies arrested a Shreveport man for threatening his girlfriend with a knife.Renaldo Franklin, 33, was arrested for aggravated assault and domestic battery. He was boo...
8/24 Texas woman jailed for bank fraud in Shreveport
A Texas woman faces fraud charges for allegedly stealing thousands of dollars from other people's bank accounts.Caddo Parish investigators say 38-year-old Heather Jones of For...
8/14 Contractor arrested for not paying bills
A Baton Rouge contractor was arrested and charged with contractor misapplication.Steven Damen, 26, owner of Damen Construction, was hired to build Anytime Fitness on Ellerbe R...
8/14 Boys Home director arrested for theft
The director of the Joy Home for Boys in Bethany was arrested Thursday for stealing money from the facility, said Sheriff Steve Prator.Robert Douglas Scudder, 47, of Keatchie,...
8/14 Two arrested for tasing juvenile
Two men were arrested this morning for tasing a 12-year-old boy with a home-made taser, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator.Justin Medlin, 20, was arrested around 8:30 a.m. at a r...
8/13 CSO seeks suspect’s identity
The Caddo Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in identifying this woman, who is wanted for questioning in a local bank fraud case.The woman is suspected of using ...
8/13 Caddo SO to auction donkey
Sealed bids are being accepted at the Caddo Sheriff’s Office substation for a male donkey recovered by the Sheriff’s Office Stock Patrol. The donkey was found about a month ag...
8/13 Juveniles arrested for vandalizing park bathroom
Three juveniles were arrested Wednesday for vandalizing a public bathroom at Richard Fleming Park on Cross Lake.Deputies said the teens found a caulk gun in the bed of a picku...
8/11 Pastor arrested for cyberstalking
A Marshall, Texas, pastor was arrested today for cyberstalking, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator.Matthew Darren Wood, 38, of 37 Pine Burr Circle, was issued a misdemeanor summo...
8/10 Man charged with breaking into church
A Shreveport man is in the parish jail today charged with three counts of burglarizing a religious building.Kevin Patrick Murphy, 27, was arrested today at his residence for b...
8/10 Man arrested for aggravated rape of two juveniles
Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator announced the arrest of a West Monroe man for the aggravated rapes of two juveniles.Nathaniel Lashawn Kelly, 31, was arrested at his resid...
8/10 Shreveport teacher/coach arrested
Caddo sheriff's detectives arrested a Shreveport teacher/coach for having improper sexual conduct with a student.Sheriff Steve Prator said 26-year-old Joshua D. Alexander...
8/6 Demand causes Caddo Sheriff to schedule more concealed weapons permit classes
The Caddo Parish Sheriff’s Office is offering more state-required training for anyone hoping to obtain a concealed weapons permit, said Sheriff Steve Prator. “We’ve had a...
8/5 Caddo deputies to monitor school zones
Caddo sheriff's deputies will be enforcing speed limits in school zones when classes resume on August 17, Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator said.Deputies assigned to the Traffic Safe...

JULY 2009

7/21 Caddo Sheriff honors deputies, fireman for lifesaving acts
Four Caddo Sheriff’s deputies and a Shreveport fireman received the Sheriff’s Office Certificate of Meritorious Service today for acts that saved the lives of two women and a ...
7/21 Caddo Sheriff opens new work release facility
Caddo Parish Sheriff Steve Prator today announced the official opening of a new facility built to house inmates participating in a Sheriff’s Office work release program.The fa...
7/20 Man arrested for drug violations, battery on officers
A suspect who was stopped for speeding is now facing more charges after he battered two Caddo deputies and was found with 222 grams of cocaine in his shoes.Damione Brock was s...
7/20 Couple rescued from Caddo Lake
Caddo deputies rescued a Shreveport couple whose boat capsized in Caddo Lake this afternoon.Theman and woman, ages 43 and 40, were fishing in an aluminum boat about 300 yards ...
7/20 Caddo Sheriff to offer training for concealed weapons permit
The Caddo Parish Sheriff’s Office is offering state-required training for anyone hoping to obtain a concealed weapons permit, said Sheriff Steve Prator. Citizens can comp...
7/16 Robbery suspects now face Sheriff's charges
Two men who face robbery charges in Shreveport were also charged by the Caddo Sheriff’s Office today with the armed robbery of a convenience store in south Caddo Parish.Mikeo ...
7/15 Juveniles arrested for break-in at former Grawood school
Two juveniles were arrested on Tuesday for breaking into the old Grawood school and vandalizing it with paint and profanities, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator.The break-ins oc...
7/10 Probe widens into man’s involvement in forgery and theft ring
A Shreveport man who is in jail for operating a major mail theft and forgery ring is facing more charges today, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator. With the new charges, fin...
7/9 Caddo deputy selected for national Officer of the Year Award
A Caddo Parish deputy known for developing and presenting crime prevention programs for all ages has been selected for national recognition by the Forty & Eight.   ...
7/8 Crash sends one to hospital
A crash involving a motorcycle and a pickup in north Caddo Parish sent one person to the hospital on Tuesday.Caddo sheriff’s deputies say a Nissan pickup driven by Marc Weddle...
7/8 Caddo Sheriff to conduct sobriety checkpoint
Caddo Parish Sheriff’s deputies will conduct a sobriety checkpoint in south Caddo Parish Saturday night, July 11.The checkpoint is funded by a grant from the Louisiana Highway...
7/2 Rodessa man arrested for committing church burglary
A man who is currently serving time for breaking into the Rodessa Town Hall was also arrested Wednesday for a 2008 break-in at a Rodessa church, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prato...
7/2 Woman crashes vehicle while texting and driving
Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator said a woman was taken to the hospital by ambulance Monday night after she crashed her vehicle while texting and driving.Shadreka Clark, 20, was tra...
7/1 Caddo S.O. to host bike rodeo for kids; participants to receive free helmets
Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator will host a bicycle rodeo from 10 a.m. to noon on Friday, July 10, at Sheriff’s Safety Town, 8910 Jewella Avenue. The event is for children attendin...

JUNE 2009

6/25 Prator announces new security planning program for local churches
Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator has taken a lead role in insuring the safety of citizens at local churches. Prator said the Sheriff’s Office has developed a program to assess ...
6/22 CSO investigates more cattle deaths
The Caddo Sheriff’s Office and Louisiana Livestock Brand Commission are investigating the deaths of six cows found today in a pasture at Ellerbe and Robson roads, said Caddo S...
6/19 Clerk accused of stealing $600,000 from local business
Caddo Sheriff’s investigators arrested a Shreveport woman for stealing more than $600,000 from her employer over the past four years, said Sheriff Steve Prator.Katherine O. Ph...
6/11 Suspect sought in trailer break-ins at church campgrounds
Caddo sheriff’s detectives are searching for Christopher Adam High in connection with a number of trailer break-ins at the Praise Temple Baptist Church Campgrounds in Rodessa....
6/8 Caddo Sheriff's summer recreation program set to begin at area high schools
The annual youth summer recreation program sponsored by the Caddo Sheriff's Office kicks off June 8, providing safe, summer activities for city youth, said Caddo Parish Sherif...
6/4 Clerk jailed for $10,000 in store thefts
A former convenience store clerk was arrested for theft for allowing customers to take items from the store without paying.David Rough, 25, of the 10000 block of Lomita Drive ...
6/4 Seven church trailers broken into at Rodessa campgrounds
Caddo Sheriff’s detectives are investigating break-ins at seven trailers located at the Praise Temple Baptist Church Campground in Rodessa.The trailers, which were once owned ...

MAY 2009

5/29 Mooringsport man arrested for sex crimes
A Mooringsport man is in the Caddo Correctional Center charged with committing a sex crime this past weekend and another dating back to 1972.Michael Wayne Harris, 54, of the 5...
5/19 Caddo sheriff announces recipient of college scholarship
Taylor Prothro of Caddo Parish is the recipient of an academic scholarship from the Louisiana Sheriffs' Scholarship Program, Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator announced today.Prothro...
5/18 Mom arrested after toddler is found on highway
Caddo sheriff’s deputies arrested a Hosston woman for child desertion after her 2-year-old son was found wandering along a highway after dark.Deana Son, also known as Deana So...
5/18 Caddo Sheriff schedules two dates for women's firearms course
Caddo Parish Sheriff Steve Prator is offering two opportunities for women to learn personal safety and firearms familiarization: July 24-25  and September 18-19. &nb...
5/15 Sheriff’s Safety Town to hold summer mini-camps
Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator announced summer activities planned for Sheriff’s Safety Town from June 1 to August 7.Sheriff’s deputies and Shreveport firefighters will teach the ...
5/13 Applications now being accepted for Caddo Sheriff's Camp
Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator announced today that applications are being accepted for this summer’s Sheriff's Camp.The overnight camp will be held June 7-10 at the Garland Scout...
5/13 Former office manager charged with theft
A Caddo Sheriff’s detective charged a woman with theft for stealing more than $70,000 while employed as an office worker at a surgery center.Shelia Millican, 49, of Jonesville...
5/11 Caddo deputy arrests man for rape
A Shreveport man was arrested by a Caddo Sheriff’s detective for sexually assaulting a woman in south Caddo Parish.John Milton Stephens, 43, was booked into the Caddo Correcti...
5/7 Law enforcement officials announce heightened enforcement to stop littering
Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator, LA State Police Troop G Commander Tom Madden, and Caddo District Attorney Charles Scott are warning Caddo Parish residents to stash their trash or ...
5/1 Sheriff’s Office prepares for tax sale
The Caddo Sheriff’s Office is advising property owners to pay their taxes before close of business at 5 p.m. May 5 to avoid having the property included in the upcoming tax sa...
5/1 Caddo Sheriff to offer summer CSI Camp
Registration is underway for the summer session of the Caddo Sheriff’s Crime Scene Investigations Camp for 11 and 12 year olds.The class will be held from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Jun...
5/1 Caddo Sheriff’s Office plans summer Youth Firearms Education Camp
Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator will host a Youth Firearms Education Camp this summer for children interested in target shooting and firearms safety.Five one-day mini camps will be...
5/1 Caddo Sheriff’s deputies locate suspects after Dixie Garden burglary
A Keithville couple is being questioned by Caddo Sheriff’s deputies in connection with a home burglary in the Dixie Garden neighborhood today.The burglary occurred around 12:3...

APRIL 2009

4/24 Caddo Parish to show support for crime victims
Caddo Parish will celebrate National Crime Victims Rights Week April 26 through May 2 with events marking the 25th anniversary of the Victims of Crimes Act.Caddo Sheriff Steve...
4/20 Under Age Sales Arrests
Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator and Shreveport Police Chief Henry Whitehorn announced that the Caddo-Shreveport Narcotics/Vice Unit and the Caddo Sheriff’s Juvenile Services Divisi...
4/20 Father and son booked on drug charges
The Caddo/Shreveport Narcotics Unit executed an arrest warrant at 3650 Rusty Road in Shreveport on Friday, April 18, and arrested a father and son.Christopher Medlin, 39, and ...
4/17 Caddo Sheriff plans Reserve Academy
The Caddo Sheriff’s Office will host a Reserve Peace Officer’s Academy June 2 through August 11 for persons who would like to serve as reserve deputy or police officer.Graduat...
4/17 Junior League, Caddo Sheriff's Office to hold bike rodeo this Saturday
The Junior League of Shreveport-Bossier and the Caddo Parish Sheriff's Office will hold a bicycle rodeo on Saturday, April 18, at Sheriff's Safety Town.The event starts at 10 ...
4/15 Brothers’ argument ends in stabbing
An argument between two brothers over a can of pork and beans ended with one man in the hospital and the other in jail on Tuesday.Caddo Sheriff’s Deputy Jairo Rivera said Will...
4/15 Caddo Sheriff’s Office obtains warrant for burglar
The Caddo Sheriff’s Office has an arrest warrant for a man who’s wanted for committing 30 burglaries in a three-state area, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator.Sheriff’s Detective...
4/9 Caddo Deputies arrest man for aggravated assault
An argument between drivers over the careless operation of a vehicle landed one man in jail Wednedsay night for aggravated assault.Brian Lindsey approached 22-year-old Michael...
4/9 Teen consequences program scheduled for Spring Break
Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator, Judge Scott Crichton and Assistant District Attorney Ron Stamps will team up the week of Spring Break to provide a “double-feature” program for tee...
4/6 Sheriff Prator announces Academy graduates
Graduation exercises for the 24th basic training class of the Caddo Sheriff’s Regional Training Academy will take place at 4 p.m. Tuesday, April 7, at Summer Grove Baptist Chu...
4/6 Woman arrested for stealing credit card numbers
Caddo sheriff's detectives arrested a Shreveport woman for stealing customers' credit card numbers while working at an area discount store.Valarie Wilson, 41, of the 5600 bloc...
4/6 Underage Sales Arrests
Sheriff Steve Prator and Chief Henry Whitehorn announced that the Caddo-Shreveport Narcotics/Vice Unit conducted an “Underage Alcohol Sale” operation to reduce the sales of al...
4/2 Law enforcement steps up approach to underage drinking
Caddo Sheriff's deputies and Shreveport police are stepping up enforcement efforts to curb underage drinking and sales to minors.Today, Sheriff Steve Prator and Police Chief H...
4/2 Women accused of vandalizing trailer
Three women were jailed by the Caddo Sheriff's Office for vandalizing a mobile home and allowing two toddlers to leave painted footprints and handprints on the walls and ceili...

MARCH 2009

3/30 Man faces seventh DWI arrest
A 38-year-old Shreveport man is in jail today following his seventh arrest for driving while intoxicated, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator.Richard J. Festavan was driving north...
3/30 CSO arrests substitute teacher
A substitute teacher at Green Oaks High School was arrested by the Caddo Sheriff's Office on Friday for contributing to the delinquency of a juvenile, said Caddo Sheriff Steve...
3/19 Caddo Sheriff to offer “CSI Camp” for kids
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 class will be ...
3/19 Governor Jindal Announces New Re-Entry Program for State Inmates
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3/13 Sheriff, Judge, ADA to present program to youth
Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator, Judge Scott Crichton and Assistant District Attorney Ron Stamps are teaming up again to provide a “double-feature” program for teens illustrating t...
3/9 Inmate workers give back to community
Inmates at the Caddo Correctional Center have worked nearly 40,000 labor hours during the first two months of 2009.Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator said sentenced parish and state i...
3/9 Driver in fatal crash identified
A man killed in a traffic crash in north Caddo Parish this past weekend has been identified as Todd Allen Robertson, 25, of the 6100 block of Pine Tree Loop in Shreveport.The ...
3/4 Keithville man charged with stabbing
Caddo Sheriff's deputies arrested a Keithville man on Sunday after he stabbed a man three times during an altercation.Deputy James Willis said Christopher Arone Budds, 23, was...
3/4 School employee arrested for improper behavior involving juveniles
An employee at Oak Terrace Alternative School was arrested by the Caddo Sheriff's Office on Tuesday for sending sexually-explicit messages to a student, said Caddo Sheriff Ste...
3/4 Man arrested for witness intimidation
Caddo deputies arrested a man for witness intimidation after he approached a woman about information she provided in a juvenile case.Michael Davis, 31, of the 9900 block of Ch...
3/3 Former Idaho sheriff makes court appearance on criminal charges
Former Nez Perce County Sheriff Jim Dorion made an appearance in Caddo District Court today following his arrest Monday on a fugitive charge.Dorion, who is in the cu...
3/3 Former Idaho sheriff arrested in Caddo Parish
A former Sheriff from Nez Perce County, Idaho, was arrested in Caddo Parish Monday, March 2 on an outstanding criminal warrant issued by Idaho authorities.Caddo...
3/3 Caddo Sheriff's Office arrest several during sobriety checkpoint
Three people were arrested on DWI charges during a sobriety checkpoint conducted by the Caddo Sheriff's Office this past weekend, according to Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator.Jason...

FEBRUARY 2009

2/27 Employees cited for selling alcohol to minors
Employees of four businesses were cited Thursday night for selling alcohol to minors.Deputies and officers with the Caddo-Shreveport Street Level Interdiction Unit issued cita...
2/27 Caddo Sheriff issues warning about solicitation
Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator said a letter mailed to Caddo residents soliciting funds on behalf of the Louisiana Sheriff's Honorary Membership Program should not have included h...
2/26 Waskom man wanted for beating victim with rock
Caddo Sheriff's detectives have obtained a warrant for a man who beat another man with a rock during a bar fight Tuesday night, sending the victim to the hospital.Roger Hamilt...
2/26 Caddo Sheriff to conduct sobriety checkpoint
Caddo Parish Sheriff’s deputies will conduct a sobriety checkpoint in north Caddo Parish this coming Friday night.The checkpoint is funded by a grant from the Louisiana Highwa...
2/20 Sheriff, Judge, ADA to present program to youth
Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator, Judge Scott Crichton and Assistant District Attorney Ron Stamps are teaming up again to provide a “double-feature” program for teens illustrating t...
2/9 Caddo deputy clocks motorcyclist traveling at triple-digit speed
A Keithville man was booked into Caddo Correctional Center on Sunday after a Caddo deputy observed him traveling in excess of 130 miles per hour on a motorcycle.Joshua Whitake...

JANUARY 2009

1/29 Caddo murder suspect arrested
Caddo Sheriff's Detectives arrested 46-year-old David Alan McAvoy today in connection with Tuesday's night fatal shooting of Randy Howell.Detectives received word that McAvoy ...
1/28 It's pay back time: crime victims receive reparations from criminals
Caddo Parish crime victims received $272,000 in 2008 from a state program that requires criminals to pay into a victims' reparations fund.Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator said his o...
1/28 Warrant issued for murder suspect
The Caddo Sheriff's Office is searching for David Alan McAvoy, 46, in connection with the fatal shooting of man at Drift In Landing on Caddo Lake Tuesday night.Caddo detective...
1/26 Mooringsport woman arrested on drug, driving charges
A 25-year-old Mooringsport woman was arrested over the weekend for driving violations and drug charges.Caddo Sheriff's Deputy Dexter White was driving on Interstate 20 Saturda...
1/22 Sheriff, Judge, ADA to present program for youth
Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator, Judge Scott Crichton and Assistant District Attorney Ron Stamps are teaming up again to provide a “double-feature” program for teens illustrating t...
1/22 Caddo sheriff announces availability of 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 availab...
1/21 K-9 finds more drugs at bus station
For the second straight week, a Caddo Sheriff's K-9 has located a large amount of marijuana on a bus traveling from Dallas to Jackson, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator.Sheriff'...
1/14 Caddo K-9 team recovers drug stash
Caddo Sheriff's K-9 deputies recovered 62 pounds of marijuana Tuesday night during a traffic stop on Interstate 20.At approximately 10 p.m., Deputy Gary Bailey stopped an east...
1/13 Man arrested for sending harassing messages to local media
A Keithville man is in Caddo Correctional Center today after he was arrested for sending threatening and harassing messages to employees at a local television station.Russell ...
1/8 Crime is down in Caddo Parish
Violent crime, property crime, and total crime in Caddo Parish was down in 2008, according to statistics released today by Caddo Parish Sheriff Steve Prator.Violent crime in t...
1/7 Suspect takes on identity of other woman
A Shreveport woman was arrested for identity theft after she stole personal documents to get a job in another woman's name.Chrystal Rippey, 29, of the 5400 block of Leisure, s...