Press Releases

DECEMBER 2011

12/23 Underage alcohol buying operation
Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator announced that earlier today the Caddo Sheriff's Youth Services Division conducted an underage alcohol buying operation. This operation was conducte...
12/23 No jail visitation on holidays
There will be no visitation at the Caddo Correctional Center on December 25-26 or January 1-2 because of the Christmas and New Year’s holidays.
12/23 Man arrested for church burglary
Caddo sheriff’s deputies have arrested a Rodessa man for a church burglary that occurred in 2008, said Sheriff Steve Prator.Sylvester Reed, 47, was arrested Wednesday by Detec...
12/23 CA contractor arrested by Caddo Parish SO
12/22 Caddo deputy returns to post with CPSO after eight years of military service
It will be a homecoming of sorts for Caddo Sheriff’s Cpl. Levi Brown when he returns to work as a deputy January 3 after eight years serving his country in the U.S. Army.Brown...
12/22 Caddo Sheriff’s Office announces holiday closures
All Caddo Sheriff’s offices located in the Caddo Parish Courthouse will be open for normal business on Friday, December, 23, and Friday, December 30.Citizens having business a...
12/21 CPSO arrests tattoo artist for piercing juveniles
Caddo sheriff’s detectives arrested a tattoo artist on Tuesday for piercing the tongues of two juveniles without parental consent, said Sheriff Steve Prator.Nicholas Bernard G...
12/20 Man has good time on company’s dime
Caddo sheriff’s detectives arrested a Shreveport man for using his company’s credit cards to purchase personal items valued at thousands of dollars.Raymond Spilker Jr., 37, of...
12/19 Restaurant manager used stolen money to gamble
The manager of a north Shreveport restaurant was arrested for felony theft for using cash stolen from the business to gamble.Deidra Jenkins, 40, of the 6800 block of Rasberry ...
12/19 Man arrested for indecent behavior with Facebook friend
Caddo sheriff’s deputies arrested a 19-year-old Shreveport man for having sex with a teen he met on Facebook, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator.Kevin T. Johnson of the 4200 bloc...
12/19 Caddo Sheriff offers "First Gun Course” for kids
Is your child getting a BB gun or new hunting rifle for Christmas?Registration is currently underway for children ages 8 to 12 to participate in the Caddo Sheriff’s Office "Fi...
12/19 Caddo Sheriff to offer training for concealed handgun permit
The Caddo Parish Sheriff’s Office is offering state-required training for anyone wanting to obtain a concealed handgun permit, said Sheriff Steve Prator.Citizens can complete ...
12/14 Sheriff Prator provides holiday safety tips
Only 12 more shopping days until Christmas! As people hurry with last minute preparations, Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator said staying focused on personal safety is key to having ...
12/13 CPSO investigates theft of TVs
The Caddo Sheriff’s is asking for the public’s help to identify this woman who may have information about the theft of television sets from a store on Youree Drive.The woman i...
12/12 Juvenile aressted for homicide
Caddo sheriff's detectives have arrested a 16-year-old juvenile in connection with last night's homicide of Kevin Sheppard of Vivian, said Sheriff Steve Prator.The juvenile, w...
12/12 Restaurant employee arrested for using customer’s card
An employee at a local drive-in restaurant was arrested for using a customer’s credit card, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator.Cedric Grant, 21, of the 6600 block of West Canal i...
12/9 CSO seeks man for financial crimes
The Caddo Sheriff’s Office has obtained warrants for the arrest of Joseph R. Colvard III for forgery and bank fraud, said Sheriff Steve Prator.Colvard, 27, of 7979 Holly Ridge...
12/8 Electrical work impacts CPSO offices
Some services at the Caddo Sheriff’s Office will be restricted on Friday because of electrical work being done at the Caddo Parish Courthouse.The department’s computerized rec...
12/8 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 6-8 p.m. Saturday, December 10.The celebration will follow th...
12/8 Caddo Sheriff offers class on home protection
What are your rights when someone breaks into your home to steal what’s under the Christmas tree?What can you do when someone breaks into your garage to take your new 4-wheele...
12/7 Caddo Sheriff’s Office first to offer employers new fingerprint ID system
The Louisiana Sheriffs’ Association has announced a statewide rollout of the Civil Inquiry Fingerprinting System, which has been speeding up pre-employment checks for local bu...
12/5 Caddo Sheriff’s Office seeks retired law officers for courthouse jobs
The Caddo Sheriff’s Office has immediate openings for retired certified law enforcement officers to work part-time providing security at the Caddo Parish Courthouse.Pre-employ...
12/5 Caddo Sheriff to host hunter ed class
Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator is hosting a hunter education class this week at Sheriff’s Safety Town.The course will be held from 6-10 p.m. on Wednedsay, Dec. 7, and Friday, Dec....
12/2 Caddo Sheriff's Office to sell unclaimed animals
Six donkeys and a thoroughbred mare will be auctioned off next week after their owners failed to claim them from the Caddo Sheriff's Office.The Sheriff's Office will accept se...
12/1 Cashier arrested for stealing from business
A cashier at a local convenience story was arrested Wednesday for stealing from the business’s register.WinQuinta Gibson, 24, is accused of taking $2800 from the Get and Geaux...

NOVEMBER 2011

11/29 Two men wanted for home invasion
Caddo sheriff’s detectives need the public’s help to locate two men wanted for a home invasion on November 11.Arrest warrants have been obtained for Christopher Scott Mobley, ...
11/29 Caddo SO to hold fish fry
The Caddo Sheriff's Office will hold a fish fry from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Friday, December 2, at the south substation at 9956 Mansfield Road. Money raised at the event will be use...
11/29 Caddo Sheriff to conduct sobriety checkpoint
Caddo Parish Sheriff’s deputies will conduct a sobriety checkpoint in south Caddo Parish on Wednesday, November 30.The checkpoint is funded by a grant from the Louisiana Highw...
11/23 CSO Deputy to hold State position
Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator announced today that Lt. Philip Escude’ of the Caddo Parish Sheriff’s Office will be sworn in as the 2012 State Chapter President of the Executive B...
11/23 Man arrested for molesting baby
Caddo sheriff’s detectives arrested a Shreveport man for molesting an 8-month-old baby girl, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator.Stephen Foster, 29, of the 3500 block of Jeri Lane...
11/21 22 to graduate tomorrow from Caddo Sheriff's Regional Training Academy
Graduation exercises for the 29th basic training class of the Caddo Sheriff’s Regional Training Academy will take place at 4 p.m. Tuesday, November 22, in the banquet room at ...
11/21 Caddo-Shreveport Task Force busts heroin ring
Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator and Shreveport Police Chief Willie Shaw announced today the arrests of 10 people following an investigation into the operation of a heroin ring in C...
11/18 Third suspect arrested in robbery plot
The third suspect in a robbery plot that left a man unconscious was arrested in Bienville Parish and has now been returned here to face charges.Jale Hopwood, 26, of Saline, LA...
11/15 Leader of counterfeit ring in jail after two-year investigation
A two-year investigation into a counterfeit check cashing operation in Texas and Louisiana has landed its leader in jail in Caddo Parish, said Sheriff Steve Prator and Police ...
11/15 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. until...
11/10 Burglary suspects arrested with goods still in car
Two men were arrested for committing a burglary in south Shreveport Wednesday after a sheriff's patrol deputy found their getaway car with the goods still inside, said Caddo S...
11/10 Woodlawn coach arrested for battery
A coach at Woodlawn Leadership Academy was arrested this morning for slapping a student across the face, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator.DeCarlos Holmes, 35, was issued a misd...
11/9 Narcotics Arrests
Sheriff Steve Prator and Chief Willie Shaw announced that the Caddo-Shreveport Narcotics Unit conducted an operation to attempt to curtail the possession, use and distribution...
11/4 Caddo detectives arrest two Shreveport men for rape
Caddo deputies arrested two Shreveport men for raping a woman who attended a party at one of their homes.Joshua E. Meshell, 21, of the 9500 block of Mailhes Blvd., and Bradley...
11/3 Blanchard man faces more charges in sexual assault of mentally challenged woman
A Blanchard man arrested last week for sexually assaulting a mentally challenged woman now faces an additional charge of rape, said Sheriff Steve Prator.Garland J. Simpson, 49...
11/2 Crash reports now available on Caddo SO's website
Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator is making crash reports prepared by the Caddo Sheriff's Office available online effective today.Louisiana law states that only parties to the accide...
11/2 Sheriff Prator offers special driver training to churches and non-profits
Drivers who operate passenger vans for churches and non-profit organizations can now receive specialized training in the safe handling of their vehicle, said Caddo Sheriff Ste...
11/1 CPSO investigates deaths of exotic deer
Caddo sheriff's deputies are investigating the suspicious deaths of several exotic deer located on private acreage on Pinehill Road in north Caddo Parish, said Caddo Sheriff S...
11/1 CPSO to sell unclaimed animals
Three horses will be auctioned off next week after their owners failed to claim them from the Caddo Sheriff's Office.The Sheriff's Office will accept sealed bids on the animal...

OCTOBER 2011

10/17 Caddo Sheriff's Office seeks owners of horses
The Caddo Sheriff's Office is looking for the owners of three stray horses found in south Caddo Parish.Deputies found a stud horse on Ivory Lane near Keithville, a mare on Kei...
10/14 Woman arrested for cashing deceased grandmother's checks
A Shreveport woman was arrested by deputies on Thursday for cashing social security checks that belonged to her deceased grandmother, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator.Deloise M...
10/14 Super Safety Saturday
Contact: Amanda Speckman, 318-564-9090, amandaleb@gmail.comThe 2nd Annual Super Safety Saturday is scheduled for Saturday, October 15th. The Junior League of Shreveport-Bossie...
10/14 Saturday last day for public gun sight-in
Saturday is the last day for the public to sight-in hunting rifles at the Caddo Parish Sheriff's Training Academy.Each year, Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator makes the shooting rang...
10/10 Caddo SO investigates fatal crash
A two vehicle crash in north Caddo Parish has left one man dead and two others injured, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator.Just before noon today, a 2007 Dodge Ram was headed nor...
10/6 Caddo Sheriff's Office to sell unclaimed animals
Two donkeys will be auctioned off next week after their owner failed to claim them from the Caddo Sheriff's Office.Deputies captured the donkeys after receiving a call that th...
10/4 CPSO arrests Marshall man for molestation
A Marshall, Texas, man was arrested by Caddo sheriff's investigators for molesting two young girls in south Caddo Parish, said Sheriff Steve Prator.Ruben Pineda, 26, was in th...
10/4 Caddo Sheriff welcomes new reserve deputies
Fifteen deputies with the Caddo Parish Sheriff’s Office reserve program will graduate during a special ceremony at 6 p.m. tonight, October 4, at Summer Grove Baptist Church. J...

SEPTEMBER 2011

9/30 Caddo Sheriff's Office to sell unclaimed animals
Two donkeys will be auctioned off next week after their owner failed to claim them from the Caddo Sheriff's Office.Deputies captured the donkeys after receiving a call that th...
9/27 Alleman Cycle Plex donates Waverunners to Caddo Sheriff's Marine Unit
The Caddo Sheriff's Office has received two Waverunner personal watercraft for its Marine Unit as part of the Yamaha company's Law Enforcement Loan Program.The watercraft were...
9/16 Women arrested for growing marijuana
Two south Caddo Parish women were arrested Thursday for growing marijuana at their home on Shattalon Street, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator.Deputies were dispatched to 574 Sh...
9/16 Teen consequences program scheduled
Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator and Judge Scott Crichton will host a program for teens on Tuesday illustrating the serious legal consequences of criminal behavior.The program, call...
9/13 ATVs hot items for thieves
While hunters prepare to set their sights on area wildlife, thieves are fast at work targeting their hunting equipment and ATVs.Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator said with hunting se...
9/13 Man killed in I-49 construction accident
A Shreveport man was killed in an I-49 construction accident near Hosston this morning. Caddo Sheriff's Sgt. Michael Gray said the driver of a dump truck was backing up to dum...
9/13 Caddo Sheriff to offer holiday safety course for women
Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator is hosting a personal safety course for women in preparation for the upcoming holiday shopping season.Participants will have three opportunities to ...
9/8 Teen charged with multiple car break-ins
Caddo sheriff's detectives arrested a Keithville teen in connection with several car break-ins in south Caddo Parish, including an unmarked police car, said Caddo Sheriff Stev...
9/1 Brass ring theft lands man in jail
Grabbing the brass ring was no prize for one Minden man. Instead, it landed him in jail.  Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator said Jamarea Moore, 23, was arrested for stealin...

AUGUST 2011

8/30 Caddo Parish store owner arrested for haz mat violation
The owner of a south Caddo Parish convenience store was arrested by deputies on Monday for the unsafe and illegal transportation of gasoline, which authorities say was to be r...
8/30 Caddo Parish law enforcement to hold checkpoint this weekend
The Caddo Parish Sheriff's Office will lead a multi-agency sobriety checkpoint this Labor Day weekend, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator.The checkpoint will be conducted on the ...
8/24 Caddo Sheriff's Office joins Facebook
Sheriff Steve Prator said today the Caddo sheriff's Office is joining other government organizations in utilizing social networking services to provide information to the medi...
8/23 Former PTSA president arrested for theft
The former president of the Arthur Circle Elementary PTSA was arrested by Caddo sheriff's detectives today for stealing from the organization, said Sheriff Steve Prator. Jenni...
8/23 CSO deputies to receive promotions
Two Caddo Sheriff's deputies will be promoted by Sheriff Steve Prator during a ceremony at 8:30 a.m., Tuesday, August 23, at the Caddo Correctional Center Re-entry Facility.&n...
8/17 Woman arrested for cruelty to a juvenile
Caddo sheriff's detectives arrested a Mooringsport woman after a 4-year-old boy in her care was taken to the hospital with a broken arm, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator. ...
8/17 Workers arrested for stealing from employers
Two suspects have been arrested in separate cases for stealing from their employers, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator.Donna Roberts, 30, of Deberry, Texas, was employed at Circ...
8/12 Drunk driving suspected cause of early morning crash
The drivers of two 18-wheelers were hospitalized this morning after their rigs were hit by a drunk driver, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator.Around 4 a.m., Henry Barrett II, 25,...
8/11 Caddo Sheriff to offer training for concealed handgun permit
The Caddo Parish Sheriff’s Office is offering state-required training for anyone wanting to obtain a concealed handgun permit, said Sheriff Steve Prator.Citizens can complete ...
8/10 Caddo Sheriff to conduct sobriety checkpoint
Caddo Parish Sheriff’s deputies will conduct a sobriety checkpoint in north Caddo Parish on Thursday, August 11.The checkpoint is funded by a grant from the Louisiana Highway ...
8/9 Caddo Sheriff's Office to sell unclaimed animals
Two animals - a quarter horse and a pot-bellied pig - will be auctioned off this week by the Caddo Sheriff's Office after being released or unclaimed by their owners.The Sheri...
8/9 Caddo Sheriff's detectives arrest man for indecent behavior with juvenile
Caddo sheriff's detectives arrested a Ferriday man this morning for sending improper text messages to a 14-year-old girl, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator.James E. Ola Jr., 35,...
8/8 Financial agent arrested for theft
A financial agent for an 81-year-old Shreveport man was arrested today for stealing over $124,000 from his client, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator.Achillea Kirkikis, 32, of Ru...
8/5 A Caddo Parish man is in jail charged with cruelty to a juvenile.
A Caddo Parish man is in jail charged with cruelty to a juvenile.Jimmy Dale Cotten, 34, of the 8700 block of Pinehaven in Keithville, was arrested Wednesday by Caddo Sheriff's...
8/5 CPSO seeks public's help locating missing man
Caddo sheriff's detectives are asking for the public's help in locating 36-year-old Eric Fuggins, who has been missing since Sunday.Fuggins was last seen around 10 p.m. at his...
8/4 Man arrested for attempted murder for striking by-stander with van
An innocent bystander to a dispute between two men was sent to the hospital Wednesday night after he was struck by a van driven by one of the men, said Sheriff Steve Prator.Th...
8/3 Caddo Sheriff to host on-line hunter ed classes
Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator is hosting a class to teach adults and children how to take the Hunter Safety Education Course on-line in the convenience of their own home.The one-...
8/1 Caddo SO seeks suspect in armed robbery
Caddo Sheriff's detectives have obtained a warrant for the arrest of 19-year-old LaTerrence D. Nelson, who's wanted for the armed robbery of a woman in north Shreveport this p...

JULY 2011

7/29 Third suspect arrested for attempted ATM break-in
A caretaker for a 72-year-old man was arrested by Caddo detectives this week for using his debit card illegally, said Sheriff Steve Prator.Vicky Brackens, 50, of the 4800 bloc...
7/29 Man arrested for possessing stolen goods valued at $231,000
Caddo sheriff's detectives arrested a man for possessing thousands of dollars in property stolen from a Bossier City business, said Sheriff Steve Prator.Freddie M. Widmer, 41,...
7/29 Third suspect arrested for attempted ATM break-in
A third suspect is behind bars, charged with trying to break-into a Citizen's Bank automated teller machine on June 28, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator.Ray Dale Jimmerson III,...
7/27 Vehicle, trailer thefts could be related to recent spree
Caddo sheriff's detectives say the recent thefts of two vehicles and a trailer could be related to a series of equipment thefts that have occurred in the area over the past se...
7/27 Man, 81, arrested for molesting juvenile
Caddo sheriff's detectives arrested an 81-year-old man on Tuesday for sexually assaulting an 8-year-old girl in 2005, said Sheriff Steve Prator.Charles A. Inman, of the 100 bl...
7/15 Caddo Sheriff issues warning about equipment thefts
The Caddo Sheriff's Office is working several instances of commercial equipment and ATV thefts and is warning the public to take extra precautions to secure their property.Fou...
7/14 Caddo sheriff offers safety course for college-bound students
Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator is offering a one-day safety course for college-bound students ages 17-21."College Bound 101" will be held from 1-5 p.m. August 9 at Sheriff's Safet...
7/14 Man dies following fiery crash
A man involved in a fiery crash in north Caddo Parish earlier this week has died at a local hospital, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator.Jimmy Clark, 63, of Rodessa, had been rec...
7/12 Caddo Sheriff's Office seeks info on stolen tractor
The Caddo Sheriff's Office is seeking information on a farm tractor stolen in Belcher on July 2.The 2006 Mahindra tractor, serial # 4510X100216, was stolen from a residen...
7/11 Caddo Sheriff's Office to sell unclaimed animals
Six donkeys and two horses 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 ani...
7/8 Caddo deputy to receive state award
Caddo Sheriff's Cpl. Richard Porter will be in Lafayette on Sunday to receive the Louisiana 40 and 8 Law Officer of the Year award for his efforts to prevent drunk driving, sa...
7/8 Caddo Sheriff’s Office plans summer Youth Firearms Education Camp
There are still spots available to attend the Caddo Sheriff's Youth Firearms Education Camp the week of July 25, said Sheriff Steve Prator.Five one-day mini camps will be held...
7/7 Caddo Sheriff's Office seeks owner of animals
The Caddo Sheriff's Office is looking for the owners of two stray animals found loose in south Caddo Parish.Deputies corralled an Appaloosa mare this past Thursday on Jolly Na...
7/7 Teen consequences program scheduled
Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator, Judge Scott Crichton and Assistant District Attorney Ron Stamps will team up July 12 to provide a program for teens illustrating the serious legal ...
7/5 Two suspects jailed for attempted break-in at ATM
Caddo Sheriff's detectives have arrested two suspects in connection with the June 28 attempted break-in at a Citizen's Bank ATM, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator.Donald Ray Ree...

JUNE 2011

6/30 Frierson man faces charges for burglary and attempted rape
Caddo sheriff's deputies arrested a Frierson man overnight for a burglary and attempted rape in north Caddo Parish, said Sheriff Steve Prator.Deputies were called to the 3300 ...
6/29 Caddo Sheriff's Office seeks owner of animals
The Caddo Sheriff's Office is looking for the owner of two donkeys found Sunday in north Caddo Parish.The animals - one red female and one brown and black male - had been runn...
6/29 CSO investigates overnight crash
Caddo sheriff's deputies are investigating an overnight crash that took the life of a 17-year-old Shreveport man, said Sheriff Steve Prator.Justin Hightower was traveling nort...
6/22 Visitation cancelled at CCC
There will be no family visitation at Caddo Correctional Center this Thursday through Saturday, June 23-25, while the Sheriff's Office completes upgrades to its computer syste...
6/16 Caddo Sheriff's Office to sell animals
Several animals that were released to the Caddo Sheriff's Office by their owner will be auctioned off on Monday. The Sheriff's Office will accept sealed bids on the animals fr...
6/16 Receptionist arrested for theft
A woman who once worked as a receptionist at a local doctor's office was arrested on a warrant Wednesday for stealing cash payments from patients, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Pra...
6/15 Tax preparer arrested for theft
The owner of a local tax service was arrested for felony theft and identity theft after it was discovered that she filed a fraudulent income tax return using a customer's name...
6/13 Caddo Sheriff’s Camp underway at Garland Scout Ranch
Seventy-five boys ages 10-13 are attending Caddo Sheriff's Camp at the Garland Scout Ranch this week with hopes that they'll return home to become Boy Scouts.The annual camp s...
6/13 Caddo Sheriff’s Camp underway at Garland Scout Ranch
Two Caddo Sheriff's deputies will be promoted by Sheriff Steve Prator during a ceremony at 8:30 a.m., Tuesday, June 14, at the Caddo Correctional Center Work Release Facility....
6/7 Crash victim indentified
Caddo sheriff’s deputies have identified the woman killed in a traffic crash on I-220 this morning as Sherry Gartee Chandler, 50, of Bossier City.Deputies said Lauren Llewwlly...
6/7 Second waitress arrested for stealing from restaurant patron
Caddo sheriff's detectives have arrested a second suspect for using credit cards stolen from a customer at a local restaurant to purchase gas and other items, said Caddo Sheri...
6/3 Waitress cashes in after stealing customer's wallet
A Shreveport restaurant employee was arrested for stealing a customer's wallet and using his credit cards to make over $1,000 in purchases, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator. Am...
6/2 Three arrested during food stamp investigation
The Caddo Sheriff's Office and Louisiana State Police have concluded a five-month investigation into the illegal use of food stamps that resulted in the arrests of a store own...
6/2 CSO seeks info on missing trailer
Caddo sheriff's deputies are seeking information on a Big Tex goose-neck trailer that was stolen from the 1000 block of Wells Island Road sometime between May 19 and 20. The 3...
6/1 Caddo Sheriff's summer recreation program set to begin at area schools
The annual youth summer recreation program sponsored by the Caddo Sheriff's Office kicks off June 6, providing safe, summer activities for area youngsters, said Caddo Parish S...

MAY 2011

5/25 Seven cited for underage alcohol sales
Caddo sheriff's deputies conducted an operation Tuesday addressing the sale of alcohol to underage persons, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator.Thirty-two businesses were checked ...
5/23 Four arrested for food stamp fraud
The Caddo Sheriff's Office arrested four people for food stamp fraud after they obtained more than $13,000 in assistance illegally, said Sheriff Steve Prator.On Friday, sherif...
5/23 Caddo sheriff announces occupant protection checkpoints
Caddo Parish Sheriff Steve Prator said deputies will conduct occupant protection checkpoints at multiple locations this week and during the Memorial Day weekend as part of the...
5/20 Update on child hit by dump truck this morning
The child, Tanner Tobin, 2 yrs.  of Shreveport , who was hit by a dump truck earlier this afternoon, has died at a local hospital as a result of injuries sustained.
5/20 Child hit by dump truck in south Caddo
A 2-year-old boy was hit by a dump truck at a south Caddo Parish truck stop this morning, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator.The accident occurred at the S&A Truck Stop locat...
5/18 Caddo K-9 sniffs out drugs on bus
Caddo sheriff's deputies seized over two pounds of cocaine Tuesday onboard a passenger bus making a stop in Shreveport, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator.Deputies were conductin...
5/16 Man arrested for having sex with juvenile he met online
A Bossier City man is in the Caddo Parish jail for having sex with a 14-year-old girl he met online, said Sheriff Steve Prator.Turcuois Gay, 21, of the 4800 block of Sullivan,...
5/12 Brothers arrested in food stamp fraud case
Two brothers were arrested on Wednesday for a food stamp scam that's becoming a widespread problem for law enforcement, taxpayers, and the local business community.Abdo Zamzam...
5/10 Man arrested after leading deputies on chase
Caddo Sheriff's deputies arrested a Shreveport man on multiple charges after he led authorities on a pursuit in south Caddo Parish on Monday.Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator said a ...
5/4 Plane goes down in north Caddo Parish
The pilot of a Europa experimental aircraft that went down just north of Shreveport today has been identified as David Williamson, 71, of Bossier City.Witnesses reported seein...
5/3 Pharmacist arrested for illegally possessing drugs
Caddo sheriff's deputies arrested a pharmacist on drug charges after finding her in possession of a large assortment of prescription pills, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator.A c...

APRIL 2011

4/29 Counterfeit investigation nets over $1 million in fake merchandise
An investigation into the sale of counterfeit merchandise in Shreveport has netted over $1 million in fake goods, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator and Shreveport Police Chief W...
4/28 Caddo Parish Sheriff announces summer camps for kids
Sheriff Steve Prator announced today that applications are being accepted for three summer camps for kids offered by the Caddo Sheriff's Office.Caddo Sheriff's Camp, an overni...
4/28 Caddo Sheriff to conduct sobriety checkpoint
Caddo Parish Sheriff’s deputies will conduct a sobriety checkpoint in north Caddo Parish on Saturday, April 30.The checkpoint is funded by a grant from the Louisiana Highway S...
4/26 Caddo D.A.R.E. ceremonies set to begin tomorrow
The Caddo Sheriff’s Office has scheduled spring graduation ceremonies for area fifth-graders participating in the Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.) program, said Cadd...
4/25 Caddo Sheriff to participate in nationwide Drug Take Back Day
Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator said citizens can dispose of unwanted prescription drugs this Saturday at Sheriff's Safety Town as part of National Prescription Drug Take Back Day....
4/18 Caddo Sheriff's Regional Training Academy to graduate recruits tomorrow
Graduation exercises for the 28th basic training class of the Caddo Sheriff’s Regional Training Academy will take place at 4 p.m. Tuesday, April 19, in the banquet room at Sum...
4/14 Event to honor Justin Bloxom at Sheriff's Safety Town
Town Square Media and Sheriff's Safety Town will host the Justin Bloxom: We Care About Our Kids Dayfrom 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. this Saturday at Safety Town, 8910 Jewella Avenue.The ...
4/12 CSO seeks man for attempted murder
Caddo sheriff's deputies are searching for the man they suspect pistol-whipped his ex-girlfriend at her apartment on Roy Road early this morning.Sheriff Steve Prator said dete...
4/8 Shreveporter tries to sell stolen merchandise to undercover detectives
Caddo sheriff's deputies arrested a man for stealing a competition bow and arrow set and attempting to sell it to undercover detectives, said Sheriff Steve Prator.The items, v...
4/8 Crime Victims’ Rights Week to be recognized in Caddo Parish
A ceremony to kick off National Crime Victims' Rights Week will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, April 11, at the Northwest Louisiana Technical College auditorium at 2010 North Mark...
4/7 Man arrested for improper conduct with juveniles
A Shreveport man was arrested by Caddo deputies today for improper sexual conduct with juveniles, said Sheriff Steve Prator.Lawrence Brown, 57, of the 2300 block of Highland, ...
4/6 Underage alcohol operation nets 1 arrest
Caddo sheriff's deputies checked 22 businesses recently for compliance withlaws governing the sale of alcohol to underage persons, but only one was found in violation, said Ca...
4/6 Student arrested for threatening teacher on Facebook
Caddo sheriff's deputies arrested a 14-year-old boy for posting threatening text messages on his teacher's Facebook page, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator.The student used anot...
4/1 Man accused of incest
Caddo Sheriff's detectives arrested a Shreveport man on Thursday for incest, according to Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator.Terry L. Cook Jr., 22, of the 300 block of West Garfield A...

MARCH 2011

3/31 Caddo SO seeks public's help to locate suspect
The Caddo Sheriff's Office needs the public's help locating Chase Hicks, 18, of Shreveport.Hicks resides in the 400 block of Washington in the Highland neighborhood but also f...
3/28 Teen arrested for aggravated rape
Caddo Sheriff's deputies arrested a 17-year-old Shreveport teen for multiple counts of aggravated rape, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator.Stephen Ray Williams, of the 6000 block...
3/25 32 arrested during local narcotics operation
Thirty-two people were arrested during a drug operation this week in Shreveport and Caddo Parish, said Sheriff Steve Prator and Police Chief Willie Shaw.  Click here more...
3/24 Man arrested for making $12,000 in unauthorized purchases with company card
Caddo sheriff's detectives arrested a Shreveport man for making over $12,000 in unauthorized purchases with a company credit card, said Sheriff Steve Prator. Israel Castro, Jr...
3/23 Shreveporter arrested for car break-ins in parish
Caddo Sheriff' Steve Prator announced the arrest of a Shreveport man today in connection with a series of car burglaries in north Caddo Parish.Jason Harris, 23, of the 5600 bl...
3/23 58 pounds of pot seized by Task Force
Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator and Shreveport Police Chief Willie Shaw said 58 pounds of marijuana were seized by the Caddo-Shreveport Narcotics Task Force on Tuesday following a ...
3/23 Man sets up "rolling fuel station" to sell stolen diesel fuel
A tank driver for a local oil company was arrested for stealing diesel fuel from the company and selling it on the street, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator.Kevin Woodrow, 34, o...
3/21 Woman steals over $100,000 from employer
An employee of a local property management company was arrested by Caddo sheriff's deputies for stealing over $100,000 from company accounts, said Sheriff Steve Prator. Patric...
3/17 Homeowner catches burglars in the act
Four burglary suspects were arrested by Caddo sheriff's deputies on Wednesday after they were confronted at gunpoint by a suspicious homeowner, said Sheriff Steve Prator.The h...
3/17 Caddo Sheriff warns area churches of suspicious mail
Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator is issuing a warning after several churches in Caddo Parish received suspicious mail containing CDs of pornographic images.Prator said the Caddo She...
3/17 Caddo Sheriff's Office to honor NW Regional Re-entry Volunteers
The Caddo Sheriff's Office will host a recognition and appreciation ceremony for volunteers of the Northwest Regional Re-entry Program at 11 a.m. today, March 17, at Caddo Cor...
3/15 Caddo Sheriff to offer training for concealed weapons permit
The Caddo Parish Sheriff’s Office is offering state-required training for anyone wanting to obtain a concealed weapons permit, said Sheriff Steve Prator. Citizens can com...
3/14 CPSO charges Arcadia man with home burglaries in Caddo
An Arcadia man who was arrested for a string of residential burglaries in Shreveport now faces more charges - this time from the Caddo Sheriff's Office.Donald Pickett, 44, of ...
3/14 Caddo Sheriff's Office to host AARP driver's course
The Caddo Sheriff’s Office will host an AARP Safe Driver course on Friday, April 1, at Sheriff's Safety Town.This is a 4-hour refresher course for drivers over 50. The course ...
3/14 Man uses doggy door to commit burglary
Caddo Sheriff's deputies arrested a man for burglary after he used his neighbor's doggy door to gain access to her home, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator.Timothy Sepulvado, 21,...
3/14 Caddo deputy to be honored for efforts to fight impaired driving
Caddo Sheriff's Cpl. Richard Porter will be honored in Baton Rouge on Tuesday for his continuing efforts to remove impaired drivers from our local highways.The Louisiana Highw...
3/11 Caddo Sheriff's Office to sell unclaimed animals
Several horses are on the auction block at the Caddo Sheriff's Office after being unclaimed or abandoned by their owners.The Sheriff's Office will accept sealed bids on the an...
3/10 Caddo Sheriff to offer Spring Break “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 class will be ...
3/10 Caddo Sheriff offers class on home protection
Have you ever wondered about your rights as a property owner if someone breaks into your home?The Caddo Sheriff's Office is offering a free course for homeowners to explain wh...
3/8 CSO arrests woman for burning down cabin
A woman who was scorned by her ex-boyfriend was arrested on Monday for burning down the cabin where he lived, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator.Brenda Fore was arrested for sett...
3/4 Caddo Sheriff’s Office to collect old cell phones
The Caddo Sheriff's Office is partnering with the 911 Cell Phone Bank program to collect discarded cell phones that can be reprogrammed for use in emergencies.Citizens can dro...
3/1 CSO arrests man for having sex with 13 year old
Caddo sheriff's detectives have arrested a Haughton man for having sex with a 13-year-old girl, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator.Ernest Ray Lewis Jr., 22, is accused of having ...

FEBRUARY 2011

2/28 Man arrested in connection with business break-ins
Caddo sheriff's detectives arrested a Shreveport man in connection with a series of break-ins at a local business, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator.Fredrick James Wells, 46, of...
2/25 Man dressed as Coca-Cola employee arrested for theft from vending machines
A former soft drink company employee was arrested for stealing cash and soda from several vending machines located at the Louisiana Tourist Center in Greenwood, said Caddo She...
2/23 Caddo SO arrests man for home improvement fraud
A Shreveport man was arrested Tuesday for home improvement fraud after he failed to complete a job or return any money that had been paid to him.Detectives said Ryan Ross, 34,...
2/23 Caddo Sheriff's Office to host AARP driver's course
The Caddo Sheriff’s Office will host an AARP Safe Driver Program on Friday, April 1, at Sheriff's Safety Town.This is a 4-hour refresher course for drivers over 50. The course...
2/18 Woman charged with cruelty to 5 year old
Caddo sheriff's detectives arrested a Rodessa woman for cruelty to a juvenile after the 5-year-old victim showed up for school with two black eyes and a busted lip.Jessica Poi...
2/18 Crop duster clips woman's SUV
A Frierson woman is seeking medical treatment this morning after the roof of her SUV was clipped by a crop duster.Around 8 a.m., the Caddo Sheriff's Office and Fire District #...
2/14 Caddo Sheriff's Office schedules women’s firearms course
Caddo Parish Sheriff Steve Prator will host a personal safety and firearms familiarization course for women March 18-19.The free classes will be taught from 6-9 p.m. on Friday...
2/14 CSO deputies to receive promotions, awards
Two Caddo Sheriff's deputies will be promoted by Sheriff Steve Prator during a ceremony at 8:30 a.m., Tuesday, February 15, at the Caddo Correctional Center. Theressa Jef...
2/11 Salesperson arrested for stealing from company
A salesperson for a local monument company was arrested by the Caddo Sheriff's Office for stealing nearly $15,000 in payments, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator.Kristina Morgan,...
2/8 Meth lab discovered; six charged
Six people are in jail charged with operating a meth lab in south Caddo Parish, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator and Police Chief Willie Shaw.An investigation was initiated aft...
2/8 Man dies in tree trimming accident
A 52-year-old man was killed earlier today when he fell while trimming a tree in south Caddo Parish.The man, who has not been identified pending notification of next of kin, w...
2/7 Caddo Sheriff taking applications for Citizens' Academy
The Caddo Parish Sheriff’s Office is taking applications for its Citizens' Academy, which offers insight into how deputies with the Sheriff’s Office perform their duties and s...
2/3 Women arrested for cruelty to juveniles
Two women are in jail for beating four siblings with an extension cord and other items, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator.The children - ages 13, 10, 8, and 5 - received multipl...
2/2 Caddo Sheriff plans Reserve Academy
The Caddo Sheriff’s Office is accepting applications for a Reserve Peace Officer’s Academy for persons who would like to serve as a reserve deputy or police officer.Reserves a...

JANUARY 2011

1/27 More charges filed against kidnapping suspect
Charges continue to mount against an Oil City man arrested for his ex-girlfriend's kidnapping.Earlier today, officials with the state Fire Marshal's Office charged Eddie Jacks...
1/26 CSO arrests missing woman's ex- boyfriend
Caddo sheriff's deputies have arrested the ex-boyfriend of a missing woman whose car was found burned, said Sheriff Steve Prator.Detectives obtained an arrest warrant on Tuesd...
1/25 Elderly grandmother victim of theft
AShreveport woman is accused of using forged counter checks to steal $2328 from her grandmother's bank account, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator.Christina Cox, 33, turned herse...
1/25 Temporary employee accused of stealing from company
A temporary employee at Lawler Auction Group was arrested today for stealing cash money from the company and altering her time sheets said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator.Brittany ...
1/25 Woman uses credit card stolen from case worker
A woman was arrested for stealing credit cards from her child support case worker and using them to purchase baby supplies and other items.Christina Alvord was visiting the Di...
1/25 CSO seeks info on missing woman
The Caddo Parish Sheriff’s Office is seeking information on a missing Oil City woman whose car was found burned Monday morning.Tracy Winslow, 30, was reported missing by her f...
1/20 Man arrested for stealing from Rescue Mission
Caddo Sheriff's detectives arrested a man for stealing $13,000 from the Shreveport Rescue Mission, according to Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator.Edward Geiger, 51, was the resident ...
1/13 Man arrested for filing false report
Caddo deputies arrested a Shreveport man for criminal mischief and filing a false report after he lied about being the victim of a sexual assault.Devallon Leroy Newhouse, 46, ...
1/13 Vivian woman arrested for stealing from terminally ill friend
A Vivian woman was arrested for taking advantage of a terminally ill friend to gain control of his finances, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator.Retia T. Adcock, 55, was arrested ...
1/12 Caddo SO investigating discovery of deceased woman
Caddo sheriff's deputies are investigating the death of a woman whose body was found in her vehicle on West Antoine Loop this afternoon.The woman was in the driver's seat of a...
1/12 Caddo Sheriff to offer training for concealed weapons permit
The Caddo Parish Sheriff’s Office is offering state-required training for anyone wanting to obtain a concealed weapons permit, said Sheriff Steve Prator.Citizens can complete ...
1/12 Crime down in Caddo Parish in 2010
Annual crime statistics released today by the Caddo Parish Sheriff's Office show parish crime is down six percent from the previous year, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator.Viole...
1/7 Winter Weather
Winter weather is expected to move into the area by this weekend, so there's no better time to check in with elderly neighbors, said Caddo Parish Sheriff Steve Prator.During e...
1/7 Woman arrested for battery; sends man to hospital
Caddo Sheriff's deputies arrested a Fort Worth, Texas, woman after she beat a man with a glass mug, sending him to the hospital with lacerations.Celeste Horton, 32, was arrest...
1/7 Caddo Sheriff to conduct sobriety checkpoint
Caddo Parish Sheriff’s deputies will conduct a sobriety checkpoint in north Caddo Parish tonight.The checkpoint is funded by a grant from the Louisiana Highway Safety Commissi...
1/7 Caddo Sheriff to conduct sobriety checkpoint
Caddo Parish Sheriff’s deputies will conduct a sobriety checkpoint in north Caddo Parish tonight.The checkpoint is funded by a grant from the Louisiana Highway Safety Commissi...
1/7 Man claiming to be booking agent arrested for theft
A man who claimed he was a booking agent for Grammy-nominated singer Keyshia Cole was arrested for stealing money from a college student who wanted to hire Cole for an event.P...