Press Releases

DECEMBER 2015

12/30 CPSO investigating theft of vehicle
The Caddo Sheriff’s Office is asking the public to help identify two people who may have information about a car theft at the Longwood General Store on Sunday, December ...
12/30 CPSO seeks owner of horse
The Caddo Parish Sheriff’s Office picked up a red mare with a start on its forehead in the 8200 block of Jefferson-Paige Road earlier this week. The mare was found on th...
12/30 Caddo Sheriff's Office investigating fatal ATV crash
An ATV crash in north Caddo Parish claimed the life of a Vivian man early this morning, according to Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator. Deputies were called to 10186 Cross Creek P...
12/28 Caddo, Shreveport officials keeping eyes on Red River
Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator, director of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness for Caddo Parish, hosted a meeting this morning for local officials to discuss the current...
12/23 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...
12/17 CPSO announces extra patrols to address drunk driving
The Caddo Sheriff’s Office is warning motorists that drunk driving won’t be tolerated through the holiday season. “If you’re over the limit and you dri...
12/15 Caddo SO seeks owner of donkeys
The Caddo Parish Sheriff’s Office picked up two donkeys Dec. 1 on the west end of Mira Myrtis Road between Vivian and Rodessa.       &nb...
12/15 Sheriff's Safety Town recognizes KCS locomotive engineer for promoting rail safety education
Stephen Prator Jr. received the Friends of Safety Town Award from the Caddo Parish Sheriff’s Office for serving his community by promoting rail safety education at Sheri...
12/13 Three dead in fatality crash
Three people died in a fatality crash in north Caddo Parish Saturday night, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator. About 10:30 p.m., the Caddo Sheriff's Office was notified t...
12/11 Shreveport man arrested for firing shots into home
A Shreveport man was arrested on a Caddo Sheriff’s warrant for firing shots into a Vivian home where several people were asleep inside, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator. ...
12/8 Caddo Sheriff announces holiday hours of operation for Tax Office
The Caddo Sheriff's Tax Department will be closed for the Christmas holiday December 24-25 and for New Year’s December 31 and January 1. Tax payments will be conside...
12/5 Caddo man dies in one-vehicle accident
An Oil City man died early this morning in a one-vehicle crash in north Caddo Parish, said Sheriff Steve Prator. Just before 5 a.m., James Washington, 60, was travelin...
12/3 Caddo officials monitoring Red River
Caddo Parish officials are continuing to monitor conditions on the Red River in anticipation of a 29.5-foot crest expected by late tomorrow afternoon, said Sheriff Steve Prato...

NOVEMBER 2015

11/30 Caddo students to graduate from DARE program
Caddo Parish fifth-graders at five local schools are celebrating their successful completion of the Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.) program with graduation ceremoni...
11/25 CPSO arrests Bossier man for aggravated rape
Caddo Sheriff's detectives have arrested a Bossier City man for the sexual assault of a juvenile, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator. Mark Joseph Casciola, 59, was ar...
11/25 Man arrested for burglarizing church
A Shreveport man was arrested for stealing items from a church under construction in south Caddo Parish, said Sheriff Steve Prator. Christopher Michael Allen, 38, was arres...
11/23 Caddo Sheriff's Regional Training Academy to graduate 38th class
Graduation exercises for the 38th basic training class of the Caddo Sheriff’s Regional Training Academy will take place at 4 p.m. Tuesday, November 24, at Summer Grove B...
11/21 Body discovered in burning car
Caddo Sheriff's deputies are investigating a body discovered in a burning car last night, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator. Just after 9:30 p.m., deputies received a cal...
11/20 Man charged with threatening public officials
A city police officer who was fired in October was arrested overnight on a warrant for threatening public officials, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator.  Around 6 p.m. Th...
11/20 CPSO seeks owners of loose livestock
The Caddo Parish Sheriff’s Office is hoping to reunite several loose cows and horses with their owners after the animals were picked up Thursday by the CPSO Stock Patrol...
11/19 Town clerk behind bars for theft
A town clerk for Oil City has been charged with stealing over $24,000, said Caddo sheriff Steve Prator. Melissa Doise, 44, of Oil City was charged with felony theft for emb...
11/18 Caddo Sheriff's Captain escapes injury after tree falls on his vehicle
Caddo Sheriff’s Captain Larry Nunnery escaped with minor injuries after a tree fell onto his vehicle while traveling on Highway 538, said Sheriff Steve Prator. Around...
11/18 Caddo Sheriff announces First Gun Class 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...
11/17 Keithville man arrested for murder
A Keithville man is in jail for killing another man at a mobile home on Barron Road Monday night.   Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator said Garrett David Morgan, 18, was ar...
11/16 Three people cited for selling alcohol to underage; 30 businesses checked
The Caddo Sheriff’s Office Youth Services Division cited three people on Friday during an investigation into the illegal sale of alcohol to underage persons, said Caddo ...
11/9 Three arrested after discovery of north Caddo meth labs
Three people were arrested Friday after evidence was discovered of a meth lab operation in the 600 block of Jenkins Road in Shreveport. Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator and Shrev...
11/6 Caddo Sheriff announces teen safe driving class
Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator will host a safe driving program for young drivers on Monday, November 23, at Sheriff’s Safety Town. The program will focus on the dangers of ...
11/5 CPSO unveils new look for marked vehicles
The Caddo Sheriff’s Office has unveiled a new look for its marked vehicles. Sheriff Steve Prator said that beginning this week, new vehicles purchased by the Sheriff&...
11/5 CPSO announces traffic safety enforcement grant
Sheriff Steve Prator announced today the Louisiana Highway Safety Commission awarded $74,200 in federal traffic safety funding to the Caddo Sheriff’s Office for fiscal y...

OCTOBER 2015

10/28 Phone scammer pose as deputies to get money
Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator is warning residents to beware of a caller who identifies himself as a Caddo deputy and asks for money to keep you out of jail. Several peop...
10/27 CPSO offers Halloween safety tips
Halloween is almost here, but before your children head out to trick-or-treat, make sure you’re putting safety first, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator. Most importantl...
10/25 Female dies in north Caddo crash
The Caddo Sheriff's Office is working a fatality traffic crash that claimed the life of woman, said Sheriff Steve Prator. Around 11:45 a.m. today, a witness report...
10/16 Caddo Deputy to receive Lifesaving Award
Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator will present the department’s Lifesaving Award to Cpl. James Norwood on Tuesday for his actions that saved the life of a 9-month-old baby. ...
10/9 Fatality victim identified
The Caddo Sheriff's Office has released the name of a pedestrian who was struck by a train on Thursday, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator.  Austin G. ...
10/8 Man arrested for rape in '70s case
Caddo Sheriff’s detectives have arrested a man for the rape of a young girl in the 1970s, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator. Roy Leon Robertson, 74, of Montgomery, LA, ...
10/7 Louisiana law enforcement comes to Caddo for fingerprint training
Law enforcement officers from multiple parishes are learning the basics of fingerprint identification during a week-long class at the Caddo Sheriff’s Re-Entry facility, ...
10/1 Motorcyclist killed in crash
Caddo deputies are on the scene of a fatality crash that occurred earlier tonight near the Texas-Louisiana state line, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator. The driver of the Ka...
10/1 Keithville man arrested for 62 counts of forgery
A Keithville man is in jail charged with 62 counts of forgery, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator. Paul Casabonne, 35, is accused of forging checks on an account for Life Ques...
10/1 Teen dedicates scouting project to Shreveport drowning victims
A Shreveport teen is dedicating his Eagle Scout Project to six teenagers who drowned while swimming in the Red River in 2010.        &nbs...

SEPTEMBER 2015

9/29 Bookkeeper arrested for stealing $90,000
A company bookkeeper was arrested today and charged with stealing over $90,000 from her employer, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator. Juanita Adams, 44, is accused of using he...
9/28 Honorary deputy, 9, loses battle with cancer
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Jamarion Daughtery, son of Caddo Deputy Jacqueline Daughtery. Jamarion, 9, passed away Sunday, September 27, after ...
9/27 Drug Take Back event nets nearly 650 pounds
Caddo deputies along with State troopers and Shreveport Police officers collected 648 lbs of unused prescription drugs this Saturday during our National Drug Take Ba...
9/24 Employee sells stolen wire from his workplace
A Bossier City man is behind bars for stealing electrical wire from his workplace and then selling the wire to customers, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator. Clayborne Whittin...
9/24 Employee arrested for selling stolen wire from his workplace
Clayborne Wittington, 27 of the 1600 block of Holiday Place in Bossier City, was booked into Caddo Correctional Center for felony theft following an investigation by Caddo Det...
9/23 Caddo detectives investigating a suspicious death
Caddo detectives are investigating a suspicious death in the 1000 block of Barron Road in South Caddo Parish, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator. Deputies responded to a welfa...
9/23 Narcotics agents seize 26 marijuana plants
Sheriff Steve Prator and Chief Willie Shaw announced that the Caddo-Shreveport Narcotics Unit executed a search warrant in the 100 block of Murray Street in Vivian, Louisiana ...
9/17 Drug Take Back event scheduled at Sheriff's Safety Town
Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator said citizens can dispose of unwanted prescription drugs on Saturday, September 26, at Sheriff's Safety Town as part of National Prescription Dr...
9/14 Caddo detective solves another cold case
A Shreveport man was arrested today and charged with a 35-year-old cold case homicide, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator. Jimmy Lee Tigues, 62, was arrested by the U.S. Marsh...
9/11 Scammers pose as deputies to get money
Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator is warning residents to beware of a caller who identifies himself as a Caddo deputy and asks for money to keep you out of jail. Several peop...
9/11 Keithville man arrested for rape of juvenile
Caddo Sheriff’s detectives arrested a Keithville man today for the rape of a juvenile under the age of 13, said Sheriff Steve Prator. Paul D. Harris, 28, was arrested...
9/11 Home Alone Video
Is your child ready to stay home alone? Here are some tips to help you decide.
9/11 Victims Services Video
There is help available for victims of crime. Click on this video to find out more.
9/8 CPSO to participate in National Night Out
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 Nigh...
9/8 CPSO investigating fatal crash on Woolworth Road
Caddo Sheriff’s deputies are investigating a fatal crash that occurred overnight on Woolworth Road, said Sheriff Steve Prator.  Jerel Joseph Ulrich, 39, of Keith...
9/3 Red River boat ramps opening for Labor Day weekend
Two of the Red River boat ramps in Caddo Parish will be opening in time for Labor Day weekend and one will remain closed said, Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator. The North Caddo H...
9/2 Caddo deputies honor 9-year-old boy fighting cancer
Members of the Caddo Sheriff's Office Special Response Team along with other Caddo deputies will be honoring 9-year-old Jamarion Daughtery at his home today at 5:30 p.m. J...

AUGUST 2015

8/28 Keeping you and your money safe from scammers and con artists
Criminals are skilled at convincing you to turn over your hard earned money. If you find yourself in this position, whether in person or on the phone, STOP! Do your research a...
8/27 Caddo Sheriff opens rifle range to public
Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator is making the rifle range at the Caddo Sheriff's Regional Training Academy available to the public for sighting in rifles for the upcoming deer ...
8/26 Caddo Sheriff's Office welcomes new K-9s
What better day than National Dog Day to introduce the newest members of the Caddo Sheriff's Office K-9 Unit?  Cpl. Marcus Green is pictured with his new dog, Hunt...
8/24 CPSO investigates fatal motorcycle crash
Caddo Sheriff’s deputies were called to the scene of a fatal motorcycle crash Sunday evening, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator. James Swearengin, 36, of Rodessa, was d...
8/24 Citizen, deputies to be awarded for distinguished service
Shreveporter Billy Jeter will be honored by Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator on Tuesday for rescuing a man from a burning vehicle on Pinehill Road earlier this month. Jeter will ...
8/21 Two women arrested for stealing from 96 year old
Two women are in jail charged with exploitation of the infirmed for stealing $400,000 from the bank account of a 96 year old, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator. Jennifer Smit...
8/18 Tractor stolen from Chimp Haven found in the possession of former employee
A former employee of Chimp Haven was arrested after Sheriff’s deputies found him in possession of a $26,000 tractor stolen from the chimpanzee sanctuary, said Sheriff St...
8/18 Pizza restaurant robbery suspect faces charges in Caddo
One of the suspects wanted for robbing a Rotolo’s Pizza in Bossier Parish is also facing charges in Caddo Parish for taking $24,000 from a family member’s bank acc...
8/17 Caddo Sheriff's Office accepting applications for fall Auxiliary Deputy class
Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator announced today that applications are currently being accepted for the fall Auxiliary Deputy class. Auxiliary Deputies supplement full-time Caddo...
8/14 SUSPECT ARRESTED - Deputies seek man for terrorizing
UPDATE: Davis turned himself in to authorities this afternoon and is being held at CCC. His bond is set at $500,000.   Original release: Caddo Sheriff's...
8/13 CPSO's Citizen Survivor Course addresses violence in public places
Acts of violence in public places like movie theaters, churches, and schools have generated a lot of talk about safety measures. In the meantime, proactive citizens are wonder...
8/5 Caddo Sheriff's Office responds to fiery crash; citizen pulls driver to safety
Caddo Sheriff’s deputies responded to a single vehicle crash around 1:20 this morning where the vehicle involved was fully engulfed in flames, said Sheriff Steve Prator....
8/4 Bike Safety
Whether you're a motorist or cyclist, it's important to know these rules of the road. Please share this message with others.
8/1 Store clerk arrested for stealing $7,000 from business
A cashier at a Vivian convenience store was arrested for stealing over $7,000 from the store, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator. Wendy Corbett, 40, was arrested on Wednesday ...
8/1 Son arrested for exploiting elderly mother by stealing her life savings
A Shreveport man was arrested for exploitation of the infirmed for stealing nearly all of his 86-year-old mother's life savings, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator. Paul B...

JULY 2015

7/31 Shreveport woman dies in George Road crash
Caddo Sheriff’s deputies are working a fatality crash that occurred in the 4500 block of George Road, said Sheriff Steve Prator. A 2010 Ford Fusion driven by Kathleen...
7/30 Mooringsport man arrested for crimes against children
A Mooringsport man was arrested Wednesday for crimes against children that occurred as far back as 1997, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator. James Tony Jordan, 48, was ar...
7/29 Caring for your pets in summer heat
Louisiana is known for its brutal summer temperatures. During times of high heat, be sure to keep a close watch on outdoor pets. Here's a short video on caring f...
7/29 Caddo Sheriff's Office takes on litterbugs
Did you know the Caddo Parish Sheriff's Office Litter Crew picks up an average of 2,000 pounds of litter each week? Caddo Parish is a beautiful place. Help us keep it that...
7/29 Agents seize 30 pounds of pot, arrest one
Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator and Shreveport Police Chief Willie Shaw announced the seizure of 30 pounds of marijuana Tuesday from a residence in north Caddo Parish. One person w...
7/28 Self-proclaimed youth mentor arrested for having sex with juvenile
A man who claimed to be a youth mentor was arrested Friday for molestation of a juvenile, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator. Jeremy Tyrone Sims, 34, of the 3200 block of Bert...
7/27 CPSO to hold distracted driving class for teens
Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator will host a safe driving program for young drivers on Friday, July 31, at Sheriff’s Safety Town. The program will focus on the dangers of dist...
7/27 CPSO to host fish fry benefiting Angel Tree program
The Caddo Sheriff's Office will hold a fish fry from 10:30 a.m. until 2 p.m. Friday, July 31, at the south substation, 9956 Mansfield Road, near Keithville. Money raised a...
7/23 Juvenile arrest closes multiple cases
Update: A second 15-year-old male suspect was arrested tonight for participating in this same series of crimes. He was booked into Juvenile Detention on the same charges as Su...
7/23 Man, 50, arrested for inappropriate talk with teen
A 50-year-old Shreveport man was arrested by Caddo Sheriff’s detectives on Wednesday for having an inappropriate conversation that was sexual in nature with a 13-year-ol...
7/23 Stonewall man arrested for cyberstalking
Caddo Sheriff’s detectives arrested a Stonewall man for cyberstalking his ex-girlfriend, said Sheriff Steve Prator. Scott Bailey, 42, was arrested in Desoto Parish on...
7/20 CPSO investigates thefts in north Caddo
The Caddo Sheriff's Office is hoping the public can provide information about a series of car break-ins and a vehicle theft that occurred overnight in north Caddo Parish, ...
7/20 Caddo deputy named 40-8 Louisiana Law Officer of the Year
Caddo Sheriff's Lt. Richard Corbett was honored as Louisiana’s 40 and 8 Law Officer of the Year Sunday at the organization’s Grand Promenade in Lafayette. C...
7/17 Suspect wanted for domestic abuse battery
The Caddo Sheriff’s Office is asking the public for any information that can lead them to Brian R. Tate, 33, of Shreveport. Deputies have a warrant for Tate’s a...
7/16 CPSO at scene of Hwy. 79 crash
Caddo deputies are working a major crash on Hwy. 79. An 18-wheeler traveling southbound crossed the center line near Buncombe Road and hit a Chevy Silverado truck head...
7/15 CPSO seeks suspect in burglaries
The Caddo Sheriff’s Office is investigating multiple burglaries that occurred at a local storage facility, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator. Around 12:30 a.m. on July ...
7/15 Scam Awareness
It seems like everyday somebody somewhere in our community is targeted by a scammer. In some cases, there is the promise of riches. In this case you should remember … I...
7/14 14 arrested during recent drug investigations
Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator and Shreveport Police Chief Willie Shaw announced the arrests of 14 suspects following separate drug investigations in Caddo Parish this past week. ...
7/13 Caddo Sheriff offers safety class for college-bound students
Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator is helping students prepare for their college send-off by offering a one-day safety course addressing issues that specifically apply to them. You...
7/13 Robbery suspect arrested by fugitive Task Force
A man wanted by the Caddo Sheriff’s Office for second-degree robbery was arrested after he was found hiding out at a relative’s house on Sumner Street in Shrevepor...
7/13 Robbery suspect arrested by fugitive Task Force
A man wanted by the Caddo Sheriff’s Office for second-degree robbery was arrested after he was found hiding out at a relative’s house on Sumner Street in Shrevepor...
7/9 CPSO arrests man for theft at local business
The Caddo Sheriff’s Office has arrested a man for stealing a 4-wheeler and utility trailer from CES Compliance Envirosystems, said Sheriff Steve Prator.  A secur...
7/9 Oil City man faces molestation charge
Alton Richard Warner was arrested by the Caddo Sheriff’s Office on Wednesday for molestation of a juvenile under the age of 13, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator. Warne...
7/8 CPSO arrests two men for aggravated burglary
Two men are in jail this morning for breaking into a home while the residents were asleep inside, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator. About 11:15 p.m. Tuesday night, the Sheri...
7/8 Suspected counterfeiter arrested during search
Update: Late this afternoon, Spann was charged with an additional 11 counts of forgery and one count of criminal conspiracy for printing counterfeit checks in the name of a fa...
7/7 Eight cited for illegal alcohol sales
The Caddo Sheriff’s Office Youth Services Division cited eight people on Monday during an investigation into the illegal sale of alcohol to underage persons, said Caddo ...
7/1 Suspect wanted for robbery
The Caddo Sheriff’s Office is seeking information about the location of Emmett Tillman in connection with a robbery that occurred in west Caddo Parish, said Sheriff Stev...
7/1 Video captures theft at local business
The Caddo Sheriff’s Office is investigating a theft at a south Shreveport business and is asking for the public’s help with identifying a person wanted for questio...
7/1 CPSO to provide extra enforcement during July 4th holiday
The Caddo Sheriff’s Office is warning motorists that drunk driving won’t be tolerated during the July 4th holiday. “If you’re over the limit and y...

JUNE 2015

6/26 Herring named Kiwanis Law Officer of the Year
Caddo Sheriff's Detective Bobby Herring received the Law Enforcement Officer of Year Award from the Downtown Shreveport Kiwanis Club during the club's meeting on ...
6/26 Last suspect arrested in cable ID theft case
The last of 11 suspects wanted in a local identity theft case turned himself in to the Caddo Sheriff’s Office on Tuesday, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator. Michael Jon...
6/25 June 25, 2015, Red River Briefing
Caddo emergency responders attended a morning briefing in preparation for the new Red River crest projected for next week. The National Weather Service still expects a 32.5...
6/25 Theft suspect's vehicle caught on video
The Caddo Sheriff's Office is asking the public to help identify this vehicle and the driver who is wanted for a theft at CES Compliance Envirosystems early this morn...
6/25 Kerr now faces charges in Caddo for inappropriate conduct with juveniles
A Bossier City man now faces charges in Bossier and Caddo parishes for inappropriate sexual activity with juveniles, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator. Detective Jared Marsha...
6/24 IRS telephone scam targets local residents
An IRS telephone scam is targeting local residents much like a law enforcement telephone scam that Sheriff Steve Prator warned citizens about on Tuesday. In the IRS scam, t...
6/24 Theft suspect identified
Update: Melissa Renee Scioneaux, 32, was arrested today after being identified from the following video. She is currently being booked into the Caddo Correctional Cent...
6/23 Caddo Sheriff issues warning about scam
Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator is warning residents to beware of a caller who identifies himself as a Caddo deputy and asks for money to keep you out of jail. Several people ha...
6/23 FEMA teams to visit Caddo public locations on Wednesday
The second phase of a Caddo Parish FEMA assessment is set to take place on Wednesday when teams view public locations impacted by Red River flooding. Representatives f...
6/23 Felony suspect turns himself in to Sheriff's Office
Update: Kevin Michael Page turned himself in yesterday, June 22, at the Caddo Correctional Center on a warrant charging him with felony unauthorized use of a movable. (See ...
6/22 CPSO to hold char-broil benefiting Angel Tree program
The Caddo Sheriff's Office will hold a chicken char-broil from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, June 26, at the south substation, 9956 Mansfield Road, near Keithville. Money rais...
6/22 Auxiliary deputy to be honored for 10,000 hours of service
A Caddo Parish Auxiliary Sheriff’s Deputy who has donated more than 10,000 hours of service will be honored by Sheriff Steve Prator on Tuesday. Richard Gates will rec...
6/22 VOAD plans Resource Center to assist Caddo flood victims
Caddo Parish residents whose homes were damaged or impacted by recent flooding can receive assistance all in one place this week at a Multi-Agency Resource Center or...
6/19 Caddo officials get latest update from NWS
Caddo Parish officials have been advised to prepare for a river crest of at least 34 feet later this month, according to officials with the National Weather Service. In a c...
6/18 Caddo Sheriff offers tips to avoid contractor fraud
Flood victims looking for contractors to help return their homes to normal as soon as possible are encouraged to do their due diligence when hiring help, advised Caddo Sheriff...
6/18 Caddo Parish residents urged to prepare for possibility of more flooding
Caddo Parish residents are in for another round of high water, but it’s too soon to know when or how much, according to local weather experts. The forecast is still d...
6/16 Caddo Sheriff to offer distracted and impaired driving awareness class for teens
Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator will host a safe driving program for young drivers on Friday, June 26, at Sheriff’s Safety Town. The program will focus on the dangers of dist...
6/15 FEMA to visit Caddo neighborhoods on Tuesday
FEMA teams will be visiting Caddo neighborhoods tomorrow to assess the extent of damages from recent flooding in our area, said Sheriff Steve Prator, director of the Caddo Off...
6/15 Caddo Sheriff's Office seeks felony suspect
The Caddo Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in locating Kevin Michael Page, who is wanted for felony unauthorized use of a moveable. Authorities ...
6/15 Caddo Sheriff to hold auxiliary graduation
Graduation for the Caddo Sheriff’s Office Auxiliary Deputy Class #32 will be at 6 p.m. Tuesday, June 16, at Sheriff’s Safety Town, 8910 Jewella Ave. Graduates a...
6/15 Shot clinics open on Tuesday for Caddo flood victims
The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals, Office of Public Health, will offer free tetanus shots to Caddo citizens who have been exposed to flood waters and do not hav...
6/11 Sandbag locations
Sandbags will be available at the following locations throughout the weekend: Parish Public Works 1701 Monty Street Shreveport Thursday 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. - assi...
6/10 Citizens are asked to report flood damage to Caddo OHSEP
Caddo Parish citizens who have businesses or homes damaged by the flood are being asked to report those damages this week to the Caddo Office of Homeland Security and Emergenc...
6/9 Officials report few changes overnight
Caddo officials reported few changes this morning as they awaited official word that the Red River had crested. All levees continue to hold, and levee officials are staying...
6/8 Caddo officials planning emergency services for days and weeks to come
At 10 a.m. this morning, the Red River was at 36.89 feet approaching its projected crest of 37 feet, according to National Weather Service experts who addressed Caddo emergenc...
6/7 New river crest projected
Emergency responders in Caddo Parish are working around the clock to address citizens’ needs related to the rising river, which is now expected to crest Monday at 37 fee...
6/7 Briefing scheduled for 3 p.m. today
Sheriff Steve Prator, Mayor Ollie Tyler, and Parish Commission President Lyndon Johnson will hold a news briefing at 3 p.m. today to discuss river conditions and emergency res...
6/7 City and Guard to use helicopter for equipment transportation
The Army National Guard will be assisting the City of Shreveport today with the transportation of two pumps to the North Regional Waste Water Treatment Plant near Russell...
6/6 Projected crest remains at 36.5 feet
National Weather Service experts said this morning that they are still projecting the Red River to crest at 36.5 feet on Sunday. As of 10 a.m., the river was at 35.77 feet. ...
6/5 Shreveporter arrested for aggravated rape
Guy Walter Terry, Jr., 58, of Shreveport was arrested by the Caddo Sheriff's Office on Wednesdsay for the aggravated rape of a child under the age of 13. Sheriff Steve ...
6/5 CPSO arrests man for solicitation of murder
A Shreveport man in jail for murdering Harold Bruce Cotton is now charged with soliciting the murder of a witness in that case, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator.   J...
6/5 Evacuations underway in Caddo
The projected crest of the Red River in Caddo Parish has been revised to 36.5 causing more residents to evacuate as water finds its way into their homes. During today&rsquo...
6/4 Caddo deputies rescue stranded horse
A horse that had retreated to higher ground off East 70th Street ended up being trapped by rising water and had to be rescued this afternoon by Caddo Sheriff's d...
6/4 Red River to crest at 35.5 feet Saturday afternoon
The Red River is expected to be at its highest level in 70 years when it crests on Saturday afternoon, according to National Weather Service experts. The NWS met with Caddo...
6/3 Caddo opens shelter in North Shreveport
The NW Louisiana Red Cross has opened a shelter at Southern University in Shreveport for Caddo residents displaced because of flooding. The shelter is located in the universit...
6/2 Caddo to use FirstCall for emergency notifications
Caddo residents who live in areas that could be affected by flooding will  receive an automated telephone message today from the Caddo Office of Homeland Security and Eme...
6/1 Caddo officials continue planning for Red River flood
Caddo officials are contining to prepare for the Red River’s highest crest in Shreveport since 1990, said Sheriff Steve Prator, director of Caddo Parish Homeland Securit...

MAY 2015

5/31 Caddo sandbags available today
Sheriff Steve Prator, director of Caddo Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness, said Caddo residents can pick up sandbags from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. TODAY  at Caddo Pari...
5/29 Caddo officials prep for area flooding
Officials on the Caddo side of the Red River met today to discuss impending flooding issues and review ongoing efforts to assist citizens in the coming weeks. Sheriff Stev...
5/29 Caddo Sheriff's summer rec program starts next week
The annual youth summer recreation program sponsored by the Caddo Sheriff's Office kicks off June 1, providing safe, summer activities for area youngsters, said Caddo Pari...
5/27 CPSO on scene of 18 wheeler accident
Caddo deputies are on the scene of an 18-wheeler accident on I-49 North, said Sheriff Steve Prator. The driver of the vehicle, Anthony Henderson, 31, of Lavonia, GA, was t...
5/26 Caddo Sheriff's Office to host blood drive
The Caddo Sheriff’s Office will hold a blood drive with LifeShare Blood Center on Friday, May 29, as part of the “Cuffs and Hoses” annual blood drive event. ...
5/26 Caddo Sheriff offers teen course in distracted and impaired driving
Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator will host a safe driving program focusing on the dangers of distracted and impaired driving. The safety course will cover distractions including...
5/22 Keithville couple steals neighbors' mail to commit ID theft
A Keithville couple was arrested this week on multiple counts of identity theft, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator. Christina Renfroe, 37, and Anthony Stout, 33, are accused...
5/22 One Caddo location for sandbags this weekend
Caddo Parish Public Works will have one location open this weekend for Caddo residents needing sandbags.  They will be open Saturday and Sunday from 7 AM to 3 PM.  T...
5/22 Civil Live Scan operating again
Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator said the Civil Live Scan fingerprint system is operating again after a temporary outage on Thursday. The system was shut down yesterday after a ...
5/21 Caddo Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness monitoring upcoming weather event
The Caddo Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness is continuing to monitor weather activity for the possibility of more flooding in the coming days, said Sherif...
5/21 Civil Live Scan experiences temporary shut down
The Caddo Parish Sheriff's Office Civil Live Scan system is temporarily down due to technical difficulties with the Louisiana State Police data center, according to Caddo ...
5/21 Caddo Sheriff announces scholarship recipient
Erin Arcement is the recipient of an academic scholarship from the Louisiana Sheriffs' Scholarship Program, Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator announced today. Arcement is a r...
5/20 Alma Street search warrant ends in one arrest
A search warrant executed on Alma Street on Tuesday resulted in one arrest and the recovery of drugs and a weapon, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator and Shreveport Police Chief ...
5/20 Shreveporter arrested for car burglaries
A Shreveport man was arrested today for committing several car burglaries on Scarpengo Drive, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator. The burglaries occurred just after midnight ...
5/18 CPSO seeks info in hit and run
The Caddo Parish Sheriff's Office Traffic Safety Unit is investigating a hit and run crash involving a vehicle and a pedestrian.  The crash happened in the 2600 b...
5/14 Narcotics agents make large meth seizure
Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator and Shreveport Police Chief Willie Shaw announced that the Caddo-Shreveport Narcotics Unit arrested one suspect and seized nearly one pound of metha...
5/14 Caddo Sheriff announces summer programs for kids
Sheriff Steve Prator announced today that applications are being accepted for children's summer camps and programs offered by the Caddo Sheriff's Office. The Caddo...
5/11 Local agencies to pay tribute to fallen officers during Police Week
Communities across the country will come together this week during National Police Week to honor and remember those law enforcement officers who made the ultimate sacrifice, a...
5/11 Vivian teen arrested for stabbing parents
Caddo deputies arrested a Vivian teen-ager this morning and charged him with stabbing his parents, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator. Shane Alexander, 17, woke his father an...
5/9 Two suspects arrested for burglarizing high school
Caddo Sheriff's patrol deputies arrested two suspects for burglarizing Northwood High School overnight, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator. Deputies were alerted around m...
5/8 Caddo Homeland Security deputy director receives state accolades
Robert Jump, deputy director of the Caddo Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness recently received the Louisiana Emergency Preparedness Association’s 201...
5/8 Tax Sale to take place next week
The Caddo Sheriff’s Office is advising property owners to pay their taxes by Monday, May 11, to avoid having their property included in the upcoming tax sale. The Sh...
5/7 ID theft suspect arrested in New York
Charles Smith, 41, was arrested by the Genesee County, NY, Sheriff's Department Wednesday on a Caddo Parish warrant charging him with ID theft and criminal conspiracy. ...
5/7 Program to offer seniors information on protecting their investments
Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator is offering a free class to teach seniors how to protect their nest egg by avoiding investment scams. The class is from 9 - 11:15 a.m., Thursday...
5/6 ID theft suspect turns himself in; faces 108 charges
One of the suspected ringleaders in an ID theft case involving fraudulent cable accounts turned himself in at Caddo Correctional Center today, according to Caddo Sheriff Steve...
5/6 Car burglars are on the hunt, targeting rural and city property owners
Both rural and city property owners are being hit hard by car burglars, and there’s a strong possibility it’s the same group of thieves, said Caddo Sheriff Steve P...
5/5 Caddo Sheriff's Camp accepting applications
Sheriff Steve Prator announced today that applications are being accepted for this summer’s Caddo Sheriff's Camp. The overnight camp for boys ages 10-12 will be ...
5/4 Deputies on scene of major wreck
Caddo deputies are on the scene of a major traffic accident on I-49 near Flournoy Lucas Road. Nicholas Blake Anderson, 17, was traveling southbound on the interstate ...
5/4 Caddo Sheriff to hold Drug Take Back event
Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator said citizens can dispose of unwanted prescription drugs this Saturday, May 9, at Sheriff's Safety Town. The Sheriff’s Office will be ...

APRIL 2015

4/30 Caddo schools celebrate DARE graduations
Caddo Parish fifth-graders at six local schools are celebrating their successful completion of the Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.) program with graduation ceremonie...
4/29 Two more ID theft suspects turn themselves in
Two more suspects in a million-dollar identity theft case have turned themselves in to authorities. On Friday, Michael Gillenwater and Georgiana Wright were booked at the ...
4/29 Update: Suspect arrested for domestic abuse battery
Update: Michael Brunker turned himself in at CCC Wednesday night and was booked on charges in the warrant. ...............................................  Origin...
4/29 One arrested following month-long investigation
The Caddo-Shreveport Narcotics Unit recovered marijuana, cash, and firearms, and arrested one person following a month-long investigation in north Caddo Parish. Caddo Sher...
4/28 Search is on for contractors in million dollar ID theft case
The Caddo Sheriff’s Office obtained arrest warrants for 10 suspects involved in a million dollar identity theft scheme involving out-of-state cable contractors, said Cad...
4/25 Caddo deputies take part in "Buckle Up In Your Truck" campaign
Caddo deputies will step-up seat belt enforcement through the end of April in an effort to protect the lives of pickup drivers and their passengers, said Caddo Sheriff Steve P...
4/24 Suspect wanted in cyberstalking case
The Caddo Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in locating Michael Raymond Fremin, who is a suspect in a cyberstalking case. Fremin, 54, is a white...
4/23 CPSO Mobile App
Our new mobile App is completely free and allows you to connect to CPSO alerts, messages, services, and support. Please let us know if there is anything we can do to impro...
4/23 Woman arrested for shooting at boyfriend
A Keithville woman was arrested early this morning for firing a gun at her boyfriend, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator. Daisha Marie Benjamin, 36, was picked up at her work...
4/21 Shreveporter wanted on Caddo warrant * Update: Suspect arrested
* Update: Suspect was arrested this morning at a Monkhouse Drive hotel .......................... Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator is asking the public to help find Darion J...
4/20 Caddo Sheriff announces promotions
Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator will promote three deputies during a 9 a.m. ceremony tomorrow, April 21, at the Sheriff’s Re-Entry Facility, 1121 Forum Drive. Gary Baird ...
4/20 Caddo Sheriff's Training Academy to graduate 37th class on Tuesday
Graduation exercises for the 37th basic training class of the Caddo Sheriff’s Regional Training Academy will take place at 4 p.m. Tuesday, April 21, at Summer Grove Bapt...
4/19 Body recovered from Red River
The Caddo Sheriff's Marine Unit has recovered the body of a man who authorities believe jumped from the Texas Street Bridge on Thursday, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator. ...
4/17 Suspect wanted for cyberstalking
The Caddo Sheriff’s Office is asking for help with locating Bryce Deangelo Hill, who made terrorizing threats to a family member. Hill, who has a history of domestic...
4/9 Are you prepared for a weather emergency?
Shreveport and Caddo Parish could soon be in store for severe weather, which includes a risk for flooding, hail, high winds, and tornadoes. Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator advi...
4/8 Felony suspect wanted in Caddo arrested in Arizona
Members of the U.S. Marshal's Task Force, acting on a tip from the Caddo Sheriff's Office, arrested Michael Thain Schuler in Phoenix, Arizona, on Friday. Caddo She...
4/2 12 cited for selling alcohol to underage persons
The Caddo Sheriff’s Office Youth Services Division conducted an investigation into the illegal sale of alcohol to underage persons on Wednesday, and nearly half of all b...
4/2 Haz Mat update
Caddo Parish Sheriff Steve Prator says evacuations are no longer being recommended for the area affected by a well control issue in south Caddo Parish. Residents with...
4/2 CPSO on scene of haz mat call
The Caddo Sheriff's Office is on the scene of a "well control issue" on Hwy. 1 South between Yearwood and Ellerbe roads, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prato...
4/1 CPSO seeks suspects in felony property crimes case
The Caddo Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help to identify the suspects in a felony property crimes case, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator. Just afte...

MARCH 2015

3/30 CPSO arrests man in domestic shooting case
A Keithville man was arrested for a domestic shooting that occurred at his home on Springridge-Texas State Line Road on Sunday, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator. Around 5 p...
3/30 Coach arrested for solicitation of minor
A Texas youth baseball coach was arrested Saturday after driving to Shreveport for the purpose of meeting underage boys for sex, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator. Christoph...
3/27 10 arrested in overnight drug sweep
Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator and Shreveport Police Chief Willie Shaw announced the arrests of 10 people during a “buy-bust” operation conducted by the Caddo-Shrevepo...
3/24 Man steals from employer and sells items on E-Bay
A Bossier City man is in Caddo custody for stealing merchandise from his employer and selling it on E-Bay, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator. Michael David Thompson, 60, was...
3/21 CPSO investigating early morning crash
Caddo deputies are investigating a single-vehicle crash that occurred early this morning near Vivian, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator.   Around 1:40 a.m., deputies al...
3/18 Murder suspect returned to Caddo
Murder suspect Henry Robinson was returned to Caddo Parish today to face charges in connection with the 1988 death of Claudell Staten. Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator said Robi...
3/18 Caddo Sheriff announces death of K-9
Caddo Sheriff’s K-9 Victor passed away this morning due to a medical condition, said Sheriff Steve Prator. Victor was a Belgian Malinois purchased by the Sheriff&rsq...
3/17 Caddo Sheriff plans spring CSI camp; registration underway
Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator announced a Crime Scene Investigations Camp for 11 and 12 year olds during Spring Break. The class will be held from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 7-9 ...
3/13 Four arrested this morning on drug charges
Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator and Shreveport Police Chief Willie Shaw announced four arrests made this morning during the execution of search warrants in Shreveport. The Cadd...
3/12 Offender back in custody
A Caddo Parish Work Release offender who walked away from his job on Tuesday is back in custody. Chester Clanton Moore, 43, was arrested by the U.S. Marshal's Task For...
3/11 Caddo Sheriff's Office issues warning to Caddo Lake boaters
The Caddo Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness advises that Caddo Lake is expected to crest at 174 feet sometime over the weekend.  Piers, boat houses, ...
3/9 Scam claims to raise money for fallen officers
The Caddo Sheriff’s Office is warning citizens about a scam claiming to raise money for fallen law enforcement officers, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator. The caller ...
3/5 Keithville couple arrested for juvenile cruelty
A Keithville couple is in jail charged with cruelty to a 5-year-old boy, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator. Rebecca Clark and Joshua Phillips turned themselves in to authori...
3/4 CPSO investigating fatal traffic crash
Caddo deputies are investigating a single-vehicle crash that occurred early this morning in Mooringsport, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator. Around 2:30 a.m., deputies and C...
3/3 Store manager arrested for theft
A woman who managed a Shreveport convenience store was arrested on Monday for stealing nearly $37,000 from the business, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator. Shemekia Parker, ...

FEBRUARY 2015

2/27 Media News Alert
WHO:                         Sheriff Steve Prator,...
2/27 Three arrested for drive-by shooting
Three men are now behind bars for a drive-by shooting that occurred in Vivian this past October, said Caddo  Sheriff Steve Prator. Sheriff’s detectives obtained...
2/27 Driver cited for ignoring I-49 barricade
A Winnfield man was ticketed this morning for disregarding a barricade aimed at keeping drivers off a still-icy I-49 North, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator. Around 8:30 a....
2/26 Caddo Sheriff announces Auxiliary deputy class
Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator announced today that applications are currently being accepted for the next Auxiliary deputy class. Auxiliary deputies supplement full-time Cadd...
2/25 CPSO admin offices closed Wednesday
CPSO administrative offices will be closed today, Wednesday, Feb. 25, due to inclement weather.
2/24 CPSO admin offices closed today
Caddo Parish Sheriff's administrative offices are closed today due to inclement weather.
2/23 CPSO administrative offices are closed today
Caddo Parish Sheriff's administrative offices, including the Courthouse, will be closed today due to inclement weather.
2/21 Inmate who walked away from hospital back in custody
* Update: Booker was located this morning hiding in an abandoned shed in the 1600 block of Milam. She will be booked into the Caddo Correctional Center for simple escape. ...
2/19 Mooringsport family arrested on drug charges
Agents with the Caddo-Shreveport Narcotics Unit arrested a Mooringsport family on Tuesday for creating a drug lab for the purpose of manufacturing meth, according to Caddo She...
2/18 Shreveport woman arrested for stealing cattle
A former sheriff’s deputy was arrested by CPSO today for stealing three cows and selling them for nearly $3,000. Marilyn Roberson, 54, was arrested for felony theft ...
2/18 Sheriff to promote new captain in Internal Affairs
Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator will promote Chris Abney to captain during an 8:30 a.m. ceremony tomorrow at the Sheriff’s Re-Entry Facility, 1121 Forum Drive. Abney will...
2/17 Woman arrested for jewelry theft
Caddo deputies arrested a Shreveport woman on Friday for stealing $27,000 in jewelry from her employer, said Sheriff Steve Prator. Lainey Wharton, 27, is accused of taking...
2/15 One killed in overnight crash
Caddo Sheriff's deputies are investigating a fatality crash that occurred just before 8 p.m. last night in the 5100 block of Shreveport-Blanchard Hwy. Cpl. Ken Davis s...
2/15 One killed in overnight crash
Caddo Sheriff's deputies are investigating a fatality crash that occurred just before 8 p.m. last night in the 5100 block of Shreveport-Blanchard Hwy. Cpl. Ken Davis s...
2/10 Man charged with injuring wife
A Shreveport woman is in critical condition and her husband is in jail after she fell from the bed of the truck he was driving, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator. Allen Labo...
2/3 Three suspects arrested for Vivian burglary
Three suspects have been arrested for burglarizing the home of a man in a wheelchair, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator. The burglary occurred on January 20 in the 200 block...
2/2 Body identified
Authorities have identified a man found dead near a bridge off Mansfield Road on Friday, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator. The body of Russell "Rusty" C...

JANUARY 2015

1/28 Caddo Sheriff offers safe place to conduct online business
Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator said citizens who need a safe location to conduct business with people from classified advertisement websites such as Craigslist can do so at any of...
1/23 No demonstrations allowed during Braveheart trial
The trial of a man charged with animal cruelty for allegedly abandoning the pit bull now known as Braveheart is set to begin in Caddo District Court on Monday. Caddo Sheri...
1/22 Crime down in Caddo Parish
Annual crime statistics released today by the Caddo Parish Sheriff's Office show parish crime is down two percent from the previous year, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator. ...
1/21 Third suspect arrested in 26-year-old homicide
A third suspect has been arrested for the 1988 murder of Claudell Staten in south Caddo Parish, said Sheriff Steve Prator. Yesterday, U.S. Marshal’s Task Force membe...
1/21 Caddo Sheriff to host AARP Safe Driver class
Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator will host an AARP Safe Driver Program on Friday, February 6, at the Northwest Regional Re-Entry Facility, located at 1125 Forum Drive in Shreveport....
1/21 Sheriff announces availability of 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 av...
1/16 Man faces new molestation arrest
A Bossier City man jailed in December for molesting a juvenile is facing more charges, said Caddo Parish Sheriff Steve Prator. James Hardy Pitman, 38, was first arrested i...
1/15 Man arrested for stalking woman at fitness center
A Shreveport man was arrested for stalking on Wednesday after he admitted following a woman into the dressing room at her fitness club, said Sheriff Steve Prator. The vict...
1/8 Bookkeeper arrested for stealing from legally blind employer
A bookkeeper for a 69-year-old legally blind man was arrested for the theft of assets of an aged or disabled person, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator. Anne Patin Barnes, 57...
1/5 Update: Suspect arrested
* Update: The U.S. Marshal's Task Force captured James Taylor III today, Jan. 6, in the 2200 block of North Riverwood Drive, Bossier City.  He was later tra...