Press Releases

DECEMBER 2016

12/29 CPSO investigating shooting
Caddo Sheriff's deputies are investigating a shooting tonight that involved a local businessman, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator. Just before 8 p.m., Robert Creame...
12/29 Owner of Marine Corps jacket has been located
Update: A US Marine Corps jacket that was found in front of the Caddo Sheriff's North Market substation has been returned to its rightful owner. Roger Fields claimed th...
12/26 3 jailed in Vivian shooting
Three men are in jail for a shooting in Vivian on Christmas Day, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator. The shooting took place in a parking lot at Monterrey Hills Apartment...
12/23 Eight cited for underage alcohol sales
The Caddo Sheriff’s Office Youth Services Division cited eight people on Wednesday during an investigation into the illegal sale of alcohol to underage persons, said Cad...
12/21 Big rig driver arrested for DWI
A big rig driver was arrested for driving while intoxicated today after motorists reported him swerving in traffic and he initially refused to pull over for deputies, said Cad...
12/21 Sheriff Prator to ring bell for Salvation Army on Thursday
Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator and Bossier Sheriff Julian Whittington will face off in a friendly challenge this Thursday to raise money while ringing the Red Kettle bell for the ...
12/20 Caddo sheriff announces holiday hours of operation for Tax Department
The Caddo Sheriff's Tax Department will be closed Monday, December 26, for the Christmas holiday. Tax payments will be considered delinquent if postmarked after December 3...
12/15 Caddo detectives to hold Baby Davis fundraiser this Saturday
The Caddo Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division will hold a jambalaya fundraiser this Saturday, December 17, benefiting baby Rowan Cade Davis. The event will...
12/15 Caddo Sheriff to have added patrols during holiday season
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...
12/1 Caddo Sheriff's Office receives traffic safety grant
The Caddo Parish Sheriff’s Office has been awarded a grant from the Louisiana Highway Safety Commission for increased traffic enforcement, said Sheriff Steve Prator. ...

NOVEMBER 2016

11/23 Changes to jail visitation announced
There will be no visitation at the Caddo Correctional Center Thursday or Friday, November 24-25, due to the Thanksgiving holiday.
11/22 Caddo Sheriff offers "first gun" safety 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 class will be off...
11/21 Caddo Sheriff seeks help locating missing man
One year ago today, 33-year-old Kenneth Cole was reported missing by his family. Caddo deputies say since that time, there has been no word from Cole, no sightings. Only th...
11/18 Caddo Sheriff seeks information on missing juvenile
The Caddo Sheriff’s Office is asking for help in locating 16-year-old Hannah Leann Sepulvado. Hannah was reported missing from her Keithville residence on Octobe...
11/18 Keithville man accused of using elderly victim's ID to commit crimes
A Keithville man is in jail for using a 72-year-old woman’s personal information to obtain credit cards for his personal use, said Sheriff Steve Prator. Donald Duchar...
11/18 CPSO seeks information about 2015 homicide
The Caddo Sheriff's Office hopes the one-year anniversary of Darrian Jiles’ death will bring new leads in the case, said Sheriff Steve Prator. “Someone out ...
11/18 Caddo Sheriff's Regional Training Academy to graduate 21 on Monday
Graduation exercises for the 40th basic training class of the Caddo Sheriff’s Regional Training Academy will take place at 4 p.m. Monday, November 21, at Calvary Baptist...
11/15 CPSO investigating crash with injuries
Caddo Sheriff's deputies responded to an accident with injuries this morning on Hwy. 1 south near the Caddo-Bossier Port. CPSO Patrol Sgt. Carl Henderson said a Dodge p...
11/15 Sheriff announces promotion
Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator announced today the promotion of Deputy Mike Gregory to Director of Fleet Management. Gregory is a 29-year employee of the Sheriff’s Office...
11/15 Man named in local warrant is arrested in Florida
A Georgia man accused of stealing over $27,000 while passing through Caddo Parish over Labor Day weekend is now in jail, said Sheriff Steve Prator.   Deandre Jerome...
11/8 Shreveport Leadership class makes donation to Sheriff's Safety Town
Members of the Greater Shreveport Leadership Program presented Sheriff Steve Prator with a $6,000 donation today to benefit Sheriff’s Safety Town. Community leaders w...
11/4 Couple arrested for possessing bomb, drugs
A Keithville couple was arrested for possessing a bomb and marijuana after deputies responded to their home today on a domestic complaint, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator...
11/3 Man arrested for counterfeit scheme
A Shreveport man was arrested for directing a counterfeiting scheme that cost a local business thousands of dollars, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator. Carlos Spann, 39, of t...
11/3 Caddo-Bossier S.O. to participate in auction
The Caddo and Bossier Parish sheriff’s offices along with the United States Marshals Service, Bossier Parish Emergency Medical Services and other agencies will conduct a...

OCTOBER 2016

10/31 CPSO seeks owner of horse
Caddo Sheriff's deputies picked up this red and white paint horse today in the 7100 block of Bostwick Road. The owner could not be located. If left unclaimed, it will be s...
10/27 Caddo-Shreveport Narcotics Unit arrests three for cocaine, marijuana possession
A search of a residence in the 6800 block of Oak Leaf Circle by the Caddo-Shreveport Narcotics Unit turned up cocaine, marijuana, guns, and cash. On Monday, October 25, age...
10/24 Texas man arrested on drug charges
A Tyler, Texas, man was arrested by the Caddo-Shreveport Narcotics Unit after agents found methamphetamine in his vehicle.   On October 19, agents conducted surveil...
10/21 Teen arrested for selling fake IDs
Caddo Sheriff’s deputies arrested a teenager for selling fake IDs to local high school students, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator.   Deputies received a tip th...
10/20 Woman accused of stealing from former cellmate
Two women who befriended each other in jail are now at odds after one used a power of attorney to steal from the other, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator. Caddo Sheriff&rsquo...
10/19 Man arrested for weekend shooting at apartment complex
A Shreveport man has been arrested for a shooting that occurred this past Saturday at an apartment complex in east Shreveport, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator. CPSO detecti...
10/18 Drug Take Back event to be held this Saturday
Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator said citizens can dispose of unwanted prescription drugs on Saturday, October 22, at Sheriff's Safety Town. The Sheriff’s Office, Shrev...
10/18 Man dies in overnight crash
A man has died following a fatality accident on Springridge Texas State Line Road Monday night, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator. Just before 10:30 p.m., deputies responded ...
10/13 Visitation cancelled at CCC
Visitation will be cancelled at Caddo Correctional Center until further notice due to security upgrades and construction. Please contact Sgt. Robert Montoya at 677-5254 with a...
10/11 Suspect sought for theft, property damage
The Caddo Parish Sheriff’s Office is asking for help in identifying the two men in these videos. On September 30, 2016, they entered Auto X Change in the 5800 bl...
10/7 CPSO to receive "sweet" show of support
Being a law enforcement officer isn’t always easy, and no one knows the struggles law enforcement officers face better than their families. That’s why the Caddo...
10/6 Caddo Sheriff to host job fair for deputy sheriff applicants
The Caddo Parish Sheriff’s Office is planning a job fair for anyone interested in becoming a deputy sheriff, said Sheriff Steve Prator. The event will begin at 9 a.m....
10/5 Shreveport man arrested on drug and weapons charges
Agents with the Caddo-Shreveport Narcotics Task Unit have arrested 55-year-old Darrell Ray Player Jr. on drug and firearms charges. On Thursday, agents received information...
10/5 Juvenile charged with terrorizing
Another juvenile posing as a clown on social media has been arrested for threatening a classmate, said Sheriff Steve Prator.   Caddo Sheriff’s Detective Larry...
10/4 Texarkana men arrested on drug charges
Agents with the Caddo-Shreveport Narcotics Task Force arrested three men following an investigation into drug activity in Mira, said Sheriff Steve Prator. On Thursday, agen...
10/3 Student arrested for terrorizing threats on Instagram
Caddo Sheriff’s deputies arrested a 16-year-old Woodlawn student today for posting threats to fellow students and teachers on her Intragram account, said Caddo Sheriff S...

SEPTEMBER 2016

9/29 Shreveporter arrested for Dairy Queen robbery
Caddo deputies arrested a Shreveport man for the September 9 armed robbery of the Dairy Queen at 5904 North Market, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator. Employees were closing ...
9/28 Suspect arrested in overnight drive-by
Caddo deputies have arrested a man in connection with an overnight drive-by shooting on Denny Drive, said Sheriff Steve Prator. The incident occurred around 7:30 p.m. follo...
9/26 California man steals from Shreveport employer
A California man was arrested for stealing over $5,000 from his Shreveport employer, according to Caddo investigators. Brandon Edward Davis, 28, of Fontana, California was ...
9/23 Deputies looking for walk-off offender
Caddo Sheriff’s deputies are looking for Jason Williams Sherrick, a non-violent offender who walked away from a job while assigned to the Caddo Correctional Transitional...
9/22 Employee steals over $38,000 from local bingo parlor
A Shreveport man is now behind bars for stealing over $38,000 from a local bingo parlor, said Caddo Parish Sheriff Steve Prator. Patrick Joseph Lincoln, 34, of Shreveport w...
9/21 North Caddo man arrested during traffic stop
A Vivian man was arrested early this morning during a traffic stop after Caddo patrol deputies discovered the man was a fugitive and in possession of a large amount of marijua...
9/20 Shreveport man arrested for robbing repo agent
A Shreveport man was arrested by Caddo Sheriff’s deputies for robbing a repo agent on I-20 this past weekend, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator. The robbery occurred ju...
9/19 CPSO responds to pedestrian fatality
A pedestrian who was hit while crossing Mansfield Road this morning has died. Karen Scroggins, 58, was crossing the street in the 12000 block of Mansfield Road just after 6...
9/12 Prator to officially tap new Chief Deputy
Jay Long, the new Chief Criminal Deputy for the Caddo Parish Sheriff’s Office, will be officially recognized during a promotional ceremony at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, Septembe...
9/9 Caddo Sheriff opens rifle range to the 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 ...
9/8 National Night Out applications available from CPSO
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...
9/2 Caddo deputy receives award
Caddo Sheriff’s Cpl. William Mikesell was honored Thursday by the Caddo Lodge #179 F&AM for his service to the local community. Mikesell was presented with the Fi...

AUGUST 2016

8/25 CPSO arrests man for kidnap, rape of juvenile 14 years ago
A Shreveport man is now behind bars for the kidnap and rape of a juvenile girl 14 years ago, said Sheriff Steve Prator.   Eugene Matthews Ware, 38, of the 2200 bloc...
8/23 Caddo Parish Sheriff's Office to donate vehicles to Livingston Parish SO
The Caddo Parish Sheriff’s Office is helping the Livingston Parish Sheriff’s Office rebuild its fleet of police vehicles by donating six units that were headed to ...
8/22 CPSO seeks owner of horse
The Caddo Parish Sheriff's Office is searching for the owner a brown mare found on Jonquil Street in Shreveport on August 19. To claim the horse or receive more ...
8/19 Deputy honored by Knights of Columbus
Caddo Sheriff's Detective Jared Marshall received the First Responder Award from the Knights of Columbus during a dinner on Wednesday at Jan's River Restaurant. The...
8/16 New team of Caddo deputies headed to south Louisiana
The Caddo Sheriff’s Office will be sending six deputies to south Louisiana today to assist with flooding and patrol requests in that area, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prato...
8/12 CPSO seeks walk-off offender
Caddo Sheriff’s deputies are looking for Joseph W. Hicks, a non-violent offender who walked away from a job while assigned to the Caddo Correctional Transitional Work Pr...
8/9 Caddo Deputy to represent state D.A.R.E. organization
Caddo Sheriff’s Deputy LaTienda Pierre Davis was sworn in as the 2016-17 President of the Louisiana D.A.R.E. Officers Association during the group’s annual awards ...
8/8 CPSO seeks owner of horses
The Caddo Sheriff's Office is looking for the owner or owners of four horses picked up on Overton Brooks near Bullhorn Private Drive. On Thursday, the CP...
8/5 CPSO Chief Criminal Deputy announces retirement
Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator announced today the upcoming retirement of Chief Criminal Deputy D.E. Stevens.   Stevens, who has 44 years in law enforcement, including ...
8/5 Ferry Lake Road shooting death still under investigation
The Caddo Sheriff’s Office is investigating the death of a Shreveport man that occurred last night on Ferry Lake Road in Oil City, according to Sheriff Steve Prator. ...
8/5 CPSO investigating overnight shootings
Caddo Sheriff’s detectives are investigating two incidents involving shots fired in north Caddo Parish overnight, said Sheriff Steve Prator.   At 9:44 p.m., p...
8/1 CPSO investigating armed robbery of Relay Station
Caddo Sheriff’s detectives are investigating the armed robbery of the Relay Station on Hwy. 79 in Bethany early this morning, said Sheriff Steve Prator.   A b...

JULY 2016

7/29 CPSO on scene of accident
Caddo deputies are on the scene of an injury accident at Hwys. 1 and 173 near Blanchard. Deputy Dennis Williams said James Pierce, 40, of Carthage, Texas was driving an 18-...
7/28 Caddo Sheriff warns of scam
Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator said residents should beware of a scam where they’re told to pay a certain amount of money to receive a larger amount of money.   ...
7/27 Caddo Sheriff's Office to participate in BR critical incident stress debriefings
What was expected to be “routine” stress management training for Caddo Sheriff’s deputies in Baton Rouge this week took a different turn when three Baton Rou...
7/25 Four Caddo deputies to receive promotions
Four Caddo Sheriff’s deputies will receive promotions during an 8:30 a.m. ceremony tomorrow, July 26, at the Re-Entry Facility, 1121 Forum Drive. Maurice Whitten is a...
7/25 No increase in property taxes from Caddo Sheriff
Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator said he’s decided not to roll property taxes forward for 2016.   Rolling forward would have provided additional revenue for the Cad...
7/22 81-year-old man arrested for rape of juvenile
An 81-year-old Shreveport man was arrested by Caddo Sheriff’s detectives for the rape of a 6-year-old girl, said Sheriff Steve Prator.   James Edward Dickens,...
7/21 Update: Suspect arrested for threatening Sheriff in Facebook post
Update: Suspect was arrested tonight by the U.S. Marshal's Task Force in Sacramento, California, and the Fairfield, California, Police Department's Narcotics Unit. He ...
7/21 Caddo deputies called to Baton Rouge
Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator has dispatched 10 Caddo deputies to Baton Rouge at the request of the Louisiana Sheriff’s Association Task Force.   The deputies ar...
7/20 CCC visitations cancelled
There will be no morning or afternoon visitation at Caddo Correctional Center on Thursday, July 21, while the parking lot is painted. Visitation will resume in the evenin...
7/13 CPSO to hold fish fry benefiting deputy
The Caddo Sheriff's Office will hold a fish fry from 10:30 a.m. until 2 p.m. Friday, July 15, at the south substation, 9956 Mansfield Road, near Keithville, to raise money...
7/12 CPSO Sheriff offers safety course 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...
7/12 Caddo man arrested for sending inappropriate messages, images to juvenile
A Caddo Parish man was arrested for sending sexually explicit messages and images to a Georgia 12 year old, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator.   Caddo Sheriff’s...
7/11 Caddo deputies dispatched to Baton Rouge
Eighteen Caddo Sheriff’s deputies arrived in south Louisiana on Sunday to lend support to Baton Rouge area law enforcement during demonstrations and unrest in the capita...
7/8 Suspect sought in robbery of Dairy Queen
The Caddo Parish Sheriff's Office is seeking information on a suspect in the June 24 armed robbery of Dairy Queen in the 5900 block of Hwy. 1 in Shreveport, said...
7/8 Courthouse event cancelled
The Caddo Sheriff's Office has announced that a vigil planned for tonight at the Caddo Parish Courthouse has been cancelled by event organizers.
7/7 Man ejected from vehicle in morning crash
Caddo Sheriff's deputies are investigating a crash where the driver was ejected from his vehicle, said Sheriff Steve Prator. Gary Riley, Jr., 30, of Stonewall was ...
7/7 Deadline nears for CPSO Reserve Academy
The deadline to apply to become a Caddo Parish Sheriff’s Office reserve deputy is July 15, said Sheriff Steve Prator.         &n...
7/5 Law Officers, Fire form Rescue Task Force; training set for Wednesday
For years, law enforcement officers have trained together to practice and perfect their response to an active shooter incident. Now, with the formation of a Rescue Task Force,...
7/5 Pedestrian dies in overnight accident
Caddo Sheriff’s deputies responded to an overnight accident that left a pedestrian dead in west Shreveport, according to Sheriff Steve Prator.   Just after 11...

JUNE 2016

6/29 Wal-Mart employee accused of theft
An employee of Wal-Mart in Blanchard was arrested recently for stealing loaded gift cards valued at $9,000, said Sheriff Steve Prator. Shtonya Webb, 36, of 2020 North Hearn...
6/26 Children injured in early morning crash
Caddo Sheriff's deputies are investigating a crash that left two children injured this morning, said Sheriff Steve Prator. Deputies were called to the 8300 block of&nbs...
6/21 Search continues for runaway
The Caddo Parish Sheriff’s Office is continuing its search for a missing child. Elizabeth Recandis Williams left her Belcher home on June 13 and is now thought t...
6/21 Suspect arrested for trespassing on monument
Tromell D. Cornelious, 27, of Shreveport, was arrested this morning for trespassing that resulted in damage to the monument at the Caddo Courthouse, said Sheriff Steve Prator....
6/21 CPSO seeks information on man who damaged historic monument
The Caddo Parish Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in identifying a man who climbed atop a historic monument on the Courthouse grounds and damaged p...
6/20 Bookkeeper arrested for felony theft
A bookkeeper for Gem Electric was arrested for making unauthorized purchases with a company fuel card, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator.       ...
6/17 Man arrested for illegally using company's credit card
Jason E. Gonzales, 32, of Keithville, was arrested today for using his company’s credit card without permission to charge merchandise and services valued at $6,100. G...
6/17 CPSO investigates woman's death
The Caddo  Sheriff's Office is investigating the death of a woman in south Caddo Parish tonight, said Sheriff Steve Prator. Mary Jean McBroome, 60, of the 2500 blo...
6/15 Suspect charged in multiple theft cases
Caddo Sheriff’s deputies have closed multiple cases of theft with the arrest of Michael Anthony Casey, 31, of Shreveport.   Sheriff Steve Prator said Casey is...
6/15 Suspects arrested for stealing from elderly victim
Three suspects have been arrested for their part in stealing money from an 85-year-old woman, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator.   Between May and October 2015, Andre...
6/13 Caddo Sheriff's Reserve Academy accepting applications
The Caddo Parish Sheriff’s Office is accepting applications for a Reserve Deputy Academy, expected to begin on September 7, said Sheriff Steve Prator.   &nb...
6/10 CPSO auxiliary deputies to graduate Monday
Graduation for the Caddo Sheriff’s Office Auxiliary Deputy Class #33 will be at 6 p.m. Monday, June 13, at Sheriff’s Safety Town, 8910 Jewella Ave. Graduates ar...
6/10 Caddo Sheriff's Camp kicks off on Sunday
Nearly 100 Caddo Parish boys will enjoy a Boy Scout-style wilderness experience beginning Sunday when they depart for the 29th  annual Caddo Sheriff’s Camp at Kinse...
6/8 Residents encouraged to sign up for CodeRED
Caddo Parish residents are being encouraged to sign up for a new emergency notification system called CodeRED, said Sheriff Steve Prator. Parish officials will use the syst...
6/7 Sheriff's tax sale begins today
The Caddo Sheriff’s online tax sale began today and will continue through Thursday, said Sheriff Steve Prator.  About 1500 properties – land, commercial, and ...

MAY 2016

5/25 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 May 31, providing safe, summer activities for area youngsters, said Caddo Pari...
5/20 Phone scammers claiming to be CPSO deputy
Phone scammers are calling people in the local area claiming to be the Caddo Sheriff's Office and asking for money, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator. The scam is similar...
5/20 CPSO investigating 18-wheeler crash
The Caddo Sheriff’s Office is investigating an 18-wheeler crash on I-49 North at LA Hwy. 2.   CPSO crash investigator Sgt. Mike Vaitkus said the 18-wheeler wa...
5/19 Caddo Sheriff offers teen safe driving course
The Caddo Sheriff’s Office will host a safe driving class for teens from 4-5:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 24, at Sheriff’s Safety Town. The program will focus on the dange...
5/17 High school employee arrested for inappropriate texts to student
An in-school suspension facilitator at Northwood High School was arrested on Monday for sending inappropriate text messages to a student, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator. A...
5/16 Five deputies promoted
Five Caddo Sheriff’s deputies received promotions during an 8:30 a.m. ceremony today, May 17, at the Re-Entry Facility in Shreveport.      &n...
5/16 Caddo Parish Sheriff announces summer programs for kids
Sheriff Steve Prator announced today that applications are being accepted for youth summer camps and programs offered by the Caddo Sheriff's Office.    &nb...
5/16 Disaster drill to take place Tuesday in Caddo Parish
A disaster drill planned by BHP Billiton will involve local public safety agencies when it takes place Tuesday from 9 a.m. to noon on Robinson Road in southeast Caddo Parish, ...
5/13 Caddo Sheriff to award scholarship
Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator will award an academic scholarship to Belcher resident Jonathan David Reich, Jr., during a ceremony at 11:15 a.m. Monday, May 16, on the seventh flo...
5/10 CPSO seeks information about car burglaries
Caddo Sheriff’s detectives are investigating more than 17 car burglaries that occurred in Mooringsport during the early morning hours on Friday, May 6, said Caddo Sherif...
5/9 Man arrested for charging building supplies to friend's account
A Haughton man was arrested for making unauthorized purchases on a friend’s business account at a local building supply company, said Sheriff Steve Prator. Willie A. ...
5/9 Restauant server arrested for theft
A server at a local restaurant was arrested for theft after an audit revealed missing money from the business, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator.      ...
5/5 Narcotics agents seize 32 marijuana plants
Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator and Shreveport Police Chief Willie Shaw announced that the Caddo-Shreveport Narcotics Unit shut down a marijuana cultivation operation and arrested ...
5/5 Man arrest for sexual crimes with children
A Greenwood man was arrested this week for having illegal sexual conduct with juveniles, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator. Paul Lee Bedgood, 30, of Woodland Trails in Greenw...
5/4 River and lakes update
The following lakes and river conditions were reported by the National Weather Service to the Caddo Parish Sheriff's Office. 12 Mile Bayou at Dixie is curr...
5/4 Traffic stop leads to arrest for drug and weapon charges
A Shreveport man was arrested early this morning after Caddo patrol deputies discovered a large amount of illegal pills and marijuana during a traffic stop, said Cad...
5/2 Northern Caddo Parish road closures
The following road conditions in northern Caddo Parish were reported to the Sheriff's Office this evening. High water roads with signs: Hosston Rodessa Rd....
5/2 Caddo Sheriff offers teen course on distracted and impaired driving
Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator will host an opportunity for young drivers to attend a safe driving program at Sheriff’s Safety Town this month. The program will focus on the...
5/2 Caddo Homeland Security Flooding Update
Officials with the National Weather Service met with parish and city leaders this morning to brief them on current and upcoming weather conditions, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Pr...

APRIL 2016

4/30 Road closures
The following road conditions were reported to the Caddo Sheriff's Office between 10 p.m. and 6:30 a.m. overnight.     1 VEH MVA NO INJURIES&nb...
4/27 Boy Scouts accepting Caddo Sheriff's Camp applications
Sheriff Steve Prator announced today that applications are being accepted for this summer’s Caddo Sheriff's Camp.         ...
4/25 CPSO to host drug awareness discussion
A veteran Caddo Sheriff’s narcotics investigator will speak about current drug trends and the dangers of illegal drug use during a discussion that is open to the public,...
4/25 Caddo Sheriff's Regional Training Academy to hold graduation on Tuesday
Graduation exercises for the 39th basic training class of the Caddo Sheriff’s Regional Training Academy will take place at 4 p.m. Tuesday, April 26, at Summer Grove Bapt...
4/25 CPSO seeks owner of lost sheep
The Caddo Parish Sheriff’s Office picked up two sheep that were running loose near Greenwood and Pines roads this past week. They are being held by the Caddo Sheriff&rsq...
4/22 Governor appoints Sheriff Prator to advisory board
Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator has been appointed by Gov. John Bel Edwards to the Louisiana Commission on Law Enforcement (LCLE), an advisory board for law enforcement throughout ...
4/22 Law enforcement to host Drug Take Back event
Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator said citizens can dispose of unwanted prescription drugs on Saturday, April 30, at Sheriff's Safety Town. The Sheriff’s Office, Shrevep...
4/20 Caddo Emergency Preparedness monitoring weather conditions
The Caddo Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness is continuing to monitor heavy rainfall in the area to ensure the safety of parish residents, said Sheriff Ste...
4/20 CPSO to participate in enforcement campaign to protect occupants of pickups
The Caddo Parish Sheriff’s Office will participate in a grant-funded enforcement period for “Buckle Up In Your Truck” April 22-28. Deputies will be targeting...
4/19 Former school bookkeeper arrested for theft
A former bookkeeper at Woodlawn Leadership Academy was arrested today for felony theft and unauthorized use of a moveable, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator. Bridget Michelle...
4/18 CPSO accepting applications for reserve deputies
The Caddo Parish Sheriff’s Office is accepting applications for a reserve deputy class expected to begin this summer, said Sheriff Steve Prator. Reserves are voluntee...
4/18 Shreveport man arrested for committing multiple burglaries
A Shreveport man who was arrested for committing a vehicle burglary in Blanchard this past week now faces three more burglary charges, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator. Damo...
4/14 Update: Suspects arrested in burglary
Update: CPSO Detective Chris Daniel has arrested two suspects in connection with this case. 1. Damon Wing, 19, of the 8200 block of Paula Kay in Shreveport, charg...
4/12 CPSO, city to recognize dispatchers during National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week
Officials will recognize 911 dispatchers for their dedication and work this week. The Caddo Sheriff’s Office and City of Shreveport will take part in the National Pub...
4/7 CPSO to celebrate National Crime Victims' Rights Week, April 10-16
Honoring crime victims and advocating on their behalf will take center stage in Caddo Parish next week as the community comes together to participate in National Crime Victims...
4/6 Caddo Sheriff offers teen course on distracted and impaired driving prevention
Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator will host two opportunities for young drivers to attend a safe driving program at Sheriff’s Safety Town this month. The program will focus on ...
4/5 Four arrested in April 1 drug raid
Caddo-Shreveport Narcotics agents executed a search warrant in the 200 block of Lake Street on April 1 and seized illegal drugs valued at nearly $16,000 as well as cash, a gun...
4/4 Man killed in crash identified
The Caddo Sheriff's Office has identified the man who died in a fatality crash on Southern Loop on Sunday as Michael Thomas DuBois, 29, of Shreveport. Caddo Sheriff Ste...
4/1 Deputies find horse on Elysian Fields Road
The Caddo Parish Sheriff’s Office picked up a gray horse Thursday from Elysian Fields Road. The horse was seen a week ago in the same area with a brown stud horse. Deput...
4/1 Sonic donation provides free child car seats to families in need
A generous donation from Kergan Bros. Sonic is making it possible to provide free car seats to Louisiana families, including those right here in Caddo Parish, said Sheriff Ste...

MARCH 2016

3/31 IRS scam
Caddo Parish residents are being warned about a phone scam involving a caller who impersonates an IRS agent, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator.  “We’ve recei...
3/31 Vivian man arrested for homicide
A Vivian man is in custody for the shooting death of another man at the Monterrey Hills Apartments overnight, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator.      ...
3/29 Man dies after being struck by dragster
An Atlanta, Texas, man died after being struck by a dragster at the Thunder Road Raceway Park in Gilliam on Monday, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator. Steven Smith, 60, was p...
3/29 Seven people cited for selling alcohol to underage persons
The Caddo Sheriff’s Office Youth Services Division cited seven people on Monday during an investigation into the illegal sale of alcohol to underage persons, said Caddo ...
3/28 Forward Assist Center to open in Oil City
A Forward Assistance Center (FAC) will be set up on Tuesday, March 29, at the Oil City United Pentecostal Church gymnasium at 701 Hwy. 1 in Oil City. It will be open from 4-8 ...
3/25 Caddo SO investigating firey crash
A crash on I-49 this morning left two vehicles in flames but only one driver received minor injuries, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator. The crash occurred around 9:45 a.m. i...
3/25 Disaster Recovery Center Opens in Caddo
A disaster recovery center opened today in Shreveport to help Louisiana flood survivors. The center is open 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Su...
3/24 FEMA Rental Assistance Helps Louisiana Flood Survivors
What is the first step survivors must take to get FEMA assistance for a temporary place to stay? Both homeowners and renters must first apply with FEMA to determine eligib...
3/23 CPSO seeks owner of horse
The Caddo Parish Sheriff’s Office picked up a brown stud horse Monday from Elysian Fields Road at Bernard Road. The horse had on a maroon halter and was running with a g...
3/23 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.   ...
3/17 Shot clinics to open tomorrow
The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals, Office of Public Health, will offer free tetanus shots to Caddo/Shreveport citizens who have been exposed to flood waters but...
3/17 Woman arrested after refusing to return money
Caddo Sheriff’s detectives arrested a woman for felony theft after she failed to return thousands of dollars that were deposited into her bank account in error, said She...
3/16 Shot clinics to open for Caddo/Shreveport flood victims
The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals, Office of Public Health, will offer free tetanus shots to Caddo/Shreveport citizens who have been exposed to flood waters but...
3/16 Update: Second person dies from I-220 crash
Update, 3/18/16, 9:52 a.m.: A second person has died from injuries sustained in this crash. Cynthia Ashley, driver of the Jeep, died late Thursday night.   Ori...
3/15 Caddo officially added to list for Disaster Declaration
Caddo Parish has been added to a list of parishes declared a major disaster by President Barack Obama, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator. The Caddo Sheriff's Office of Ho...
3/15 Caddo flood update
Caddo Flood Update for Tuesday, March 15, 2016.   Twelve Mile Bayou is expected to crest today or tonight. Caddo Lake should crest today. Red River crested today...
3/15 Office manager accused of theft
An office manager for a local aviation company was arrested for stealing over $38,000 from her employer, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator. Evelyn Mason, 34, of Minden, was a...
3/14 Caddo looks to be included in disaster declaration very soon
Caddo Parish is expected to be included in a future declaration that will open doors to federal aid for flood recovery efforts, said Sheriff Steve Prator. On Sunday, Presid...
3/13 Sunday road closings
The following roads in Caddo Parish are still closed as of 3:45 p.m.   North End:   Clyde Place in Vivian Clyde Place at Hwy. 530 Crawford Road at ...
3/13 Caddo residents asked to make timely damage reports
Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator is asking Caddo residents who know they have interior property damage to make an initial report as soon as possible. "We will use this ...
3/12 Reporting flood damages
Sheriff Prator is urging anyone who has had damage to their home or property due to flooding to report it at reportdamages@caddosheriff.org or by calling 318-675-225...
3/12 Barron Road remains closed
Caddo deputies were still conducting rescue operations in the Barron Road area yesterday evening. At this time parts of Barron Road is still underwater and will rema...
3/11 Flood update
Bill Parker from the National Weather Service met with parish and city leaders this morning to brief them on current and upcoming weather conditions, said Caddo Sheriff Steve ...
3/10 Evacuations top day's events in Caddo
A Red Cross shelter in Caddo Parish has opened at Southern University's campus at 3050 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive in Shreveport. Caddo sheriff's deputies...
3/9 Sheriff updates residents on flooding in Caddo Parish
Officials from the National Weather Service met with parish and city leaders today to brief them on current and upcoming weather conditions, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator. A...
3/9 Caddo responds to recent flooding
Caddo Sheriff's deputies have been working through the night in response to recent flooding and in preparation for more flooding to come, said Sheriff Steve Prator. Rep...
3/8 Sandbags available for Caddo residents
Caddo Parish residents can pick up sandbags from the Parish Public Works facility at 1701 Monty Street between 7 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. weekdays. Each pick up is limited to 25 bag...
3/7 Caddo Sheriff to present Women's Safety and Firearms Class
Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator is offering a basic firearms and safety class for women from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 16 at the Sheriff’s Regional Training Academy. Sheriff&...
3/7 Four CPSO deputies to receive promotions
Four Caddo Sheriff’s deputies will receive promotions during an 8:30 a.m. ceremony tomorrow at the Re-Entry Facility, 1121 Forum Drive. Avery Leary and David Robinson...
3/4 Caddo Sheriff to host distracted driving safety course for teens
Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator will host two opportunities for young drivers to attend a safe driving program at Sheriff’s Safety Town this month. The program will focus on ...
3/3 CPSO accepting applications for next Auxiliary Deputy class
Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator announced today that applications are currently being accepted for the next CPSO Auxiliary deputy class. Auxiliary deputies supplement full-time ...
3/2 Contractor takes advantage of elderly
A contractor has been arrested after taking advantage of two elderly people, said Caddo sheriff Steve Prator. Dennis Ray Davis Jr., 31, accepted $1,800 from an 81 year-old ...
3/2 Cashier jailed for voiding scheme
A cashier has been arrested for her involvement in the theft of nearly $5,000 in merchandise from a local department store, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator. Tomika Carroll,...
3/2 Intruder Alert: Active Shooter - March 4, 2016
Lt. Col. Dave Grossman, noted expert on active shootings, will present a symposium at Centenary College’s Marjorie Lyons Playhouse on how to manage an intruder in an ins...

FEBRUARY 2016

2/29 Cash rewards offered to public for information
The Caddo Parish Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help for any information in two separate homicide investigations. On November 20, 2015, just after ...
2/28 Traffic stop leads to large drug seizure
A Bossier man was arrested late Friday night after Caddo patrol deputies discovered a large amount of illegal pills and marijuana during a traffic stop, said Caddo Sherif...
2/26 Man charged with indecent behavior with a juvenile
Caddo Sheriff’s detectives charged a 31-year-old man yesterday evening for sending sexually explicit messages to a 14-year-old girl, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator. ...
2/25 Contractor behind bars after taking advantage of an elderly victim
A local contractor has been jailed after taking advantage of a 70-year-old victim, said Sheriff Steve Prator. Andre Blaze of Minden entered into a contract for home repair ...
2/23 Sheriff Prator warns public of text scam
A new twist to a phishing scam involving WESLA Federal Credit Union has resurfaced in Caddo Parish. Caddo residents have been receiving texts purporting to be from WESLA Feder...
2/22 Caddo Sheriff's Office seeks owner of lost pig
The Caddo Sheriff’s Office is looking for the owner of a solid black pot-bellied pig found early this morning in the 6800 block of Bethany State Line Road. To claim this...
2/21 CPSO Marine Patrol discovers body
The Caddo Sheriff's Marine Patrol has discovered a body in the Red River, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator. Around 7 a.m., CPSO Cpl. Frank Edmondson was patroling t...
2/20 CPSO traffic stop leads to major drug recovery
A traffic stop by a Caddo Sheriff's K-9 deputy Friday night led to the discovery of 4.57 pounds of meth valued at $332,144, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator. Around 7 p....
2/19 Store employee arrested for theft
An employee of Academy Sports in Shreveport was arrested Thursday for stealing over $6,000 by making fraudulent returns, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator. Chasity Jimmerson,...
2/17 Eight cited for disturbing the peace at local high school
Eight people were cited by Caddo Sheriff’s deputies for their involvement in a disturbance at Southwood High School this morning, said Sheriff Steve Prator.  Aro...
2/9 CPSO seeks information in obscenity case
The Caddo Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in identifying the driver of this GMC pickup. It’s believed he may have information that could ass...
2/9 Traffic stop nets large amount of drugs; two arrested
Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator and Shreveport Police Chief Willie Shaw announced the arrests of two people and the recovery of a large quantity of drugs and cash. On Monday, Fe...
2/8 CPSO announces courthouse closings for Fat Tuesday
All offices at the Caddo Parish Courthouse will be closed on Fat Tuesday with the exception of the Caddo Sheriff's Office, Assessor's Office, and Parish Facilitie...
2/5 CPSO to auction vehicles
The Caddo Parish Sheriff's Office will auction off a fleet of retired vehicles this weekend, including cars, trucks, vans, an RV, and even a fork lift.  The auctio...
2/1 CPSO seeks man for indecent behavior with juvenile
UPDATE (2/4/16): Suspect turned himself in on 2/2/16. Original release is listed below.   The Caddo Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in ...

JANUARY 2016

1/29 Stock Patrol picks up horse
On January 28, a red gelding with a white stripe on its forehead was picked up by the Caddo Sheriff's Stock Patrol in the 10000 block of Cap City Road in Rodessa. The owne...
1/28 CPSO plans extra patrols for Mardi Gras
The Caddo Parish Sheriff’s Office Patrol Division will have extra manpower on the streets this Mardi Gras season, said Sheriff Steve Prator. Deputies will be on the l...
1/28 Two men arrested for sex crimes involving juveniles
Two men were arrested in separate cases this week for having illegal sexual conduct with juveniles, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator. Odis Dewayne Simmons, 50, of the 3000 b...
1/28 Woman arrested for passing counterfeit checks
Caddo Sheriff’s detectives have arrested a Shreveport woman for using counterfeit checks to purchase a car and other items, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator. Kirstin O...
1/25 Five Caddo deputies to receive promotions
Five Caddo Sheriff’s deputies will receive promotions during an 8:30 a.m. ceremony tomorrow at the Re-Entry Facility, 1121 Forum Drive. Steven Joe will be promoted to...
1/25 CPSO finds horse in Vivian
The Caddo Parish Sheriff’s Office picked up a red and white paint stud horse from the 300 block of Redbud Lane in Vivian on January 23. Deputies were unable to locate th...
1/21 Caddo Sheriff accepting applications for college scholarship
Caddo Parish Sheriff Steve Prator has announced the availability of a $500 college scholarship for a Caddo Parish graduating high school senior. The scholarship is made ava...
1/19 Woman arrested for battering husband
A Keithville woman was arrested for aggravated second-degree battery for stabbing her husband and hitting him on the head with a hammer, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator. De...
1/19 Contract nurse accused of theft
A contract nurse was arrested this past week for double billing and over billing a client, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator. Lisa Bain Phillips, 46, of Haughton, was arreste...
1/16 Narcotics Task Force arrest 23 while seizing drugs and cash
Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator and Shreveport Police Chief Willie Shaw announced that the Caddo-Shreveport Narcotics Unit arrested 23 suspects during a narcotics operation late Fr...
1/15 Employee's boyfriend behind bars for stealing bank deposit
A former Pizza Hut employee’s boyfriend has been arrested for stealing a deposit bag full of cash, said Sheriff Steve Prator. James Winn of Shreveport was arrested by...
1/14 CPSO investigating armed robbery of Subway
Caddo Sheriff's deputies are investigating an armed robbery that occurred tonight at the Subway restaurant in Vivian, said Sheriff Steve Prator. Just before 9:30 p.m., ...
1/14 CPSO seeks armed robbery suspect
Caddo Sheriff's detectives have obtained a warrant for one of two suspects in an overnight armed robbery at the Oil City E Z Mart, said Sheriff Steve Prator. &nb...
1/13 Caddo bookkeeper arrested for theft
A Shreveport bookkeeper has been arrested for stealing nearly $168,000 from her long-time employer, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator. Susan Kennedy Summers, 48, of the 100 b...
1/13 CPSO seeks felony theft suspect
The Caddo Sheriff’s Office is asking for assistance in locating Donna Bryant Smith, who is wanted for felony theft. Smith, 34, of the 400 block of 5th Street in Bento...
1/13 CPSO seeks owners of horses
The Caddo Parish Sheriff’s Office is looking for the owner of two black horses picked up January 12 at Legardy and Willie Mays streets in Shreveport. CPSO also has po...
1/8 Housekeeper arrested for stealing thousands from employer
A Shreveport housekeeper was arrested today for stealing from her long-time employer, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator. Jessie Nelson-Collins, 67, of the 400 block of West 7...
1/7 Caddo Sheriff's Office seeks leads on suspect's location
The Caddo Sheriff’s Office is asking the public to help find Jairius Kenny Pinerkin, 26, who is wanted for simple criminal property damage and illegal possession of stol...
1/5 CPSO, VPD respond to shooting
Caddo Sheriff's deputies are on the scene of a shooting in Vivian. One man is dead, said Sheriff Steve Prator. Caddo Patrol deputies, along with Vivian Police, res...
1/2 Log truck crashes in south Caddo injuring driver
An 18-wheeler hauling logs crashed on Hwy. 789 in Springridge today, trapping its driver underneath the cargo, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator. The truck was...