Sheriff Jay Russell Offers Back to School Safety Tips

With summer break coming to an end, Sheriff Jay Russell wants to remind parents and drivers to help keep our kids safe. Back to School Safety Tips Safety tips for drivers: • Slow down and be especially alert in the residential neighborhoods and school zones • Take extra time to...
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Runaway Juvenile Investigation Leads to Simple Kidnapping Charge

  Ouachita Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a reported runaway juvenile from Ouachita Parish on July 27th, 2015.  During the investigation, evidence was developed that indicated the juvenile was traveling with Tony A. Free, Jr., w/m age 22, of Downsville, LA.   Information including descriptions of both the runaway and Free was...
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Investigation Leads to Arrest on Juvenile Pornography Charges

     A joint investigation by members of the Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Office Special Victims Unit, the Louisiana State Police, the Louisiana Attorney General’s Office and the FBI Violent Crimes Against Children Task Force has resulted in the arrest of a West Monroe man on Juvenile Pornography charges.  Based on...
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Deputies Arrest Suspect in Business Burglary Investigation

  On July 20, 2015, Deputies responded to a reported burglary of a local business on Whites Ferry Road in West Monroe.  Surveillance video provided a physical description of the suspect and his gaining entry to the business.  Video also provided images of the suspect’s vehicle.During the early morning hours...
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Suspects Arrested for Extensively Damaging Logging Equipment

As a result of a joint investigation by the Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Office and the Louisiana Dept. of Agriculture & Forestry, 3 suspects have been arrested and charged with damaging a logging contractor’s equipment in southeastern Ouachita Parish.  Ouachita Parish Deputies responded to a complaint of extensive damage to several...
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