Sheriff Russell Offers Summer Water Safety Tips

It’s summer time! Where do we all want to be on a hot, sunny day but in the water? Children especially love the water this time of year.  Adults are responsible for the safety of children. We know that typically most drowning deaths in children are due to children being...
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Ouachita Sheriff’s Investigators Arrest Two in Burglary Investigation

  During the investigation of a business burglary in Ouachita Parish, Ouachita Sheriff’s Investigators learned a suspect,  Jonathan Vestal, age 32, Eros, La.,  was in possession of a stolen UTV side by side and was wanting to sell it.  Investigators set up a meeting of undercover deputies and the suspect...
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Ouachita Sheriff’s SCAT Arrest 23 on Drug Charges

  The Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Office Special Crimes Apprehension Team (SCAT) conducted street operations on June 5th and 6th, 2015.  Various areas of Ouachita Parish having suspected drug activity were targeted.  The operations resulted in 23 drug related arrests and the seizure of 2 firearms, 2 oz. of liquid codeine,...
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