PRESS RELEASE – TRUANCY ENFORCEMENT

  Ouachita Parish schools are scheduled to open soon.  State law mandates students attend regularly assigned classes during regular school hours.  Students that do not attend or that are tardy will receive disciplinary action.  Parents that allow this behavior by their children can be charged with the crime of truancy. ...
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UPDATE: Suspect Arrested, Stolen UTV Recovered

Ouachita Sheriff’s Investigators have arrested a suspect and recovered a UTV stolen on July 22, 2014 from the Treasure Island area in Ouachita Parish.  Keith W. Ranburger, age 46, Pineville, La. has been arrested and booked at OCC with one count of Felony Theft.  The Polaris Razr UTV that was stolen...
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Press Release – Business Burglary Arrest

     Ouachita Sheriff’s Deputies received a report of a burglary at a West Monroe business during the early morning hours of July 29, 2014. While conducting the investigation at the scene, deputies observed the suspect, James Fields, nearby.  Further investigation determined Fields matched video surveillance photos taken during the...
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Sheriff Russell Issues Warning on Distracted Driving

Distracted driving has become a major factor in the cause of automobile crashes on our nation’s highways.  In 2012, over 3,300 people were killed in crashes that were attributed to distracted driving.  The leading cause of teenage deaths in our country is automobile crashes. At least 11% of drivers under...
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Deputies Investigate theft of ATV

        Ouachita Sheriff’s Deputies are investigating the theft of a Kawasaki 650 Brute Force ATV.  It is described as being black in color with Kawasaki green front and rear racks.  The ATV was taken from a residence in the Slocum Road area on or about July 22-23, 2014.  Anyone with...
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