OPSO Investigating Burglaries, Auto Theft

Ouachita Sheriff’s Investigators are investigating an auto theft, several vehicle burglaries and a business burglary that occurred during the early morning hours of October 10, 2014 in the Prairie Road area.  The investigation thus far has revealed that two (2) unknown suspects gained entry to several vehicles at a residence...
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UPDATE – Missing Person – Michael D. Sharp

Originally posted August 2013 The Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Office investigation is still underway and deputies are asking  your help in locating a missing person. Michael D. Sharp was reported missing on 8/21/13 at 135 Mountain Rd. in West Monroe, LA. Michael is a white male approximately 6’3″, 198lbs. Michael has been entered...
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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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Sheriff Russell Recognizes 20th Anniversary of OPSO Chaplain Corps

Members of the Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Chaplain Corps met with Sheriff Jay Russell and members of his staff recently to recognize their 20th anniversary. The Chaplain Corps began under the administration of Sheriff Laymon Godwin in 1994. Chief Deputy Richard Fewell felt there was a need for a ministry program...
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