West Monroe Resident Arrested for Computer Aided Solicitation of a Minor

On February 27, 2015, members of the Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Office Special Victims Unit, the Louisiana State Police, and the FBI Crimes Against Children Task Force executed a search warrant of a residence in West Monroe.  As a result, John David Owen, age 28, of West Monroe was arrested. The...
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Ouachita Correctional Center Institutes Video-based Visitation Program

Two distinct issues affect jails nationwide: recidivism and contraband.  Recidivism costs taxpayers who have to house inmates who have already been through the criminal justice system, in many cases, several times before.  Contraband, such as illegal drugs, transforms a normally controlled environment into an unstable one, causing safety issues for...
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Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Office SCAT Anonymous Tip Phone Line

The Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Office Special Crimes Apprehension Team (SCAT) now has a designated Anonymous Tip phone line allowing the general public to call in any information concerning illegal drug or criminal activity they might have but wish to remain anonymous.  Should the caller wish to be contacted concerning their...
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Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Office Offers Womens Self-Defense Course

    Sheriff Jay Russell invites the ladies of Ouachita Parish to attend a four session self-defense course beginning April 7, 2015.  The class will be every Tuesday night in April  from 6-10 PM.  The class will take place at the Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Office Range located at 357 Sheriff Richard Fewell...
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OPSO RANGE EVENTS for FEBRUARY

OPSO Public Shooting Range If you want to see some old school shooting come out Saturday 14th – Vintage Rifle Match – Starts at 8:00 cost is $10.00. This is open to the public. You will need 20 rounds and a rifle that was produced before World War II. We...
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