Press Release – Small Plane Crashes in Lakeshore

UPDATE – Hwy 80 is now open to all traffic.  Pilot has been identified as Michael Ray Martin 41 yoa from Calhoun, La. UPDATE – Pilot has been airlifted to LSU Medical Center in Shreveport, no information on his condition is available. OPSO is on scene of a small airplane...
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Sheriff Jay Russell awards scholarship to college-bound teen

May 29, 2014  - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Sheriff Jay Russell announced that Amanda Robinson of Ouachita Parish has been named the recipient of an academic scholarship from the Louisiana Sheriffs’ Scholarship Program for the 2013-2014 school year.  She resides in West Monroe and plans to attend LA Tech University.  She...
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OPSO SVU – Internet Safety Presentation

The Special Victims Unit of the Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Office is offering a free internet safety presentation for kids and adults at the Anna Mayer Library located at 1808 U.S. Hwy. 165 in Monroe (next to Monroe Public Safety Building).  This seminar is scheduled for June 26th, 2014 @ 3:00...
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Chase Ends with Mississippi Fugitive in Custody

On 5/20/14 Deputies with the Ouachita Parish Special Crimes Apprehension Team (SCAT) attempted to make a traffic stop on a vehicle at which time the driver attempted to flee. Deputies pursued this vehicle for a short period of time in the area of Forsythe Ave. and North 19thStreet in Monroe....
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UPDATE: OPSO 5-21-14 Mark Alan Cannon is in custody…

UPDATE: OPSO 5-21-14 Mark Alan Cannon is in custody… Following up on a Crime Stoppers tip OPSO Warrants Deputies apprehended Mark Alan Cannon at approximately 2:30 pm on Hickory Street in Baucomville.  Cannon has been transported to the Ouachita Correctional Center for processing.   On May 19th, 2014, deputies of...
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