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Sheriff Russell Issues Phone Scam Warning

The Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Office is currently investigating complaints concerning a phone scam.  The victims receive a phone call where the caller identifies himself as a deputy sheriff.  The caller states the victim received a traffic violation notice via mail but it had not been paid, resulting in a warrant...
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OUACHITA PARISH SHERIFF’S OFFICE ENHANCES K-9 TRAINING

Popeye, a black Labrador Retriever, is a 6 year veteran of the Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s K-9 corps. He is assigned to S.C.A.T.  for use in narcotic searches.  Recently, Popeye and his handler, S. P. Dy. Wayne Singley, received additional specialized training.  This K-9 team is now trained and certified to...
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Investigation Leads to Arrest for Narcotics and Stolen Property Posession

A month long investigation into stolen property and illegal narcotics has led to the arrest of Byron Castor, 34, of West Monroe.  Information developed during this investigation indicated Castor was trading illegal narcotics for property.  It is believed the majority of the property is related to burglaries and thefts in...
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Monroe man arrested on Cyber Stalking charge

 UPDATE – SUSPECT CHARGED WITH 5 ADDITIONAL COUNTS OF CYBER STALKING An ongoing investigation has resulted in an additional 5 counts of cyber stalking charges. These charges stem from previously unreported incidents involving this suspect.   Additional charges are possible as the investigation is continuing.  Anyone that may have received messages of...
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Quick Action Saves Inmate

On June 23rd, Deputies of the Ouachita Parish Correctional Center responded to an injured inmate who had cut his leg, severing an artery.  Deputies applied a tourniquet in order to control the bleeding until EMS arrived.  Sheriff Jay Russell commends these Deputies on a job well done.    ...
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