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Arrest Made in Auto Theft Investigation

      As a result of an investigation of stolen vehicles in west Ouachita Parish, Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Investigators have arrested Christopher Blaize Martin, age 37, of West Monroe.  Two of the vehicles involved were determined to have been taken to a local vehicle shredding company.  Martin has been...
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Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Office School Resource Officers

The Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Office has Resource Officers, commonly referred to as “SRO’s”, assigned to seven Ouachita Parish Schools.  Deputies assigned this duty are commissioned, P.O.S.T. certified deputy sheriffs. Deputies that are selected are expected to be a mentor and role model for the students, be able to encourage positive...
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Search Yields Arrest and Recovery of Stolen Items

A joint investigation of the Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Office and the Monroe Police Department has resulted in the arrest of Michael L. Butler, age 26, of Monroe.  On September 11th, Ouachita Sheriff’s Investigators and Monroe Police Detectives executed a search warrant on Georgia Street in Monroe.  The subsequent search recovered...
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Lawn Equipment Theft Prevention

A common type of theft this time of year is that of lawn maintenance equipment.  Thefts of this type are often “crimes of opportunity”, according to Sheriff Jay Russell.  Homeowners often leave lawn mowers, blowers, weed eaters and related equipment in open carports, on equipment trailers or just in plain...
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Sheriff’s Office Mourns Loss of Retired Deputy

    Sheriff Jay Russell sadly announced the passing of retired Deputy Sheriff Edit “Nan” Ritter.  Deputy Ritter began her career at the Ouachita Sheriff’s Office in 1996 in the Investigative Division.  During her career, she later worked at the Ouachita Correctional Center and Work Release Center prior to her...
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