Category Archives: From the Sheriff

Sheriff Russell Warns of Computer Software Scam

A local business was recently the victim of a computer ransom-ware scam.  The scam is a variation of the Crypto Wall scam, where the suspect infects the victim’s computer with a virus.  The virus then encrypts all of the victim’s files and forces the victim to pay money to get...
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Sheriff Jay Russell Offers Guidelines for Drivers during Traffic Stops

    Many motorists at some point have been or will be stopped by law enforcement while operating a vehicle on public roadways.  In an effort to help the motoring public understand the procedures used by law enforcement officers during these situations, Sheriff Russell offers the following guidelines for drivers...
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Sheriff Russell Issues Phone Scam Warning

Sheriff Jay Russell has issued a warning of a phone scam to Ouachita Parish residents.   The Ouachita Sheriff’s Office has received complaints of residents receiving a phone call from someone identifying themselves as working for Entergy Disconnect.  The caller is contacting the resident to advise them they owe a past due bill...
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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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