Category Archives: Press Release

OPSO Deputies Searching for Missing Juvenile

Ouachita Sheriff’s Deputies are searching for a missing juvenile, Gerald D. Hunter, Jr., age 16.  Gerald is described as 5’3” tall and 120 lbs.  He has been classified as missing since June 15, 2015 but several reports have been received that he has been seen in the Monroe area, particularly...
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Sheriff Russell Announces Date for the OPSO Citizens Academy 2015

  Sheriff Jay Russell invites interested citizens of Ouachita Parish to participate in  the Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Office Citizens Academy 2015. The Citizens Police Academy is a 7 week program designed to give the public a working knowledge of the Sheriff’s Office. The Academy consists of eight weekly night classes...
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Sheriff Russell Offers Summer Water Safety Tips

It’s summer time! Where do we all want to be on a hot, sunny day but in the water? Children especially love the water this time of year.  Adults are responsible for the safety of children. We know that typically most drowning deaths in children are due to children being...
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Ouachita Sheriff’s Investigators Arrest Two in Burglary Investigation

  During the investigation of a business burglary in Ouachita Parish, Ouachita Sheriff’s Investigators learned a suspect,  Jonathan Vestal, age 32, Eros, La.,  was in possession of a stolen UTV side by side and was wanting to sell it.  Investigators set up a meeting of undercover deputies and the suspect...
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