Category Archives: Press Release

Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Office Investigates Double Shooting

On February 27, 2015 at approximately 8:00 a.m.,  the Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Office was notified of a shooting incident in the 1100 block of Swartz Fairbanks Road.  Upon arrival at the scene, deputies found two victims with gunshot wounds.  Both victims have been transported to a Shreveport hospital for treatment...
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West Monroe Resident Arrested for Computer Aided Solicitation of a Minor

On February 27, 2015, members of the Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Office Special Victims Unit, the Louisiana State Police, and the FBI Crimes Against Children Task Force executed a search warrant of a residence in West Monroe.  As a result, John David Owen, age 28, of West Monroe was arrested. The...
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Ouachita Correctional Center Institutes Video-based Visitation Program

Two distinct issues affect jails nationwide: recidivism and contraband.  Recidivism costs taxpayers who have to house inmates who have already been through the criminal justice system, in many cases, several times before.  Contraband, such as illegal drugs, transforms a normally controlled environment into an unstable one, causing safety issues for...
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Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Office SCAT Anonymous Tip Phone Line

The Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Office Special Crimes Apprehension Team (SCAT) now has a designated Anonymous Tip phone line allowing the general public to call in any information concerning illegal drug or criminal activity they might have but wish to remain anonymous.  Should the caller wish to be contacted concerning their...
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OPSO Arrests Two on Armed Robbery Charges

On February 9, 2015 Ouachita Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a reported armed robbery on Burg Jones Lane in Monroe.  The robbery victim stated to deputies that while she was sitting in her parked car, a young male subject approached her and advised the tail light was damaged on her vehicle. ...
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