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UDPATE: At this point in the investigation no arrests have been made. The case is being forwarded to the 4th District Attorney's Office for further review. On 9/3/13 at approximately 2:47a, the Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to 131 Swartz School Rd in reference to a shooting. Upon arrival,
On 9/1/13 at approximately 3:18p, the Ouachita Parish Sheriff's Office responded to a shooting at 835 New Mineral Springs Rd in Calhoun, LA. Deputies found that 47yo Tony Ford had been shot with a shotgun in the left hand. Witnesses identified the suspect as 61yo Bobby S. Thomas. Further investigation
On Wednesday, August 7, 2013 at approximately 11:42a, the Ouachita Parish Sheriff's Office was dispatched to the 600 Block of East Olive Street in West Monroe, LA in reference to a shooting. Upon arrival, deputies learned that a male victim had been shot in the arm by a female suspect
Did you know that at any given daylight moment across America, approximately 660,000 drivers are using cell phones or manipulating electronic devices while driving? Did you know that texting takes your eyes off the road for 4.6 seconds, the equivalent, at 55 mph, of driving the length of an entire
The 2013 Battle of the Badges will be held Saturday August 10, 2012 at 6:00pm. The event will be held at the Monroe Civic Center, 401 Lea Joyner Memorial Expressway, Monroe, LA
With summer break coming to an end, Sheriff Jay Russell wants to remind parents and drivers to help keep our kids safe. Back to School Safety Tips Safety tips for drivers: • Slow down and be especially alert in the residential neighborhoods and school zones • Take extra time to
On July 31, 2013, the Ouachita Parish Sheriff's Office investigated 12 vehicle burglaries in the areas of Sylvan Lakes, Northwood Drive and Bayside Drive. Suspects entered unlocked vehicles and removed guns, wallets, and sunglasses. Deputies determined Hayden Pardue, 17yo, Cameron Chase Chilton, 18yo, and Chase Roark, 18yo, to be suspects
During the early morning hours of July 23, 2013, OPSO deputies patrolling Pinnacle Apartments, 224 Finks Hideaway Rd, Monroe, LA, attempted to contact two males on bicycles in the parking lot when both subjects fled. J’Varus Robinson, 17yo of Monroe, was quickly detained and the investigation revealed that Robinson had
On July 22, 2013 the Ouachita Parish Sheriff's Office responded to 141 Jennifer Lane in reference to the homeowner detaining a suspect in the burglary of his vehicle. Upon arrival, deputies learned that a 16 year old juvenile had been observed entering a vehicle at this location. Investigators were able
At approximately 5:40pm on 7/19/13, Wildlife and Fisheries Agents located an abandoned boat on the Ouachita River in Sterlington, LA. Family of the boat owner was contacted and the owner was deemed missing. Wildlife and Fisheries Agents and Ouachita Parish Sheriff Deputies proceeded with a search lasting throughout the night.
On 7/13/13 the OPSO Special Crimes Apprehension Team (SCAT) conducted a traffic stop on I-20 on a Lexus SUV while working criminal patrol. The investigation into this stop revealed the violator was in possession of over 5 pounds of high grade marijuana, over $1,300 in cash, as well as a
On 7/14/13 at approximately 7:22a, the Ouachita Parish Sheriff's Office responded to a stabbing on Hwy 165 North in Sterlington, LA. During the investigation, Donnaven C. White, 30yo, and Carlos L. Alford, 28yo, were found to have been arguing in the backseat of a car when White stabbed Alford several