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  • BOSSIER SHERIFF AWARDS TWO FOR HEROISM
    Bossier Sheriff Julian Whittington recognized two men Tuesday afternoon for their heroic actions in two separate incidents back in January and February that saved the lives of two other men. Sheriff Whittington presented the Bossier Sheriff’s Office Commendation Medal to Deputy Darryl... more »
  • BODY RECOVERED FROM RED RIVER IDENTIFIED
    Crime Scene Investigators with the Bossier Sheriff’s Office have identified the man recovered from the Red River Tuesday evening as Glen Bowens, Jr., 22, of Shreveport. Bowens is originally from California, but had been living in Shreveport, and his next of kin... more »
  • BODY RECOVERED FROM RED RIVER TUESDAY NIGHT
    Bossier Sheriff’s Office recovered the body of an unidentified young black male floating in the Red River Tuesday night about a mile south of Red River South Marina on Highway 71. Crime Scene Investigators are continui ng their investigation this morning to make a positive identification.... more »
  • BOSSIER SHERIFF'S OFFICE GRADUATES 22 YOUNG MARINES
    Bossier Sheriff’s Young Marines Class 29 graduated 22 young men and women during a ceremony Monday night at the Viking Drive Substation in Bossier City. While most students were relaxing during Spring Break, these 22 volunteer recruits spent the entire week in... more »
  • SOBRIETY CHECKPOINT SCREENS 246 VEHICLES, NETS 4 ARRESTS
    The Bossier Sheriff’s Office, along with Bossier City Police Department, Louisiana State Police and Caddo Parish Sheriff’s Office, screened 246 vehicles in a sobriety checkpoint late Friday evening. The checkpoint was located on Highway 71 near Curtis Elementary School in South Bossier and resulted in four... more »
  • YOUNG MARINES CLASS 29 TO GRADUATE MONDAY
    Bossier Sheriff Julian Whittington will graduate 22 recruits with Bossier Sheriff’s Young Marines Class 29 on March 31 at 6 p.m. at the Bossier Sheriff's Substation at 2510 Viking Drive in Bossier City. The guest speaker will be Lt. Col. Mike Thornton, retired U.S. Marine... more »
  • BOSSIER NARCOTICS TASK FORCE ARRESTS MAN FOR SELLING PRESCRIPTION PILLS
    Bossier Sheriff Julian Whittington says the Bossier Combined Narcotics Task Force arrested an Arkansas man today for selling prescription medication following a three-month undercover narcotics investigation. Josiah Allen, 37, or Bradley, Ark., was charged with two counts of distribution of Schedule IV... more »
  • BOSSIER SHERIFF'S OFFICE TO CONDUCT SOBRIETY CHECKPOINT
    The Bossier Sheriff Office will conduct a sobriety checkpoint Friday evening into Saturday morning, Mar. 28-29, at an undisclos ed location in Bossier Parish. The goal of the checkpoint is to identify and remove impaired drivers from the road before they cause injury or death to... more »
  • BOSSIER NARCOTICS TASK FORCE JAILS BOSSIER CITY MAN ON MULTIPLE DRUG CHARGES
    Bossier Sheriff Julian Whittington says the Bossier Combined Narcotics Task Force arrested a Bossier City man Friday afternoon on various drug charges following a narcotics investigation. Lee Raines, 22, of 3300 block of Caprizzi Lane at The Villagio Apartment... more »
  • STUDENT ARRESTED FOR THREATENING TO KILL OTHERS
    Bossier Sheriff Julian Whittington says a Bossier teenager was arrested Friday afternoon and charged with terrorizing after making death threats to other students and claiming he would blow up his school. Damian Moon, 18, of the 2400 block of Churchill Drive in... more »
  • BOSSIER NARCOTICS TASK FORCE CITES TWO FOR UNDERAGE ALCOHOL SALES
    Bossier Sheriff Julian Whittington says the Bossier Combined Narcotics Task Force cited two persons for selling alcohol to underage buyers following an undercover operation Wednesday evening in which eight businesses in Bossier Parish were checked for compliance. Summons for unlawful sale of alcohol to persons... more »
  • BOSSIER SHERIFF'S OFFICE OFFERS CONCEALED HANDGUN TRAINING
    The Bossier Sheriff's Office is offering concealed handgun training on March 22 for those who want obtain or renew their Louisiana Concealed Handgun Permit. The training will be Saturday, March 22, at 8:30 a.m. at the Bossier Sheriff's Office range located at... more »
  • BOSSIER NARCOTICS TASK FORCE ARRESTS COUPLE ON MULTIPLE DRUG CHARGES
    Craig Grimsley Jessica Grimsley Bossier Sheriff Julian Whittington says agents with the Bossier Combined Narcotics Task Force arrested a Bossier City couple Friday for manufacturing methamphetamine, mushrooms and possession of LSD, Ecstasy and marijuana.... more »
  • BOSSIER SHERIFF'S OFFICE HOSTS STREET CRIMES SEMINAR
    Sixteen officers from six area law enforcement agencies learned real-life survivability skills needed for today’s officer in a class this week at the North Louisiana Criminal Justice Academy of the Bossier Sheriff’s Office. The Pat McCarthy’s Street Crimes seminar was taught by... more »
  • SHERIFF WHITTINGTON UNVEILS NEW D.A.R.E. CAR
    Bossier Sheriff Julian Whittington unveiled a new car today as part of his initiative to fight the war on drugs and educate young people about the dangers of drug and alcohol abuse. A 2014 Chevrolet Camero was showcased today... more »
  • TWO ROOMMATES WANTED ON STOLEN THINGS AND DRUGS ARRESTED
    Bossier Sheriff Julian Whittington says the man and woman who are roommates of a Bossier City man arrested last week on possession of stolen things and drug charges have now been arrested. Emily A. Thrash, 27, and John “JT” Thomson III, 37,... more »
  • BLACK COW FOUND, OWNER SOUGHT
    The Bossier Sheriff’s Office is looking for the owner of a black cow that was found running loose on Linton Bellevue Road near Crouch Road in the Benton area on Feb. 21 . After proper identification of the cow, the owner must pay the Bossier... more »
  • BOSSIER SHERIFF'S POLICE ACADEMY BEGINS
    Eighteen recruits began training today at the North Louisiana Criminal Justice Academy in Plain Dealing in order to become Peace Officer Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.) certified law enforcement officers. NLCJA Class 011 comprises four different law enforcement agencies and will train in... more »
  • ENERGY COMPANY DONATES EMERGENCY FLOODLIGHTS TO THE BOSSIER SHERIFF'S OFFICE
    A large energy and petrochemical company donated two diesel-powered emergency floodlight arrays to the Bossier Sheriff’s Office this morning. Enterprise Products Partners L.P. purchased the powerful 4,000–watt lighting units from United Rentals of Bossier City to donate them to the Sheriff’s Office... more »
  • BOSSIER BURGLAR BEHIND BARS
    Bossier Sheriff Julian Whittington says the suspect wanted for stealing items from unlocked vehicles and detached garages in Bossier neighborhoods in late January was booked into the Bossier Maximum Security Facility this morning after being caught by patrol deputies from Caddo Parish earlier... more »
  • POSSE MEMBER, RAY URBAN, JR., SPOKE TO STUDENTS AT GREEN ACRES MIDDLE SCHOOL FRIDAY
    World War II veteran and retired Marine Corps Master Sgt. Ray Urban, Jr., speaks to 8 th graders in Laura Jorgensen’s and Jo Carter’s English classrooms Friday morning to share with the students a first-hand account of... more »
  • BOSSIER NARCOTICS AGENTS ARREST TWO ON METH LAB CHARGES
    Bossier Sheriff Julian Whittington says agents with the Bossier Combined Narcotics Task Force of the Bossier Sheriff’s Office and Bossier City Police Department arrested two Thursday evening at the Parkland Villa Apartments in Bossier City for production of three active meth labs. ... more »
  • TWO PEOPLE INJURED AND ONE DEAD IN ELECTRICAL ACCIDENT
    Bossier deputies were dispatched to Cypress Black Bayou Recreation Area in Benton shortly after 11 a.m. today in response to a report of an electrical accident in which one person died and two people were injured. Brandon Beaver, 34, of Shreveport, was killed by an... more »
  • Bossier Youth Leadership visit the Bossier Sheriffs Office Tuesday
    Thirty-five juniors from all six Bossier high schools who are part of the Bossier Youth Leadership program visit North Louisiana Criminal Justice Academy hosted by the Bossier Sheriff’s Office Tuesday for the Government and Law Session. Partnered by the Bossier Chamber of Commerce... more »
  • 8TH GRADERS JOB SHADOW AT THE BOSSIER SHERIFF'S OFFICE
    Jacob Sparer, 14, and Quinton Smith, 14, both 8 th graders at Elm Grove Middle School spend a day with the Bossier Sheriff’s Office during Job Shadowing Day Monday. The students are part of Journey to Careers class at school, and both teens are considering careers... more »
  • SHERIFF'S OFFICE LOOKING FOR VEHICLE BURGLARY SUSPECT
    The Bossier Sheriff’s Office is looking for the person caught on video while using a stolen debit/credit card at Bossier businesses after he burglarized at least two vehicles in the Lakewood Subdivision in the past week and possibly others in recent days. ... more »
  • SHERIFF WHITTINGTON ADDRESSES ISSUE OF YOUNG PEOPLE SENDING OR RECEIVING NUDE PHOTOS OR VIDEOS
    Bossier Sheriff Julian C. Whittington Bossier Parish Sheriff’s Office We have received complaints from parents in recent days about a serious issue involving children. Young people are sending or receiving nude or partially nude photos to and from their peers on their cell... more »
  • SHERIFF WHITTINGTON PROMOTES TWO IN DISPATCH
    Bossier Sheriff Julian Whittington promoted two dispatchers assigned to the Bossier Sheriff's Office during a ceremony this afternoon. Vickie Baker-Kleinsasser, a six-year veteran in the Communications Section, was promoted to shift supervisor for the night shift, while Rusty Burling, an eight-year veteran,... more »
  • HOW TO RESPOND TO UNSOLICITED CALLS, TEXTS OR E-MAILS
    Bossier Sheriff Julian Whittington advises residents how to respond if you receive an unsolicited phone call, text message or e-mail in the wake of numerous reports of residents receiving calls and text messages about a locked account with WESLA Federal Credit Union. "Whether it's a Medicare scam... more »
  • BOSSIER TASK FORCE CRACKS DOWN ON UNDERAGE ALCOHOL SALES
    Bossier Sheriff Julian Whittington says agents with the Bossier Combined Narcotics Task Force of the Bossier Sheriff’s Office and Bossier City Police Department checked seven businesses in the city and parish Thursday evening to ensure they were not selling alcohol to customers under the age of... more »
  • BOSSIER SHERIFF ANNOUNCES SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITY
    Bossier Sheriff Julian Whittington is accepting applications from Bossier Parish students for a $500 college scholarship with the Louisiana Sheriffs’ Scholarship Program. The scholarship will be awarded to a graduating high school student from Bossier Parish and is made available through the Louisiana Sheriffs’ Honorary Membership Program. It will... more »
  • Bossier leaders planted trees Friday morning at the Northwest Louisiana War Veterans Home in Bossier City
    In an effort to “Keep Bossier Beautiful,” various Bossier leaders planted trees Friday morning at the Northwest Louisiana War Veterans Home in Bossier City. (l-r) Pam Gloriosa, City of Bossier City; Bossier Sheriff Julian... more »
  • BOSSIER SHERIFF'S OFFICE CHANGES DELINQUENT PROPERTY TAX COLLECTION PROCEDURES
    Bossier Sheriff Julian Whittington has contracted with Archon Information Systems, a New Orleans-based property tax collection business, to handle the collection of delinquent property taxes. The Bossier Sheriff’s Office will continue to be the collector of property taxes, but beginning Feb. 1, Archon will begin... more »
  • SHERIFF WHITTINGTON PRESENTS HERO AWARD TO BOSSIER TEEN
    Bossier Sheriff Julian Whittington presents the Bossier Sheriff’s Hero Award to 18-year-old Cameron Mattison Tuesday afternoon for saving his grandfather’s life during a recent boating accident. Airline senior Cameron Mattison stands with his family after being presented the... more »
  • CRIME RATE REMAINS LOW IN BOSSIER PARISH
    Bossier Sheriff Julian Whittington releases 2013 crime statistics for the Bossier Parish Sheriff’s Office which shows a slight decrease in crime last year. There were a total of 898 major crimes in Bossier Parish in 2013, down just a bit from the 915 crimes... more »
  • DISTRICT ATTORNEY'S OFFICE GIVES MONEY TO BOSSIER SHERIFF'S OFFICE
    The Bossier/Webster District Attorney’s Office presented a check today to the Bossier Sheriff’s Office in the amount of $11,408.21 as part of an asset forfeiture allocation in multiple drug and other investigations. Assistant District Attorney Charles Jacobs gave the monies to Bossier Sheriff Julian Whittington,... more »
  • BOSSIER SHERIFF'S OFFICE OFFERS WOMEN'S SELF-DEFENSE TRAINING
    The Bossier Sheriff’s Office is offering a Women’s Self-Defense Class on Jan. 18 for residents of Bossier Parish. The class will run from 9 a.m. – noon at the Viking Drive Substation at 2510 Viking Drive in Bossier City. The training is provided free of... more »
  • BOSSIER SHERIFF'S OFFICE OFFERS CONCEALED HANDGUN TRAINING
    The Bossier Sheriff's Office is offering concealed handgun training for those who want to obtain their Louisiana Concealed Handgun Permit. The training will be Saturday, Jan. 18, 8:30 a.m. at the Bossier Sheriff's Office range, located at 2977 Old Plain Dealing Road in Plain Dealing.... more »
  • SOBRIETY CHECKPOINT NETS 334 VEHICLES, 2 ARRESTS
    The Bossier Sheriff Office, along with Bossier City Police Department and Louisiana State Police, checked 334 vehicles that resulted in two arrests and eight citations during a sobriety checkpoint late Thursday evening on Airline Drive south of Brownlee Road in Bossier City. Officers performed 11... more »
  • BOSSIER PARISH PROPERTY TAX COLLECTION OFFICES CLOSED
    The four locations of the Bossier Parish Sheriff’s Office that collect property taxes will be closed Dec. 24 – 25 and Jan. 1. These locations include the Bossier Parish Courthouse in Benton and substations at 7076 Highway 3, 2510 Viking Drive and 3135 Arthur Ray... more »
  • BOSSIER DEPUTIES AND SANTA DELIVER CHRISTMAS TOYS
    Santa Claus paid a special visit to the Viking Drive Substation in Bossier City Thursday morning to help Bossier Sheriff Julian Whittington and his deputies deliver Christmas presents to 169 needy boys and girls in Bossier Parish as part of Operation Santa Claus.... more »
  • Deputy, Benton Student Deliver Christmas Food Boxes
    Benton resident Betty Harris is all smiles as she receives her special Christmas food box Tuesday morning from Deputy Mike Almond of the Bossier Sheriff’s Office and Gauge Lapeyrouse, a senior at Benton High School. Deputies, Posse members, Reserve deputies and Bossier Parish... more »
  • Operation Santa Claus and Operation Blessing Donations
    Vicki Fulghum, owner of Vicki’s School of Dance in Bossier City, presents a check for $1,500 to the Bossier Sheriff’s Office Monday for the agency’s food bank program, Operation Blessing. The Sheriff’s Office provides food to 500 elderly and needy residents each month and... more »
  • BOSSIER SHERIFF'S OFFICE TO CONDUCT SOBRIETY CHECKPOINT
    The Bossier Sheriff Office will conduct a sobriety checkpoint on Dec. 19 starting at 10 p.m. and ending Dec. 20 at 4 a.m. at an undisclosed location in Bossier Parish. The goal of the checkpoint is to identify and remove impaired drivers from the road before they cause injury or... more »
  • BOSSIER DEPUTIES SUPPORT BLOOD DRIVE
    Capt. Shawn Phillips with the Bossier Sheriff’s Office gives blood with assistance from Ashley from Lifeshare Blood Centers Tuesday afternoon at the Viking Drive Substation in Bossier City. The three-day drive is being hosted by five law enforcement agencies in honor of Harmon... more »
  • MAN HIDES OUT IN AUTO DEALERSHIP, STEALS COMPUTER AFTER CLOSING
    The Bossier Sheriff Office is looking for the person caught on camera who stole a laptop computer from a Bossier auto dealership two days before Thanksgiving. Detectives obtained video surveillance from Blakey Autoplex located at 3601 Benton Road that shows a man... more »
  • Operation Santa Claus Kickoff
    Santa Claus makes an early December visit to children at Turner Elementary Middle School in Shreveport Monday morning to kick off Operation Santa Claus. Santa is helped by his elves, Sgt. Tina Fruge of the Bossier Sheriff’s Office (left), Cpl. Van Wray of... more »
  • D.A.R.E. Graduations Begin Today In Bossier Parish
    Bossier Sheriff Julian Whittington congratulates Jheromy Metcalf, graduate of the Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.) program at Bossier City Elementary School Monday morning. Metcalf is one of 52 graduates from his school who will join 511 other 5 th graders who will graduate... more »
  • OPERATION SANTA CLAUS KICKS OFF MONDAY
    Santa Claus is coming to town…a bit early, to make his first appearance at the kickoff of Operation Santa Claus, the annual toy, on Monday, Dec. 2, at 10:00 a.m. at Townsquare Media, located at 6341 Westport Ave. in Shreveport. Santa’s sleigh becomes a big... more »
  • D.A.R.E. GRADUATIONS BEGIN MONDAY IN BOSSIER
    More than 500 5 th graders will graduate from the Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.) program at six schools Dec. 2 – 5, and another school in mid-December. Deputies with the Bossier Sheriff’s Office teach the semester-long curriculum to the students to show them how... more »