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  • STATEMENT BY BOSSIER SHERIFF JULIAN WHITTINGTON REGARDING DEATH OF TWIN TODDLERS
    We are saddened by the tragic loss suffered by the Orr family, and our hearts are heavy. This is a very difficult time, but it's even more so, as they are a part of our Bossier Sheriff's Office family. Please keep Deputy Travis Orr and his... more »
  • SIGNS, SIGNS, EVERYWHERE THERE'S SIGNS
    In an effort to keep Bossier beautiful, the Bossier Sheriff's Office raises awareness of personal and business signs placed along roadways and on utility poles. Bossier Sheriff Julian Whittington wants to remind residents and businesses that it's against a parish ordinance to post signs on... more »
  • COPPER THIEVES ARRESTED
    BOSSIER SHERIFF'S DETECTIVES NAB THIEVES STEALING COPPER FROM CELL PHONE TOWERS "Can You Hear Me Now?...Nope." Bossier Sheriff's Office detectives arrested a Texas couple in early April for stealing copper from cell phone tower sites in Bossier Parish, but the case... more »
  • Sheriff lauds retiring schools superintendent Machen
    SHERIFF LAUDS RETIRING SCHOOLS SUPERINTENDENT MACHEN Bossier Sheriff Julian Whittington presented a crystal recognition award to retiring Superintendent of Schools D.C. Machen at last night’s Bossier School Board meeting. Inscribed on the... more »
  • YOUNG MARINES RECRUIT CLASS UNDERWAY
    The Bossier Sheriff's Office welcomed twenty-nine recruits for the Young Marines program Monday. The new recruits in class 34 began nearly three weeks of training and are scheduled to graduate on Thursday, June 30 at 6:00 p.m. at the Bossier Sheriff's Substation, 2510 Viking Dr., Bossier... more »
  • BOSSIER DETECTIVES SEEK CAR BURGLARS
    Bossier Sheriff Office detectives are looking for the suspect(s) who committed at least four vehicle burglaries late night June 4 in the Autumn Creek subdivision in Bossier City. Bossier deputies received four vehicle burglary reports from residents on June 5, who said someone had burglarized their... more »
  • BOSSIER AGENTS CHECK 10 STORES FOR UNDERAGE ALCOHOL SALES, ALL STORES IN COMPLIANCE
    The Bossier Sheriff-Police Narcotics Task Force checked 10 stores in Bossier City and Haughton on June 9 for underage alcohol sales, and every clerk at those stores complied with the law and did not sell alcohol to persons under the age of 21. These 10 stores... more »
  • BOSSIER DEPUTIES MAKE ARREST IN EARLY MORNING HOME INVASION IN HAUGHTON
    Bossier Sheriff's Office detectives and patrol deputies and Haughton Police Department officers arrested a Haughton man Monday afternoon who committed a home invasion and kidnapping at another Haughton residence early this morning. Jeffrey McCoy, 35, of the 500 block of S. Elm in Haughton, was charged... more »
  • BOSSIER SHERIFF'S TAX SALE WEDNESDAY
    Bossier Sheriff's Office will hold its annual Property Tax Sale June 8, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., for properties that have unpaid 2015 property taxes. The Tax Sale is open to the public and will be held online only. To register and bid, go to... more »
  • Latest edition of Community Connection
    Your June issue of the Bossier Sheriff’s e-newsletter is here. In this issue, see video, photos and stories about what Sheriff Whittington and his deputies have been doing to ensure safety, security and a great quality of life in Bossier Parish: Much more... more »
  • SHERIFF WHITTINGTON AWARDS BENTON HIGH GRADUATE ACADEMIC SCHOLARSHIP
    Bossier Sheriff Julian Whittington presented Benjamin Tyler Robins of Benton High School with an academic scholarship from the Louisiana Sheriffs' Scholarship Program Tuesday afternoon in the Sheriff's Office at the Bossier Parish Courthouse. Robins, son of Clint and Dana Robins of Bossier City, plans to attend... more »
  • BENTON MAN ARRESTED FOR SEXUAL RELATIONS WITH JUVENILE FEMALE, Bossier Detectives Believe There May Be Other Victims
    Bossier Sheriff Julian Whittington says a Benton man was arrested March 30 for engaging in sexual relations with a juvenile female over the past few years. Perry W. Coker, 69, of the 100 block of Finley Rd. in Benton, was arrested on warrant charges for first... more »
  • BOSSIER MAN WANTED FOR STEALING FROM HIS OWN PARENTS,Theft spree began back in January
    Bossier Sheriff Julian Whittington says a Bossier City man is wanted for burglarizing his own parent's house in Haughton over the past few months. Brian Wallace, 35, with a last known address in the 6200 block of East Texas St. in Bossier City, has an active... more »
  • BOSSIER NARCOTICS TASK FORCE ARRESTS FIVE JOHNS IN PROSTITUTION STING
    The Bossier Sheriff-Police Narcotics Task Force arrested five people Wednesday for prostitution and drug charges during an undercover operation in Bossier City. On March 30, agents with the task force targeted "johns" and "pimps" during the undercover operation and made five arrests. Arrested were: 1.Brian... more »
  • RESIDENTS WARNED OF IRS/HOMELAND SECURITY SCAM
    Bossier Sheriff Julian Whittington wants to warn residents about a scam that has been circulating today. The intended victim receives a phone call from someone purporting to be from the Internal Revenue Service or the Department of Homeland Security. The person tells the individual that they... more »
  • 4-MONTH-OLD JOINS THE BOSSIER SHERIFFS OFFICE
    The Bossier Sheriff's Office welcomes its newest member this week. Beau, a 4-month-old bloodhound, made his trip from south Louisiana to Plain Dealing Thursday. Beau will join Ace, a 6-year-old bloodhound, at the Bossier Sheriff's Office and, sadly, will replace Sadie, a 6-year-old bloodhound that died... more »
  • BODY FOUND IN WATER NEAR RED RIVER SOUTH MARINA (UPDATE)
    The Bossier Sheriff's Office continues its investigation of the body that was discovered in an oxbow just north of the Red River South Marina on Friday, March 18. The body is that of a black woman, approximately five feet tall and weighing about 120 pounds. She... more »
  • SOBRIETY CHECKPOINT SCREENS 505 VEHICLES, NETS FOUR ARRESTS
    The Bossier Sheriff's Office conducted a sobriety checkpoint late Saturday evening into Sunday morning in the 4,000 block of Airline Dr. Officers screened 505 vehicles and made four arrests. Louisiana State Police and the Caddo Parish Sheriff's Office also assisted. The checkpoint began at 10 p.m.... more »
  • BODY FOUND IN WATER NEAR RED RIVER SOUTH MARINA
    (UPDATE) The Bossier Sheriff's Office continues its investigation of the body that was discovered in an oxbow just north of the Red River South Marina Friday afternoon. The body is that of a black female, approximately five feet tall and weighing... more »
  • (UPDATE) KEITHVILLE WOMAN WANTED IN CONNECTION WITH HAUGHTON GROCERY STORE ROBBERY
    UPDATE: Megan Claspell, who was wanted in connection with the Rogers Corner Store robbery, has been arrested by the Avoyelles Parish Sheriff's Office. Claspell left the Bossier area yesterday, and headed to Avoyelles Parish to her father's residence. Bossier Sheriff Julian Whittington says a Keithville woman... more »
  • MAN WANTED FOR VEHICLE BURGLARY AND THEFT ARRESTED
    A suspect wanted for breaking into two vehicles and stealing a third vehicle in the Haughton area is now in custody. Bossier Sheriff Julian Whittington said today that Joshua Cole Butcher, 32, of the 700 block of East College St., Plain Dealing, was taken into custody... more »
  • MAN WANTED FOR VEHICLE BURGLARY AND THEFT
    Bossier Sheriff Julian Whittington is seeking the public's help in identifying a man who broke into two vehicles and stole a third vehicle. Detectives said that during the early morning hours of March 12, in the 900 block of Wafer Rd., Haughton, a suspect was caught... more »
  • BOSSIER SHERIFF'S OFFICE TO CONDUCT SOBRIETY CHECKPOINT
    The Bossier Sheriff's Office will conduct a sobriety checkpoint Saturday evening into Sunday morning, Mar. 19-20, 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 death to themselves... more »
  • INFORMATION ON BOSSIER FLOOD
    For updated flood information, please visit our facebook page at www.facebook.com/bossiersheriff . more »
  • RESIDENTIAL BURGLAR ARRESTED
    Bossier Sheriff Julian Whittington says a Shreveport man has been arrested for burglary in Bossier Parish. Gardarius D. Williams, 19, of the 2900 block of Darien St. in Shreveport, was charged with one count of simple burglary of an inhabited dwelling and was booked Thursday into... more »
  • UPDATE: MAN IN VIDEO IDENTIFIED, NO LONGER A PERSON OF INTEREST
    The man identified as a "person of interest" shown here in the attached still image from a Haughton grocery store has now been identified. He is cooperating with law enforcement and is no longer considered a person of interest or a suspect; however the investigation into... more »
  • SOUTH BOSSIER CASINO BURGLARY INSIDE JOB, Employee and Two Others Arrested Today
    Bossier Sheriff Julian Whittington says a casino employee and two others were arrested today for burglarizing a south Bossier casino early January. Candice A. Lott, 19, of the 600 block of E. Washington in Shreveport, was charged with simple burglary of the Red River Casino, located... more »
  • SECOND SPIRITS-STEALING SUSPECT SOBERS, SURRENDERS
    The second suspect wanted for stealing large bottles of alcohol from the Cellar Fine Wines and Spirits on Benton Road back in early December turned himself in to law enforcement late Monday night. His accomplice, Jermelra Pegues of Benton, turned himself in back on mid-December. Darren... more »
  • MAN WANTED FOR STEALING BOAT MOTOR AND FISHING GEAR WORTH $4K FROM STORAGE UNITS
    Bossier Sheriff's Office is seeking a man who stole a boat motor, GPS finder and other fishing equipment from a Haughton area storage facility. Detectives are searching for a driver shown on surveillance video entering the Mega Storage at 1183 Bellevue Road in Haughton, around 12:20... more »
  • STAY CONNECTED WITH WHAT'S GOING ON WITH THE BOSSIER SHERIFF'S OFFICE AND THE COMMUNITY WE SERVE
    Here is the premiere edition of the new Bossier Sheriff newsletter, Community Connection. It's a new e-newsletter with interactive elements, including video, and we're very proud of it. Enjoy, share it, and stay tuned for subscription information. Click here, to see what's going on in our... more »
  • SUSPECTS IN ARMED ROBBERY AT HAUGHTON STORE NOW IN CUSTODY, total of four taken into custody
    The two suspects wanted for robbing Rogers Corner Store in Haughton Monday morning at gunpoint are now in custody, while two others face charges after the fact, says Bossier Sheriff Julian Whittington. All four also face drug charges. Christopher Crouch, 22, of Texas, was taken into... more »
  • SUSPECTS WANTED FOR MULTIPLE RESIDENTIAL BURGLARIES, video shows person of interest sought by detectives
    Bossier Sheriff's Office is seeking suspects wanted for committing half a dozen residential burglaries in the Haughton area throughout the month of February. Thieves have been taking mostly electronics from residences on Highways 157, 162 and other homes in the Haughton area since February 1. Detectives... more »
  • BOSSIER DISTRICT ATTORNEY PRESENTS CHECK TO BOSSIER SHERIFF'S OFFICE
    The Bossier/Webster District Attorney's Office presented a check this morning to the Bossier Sheriff's Office in the amount of $11,494.98 as part of an asset forfeiture allocation in multiple drug and other investigations. District Attorney Schuyler Marvin gave the monies to Bossier Sheriff Julian Whittington, funds... more »
  • DEPUTY HIT IN HEAD-ON COLLISION EARLY SUNDAY DOING WELL
    The Bossier Sheriff's Office deputy whose vehicle was hit head-on by another driver when he was re-directing traffic early Sunday morning was shaken up, but will return to full duty. Sgt. Josh Cathcart, a veteran of nearly 13 years with the Sheriff's Office, was parked in... more »
  • SUSPECTS WANTED FOR ARMED ROBBERY OF HAUGHTON STORE MONDAY MORNING
    Bossier Sheriff's Office detectives are looking for two people who committed an armed robbery of a convenience store in Haughton Monday morning. Around 10:25 a.m. this morning, a man walked into Rogers Corner Store at the intersection of Highway 80 and Highway 157 in Haughton, produced... more »
  • BOSSIER SHERIFF PROMOTES FOUR
    Bossier Sheriff Julian Whittington, left, made four promotions Feb. 29. Randy Mason, second from left, was promoted to assistant supervisor of Fleet Services. Sgt. Robert Chavis, third from left, was promoted to lieutenant as the night lieutenant and will be responsible for overseeing all... more »
  • STORE OWNER, SON ARRESTED FOR SELLING BOOZE WITHOUT A LICENSE
    Narcotics agents with the Bossier Sheriff-Police Narcotics Task Force arrested the owner of the Triple JJJ convenience store at the 1600 block of Benton Rd. in Bossier City for selling alcohol without a permit. Maysara L. Maarouf, 56, of the 8500 block of Chalmette Dr. in... more »
  • FIRE DESTROYS SOUTH BOSSIER HOME, RESIDENTS OKAY
    A fire destroyed a South Bossier home in the Plantation Trace Trailer Park (formerly J & M Trailer Park) Tuesday afternoon. Fortunately, the occupants were able to get out safely. Bossier deputies responded to the fire at #4 Davidson Dr. along with... more »
  • RESIDENTS WARNED OF PHISHING SCAM
    Bossier Sheriff Julian Whittington wants to warn residents about a phishing scam that has been circulating today. The scam involves receiving a text message purporting to be from WESLA Federal Credit Union telling people that their debit cards have been locked. The test message also gives... more »
  • NORTH LOUISIANA CRIMINAL JUSTICE ACADEMY CLASS 015 SET TO BEGIN FRIDAY
    Bossier Sheriff Julian Whittington and the Bossier Sheriff's Office will welcome 28 recruits Friday morning as they begin training at the North Louisiana Criminal Justice Academy in their quest to become certified law enforcement officers. Ten different law enforcement agencies make up Class 015, which will... more »
  • BOSSIER SHERIFF'S OFFICE JOB OPPORTUNITY - COUNSELOR
  • FATHER, SON ARRESTED ON METH CHARGES
    Bossier Sheriff Julian Whittington says a father and son have been arrested for production of methamphetamines at their residence in Princeton, following a foot pursuit when the father fled from deputies attempting to arrest him on an unrelated warrant out of Texas. Luther W.... more »
  • SHERIFF WHITTINGTON RELEASES 2015 CRIME STATS
    Bossier Sheriff Julian Whittington releases 2015 crime statistics for the Bossier Parish Sheriff's Office that show a slight decrease in crimes against people and a rise in property crimes, primarily due to vehicle burglaries. There were at total of 966 major crimes in the parish in... more »
  • BOSSIER AGENTS CHECK NINE STORES FOR UNDERAGE ALCOHOL SALES, NOT ONE CITED, Sheriff Whittington: Compliance is Key
    The Bossier Sheriff-Police Narcotics Task Force checked nine stores in Bossier City on Feb 4 for underage alcohol sales, and every clerk at those stores complied with the law and did not sell alcohol to persons under the age of 21. These nine stores were in... more »
  • BOSSIER DEPUTY RECEIVES NATIONAL LAW ENFORCEMENT AWARD
    Bossier Sheriff Julian Whittington said one of his deputies has received a top honor this week. Lt. Bill Davis, Public Information Officer for the Bossier Sheriff’s Office, was recognized at the annual Veterans of Foreign Wars Awards Banquet Saturday in Alexandria,... more »
  • MAJOR METH DEALER BUSTED IN BOSSIER
    The Bossier Sheriff-Police Narcotics Task Force arrested a major meth dealer Feb. 2 following a six-month-long investigation which was assisted by the DEA Narcotic Task Force, which includes Bossier Parish Sheriff's Office, Shreveport Police Department, Caddo Parish Sheriff's Office and Louisiana State Police. Johnny Beam, 63,... more »
  • BOSSIER NARCOTICS TASK FORCE ARRESTS FOUR IN PROSTITUTION STING
    The Bossier Sheriff-Police Narcotics Task Force arrested four people Monday for prostitution, drugs and weapons charges during an undercover operation in Bossier City. Arrested Feb. 1 were: 1.Ladarious M. Guy, 25, of the 600 block of Stephens Place in Memphis, Tenn. Charged with Human Trafficking, Promoting... more »
  • PLAIN DEALING POLICE, BOSSIER SHERIFF'S DEPUTIES SEARCHING FOR THIRD BURGLARY SUSPECT, Plain Dealing Schools on Restricted Movement
    UPDATE: THIRD SUSPECT IN PLAIN DEALING BURGLARY NOW IN CUSTODY Schools off of Restricted Movement The third suspect in the Plain Dealing burglary is now in custody, and the schools in Plain Dealing that were on restricted movement are now operating as normal. Buses are... more »
  • BOSSIER SHERIFF'S OFFICE TO CONDUCT DRIVE SOBER OR GET PULLED OVER CAMPAIGN DURING MARDI GRAS SEASON
    The Bossier Sheriff's Office will participate in a statewide "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" campaign from Jan. 29 - Feb. 9 to identify and remove impaired drivers from the roadways during the Mardi Gras festival season. "Typically, there are more impaired drivers on the roads during... more »
  • BOSSIER MAN ARRESTED FOR STEALING SAFE WITH $10K
    Bossier Sheriff Julian Whittington says a Bossier City man has been arrested for stealing a safe that had $10,000 in it from a shed at a residence on Highway 2 just east of Plain Dealing during the early morning hours late last week. Bradley Dickson, 27, of... more »