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  • 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 »
  • HAUGHTON WOMAN ARRESTED FOR ABUSING HER MOTHER
    Bossier Sheriff Julian Whittington says a Haughton woman has been arrested for multiple physical abuse charges on her own mother, as well as various drug charges. Belinda Roberts, 43, of the 100 block of Taylor Road in Haughton, was arrested Jan. 22 and charged with physically abusing... more »
  • (UPDATE) HAUGHTON POLICE DEPARTMENT SEEKS RUNAWAY YOUTH
    UPDATE on Haughton Teen Runaway Alexia Volk was safely located in Shreveport Thursday afternoon. Thanks to our media partners and our community for your support. Haughton Police Department and the Bossier Sheriff's Office need the public's assistance in locating a 16-year-old girl who has apparently... more »
  • BOSSIER SHERIFF ANNOUNCES 2016 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’... more »
  • THREE CLERKS AT FIVE BOSSIER BUSINESSES CITED FOR SELLING ALCOHOL TO UNDERAGE PERSONS
    Bossier Sheriff Julian Whittington says three clerks from five different stores in Bossier City and Benton were cited by agents with the Bossier Sheriff-Police Narcotics Task Force on Jan. 13 for selling alcohol to persons under the age of 21. These are the three stores not in compliance with... more »
  • BOSSIER SHERIFF-POLICE NARCOTICS TASK FORCE ARRESTS FOUR FOR PROSTITUTION
    The Bossier Sheriff-Police Narcotics Task Force arrested two women and two men for prostitution, drugs and weapons charges during separate undercover operations at different locations in Bossier City this week. Arrested were: 1.Jasmine Bustamante, 23, of the 2700 block of Explorador Rd. in Grand... more »
  • SECOND SUSPECT IN ARMED ROBBERY ARRESTED
    Bossier Sheriff Julian Whittington says a second man who was wanted for the Dec. 12 armed robbery at a residence on Parker Road has been arrested. Robert Jordan, 17, of the 200 block of East McKinley St. in Haughton, was booked into the Bossier Maximum... more »
  • SUSPECTS STILL SOUGHT FOR STEALING WEAPONS AND TOOLS WORTH THOUSANDS AND RANSACKING HOME DURING THANKSGIVING
    Bossier Sheriff Julian Whittington is asking for the public's help in finding the persons who stole weapons, power tools and other items worth more than $20,000 during a burglary at a residence on Cottage Grove Road just north of the town of Benton late November. The suspects... more »
  • SOUTH BOSSIER CASINO BURGLARIZED
    Bossier Sheriff Office detectives are investigating a burglary that occurred early this morning at a casino in south Bossier. Investigators are looking for a suspect(s) who entered the Red River Casino, located at the 7900 block of Barksdale Blvd., around 1:30 a.m. Friday and stole an undisclosed... more »
  • BOSSIER SHERIFF'S OFFICE PROVIDES HANDGUN SAFETY TRAINING
    The Bossier Sheriff's Office is offering a Handgun Safety and Familiarization class on Jan. 21 for residents of Bossier Parish. The class will run from 6 - 9 p.m. at the Viking Drive Substation at 2510 Viking Drive in Bossier City. This will not be a shooting... more »
  • HAUGHTON MAN ARRESTED FOR STEALING MONEY FROM YOUTH BASEBALL LEAGUE
    Bossier Sheriff Julian Whittington says a Haughton man who swindled nearly $3,000 from a youth baseball league last spring is now behind bars. Robert Martin III, now 26, was booked into the Bossier Maximum Security Facility on Dec. 24 after being transported here from McLean County, Ill,... more »
  • UPDATE: HALEY JORDAN SAFELY FOUND IN FRANKLIN PARISH - BOSSIER DETECTIVES SEEK RUNAWAY BOSSIER TEEN
    UPDATE: HALEY JORDAN SAFELY FOUND IN FRANKLIN PARISH Bossier Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help in finding a Bossier Parish teenager who is missing and presumed to have run away from home. Haley Nevada Jordan, 14, of the 200 block of Kingston Road... more »
  • MAN CONS WOMAN OUT OF $400
    Bossier Sheriff Julian Whittington is asking the public's help in identifying a suspect who conned a woman out of $400.00. The suspect fraudulently obtained the money from the woman after she was told this man was a relative of someone she knew. The suspect told her his... more »
  • ONE ARRESTED, ANOTHER SUSPECT WANTED FOR ARMED ROBBERY
    Bossier Sheriff Julian Whittington says one man is still wanted for an armed robbery that took place in the 500 block of Parker Rd., Haughton, on Dec. 12. Bossier Sheriff's detectives have issued a warrant for Robert Jordan, 17, for his involvement in the armed robbery. Jordan... more »
  • SPIRITS-STEALING SUSPECT ARRESTED, ANOTHER WANTED
    SPIRITS-STEALING SUSPECT ARRESTED, ANOTHER WANTED One of the suspects wanted for stealing large bottles of alcohol from the Cellar Fine Wines and Spirits on Benton Road back on Dec. 4 and 5 was arrested last week, while the other suspect is still wanted. Jermelra Pegues,... more »