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  • ALERT: BOSSIER SHERIFFS OFFICE SEEKS RUNAWAY YOUTH
    Bossier Sheriff’s Office needs the public’s assistance in locating an 11-year-old boy who has apparently run away from home in northeast Bossier Parish. Grayson Bell, 11, who resides with his dad at the 700 block of Kilgore Road just north... more »
  • SHERIFF WHITTINGTON REMINDS MOTORISTS OF SCHOOL BUS SAFETY
    Bossier Sheriff Julian Whittington encourages motorists to be mindful of school bus safety as hundreds of buses and thousands of children head to school and back each and every weekday in Bossier Parish. “I can’t stress enough the importance of keeping our children safe while... more »
  • BOSSIER PARISH YOUTH DIES FOLLOWING ACCIDENTAL GUN DISCHARGE
    An 8-year-old boy died Saturday afternoon from a single gunshot wound following an accidental discharge of a revolver by his brother at their residence in northern Bossier Parish. Just before 3 p.m. today, Bossier Sheriff’s Office deputies were dispatched to the residence at the 200... more »
  • SHERIFF WHITTINGTON OFFERS CONCEALED HANDGUN TRAINING
    Bossier Sheriff Julian Whittington is offering concealed handgun training on Saturday, Oct. 18, for those who want obtai n their Louisiana Concealed Handgun Permit. The training will be begin at 8:30 a.m. at the Bossier Sheriff's Office range located at 2977 Old... more »
  • WANTED MAN CAPTURED
    WANTED MAN CAPTURED Enrique Palmer was captured by Shreveport Police and booked into the Bossier Maximum Security Facility on Oct. 2. Charges are four counts of felony theft and criminal trespassing with a bond of $111,500. Palmer was wanted out of Bossier Parish... more »
  • BOSSIER PARISH NIGHT OUT EVENTS SCHEDULED
    Various events are scheduled for Bossier Parish Night Out (as part of National Night Out) on Tuesday, Oct. 7, from 6 – 9 p.m. Deputies and first responders will be joining residents at their block parties throughout the parish. “We always look forward to this... more »
  • BOSSIER DEPUTY RESCUES STRANDED BOATER ON CYPRESS LAKE
    Bossier deputies rescued a 69-year-old man Monday who was exhausted and stuck knee-deep in mud at Cypress Lake near the Highway 162 boat launch after he swam a few hundred yards unsuccessfully to retrieve the wayward boat he had just launched. Bill Culbertson of Benton... more »
  • BOSSIER TASK FORCE CITES SIX OF 22 BUSINESSES FOR UNDERAGE ALCOHOL SALES
    Bossier Sheriff Julian Whittington says agents with the Bossier Combined Narcotics Task Force completed a check of 22 businesses in the city and parish over the past two weeks to ensure their compliance with not selling alcohol to customers under the age of 21. Task Force... 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 Oct. 4 from 9 a.m. to noon at the Viking Drive Substation located at 2510 Viking Drive in Bossier City. The class is offered at no charge to residents of Bossier... more »
  • BOSSIER DEPUTY TERMINATED FOLLOWING DOMESTIC ABUSE ARREST
    Bossier Sheriff Julian Whittington terminated a deputy Tuesday morning following the deputy’s arrest for domestic abuse earlier this morning. Billy J. Bonacci, 45, of the 400 block of Joe Lewis Road in Haughton, was arrested and charged with domestic abuse battery by... more »
  • GOT DRUGS? BRING THEM TO THE BOSSIER SHERIFF'S OFFICE FOR DISPOSAL
    Bossier Sheriff Julian Whittington says residents can turn in their unused or expired prescription and over-the-counter medications for safe disposal at the Viking Drive Substation at 2510 Viking Drive in Bossier City on Saturday, September 27, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. The National Take-Back... more »
  • SOBRIETY CHECKPOINT SCREENS 434 VEHICLES, NETS 4 ARRESTS
    The Bossier Sheriff Office conducted a sobriety checkpoint late Friday evening in the 4,000 block of Airline Dr. Officers screened 434 vehicles, made four arrests and issued 15 citations for various offenses . Bossier City Police Department and Louisiana State Police also assisted. The checkpoint... more »
  • BOSSIER PARISH NATIONAL NIGHT OUT SET FOR OCTOBER
    Bossier Sheriff Julian Whittington encourages neighborhoods and residents in the parish to participate in Bossier Parish National Night Out on Tuesday, Oct. 7, from 6 - 9 p.m. Bossier Parish Sheriff's Office, along with other area law enforcement agencies, moved their Night... more »
  • SHERIFF WHITTINGTON TO OPEN RIFLE RANGE TO PUBLIC
    Bossier Sheriff Julian Whittington will open the Bossier Sheriff’s Office rifle range for three weekends starting Sept. 26 for use by the public to sight in their rifles. The range, located at 2955 Old Plain Dealing Road in Plain Dealing, will be... more »
  • OPERATION BLESSING FOOD BANK PROGRAM MOVES
    Sgt. Tina Fruge of the Bossier Sheriff’s Office gives a tour of the new Operation Blessing food bank program Monday afternoon to (l-r) Bossier Sheriff Julian Whittington and Operation Blessing volunteers, Gene Wilson, Bob Dawsey, Jim Loftis and Barbara Loftis. The program relocated from... more »
  • NORTH LOUISIANA CRIMINAL JUSTICE ACADEMY CLASS 012 BEGINS TODAY
    The North Louisiana Criminal Justice Academy in Plain Dealing began the next Peace Officers Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.) class for 25 law enforcement officers today. The police academy, hosted by the Bossier Sheriff's Office, has recruits from 11 law enforcement agencies in north Louisiana... more »
  • FORMER BOSSIER SHERIFF VOL DOOLEY DIES
    Former Bossier Parish Sheriff Vol S. Dooley, Jr., 87 , who served as Sheriff from 1976 to 1988, passed away Monday evening in Bossier City following a lengthy illness. Dooley began his law enforcement career with the Louisiana State Police in... more »
  • LOCK IT OR LOSE IT
    The Bossier Sheriff’s Office would like to remind residents to “Lock It Or Lose It,” a campaign to raise awareness of automobile break-ins. It is important to make it tougher for criminals to target you and your property. These are crimes of opportunity... more »
  • SUSPECT SOUGHT FOR STEALING SHINGLES
    Bossier Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s assistance in locating a man wanted for stealing bundles of shingles from a construction site in Benton after two other suspects have already been taken into custody. Enrique “Rickey” Palmer, 25, of Shreveport, is wanted... more »
  • BOSSIER SCHOOL RESOURCE OFFICERS READY FOR NEW SCHOOL YEAR
    Kneeling (l-r): Sgt. Adam Johnson, Deputies Rickey Speir, Paul Hopkins, Norman Craig, Mike Freeman and Capt. Danny Dison. Standing (l-r): Deputies Dusty Crenshaw, Skip Orgeron, John Jeter, Lane Tuggle, Greg Barnard, Carl Jones, Jeremy Johnston, Ken Gay, Daryl Brown, Kathy Naron, Mike Almond, Ralph... more »
  • BOSSIER SHERIFF'S D.A.R.E CAR WINS 1ST PLACE
    The Bossier Sheriff’s Office D.A.R.E. car won first place in the “Open Division” at the D.A.R.E. Car Show Thursday during the 23nd annual Louisiana D.A.R.E. Officers Association Training Conference held this week in Pineville, La. Bossier bested three other entries in their division... more »
  • 30th YOUNG MARINES CLASS GRADUATES
    Twenty-nine recruits ranging from eight years old to teen years earned the title as Bossier Sheriff’s Young Marines as Class 30 graduated in front of a packed house of 200 people Friday night at the Bossier Sheriff's Substation in Bossier City. Retired... more »
  • FARM EQUIPMENT THIEF ARRESTED IN ARKANSAS
    A man wanted for stealing $27,000 worth of farm equipment from a farm in Plain Dealing was arrested Wednesday morning by the Miller County Sheriff’s Office at his residence in Fouke, Ark. Jamie Lynn Caswell, 35, was arrested on a Bossier Sheriff’s... more »
  • SUSPECT IDENTIFIED IN STOLEN FARM EQUIPMENT, PUBLIC'S HELP STILL NEEDED
    A tip from a viewer in the Fouke, Ark., area led to the identity of the man who was in possession of the more than $27,000 worth of stolen farm equipment that was taken recently from a farm in Plain Dealing. Now, the Bossier Sheriff’s Office... more »
  • Young Marines Class 30 First Day
    Commanding officer Lavaro Ramey (right) briefs the recruits on what to expect during training to become Young Marines over the next two weeks. Instructor Kim Elmore and Dep. John Jeter, school resource officer for Bossier High School, assist. Dep.... more »
  • Women's Self-Defense Class At Asbury United Methodist Church
    Sgt. Clint Robins (rt.) instructs while teen, Jack Griffin, plays the aggressor. Catherine Clayton initiates a palm heel strike. Madeline Pfanner listens intently. Mothers and their... more »
  • BOSSIER SHERIFF'S OFFICE OFFERS CONCEALED HANDGUN TRAINING
    The Bossier Sheriff's Office is offering concealed handgun training this weekend for those who want obtain their Louisiana Concealed Handgun Permit. The training will be Saturday, July 19, at 8:30 a.m. at the Bossier Sheriff's Office range located at 2977 Old Plain Dealing Road in... more »
  • FARM EQUIPMENT STOLEN IN PLAIN DEALING
    Bossier Sheriff’s Office detectives are seeking the public’s assistance in locating person(s) who stole farm equipment from a barn in the 1000 block of Hwy 537 in Plain Dealing this past week. Unknown suspects entered the barn in the 1000 block of Hwy 537 in... more »
  • WORLD WAR II VETS, YOUNG MARINES HONORED AT "IN GOD WE TRUST" RALLY
    Honoring World War II veterans and recognizing success stories for the Bossier Sheriff’s Young Marines were among the highlights for the 2 nd annual 4 th of July “In God We Trust” rally attended by 2,000 on Independence Day in Bossier City. ... more »
  • PEA-PICKIN' TIME AT THE BOSSIER SHERIFF'S OFFICE
    Inmates at the Bossier Sheriff’s Office Corrections Facilities began the harvest of peas today at the “Pea Farm” on 22 acres of land near the Bossier Minimum Security Facility that will be used to feed inmates at the corrections facilities in Plain Dealing. Other ve... more »
  • SCHEDULE FOR 4th OF JULY "IN GOD WE TRUST" RALLY
    Click here for 4th of July "In God We Trust" Rally schedule and important information. 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 $15,962.57 as part of an asset forfeiture allocation in multiple drug and other investigations. Assistant District Attorney Charles Jacobs gave the monies to Bossier... more »
  • PRESIDENT OF THE LOCAL ARBY'S RESTAURANTS PRESENTED A CHECK TO SHERIFF WHITTINGTON
    Joe Pulliam, local Arby's president (left), presents a $2,500 check to Bossier Sheriff Julian Whittington Tuesday to support the Sheriff's Office Corrections Emergency Response Team (CERT). Pulliam's son, Chris, is a member of BSO CERT. He and six others on the team recently competed... more »
  • GOLF SCRAMBLE RAISES $9K FOR BOSSIER SHERIFF'S YOUNG MARINES
    The Bossier Sheriff’s Young Marines Benefit Golf Classic held Monday at Palmetto Country Club in Benton raised $9,000 to benefit the local Young Marines program. “This was an amazing turnout for our first-ever golf scramble to support the Young Marines,” said Bossier... more »
  • HORSE FOUND IN BENTON, OWNER SOUGHT
    The Bossier Sheriff’s Office is looking for the owner of a horse that was found near the 1500 block of Highway 162 in Benton early morning on June 2. The horse is brown with a white face and found with a green halter. The owner... more »
  • GOLF SCRAMBLE TO BENEFIT YOUNG MARINES HELD NEXT WEEK
    A Young Marines Benefit Golf Classic will be held Monday, June 9, at Palmetto Country Club in Benton to benefit the Bossier Sheriff’s Young Marines program. The format will be a four-person scramble with a shotgun start at noon and will have... more »
  • SOBRIETY CHECKPOINT SCREENS 707 VEHICLES, NETS 4 ARRESTS
    The Bossier Sheriff Office conducted a sobriety checkpoint late Friday evening in the 8,000 block of E. Texas St. near Harrah’s Louisiana Downs in Bossier City. Officers screened 707 vehicles, made four arrests and issued nine citations for various offenses . Bossier City Police Department and... more »
  • 7-YEAR-OLD DROWNS IN CYPRESS LAKE MONDAY
    Bossier deputies responded to a report of a drowning at Cypress Black Bayou Recreation Area in Benton shortly after 3:30 p.m. yesterday. A 7-year-old boy from Shreveport was swimming with family and friends near the swimming area around the Marina at Cypress Lake. Family and friends noticed... more »
  • NORTH LOUISIANA CRIMINAL JUSTICE ACADEMY GRADUATES 15
    Fifteen recruits from four agencies became certified P.O.S.T. (Peace Officer Standards and Training) law enforcement officers during the graduation of Class 011 from North Louisiana Criminal Justice Academy May 23. The guest speaker was LA State Representative Jeff Thompson. The academy is... more »
  • NORTH LOUISIANA CRIMINAL JUSTICE ACADEMY TO GRADUATE FRIDAY, 253 GRADUATES OVER THE PAST FIVE YEARS
    North Louisiana Criminal Justice Academy will graduate 15 law enforcement officers of Class 011 as they receive their Peace Officers Standards and Training (POST) certification in a ceremony Friday at the NLCJA headquarters in Plain Dealing. The ceremony will begin at 10:30 a.m. on May... more »
  • BOSSIER SHERIFF'S OFFICE TO CONDUCT SOBRIETY CHECKPOINT
    The Bossier Sheriff’s Office will conduct a sobriety checkpoint Friday evening into Saturday morning, May 23-24, 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 or others, as well... more »
  • SPIRITS-STEALING SUSPECT SOUGHT BY SHERIFF'S OFFICE
    Bossier Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s help in identifying a female suspect who stole numerous large bottles of top-shelf liquor worth about $2,000 from the CVS Store on Airline Dr. and Wemple Rd. in Bossier City Wednesday evening. Detectives observed surveillance video from the... more »
  • GOLF SCRAMBLE IN JUNE TO BENEFIT YOUNG MARINES
    Bossier Sheriff’s Young Marines Benefit Golf Classic will be held Monday, June 9, at Palmetto Country Club in Benton to benefit the local youth program that has made a positive impact on the lives of nearly 1,100 young men and women. The format will be... more »
  • BOSSIER SHERIFF'S EMERGENCY RESPONSE TEAM FARES WELL IN CORRECTIONS COMPETITION
    Operators with the Bossier Sheriff’s Office Corrections Emergency Response Team (CERT) returned home Thursday with good results from four days of Mock Prison Riot training and competition May 4-7 at the decommissioned West Virginia Penitentiary in Moundsville, West Vir. The seven-person team,... more »
  • 900 TO GRADUATE D.A.R.E. IN BOSSIER PARISH
    Nine hundred Bossier 5 th graders will graduate from the Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.) program at eight elementary schools throughout Bossier Parish May 5 – 20. The D.A.R.E program is a s emester-long curriculum taught by Sheriff’s deputies that emphasizes good... more »
  • SHREVEPORT BUSINESS OWNER ARRESTED
    Bossier Sheriff Julian Whittington says a Shreveport business owner turned himself in Thursday afternoon to face felony theft charges for taking thousands in payment from a Benton church for merchandise and services he never performed. Thomas Bartle, 67, of the 10200 block of Stonehedge... more »
  • WOMAN STEALS WALLET FROM PURSE AT LOCAL BUSINESS
    Bossier Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s help in identifying a female suspect who stole a wallet from the purse of an employee at a business on Highway 3 in Bossier City a week ago. Detectives obtained... more »
  • SUBSTITUTE TEACHER ARRESTED
    Bossier Sheriff’s Office detectives arrested a substitute teacher Monday afternoon for having sexual relations with a 17-year-old Parkway student earlie r this month in Haughton. Chelsea A. Alexander, 29, a substitute teacher at Parkway High School, was charged with Prohibited Sexual Conduct between Educator and... more »
  • PLAIN DEALING TORNADO APRIL 28, 2014
    Apr. 28, 2014 4:55 a.m. NEWS RELEASE TORNADO HITS HOUSE NEAR PLAIN DEALING, RESIDENTS OK An apparent tornado touched down and damaged a house at the 100 block of Buckshot Road in the northwest portion of the parish around 3:15 a.m. Monday, just minutes after residents received... more »
  • BSO Participates in Drug Take-Back Day
    Lt. Walt Hollis with the Bossier Sheriff's Office collects unused and expired prescription and over-the-counter medications during the National Drug Take-Back Initiative Saturday at the Viking Drive Substation. Fifty people brought in nearly 50 pounds of medications during the four-hour event. Bossier Sheriff... more »