CrimeTracker

  1 officer killed, 1 shot in head during Mandeville traffic stop; suspect identified

One Mandeville police officer was shot to death and another one was injured near Hwy. 190 and Hwy. 22 on Friday afternoon (Sept. 20).

Man suspected of kidnapping, domestic abuse

Suspects who escaped from work release building caught in Tyler

Shreveport mayor to announce police chief appointee

SPD officer charged with possession, illegal use of firearm

  2 shot at west Shreveport apartment complex; suspects sought

  Egan Street killing has residents seeking end to violence

Continued Coverage

  Jury sentences man to life for killing his wife

Shreveport homicide victim ID’d as Ringgold woman

ARRESTED: Man accused of tricking elderly woman into giving him money turns himself in

  Two SPD officers released from hospital following accident

See the applications for the 4 finalists for SPD Chief

  SPD responds to KSLA story on stolen police unit, investigation ongoing

Harrison County couple arrested after 5-year-old boy found with bruises all over body

A Harrison County woman and her boyfriend have been arrested and charged with injury to a child after EMS personnel responded to a 911 call about a 5-year-old having a seizure and discovered that he had bruises all over his body on Tuesday.

  Woman dies after being shot; 2 officers seriously hurt when their units collide while responding to shooting

Within 5 minutes, the shooting and collision occurred about a mile from each other

  SPD car found in East Texas but never reported as stolen

“They apparently did not even know this car was missing,” Bowie County sheriff’s lieutenant says

  Former high school band director accused of showing nude photos of a former dating partner to a student

The images allegedly were shared in October 2017

  Authorities arrest boyfriend of slain Oklahoma woman

Woman stabbed in arm with broom handle during fight

  Some fear SPD chief hiring process might hurt bond issue vote

Suspect in shooting of 2 men turns himself in

  School district worker accused of assaulting a juvenile

  East Texas mother demands trial of man accused of killing two of her daughters 3 years ago

East Feliciana Sheriff’s Office says dog was dead before being dragged by rented vehicle; no charges filed

The East Feliciana Parish Sheriff’s Office says an investigation into video of a dog reportedly being dragged by a vehicle Sunday afternoon revealed the dog was dead before the dragging occurred. As such, a charge of animal cruelty will not be filed against the driver at this time.

Two men indicted for allegedly cashing fake payroll checks

A man who allegedly cashed fake payroll checks has been indicted.

Video appears to show moment EBRSO deputy fatally shot man near Jefferson highway

A fatal deputy-involved shooting investigation is underway on Highland Club Avenue near Jefferson Highway Saturday, Sept. 14.

Pirates’ Vázquez arrested on porn, solicitation charges

Pittsburgh Pirates All-Star closer Felipe Vázquez arrested on charges of pornography and soliciting a child

  Police catch alleged purse snatcher

The woman was accosted Thursday in the 5800 block of Line Avenue in Shreveport

Change in Texas sexual assault laws benefit victims looking for justice, better tracks cases

New laws include doubling statute of limitations for child victims; adding timelines for action for rape kit processing.

Burglar gets 2 dozen years in prison at hard labor

Several dogs were killed in other burglaries that occurred at the same time

  Caddo sheriff lobbies for Ben Raymond to be police chief

He encourages mayor to consider Raymond along with 3 candidates who have been recommended

  City Council to have its say in selection of Shreveport police chief

Just when you thought all the controversy had faded in the process to hire a new Shreveport Police Chief there's yet another twist.

Sex offender accused of prostituting disabled woman in Miss.

A potential prostitution bust turned into a human trafficking investigation Sunday night.

2 injured in shooting at youth football game in Texas

Police in Texas say two people were injured when gunfire erupted at a youth football game.

  Tentative trial date set for men accused of killing SPD officer

A Caddo Parish judge has set a possible trial date for the men accused in the death of Shreveport Police Officer Chatéri Payne.

Grocery store bagger stops attempted purse snatching

A grocery store bagger in Louisiana has been hailed a hero for stopping a man who tried to steal a woman's purse

CAUGHT ON CAMERA: Home invasion suspect seen on doorbell cam

Do you know this man?

Man fatally shot in Natchitoches neighborhood

Police are investigating the 33-year-old’s death as a homicide

La. collects nearly $122,000 in overdue child support with license reinstatement program; three weeks left to enroll

The Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) collected $121,693.95 in overdue child support in the first month of the “On the Road Again” project, an announcement sent out Monday, Sept. 9 states.

  Two injured in morning shooting at Waffle House; suspect sought

Police say they have a warrant to arrest a suspect in a double shooting in the restaurant parking lot

  Benton man arrested for sexual contact with teens

His bond is set at $350,000.

2 Ohio day care workers arrested for watching ‘extreme bullying’ of 5-year-old girl

Two employees of a day care facility in Ohio have been charged with child endangering after allegedly failing to stop the bullying of a 5-year-old girl who was in their care.

Police seize enough fentanyl to kill 14,000 people during drug raid at Ohio home

Police took nine people into custody while executing a search warrant at a suspected drug den in Ohio.

  SPD seeks identity of purse snatcher, cash reward offered

A cash reward is being offered to anyone who can positively identify the suspected thief, who was caught on surveillance footage.

  Man wanted for sharing nude images without permission

Ladarrell Washington, 38, is 5′6″ and weighs about 220 pounds.

  Disturbing study results on stranger danger online

There's some troubling news from a new study about our children's cyber safety.

Tucson murder suspects found hiding out in northern Arizona

Blane and Susan Barksdale taken into custody after weeks on the run

Woman accused of shoplifting, trying to use Uber as getaway

Police believe a woman stole more than a thousand dollars worth of merchandise from a Butler County business and then tried to use her unsuspecting Uber driver as a getaway.

Bossier Parish Police Juror pleads guilty to DWI, sentenced

A Bossier Police Juror pleaded guilty in court to first-offence DWI in court on Wednesday, Sept. 11.

Former ‘Southern Charm’ star Thomas Ravenel is sentenced

Former Southern Charm star and state treasurer Thomas Ravenel was sentenced in Charleston County court Wednesday morning.

5 arrested in heroin bust at multiple locations; multiple guns seized

Five men have been arrested as part of a drug bust conducted by East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office narcotics agents.

Gulfport officers hit while working incident on I-10 identified

The Gulfport Police Department has identified the three officers who were injured while working a wreck on Interstate 10 Wednesday.

Suspected gunman now in custody after two women allegedly set victim up to be robbed

Police have now arrested the suspected gunman in connection with a man found dead inside a hotel on Plaza Americana Drive.

STPSO: Mother, 11-year-old arrested after child gives classmates THC gummies

An 11-year-old girl and her mother were arrested after the child brought marijuana-laced gummy candies to school and shared them with her classmates, according to the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office.

Woman, 2 men tried to have sex with dog, prosecutors say

Three people in Texas are facing bestiality charges connected to an incident that took place on Christmas Day in 2017. Authorities say two men planned to watch a woman have sex with a dog.

CAUGHT: La. man accused of taking two school buses on joyrides

The Livingston Parish Sheriff’s Office is currently looking for a man accused of stealing two school buses and taking them on a joyride.

FBI needs help identifying male in video linked to child sex exploitation investigation

The FBI is asking the public to help identify an individual who could be connected to a child sexual exploitation investigation.

Warrant Wednesday: SPD names 3 wanted men

Have you seen these men?

  Mayor says he’ll have a police chief nominee by Sept. 24

An advisory panel will recommend 3 candidates; he has until Sept. 29 to make a decision

Former St. Tammany Sheriff Jack Strain pleads not guilty to federal corruption charges

Former St. Tammany Sheriff Jack Strain entered a not guilty plea to a recent federal indictment.

  Louisiana man accused of having sex with juveniles

Sheriff has a message for young people, a warning for would-be sexual predators

Forum to focus on safety of churches, daycare centers

Gathering particularly geared toward congregations, others that lack paid security services

Sheriff’s deputies arrest Elysian Fields High School student for alleged sexual assault of child

The Panola County Sheriff’s Office said an Elysian Fields High School student was arrested after allegedly sexually assaulting a female on a school bus.

  Louisiana man admits in court to raping a juvenile

A man was sentenced to decades behind bars following his day in court on Tuesday.

CAUGHT: Teen accused of shooting into parents’ house with semi-automatic rifle

The West Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office is currently looking for a teenager accused of shooting into his parents’ house after getting into an argument with his stepfather.

  SPD seeking ID of Western Hills home invasion suspects

Shreveport police are working to identify three suspects they believe are responsible for a home invasion.

  Shreveport man pleads guilty to manslaughter

A Shreveport man plead guilty to manslaughter in Caddo District Court on Monday, Sept. 9.

Lightning strike injures 10 inmates playing flag football

State officials say it “... came without warning ...”

Slain LSU student was set to be married in December, friend says

His life ended Saturday, Sept. 7 when an unidentified man entered the building where he was working as a clerk and fatally shot him before robbing the store, according to police. An investigation to identify the shooter remains ongoing.

2 accused of bilking Medicaid out of nearly $8 million

The owner/operator and supervisor of Positive Change Counseling are scheduled to be arraigned Tuesday

Man accused of setting fire to house with 4 people inside

The occupants escaped unhurt and put water on the fire prior to firefighters’ arrival

BAFB airman among 7 suspected of having child porn

He is charged with 75 counts of possession of pornography involving juveniles under the age of 13.

Police: Hostage held in SC home freed, armed man arrested following 3 hour standoff

The suspect has been identified as Dean Ryan Daugherty, 46, of Newberry.

Driver charged with intoxication manslaughter in Carthage man’s 2018 death

A Harrison County grand jury has indicted a Louisiana man in connection to a July 4, 2018, wreck which killed a Carthage man.

Man allegedly drove stolen truck for miles on a flat tire

Authorities caught up with him at the tire shop where he stopped to get the flat fixed

Authorities identify man killed in Etoile deputy-involved shooting

The identity of a man killed in a deputy-involved shooting in Etoile has been released.

Car crashes after hemp dispensary holdup; 2 arrested

A chase began after McCurtain County's sheriff spotted a vehicle suspected of being used in the holdup

7 men accused of sex crimes involving children

Among them is the high school teacher/coach whose arrest was made public earlier this week

Goldonna burglary suspect surrenders to detectives

Scallion allegedly has admitted to being involved in the residential break-in

  Caddo Schools say man accused of having child porn is teacher, coach

James Allen Opie, 33, was arrested at 8 a.m. Thursday on a warrant from the Caddo Parish Sheriff’s Office.

Arkansas death row inmate asks court for new DNA testing

An Arkansas death row inmate who was spared from execution two years ago is asking the state Supreme Court to allow new DNA testing of evidence that his attorneys say could exonerate him