Ouachita Parish

Vehicle Burglary Investigation Leads To Arrest

Oct 9, 2018

Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Investigate into the recent vehicle burglaries in the Avant Road, Country Estates Road and Sadie Lane areas of West Monroe has led to the arrest of Christopher Perez, age 20, of West Monroe.  He is currently being held in OCC on 1 count of Vehicle Burglary and 6 counts of Identity Theft.  The investigation is continuing, more charges are pending and more arrests are expected.

Ouachita Parish Sheriff's Office

Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Investigators are currently searching for a missing Ouachita Parish resident.

Sara Nicole Parker, age 26, was last seen at a residence on U. S. Highway 80 in Monroe on September 8, 2018. She is described as a White female, 5’1” tall and weighing 105 lbs.  No further details are available at this time.

Anyone with any information concerning the whereabouts of Sara Nicole Parker is asked to contact the Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Office at 318-329-1200.

University of Louisiana Monroe

Fox Sports commentator Tim Brando thinks this could be a pivitol year for the University of Louisiana Monroe football program. Brando knows the Warhawks and Monroe very well. He is one of the most famous voices to study broadcasting at ULM. 

I had a chance to talk with Brando about the Warhawks upcoming season.


The investigation into a recent residential burglary of a Ouachita Parish residence has led to the arrest of Julian Kristofer Dawkins, age 26 of West Monroe. Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Investigators have arrested Dawkins in connection with the burglary in which several firearms were taken.  A subsequent search of the suspect’s residence led to the recovery of the stolen firearms.  Dawkins has been booked in OCC on the charges of Simple Burglary and Poss. of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon.


A Joint investigation between the Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Office and the Union Parish Sheriff’s Office has led to the arrest of two suspects and a warrant being issued for a third suspect by Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Investigators. The suspects are allegedly responsible for the recent thefts of mowing equipment, utility trailers and other items taken from locations in western Ouachita and Union Parishes.

Acadian Ambulance

The Ouachita Council of Governments (OCOG), composed of government leaders from the parish and its municipalities, voted unanimously today to accept the recommendation of a committee tasked with issuing and evaluating an RFP for ambulance service throughout the parish. “The RFP was quite comprehensive and I applaud OCOG for a very thorough, professional and well-managed RFP process,” said Acadian Chairman & CEO Richard Zuschlag. Acadian is slated to begin operations in Ouachita Parish on January 1, 2019. In addition to ground ambulances, Acadian will also begin air ambulance operations

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The man who struck and killed a Sterlington police officer, David Elahi with his car in 2016 was sentenced to 15 years of hard labor. 46-year-old Tracy Govan was found guilty of vehicular homicide and vehicular negligent injury in February. Govan’s Attorney, Louis Scott, says it’s a shocking sentence considering his client’s clean record and the fact that the crime was an accident.

"I think it was extremely excessive, and I've been trying to figure out what was it that caused the judge to impose a sentence of that nature", said Scott. 

KEDM Public Radio takes a a look at Louisiana's changing climate on marijuana at Policy and a Pint: A Blunt Look At Louisiana Marijuana Policy on Tuesday, May 15, with a broadcast on Tuesday, May 22 at 6 p.m. on 90.3 KEDM.

Our open public forum features panel with members who support legalization and those against the new proposals. Our experts are from the fields of addiction recovery and counseling, pharmacology and pharmacy law, and the marijuana lobby.  We discuss medical pot, legalization, health issues, and more. 

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The investigation by Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Investigators into the recent theft of two UTV’s has led to the arrest of one suspect and a warrant for a second.  Jeremy Burton, Jr., age 17 of Monroe, has been arrested and booked into OCC charged with two counts of Theft of a Motor Vehicle.


Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Investigators are currently investigating the death of a 3 month old infant.  Deputies responded to the Ouachita Fire Dept. Station on Blankston Road at approx. 11:30 pm.  Wednesday evening.