Ouachita Parish Sheriff's Office

OPSO Searching for Burglary Suspect

Aug 7, 2018
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Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Investigators are currently investigating a business burglary on Austin Street in Monroe reported on August 6, 2018.  A large amount of tools and computer equipment was taken in the burglary.


West Monroe Man Arrested In Theft Investigation

Aug 1, 2018
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An investigation by Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Investigators into a recent theft and burglary at a trailer park on Arkansas Road in West Monroe has led to the arrest of Monty Shane Crawford, age 42 of West Monroe. Crawford is accused of taking air conditioner coils and a utility trailer loaded with aluminum windows from the trailer park.  The utility trailer has been recovered.

Crawford has been booked in OCC on one count of Felony Simple Burglary, one count of Simple Theft and one count of Illegal Possession of Stolen Things.  The investigation by OPSO is continuing. 


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.

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The Ouachita Parish Sheriff's Deputies are investigating the mysterious thefts of packages delivered to residences in the Arkansas Road Area.

The suspect is apparently tracking the delivery trucks and steals the packages as soon as they are delivered to a residence. He is possibly driving a Honda SUV, blue in color.  No other information is available at this time.

Anyone with any information regarding the identity of the suspect is asked to contact the Ouachita Parish Sheriff's Office at (318) 329-1200.

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1 in 3 young people will be in an abusive or unhealthy relationship. 90.3 KEDM's Policy and a Pint: Dating Violence Prevention  features local professionals to answer your questions about this common problem. 

Come participate in the "LIVE" radio discussion on Tuesday, March 6 at Planter's Gastropub at 101 North Grand Street in Monroe.  

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The Ouachita Business Alliance achieved many goals benefiting the Monroe community and is continuing these efforts in the new year. 

The Ouachita Business Alliance (OBA) was formed in 2014 by members of CenturyLink and the Northeast Louisiana business community. Current chair Carrick Inabnett helped found OBA with the community in mind. "We wanted to form a business group that tried to help the community in ways that may not be addressed by local government or other organizations."

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A driver was shot and killed Monday by a Ouachita Parish Sheriff's deputy.  The deputy stopped the driver of a vehicle at a traffic stop. The incident happened on Guyton road just south of West Monroe. 

The area around the scene was closed for many hours. Louisiana State Police is investigating the incident. The identity of both the driver and the officer have not been released.

More information will be released as soon as it is available. 

Three Juveniles Arrested for Alleged Homicide

Sep 26, 2017

The investigation for the murder of Hunter Adams, in August, has given rise to three suspects; ages 13, 14, and 15.

Names of the suspects have not been given as they are all juveniles. The Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s investigators have arrested the three suspects and booked them in Green Oaks detention center.

Police say Hunter Adams was murdered on August 21. All three juveniles have each been charged with one count each of second degree murder. 

Spokesperson Glenn Springfield says no further information has been given as the investigation is still ongoing.

Alleged Burglary Thief taken into Custody

Sep 15, 2017

Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Patrol Deputies responded to a burglary in progress complaint this afternoon on Washington Street in West Monroe. Upon searching the location, deputies located the suspect during the commission of the crime, hiding inside the residence.

Three Arrested in OPSO Homicide Investigation

Sep 11, 2017
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Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Investigators have arrested three suspects, ages 13, 14 & 15, in connection with the homicide of Hunter Adams reported August 21, 2017.  The identity of the suspects is being withheld as they are all juveniles.  All three have been booked in Green Oaks Detention Center on 1 ct. of 2nd Degree Murder each.  The investigation is continuing. 

No further information is available at this time.