Ouachita Parish Sheriff's Office

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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.  

Tim Mcilveene / Ouachita Business Alliance

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. 

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.

D.A.R.E. Youth Fishing Tournament

Aug 30, 2017

The annual Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Office D.A.R.E. Youth Fishing Tournament will be held Saturday, September 9, 2017. 

Fishing will begin at 7:00 a.m. until 11:00a.m. and participants may fish any public or private waterway within Ouachita Parish. You do not need to report to the tournament headquarters before fishing. Bring your biggest fish (any species) to the weigh in. 

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Ouachita Parish Sheriff's Deputies responded to a reported armed robbery at the Circle K convenience store on Thomas Rd at approximately 4:30 p.m.

An OPSO investigation revealed a white male armed with a handgun allegedly entered the business demanding cash. He took an undetermined amount of cash and fled the scene. No one was injured.

A few minutes later, based on evidence in the investigation, the suspect was apprehended.

James M. Hayes, age 64 of West Monroe, has been arrested 1 ct. if Armed Robbery. He is currently in OCC on the charge.


The Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Office has been made aware of a current telephone scam that apparently started within the past 24 hours. Scammers are masking their phone number to show up on caller IDs as Ouachita Parish. Once the phone is answered, the scammer tells the victim the Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Office has a warrant for their arrest and they must give personal and credit card information to pay the fine or bond immediately or deputies will be dispatched to arrest them and bring them to OCC.