Shreveport Police Department

  • Agency: Shreveport Police Department
  • Address: 1234 Texas Avenue, Shreveport , 71101 LA
  • Chief: Willie L Shaw Jr (Chief of Police)

Shreveport Police Department is located at 1234 Texas Avenue, Shreveport , 71101 LA. The Chief of Police of the department is Willie L Shaw Jr. The Shreveport Police Department phone number is 318 673-7300.

Shreveport Police Department News

Shreveport Police detectives have arrested and charged a Shreveport man in connection with the slayings of two people found inside a burning vehicle on last week. Back on November 8, 2018, Shreveport Police patrol officers responded to the 3400 block of Penick Street relative to a vehicle fire. It would be learned upon extinguishing the blaze, two bodies were inside. While scientific identification efforts remain underway, the bodies have been preliminarily identified as 43 year old Kelly Jose and 33 year old Heather Jose; both local residents. Authorities suspect the couple was murdered after giving a ride to a man they met while out shopping. Since the investigation began, detectives and officers from the Shreveport Police have worked tirelessly in search of evidence and information in effort to identify and arrest the person responsible for the crime. Those efforts came to fruition on November 10, when investigators were able to establish probable cause to procure a warrant for the arrest of 34 year old Dewayne Wille Watkins, along with a search warrant for his Penick Street home where he was later located. With the assistance of authorities from the United States Marshals Office, Louisiana State Police, Caddo Parish Sheriff’s Office and the Bossier City Police Department, Watkins was arrested Saturday evening following a standoff which lasted nearly six hours inside a home in the 3600 block of Penick Street. Watkins suffered minor injuries during the arrest after failed attempts to flee from officers. Following his arrest, he was booked into the Caddo Parish Correctional Center on a warrant charging him with two counts of second degree murder. Bond in the matter has been set at $1,000,000.00. *Booking image courtesy Caddo Parish Sheriff’s Office

Shreveport Police investigate discovery of bodies in burning vehicle Shreveport Police Violent Crimes detectives are in the early stages of an on-going investigation into the discovery of two bodies located inside a burning vehicle in west Shreveport Thursday evening. Shortly before midnight on November 8, 2018, Shreveport Police patrol officers were called to the 3400 block of Penick Street relative to a white Kia Forte sedan engulfed in flames, parked in the driveway of an abandoned home. On officer’s arrival at the scene, members of the Shreveport Fire Department had extinguished the burning car and discovered the presence of two deceased bodies. The bodies, believed to be that of a man and woman, were taken custody of by the Caddo Parish Coroner’s Office, where scientific means of identification will be conducted. Investigators are treating the case as a homicide and are asking any persons with any information about the crime to contact Crimestoppers at (318) 673-7373 or visit P3tips.com. Crimestoppers is offering a reward for information leading to the arrest of the person or persons responsible for this crime. Additionally, police detectives are working to determine if there is any connection between the grisly discovery and a missing persons report filed with the department around 10:25 p.m. Thursday evening, in which a male and female adult were reported missing by family members. More updates are expected as the case moves forward.

Police seek identities of suspects in fatal shooting On November 3,2018, just after 11:46 PM Shreveport Police patrol officers responded to a shots fired call in the 700 block of West 68th Street. Arriving officers located Lester McGee lying on the ground near a white SUV, suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. The Shreveport Fire Department responded to the scene and pronounced McGee deceased. Deputies with the Caddo Parish Coroner’s Office responded to the scene and took custody of the decedent. Violent Crimes Investigators responded to the scene along with Crime Scene Investigators. The scene was processed and evidence was collected. Investigators were able to gather video of the incident and are releasing the photographs extracted from that video, in hopes of receiving information that will aid in the identification of the suspect(s). Shreveport Caddo Crime Stoppers is offering a $1000 reward for information leading to the identity and arrest of the suspect(s) responsible for this crime. Domino's Pizza is offering a supplementary reward of $7500.00. Those with information should reach out to Shreveport Caddo Crime Stoppers at 318-673-7373, lockemup.org, or via their app, P3Tips.com.

Shreveport police have arrested an alleged suspect linked to a 2012 cold case. On January 19, 2012, just after 8:30 am Shreveport Police patrol officers responded to an attempted burglary call in the 4000 block of Doris Avenue. Upon arrival, the victim advised officers that he heard banging noises coming from his kitchen that woke him up. When the victim went to the kitchen to find out what the noise was, he found his kitchen window broken out and came face to face with an unknown male suspect. The intruder fled the scene and the victim was able to give officers a description of the suspect and a direction of travel. While on scene, officers located and collected evidence linked to the suspect. The evidence was submitted to the North Louisiana Crime Lab for analysis for DNA testing. The DNA results came back to 26 -year-old, LaDarrel Jefferson. Jefferson was arrested and booked into Caddo Correctional Center on November 5, 2018 with a $50,000.00 bond for one count of Attempted Burglary of an Inhabited Dwelling.

The City Shreveport HR Department held their annual Walk to New Orleans contest. Each group consisted of 5 to 6 city employees. Shirley Johnson, Maria Jones, Rozina Mayshack and Melissa Price represented the Police Department as “Shreveport’s Finest” and walked collectively 2385.15 miles within 3 months. Congratulations Shreveport’s Finest.

The LRCA (Louisiana Rodeo Cowboy Association) Finals Rodeo designated their opening night, November 1st as “Heroes Night”, to honor Police, Firefighters, EMS, and Military. As a special addition to “Heroes Night”, LRCA contacted the Shreveport Police Dept about providing an officer on horseback to present the U.S. Flag during the opening ceremonies. Sgt David Heaser and Thor were chosen to represent SPD and carried in the US Flag at the opening ceremonies of the 3-day event.

Warrant issued for burglary suspect Detectives are seeking the whereabouts of a man accused of burglarizing a business in West Shreveport. On October 3, 2018, Shreveport Police patrol officers responded to the 1800 block of Texas Avenue relative to a business burglary. The victim reported multiple items taken from the business and advised officers that the burglary had been captured on the businesses surveillance system. Based on information and evidence gathered during their investigation, detectives procured a warrant charging 20-year-old Demarea Lee, of the 2700 block of Samford Avenue, with one count of Simple Burglary and one count of Theft of a Motor Vehicle. Bond is set at $25,000.00. Shreveport Caddo Parish Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward for information leading to Lee’s whereabouts. Contact them at 318-673-7373, Lockemup.org, or via the app at P3Tips to submit information anonymously. Caddo Parish Crime Stoppers

Police arrest man accused of bank robbery Shreveport Police have arrested a man in connection with a bank robbery early yesterday morning in north Shreveport. On October 31, 2018, just after 9:00 a.m., Shreveport Police patrol officers responded to the Chase Bank in the 100 block of Freestate Boulevard on reports of a robbery. Arriving officers learned that a male entered the business and demanded cash from the teller. The clerk surrendered an undisclosed amount of money and the suspect fled the business on foot. Investigators with the Tactical Robbery Unit launched an investigation and shared photos of the suspects with local media partners. Within a few hours, police received information that led them to procure a warrant for Acielliott B. Fluces Sr. of the 200 block of West 68th Street charging him with one count of First Degree Robbery. Bond was set at $75,000.00. On November 1, 2018, patrol officers located Fluces at his residence and took him into custody without incident. He was booked into the Shreveport City Jail on his warrant following interviews with investigators.

Police issue warrant for suspected bank robber Shreveport Police are searching for a man believed responsible for an early morning bank robbery in north Shreveport. On October 31, 2018, just after 9:00 a.m., Shreveport Police patrol officers responded to the Chase Bank in the 100 block of Freestate Boulevard on reports of a robbery. Arriving officers learned that a male entered the business and demanded cash from the teller. The clerk surrendered an undisclosed amount of money and the suspect fled the business on foot. Investigators with the Tactical Robbery Unit launched an investigation and shared photos of the suspects with local media partners. Within a few hours, police received information that led them to procure a warrant for Acielliott B. Fluces Sr. of the 200 block of West 68th Street charging him with one count of First Degree Robbery. Bond was set at $75,000.00. Police urge anyone with information as to Fluces whereabouts to contact Shreveport Police at 318-673-7300 option #3. Those wishing to remain anonymous are asked to contact Shreveport Caddo Crime Stoppers at 318-673-7373, lockemup.org, or via their app P3Tips.

Police ask public’s help to identify robbery suspect Shreveport Police are investigating an early morning robbery at a north Shreveport bank. On October 31, 2018, just after 9:00 a.m., Shreveport Police patrol officers responded to the Chase Bank in the 100 block of Freestate Boulevard on reports of a robbery. Arriving officers learned that a male entered the bank and demanded cash from the teller. The clerk surrendered an undisclosed amount of money and the suspect fled the business on foot. Detectives with the Tactical Robbery Unit responded to the scene and were able to capture photographs from the bank’s video surveillance system. They are releasing them to the public in hopes of getting the suspect identified. Shreveport Caddo Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward for information leading to the identification and arrest of the individual responsible for this crime. Please contact their organization at 318-673-7373, lockemup.org, or via their app P3Tips.

Police ask public’s help to identify robbery suspect Shreveport Police are seeking to identify an individual believed responsible for the robbery of a convenience store late last week. On October 19, 2018, just before midnight an armed subject entered the Valero gas station in the 8800 block of Jewella Avenue and demanded money from the clerk. The clerk surrendered an undisclosed amount of money and the suspect fled the scene on foot. Investigators with the Tactical Robbery Unit responded to the scene and were able to recover video evidence. Investigators were able to capture photos from the surveillance video and have released the images in hopes of getting this individual identified. Caddo Parish Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward for information leading to the identification and arrest of this individual. Contact them today at 318-673-7373, lockemup.org, or via their app, P3Tips.

Woman charged with murder of elderly man Shreveport Police detectives have charged a woman with Second Degree Murder following a late June homicide in west Shreveport. Back on June 24, 2018 shortly after 1:30 p.m., Shreveport Police patrol officers responded to the 2600 block of Waggoner Avenue in reference to a welfare concern. Arriving officers discovered 81-year-old Kenneth Miller, deceased inside his residence. Detectives with the Violent Crimes and Crime Scene Units responded to the scene and immediately launched their investigation. Crime scene investigators collected and processed evidence from the scene. Following a lengthy investigation, detectives charged 31-year-old Lakendra Wesley, of the 2600 block of Waggoner Avenue, with one count of Second Degree Murder. She is being held at Caddo Correctional Center without bond.

Police seek identity of robbery suspect Shreveport Police robbery detectives are asking the public’s help to identify a man believed responsible for the robbery of a local business late last week. On October 18, 2018, Shreveport Police patrol officers responded to the Dollar General department store in the 8900 block of Walker Road on reports of an armed robbery. Arriving officers learned that a man entered the business armed with a handgun and demanded money from the clerk. The clerk surrendered an undisclosed amount of money and fled the scene. Investigators with the Tactical Robbery Unit responded to the scene and launched their investigation. They were able to secure store video footage and provided photos extracted from the video to release to the public in hopes of getting this individual identified. Detectives are asking anyone with information to contact the Tactical Robbery Unit at 318-673-6955. Those who wish to remain anonymous can contact Shreveport Caddo Crime Stoppers at 318-673-7373, lockemup.org, or via their app, P3Tips.

Arrest made in domestic related stabbing Shreveport Police have arrested a man following a weekend domestic dispute turned stabbing. On October 14, 2018 just after 12:30 am, Shreveport Police Patrol Officers responded to the 2600 block of Greenwood Road at Willis Knighton North Hospital on reports of a stabbing. Arriving officers contacted Reeshetah Young, who was suffering from at least one non-life threatening stab wound to her upper body. Detectives with Shreveport Police Department’s Violent Crimes Unit responded to the scene and began their preliminary investigation. Following interviews with witnesses, investigators learned that Reeshetah and her husband, 42-year-old Kermit Young of the 2900 block of Lakehurst Avenue, engaged in a verbal dispute that turned physical. Kermit allegedly armed himself with a knife and cut Reeshetah on her shoulder and forearm. On October 17, 2018, Kermit Young surrendered himself to investigators and was subsequently booked into the Shreveport City Jail on one count of Aggravated Battery.

Man arrested in connection with armed robbery Shreveport Police detectives have jailed a man in connection with the late September robbery of a local hotel. On September 28, 2018, just before 7:30 a.m., Shreveport Police patrol officers responded to reports of an armed robbery in the 1400 block of East 70th Street at the Wyndham Hotel. Arriving officers learned that a black male suspect entered the business armed with handgun and demanded money from the clerk. The clerk surrendered an undisclosed amount of money and the suspect fled the business on foot. Investigators with Tactical Robbery Unit responded to the scene and launched an investigation. Through their ongoing inquiry, they were able to identify the individual they believed responsible as 24-year-old Trabillion Hawthorne, of the 1800 block of Hollywood Avenue. On October 16, 2018, investigators procured a warrant for Hawthorne charging him with one count of Armed Robbery with a Firearm. Bond was set at $100,000.00. He was taken into custody that day without incident. Hawthorne was booked into the Shreveport City Jail following interviews with investigators.

Man charged with Molestation of Juveniles Shreveport Police have a man in custody that they believe responsible for molesting at least two children. On September 27, 2018, Shreveport Police Sex Crimes Investigators launched an investigation into claims that 39-year-old Corey Jordan, of the 3200 block of Jackson Street, inappropriately touched and exposed himself to two juveniles. Through the course of the investigation, detectives were able to develop probable cause to charge Jordan with two counts of Molestation of Juveniles. Jordan was taken into custody on October 11, 2018, and is currently housed at the Caddo Parish Correctional Center. Jordan has prior charges of Aggravated Rape, Molestation of a Juvenile, Indecent Behavior with a Juvenile and Obscenity.

Police search for runaway Shreveport Police are searching for a missing teen believed runaway. On October 11, 2018, 14-year-old Tranica Dudley was reported missing by her family. She was last seen in the 4900 block of Dandridge Place wearing blue and white pajama pants and a black and green shirt. Dudley is described as a black female who stands 5’4” tall and weighs 145 pounds. She has brown eyes and her hair is styled in a bob. She is known to frequent an apartment complex in the 7200 block of Bernstein Avenue. Anyone with any information as to Dudley’s whereabouts is asked to contact Shreveport Police at 318-673-7020 or 318 673-7300 option #3.

October is Domestic Violence Awareness month Nationwide, 1 in 4 women and 1 in 7 men have suffered from severe domestic violence at the hands of an intimate partner. It is a basic human right to be free from violence and abuse. The Shreveport Police Department continues to work alongside the District Attorney’s office and other local organizations aimed at helping the victims of these assaults find safety, justice, and freedom from their attackers. If you or a loved one need help please reach by calling 318-673-7300 option #3. We have several partners that can also help: Caddo Parish District Attorney’s Office Victim Assistance Program - 318-226-5904 Caddo Parish Crime Victims Reparations Program 318-681-0870 Northwest Louisiana Family Justice Center - 318-584-7171 Legal Services - North Louisiana 318-222-7281 #loveshouldnthurt

Shreveport Police Chief Alan Crump held promotions yesterday at the Shreveport Police Complex. Please help us congratulate Lieutenant Gregory Washington and Sergeant Thomas Henry on their new leadership roles.

Police seek to identify car burglar Shreveport Police are asking the public’s help to identify a man who was captured on video burglarizing vehicles at an east Shreveport home. On September 24, 2018, Shreveport Police responded to reports of vehicle burglaries in the 8500 block of West Wilderness Way in east Shreveport. Officers made contact with the homeowner who advised that an individual had entered onto his property and burglarized an unsecured vehicle inside of his locked gate. The homeowner’s video surveillance system captured the burglary. Investigators recovered the video and are making portions of it available to the public in hopes of identifying the person(s) responsible for this crime. Those with information are asked to contact Shreveport Caddo Crime Stoppers at 318-673-7373, lockemup.org, or via their app P3Tips. Crime Stoppers is a private organization that pays cash reward for information leading to the identification and arrest of persons responsible for committing crimes.

Police arrest man and woman following shots fired incident Shreveport Police have filed additional charges against a man accused of firing shots outside of a west Shreveport home this weekend. On October 6, 2018, Shreveport Police patrol officers responded to reports of shots being fired outside of a home in the 3000 block of Syphon Street. Concerned citizens reported that a man was standing in the front yard of the residence firing shots from a handgun. Arriving officers detained the man believed responsible, 32-year-old Calvin Underwood of the 3000 block of Syphon Street. Officers searched the home and located Marijuana and an extended magazine hidden in the oven in the kitchen area of the residence. Officers believed that the weapon used in the incident was concealed within a vehicle parked in front of the residence but were not able to access the vehicle at that time. During their on-scene investigation officers learned that 32-year-old Winters Underwood also of the 3000 block of Syphon Street, allegedly hid the keys to the vehicle to prevent officers from searching the car and recovering the weapon used in the crime. Patrol officers contacted investigators with the Violent Crimes Bureau and detectives seized the vehicle and procured a search warrant. Patrol officers charged Calvin Underwood with Illegal Use of a weapon and Possession of Schedule 1 and booked him into the Shreveport City Jail. They also charged Winters Underwood with one count of Obstruction of Justice. On October 9, 2018, Investigators executed the search warrant and located the handgun believed used in the crime inside of the vehicle and added and charged Calvin Underwood with one count of Felon in Possession of a Firearm. Underwood has been arrested multiple times by Shreveport Police for Domestic Abuse Battery, property crimes offenses, and drug-related offenses. He is currently housed at Caddo Correctional Center.

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Police search for man accused of multiple armed robberies Shreveport Police are investigating an early morning business robbery in south Shreveport. On September 29, 2018, just after 7:00 a.m., Shreveport Police patrol officers responded to reports of a business robbery in the 9000 block of Mansfield Road at Big Lots Department Store. Arriving officers learned that a black male suspect armed with a handgun entered the business and demanded money from the clerk. The suspect fled the scene on foot after taking an undisclosed amount of money. Investigators with the Tactical Robbery Unit responded to the scene and from witness information and evidence gathered at the scene identified 30-year-old Christopher Sanders as the person they believe responsible for the robbery. Sanders has two outstanding Armed Robbery warrants and a theft warrant issued by Shreveport Police. Investigators are seeking Sanders whereabouts at this time. Shreveport Caddo Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward of $750.00 for information leading to Sanders arrest. Please contact their organization at 318-673-7373, lockemup.org, or via their app P3Tips. Crime Stoppers is a non-profit organization that pays cash reward for information leading to the identification and arrest of individuals responsible for crimes. Caddo Parish Crime Stoppers