LaSalle Parish Sheriff's Office

LaSalle Parish Homeland Security
05/27/2020

LaSalle Parish Homeland Security

**COVID-19 MOBILE TESTING SITES FOR LASALLE UPCOMING**

Mobile COVID-19 Testing Vans will be fanning across Central Louisiana to increase viral testing in our region.
The Region 6 Mobile Testing will occur between 8-11 a.m for the below locations.

Monday, 6/1/2020-Jena High School-243 East High School Dr Jena

Wednesday, 6/3/202-Nebo Elementary-300 Hwy 777 Jena

Friday, 6/5/2020-Fellowship Elementary 1650 Hwy 773-Trout

Tuesday, 6/9/2020-LaSalle Junior High-5960 Tannehill Drive Urania

Thursday, 6/11/2020-LaSalle High School-1460 Blake St Olla

Testing at the Exhibition Hall in Rapides Parish will continue on Tuesdays from 9-11 (note shorter hours) and at another site on Fridays (Pineville High School for May 29, June 5 and June 12 from 9-12).
All mobile testing locations and times are in our 211 system; residents of central Louisiana can call 211 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for information on COVID-19 or to find out where and when they can be tested

05/19/2020
UPDATE 5/15/20 @ 10:30 AM: JUVENILE HAS BEEN LOCATED.LPSO asks for your help in locating juvenile, Haley Brown (W/F 16 Y...
05/15/2020

UPDATE 5/15/20 @ 10:30 AM: JUVENILE HAS BEEN LOCATED.

LPSO asks for your help in locating juvenile, Haley Brown (W/F 16 Y/O) blonde hair, brown eyes, approx 5’4”, 120 lbs. She was last seen around noon yesterday (5/14/20) leaving her house in Jena. She was wearing a white shirt and black shorts. Please call 992-2151 if you have any information about her whereabouts.

LPSO is saving lives today!! Come give blood behind the Courthouse until 4:00 pm this evening!
05/13/2020

LPSO is saving lives today!! Come give blood behind the Courthouse until 4:00 pm this evening!

05/07/2020
Update:  He has been located.  Thanks for your help. LPSO is asking for your help in locating 16 Y/O Levi Perrin (DOB 05...
05/03/2020

Update: He has been located. Thanks for your help.

LPSO is asking for your help in locating 16 Y/O Levi Perrin (DOB 05/15/2003, approx. 6’ tall, 265 lb., brown hair and blue eyes). Levi was last seen during the early morning hours of this morning (05/03/2020, around 1:00am). He was a wearing green short-sleeve Southern Warehouse t-shirt and a ball cap. He may be headed in the direction of Monroe, La. Please call 992-2151 if you have any information on his whereabouts.

Meteorologist Nick Mikulas
04/29/2020

Meteorologist Nick Mikulas

I’ve waited long enough, and it seems like radar, and short range models are all on the same page. I’m even going as far as posting an image from a model generated radar at 4:00 AM, because it seems like a pretty good idea on the position of the squall line at that point. This line should enter our northern parishes around 1:00-2:00 AM, approach Alexandria and Pineville around 3:00-4:00 AM, and exit the area, and head toward I-10 around 6:00 AM. A slight to enhanced risk for severe weather remains in place through early tomorrow morning. The main threat is damaging wind, but an isolated tornado, and isolated severe hail in excess of 1 inch in diameter is possible. This will be a quick hit, lasting maybe an hour or two. The worst of it will last 20-30 minutes, but it could be pretty eventful. I’ll add my disclaimer that I’m not a dependable source for warnings. Just because I’m not mentioning it for your area doesn’t mean it isn’t happening. I’m one man, and I enjoy sleep. That being said, thunder will wake me up fairly quickly, and I’ll update when that happens. I’m always good for the pregame updates, but don’t depend on me for warnings. KALB will be all over that!

Meteorologist Nick Mikulas
04/28/2020

Meteorologist Nick Mikulas

Models are coming together on a threat for storms Tuesday afternoon. I’m about to watch a show with my wife, so this is just a heads up. I’ll have a full update in the morning, but I wanted to at least mention there could be a few loud storms tomorrow afternoon. I’ll update around 9:00-10:00 AM. This is noteworthy because these storms would be ahead of the main severe threat that would be most likely after midnight.

Meteorologist Nick Mikulas
04/25/2020

Meteorologist Nick Mikulas

The area highlighted is being monitored for a potential watch. As of now, there’s a 60% chance I’d watch issuance. I’m not sure if it would be a severe thunderstorm or tornado watch, but it’s something to keep an eye on. I still think storms should dissipate as they get close to central Louisiana, but it’s something to keep an eye on this evening.

Meteorologist Nick Mikulas
04/10/2020

Meteorologist Nick Mikulas

The severe threat for the weekend, and especially Easter Sunday continues to look quite impressive. I’ll take you through the timing and what is possible, though details on this type of event can be the difference in widespread severe weather, and not much at all. I’m definitely leaning toward the widespread severe, but with the experience to know these things don’t always live up to their potential. That being said, this has once a year type potential, so you need to respect the possibility that we could see some intense severe weather on Sunday.

I’ll start with a direct quote from the SPC outlook for Sunday. They have already issued a rare, level 4 of 5 moderate risk for Sunday, and here is their brief summary….

“ An outbreak of severe thunderstorms appears likely Sunday into
Sunday night, with the greatest threat expected from Louisiana
east-northeastward through much of the Southeast and Tennessee
Valley. Strong, long-tracked tornadoes and potentially widespread
damaging wind are possible.”

So they aren’t holding back. The facts of this potential event are there will be high end wind shear, instability, and a very strong upper level feature to act on those parameters. Those large scale pieces are obvious, and consistent on each model. The questions surround the details. Every thunderstorm that develops modifies, or changes the airmass around it. So if we end up seeing a few strong storms early Sunday morning, that may disrupt the instability in some areas, causing weaker thunderstorms as the main storm approaches. They could also lay down small scale boundaries that enhance wind shear, and create more spin for storms. Those details don’t reveal themselves until things are happening, so we need to prepare for the high end potential, and of course hope for some sort of disruption of what could be a widespread, and major severe weather event across the Deep South.

Saturday into Saturday night…

This is our transition time, as moisture returns to the area. It will go from kind of pleasant, to nasty humid by late Saturday night as the warm front moves through. Along, and ahead of the warm front, some strong storms are possible, but the main threat there will be hail, and it’s a fairly low threat. SPC has us in a marginal risk, but this is just kind of setting the table for Sunday.

Sunday from 7:00 AM to 3:00 PM…

Small timing discrepancies remain, but models universally agree on severe parameters being about as impressive as they get. I could nitpick a little bit, but wind shear, instability, and forcing to generate thunderstorms are all on the high end of what we see down here. As I said above, it all comes down to smaller scale storm interactions, and things we can’t pin down just yet to see if this will end up being

Glen D. Womack, State Senator, District 32
04/10/2020

Glen D. Womack, State Senator, District 32

SOCIAL DISTANCING IS STILL PRODUCING THE MOST EFFECTIVE RESULTS IN SAVING LIVES!!

Louisiana Workforce Development Area 60
03/26/2020

Louisiana Workforce Development Area 60

Call one of the numbers below . Workforce Professionals will be able to assist you with unemployment Insurance claims, questions etc...

‼️FOR THE SAFETY AND HEALTH OF EMPLOYEES, LASALLE PARISH SHERIFF’S OFFICE IS CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC‼️Please read further f...
03/23/2020
Pay Tickets Online - Jena, Louisiana, LaSalle Parish Sheriff's Office

‼️FOR THE SAFETY AND HEALTH OF EMPLOYEES, LASALLE PARISH SHERIFF’S OFFICE IS CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC‼️

Please read further for information pertaining to tax and fine payments...

To pay taxes by mail, send them to:
LPSO Tax Collector
PO Box 70
Jena, LA 71342

To pay taxes by phone, call:
318-992-7353
318-992-5334
318-992-7360
Phone payments will be accepted between the hours of 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM ONLY.

You may also leave a message at any time, Monday through Friday, to have your call returned the next business day.

Fine payments and traffic tickets may be paid by calling:
1-877-793-7141
Or by accessing our payment website:
www.lasallesopayments.com

As always call 911 for emergencies. For critical, non-emergency, call 318-992-2151.

LaSalle Parish Sheriff's Office, Jena, Louisiana Online ticket payment portal. Traffic, parking, speeding, and most other tickets and court payments can be paid online here.

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03/23/2020
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03/22/2020
Governor John Bel Edwards

Governor John Bel Edwards

Today, Gov. Edwards will hold a media briefing about Louisiana’s response to COVID-19 at 2 p.m. As of 9:30 a.m. on Sunday, March 22, there were 837 confirmed cases of coronavirus in Louisiana, with 20 deaths. #lagov #COVID19

03/20/2020

If you need to report a crime or need assistance from LPSO, please call our main dispatch line at 318-992-2151 from your residence or wherever you need assistance.

Actually coming to the public courthouse to contact a deputy is not necessary and is discouraged as a precaution due to the COVID-19 concerns. The LaSalle Parish Police Jury has put a strict admittance policy in place pertaining to entrance of the courthouse.

03/18/2020
Louisiana Doctor: Most of us will become infected

Louisiana Doctor: Most of us will become infected

Dr. Catherine O'Neal of Our Lady of the Lake hospital said that "most of us will become infected" but emphasized that most would have little to no symptoms.

Governor John Bel Edwards
03/16/2020

Governor John Bel Edwards

Today, I am taking additional measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19 by further limiting gatherings to fewer than 50 people, closing casinos, bars & movie theaters and limiting restaurants to delivery and drive-through orders only. These changes are effective statewide at midnight. Operations may be able to resume on April 13, however, the situation will be reevaluated seven days prior.

More aggressive steps are necessary to fight the spread of COVID-19 across Louisiana. These limitations were difficult to make, but they are necessary to slow the spread of COVID-19, protect the health of Louisianans and flatten the curve. What we’re learning is that it can take two weeks for symptoms to appear. We believe we are still unearthing community spread that’s been around for the past several weeks, which means it is a statewide problem that requires statewide solutions.

In addition to meeting with Sen. Bill Cassidy this morning, I was also on a call with President Trump and Vice President Mike Pence that lasted more than an hour and they were very clear that we must activate our state plan to slow the progress of COVID-19 before there is more community spread. Action must be taken now, even in areas where there are no confirmed cases yet.

📰: https://gov.louisiana.gov/index.cfm/newsroom/detail/2411

03/05/2020

There will be an oilfield control burn this afternoon in the Eden area near Hwy 774, Hwy 8, and the Gator Hole. If you see a large flare in this area, do not be alarmed. This could last from a couple hours, or on through the night.

💥 CLASS IS TODAY STARTING AT 10:00 a.m.💥
02/20/2020

💥 CLASS IS TODAY STARTING AT 10:00 a.m.💥

💥 TODAY AT 10:00 am 💥
⛅️ 🌧 🌪 STORM SPOTTER TRAINING COMING TO LASALLE PARISH - February 20th ⛅️ 🌧 🌪
In the LaSalle Parish Police Jury Meeting Room Thursday,
👉February 20, 2020 -
👉10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
You'll learn:
✔️Basics of thunderstorm development
✔️Fundamentals of storm structure
✔️Identifying potential severe weather features
✔️Information to report
✔️How to report information
✔️Basic severe weather safety

⛅️ 🌧 🌪 STORM SPOTTER TRAINING COMING TO LASALLE PARISH - February 20th ⛅️ 🌧 🌪 In the LaSalle Parish Police Jury Meeting ...
02/18/2020

⛅️ 🌧 🌪 STORM SPOTTER TRAINING COMING TO LASALLE PARISH - February 20th ⛅️ 🌧 🌪
In the LaSalle Parish Police Jury Meeting Room Thursday,
👉February 20, 2020 -
👉10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
You'll learn:
✔️Basics of thunderstorm development
✔️Fundamentals of storm structure
✔️Identifying potential severe weather features
✔️Information to report
✔️How to report information
✔️Basic severe weather safety

📞If Interested in participating in this training, please contact Dana Chapman at 318-992-0673.📞

Meteorologist Nick Mikulas
02/10/2020

Meteorologist Nick Mikulas

Not a big surprise here, but a flood watch is now in effect for the northern half of the area except for Concordia Parish. Here are the details from the National Weather Service. I’ll have an update on the severe threat later this evening.

.FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM MONDAY MORNING THROUGH
WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON...

The National Weather Service in Shreveport has issued a

* Flash Flood Watch for portions of Arkansas, Louisiana, and
Texas, including the following areas, in Arkansas, Columbia
and Union. In Louisiana, Bienville, Bossier, Caddo, Caldwell,
Claiborne, De Soto, Grant, Jackson, La Salle, Lincoln,
Natchitoches, Ouachita, Red River, Sabine, Union, Webster, and
Winn. In Texas, Angelina, Cherokee, Gregg, Harrison, Marion,
Nacogdoches, Panola, Rusk, Sabine, San Augustine, and Shelby.

* From Monday morning through Wednesday afternoon

* A cold front will slowly shift southeast into East Texas,
Southcentral Arkansas, and North Louisiana Monday and Monday
night, before drifting south of the area by early Tuesday
morning. Ample moisture and upper level disturbances will
interact with the front and result in showers and embedded
thunderstorms containing locally heavy rainfall to develop and
move over these areas.

* Widespread rainfall amounts of three to in excess of six inches,
with isolated higher amounts, are expected across the watch area
through Wednesday afternoon. Given the already saturated grounds
due to above normal rainfall observed since January, this
additional rainfall will quickly runoff, resulting in an
increased flash flood threat.

Earlier in the evening, this hat was left behind by a suspect in a pursuit on Hatcher Road. If you can identify the driv...
02/08/2020

Earlier in the evening, this hat was left behind by a suspect in a pursuit on Hatcher Road. If you can identify the driver, who is the owner of this hat, please contact LPSO at 992-2151. If you are the owner of this hat, you may claim it, along with your citation, at LPSO!

LaSalle Parish Homeland Security
02/03/2020

LaSalle Parish Homeland Security

⛅️ 🌧 🌪 STORM SPOTTER TRAINING COMING TO LASALLE PARISH - February 20th ⛅️ 🌧 🌪
The National Weather Service of Shreveport will be hosting a FREE Storm Spotter Training for LaSalle Parish Citizens and First Responders in the LaSalle Parish Police Jury Meeting Room Thursday,
👉February 20, 2020 -
👉10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
You'll learn:
✔️Basics of thunderstorm development
✔️Fundamentals of storm structure
✔️Identifying potential severe weather features
✔️Information to report
✔️How to report information
✔️Basic severe weather safety

📞If Interested in participating in this training, please contact Dana Chapman at 318-992-0673.📞

Meteorologist Nick Mikulas
01/22/2020

Meteorologist Nick Mikulas

I’ve spent entirely too much time thinking about this whole, will it, won’t it snow thing. I mean, chances are, it won’t. But there’s enough hope there, that I just can’t not talk about it. So here I go again. I even went so far as to get a little photo editing app, and made an admittedly rudimentary drawing of what I think might happen, complete with a sad picture of my daughter from about 14 years ago for those in the 0-1% zone. That map is showing you your chance for flakes, and as you can see, areas near Shreveport have the best chance to see a little winter fun.

The forecast pretty much remains the same as last night. Moisture is overspreading west Texas as I type, with mostly light rain falling from what I can see out that way. As this system moves quickly to the east overnight, it will encounter cooler, and drier air. That means snow is likely for areas like Oklahoma, Arkansas, Kansas, and Missouri. There’s actually a winter weather advisory all the way down to the Red River in Oklahoma, and southwest Arkansas for minor snow and ice accumulations. That’s as far south as accumulations are likely to occur, but with that incredibly dry air in the lowest 10000 feet of the atmosphere, and because moisture falling through dry air cools it off, I still can’t rule out some snow flurries, or even a few bursts of light snow, especially near the Texas border. Again, refer to the map for local chances. I’m still holding about a 10% chance in Alexandria, and our most likely time would be from 8:00-11:00 AM. Before that, it’s too dry, and after that, it’ll be too warm. In that brief window, it’s possible that everything comes together perfectly, and we see like 37 flakes of snow. If you are in Vernon or Sabine Parish, you hold the highest chance in the local area to see some flurries, or a few sleet pellets. Roads should be fine as we will be near, or just above freezing at ground level, and will warm quickly (to like 40) by late morning.

So if you happen to be heading to Shreveport, or especially Texarkana early tomorrow, you may get lucky/unlucky depending on your opinion of winter weather. I’m thankful this one won’t be in the middle of the night so I don’t endure another sleepless night in my car like last year’s non event, watching rain and 37 degrees as my friends text me and ask when the snow is going to start after I’ve come to the realization it won’t. I’ve already come to that realization on this one, but hey, there’s a chance, and it won’t interrupt my sleep, so I’m all good. Beyond that, it looks like a rainy Wednesday afternoon through Thursday with 1/2 to 2 inches likely. Severe weather isn’t in the cards this time, and I’m guessing I’ll hear zero complaints about that. Hopefully I wake up tomorrow with good news approaching, and pictures of “surprise snow” starting near Toledo Bend!

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Why is Walmart in Jena not limiting customers in the store like the other Walmart’s are? I realize I’m was there, by myself, but if it wasn’t for shopping for my 84 year old in laws I wouldn’t have been. It looks like a typical Friday afternoon in Jena. No attempts at social distancing. People standing around talking, infants in buggies with both mom & dad present, people just walking up on you, plus the elderly who really shouldn’t be in here. This is why the governors mandate should be strengthened or the curve will never flatten. People need to wake up & take this seriously. Doctors, nurses, paramedics/EMTs, CNAs, housekeepers are risking their lives to take care of you.
Please clarify: there are statements being made by the public that if we are out working after hours that we need documentation on person stating we are essential employees. Is this fact or rumor?
Need a Hunter Education Certification Course? Sign up now on the LDWF website. The next one in Jena is Feb 21, 5pm-9pm and Feb 22, 8am-3pm. You must attend both days. The classroom is located on the backside of the courthouse through the double doors on the left.
Hello LaSalle Parish Sheriff's office, I was just wondering why the electricity is out.
Do you know why the electricity out?
Is the Burn Ban still in effect?
Is it safe to burn in a fire pit
Are att phones still down out there
LaSalle Parish - Register NOW for the upcoming Hunter Education Certification course in Jena. The course is Sept 4 and 5 from 5:30pm-9:30pm And Sept 6 from 5:30pm-8:30pm. It is located in the LSU 4-H Ext room at the rear of the courthouse.
Need to take a Hunter Education Certification Course in LaSalle Parish? Register now.
Scott, I just want ya to pass a thank you on to the young deputy, that came down and helped get the truck driver turned back around, at the dead end of old Hwy 125 (Fullerton St), in Tullos. He was very professional and wouldn’t let me help, after he saw I was on a cane and found out that I just had rotator cuff surgery, a few weeks ago. You always hear about the bad, but not the good. This young deputy, did a great job, and just wanna thank him. I didn’t catch his name. Call would have been close to 10pm, tonight, if you can check a log book, or something, and find out who he is, and thank him. Thank ya, Scott for you office and deputies.