Suspects in Dollar General robberies named
WASHINGTON PARISH, La. – The Washington Parish Sheriff’s Office (WPSO) has named the suspects in thefts at local Dollar General stores. The suspects, both with warrants for their arrest, are as follows: Adaryl Dashawn Bickham (born 07/13/1994), Franklinton area resident. Tyrais Robinson (born 03/12/1996), Franklinton area resident. “Detective [Russell] Walker, a seasoned investigator with the […] The post Suspects in Dollar General robberies named appeared first on The Bogalusa Daily News.
Washington Parish Sheriff’s Office seeks public assistance in identifying retail theft suspect
FRANKLINTON, La. – On September 23, 2023, the Washington Parish Sheriff’s Office launched an investigation into a retail theft incident that occurred at the Dollar General store located in Franklinton, Louisiana. Detectives are actively seeking the public’s help in identifying and locating the suspect responsible for this crime. According to the preliminary investigation, an unidentified […] The post Washington Parish Sheriff’s Office seeks public assistance in identifying retail theft suspect appeared first on The Bogalusa Daily News.
Early Voting starts tomorrow for Louisiana
WASHINGTON PARISH, La. – Early voting for the October 14 election begins tomorrow across Louisiana. Any registered voter is allowed to early vote. You must vote in the area in which you are registered. Check your registration here. The early voting period will be Saturday, Sept. 30 until Oct....
Deputies apprehend suspect following pursuit, recovery of stolen firearm
Washington Parish, LA - On September 22, 2023, at approximately 0036 hours, Deputy First Class Randall Garcia of the Washington Parish Sheriff's Office (WPSO) displayed exceptional dedication to duty and expertise during a criminal patrol that led to the apprehension of a suspect and the recovery of a stolen firearm.
Weekly Safety Report: Rescued from Submerged Vehicle, Former Officer Faces DUI Charges in Franklinton, Louisiana
Two incidents occurred in Franklinton, Louisiana this week. In the first incident, three law officers from the Franklinton PD and Washington Parish saved two individuals from a submerged vehicle. The officers responded to a dispatch of a car overturned in water and successfully rescued the trapped occupants. In the second incident, a former Franklinton police officer, Leonard Holloway, is facing charges for a DUI crash that occurred over Easter weekend. Holloway allegedly crashed head-on, injuring Seth Klaare on Highway 1078 in Folsom. Charges are also possible for Holloway's wife, a St. Tammany Sheriff's deputy, and a retired trooper, Brett Dupree.
Louisiana High School Football Schedule, Live Streams in Washington Parish This Week
Want to know how to watch high school football matchups in Washington Parish, Louisiana this week? We have what you need here. Follow High School Football this season on the NFHS Network! Keep tabs on your family or alma mater and tune in!. Other Games in Louisiana This Week. Washington...
Law Enforcement Officers Conduct Daring Rescue in Recent Accident
On the evening of September 13, 2023, a group of law enforcement officers displayed exceptional courage and commitment during a severe automobile accident, resulting in the successful rescue of two individuals. Washington Parish Sheriff’s Office (WPSO) Sergeant John O’Hern, Franklinton Police Department (FPD) Officer Johnathan Leche, and Sergeant Larry Johnson’s swift and decisive actions demonstrated […] The post Law Enforcement Officers Conduct Daring Rescue in Recent Accident appeared first on The Bogalusa Daily News.
Washington Parish Fair Lineup
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WPSO Investigation Leads to Arrest of Former Correction Deputy
The Washington Parish Sheriff’s Office (WPSO) has acted upon the findings of an internal investigation, resulting in the arrest of a former corrections deputy on charges of misconduct in office. In early September, the WPSO initiated an internal investigation based on suspicions of potential wrongdoing in the office involving a corrections officer. The investigation was […] The post WPSO Investigation Leads to Arrest of Former Correction Deputy appeared first on The Bogalusa Daily News.
Washington Parish Fair Schedule
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Franklinton PD officers, Washington deputy save 2 from submerged vehicle
Three law officers in Washington Parish are being praised for their quick action to save two lives in what the sheriff’s office calls a “heart-pounding incident” Wednesday night.
Fatal crash claims life of Mississippi man in Washington Parish
A car crash claimed the life of a Mississippi man on Wednesday, Sept. 13.
Driver dies following single-vehicle crash in Washington Parish Wednesday night
FRANKLINTON---Last night, shortly before 8:00 p.m., Troopers from Louisiana State Police Troop L began investigating a single-vehicle fatal crash on LA Hwy 10 near LA Hwy 25 in Washington Parish. The crash claimed the life of 44-year-old Bobby Harriel of Ruth, Mississippi. The initial investigation revealed the crash occurred as...
George Smith, Jr.
And a resident of the Pine Community passed away Tuesday afternoon September 12, 2023 at Riverside Medical Center. He was born in New Orleans, on October 15, 1942 and was a longtime resident of Lafitte. George has lived in Washington Parish since 1978 and was retired after a long career as an off-shore electrician with Chevron. He was a veteran of the United States Army, working with Military Police, ending the service to his country with the rank of Corporal. George was a former longtime active member of the Moose Lodge and he enjoyed camping and especially fishing. He had horses for several years and enjoyed trail riding. George often kept a long white beard which allowed him to play the role of Santa Claus many times, an activity that he loved to share with the children each Christmas season. He had a special place in his heart for his pet dog Misty.
Trash fire burns in Washington Parish
WASHINGTON PARISH, La. — Crews in Washington Parish responded to a large, unattended trash fire. This comes as the state remains under a burn ban due to hot and dry conditions. Three different crews came to the scene to extinguish that fire in Washington Parish, providing lighting, water, and...
Former correction deputy arrested in Washington Parish
WASHINGTON PARISH, La. — Washington Parish- The Washington Parish Sheriff's Office (WPSO) arrested a former corrections deputy on charges of malfeasance in office. In early September, the WPSO launched an internal investigation following suspicions of possible malfeasance in office by one of its corrections officers. The investigation was conducted carefully and systematically, leading to the arrest of 48-year-old Buffy Riley, a resident of Bogalusa.
Washington Parish crews contain large fire that prompted some evacuations
WASHINGTON PARISH, La. — Washington Parish Fire District 6 fought a fire on Lon Miley Road Monday afternoon. According to the district's Facebook page, units could see a large column of smoke coming from the area, and had dispatch page out mutual aid from other departments and Louisiana Forestry Department. Fire crews found approximately five acres of forest with high flame intensity and rapid fire spread. The fire is now under control, and is under investigation. As a reminder the state of Louisiana is still under a burn ban.
Washington Parish School Board approves payment of stipend for employees
The Washington Parish School Board convened a special meeting on Sept. 5, 2023, with the primary agenda item being the discussion and action regarding the disbursement of a one-time stipend. This stipend, totaling $2000 for certified positions and $1000 for support positions, was allocated during the 2023 Regular Session of the Louisiana Legislature. Dana Knight, […] The post Washington Parish School Board approves payment of stipend for employees appeared first on The Bogalusa Daily News.