Hart said they have been actively pursuing code enforcement violations for several years, but “it’s just something that has come to the forefront of the current city administration. The mayor and the city council have put a push on code enforcement.” He said the Vivian Police Department has “kind of taken the lead in that.
Deputy Downey with the Northwest Louisiana Family Justice Center appreciated Smith’s generosity and effort to help the victims of domestic violence. She says domestic violence is a silent crime, and Smith’s “Drop a Bear, Show You Care” campaign will help bring awareness to it.
Last Monday, Jan. 16, 34-year-old Omega Zayun Edwards of 3828 Milton St. in Shreveport discharged her .380 handgun four times in her front yard, where shell casings were recovered. She got into her black Toyota Camry and drove around the block to threaten the neighbors because their dog had jumped the fence.
Shreveport police officers made contact with the complainant, who said he was in a verbal altercation with his girlfriend, 63-year-old Patricia Ann Coleman, that turned physical when Coleman threw some boiling water onto his body, resulting in second-degree burns to his torso area.
The officer tried executing a traffic stop with lights and sirens, but Smith failed to comply and allegedly took flight, intentionally running through a stop sign at Earl and Linwood Avenue and running the red light at Linwood and Corbitt Street..
Dakotha Raeshon Stafford, 23, of 3020 Colquitt Road in Shreveport was identified after the card was used at a past place of employment by the manager after reviewing video surveillance. Shreveport police officers went to Stafford’s residence to arrest her.
“This device has been in the market here in the U.S. since 2011. Before this device, we didn’t have anything like it to treat aneurysms,” said Dr. Hugo Cuellar, a neurointerventional and interventional radiologist at LSU Health Science Center in Shreveport who has used the device many times locally.