LPSO to Begin Dumpster Patrols

For the next six months at least, Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Office (LPSO) deputies will begin patrolling the parish’s trash dumpsters in unmarked cars, in an effort to control problems with scavenging and out-of-parish dumping. The Lincoln Parish Police Jury (LPPJ) Solid Waste & Recycling Committee voted unanimously at last night’s meeting to approve a plan presented by LPSO Investigations & Patrol Commander Stephen Williams.

Taxpayers, however will be dinged to pay for the deputy patrols, up to a maximum of $1,200/week. Vehicle expenses will not be billed.

See here the proposal.

Williams said that Saturday and Sunday evenings were the prime times for problems. “The sheriff’s office is not looking to make any money off of this,” he said. He added that revenues from tickets should defray the cost of the patrols.

Williams said that the fines run from $400 to $600 per ticket, and that he had spoken with the Assistant District Attorney Laurie James, who promised cooperation.

The patrols are expected to begin within the next couple of weeks, Williams told Lincoln Parish News Online.

The committee also renewed for two more years the contract with Crochet Equipment Company to operate a woodwaste disposal facility at the Lincoln Parish Landfill. The original contract had a clause that would allow the jury to buy the equipment if it so choose, which it did not.

See here the contract.

The full jury passed a resolution and had a moment of silence to remember former juror Annie Brown, who died on July 5. Brown served on the jury for twelve years, from 2000 to 2012.

See here the resolution.

5 Responses to “LPSO to Begin Dumpster Patrols”

  1. D'arbonne Says:

    Gentlemen, were all Jurors present for this meeting ? Thank you.

  2. D'arbonne Says:

    The Target store thing isn’t impossible:


  3. Anonymous Says:

    The Target design should be styled like the Dallas Texas stores. We seem to not ever get the cream of the crop. Low rated merchandise and poor selection.

  4. LPDOG Says:

    All jurors were present

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