Message from Sheriff Mike Stone
We at your Sheriff’s Office are constantly striving to improve our ability to keep you, the citizens, informed and up to date with all aspects of the Sheriff’s Office. We are most grateful that you have visited this page and we encourage you to also download our Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Office App for Android and iPhone users as well.
This web page and the APP will include pertinent information regarding our Office and the many Divisions available to serve you, the citizens of Lincoln Parish. This site will also provide you the opportunity to submit tips (written and photo) to help solve or prevent crime in our Parish. Among the features you will find the ability to sign up for additional residential patrols while on vacation, request neighborhood watch information, track inmate information, and pay your taxes and fines on line. You may also enroll yourself or a loved one in the “How ‘R’ You?” program which monitors our senior citizen’s well-being with a phone call every day. In addition you can learn about our victim assistance program, receive amber alerts and find out about potential employment opportunities with our Office.
These are just a few of the many ways to stay informed with our Office, and we encourage you to please let us know how we might better inform and serve you in the future.
I, along with all our Deputies, want to assure you that we will continually strive to provide you with the professional and efficient law enforcement you deserve. Our mission is to contribute to our community by dedicating ourselves to protecting lives and property in partnership with you, the citizens we serve. We strive to encourage mutual respect and innovative problem solving while preserving the public peace with the highest ethical standards, thereby improving the quality of life in Lincoln Parish. We stand ready and committed to serving you.
Sheriff Mike Stone
A Ouachita Parish man has been arrested for multiple counts of simple burglary. The burglaries occurred in Richland Parish, Ouachita Parish and most recently in Lincoln Parish, at Cranford’s Northside.
The suspect, Richard Wayne Craig of 217 Washington Street in Monroe, gained entry to the businesses and took petty cash and cigarettes. Detectives from all three parishes worked the cases simultaneously and eventually served a search warrant at Craig’s residence on Thursday April 5th. As a result of this search, detectives were able to recover items taken in the Crawford’s burglary. Craig was taken into custody and is currently housed at the Ouachita Parish Correctional Center where he is charged with five counts of simple burglary and one count of attempted simple burglary. The investigation is continuing and more charges are expected. The detectives from all three parishes did a great job working on this case. As a result of them working together and sharing information they were able make an arrest in a timely manner.
Chief Criminal Deputy
Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Office