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Feb26

Deputy and 11-year-old boy become friends after chance meeting at Mardi Gras parade

  St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Deputy First Class Ed Stone has a new best friend. Deputy Ed met 11-year-old Jacob at the Folsom Mardi Gras parade, and an instant friendship was made. “He’s been my best friend since I met him at the parade that day,” Jacob said, the grin on his face lighting up the room as he urged his new friend to come with him as he explored…
Feb23

Jail bookings Feb. 16-22

The parish jail bookings from last week are now available. Please click here to download the pdf fi
Feb20

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Men involved in pharmacy burglaries arrested after traffic stop on I-12 https://t.co/zJjyQdQ4Xc

Feb20

Men involved in pharmacy burglaries arrested after traffic stop on I-12

  The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office arrested three men over the weekend for various drug charges. They are believed to responsible for several burglaries that occurred at pharmacies in Covington, Slidell, Madisonville and Hammond. St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Deputy Matthew Parker conducted a traffic stop on the men’s vehicle after he observed it make an illegal lane change on Interstate 12 at approximately 10:30 p.m. Sunday. During the traffic…
Feb20

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Detectives looking for individual who fired gunshots in Slidell-area neighborhood https://t.co/J3gFbyhNET

Feb20

Detectives looking for individual who fired gunshots in Slidell-area neighborhood

Shortly after 10 p.m. Mardi Gras day, St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to Barbara Drive in the Slidell area, after a resident reported possible gunshots near his home. The reporting individual told deputies that he was inside his residence when he heard what sounded like multiple gunshots outside. He told the deputies when he looked out his window, he saw what appeared to be an older-model vehicle slowly…
Feb19

Deputies locate and help rescue lost hunters in Wildlife Refuge

St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies used the agency’s helicopter to locate and help rescue two Franklinton men who went missing in the Bogue Chitto National Wildlife Refuge while hog hunting Wednesday. At approximately 7 p.m. Wednesday, the Pearl County Sheriff’s Office (Mississippi) notified the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office about the two hunters that were lost in the wildlife refuge. The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office helicopter responded to the…
Feb16

Jail bookings Feb. 9-15

The parish jail bookings from last week are now available. Please click here to download the pdf file.
Feb11

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Three juveniles arrested for burglarizing vehicles https://t.co/ZHU9O0oUX1

Feb11

Three juveniles arrested for burglarizing vehicles

On Thursday, February 05, 2015, detectives with the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division arrested three male juveniles for several vehicle burglaries and thefts from the Tammany Hills area of Covington. During the investigation several cell phones and a stolen firearm were recovered. The juveniles confessed to the burglaries and thefts. Two were released back to the custody of their legal guardian and one was booked into the…
Feb10

Jail bookings Feb. 2 to Feb. 8

The parish jail bookings from last week are now available. Please click here to download the pdf file.
Feb09

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Lacombe man arrested for felony carnal knowledge of juvenile https://t.co/aTicwvGyto

Feb09

Lacombe man arrested for felony carnal knowledge of juvenile

A 47-year-old Lacombe area man has been arrested after he was caught having sex with a 16-year-old girl. A Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries agent was patrolling the Lake Road Boat Launch at approximately 10:40 p.m. Sunday when he discovered Clint Woods (DOB 11/02/1967; 60281 South Oak Lawn, Lacombe) in his pickup truck with the underage girl. Deputies responded to the scene and Sheriff’s office investigators were called out to investigate…
Feb03

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Covington area man arrested for cyberstalking https://t.co/Tah41LxvZc

Feb03

Covington area man arrested for cyberstalking

A Covington area man is in jail after sending numerous text messages to his estranged pregnant girlfriend and his mother, threatening to kill them and other family members as well as himself. With few leads concerning the man’s whereabouts, members of the St. Tammany Parish Street Crimes Unit and detectives with the Persons Crimes division located and arrested this potentially dangerous individual over the weekend and took him off the…
Feb03

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Sheriff Strain warns residents of new phone scam https://t.co/3Loxt0rrF0

Feb03

Sheriff Strain warns residents of new phone scam

A new phone scam targeting the elderly has been reported to the Sheriff’s office by various residents over the past few days. The basic technique of the caller is similar to other scams we’ve reported recently.  The caller makes some sort of threat against the person answering the phone and demands a cash payment to resolve the problem. In this latest scam, the recipient of the call is told that…
Feb02

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#STPSO deputies are looking for a man wanted for shooting another man in the leg Sunday afternoon. https://t.co/cVNTpb4dt0

Feb02

Man wanted for attempted murder

St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s deputies are looking for a man wanted for shooting another man in the leg Sunday afternoon. A warrant for attempted second-degree murder has been issued for Bonifilio Perez (Hispanic/Male; DOB 11/17/1971). His last known address was 913 North Pine Street, Slidell. At approximately 2:20 p.m. Sunday, a witness called 911 to report a person being shot at the soccer fields in the 1700 block of Sullivan…
Feb02

Jail bookings Jan. 26 to Feb. 1

The parish jail bookings from last week are now available. Please click here to download the pdf file.
Jan29

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2 arrested for burglarizing vehicles in Thompson Road area https://t.co/EFo1Y6whAu Think you're a victim? Call Sgt. Beech 985-726-7850

Jan29

Two arrested for burglarizing vehicles in the Thompson Road area

St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s detectives have arrested two Slidell-area teens whom they believe burglarized more than 20 vehicles over the past week. Justin Warren (DOB 12/09/1996; 2214 Robin Street, Slidell) was booked into the St. Tammany Parish Jail, and a 14-year-old was booked into the Florida Parishes Juvenile Detention Center, both on simple burglary charges. The two confessed to burglarizing more than 20 vehicles in the Thompson Road area of…
Jan29

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#SheriffStrain asking anyone that used ATMs at banks Covington&Slidell on/around Jan. 23 to check their accounts. https://t.co/6jbpMbbkkd

Jan29

Local bank accounts hacked after “skimmers” installed on ATM machines

Sheriff Jack Strain is asking anyone that used ATMs at bank locations in Covington and Slidell on or around Friday January 23, 2015, to check their accounts. Members of a Middle Eastern/Armenian interstate crime ring that operates across the United States installed “skimmers” on Whitney and Resource Bank ATMs on Friday morning, January 23rd. They were removed on Friday night, approximately 12 hours later. The skimmers were specific to the…
Jan28

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Sheriff’s office receives high marks on annual independent audit https://t.co/shFiPzOzaX

Jan28

Sheriff’s office receives high marks on annual independent audit

The results of an exhaustive external audit of the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s office’s 2014 financial statements are complete, and the auditor’s findings paint an excellent picture of the agency’s financial practices. Louisiana law requires all Sheriff’s offices to have an audit conducted annually by an external auditing agency representing the Louisiana Legislative Auditor. In an effort to change auditors periodically, a new accounting firm was retained to perform the…
Jan27

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Hunter found alive in woods https://t.co/z4zT3Rg9Uk http://t.co/8UZ7t3AtaL

Jan27

Hunter found alive in woods

Here is a video showing some of the search. St. Tammany Parish Sheriff Jack Strain is happy to announce that Robert "Rob" Varnado, the missing hunter deputies have been trying to locate since Saturday, was located alive shortly before 3 p.m. today. Varnado was located by one of the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's office search teams, which was traveling by boat down the West Pearl River.  He had made his…
Jan27

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The missing hunter, Rob Varnado, has been found alive and well.

Jan27

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The search continues for missing hunter Robert "Rob" Varnado in the Pearl River Wildlife Management Area http://t.co/6mAQwcQvs6

Jan27

Deputy jumps into frigid river to help save driver of submerged car

A St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s deputy was first on the scene and assisted two Good Samaritans in rendering life-saving aide after a vehicle became partially submerged in the Middle Pearl River earlier this month. On January 18th, members of the Saint Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office responded to a single vehicle crash on Interstate 10. The vehicle was occupied by a single white male and was traveling west when it lost…
Jan26

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#STPSO attempting to ID two for questioning involving wallet taken at Mizers call Detective Dammon at 985-726-7833. http://t.co/29whnYT796

Jan26

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#STPSO #SOD looking for missing hunter in Pearl River Wildlife Management Area https://t.co/nPsJ6lvTMV

Jan26

STPSO Marine Division rescues three after boat takes on water in Cane Bayou

Early Saturday morning, two deputies with the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office Marine Division were dispatched to the area of Lake Pontchartrain and Cane Bayou in reference to a vessel taking on water. Deputies responded to the area and located a partially submerged 14-foot flat boat on the shoreline approximately a mile and a half east of Cane Bayou. They came into contact with at 17-year-old from Mandeville, an 18-year-old…
Jan26

Jail bookings Jan. 19-25

The parish jail bookings from last week are now available. Please click here to download the pdf file.
Jan22

STPSO deputies, officers from Covington and Mandeville graduate from Sheriff’s Office Academy

Ten deputies and eight officers graduated from the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office P.O.S.T. (Police Officer Standards and Training) Academy in Pearl River at a ceremony held Thursday morning.   The graduation, which included the Session 19 Day Class and the Session N-8 Night Class, marks the first time since the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office opened its Training Center in 2009 that individuals from other agencies have attended the…
Jan21

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#STPSO deputies assisted other agencies in a vehicle pursuit that began in Tangipahoa Parish and ended near Slidell https://t.co/oy2ruUexRm

Jan21

St. Tammany deputies assist in pursuit on Interstate 12

St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s deputies assisted other agencies in a vehicle pursuit that began in Tangipahoa Parish and ended near Airport Road in Slidell Wednesday morning. Shortly after 4 a.m. Wednesday, officials in Tangipahoa Parish contacted dispatchers in St. Tammany Parish, requesting assistance in stopping the female driver of a stolen vehicle that was headed eastbound on Interstate 12 at a high rate of speed. Deputies with Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s…
Jan20

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#STPSO looking for a Slidell man responsible for carjacking that occurred in the parking lot of a Slidell hotel https://t.co/LxuD9URCF1

Jan20

Slidell man wanted for carjacking and aggravated battery

St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s detectives are looking for a Slidell-area man who is responsible for a carjacking that occurred Monday morning in the parking lot of a Slidell Hotel. At approximately 6:15 a.m. Monday, Jonathan Lane Roberts (DOB 05/02/84; 3220 Duncan Street, Slidell) approached a man at a gas station on Old Spanish Trail and asked him for a ride to the “next exit.”  The victim gave Roberts a ride…
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