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Arrest Made at Another Chinese Massage Parlor

An arrest has been made following an undercover investigation at another local “massage parlor.” The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office began investigating the Chinese Massage Parlor, located in Suite B of Sunshine Plaza in Mandeville, on Friday, July 7, 2017, after receiving numerous complaints of illegal activities taking place at the establishment. Members of St. Tammany Parish Narcotics Task Force and Homeland Security investigators conducted an undercover investigation and discovered…

Teens Arrested in Vehicle Burglaries

Four Hammond teens have been arrested following a string of vehicle burglaries in a Madisonville-area subdivision last week. Detectives with the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office collected video surveillance footage from numerous locations in the Villages at Bocage subdivision after 14 vehicle burglaries were reported July 6. Those videos showed a group of what appeared to be teenagers burglarizing several unlocked vehicles throughout the subdivision during the late hours of…

New Details Released About Homicide Suspect

The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office has released new information related to the search for Filiberto Bejarano, also known as “Veto,” who is currently wanted for second degree murder. Bejarano (DOB: 7/4/1961), a Honduran national, is wanted in the fatal stabbing of 20-year-old, Javier Ortiz Flores, which occurred at a trailer park in the Abita Springs area the evening of June 22, 2017. “Veto”, (sometimes pronounced “Beto”) is approximately 5’6”…

St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office Investigating Death Following Lacombe Fire

The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office is investigating the death of Nanette Krentel after an autopsy revealed her death was not caused by the fire that engulfed her Lacombe-area home late last week. Shortly after 2:30 p.m. on Friday, July 14, St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to the home at 29500 Philip Smith Road in Lacombe. Fire personnel from several fire districts and representatives from the Louisiana State…

One Dead Following Domestic Dispute

UPDATE: We previously reported the address where this incident occurred as being in the Huntwyck subdivision. It is not located inside the Huntwyck subdivision. We apologize for an confusion this may have caused.     One man is dead after an apparent domestic dispute that occurred earlier today (July 22) at a residence in the Slidell-area.  Shortly after 9am, St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s deputies responded to a domestic disturbance call…

Boots vs. Badges Softball Game to Benefit Miracle League

St. Tammany Parish Sheriff Randy Smith and Fire District 13 Chief Lonnie Johnson joined Madisonville Mayor Jean Pelloat today (July 24) for the official coin toss in preparation for their inaugural Boots vs. Badges softball game this Saturday, July 29 at Coquille Parks and Recreation, 13505 Highway 1085, Covington. Fire District 13 won the coin toss and will take the field first as the home team. The public is invited…

Covington Man Arrested After Forcing His Way into Residence

A Covington man is behind bars after he broke into a Covington-area home and threatened the homeowner with a knife Sunday night.  This occurred after deputies were called out because the same man attempted to break into a different residence on the same street.   Shortly after 1:30 Monday morning (July 24) St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies were called to 70506, 3rdStreet, in the Covington area, in response to…

Two bodies located in Covington-area mobile home

St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s detectives are working with the St. Tammany Parish Coroner’s Office to determine what caused the death of two individuals at a Covington-area mobile home park. Deputies were dispatched to Lot 132 in the Oak Villa Mobile Home Park (15455 Ronald Reagan Highway, Covington) shortly after 1 p.m. Monday afternoon to conduct a welfare check. The tenants at the trailer had not been heard from for several…

St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office to Hold Tax Sale

St. Tammany Parish Sheriff Randy Smith reminds the public that the annual tax sale of properties within St. Tammany Parish will occur July 31, 2017 starting at 10:00 a.m. It is not too late for property owners to settle delinquent tax bills prior to the sale.  Property tax payments may be made Monday – Friday between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. at the Sheriff’s Office in the Covington Justice Center…

Lacombe couple arrested after drugs found in their home

\   A Lacombe couple was arrested after detectives with St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Narcotics Task Force located a variety of drugs inside their residence, including a large amount of suspected crack cocaine. ​As part of an ongoing narcotics investigation, task force members executed a search warrant at a residence at 25626 West Chestnut Drive in Lacombe at daybreak Wednesday (July26).   While searching the home, they discovered approximately 47…

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