January 2019


Man Arrested After Illegally Discharging Firearm from Moving Vehicle

St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s deputies have arrested a Denham Springs man after he fired a weapon from a moving vehicle on Saturday.  At approximately 1:00 p.m. (Dec. 29) St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s deputies received a complaint of an individual driving a red, Toyota pickup truck observed discharging multiple rounds from a firearm, into the air, while driving east along Interstate 12 near Covington.  St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s deputies quickly intercepted…

Drugs, Money Located During Search of Slidell-area Apartment

Members of the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Narcotics Task Force have arrested two individuals after a large amount of drugs and money were located at a Slidell-area apartment.   As part of an investigation that began with a citizen tip, task force members conducted a search warrant at an apartment on Brownswitch Road Thursday (Jan. 3) evening.   While searching the residence, detectives located and seized approximately seven and a…

Man Arrested for Aggravated Burglary After Incident at Slidell-area Motel

A man was arrested Sunday (Jan. 6) after he robbed and battered his ex-girlfriend in a Slidell-area motel room before fleeing from authorities. St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to a motel on Yaupon Drive in Slidell shortly before 1 p.m. Sunday after a female occupant reported her ex-boyfriend, Kevin Martin (DOB 12/9/1996), had forced his way into her room, battered her and stole her wallet, which contained an…

Arrests Made for Vehicle Burglaries at Slidell-area Condo Complex

St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s deputies arrested three individuals after they were caught burglarizing vehicles Tuesday morning (Jan. 8) at a condominium complex near Slidell. Deputies were dispatched to a condominium complex located off Airport Rd. in Slidell, shortly after 4:30 a.m. after a resident called to report his vehicles had been burglarized and he had seen suspicious individuals walking around the neighborhood. Upon arrival, deputies established a perimeter around the…

STPSO Releases 2018 Crime Stats

The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office today (Jan. 16) released the 2018 crime statistics for unincorporated St. Tammany, showing a continued decrease in crime and a continued above average solve rate.  Crime is down in unincorporated St. Tammany, including homicides. In early 2018, Sheriff Randy Smith reported crime stats for 2017, which included 17 homicides. This was the first year since 2007 for the parish to see a homicide rate…

Two Arrested, Two Sought in String of Vehicle Burglaries

The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office has identified four subjects responsible for a recent string of vehicle burglaries that occurred on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day in the Madisonville/Covington area, two of which are in custody at this time. All four suspects are from the Hammond area. At least 18 unlocked vehicles were burglarized on Christmas Eve and Christmas morning in the subdivisions of Shady Oaks, Myrtle Grove, Beau Arbre,…

Human Remains Found Near Slidell

What appeared to be human remains were discovered by a Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (LADOTD) work crew Tuesday (January 22) adjacent to Interstate 10 near Slidell. St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to an area near I-10 between Gause Boulevard and the I-10/I-12/I-59 split at approximately 10:15 a.m. Tuesday in response to a badly decomposed human body being located under an interstate bridge.  Workers with LADOTD were…

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