February 2019


Sheriff Smith Releases Mid-term Report

Sheriff Randy Smith has released his Mid-term Report highlighting information related to the activities, operations and accomplishments of the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office since he took office in July 2016. This informative document includes information regarding the Crisis Intervention Team, School Resource Officer program, expanded online services for the public, training, stats, community related activities and more. The Mid-term Report will be available for public viewing on our website, www.stpso.com.

Slidell Man Wanted Following Sunday Night Shooting

**Update** Angelo “Lo” Roman Lafitte was taken into custody by STPSO detectives in Slidell Tuesday afternoon without incident. Lafitte will be transported to the St. Tammany Parish Jail, where he will be booked on the charges listed below.  “I applaud the detectives who tirelessly worked this case and successfully took this very dangerous individual off our streets within 48 hours of the crime being reported. Our prayers go out to…

Lacombe Man Arrested After Firing Upon Another Motorist

St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s detectives located an arsenal of weapons inside a Lacombe-area home while investigating a suspicious motorist Tuesday (Feb. 5). Deputies were contacted shortly before 11 a.m. Tuesday morning by a motorist on eastbound Interstate 12 after he observed a driver with at least two guns on or near his person. The vehicle in question exited the interstate onto southbound Highway 434 and drove a short distance before…

Two Arrested After Vehicle Pursuit and Scuffle with Deputies

St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s deputies arrested a Mandeville woman and her male passenger just after midnight on Wednesday (Feb 6) after a brief pursuit and scuffle with deputies. Shortly before midnight on Tuesday (Feb 5) a St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s deputy observed a Honda Civic travelling east on Holiday Boulevard in the westbound lanes of travel and attempted to make a traffic stop.  The suspect vehicle fled, but not before…

STPSO Float Gives Parade-goers Chance to Donate Beads to STARC

Sheriff Randy Smith will partner once again this Carnival season with STARC to collect beads during local Mardi Gras parades. Look for the STPSO float at the end of the following parades for a chance to throw your unwanted beads back to benefit STARC:   Krewe of Poseidon Feb. 16 in Slidell Krewe of Pearl River Lions Club Feb. 17 in Pearl River Krewe of Eve Feb. 22 in Mandeville Krewe…

STPSO Investigating Armed Robbery at Slidell-area Gas Station

The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office is looking for two men who robbed a Slidell-area gas station early Wednesday morning (Feb. 13). Shortly before 5:30 a.m., two black males entered a gas station on Voters Road in the Slidell area. Both men were wearing clothing that partially blocked their faces. They were armed with handguns and demanded money from the cashier.   The men fled on foot with an undisclosed…

Traffic Stop Results in Fugitive Arrest

A late night traffic stop near Madisonville resulted in the arrest of an Albany man and the recovery of a stolen pickup truck. Shortly after 11:00 p.m. Tuesday night (Feb. 19), a St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s deputy, who was patrolling in the area of Louisiana Highway 22 near Madisonville, conducted a traffic stop on a white Dodge Ram 1500. The vehicle had been reported stolen out of Livingston Parish.  A…

STPSO Investigating Gunfire in Abita Nursery Subdivision

The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office is investigating an incident that occurred Monday evening (Feb. 25) involving reported gunfire in the Abita Nursery Subdivision. Shortly before 4:00 p.m. Monday, STPSO deputies were dispatched to the area in reference to reports of gunfire. Deputies responded to the intersection of Success Street and Pansy Street, and STPSO investigators and crime lab technicians were able to collect the necessary physical evidence to support…

Alabama Man Arrested on His Way to Court in Stolen Car

A man recently released from jail and expected to appear in court Wednesday (Feb. 27) was rearrested this morning after he was spotted driving a stolen vehicle. Wednesday (Feb. 27) at approximately 8:30 a.m., deputies observed a stolen Honda Accord headed west on Interstate 12, and a pursuit ensued. The vehicle exited the interstate at Highway 21 near Covington and turned onto Pinnacle Parkway, traveling against the flow of traffic. …

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