February 2020


STPSO Addresses Social Media Post

Shortly after 6:00p.m. Friday (Jan. 31) the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office became aware of a misleading social media post depicting what appears to be an individual dressed in jail striped clothing fleeing a local area hospital. The individual captured in the video, Brandon Ball (DOB 07-03-1985) from Gulfport, MS was taken into custody by St. Tammany Parish Deputies for a drug law violation.  Prior to being booked into the…

STPSO Working a Homicide in the Slidell Area

***UPDATE***   The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office has arrested two men in connection with a shooting that occurred  Saturday (February 1) night near Slidell.   Montreal Delaney (DOB 8/24/2000) has been arrested on the charges of L.R.S. 14:30.1 Second Degree Murder and L.R.S. 14:95.7 Possession of a Firearm with an Obliterated Serial Number.  Ferdinand Everidge (DOB 12/5/2000) has been arrested on the charges of L.R.S. 14:64.3 Attempted Armed Robbery and L.R.S. 14:37.4 Aggravated Assault…

Two Arrested, One Wanted in Connection with Catalytic Converter Thefts

  Two men have been arrested and one more is wanted in connection with the theft of catalytic converters and diesel particulate filters which have been reported in St. Tammany and surrounding parishes.  Since mid-December, the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office has taken numerous reports of catalytic converters and other exhaust-related parts being stolen from parked vehicles in St. Tammany Parish.  Detectives with the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office began partnering…

STPSO Partnering with STARC Again this Mardi Gras Season

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. 8 in Slidell Krewe of Pearl River Lions Club Feb. 9 in Pearl River Krewe of Slidellians/Krewe of Perseus Feb. 9 in…

Two Juveniles Arrested, One Sought Following Residential Burglaries

The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office has arrested two juveniles and has issued arrest warrants for a third in connection with three residential burglaries that occurred last month in the Lacombe and Mandeville areas. On Jan. 17 a residence on North Pontchartrain Drive in Lacombe was burglarized and on the following day a residence on Soult Street in Mandeville and a residence on Lucille Drive Canal in Lacombe were both…

Meth, Pistol Located During Mandeville-area Traffic Stop

The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office seized approximately 10.8 pounds of suspected methamphetamine and a firearm during a traffic stop that occurred near Mandeville over the weekend. At approximately 1:30 a.m. Saturday morning, members of the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office Highway Enforcement Unit conducted a traffic stop on a pickup truck at the intersection of Highway 1088 and Viola Street in Mandeville after observing the driver commit a traffic…

Statement from Sheriff Randy Smith

“Although I have not yet been served with the federal lawsuit referenced in the story published February 13 by Sara Pagones and Katie Moore on NOLA.com/WWL-TV, I am confident that any lawsuit that may be filed by Brian Trainor, former Chief Deputy under Jack Strain, on behalf of Jerry Rogers, another long-time Strain employee, will prove to be frivolous and without merit.  It is a shame we must waste taxpayer…

STPSO Participating in Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over Campaign

The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office is joining other local law enforcement agencies in a coordinated effort to reduce drunk driving fatalities during the Carnival season. The state-wide Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign that was used over the Christmas and New Year's holiday season is expanding this year to include Mardi Gras. From February 14-27, 2020, additional deputies will be assigned to saturated patrol efforts to target impaired drivers. The…

DWI Checkpoint Planned for This Weekend

Deputies from the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office will conduct a DWI checkpoint this weekend at an undisclosed location in St. Tammany Parish. The checkpoint is part of the ongoing, proactive “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign, which is targeted at combatting impaired driving during the Mardi Gras season.  The manpower for this initiative is funded by a grant from the Louisiana Highway Safety Commission.  “We want people to…

Lacombe-area Man Wanted for Rape

***UPDATE***   With assistance from the public, the  St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office has located and arrested Lee Cousin (DOB 7/10/1984). Cousin was taken into custody, without incident inside of a Slidell-area business located near Hwy.190 and Thompson Road.     Cousin will be booked into the St. Tammany Parish Jail on the following charge:   L.R.S 14:42 First Degree Rape (Felony)   The investigation remains ongoing, and no additional information is available…

Owner of Mandeville-area Business Booked on Theft Charges

The owner of a Mandeville-area business has been booked into the St. Tammany Parish Jail after she bilked would-be customers out of thousands of dollars.  The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office began investigating Danielle Gaspard, owner of Belissimo Interior Design Build, in early February after numerous residents reported they had paid her money to complete jobs which were either not started or not completed. Gaspard (DOB 11/29/1984) of Ponchatoula was booked…

STPSO Partnering with Neighbors by Ring App

The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office is announcing its partnership with the Neighbors by Ring App, which will pair traditional law enforcement techniques with today’s technology to help solve crimes. The Neighbors by Ring App platform is a way for anyone, whether or not they own a Ring device or another home security system, to share and receive photos, videos and real-time crime and safety information with their neighbors and local…

STPSO K9 Copper Named 2020 Canine Grand Marshal of Mardi Paws

St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s K9 Copper has been named 2020 Canine Grand Marshal for the Krewe of Mardi Paws. After 25 years of celebrating Mardi Gras in Mandeville, the krewe will move to Covington this year, where it will roll ​​Sunday, March 1 at 2 p.m. The theme of the 2020 parade is Beyond all Boundaries... celebrating the limitless exploration of sea, air and space. Participants are encouraged to come dressed…

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