March 2019


Sheriff Randy Smith Reports the Conclusion of a Safe Mardi Gras Season on the Northshore

St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s deputies assisted in working 19 parades this Carnival season. This included one in Washington Parish, where deputies assisted Bogalusa Police Department with the Krewe of MCCA parade.   STPSO deputies worked together with our municipal law enforcement agencies to maintain order and provide crowd and traffic control along parade routes in Slidell, Mandeville, Covington, Folsom, Abita Springs, Bush and Madisonville.  Sheriff Smith is pleased to report…

Biloxi Man Wanted for Float Theft

The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office has obtained an arrest warrant for a Biloxi, Mississippi, man wanted in connection with the felony theft of a Mardi Gras float from the Covington area. The float was stolen from the Lions Club shortly before 7:00 p.m. on Sunday, March 3. The Sheriff’s Office received a report on Monday (March 4) that a 25-foot-long float, being stored with several others on the premises…

STPSO K9 Echo to Reign Again as Mardi Paws Canine Grand Marshal

St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s K9 Echo has been named 2019 Canine Grand Marshal for the Mystic Krewe of Mardi Paws. The Mystic Krewe of Mardi Paws will celebrate all things Comic Book Culture at its 25th annual parade, taking place along the Mandeville Lakefront on Sunday, March 10 at 2 p.m. K9 Echo is a 3-year-old female Labrador trained in narcotic detection assigned to the STPSO Highway Enforcement Unit. The…

STPSO Investigating Gunfire Behind Slidell-area Business

The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office is investigating an incident that occurred shortly after midnight on Monday, March 11. STPSO deputies were dispatched to the area behind a business on Salmen Street in reference to reports of gunfire. STPSO deputies were able to collect the necessary physical evidence to support that shots had been fired at the location.  All subjects had left the scene before deputies arrived, but no one…

STPSO Employee Arrested for Drug Law Violations

A St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office employee was arrested today (March 12) following a criminal investigation by the STPSO. Terry D. Cederholm II (DOB 01/24/1983), a patrol deputy for the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office Criminal Patrol Division, was arrested on a warrant that was issued through the 22ND Judicial Court on Tuesday morning (March 12).  Cedarholm’s employment with the Sheriff’s Office was immediately terminated. Cederholm was initially hired to work…

Teens Arrested Following High Speed Chase; Confess to Burglarizing Vehicles

Three teenagers were arrested by St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s deputies early Thursday morning (March 14) following a high speed chase in a stolen car.  Those same three teenagers confessed to numerous vehicle burglaries that occurred earlier this week.  Shortly after 1:45 a.m. Thursday, STPSO deputies were responding to a report of a vehicle burglary in progress in the Greenleaves subdivision near Mandeville, when they observed a suspicious vehicle without a…

STPSO Awarded Funding for Checkpoints, Underage Drinking Enforcement

As an ongoing commitment to keeping our roadways safe, the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office has been awarded $148,099 by the Louisiana Highway Safety Commission to be utilized as part of the statewide Fatal and Injury Crash Reduction Effort. The primary objective of this effort is to reduce fatal and injury crashes on Louisiana roadways, and funds will be used to supply additional manpower to conduct extra seat belt enforcement,…

Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation Presents STPSO with Grant

Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation has awarded a $2,300 grant to the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office. The money will be used by the Training Division to purchase necessary equipment for first aid and CPR training. All STPSO employees are required to maintain American Heart Association first aid and CPR certification. Using this grant, the STPSO Training Division will be able to acquire eight new American Heart Association compliant CPR…

Sheriff Urges Residents to Lock Vehicle Doors After Rash of Burglaries

**Update** Arrest warrants have been issued for four individuals in connection with a recent rash of vehicle burglaries reported in March, in western St. Tammany Parish. Detectives linked the same four individuals to these crimes and also to two vehicle thefts from driveways in the Emerald Creek Subdivision and off of Saw Grass Loop, near Covington. The stolen vehicles were later recovered in Tangipahoa Parish on separates days.  The vehicles were found…

Covington-area Woman Arrested After Striking Pedestrian

The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office has arrested a Covington-area woman following an incident that occurred Thursday morning in a neighborhood off Three Rivers Road in Covington. Shortly after 8:30 a.m. Thursday morning, STPSO deputies were dispatched to the 18000 block of Derbes Drive in reference to a vehicle striking a pedestrian. Courtney McMahon (D.O.B. 08/23/1979) was driving her 2000 Dodge Caravan on Derbes Drive when the van struck a…

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