March 2023


Sheriff Smith Breaks Ground on New 3rd District Station

Joined by his administrative staff, St. Tammany Sheriff Randy Smith broke ground Wednesday (March 8) on the new 3rd District Criminal Patrol Station. The site of the future 3rd District Station is located just off Highway 21 behind the Covington Target, which is near the exit/entrance ramps to Interstate 12. This location reinforces Sheriff Smith’s promise to improve response times, centralize manpower and increase visibility in the community as St. Tammany…

STPSO’s Proactive Enforcement Unit Makes Arrests

The Proactive Enforcement Unit with the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Narcotics Division continues its work to combat illegal drug sales with increased patrols and investigative efforts in the known crime areas of the parish.  Sheriff Randy Smith is pleased to announce these efforts are paying off with arrests. At approximately 3:20 p.m. Friday (March 10), detectives with the STPSO Proactive Enforcement Unit were patrolling the area of Alton near Slidell.…

STPSO Investigating Lacombe-area Shooting

The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office is investigating a fatal shooting which occurred early Saturday (March 18) morning in Lacombe. At approximately 3 a.m. Saturday, a passerby called 911 to report a person lying in the roadway in the 61000 block of Brittany Drive. Responding deputies located an unresponsive black male subject with apparent gunshot wounds. Multiple shell casings were located nearby. The male was pronounced dead on the scene…

Junior High Student Arrested for Terrorizing

A 13-year-old student at a Slidell-area junior high school was arrested over the weekend for terrorizing. School administrators at Clearwood Junior High School called the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office Saturday (March 18) after they were made aware a student had posted images on social media depicting him hold a firearm while making threats directed at the school. The student was taken into custody that same day and was arrested…

STPSO Investigating Following Shooting at Residence Near Slidell

Detectives with the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office are investigating following an incident at a residence on Lake Village Boulevard near Slidell. Shortly after 7:30 pm Tuesday (March 28) the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call with an open line from a residence in 300 block of Lake Village Boulevard. When deputies arrived on scene, they attempted to establish contact with someone inside the home. At which…

UPDATE: Arrest Made in Lacombe Area Homicide

Karneilius Coleman (DOB 3/4/2003) of New Orleans was arrested Friday (March 31) in the New Orleans area with the assistance of the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Apprehension Task Force and ATF. He was booked into the Orleans Parish Prison Friday afternoon as a fugitive on a warrant issued by Kenner Police for an unrelated crime. A hold was placed on him Friday evening by the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office on…

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