April 2018


STPSO Deputy Shot Following Vehicle Pursuit

A St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s deputy is in surgery after he was shot earlier this morning following a vehicle pursuit that ended in the Goodbee area. Shortly before 5:00 a.m. Sunday morning (April 1), deputies attempted to make a vehicle stop on a subject who was believed to be involved in reported vehicle burglaries. The subject fled in his vehicle. Following a pursuit, the subject crashed his vehicle in a…

Sheriff Smith Releases Additional Details in Easter Morning Shooting

During the early morning hours of April 1, 2018, the Saint Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office responded to multiple reports of vehicle burglaries in the Madisonville and Covington areas. Shortly after 4:30 a.m., deputies observed a disabled vehicle near Highway 1085 and Highway 1077 and came in contact with John Halley (DOB 5/6/1993; 312 Primrose Lane, Covington). While deputies were speaking with Halley, it was determined that he was one of two individuals…

Blood Drive to be held Thursday to Benefit STPSO Deputy Shot in the Line of Duty

The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office has received an outpouring of support from the community following the on-duty shooting of a deputy. Deputy Nail, a more than 10-year veteran of the agency, was shot following a vehicle pursuit with a wanted individual early Easter Sunday morning. Deputy Nail underwent surgery Sunday morning at a local hospital and was transferred off the ICU Monday evening. He remains in the hospital in stable condition.…

Deputy Sheriff’s Association Accepting Donations Benefitting Deputy Nail

As more residents look for a way to offer their support for STPSO Deputy Nail, who was shot Easter morning while on duty, the St. Tammany Deputy Sheriff’s Association will accept funds to assist Deputy Nail and his family with out of pocket expenditures. Donations can be accepted in the form of checks, made payable to the St. Tammany Deputy Sheriff’s Association, and can be dropped off at any of…

STPSO Employee Arrested for Internet Crimes Against Children

A St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office employee was arrested today (April 5) by the Louisiana Bureau of Investigation’s Cyber Crime Unit in cooperation with the STPSO Internal Affairs Division.  Brett Bahm, a process server for the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office Civil Division, was arrested on a warrant that was issued through the 22ndJudicial Court on April 4 (Wednesday). Bahm’s employment with the Sheriff’s Office was immediately terminated. Bahm had…

Sheriff Randy Smith Announces Launch of Crime-Reporting App

Sheriff Randy Smith announced today (April 10) the release of a new smartphone app designed to help keep St. Tammany residents safe. The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office has partnered with New Orleans businessman Sidney Torres, to bring the same crime-reporting app successfully being used to combat crime in the French Quarter, to the Northshore. Sheriff Smith invites St. Tammany residents to download the new App Task Force for FREE to their…

Slidell Father Arrested for Injuries Caused to Infant

St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s detectives have arrested a Slidell-man for cruelty to a juvenile after his infant son sustained severe injuries while in his care. Shortly before 6 p.m. Tuesday (April 10), St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to the residence at 4141 Walnut Street, Slidell, after the father called to report that his 3-month-old son was unresponsive. The responding deputy located the infant laying on an adult-style bed…

Man Arrested After Brandishing Weapon in School Carline

A Slidell-area man is in jail following a road-rage incident that occurred in the carline at a local school Thursday afternoon (April 12). Tyronne Causey (DOB 6/22/1985; 229 Foxbriar St., Slidell) was arrested after he threatened another parent with a handgun while they were waiting to pick up students at Cypress Cove Elementary School shortly before 4:00 p.m. Causey became irritated following an incident with another driver in the carline and brandished…

Covington Man Arrested After Robbing Three Area Businesses

St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s deputies have arrested a Covington man wanted for robbing three different businesses. Working together, St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s detectives and detectives with the Covington Police Department quickly identified Michael Williams (DOB 12/2/1970; 314 West 23rd Avenue, Covington) as the individual responsible for robberies at three West St. Tammany Parish businesses Friday (April 13).  Two of the businesses were located in the jurisdiction of Covington Police and the…

Amite Man Arrested After Stolen Vehicle Pursuit

St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s deputies, with the assistance of other local agencies, arrested an Amite man Monday afternoon, following a vehicle pursuit that started in the Bush area and led authorities into Washington Parish.   The owner of a 2011 Dodge Ram 3500 called STPSO Monday morning (April 16) to report he had left his truck in the parking lot of a Slidell mechanic’s shop overnight, and when employees arrived Monday morning, the truck…

The Perfect Game did not lead to the Perfect Crime

1956 World Series Game Ticket Stolen from Slidell-area Home Recovered   A homeless man was arrested Monday after stealing a 1956 World Series Game 5 ticket from a Slidell-area residence. The ticket, which is a collector’s item, is a family heirloom that had been passed down to a Slidell man by a family member.  Pitcher Don Larsen made baseball history in Game 5 of the 1956 World Series when he threw a…

Traffic Stop Yields More Than 10 Pounds of Cocaine

A Wednesday (April 18) evening traffic stop on Interstate 12 uncovered more than 10 pounds of suspected cocaine. A member of the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Highway Enforcement Unit conducted a routine traffic stop shortly before 4:30 p.m. Wednesday (April 18) on an eastbound black Nissan Sentra with a Texas license plate after observing the vehicle commit a traffic violation. The driver of the vehicle, Rosa Siller (DOB 3/10/1975; 2001 South…

STPSO Participating in National Drug Take Back Initiative April 28

This Saturday, April 28, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office will participate in a one-day collaborative effort with the Drug Enforcement Administration to remove unused and expired medications from homes and medicine cabinets. Bring your pills for disposal to the STPSO Administrative Building, 300 Brownswitch Road, in Slidell or the STPSO Law Enforcement Complex at 2070 Collins Blvd., in Covington. (The DEA cannot accept liquids,…

STPSO Investigating Fatal Motorcycle Crash

Deputies with the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Traffic Division are investigating a fatal motorcycle crash that occurred near Pearl River late Saturday night/early Sunday morning (April 28/29). Just after midnight Sunday morning, STPSO patrol deputies were at a nearby residence working an unrelated call when passersby stopped to alert them of what appeared to be a motorcycle in a ditch near the intersection of Pine Street Extension and Chris Kennedy…

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