May 2018


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

The Blood Center will hold another blood drive this week benefiting Deputy Justin Nail and his family.   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. He underwent surgery at a local hospital and is currently recovering at home.   While blood donations frequently come up in response to a shooting incident, Deputy Nail fortunately has not…

St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office Awarded USDOJ/COPS Grant

  The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office applied for and was recently awarded a grant from the United States Department of Justice’s Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS).  The last time the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office was awarded a grant of this magnitude was in 1999, nearly twenty years ago.   The grant, which totals $1,009,795.00, will fund 75% percent of nine entry-level deputies’ salaries and benefits for…

Slidell Couple Arrested After $18,000 Worth of Cocaine, Other Drugs Found in Home

Two convicted felons are facing more charges after $18,000 worth of cocaine and a variety of other drugs, money and drug paraphernalia were found inside the home they share with their 1-year-old daughter.  On Friday, May 11, detectives with the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Narcotics Task Force and the United States Drug Enforcement Administration culminated a months-long investigation by conducting a search warrant at the couple’s Slidell-area residence. The search…

STPSO Working with School Administration at Christ Episcopal School

The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office is providing additional security at Christ Episcopal School following a potential threat received via email earlier this week. Sunday evening (May 13) an email was sent via a response to an event invite to high school students and their parents. The email included language that could be perceived as a threat. School administration contacted the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office Monday (May 14) morning…

Former Teacher Arrested on Multiple Counts of Contributing to the Delinquency of a Juvenile

The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office arrested a former William Pitcher Junior High School special education teacher Thursday morning (May 24) on multiple counts of contributing to the delinquency of a juvenile. Detectives began investigating Michael Williams (DOB 11/7/1988) of Covington initially after a concerned parent contacted the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office about a teacher giving her son a ride in his personal vehicle without her permission. A second…

Chalmette Woman Arrested After Exploiting 85-year-old St. Tammany Resident

St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s detectives concluded a nearly two-year-long case with the arrest of a Chalmette woman for exploiting an 85-year-old Slidell resident. With the cooperation of the St. Bernard Parish Sheriff’s Office, Bernardita Voss (DOB 8/13/1966) of Chalmette was picked up Wednesday (May 23) at her residence in Chalmette. She was booked in St. Bernard Parish as a fugitive out of St. Tammany and was subsequently interviewed and arrested…

Sheriff Urges Boating Safety this Holiday Weekend

The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office Marine Division will be proactively patrolling our waterways over Memorial Day weekend.  Weather permitting, there will be many watercraft of various sizes on the rivers and lakes as the boating season kicks off for the unofficial start of summer. Please be aware of the potential threat of inclement weather, mindful of your surroundings and of other watercraft around you.  Sheriff Randy Smith reminds everyone…

Two New Orleans Men Arrested Following Armed Robbery

St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office Investigators have arrested two men following an armed robbery that occurred Tuesday afternoon (May 29) in the parking lot of a Slidell area gas station. Shortly after 12 noon, a complainant reported that he had been robbed at gunpoint after he arranged to meet two men in a gas station parking lot to conduct the sale of a smart phone. Immediately following the robbery, the…

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