May 2022


Body Found in Vehicle in Abita Nursery Subdivision

The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office is investigating after a body was found inside a vehicle in the Abita Nursery Subdivision. At approximately 2:45 p.m. Monday (May 2) afternoon, STPSO deputies were dispatched to the area of Pansy and Progress Streets in reference to gunshots being heard. Responding deputies located a deceased black male, with what appeared to be gunshot wounds, inside a vehicle on Pansy Street.  The body has been…

STPSO Arrests Man Found Transporting Illegal Narcotics

The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office has arrested a man after he was found transporting a large cache of illegal narcotics through the parish. Shortly after 9 p.m. Monday (May 9) a deputy with the STPSO Highway Enforcement Unit conducted a traffic stop on a Subaru Legacy which was traveling eastbound Interstate 12. During the course of the traffic stop, the driver and sole occupant of the vehicle, Guillermo Zepeda…

Firearms Located During Traffic Stop

A traffic stop, which occurred on Interstate 59 last week, resulted in three illegally possessed firearms being taken off the streets. At approximately midnight, May 12, a deputy with the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Highway Enforcement Unit conducted a traffic stop on a northbound black Mercedes sedan on I-59. The driver of the vehicle, Travis M. Kildal (DOB 06/06/1980) of Washington state, claimed to be staying in Picayune, Miss.  During the course…

Arrest Clears Vehicle Burglary Cases

The arrest of a Slidell-area man has cleared 17 vehicle burglary cases in the east St. Tammany. On May 1, detectives with the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Property Crimes Division responded to an address in the Kingspoint Subdivision near Slidell after being notified by members of the STPSO Patrol Division they had information on the location of a laptop computer that was reported stolen the previous night in a vehicle…

Wanted Man Arrested After STPSO Responds to Suspicious Person Call

A suspicious person call resulted in an arrest Monday (May 16) night after alert St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s deputies realized the man was giving a false name and in fact had warrants for his arrests and was also being sought by a nearby agency after he cut off his ankle monitoring device. Shortly after 11 p.m. Monday, STPSO patrol deputies were dispatched to a residence on Nellie Drive near Slidell…

Arrest Made After Bottles of Illegal Cough Syrup Found During Traffic Stop

The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office has made an arrest after 97 bottles of illegally obtained “cough syrup” was found during a stop on Interstate 12. At approximately 11 p.m. Monday (May 16), two vehicles traveling together eastbound on I-12 near Covington were stopped by detectives with the STPSO Highway Enforcement Unit after they were observed committing various traffic infractions. The occupants of the first vehicle, a black Mercedes C300, told the…

STPSO Investigating After Alton-area Shooting Incident

***UPDATE*** As a result of the investigation conducted today in Alton, the following people were arrested and will be booked into the St. Tammany Parish Correctional Center. The attached picture is the result of a search warrant conducted after a residence was identified as the location from which the shooting occurred.  All subjects listed below were in the residence upon St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s detectives’ arrival, along with four juvenile…

STPSO Investigating After Gunshots Reported at Coquille Sports Complex

St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s deputies and detectives are on scene at Coquille Sports Complex near Madisonville after reports of shots being fired. Shortly before 6 p.m., deputies were dispatched to the sports complex, which is located near the intersection of Highway 1085 and Highway 1077, after it was reported that shots were fired. STPSO detectives have identified a vehicle of interest and have located that vehicle at a nearby gas…

STPSO Deputy Shot; Subject in Custody

A St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s deputy has been shot and has been transported to an area hospital. The extent of his injuries are unknown at this time. Sheriff Randy Smith is asking for residents to please pray for the deputy as well as for the safety of all law enforcement. The deputy was patrolling the area of Highway 21 and Highway 1083 in Waldheim after a suspected business burglary had…

STPSO Deputy Being Treated at Local Hospital After Being Shot

***UPDATE***   In connection with the shooting of a St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s deputy and the burglary of a local area business, a 13-year-old Waldheim area male has been arrested and booked into the Florida Parishes Juvenile Detention Center on the following charges: L.R.S. 14:27/30 Attempted First Degree Murder L.R.S. 14:108.2 Resisting a Police Officer with Force or Violence L.R.S. 14:108 Resisting an Officer L.R.S. 14:34.2 B(3) Battery of a…

Blood Drive to be Held Friday to Benefit 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. The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office has received inquiries from the members of the public on how they can help Deputy Kenneth Doby and his family. While blood donations frequently come up as response to a shooting incident, it does not appear that Deputy Doby will be needing…

Mandeville Man Arrested After Shaking Toddler

A Mandeville man was arrested this week after it was found he physically abused a toddler who was in his care earlier this month.   On May 05, deputies with St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office responded to a report on an unresponsive one-year-old at a residence on Independence Drive near Mandeville. The mother of the child told detectives, the toddler was in the care of her live-in boyfriend, Anthony Joliboix, when…

UPDATED - Tickfaw Man Sought in Connection with Shooting at Sports Complex

***UPDATE***   Steven Newsome was located and taken into custody today (June 22) in the Tickfaw area by members of the U.S. Marshals Task Force and the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office. He will be booked into the Tangipahoa Parish Jail, while he awaits transport to St. Tammany Parish. Sheriff Randy Smith thanks the U.S. Marshals Service and the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office for their assistance in locating and apprehending Newsome.…

One Missing, Five Rescued After Boat Capsizes in Lake Pontchartrain

***UPDATE***   Deputies with the STPSO Marine Division, assisting Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries, recovered the body of the missing boater at approximately 7 p.m. Monday. The body was located in Lake Pontchartrain, just east of the Causeway bridge.  The body has been turned over to the St. Tammany Parish Coroner's Office, who will make a positive identification  and a determination on cause of death.    U. S. Coast Guard also assisted…

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