June 2020


Two New Orleans Men Arrested Following Mandeville Carjacking

Two New Orleans-area men were arrested Wednesday (June 3) after they carjacked the vehicle they had just sold to a Mandeville-area man. Shortly after 4 p.m. Wednesday a bystander called the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office to reported they observed what appeared to be a carjacking in the area of Bay Drive and Penrose Drive near Mandeville.  Two New Orleans-area men Garien Tatum (DOB 11/11/1998) and Deontae White (DOB 7/29/1996),…

STPSO Searching for Missing Boaters

***UPDATE***   Two boaters located Ted Roach and Jennifer Lingoni at approximately 1:30 p.m. Monday. They were found sitting on the porch of a camp near Bayou Lacombe and were brought to a nearby boat launch, where they were checked by medical personnel and found to be in good condition.      Roach and Lingoni told deputies their boat sunk in the Rigolets Sunday afternoon, and they spent Sunday afternoon and Sunday night…

Two Suspects Arrested for Burglarizing Covington-area Gun Store

The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office has obtained arrest warrants for two individuals wanted for burglarizing a Covington-area gun store. Over the past several months, investigators from the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the New Orleans Police Department, the Slidell Police Department and Louisiana State Police, have worked on a joint investigation relative to several gun store burglaries on the Northshore.  …

Covington Man Arrested After Shooting STPSO Patrol Vehicle

The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office has arrested a Covington man after he shot a marked St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office vehicle with a semi-automatic weapon. The marked unit was occupied by an STPSO sergeant at the time. At approximately 9:50 p.m. on May 25 a St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office sergeant was seated in the driver’s seat of his marked patrol truck, which was parked outside a Sheriff’s Office building…

Mandeville Man Arrested on Pornography Charges

The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office arrested a Mandeville man Tuesday (June 16) on child pornography charges.    In early March, the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office was contacted by an out-of-state family member who was concerned Michael Bush Sr. was potentially “grooming” some of his under-age guitar students. The family member told detectives they were especially concerned because 20 years ago they had found images of child pornography on…

Delinquent Property Tax List to Appear in St. Tammany Farmer

In anticipation of its annual tax sale on July 27 and 28, the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office is advertising the list of delinquent property taxpayers in the June 24 edition of The St. Tammany Farmer. The public notices include roughly 2,000 listings of properties with taxes due to the parish and the municipalities of Slidell, Mandeville, Covington, Pearl River, Abita Springs and Madisonville.  In accordance with LA R.S. 47:2153, this…

Elderly Woman Attacked by Pit bulls

***UPDATE*** We are saddened to release the victim in this case succumbed to her injuries Thursday (June 25) night and was pronounced dead at a Southshore hospital. “This is very sad,” Sheriff Randy Smith said. “My thoughts and prayers go out the victim’s family and to the neighbor who was injured trying to help her. I also thank the deputies who responded and provided medical care in an effort to…

Apartment Manager Arrested On Theft Charge

The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office has arrested the acting office manager of a Slidell-area apartment complex for theft after it was discovered she embezzled a large sum of money. In January 2020, the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office was made aware of a large embezzlement from a Slidell-area apartment complex.  Between January and September of 2019, Terri Smith (DOB 6/29/1971) of Pearl River was the acting office manager in…

Drugs, Money Seized During Traffic Stop

The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office Highway Enforcement Unit located a large amount of drugs and cash during a traffic stop on Interstate 12 near Slidell. Shortly before 3 a.m. on Wednesday (June 24), STPSO Highway Enforcement Unit deputies conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle traveling eastbound on Interstate12, near mile post 81 in Slidell. The driver of the vehicle was identified as Calvin D. Vaughn (DOB 11/30/1975) and…

STPSO Participating in Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over Campaign

The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office is joining other local law enforcement agencies in a coordinated effort to reduce impaired driving fatalities during the Fourth of July weekend. As part of the state-wide Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign, additional deputies will be assigned to saturated patrol efforts to target impaired drivers. The campaign, which is coordinated and funded by the Louisiana Highway Safety Commission, will also include DWI checkpoints. “We…

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