June 2021


STPSO Investigating After Alton-area Home Struck by Gunfire

St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s detectives are currently investigating after a residence in the Alton community near Slidell was struck by gunfire early Wednesday (June 2) morning. STPSO deputies were dispatched to a residence in the 62000 block of North 11th Street in Alton shortly before 6 a.m. Wednesday in reference to gunshots. Responding deputies discovered the residence, which was occupied at the time, had been struck, but no one was injured.…

Sheriff Smith Announces New Pay Structure, Benefits for STPSO Employees

Sheriff Randy Smith is pleased to announce he will be able to provide a significant raise for all employees as the agency adopts a new salary structure beginning with the 2022 fiscal year.  Aimed at rewarding experience and education while also recruiting and retaining quality employees, Sheriff Smith has opted this fiscal year to forgo the traditional cost-of-living and merit-based raises and instead to focus on increasing the base salaries…

Mandeville Domestic Violence Incident Results in One Injured, Suspect Dead

The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office responded to a domestic violence call Friday (June 4) morning after a Mandeville-area man beat and cut his mother before drowning himself in a nearby pond. STPSO deputies were dispatched shortly before 11:30 a.m. Friday to the 2000 block of Timbercreek Lane near Mandeville after a neighbor called 911 to report a woman was screaming for help. Responding deputies learned the woman and her…

***Update***STPSO Investigating Folsom-area Shooting

***Update***   The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office has arrested a Folsom-area man in connection with a murder that occurred Thursday (June 10) evening. Shortly after 7 p.m. Thursday, STPSO deputies were dispatched to the 1300 block of Valley Court near Folsom in reference to a reported shooting. Upon arrival, deputies located an adult male suffering from a fatal shotgun wound to the chest.  The deceased was identified by the…

One arrested, One Wanted Following Slidell-area Armed Robbery

The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office has arrested a juvenile and is asking for the public’s helping in looking for a Slidell-man wanted in connection with an armed robbery, which occurred earlier this week outside a Slidell-area service station. Monday (June 7) morning, an individual contacted the STPSO after two men robbed him at gunpoint behind a gas station in the 2000 block of Oak Harbor Boulevard near Slidell. The…

Arrests Made After Probation & Parole Calls for Assistance from Narcotics Division

Four individuals were arrested on June 9 after St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's deputies assisted Louisiana Probation and Parole agents with an investigation at a residence in the 19000 block of Wymer Road near Covington. Detectives with the STPSO Narcotics Division were called to assist after Probation and Parole agents observed narcotics while at the residence of Scott Williams (DOB 2/28/1986). During their investigation, STPSO detectives seized approximately 96.6 grams of…

Forty Graduate from STPSO P.O.S.T. Academy

  Forty cadets, representing five different agencies, graduated Monday (June 14) evening from the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office P.O.S.T. (Police Officer Standards and Training) Academy during a special ceremony held at First Baptist Church of Covington. The graduates included 21cadets from Session 22 Day Class and 19 cadets from the Session N-10 Night Class. From the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office: Deputy Justin Baldo Deputy Bailey Barrios Deputy Kamryn…

Delinquent Property Tax List in Today’s Edition of St. Tammany Farmer

In anticipation of its annual tax sale on July 19, the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office is advertising the list of delinquent properties in today’s (June 16) edition of The St. Tammany Farmer. The list is also posted under “Public Notices” on the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office website. The public notices include approximately 1,200 properties with taxes due to the parish and the municipalities of Slidell, Mandeville, Covington, Pearl River, Abita Springs…

Covington-area Woman Arrested for Solicitation for Murder

  A Covington-area woman has been arrested for Solicitation for Murder after she solicited four teenagers to kill her former girlfriend’s new boyfriend in Lacombe earlier this month. The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff Office arrested Mykia Tyson (DOB 2/27/2001) on June 10 on two counts of Aggravated Criminal Damage to Property and one count each of Possession of Marijuana and Contributing to the Delinquency of  Juveniles. She was booked into the St.…

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 proactive 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.…

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