June 2022

Jun02

Residents Asked to Take Extra Precautions After Uptick in Mail Thefts

After experiencing what appears to be an uptick in bank fraud cases tied to mail thefts, St. Tammany Parish Sheriff Randy Smith is warning residents to take extra precautions when mailing checks and other documents with personal identifying information. The blue mail collection boxes commonly seen outside post offices and at other locations have become a target for thieves who steal and alter mailed checks and money orders.  Criminals use…
Jun03

Motorcyclist Dies Following Crash Friday Evening

A 49-year-old man has died following a crash that occurred Friday (June 3) evening near Folsom. Deputies with the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Traffic Division are investigating after a Hammond-area man died from his injuries after crashing his motorcycle into the back of a trailer being pulled behind a truck on Willie Road shortly before 7 p.m. The truck pulling the trailer was westbound on Willie Road, when it slowed…
Jun10

STPSO Assists in Arrest After Two Local Teens Shot in New Orleans East

After two St. Tammany Parish teenagers are found shot in New Orleans East, St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s detectives and SWAT team members assisted New Orleans Police in locating the person responsible and taking him into custody Thursday (June 9) evening. At approximately 5:30 a.m. Thursday, a 14-year-old girl and a 15-year-old girl, both from St. Tammany Parish, were found after they were shot and dumped near the intersection of Marques Road…
Jun13

STPSO Investigating Mandeville-area Shooting

The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office is investigating a shooting incident which occurred Sunday (June 12) night in the Mandeville area. Shortly before 9:30 p.m. Sunday, STPSO deputies responded to a residence in the 2000 block of Dupre Street near Mandeville in response to a report of a shooting. At this time, it is believed this is an isolated incident and everyone involved has been identified. The investigation is in…
Jun16

Update Provided for Mandeville-area Shooting

Sheriff Randy Smith would like to provide an update on the shooting incident which occurred Sunday (June 12) night near Mandeville. Shortly before 9:30 p.m. Sunday, St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s deputies responded to a residence in the 2000 block of Dupre Street near Mandeville in response to a report of a shooting. There were two victims. One was pronounced dead on the scene by medical personnel, and a second was transported…
Jun16

Body Found in Florida Tied to Lacombe Homicide

The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office has arrested three people on murder charges after a body found in Florida is determined to be that of a man killed in Lacombe earlier this week. On Tuesday (June 14) detectives with the Santa Rosa County (Florida) Sheriff’s Major Crimes Unit recovered the body of an unidentified man from a waterway in their jurisdiction. As the investigation progressed the male subject was identified…
Jun18

Mandeville Man Arrested for Animal Cruelty

The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office has arrested a Mandeville man on felony animal cruelty charges after he left his dog outside in the heat and it died. At approximately 3 p.m. Saturday (June 18), STPSO deputies were dispatched to a residence in the 1500 block of Jasmine Street in Mandeville after a neighbor called about a dog being left out in the heat. Responding deputies located the deceased dog…
Jun22

Delinquent Property Tax List to Appear in St. Tammany Farmer

In anticipation of its annual tax sale on Aug. 1, the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office will advertise the list of delinquent properties in the June 29th edition of The St. Tammany Farmer. The list will also be posted under “Public Notices” on the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office website. The public notices include roughly 1,450 properties with taxes due to the parish and the municipalities of Slidell, Mandeville, Covington, Pearl…
Jun24

Virginia Man Arrested After Pursuit with Stolen Vehicle in Slidell***

The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office has arrested a Virginia man following a chase, which occurred Friday afternoon near Slidell. At approximately 2:15 p.m. Friday, St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s deputies attempted a traffic stop on a Mazda SUV near Powell Drive on U.S. Highway 11 in Slidell. The vehicle, which had been reported stolen out of Virginia, failed to stop and instead initiated a high-speed pursuit down North Drive across…
Jun29

DWI Checkpoint Planned for this Weekend

Deputies from the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office will conduct a DWI checkpoint this weekend at an undisclosed location in St. Tammany Parish. The checkpoint is part of the state-wide proactive “Drive Sober Get Pulled Over July 4th Special Wave,” aimed at combatting impaired driving. The manpower for this initiative is funded by a grant from the Louisiana Highway Safety Commission.  “We encourage everyone to make wise choices, not just this holiday…
Jun30

Cattle Hauler Located, Arrest Made Hours After Theft Reported

St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s deputies helped to recover a stolen 18-wheeler cattle hauler Thursday (June 30) morning hours after it was reported stolen from a cattle farm north of Covington. Shortly after 6:30 a.m. Thursday one of the owners of a local cattle farm called the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office to report that his Peterbilt 18-wheeler and his attached cattle trailer had been stolen from his property on Highway…

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