July 2021


Lacombe Man Arrested For First Degree Rape

St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s deputies have arrested a Lacombe man in connection with a rape which occurred on Sunday, July 4TH. At approximately 6:00 p.m. on July 4, St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s deputies came into contact with a 64 year old Slidell woman who claimed she had been sexually assaulted while out riding her bicycle near the Lacombe-area.  The subsequent investigation led STPSO deputies to a residence located in the…

Sheriff’s Office to Hold Tax Sale Online Again This Year

IT’S NOT TOO LATE TO PAY DELINQUENT TAXES St. Tammany Parish Sheriff Randy Smith reminds the public the annual tax sale for delinquent 2020 taxes will occur online again this year in order to avoid crowding a courtroom with tax sale buyers. 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 the July 14 edition of…

Houma Woman Arrested After Stealing Vehicle Left Running at Slidell Rest Area

A Houma woman was arrested at a Covington-area gas station Tuesday (July 13) afternoon after she stole a vehicle in Slidell and drove it through New Orleans and back into St. Tammany via the Causeway before taking St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s deputies on a pursuit northbound down Highway 190. Shortly before 2 p.m. Tuesday, the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office was notified that a female had stolen a running vehicle from the Interstate 10…

Several STPSO Deputies Honored at Agency Awards Ceremony

Sheriff Randy Smith was honored to present several deputies with awards Thursday (July 15) at a special agency-wide ceremony held at the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office Pearl River Training Center. Employees were recognized for their acts of bravery, heroism and selfless service shown over the past two years as no such ceremony was held last year due to the Covid pandemic.  Administrative Deputy of the Year for 2020, Deputy First…

STPSO Investigating Fatal Crash

The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office is investigating a fatal crash, which occurred Friday (July 16) evening in the Slidell area. At approximately 5:40 p.m., STPSO deputies responded to a crash on Howze Beach Road (the Interstate 10 Service Road) near Slidell, which involved two vehicles. The initial investigation into the crash revealed that a Nissan Altima driven by an adult female was travelling eastbound on the service road when…

STPSO Investigating Alton-area Shooting

The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office is investigating after a man was shot while driving in the Alton area Sunday (July 18) evening.  Shortly before 7 p.m. Sunday a man called 911 to report he had been shot while driving down North Second Street in Alton.  He told deputies he was driving a white Mazda sedan northbound on North Second Street toward North 12th Street when one or more individuals began…

St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Deputy honored with State-wide Award

St. Tammany Parish Sheriff Deputy First Class Dylan Crawford was selected the 2021 Louisiana Sheriff’s Association Deputy Valor award winner. The Deputy Valor award recipient is chosen based on an individual’s unquestionable performance above and beyond the call of duty and recognizes any extreme life-threatening acts of bravery.  DFC Crawford attended the LSA Annual Conference this week, where he was presented this prestigious state-wide award for his heroic actions. On September…

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