July 2022


Man Arrested After Scamming Two St. Tammany Residents

Investigators with the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Financial Crimes Unit have arrested a man who scammed two St. Tammany Parish residents out of thousands of dollars. It is believed this same man has been victimizing people all over the country. In April, a St. Tammany resident contacted the Sheriff’s Office to report they had wired a man $55,000 for a boat, and when they went to the Florida address he…

Mount Hermon man, Juvenile Family Member Arrested for Unrelated Crimes

Detectives with the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office have arrested a Mount Hermon man for burglary and his juvenile family member for armed robbery in connection with two separate cases. At approximately 7 a.m. on June 26 a male entered a gas station on Highway 21 near Covington, brandished a firearm and demanded the clerk give him money from the register. He fled on foot with an undisclosed amount of…

Woman Arrested After Setting House on Fire with Her Mom, Baby Inside

A Slidell-area woman has been arrested for arson after she set her home on fire while her mother and her 4-month-old baby were inside. At approximately 6:30 a.m. Sunday (July 10), St. Tammany Fire District 1 personnel were dispatched to a fire at a residence on Jay Street in the Ozone Woods area of Slidell. They extinguished the fire, which was contained primarily to the exterior of the structure. A…

Two Separate Traffic Stops Result in Arrests for Illegal Drugs, Firearms

Two separate proactive traffic stops in St. Tammany Parish results in three arrests and the seizure of illegal narcotics and illegally possessed firearms. Friday (July 8) evening, detectives with the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Proactive Enforcement Unit conducted a traffic stop in the Slidell area on a blue Ford Mustang after observing traffic violations. While speaking with the driver and sole occupant of the vehicle, Alphonse Tillman (DOB 07/16/1986) of Slidell, detectives…

Arrest Made Following Slidell-area Stabbing

A local man has been arrested following a stabbing which occurred Tuesday (July 12) at a Slidell-area motel. At approximately noon Tuesday, St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s deputies responded to a report of a stabbing, which occurred at a motel on Yapon Drive near Slidell. Responding deputies located a male in one of the hotel rooms suffering from what appears to be non-life-threatening stab wounds. He was transported by medical personnel…

Kansas Couple Arrested After Drugs, Stolen Gun Located During Traffic Stop

A Kansas couple was arrested by the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office after drugs and a stolen gun were found during a traffic stop earlier this month. At approximately 8 p.m. on July 6, a deputy with the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office conducted a traffic stop on a black Dodge Charger with a Kansas license plate. The vehicle was traveling eastbound on Interstate 12, near Highway 59 in Mandeville,…

Former STPSO Deputy Arrested

A former St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office employee was arrested today (July 13) for two counts of Contributing to the Delinquency of a Juvenile. Nathan Bennett, a former deputy in STPSO Corrections Division, was arrested Wednesday evening on the misdemeanor charges. Bennett facilitated two underage females in running away from a residence, after one of the females reached out to him on social media and asked for a ride. Both…

High Level Drug Dealer Arrested

Thanks to proactive policing, deputies with the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office arrested a high level drug dealer over the weekend.   At approximately 8pm on Saturday (July 16 ) night, deputies conducted a traffic stop on a silver Honda Accord near the intersection of N 18th Street and Beulah Street in Lacombe.   Further investigation and a vehicle search led to the discovery of approximately two pounds of marijuana,…

Swift Action by Deputies Prevents Mississippi Man from Harming Himself

Thursday, July 21, 2022 Shortly after 6:00 a.m Thursday morning (July 21), St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s deputies responded to a call of an individual at the Oak Harbor overpass in Slidell attempting to jump off the bridge and onto I-10 in an attempt to harm himself.  The swift action by deputies prevented him from harming himself. 52 year old male was from the Mississippi area, and experiencing a mental health…

Two Mississippi Men Arrested on Gun Charges Following a Disturbance at a Slidell Area Residence

Two Mississippi men have been arrested on gun charges following a disturbance at a Slidell area residence. Shortly after 2:30 PM on Thursday (July 28) deputies responded to a disturbance at a residence located on the 200 block of Blue Crane Rd in the Slidell area. A female homeowner was confronted in her front yard by two females that were known to her occupying a vehicle. A verbal altercation ensued…

Overnight Slidell Area Shooting Leaves One Injured

On Friday night (July 29), an overnight shooting occurred at the Woodland Grove Apartments in the Slidell area which left one injured. Shortly after 10:30 PM, deputies responded to a call at this location regarding a female victim with a gunshot wound to the chest. The female victim was transported to a local area hospital, and is in stable condition.   Detectives responded to the scene and determined through available…

Following a Long Search, the Body of a 31 Year Old Marrero Man has Been Recovered From the Lake

Shortly after 8:00 AM on Saturday morning (July 30), the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office Marine Division, with the assistance of the United States Coast Guard and Fire District 1 recovered the body of a 31 year old Marrero man that jumped from the twin spans on Thursday night (July 28.) The St. Tammany Parish Coroner’s Office has positively identified the man as Jermaine Smith (DOB 08/09/1990.)   On Thursday…

Woman Dies After Crash Less Than a Mile from Social Gathering

The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office is investigating a fatal crash which occurred Saturday (July 30) evening near Covington. Shortly before 6:45 PM, a 27-year old Covington woman left a social gathering in the 1500 block of Tchefuncte Drive near Covington on a 2007 Honda CRF-70F that she was driving.   For reasons unknown at this time, she left the roadway and crashed into a tree, approximately less than a…

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