September 2020


NAMI St. Tammany Director Presented with International CIT Award

Nick Richard, Executive Director of National Alliance on Mental Illness St. Tammany, was awarded the Crisis Intervention Team Advocate of the Year by CIT International.   The CIT Advocate Award recognizes a family member or other community advocate who demonstrates exemplary active involvement with their CIT program. They must have been instrumental in getting CIT started and/or promoting CIT as an engaging program that elevates the identity and ownership of…

DWI Checkpoint Planned for Labor Day Weekend

Deputies from the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office will conduct a sobriety checkpoint over the long Labor Day weekend at an undisclosed location in St. Tammany Parish. The checkpoint is part of the ongoing, proactive “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign to combat impaired driving. The manpower for this initiative is funded by a grant from the Louisiana Highway Safety Commission.  “We hope these checkpoints serve as a deterrent…

Covington Woman Arrested After Leaving Dog in Hot Car

The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office arrested a Covington-area woman after she left her dog inside her hot car Friday (Sept. 4) morning. Shortly after 11:15 a.m. Friday, a shopper called 911 to report a dog had been left in a hot car in the parking lot of a Covington-area shopping center. The shopper told the responding deputy she had waited by the car for more than 20 minutes before…

Mom Arrested, Cousin Wanted After Juvenile Shoots Himself in Leg

The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office arrested a Slidell-area woman Thursday (September 17) after her 16-year-old son accidentally shot himself. Kimberly Taylor (DOB 5/31/1986) allowed her 16-year-old son to live with his cousin, a convicted felon, at a residence in the Rocket Ranch Trailer Park near Slidell. The juvenile was at the residence with the cousin, Dane Williams (DOB 12/21/1990), when he accidentally shot himself in the knee shortly before…

Body Located On Side of Covington-area Roadway

The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office is currently conducting a death investigation after a body was located on the side of a roadway near Covington. Shortly before 7:45 a.m. Monday (September 21), St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to 11th Street between Soell Drive and North Street in reference to a stalled vehicle in the roadway. When they arrived at the location of the stalled vehicle, deputies observed the…

Juvenile Arrested After Murdering His Dad’s Fiancée

The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office arrested a 14-year-old Slidell-area boy Monday (September 21) morning after he shot his dad's fiancée. Shortly after 6:30 a.m. Monday the juvenile called 911 to report his dad’s live-in fiancée had been shot. Deputies responded to a residence in the 2200 block of Pelican Street and located the female deceased with a gunshot wound. The body has been turned over to the St. Tammany…

Drugs, Cash and Firearm Located During Traffic Stop

      A routine traffic stop Saturday (September 19) night near Slidell uncovered a large amount of drugs and cash and a firearm. Shortly before midnight Saturday, a St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s deputy attempted a traffic stop on a black Kia Soul in the area U.S. Highway 190 East and Sunset Drive near Slidell. The vehicle ultimately stopped in the 100 block of Shamrock Drive. Upon making contact with the…

STPSO to Participate in National Night Out October 6

On Tuesday, October 6, 2020, the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office will be participating in National Night Out Against Crime. If your neighborhood wishes to participate this year, and wants a deputy to attend, please register your event by Thursday, October 1st. Click here to register your event.  National Night Out is a nation-wide crime prevention event. The night is designed to heighten crime prevention awareness, increase neighborhood support in…

STPSO Joins North American Rail-Safety Operation Aimed at Reducing Preventable Deaths and Injuries o

The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office is proud to be joining forces with first responder agencies in the U.S. and Canada today for “Operation Clear Track” — the single largest rail-safety initiative in North America. Coordinated by Amtrak, Operation Lifesaver Inc. and Operation Lifesaver Canada, Operation Clear Track aims to reduce the number of railway crossing and trespassing incidents in the U.S. and Canada — incidents which seriously injure or…

STPSO Purchases Body Cameras for Enforcement Deputies

In an effort to improve transparency, the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office is equipping its enforcement deputies with body cameras, and citizens will begin seeing them in use as early as tomorrow (September 24). As one of his first actions for the new fiscal year, Sheriff Randy Smith signed a contract with Axon Enterprise (formerly TASER International) to purchase body camera for all patrol, traffic and civil deputies.  The $1.6 million,…

Traffic Stop Results in Seizure of More Than 50 Pounds of Cocaine

The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office arrested an Alabama man Thursday night after he was caught trying to transport more than 50 pounds of cocaine through the parish. Shortly before midnight Thursday (September 24) night a member of the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Highway Enforcement Unit conducted a traffic stop on a 2013 Chevrolet Silverado that was traveling on Interstate 12 near Slidell. The driver of the vehicle, Fabian De…

Two Pearl River Men Arrested After Stealing Catalytic Converters

Two Pearl River-area men have been arrested after detectives with the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Property Crimes Division uncovered they have been stealing catalytic converters off of vehicles in St. Tammany Parish and surrounding areas and selling them at a scrap yard in Mississippi. Catalytic converters were reported stolen off vehicles at a parish parking lot in Pearl River, at a retirement home in Slidell, at a car dealership in…

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