September 2022


DWI Checkpoint Planned for Labor Day Weekend

Deputies from the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office will conduct a DWI 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 are out there every day looking for…

Two Men Arrested After Meth, Handgun Found During Traffic Stop

Two Alabama men were arrested after more than eight pounds of methamphetamine was found in their vehicle during a Slidell-area traffic stop. On August 25, detectives with the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office conducted a traffic stop on a Buick Lacrosse after the vehicle’s driver was observed violating several traffic laws on Interstate 10 near Slidell. A search of the vehicle led to the discovery and seizure of nearly 8.68…

Slidell Man Wanted Following Shooting

***UPDATE***   Keith Cotton (DOB 10/6/2003) is in custody after turning himself in Monday (September 12) morning. He will be booked into the St. Tammany Parish Correctional Center on one count of Attempted Second-degree Murder. Sheriff Randy Smith would like to thank everyone who called in with information about Cotton’s whereabouts. ------------ The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in locating a Slidell man who…

Nine-Hour Standoff Ends in Arrest

An Abita Springs man is in custody following a nine-hour standoff that occurred Monday (Sept. 12) night in an Abita Springs neighborhood. Shortly before 5:15 p.m. Monday, St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s deputies were called in to assist a local bail bondsman who was attempting to arrest a subject on a warrant. The subject, Quinton Richard (DOB 4/14/1974), pulled a gun on the bail bondsman before arming himself with multiple firearms…

Clearwood Junior High Student Arrested for Terrorizing

A 12-year-old Slidell-area student was arrested Friday (September 16) after he told a classmate he was going to bring a gun to school. The School Resource Officer at Clearwood Junior High School was notified after a student told his classmate Thursday that he would bring a gun to school on Friday and shoot him.  The incident was not reported until Friday after the school day had started.  The student, who…

Items Stolen from Abita Springs Residence Recovered in Mississippi

St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s detectives have arrested a Mississippi woman who garnered an Abita Springs man’s trust before stealing several items from his home. On September 8, STPSO deputies were contacted after a man said an acquaintance stole several items, including an AR-15, a laptop, computer equipment, a camera and an Xbox, from his Abita Springs-area residence. The victim told detectives he allowed a woman who he had met online,…

Former STPSO Employee Arrested

A former St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office employee has been arrested for malfeasance. Thursday (September 22) afternoon, Victoria Stelfox, was terminated and arrested for Malfeasance in Office and Filing or Maintaining False Public Record. She will be booked into the St. Tammany Parish Correctional Center. Stelfox, a lieutenant in the criminal patrol division, was arrested after she fabricated a hit-and-run accident report when a deputy who worked under her was…

Former STPSO Employee Arrested on Drug Charges

The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office has arrested a former employee after it was learned he was bringing illegal narcotics into the St. Tammany Parish Correctional Center. During an investigation into drugs being introduced into the correctional center, STPSO detectives learned from multiple sources that Jason Allen Jr. (DOB 11/9/2000) of Slidell was selling illegal narcotics to inmates while he was employed as a correctional deputy in the facility. As…

STPSO Hosting National Night Out Events

On Tuesday, October 4, 2022, the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office will be participating in National Night Out Against Crime, and they are participating in a big way this year. This year, in addition to attending events hosted and held in neighborhoods, the STPSO will be hosting its own events at each of its four district offices. Residents are encouraged to stop by at one of these events between 5 and 8…

Five Kilos of Fentanyl Seized in St. Tammany

St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s detectives seized very a large cache of fentanyl during an operation that took place this week in Covington. Tuesday (September 27) evening, with the assistance of Homeland Security Investigations, detectives with the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office conducted an investigation, which resulted in the arrest of a 24-year-old Mexican national male. The male was transporting five kilograms (approximately 11 pounds) of fentanyl at the time of…

DEA Agent Arrested on Domestic Abuse Charge

A local DEA agent was arrested this week by the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office after he battered his wife. On Sunday (September 25) a female contacted the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office to report her husband, Jimmie Ogden (DOB 1/5/1968) had battered her while they were at their Covington-area home on September 22.  The female reported that after the incident she fled to north Louisiana. Upon her return Wednesday…

Truck Sought That Struck STPSO Unit

***UPDATE***   Christopher Lozier Jr.  (DOB 6-7-92) of Carriere, Miss., turned himself in to the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office today (October 1). He admitted to being the driver of the 2012 gray Nissan Frontier that struck an STPSO unit on Sept. 28 while deputies were assisting State Police with a crash on I-59. Lozier will be booked into the St. Tammany Parish Correctional Center for L.R.S. 14:100 Hit and…

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