November 2019


Woman Wanted for Slidell Burglary Tied to Multi-state Crime Spree

St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office detectives have tied a vehicle burglary that occurred in the Slidell area earlier this year to a couple wanted for similar crimes in other states. On September 24, STPSO deputies responded to a vehicle burglary that occurred at a Slidell-area preschool. The thieves used the victim’s stolen driver’s license to cash checks in the Slidell and Ocean Springs, Mississippi areas and to rent a vehicle…

STPSO Investigating Reports of Shots Fired Near Slidell

The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office is investigating reports of a shooting that occurred Thursday (November 14) night in the Slidell area. Shortly after 7:45 p.m. Thursday, the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office received numerous calls from residents reporting potential gunshots in the area of Coast Boulevard in Slidell.   One vehicle was struck multiple times, and while fleeing the area, that vehicle hit another vehicle, resulting in a crash…

Man Wanted for Second-degree Murder Taken Into Custody

St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s detectives, working together with members of the U.S. Marshal’s Fugitive Apprehension Task Force, located and arrested a man wanted for second-degree murder, Friday afternoon. A warrant was issued last week for the arrest of Tony Smith (DOB 4/6/1988) following a grand jury indictment.  STPSO detectives have been working with their counterparts with the U.S. Marshal’s Service to locate Smith. Shortly before 2 p.m. Friday (Nov. 15)…

Suspect Sought in Slidell-area Shooting

UPDATE: James Salvant (DOB 1/23/2000) surrendered himself at the St. Tammany Parish Jail Wednesday night (November 20) and was taken into custody and booked on one count of L.R.S. 14:94 Illegal Use of a Firearm and four counts of L.R.S. 14:37.4 Aggravated Assault with a Firearm.   The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office is looking for a Slidell man in connection with a shooting that occurred Thursday evening near Slidell. Shortly after…

Two Slidell Residents Arrested for Manufacturing Counterfeit Money

    The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office has arrested two Slidell residents after it was learned they were manufacturing counterfeit currency. On Oct. 2, detectives with the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office were executing a search warrant at a residence on Ninth Street in Slidell when they found counterfeit money, as well as computers and other equipment utilized to manufacture the fake money.   Kenyatta Meads and Lynn Pommier were arrested and booked…

STPSO Awarded Funding for Checkpoints, Underage Drinking Enforcement

As an ongoing commitment to keeping our roadways safe, the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office has been awarded a $194,230 grant by the Louisiana Highway Safety Commission to be utilized as part of the statewide Fatal and Injury Crash Reduction Effort. The primary objective of this effort is to reduce fatal and injury crashes on Louisiana roadways, and funds will be used to supply additional manpower to conduct extra seat…

Three Arrested, More Sought in Armed Robbery

The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office has arrested three individuals and are looking to identify and arrest more following an incident that occurred late Thursday night (November 21) in the Tammany Hills area near Covington. Shortly before 11 p.m. Thursday, deputies responded to the area of Sixth Street and Henry Clay Avenue near Covington in reference to a report of an armed robbery. The victim had been lured to that…

Deputies Respond to Covington-area Fatal Crash

***UPDATE***     Following the receipt of toxicology results, Charles Juncker (DOB 12/31/1952) of Covington was booked into the St. Tammany Parish Jail on February 11, 2020 on the following enhanced charges in connection with a fatal crash which occurred on November 25, 2019 (see attached press release):   L.R.S. 14:32.1 Vehicular Homicide L.R.S. 14:98.1 DWI First Offense       Shortly before 7 p.m. Monday night (Nov. 25), St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s…

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