November 2021

Nov04

Man Wanted for New Orleans Murder Arrested in St. Tammany following Pursuit

A man wanted by New Orleans Police on murder charges was arrested early Thursday (November 4) morning following a high-speed vehicle pursuit that ended in St. Tammany Parish.     Early Thursday morning, St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies were notified that Hancock County Miss., deputies were in pursuit of a stolen beige 2006 Toyota Highlander on Interstate 10 Westbound.   STSPO deputies joined the pursuit at the state line, and…
Nov09

Sheriff Smith Issues Statement on Strain Verdict

“I am very pleased to see our court system work as it is designed to and justice to be achieved for the victims. The verdict delivered last night proved that no one is above the law,” Sheriff Randy Smith said. “I have worked hard, along with my administration, over the past five years to rebuild the public’s trust. From day one as Sheriff, I have worked with Federal and State…
Nov10

18-year-old Arrested on Rape Charges

Victims Targeted Through Social Media, Mutual Acquaintances The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office has arrested an 18-year-old on rape charges.  Detectives have identified three victims, ranging in age from 11 to 13, which the subject targeted through mutual acquaintances and via the popular social media application – Snapchat.  In November 2020, the STPSO Special Victims Unit Detectives began an investigation of the sexual assault of an 11-year-old.  As part of that…
Nov16

Man Wanted for Mandeville-area Armed Robbery Arrested in Florida

A Florida man who robbed a Mandeville-area gas station this past summer was located Tuesday (November 16) morning by the U.S. Marshal’s Service in Florida and taken into custody. In June, the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office posted a BOLO on its social media pages asking for the public’s help in identifying an individual who robbed a Mandeville-area gas station at gunpoint.  The ongoing investigation into the robbery led STPSO detectives…
Nov16

I-12 Traffic Stop Uncovers Large Quality of Marijuana

A traffic stop on Interstate 12 yielded a large quantity of marijuana and cash Sunday (November 14) night. At Approximately 9 p.m. Sunday, a deputy with the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Highway Enforcement Unit conducted a traffic stop on a red 2015 Chevrolet Silverado with a Texas license plate, on Interstate 12 Eastbound just west of the Highway 1088 exit.  The driver and sole occupant of the truck, Jorge Valeriano…

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