December 2019


STPSO Investigating Hit And Run Crash

**Update**   In the early morning hours of Saturday (Dec. 7), the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office was notified that an individual, later identified as Joel Evans Cairns (DOB 6/19/1988), wished to surrender himself to deputies in reference to the hit and run crash being actively investigated by the STPSO. Cairns, a Mandeville-area resident, was taken into custody without incident and later booked into the St. Tammany Parish Jail on the…

Lacombe Man Arrested In Connection With Woman’s Death

The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office has arrested a Lacombe man following a death that occurred at his residence earlier this year.   John Jacob Jenkins was arrested this morning at his place of employment and was booked into the St. Tammany Parish Jail on one count of L.R.S. 14:30.1 Second-Degree Murder and one count of L.R.S. 14:89.3 Sexual Abuse of an Animal.    Shortly before noon on Oct. 7,…

Multiple DWI Checkpoints Planned During Holiday Season

Deputies from the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office will conduct multiple DWI checkpoints between now and the end of the year at undisclosed locations in St. Tammany Parish. The checkpoints are 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. “As always, the Sheriff’s Office will be…

Sheriff Randy Smith Reminds Residents to Lock Their Vehicle Doors

St. Tammany Parish Sheriff Randy Smith is reminding citizens to lock their car doors this holiday season. With all of the excitement of the holiday season it is easy to forget there are thieves out there waiting to prey on individuals who have let their guard down.   Early Wednesday morning (December 18), STPSO deputies were dispatched to the Eden Isles area of Slidell in reference to two individuals dressed…

Slidell Man Arrested After Man Shot During Scuffle

The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office has arrested a Slidell man after he shot another man during a scuffle Thursday (December 19) afternoon. Shortly before 1 p.m. Thursday, an individual was dropped off at residence on Jay Street near Slidell.  That man and the homeowner, John Couvilier (DOB 1/14/1992), got into an altercation and Couvilier produced a gun. While the two men were fighting over the weapon, the victim, a…

Mandeville Man Arrested for Stealing High School Band Instruments

The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office arrested a Mandeville-area man Monday (December 23) in connection with a theft that occurred at a local-area high school. STPSO deputies were dispatched to a Mandeville-area high school on December 13 when administrators arrived and noticed a glass door leading to the school band room had been shattered and three students’ instruments had been taken. Using surveillance video at the school and information obtained…

STPSO Deputies Respond to Incident at Slidell-area Home Christmas Eve Morning

Christmas Eve morning, St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s deputies responded to a Slidell-area residence following a domestic disturbance that ultimately left one man dead and his son injured.  At approximately 8:15 a.m. Tuesday (December 24), deputies were dispatched to a residence in the 300 block of Dockside Drive in Slidell in reference to reports of shots being fired.   Once on scene, deputies learned a 53-year-old man had punched his 51-year-old wife…

STPSO Working a Homicide in the Madisonville Area

***UPDATE*** The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s has arrested Harry Cleland (DOB 3/7/1962) for L.R.S. 14:31 Manslaughter in connection with an incident that occurred at a Madisonville-area residence Christmas night.   The initial investigation into the below incident, revealed that Cleland and the deceased were involved in a romantic relationship and had been fighting. The argument escalated and at some point during their altercation Wednesday (December 25) evening, Cleland armed himself with…

STPSO Investigating Fatal Vehicle Crash

At approximately 5:45 a.m. (Dec. 31) St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to the area of Lowe Davis Rd. near Abita Springs, to investigate a single vehicle crash that has resulted in a fatality. The preliminary investigation by deputies revealed the single-vehicle crash occurred as a Ford F-350 truck was traveling eastbound on Lowe Davis Road when for unknown reasons the driver failed to negotiate a curve in the…

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