December 2020


Property Tax Payers Urged to Utilize Alternative Payment Methods

St. Tammany residents are seeing their annual property tax bills arrive in the mail this week.  For some homeowners with a mortgage, payment of the bill will be handled automatically through their mortgage company.  For others, however, payment must be made directly by the individual.  Many of these residents opt to pay in-person at a Sheriff’s Office facility, but renewed Covid-19 restrictions affecting those sites present a unique challenge this…

Biological Mother Arrested on Kidnapping Charge

A Metairie woman wanted for kidnapping her biological child Thanksgiving day turned herself into the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office Wednesday (December 2) afternoon. Coreion Molette, will be booked into the St. Tammany Parish Jail on one count of L.R.S. 14:44.2 Aggravated Kidnapping of a Child. The child’s custodial parents contacted the Sheriff’s Office Thanksgiving day after Molette showed up at a residence in the Lakeshore Villages Subdivision near Slidell…

Senior Citizen Dinner Cancelled Due to Covid

Sheriff Randy Smith is saddened to announce the cancellation of this year’s Deputy Sheriff’s Association Senior Citizen Dinner, due to the Covid-19 pandemic. This year would have marked 32 years the St. Tammany Deputy Sheriff’s Association has hosted the annual event. More than 1,000 of our community’s senior citizens attend the event, which includes a holiday meal, music and dancing, each holiday season. Members of the Deputy Association met last…

Former STPSO Deputy Terminated and Arrested

A former St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s deputy is facing a misdemeanor battery charge following an investigation into an incident that occurred at the St. Tammany Parish Jail earlier this week. Justin Doles (DOB 7/4/1988) was issued a summons Friday (December 4) morning for one count of L.R.S. 14:35 Simple Battery (misdemeanor).  He was also found to be in violation of agency policy and procedure and was terminated. The arrest is…

STPSO Gives Support as CAC Hope House Cuts Ribbon on Expansion

From left, are Covington Mayor Mark Johnson, Steve and Lucy Tujague with In Jesus’ Name Foundation, STPSO Chief Deputy Jeff Boehm, CAC Board Member Tony LeMon, CAC Executive Director Thomas Mitchell, Covington Police Chief Steve Culotta, Architect Michael Hunley, and Robin Gee and Jarred Meyer with BSD Construction.   Representatives from the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office were honored to attend a ribbon cutting ceremony Friday (December 4) for the…

STPSO Investigating Lacombe-area Shooting

The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office is currently investigating a shooting which occurred Tuesday (December 8) morning at a residence in the Lacombe area. More information will be provided as it becomes available.

Ecstasy, Meth Located During I-12 Traffic Stop

An early Tuesday (December 8) morning traffic stop on Interstate 12 uncovered more than two and a half pounds of Ecstasy tablets and more than six pounds of methamphetamine. Shortly after midnight Tuesday morning, a member of the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Highway Enforcement Unit conducted a routine traffic stop near Mandeville on an eastbound silver Lexus IS3 with a Mississippi license plate after observing the vehicle commit a traffic…

Two Dead, Three Injured Following Lacombe-area Shooting

 *** SECOND UPDATE*** Renard Causey Sr. (DOB 1/1/1977) and Jason Leblanc (DOB 3/27/1998), both of Lacombe, have been released from area hospitals and have been booked into the St. Tammany Parish Jail for two counts each of L.R.S. 14:30 First Degree Murder, one count each of L.R.S. 14:64 Armed Robbery and one count each of L.R.S. 14:62.8 Home Invasion related to their acts which resulted in the death of the other two co-perpetrators. …

Cocaine Located During I-12 Traffic Stop

A traffic stop conducted on Interstate 12 eastbound resulted in the discovery of more than two pounds of powder cocaine. Shortly after 8pm Thursday (December 10) evening, a member of the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Highway Enforcement Unit conducted a traffic stop near Covington on a silver Ford Fusion with a Florida license plate, after observing the vehicle commit a traffic violation. Deputies made contact with the driver and sole…

STPSO Receives Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting

From left, are Deputy Walker Ray, Deputy Pam Wrenn, DFC Christina Hilby, Deputy Penny Vance, DFC Eve Guthrie, DFC Karen Cederholm, Chief Deputy Jeffrey Boehm, Deputy Chief Tiffany Carrasco, Sheriff Randy Smith, Major Andrea Cossé, DFC Tonya Williams, Deputy Adryan Tresch, Corporal April Harberson, Deputy Kelli Moore, Captain Cynthia Bankston and DFC Jonie Fletschinger.   Sheriff Randy Smith is proud to announce that the Government Finance Officers Association of the…

SWAT Team on Scene in River Gardens

The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s SWAT team is currently on scene in the River Gardens neighborhood near Slidell with a wanted individual who has barricaded himself inside a residence after firing upon a STPSO lieutenant who was patrolling in the area of John Drive and Peachtree Drive. The lieutenant’s vehicle was struck but the lieutenant was not injured. STPSO is asking residents to avoid the area at this time as…

DWI Checkpoint Planned for This Weekend

Deputies from the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office will conduct a DWI checkpoint this weekend at an undisclosed location in St. Tammany Parish. The checkpoint is part of the ongoing, proactive “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign, which is targeted at combatting impaired driving during the holiday season.  The manpower for this initiative is funded by a grant from the Louisiana Highway Safety Commission.  “We encourage everyone to make…

Slidell-area Man Arrested Following Eight-hour SWAT Standoff

A Slidell-area man has been arrested after he fired upon a St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s lieutenant who was patrolling in the man’s neighborhood Wednesday morning. Gerald Maxey (DOB 6/13/1947) was taken into custody without incident or injury shortly before 3:30 p.m. Wednesday following a more than eight-hour standoff at his residence on John Drive in the River Gardens neighborhood near Slidell. Maxey barricade himself in his home shortly after 7 a.m.…

STSPO Investigating Fatal Crash

The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office is investigating a crash, which resulted in a fatality Friday night. The preliminary investigation by deputies revealed the crash occurred as a 2004 Chevrolet Colorado truck with Mississippi plates was traveling eastbound on Howard O’Berry Road in the Pearl River area when for unknown reasons the driver failed to negotiate the 90-degree turn onto Lester Road and crashed into several trees at approximately 7:10…

STPSO Investigating After Man Found with Gunshot Wound in Lacombe Area

The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office is requesting the public’s assistance in obtaining information about a shooting which occurred in the Lacombe area early Monday (December 21) morning. At approximately 2 a.m. Monday, STPSO deputies were dispatched to the 26000 block of Jackson Street in Lacombe in reference to a white male who had sustained what appeared to be a non-life-threatening gunshot wound. The call came shortly after the Sheriff’s…

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