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Nov24

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Mississippi woman dies after she is involved in a vehicle crash Sunday evening https://t.co/zVmhCNvXCL

Nov24

Mississippi woman dies after she is involved in a vehicle crash Sunday evening

A 33-year-old Mississippi woman died Sunday evening at the Louisiana Heart Hospital after she was involved in a vehicle crash that occurred earlier that evening in Sun. At approximately 5:30 p.m. Sunday, Sonia Taylor, 33, of Foxworth, Miss., was driving a 2003 Dodge Stratus southbound on Louisiana Highway 21 near the Sun town limits. At the same time, Lenzy Williams, 58, of Bogalusa, was also headed southbound on La. 21…
Nov24

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Deputies save two lives in one day during busy weekend https://t.co/zjiYVuT5ha

Nov24

Deputies save two lives in one day during busy weekend

DFC Donald Plaisance is pictured with Sheriff Jack Strain after receiving our Life Saving Award in 2012.  During that incident (on Christmas morning, 2011) DFC Plaisance performed CPR on a man who had no vital signs and resuscitated him.     The actions of several St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s deputies resulted in two lives being saved Saturday, including one that was just beginning.   At approximately 6:45 p.m. Saturday evening, Deputy…
Nov24

Deputies recover vehicle from Lake Pontchartrain

Divers with the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s office dive team Sunday afternoon recovered a vehicle which went over the railing of the Causeway and into the lake. The vehicle was traveling on the south bound span at approximately 10:30 a.m. Sunday morning when it left the travel lane and flipped over the railing. The incident occurred near the 16 mile marker (eight miles from the northshore). Deputies with the Sheriff’s marine division…
Nov21

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Lacombe man in the STP jail after deputies encounter him on Tammany Trace with illegal firearm http://t.co/iyh2DaI1qp http://t.co/aSLtVDSHXJ

Nov21

Man arrested on Trace for weapons violation

A Lacombe area man is being held in the St. Tammany Parish jail today after deputies encountered him on the St. Tammany Trace with an illegal firearm. Phillip Pickens (31240 Lydia St, Lacombe – DOB: 3/18/1979) was booked into the jail yesterday for the following offenses: L.R.S. 14:95 – illegal carrying of a weapon L.R.S. 14:103 – disturbing the peace L.R.S. 14:38 – simple assault L.R.S. 14:63 – criminal trespass…
Nov21

Public’s help sought to identify person who used counterfeit credit card

St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s detectives are asking for the public’s help in identifying a person who used a stolen credit card number on a counterfeit card to make a nearly $1,000 purchase at a Covington-area store. If you have any information about this crime, please call Detective Jerry Coyne at 985-276-1329.
Nov20

Jail Bookings Nov. 10-16

Last week's parish jail bookings are now available. Please click here to download a pdf.
Nov13

Deputies respond to fatal crash

At approximately 1:00 a.m. this morning, deputies with the St. Tammany Sheriff’s office traffic division responded to a fatal car crash on the I-10 service road near Slidell. Responding deputies discovered a 2002 Lexus IS300 overturned beside the roadway.  The driver, identified this afternoon by the St. Tammany Coroner’s office, was found next to the vehicle, deceased.  He was not wearing a seatbelt and was ejected during the crash. The…
Nov13

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Residents Alerted To Third Party Tax Mailer http://t.co/q7z8nVB7Tn

Nov13

Residents Alerted To Third Party Tax Mailer

Residents are calling us concerning a mailer they’re received from a third party about property records.  (Please see photo of sample mailer).  This company, which is not associated with the Sheriff’s office, is offering to provide a copy of the owner’s property deed and “assessment profile” for $83. While the mailer does include disclaimers and the service they are offering appears legal, the mailer is designed to look like an…
Nov12

Property tax bills being prepared

The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office is preparing once again to mail out the annual ad valorem tax notices to all property owners of the parish.  Over 134,000 bills are expected to be mailed out for the 2014 tax year with a total of approximately $265 million and 70 different millages and parcel fees to be collected and distributed parish-wide.   By law, the Sheriff of each parish in Louisiana…
Nov12

Parish Jail Bookings

Last week's parish jail bookings are now available.  Please click here to download a pdf.
Oct10

Updated National Night Out locations

Register events with the Sheriff’s Office by 5 p.m. today! The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office will join other South Louisiana law enforcement agencies in celebrating National Night Out Against Crime on Tuesday, October 14, 2014. Numerous National Night Out parties will be hosted throughout unincorporated St. Tammany Parish on Oct. 14. Sheriff Jack Strain and his deputies will make an effort to attend as many parties as possible throughout…
Oct09

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Register #NNO events by 5 p.m. Friday to be included on #STPSO list email location of event, time and contact info to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Oct09

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Register #NNO events by 5 p.m. Friday to be included on #STPSO list email location of vent, time and contact info to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Oct09

National Night Out to be Held Oct. 14

Register events with the Sheriff’s Office by 5 p.m. Friday, October 10 The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office will join other South Louisiana law enforcement agencies in celebrating National Night Out Against Crime on Tuesday, October 14, 2014. Numerous National Night Out parties will be hosted throughout unincorporated St. Tammany Parish on October 14. Sheriff Jack Strain and his deputies will make an effort to attend as many parties as…
Oct09

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investigation into complaint of telephone harassment led to arrest of suspect & 1 complainant http://t.co/ugs9Q92Qva http://t.co/oublczO3O2

Oct09

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#STPSO arrests Covington man for raping mentally-challenged woman at horse farm; looking for other possible victims http://t.co/W0sS7nTMq5

Oct09

Horse Farm Owner Arrested for Raping Mentally Challenged Woman

St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s office detectives have arrested a Covington-area man for raping a mentally challenged woman at a local horse farm, and they are now looking for other possible victims. Vincent Datrio (DOB 6/13/1964; 77606 Hwy 21, Covington) is the owner of Parkview Farms, a horse farm on Hwy 21 near Covington, which allows mentally handicapped and emotionally distressed individuals use the facility and ride the horses there in…
Oct09

Harassment Complaint Leads to Arson Arrest – of the Complainant

An investigation into a complaint of telephone harassment has led to the arrest of both the suspect and one of the complainants. On Sept. 27, deputies responded to a home near Mandeville in reference to a complaint of harassing phone calls.  The victim told responding deputies that her ex-boyfriend, Melvin Lacrouts, had called her numerous times and sent her several text messages over the previous 24 hour period. She told…
Oct07

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Sheriff’s deputy captures man wanted by Slidell Police http://t.co/9ojRI0F6aW

Oct07

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#jailbookings from last week have been posted http://t.co/sTYxaycrGt

Oct01

Lacombe man arrested for burglaries, investigators looking for other victims

Detectives with the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s office have arrested a Lacombe area handyman for the burglary of two residences where he had previously performed work. Louis Angel Castro (26184 E. Chestnut, Lacombe – DOB: 3/20/1975) was arrested yesterday and booked into the St. Tammany Parish Jail for two counts of L.R.S. 14:62.2 – simple burglary of an inhabited dwelling. Castro was identified as a possible suspect in a burglary…
Sep29

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#jailbookings from last week have been posted http://t.co/6gznvX443N

Sep25

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Sheriff Jack Strain is warning residents of yet another scam that appears to have made its way to St. Tammany Parish. http://t.co/voOsV5iCx3

Sep24

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#NationalNightOut to be Held Oct. 14 Neighborhoods encouraged to register events with the Sheriff’s Office http://t.co/CpeOrkYKPb

Sep22

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#jailbookings from last week have been posted. http://t.co/VjJ1llxYDF

Sep22

Jail Bookings Sept. 15-22

Click here for bookings Sept. 15-26
Sep19

First Three Canine Participants of ‘The Big House Program’ Announced

The following canines are the first three participants in the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s office The Big House Program and are in search of a “furever” home! For those not familiar with The Big House Program, the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s office has partnered with Doggone Express, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization based in Mt. Hermon, LA. Doggone Express helps Louisiana prisons and jails establish training programs called “From the Big…
Sep19

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#STPSO investigated package near Trace/Sharp Road Device has been determined to be harmless. (It was a geo-cache). Help us spread the word

Sep18

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***UPDATE*** Girl admits to fabricating story http://t.co/BKa0LpcqiN

Sep17

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Prayers requested for a deputy injured Monday in an on-duty vehicle crash. See our Facebook page for more information.

Sep17

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Investigators attempting to identify driver involved in bus stop incident http://t.co/wVxwsCSktN

Sep17

Investigators Attempting to Identify Driver Involved in Bus Stop Incident

***UPDATE***  In an attempt to identify a possible suspect in a complaint filed by a 16 year old girl about a suspicious man near a bus stop, an investigator with the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office this morning conducted a stakeout near that location.  (For more on the complaint, see the copy of yesterday’s release below). The investigator did not observe any suspicious vehicles matching the description given by the…
Sep16

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On Sept. 13 white 2014 Polaris RZR1000Quad reported stolen from Talisheek area Contact 985-276-1330 with information http://t.co/T1LYCAxcV3

Sep16

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Deputies locate body in Lake Pontchartrain http://t.co/A5uab2RGUB

Sep16

Deputies Locate Body in Lake Pontchartrain

At approximately 8:00 a.m. this morning, St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s deputies located a male body floating in the lake just east of the Twin Spans. The man is believed to be the same person seen jumping over the side rail of the  westbound twin span over the weekend. Sheriff’s Office marine division deputies were entering day three of the search for the man after motorists reported seeing him exit his…
Sep15

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#jailbookings for last week have been posted http://t.co/2s0fsTrhC8

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