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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 scottlee@stpso.com

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 scottlee@stpso.com

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

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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

Sep15

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Search continues for man who reportedly jumped over rail of EB twin spans Follow us on Facebook https://t.co/njwpAp06Eq for more information

Sep15

Jail Bookings Sept. 8-14

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Sep14

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#STPSO attempting to locate a man who reportedly jumped off the eastbound twin span this morning. http://t.co/Fm6aXGFRNG

Sep14

Deputies Attempting to Locate Man in Lake Pontchartrain

UPDATE: Search continues The search for a man who reportedly jumped over the side rail of the eastbound twin span enters its second day as St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office marine deputies continue to comb the area.  The man is believed to be from Mississippi.  Yesterday, deputies canvassed portions of eastern Lake Pontchartrain with boats equipped with underwater imaging devices but were unable to locate the man.  The search was aided…
Sep08

Jail Bookings Sept. 1-7

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Sep08

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#jailbookings from last week have been posted. http://t.co/g1qh8spxdf

Sep03

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Mississippi man arrested for stealing more than $4,000 from Haley Howard scholarship fund http://t.co/rt0H58Wyj9

Sep03

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#STPSO Sheriff Jack Strain today released the statistics from the 2014 property tax sale. http://t.co/pCmtfoleD6

Sep03

Property Tax Sale Statistics Released

St. Tammany Parish Sheriff Jack Strain today released the statistics from the 2014 property tax sale.  On July 14, 2014, one hundred sixty one individuals registered as potential buyers for this year’s sale.  Registration was open to anyone interested in bidding on the properties being auctioned.  More than 1,000 properties were scheduled for the sale due to unpaid property taxes.  A total of 918 properties were successfully auctioned at the…
Sep03

Mississippi Man Arrested for Stealing Money from Scholarship Fund

A Mississippi man has been arrested for stealing more than $4,000 from a scholarship fund set up to honor a local girl who died in an automobile crash. After a four-day search last March the body of Northshore High School graduate and University of New Orleans student Haley Howard was located when her submerged vehicle was pulled from the Irish Bayou on the edge of Lake Pontchartrain. Following her death, Howard’s friends…
Sep02

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4 individuals who met on a dating Website ended up in jail Mon night after their 1st date did not go quite as planned http://t.co/d3lmDTT73k

Sep02

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#Jailbookings from last week have been posted http://t.co/rnDCY6HWsq

Sep02

Four Connect on Dating Website, End Up in Jail Monday Night

Four individuals who met on a dating website ended up in jail Monday night after their first date did not go quite as planned. Tiffany Reine (DOB 12/26/1977; 39716 W. Sam Arnold Loop, Ponchatoula) and Melissa Almanza (DOB 7/14/1976; 14183 T. Hardy Drive, Hammond) met up with Charles Todd (DOB 4/28/1980: 112 Piney Wood Acres Drive, Madison, Tenn.) and Anthony Wilson (DOB 11/28/1976; 9204 Cindy Drive, Westwego) on the Madisonville…
Sep02

Jail Bookings Aug. 25-31

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Aug28

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6 have now been arrested & detectives are executing the arrests on 3 in connection with drug-deal-turned-shooting http://t.co/LnXs38TBYt

Aug28

Immediate Response by Deputies Leads to Multiple Arrests in Slidell

Six people have now been arrested and detectives are in the process of executing the arrests on three others in connection with a drug-deal-turned-shooting in Oak Harbor near Slidell early Wednesday. The individuals involved are: John Burdine (DOB: 7/11/91 – 337 Cape Breton Dr, Slidell) Byron Davis (received gunshot wounds) (DOB: 6/13/88 – Folsom) Hailey Gill (DOB: 6/17/94 – 304 E Hornsby St, Covington) Philip Kitchen (DOB: 6/2/92 – 2114…
Aug27

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Four people are in custody today after an overnight drug deal went bad in Oak Harbor near Slidell. http://t.co/Bt6pd8AFAP

Aug27

Sheriff’s Office Makes Multiple Arrests in Overnight Drug Deal / Shooting

Four people are in custody today after an overnight drug deal went bad in Oak Harbor near Slidell. The individuals in custody are: Jimmy Coyne (DOB: 1/17/91 – 300 Stonehill Rd, Folsom) Kelsey Schoenbeger (DOB: 12/19/95 – 28484 Wildwood St, Lacombe) Donice Garrett (DOB: 1/7/91 – 84158 Hwy 25, Folsom) Jonathan Vines (DOB: 11/18/90 – 3350 Blanco St, Slidell) The Sheriff’s office received a 911 call at approximately 12:30 am…
Aug25

Jail Bookings Aug. 18-24

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Aug22

Slidell Mother Arrested for DWI with Triplets in the Vehicle

A 41-year-old Slidell mother was arrested Thursday evening for driving while intoxicated after she was pulled over for driving erratically with her three young children in the vehicle. Shortly before 8 p.m. Thursday a deputy was dispatched to Willow wood Subdivision near Slidell after several residents called to report a white GMC SUV driving recklessly through the neighborhood. Residents told deputies the vehicle nearly ran over three people that were…
Aug19

Kenner Man Booked with Obsenity

A Kenner man was booked into the St. Tammany Parish jail this afternoon after a resident reported seeing the man fondling himself in a business parking lot. Miguel Rodriguez (78 Gelpi Ave, Kenner – DOB: 8/2/1979) was booked with one count of L.R.S. 14:106 – obscenity.  His bond has not yet been set. Just before 1:00 pm today, a female called 911 to report seeing Rodriguez fondling himself in his…
Aug18

Jail Bookings Aug. 11-17

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Aug13

Covington-Area Man Arrested After Receiving Steroids in the Mail

The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Task Force, in conjunction with the United States Postal Inspectors, Drug Enforcement Administration and Homeland Security, recently conducted a search warrant at 68249 Taulla Drive in Covington.  The target of the investigation, Alan Guichet (DOB 12-20-53), had been suspected of receiving steroids from outside the United States.  United States Postal Inspectors, along with agents from the Drug Enforcement Administration, intercepted a package destined for Guichet at the above listed address and determined…
Aug11

Jail Bookings August 4-10

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Aug08

Hammond Police’s ‘Spiderman Burglar’ arrested after lengthy pursuit and struggle in St. Tammany

Thursday night St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s deputies apprehended a man wanted by Hammond Police. John Edward Green (DOB 3/13/1981; I-12 Service Road Lot 262, Ponchatoula) was taken into custody shortly after 9:15 p.m. following a nearly four-hour foot pursuit that spanned an area leading from the Abita Nursery Subdivision to the Claiborne Hill area near Covington. Dubbed the “Spiderman Burglar” on social media sites by authorities there, Green, was wanted…
Aug08

Arrests Made After Marijuana Found Growing in Slidell Area Home

The St. Tammany Parish Narcotics Task Force received a complaint last month of marijuana being grown in a Slidell-area home. At the home Task Force agents made contact with Tiffany Diaspro (DOB 5/13/1985; 107 Ellwood Circle, Slidell. Also present was her 9-year-old son. Diaspro advised agents that she had some personal use marijuana and that she and her boyfriend, Charles Ammons (DOB 4/20/1985; same address), had an “experimental marijuana grow”…
Aug08

Sheriff’s Employee Terminated After Questionable Items Found in the Transport Vehicle He was Driving

On July 18th, detectives with the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office conducted a search of a vehicle used to transport inmates to a work detail with a parish municipality.  During the search, multiple cell phones and containers of tobacco were found in a carry-bag inside the vehicle.  Tyson Sonnier, the deputy who was assigned to drive that vehicle, was immediately placed on administrative leave and his commission was pulled pending…
Aug07

Three Arrested for SNAP Benefit Fraud

In the last two weeks, the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office has arrested three suspects for RS 14: 68.2 Unauthorized Use of Food Stamps.  Each suspect concealed information during the application process in order to receive the benefits. Ronnie McCahill (DOB 06/09/1986; 11133 Achee Road, Folsom) and Mary Beth Doran (DOB 12/15/1986; same address) were arrested on July 28.  McCahill and Doran have three children together and McCahill has another…
Aug04

Jail Bookings July-August 3

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Jul30

Slidell Man Arrested After Altercation with Woman on Trace

A Slidell man was arrested this afternoon after St. Tammany Sheriff’s deputies responded to a report of a woman being attacked while walking on the St. Tammany Trace near Lonesome Rd. At approximately 3:30 this afternoon, a 19 year old Mandeville woman was walking on the Trace between the Koop Drive trailhead and Lonesome Rd., when a male subject who was unknown to her grabbed her around the neck.  A…
Jul28

Jail Books July 21-28

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Jul25

Woman Attacked by Two Pit Bulls on Slidell Area Walking Trail

Shortly before 8 a.m. Wednesday a female was on the walking trail in Belair Subdivision near Slidell when she was attacked by two pit bulls. The victim was walking her dog, a miniature collie, on the walking trail near Hunters Point Road, when two pit bulls approached her and began attacking her dog.  When she attempted to stop them, they turned on her. A neighbor heard the woman screaming for…
Jul23

Local Man in Custody After Standoff with Deputies

St. Tammany Parish sheriff’s deputies have taken a Covington-area man to a local hospital for evaluation after a standoff outside his parents’ home this early this morning. At approximately 1 a.m. today, a father called 911 to report that his son was suicidal and had left the home in the 71000 block of Lake Placid Rd with a shotgun. Responding deputies made contact with the man’s girlfriend, who informed them…
Jul22

Metairie Man Wanted for Failure to Appear on Drug Charges Arrested in Florida

On March 15, 2013, St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s detectives conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle driven by Joseph Anthony Triguero (09-29-76; 3916 Henican Place, Metairie) on Interstate 10 in Slidell. It was determined that Triguero was transporting a large quantity of illegal narcotics, while working as a DJ/bouncer in Louisiana and Florida. While searching the vehicle, detectives found approximately 60 Steroid pills, approximately two gallons of GBL, approximately 7 ounces of “Molly”…
Jul21

Jail Bookings July 14-20

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Jul21

St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office Wins Press Club Awards

“Behind the Badge,” a television program produced by the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office Public Affairs Division, received two awards this weekend from the Press Club of New Orleans. Lt. Greg Gonzales, producer of the series, was presented with second and third place awards at the Press Club’s annual Excellence in Journalism Awards ceremony, which took place Saturday night in New Orleans. Chief Deputy Brian Trainor, Deputy Chief Danell Gerchow…
Jul16

Nearly Four Pounds of Heroin Seized from Slidell-Area Home

In April 2014, a St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office narcotics detective assigned to the FBI Violent Crimes Task Force, along with FBI agents, initiated an investigation into Adam Landry (DOB 8/10/1980). Landry was suspected of trafficking narcotics. On Saturday morning, July 12, 2014, St. John Parish narcotics detectives along with Homeland Security Investigations conducted a traffic stop on Landry in St John Parish.  During the stop it was determined that Landry’s girlfriend, Miranda Davis (DOB 2/13/1983) and their three small children…
Jul16

Covington Area Man in Custody after Standoff with Deputies

St. Tammany Parish sheriff’s deputies have taken a 22-year old Covington-area man to a northshore hospital for evaluation after a brief standoff outside his parents’ home this afternoon. Shortly after noon today, a passerby called 911 to report that the man was outside the home in the River Oaks subdivision with a gun pointed at his own head. When deputies arrived, the man was initially uncooperative and the Sheriff’s office…
Jul15

Deputy Injured Assisting Another During Traffic Stop for Stolen Vehicle

A St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s deputy was injured early Tuesday morning while trying to assist another deputy making a traffic stop on a vehicle that was reported stolen in Slidell. At approximately 3 a.m. a K-9 deputy with the Sheriff’s Office attempted to make a traffic stop on a black Ford Mustang, which had previously been reported stolen through Slidell Police, in the parking lot of the Value Travel Inn…
Jul14

Jail Bookings July 7-13

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Jul08

Jail Bookings June 30 - July 6

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Jul07

Busy Fourth of July Weekend for Deputies

The Fourth of July holiday is typically a busy one for law enforcement, and 2014 has been anything but uneventful for St. Tammany deputies.  Since the start of the three day holiday weekend, deputies responded to nearly 1,400 calls for service.  Here is a summary of a few incidents that the Sheriff’s office investigated this Fourth of July. In the early morning hours of July 4th, deputies in the Covington…
Jul03

Sheriff’s Office to Hold Tax Sale

St. Tammany Parish Sheriff Jack Strain reminds the public that the annual tax sale of properties within St. Tammany Parish will occur July 14, 2014 starting at 10:00 a.m. The sale will be held at the Justice Center, 701 N. Columbia St. in the misdemeanor courtroom on the first floor.  More than 1300 properties are presently slated to be auctioned.  Buyer registration begins at 8:00 a.m., but those interested in…
Jul02

Arrest Made in Walgreens Robberies

St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office detectives, working together with Covington Police Department detectives, identified and arrested a man wanted for robbing two local Walgreens stores over the weekend. Michael Williams (DOB 12/2/1970; 70406 First Street, Covington) was arrested Tuesday evening (July 1) and was booked into the St. Tammany Parish Jail on one count of simple robbery from St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office and a second count of simple robbery…
Jul01

Detectives Looking to Identify Suspect Who Robbed Local Drug Store

St. Tammany Parish Sheriff detectives are asking for the public’s help in identifying a man wanted for robbing a local drug store. Shortly after 7:30 p.m. Saturday, a white male entered the Walgreens at 70997 Louisiana Highway 59 in Abita Springs. While a cashier was giving another customer change, the man reached into the register and grabbed an undisclosed amount of cash. The suspect then fled the store and left…