I take great pride in being entrusted with the honor and responsibility that comes with leading the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office.

Randy Smith

Sheriff
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Aug15

Undercover Operation Targets Underage Alcohol Sales

The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office recently conducted two undercover operations targeting Juvenile Underage Drinking Enforcement (J.U.D.E.). The operations were funded by a federal grant through the Louisiana Highway Safety Commission. A total of 65 businesses on both sides of the parish were checked during the operations that took place between August 7 and August 9.   With the 2017-18 school year just underway, deputies want to ensure that alcoholic…
Aug15

Mandeville Man Arrested For Local Vet Clinic Burglaries

Detectives with the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Property Crimes Division arrested a Mandeville man Monday for burglarizing local veterinary clinics. Michael Blake Jackson (DOB 6/26/1982; 200 Driftwood Street) was arrested after he was identified as the suspect responsible for four separate burglaries of two different veterinary clinics that occurred over the past three months in the Mandeville/Covington area. A Mandeville-area vet clinic was burglarized on June 16, on July 17…
Aug11

Local Teen Arrested on Multiple Drug Charges

  The St. Tammany Parish Narcotics Task Force arrested a local teenager on multiple drug charges Wednesday after a state issued search warrant was executed at his residence.    St. Tammany Parish Narcotics Task Force detectives had been investigating complaints of suspected drug use and sales by a school-age teenager residing at 2315 Crossing Court in Mandeville. Detectives orchestrated the timeliness of the search of the residence to coincide with…
Aug08

Man Rescued from Canal After Fleeing to Evade Arres

Members of the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Task Force arrested a man after a short pursuit that ended when an STPSO detective saved him from drowning in a local canal.  Detectives with the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Narcotics Task Force were conducting an undercover operation Thursday evening in the parking lot of a restaurant located on Oak Court in the Slidell area when they observed the subject of their…
Aug03

Property Tax Sale Statistics Released

St. Tammany Parish Sheriff Randy Smith today released the statistics from the 2017 property tax sale. On July 31, 2017, 202 individuals registered as potential buyers for this year’s sale.  Registration was open to anyone interested in bidding on the properties being auctioned. A total of 855 properties were scheduled for the sale due to unpaid property taxes. This is the smallest sale we have had in 18 years despite…
Aug02

California Man Arrested After Found Transporting Drugs Thru St. Tammany

Members of the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Highway Enforcement Unit arrested a California man in possession of approximately 2 pounds of high-grade marijuana following a traffic stop on I-12. Deputies initiated a traffic stop early Tuesday morning after observing a rental car with a California license plate driving eastbound on Interstate 12 at a rate of 86 miles per hour. The driver, Donald Roots-Scott Jr., admitted to deputies that his…
Jul31

Covington Man Arrested for Rape Involving a Juvenile

The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office has arrested a 49-year-old Covington man for rape involving a juvenile. Jackson “Rick” Miller (DOB 9/22/67; 20304 Garland Street, Covington) was arrested July 11 after the parents of two local girls (ages 8 and 9) reported to deputies that Miller took inappropriate pictures of their daughters. One of the girls also described being sexually abused by Miller, saying the abuse has been going on…
Jul31

Man Wanted for New Orleans Murder Located in St. Tammany

A man wanted for a New Orleans murder is now behind bars in St. Tammany Parish. A call came into St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office dispatch Tuesday morning (July 25) about a man acting suspiciously in the Laurent Road area of Slidell. A resident was leaving her home when she observed a man acting oddly. She told the dispatcher that he started walking away from her home when he saw her,…
Jul31

Boxes for Unserviceable American Flags in Place at STPSO Facilities

Retirement boxes for tattered and torn American flags are in place at St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s facilities on both the east and west sides of the Parish. When a flag is no longer fit for display due to wear and tear, it can be placed in one of two disposal boxes where it will be retired in a dignified manner. Organizations like the Boy Scouts of America understand the process…
Jul28

K-9 Thor helps locate suspect after home burglary

K-9 Thor helped to locate a suspect wanted for forcing his way into an elderly woman’s home demanding money Wednesday night. At approximately 11 p.m. Wednesday, Michael Dunn (DOB 6/6/1960; 22791 Hwy 40E, Bush) went to a home on Narrow Road and demanded the 87-year-old woman who lived there give him $200. The woman told deputies Dunn had previously worked for her as a gardener, but he was no longer…
Jul27

***SCAM ALERT***

The STPSO has received several reports from individuals who have received phone calls from a person using “spoofed” Sheriff’s Office phone numbers. The callers claim the individual has a warrant out for his/her arrest and offers him/her an opportunity to pay a fine over the phone to “take care” of the warrant. This is a scam. The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office does not call individuals to “take care” of…
Jul26

Lacombe couple arrested after drugs found in their home

\   A Lacombe couple was arrested after detectives with St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Narcotics Task Force located a variety of drugs inside their residence, including a large amount of suspected crack cocaine. ​As part of an ongoing narcotics investigation, task force members executed a search warrant at a residence at 25626 West Chestnut Drive in Lacombe at daybreak Wednesday (July26).   While searching the home, they discovered approximately 47…
Jul26

St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office to Hold Tax Sale

St. Tammany Parish Sheriff Randy Smith reminds the public that the annual tax sale of properties within St. Tammany Parish will occur July 31, 2017 starting at 10:00 a.m. It is not too late for property owners to settle delinquent tax bills prior to the sale.  Property tax payments may be made Monday – Friday between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. at the Sheriff’s Office in the Covington Justice Center…
Jul25

Two bodies located in Covington-area mobile home

St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s detectives are working with the St. Tammany Parish Coroner’s Office to determine what caused the death of two individuals at a Covington-area mobile home park. Deputies were dispatched to Lot 132 in the Oak Villa Mobile Home Park (15455 Ronald Reagan Highway, Covington) shortly after 1 p.m. Monday afternoon to conduct a welfare check. The tenants at the trailer had not been heard from for several…
Jul25

Covington Man Arrested After Forcing His Way into Residence

A Covington man is behind bars after he broke into a Covington-area home and threatened the homeowner with a knife Sunday night.  This occurred after deputies were called out because the same man attempted to break into a different residence on the same street.   Shortly after 1:30 Monday morning (July 24) St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies were called to 70506, 3rdStreet, in the Covington area, in response to…
Jul24

Boots vs. Badges Softball Game to Benefit Miracle League

St. Tammany Parish Sheriff Randy Smith and Fire District 13 Chief Lonnie Johnson joined Madisonville Mayor Jean Pelloat today (July 24) for the official coin toss in preparation for their inaugural Boots vs. Badges softball game this Saturday, July 29 at Coquille Parks and Recreation, 13505 Highway 1085, Covington. Fire District 13 won the coin toss and will take the field first as the home team. The public is invited…
Jul22

One Dead Following Domestic Dispute

UPDATE: We previously reported the address where this incident occurred as being in the Huntwyck subdivision. It is not located inside the Huntwyck subdivision. We apologize for an confusion this may have caused.     One man is dead after an apparent domestic dispute that occurred earlier today (July 22) at a residence in the Slidell-area.  Shortly after 9am, St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s deputies responded to a domestic disturbance call…
Jul21

St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office Investigating Death Following Lacombe Fire

The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office is investigating the death of Nanette Krentel after an autopsy revealed her death was not caused by the fire that engulfed her Lacombe-area home late last week. Shortly after 2:30 p.m. on Friday, July 14, St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to the home at 29500 Philip Smith Road in Lacombe. Fire personnel from several fire districts and representatives from the Louisiana State…
Jul11

New Details Released About Homicide Suspect

The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office has released new information related to the search for Filiberto Bejarano, also known as “Veto,” who is currently wanted for second degree murder. Bejarano (DOB: 7/4/1961), a Honduran national, is wanted in the fatal stabbing of 20-year-old, Javier Ortiz Flores, which occurred at a trailer park in the Abita Springs area the evening of June 22, 2017. “Veto”, (sometimes pronounced “Beto”) is approximately 5’6”…
Jul10

Teens Arrested in Vehicle Burglaries

Four Hammond teens have been arrested following a string of vehicle burglaries in a Madisonville-area subdivision last week. Detectives with the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office collected video surveillance footage from numerous locations in the Villages at Bocage subdivision after 14 vehicle burglaries were reported July 6. Those videos showed a group of what appeared to be teenagers burglarizing several unlocked vehicles throughout the subdivision during the late hours of…
Jul10

Arrest Made at Another Chinese Massage Parlor

An arrest has been made following an undercover investigation at another local “massage parlor.” The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office began investigating the Chinese Massage Parlor, located in Suite B of Sunshine Plaza in Mandeville, on Friday, July 7, 2017, after receiving numerous complaints of illegal activities taking place at the establishment. Members of St. Tammany Parish Narcotics Task Force and Homeland Security investigators conducted an undercover investigation and discovered…
Jun30

DWI Checkpoint Planned for this Weekend

Deputies from the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office will conduct a DWI checkpoint this Saturday night (July 1, 2017) at an undisclosed location in St. Tammany Parish. The checkpoint is part of the ongoing, proactive “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign to combat impaired driving. The initiative is sponsored by the Louisiana Highway Safety Commission and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.  Sheriff Randy Smith says, “We encourage everyone…
Jun30

Sheriff Urges Boating Safety Over Long Holiday Weekend

The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office Marine Division will be proactively patrolling our waterways this holiday weekend.  Tasked with enforcing all state and local boating regulations, the Marine Division will have extra boats and deputies on the parish’s waterways throughout the Fourth of July holiday, ensuring that our residents are participating in safe boating practices.  Sheriff Randy Smith wishes to remind everyone that the same laws that apply on land,…
Jun28

STPSO and NAMI Introduce Crisis Intervention Team

Members of the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s new Crisis Intervention Team were introduced to local behavioral health professionals and hospital and emergency medical personnel today at a forum hosted by the National Alliance on Mental Illness - St. Tammany at Slidell Memorial Hospital Founders Building.  This specially trained Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) is made up of four patrol deputies, who were selected through an extensive application and interview process. Each…
Jun28

I-12 Traffic Stops Result in Arrests

Members of the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s new Highway Enforcement Unit have had a productive June so far. Some noteworthy incidents include: Shortly after 9 p.m. on June 19, deputies conducted a traffic stop on a 1996 Buick sedan that was traveling eastbound on Interstate 12. A search of the vehicle resulted in the seizure of 24 one-pint bottles of prescription-type Promethazine Hydrochloride syrup and 50 pounds of marijuana. The…
Jun23

STPSO Searching for Person of Interest in Fatal Stabbing

St. Tammany Parish detectives are searching for a person of interest in last night’s fatal stabbing of 20-year-old, Javier Ortiz Flores, which occurred at a trailer park in the Abita Springs area. Authorities are searching for a Honduran national, known as “Veto”. He is in his mid to late fifty’s, approximately 5’6” tall, medium build, has a dark complexion, shoulder length salt/pepper hair, and a moustache. He is believed to…
Jun23

STPSO Investigating Overnight Fatal Stabbing

The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office is investigating an overnight stabbing, which occurred in the Abita Springs area. Around 8:30 p.m. yesterday evening (June 22, 2017), an argument between two Hispanic men turned deadly after one of the men fatally stabbed the other. The incident occurred at a trailer park in the 20300 block of Highway 36. Investigators have identified a person of interest and are currently working on interviewing…
Jun20

STPSO Searching for Double Homicide Suspect – Asking for Public’s Help

UPDATE:  Shortly before 4:00 P.M. June 20, double homicide suspect, Jason Magee III, was found walking out of a wooded area along Interstate 59 near Pearl River. Members of the Pearl River Police Department and the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office responded, and took Magee into custody without incident. St. Tammany Parish Sheriff Randy Smith says, “With help of our citizens, and other law enforcement agencies, Jason Magee is now…
Jun13

Slidell Teen Killed in Car Crash

A Slidell teenager was killed in a single vehicle accident, yesterday morning, on Bayou Paquet Road in Lacombe. Around 11:40 a.m., St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s deputies responded to a single vehicle crash on Bayou Paquet Road near Transmitter Road. A 2013 BMW 550I, driven by 17-year-old, Spencer Coe, was found overturned in the tree line. Coe was pronounced dead at the scene. There were no other occupants in the vehicle.…
May31

STPSO Sheriff to Make Major Changes – Slashes Workforce by 13 Percent

In the wake of the failure to renew the St. Tammany Parish Jail sales tax, the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office (STPSO) is now facing a revenue loss of over 10 percent, which equates to approximately 7.2 million dollars. The result is forcing Sheriff Randy Smith to make quick, drastic cuts to the 2018 budget, which goes into effect in July of this year. Although the shortfall mostly affects the…
May30

STPSO Investigating Skydiving Accident

The St. Tammany Parish is currently investigating a skydiving accident, which occurred shortly after 11:00 a.m. on Sunday (May 28, 2017). The preliminary investigation indicates that a skydiver instructor, and a trainee, performed a tandem jump early this morning. For unknown reasons, the instructor loss consciousness shortly after leaving the airplane. The main parachute did not open, resulting in the reserve parachute to open. It is unknown if the reserve…
May16

Father Kills his 7-Week-Old Son

A Slidell man is facing a first-degree murder charge after beating his seven-week-old son to death. Last Wednesday (May 10th), the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office responded to 1200 Eagle Lake Boulevard in reference to an infant who wasn’t breathing. The seven-week-old, identified as Karter Smith (DOB: 3-25-17), was revived by emergency medical technicians and rushed to a local hospital. Doctors determined that Karter had suffered severe head injuries, which…
May08

Man Tries to Run over 8-year-old Boy – Rams STPSO Deputy

A Covington man is facing attempted murder charges after he tried to run over his girlfriend’s 8-year-old son with his pickup truck, then rammed a sheriff’s deputy on Interstate 12, last Thursday (May 4) evening. The mother was playing baseball with her son in the yard of their Pine Street home near Covington when her boyfriend, Shawn Porrovechio, came outside. After a brief exchange of words with the child, Porrovechio…
May05

Tragic Accident Takes the Life of a 97-Year-Old Covington Man

On Wednesday afternoon (May 3, 2017), an employee of Covington Country Club called 911 after he observed an elderly man lying on the ground, next to his truck, near 195 Country Club Drive. The man was later identified as 97-year-old Charles Crockett (Covington, Louisiana). Crockett was able to tell first responders that he was run over by his own truck as he was attempting to close a gate. Crockett, who…
May01

Jail bookings April 24-30

The parish jail bookings from last week are now available. Please click here to download the pdf file.
May01

17-year-old killed in Monday morning crash

Shortly before 7:30 a.m. (Monday, May 1), St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s deputies were called to a two vehicle crash at the intersection of West Chestnut and North Pontchartrain in Lacombe. The crash claimed the life of a 17-year-old Victoria Schneider (Lacombe, LA). A 1997 Chevrolet pickup truck, which was driven by 26-year-old, Jermamie Young (Bogalusa, LA) was headed eastbound on West Chestnut. Victoria Schneider and her 23-year-old sister, Olivia Ellis,…
Apr20

Arrest Made in Easter Weekend Homicide

An arrest has been made in the homicide case of 27-year-old, Cody Couch. On Friday evening (April 14th), St. Tammany Parish deputies responded to a 911 call in reference a male who had been shot at 11789 Tantella Ranch Road in Folsom, Louisiana. The shooting victim was identified as Cody Couch. Couch was transported to a nearby hospital, where he was pronounced dead. Two women remained at the scene of…
Apr18

Jail bookings April 3-16

The parish jail bookings from last week are now available. Please click here to download the pdf file.
Apr18

STPSO Investigating Domestic Related Homicide

UPDATE: The victim has been identified as 27-year-old, Cody Couch (Folsom, LA). The investigation is still on going. Detectives are awaiting the results of some very important evidentiary information, as well as an autopsy, which will be conducted by the St. Tammany Parish Coroner, Dr. Charles Preston. The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office is investigating a domestic related homicide, which occurred late last night (Friday, April 14th). The incident occurred in…
Apr12

Wanted Fugitive Leads Deputies on Chase in Mandeville

Shortly before 9:00 p.m. yesterday evening (Tuesday, April 11), St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s deputies attempted to stop a blue Honda Civic, which had a stolen license plate, on Highway 59 in Mandeville, LA. The vehicle, which was driven by 37-year-old, Curtis Savoie (Loranger, LA), fled from deputies as they attempted a traffic stop for the stolen license plate. Savoie, who was wanted out of Tangipahoa Parish for domestic violence by strangulation,…
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