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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Feb12

STPSO is now hiring

The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office is looking for individuals who want to make a difference and begin a career in law enforcement. Apply here.  View Recruitment Video
Feb04

Sheriff Smith Releases Mid-term Report

Sheriff Randy Smith has released his Mid-term Report highlighting information related to the activities, operations and accomplishments of the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office since he took office in July 2016. This informative document includes information regarding the Crisis Intervention Team, School Resource Officer program, expanded online services for the public, training, stats, community related activities and more. The Mid-term Report will be available for public viewing on our website, www.stpso.com.
Sep18

Mom Arrested, Cousin Wanted After Juvenile Shoots Himself in Leg

The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office arrested a Slidell-area woman Thursday (September 17) after her 16-year-old son accidentally shot himself. Kimberly Taylor (DOB 5/31/1986) allowed her 16-year-old son to live with his cousin, a convicted felon, at a residence in the Rocket Ranch Trailer Park near Slidell. The juvenile was at the residence with the cousin, Dane Williams (DOB 12/21/1990), when he accidentally shot himself in the knee shortly before…
Sep04

Covington Woman Arrested After Leaving Dog in Hot Car

The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office arrested a Covington-area woman after she left her dog inside her hot car Friday (Sept. 4) morning. Shortly after 11:15 a.m. Friday, a shopper called 911 to report a dog had been left in a hot car in the parking lot of a Covington-area shopping center. The shopper told the responding deputy she had waited by the car for more than 20 minutes before…
Sep02

DWI Checkpoint Planned for Labor Day Weekend

Deputies from the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office will conduct a sobriety checkpoint over the long Labor Day weekend 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 manpower for this initiative is funded by a grant from the Louisiana Highway Safety Commission.  “We hope these checkpoints serve as a deterrent…
Sep01

NAMI St. Tammany Director Presented with International CIT Award

Nick Richard, Executive Director of National Alliance on Mental Illness St. Tammany, was awarded the Crisis Intervention Team Advocate of the Year by CIT International.   The CIT Advocate Award recognizes a family member or other community advocate who demonstrates exemplary active involvement with their CIT program. They must have been instrumental in getting CIT started and/or promoting CIT as an engaging program that elevates the identity and ownership of…
Aug30

STPSO Conducting Death Investigation

***UPDATE*** The preliminary investigation into the deaths of three individuals who were found Sunday (August 30) afternoon inside their residence on Ella Singletary Road near Pearl River, indicates the deaths are a result of a murder-suicide. The decedents have been identified by the St. Tammany Parish Coroner’s Office as husband and wife 80-year-old Lawrence Lynchard and 75-year-old Barbara Lynchard, and the couple’s daughter, 48-year-old Debra Lynchard. The case is still under investigation and a definitive…
Aug30

Teens Arrested Following Pursuit After Covington-area Vehicle Burglaries

  Two teenagers are in custody following a vehicle pursuit that started after they were caught burglarizing vehicles in a Covington-area subdivision early Sunday (August 30) morning.  St. Tammany Parish deputies were dispatched to the Timberlane subdivision shortly before 2 a.m. Sunday morning after a resident observed two individuals attempting to burglarize his vehicle.  Responding deputies located the perpetrators’ pickup truck exiting the subdivision and attempted a traffic stop. The…
Aug25

Public’s Help Sought in Identifying Murder Suspect

  The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in identifying the individual responsible for murdering an Abita Springs-area man. At approximately 3 a.m. on August 12, the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call from an individual claiming he had been shot. Deputies arrived at a residence located in the 21000 block of Wilson Road near Abita Springs, and located a man, who was…
Aug23

STPSO monitoring inclement weather associated with Marco and Laura

St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office is monitoring the inclement weather associated with Marco and Laura.  Sheriff Randy Smith is in constant contact with Parish Government officials and the Office of Emergency Preparedness. Please take this time to make sure you have a plan in place and continue to monitor the St. Tammany Parish Government Facebook page and the NOAA NWS National Hurricane Center Facebook page. Deputies with the Operations Division have begun readying and…
Aug21

STPSO Participating in Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over Campaign

The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office is joining other local law enforcement agencies in a coordinated effort to reduce impaired driving fatalities during the upcoming Labor Day weekend. As part of the state-wide Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign, which runs August 21 through September 7, additional deputies will be assigned to saturated patrol efforts to target impaired drivers. The campaign, which is coordinated and funded by the Louisiana Highway Safety…
Aug16

Baton Rouge Woman Dies Following Slidell-area Crash

A 29-year-old Baton Rouge woman died early Sunday (August 16) morning from injuries she sustained in a crash that occurred in Slidell the previous day. St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched at approximately 6 p.m. Saturday (August 15) to the intersection of Clairise Court and Brookter Street in the Spring Hill subdivision near Slidell in reference to a two-vehicle crash. Deputies learned the driver of a Ford F150 was…
Aug14

Slidell Man Arrested For Armed Robbery

The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office arrested a Slidell-area man Friday (August 14) after he robbed a man at gunpoint. The victim told deputies he went to an acquaintance’s residence in the 1000 block of Sun Valley Lane in Slidell to retrieve money he believed was owed to him. While at the residence, he told deputies, that acquaintance, Malike Batiste (DOB 12/25/2000) pointed a handgun at  him and robbed him.…
Aug12

STPSO Investigating Shooting

The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office is investigating an apparent shooting that occurred early Wednesday (August 12) morning. At approximately 3 a.m. the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call from an individual claiming he had been shot. Responding deputies located the individual unresponsive inside a mobile home in the 21000 block of Wilson Road near Abita Springs. Medical personnel transported the man to a local hospital, where…
Aug10

St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s K-9 Division Welcomes New Dog

St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s K9 Division has welcomed a new member. K9 Axel a 6-month-old Belgian Malinois, and once trained he will serve as a duel-purpose canine. K9 Axel was purchased by the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office earlier this year from a local breeder at six weeks old.  Sergeant Ron Olivier, a certified canine trainer and a veteran with the STPSO K9 Division, immediately started his training. So far,…
Aug04

Slidell Man Arrested Following Pursuit

A Slidell man is in custody following a brief pursuit Tuesday (August 4) afternoon in Slidell. At approximately 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, a St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s deputy was attempting to conduct a traffic stop on a Toyota Camry, which was being driven by Treyvon Warren (DOB 6/12/1998) in the area of Amos Road near Slidell. Warren failed to stop and instead sped down Amos Road, turning onto Highway 11. While…
Aug04

Sixteen-year-old Dies After Involved in Crash Near Pearl River

A 16-year-old female died Monday (August 3) evening from injuries she sustained during a crash that occurred in the Pearl River area. Shortly before 4 p.m. Monday, St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to the area of Teal Road near Pearl River.  When they arrived, they learned a 14-year-old boy was driving a pickup truck down a private roadway when he approached a lock gate.  Two 16-year-old girls were…
Jul24

Three More Booked in Double Homicide

Three more individuals have been booked in connection with the double homicide that occurred Saturday (July 18) in the Big Branch area near Lacombe, bringing the total number arrested in connection with the crime up to six. Monday (July 20), the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office arrested Peter Reimonenq (DOB 7/17/2002) and Christopher Roberts (DOB 11/27/2000) in connection with the murders. Both men were booked into the St. Tammany Parish…
Jul21

STPSO Arrests Two Following Search of Covington-area Residence

The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Task Force arrested two men last week and recovered a large cache of narcotics following a search of a Covington-area residence. Detectives with the Narcotics Task Force, executed a search warrant Friday (July 17) at a residence in the 100 block of Swallow Street in Covington following a narcotics investigation.  Detectives discovered approximately 1,884 grams (4.1 pounds) of methamphetamine, $5,405 in United States…
Jul21

Two Arrested, Two Wanted in Double Homicide

***UPDATE*** Shannon Dale Amos Jr. (DOB 4/12/2001) was taken into custody Tuesday evening (July 21). He was booked into the St. Tammany Parish Jail on two counts of L.R.S. 14:30 First Degree Murder and one count of L.R.S. 14:32.6 First Degree Feticide. Mikayl Dietrich Young (DOB1/4/2001) still remains at large. Anyone with information about his whereabouts is asked to call the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office at (985) 898-2338 or…
Jul19

STPSO Investigating After Bodies Found Inside Vehicle in Big Branch

The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office is investigating after two bodies were located Saturday (July 18) inside a vehicle in the Big Branch area near Lacombe. At approximately 3:30 p.m. Saturday, a passerby contacted the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office after observing an SUV parked on Bremerman Road with what appeared to be two deceased individuals inside. Upon arrival at the scene, deputies observed what appeared to be gunshot wounds…
Jul18

STPSO Currently Working An Apparent Homicide

The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office is investigating what appears to be an apparent homicide case with two victims, which occurred today (July 18) in the Big Branch area.  This is an ongoing investigation, and additional information will be provided as it becomes available.
Jul17

Mandeville Woman Arrested on Theft Charge

The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office has arrested a Mandeville-are woman for theft after it was discovered she embezzled more than a half-million dollars from a local business. On Friday (July 17), the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office Financial Crimes Unit arrested and booked Megan Bagley Rivolo (7/26/1986) into the St. Tammany Parish Jail for the charge of L.R.S. 14:67.B.1 Felony Theft Over $25,000.  Rivolo was employed at a local…
Jul17

STPSO Searching for Missing Boater

***UPDATE*** The STPSO Marine Division located and recovered a body believed to be that of William Segrave while searching Saturday (July 18) morning in Lake Pontchartrain. Members of the Marine Division searched, with the assistance of Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries, the U.S. Coast Guard and family members, until dark Friday (July 17) and resumed the search Saturday morning. The body was recovered at approximately noon Saturday near the I-10 Twin Spans.…
Jul17

Sheriff’s Office to Hold Tax Sale Online

IT’S NOT TOO LATE TO PAY DELINQUENT TAXES St. Tammany Parish Sheriff Randy Smith reminds the public the annual tax sale for delinquent 2019 taxes will occur online this year in order to abide by all Covid-19 recommendations and requirements. The sale will be held online at www.zeusauction.com beginning Monday, July 27 at 8 a.m. and concluding at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, July 28.  Online sales are conducted on a first-come-first-served basis. …
Jul15

Daycare Worker Arrested After Child Injured

The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office has arrested an employee of a Slidell-area daycare after she broke the arm of a child in her care. On July 8, workers at a daycare facility on Rosemeade Drive in Slidell contacted the parents of a 2-year-old child to inform them their child was injured and needed to be brought to a hospital. Once at the hospital, X-rays confirmed the child’s arm had…
Jul11

STPSO Working Slidell-area Shooting

  ***UPDATE*** Christopher Bridges (DOB 10/18/1996) of Slidell was arrested Wednesday (July 15) by the U.S. Marshal’s Fugitive Apprehension Task Force in connection with the shooting incident that occurred Saturday (July 11) at his residence in the 100 block of Westminster Drive near Slidell. Bridges was booked into the St. Tammany Parish Jail on the following charges: L.RS. 14:27.30 Attempted First-degree Murder L.R.S. 14:37.4 Aggravated Assault with a Firearm (four…
Jul08

10-year-old Slidell Girl Dies After Sustaining Neck Wound

A 10-year-old girl died after she was stabbed in the neck early Tuesday (July 7) morning at her Slidell-area residence. Shortly after 1 a.m. on Tuesday, St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to a residence in the 900 block of Channel Bend in Slidell in reference to a child who had been cut on her neck. When deputies arrived at the residence, family members informed them the child had…
Jun29

STPSO Participating in Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over Campaign

The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office is joining other local law enforcement agencies in a coordinated effort to reduce impaired driving fatalities during the Fourth of July weekend. As part of the state-wide Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign, additional deputies will be assigned to saturated patrol efforts to target impaired drivers. The campaign, which is coordinated and funded by the Louisiana Highway Safety Commission, will also include DWI checkpoints. “We…
Jun26

Drugs, Money Seized During Traffic Stop

The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office Highway Enforcement Unit located a large amount of drugs and cash during a traffic stop on Interstate 12 near Slidell. Shortly before 3 a.m. on Wednesday (June 24), STPSO Highway Enforcement Unit deputies conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle traveling eastbound on Interstate12, near mile post 81 in Slidell. The driver of the vehicle was identified as Calvin D. Vaughn (DOB 11/30/1975) and…
Jun26

Apartment Manager Arrested On Theft Charge

The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office has arrested the acting office manager of a Slidell-area apartment complex for theft after it was discovered she embezzled a large sum of money. In January 2020, the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office was made aware of a large embezzlement from a Slidell-area apartment complex.  Between January and September of 2019, Terri Smith (DOB 6/29/1971) of Pearl River was the acting office manager in…
Jun25

Elderly Woman Attacked by Pit bulls

***UPDATE*** We are saddened to release the victim in this case succumbed to her injuries Thursday (June 25) night and was pronounced dead at a Southshore hospital. “This is very sad,” Sheriff Randy Smith said. “My thoughts and prayers go out the victim’s family and to the neighbor who was injured trying to help her. I also thank the deputies who responded and provided medical care in an effort to…
Jun17

Delinquent Property Tax List to Appear in St. Tammany Farmer

In anticipation of its annual tax sale on July 27 and 28, the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office is advertising the list of delinquent property taxpayers in the June 24 edition of The St. Tammany Farmer. The public notices include roughly 2,000 listings of properties with taxes due to the parish and the municipalities of Slidell, Mandeville, Covington, Pearl River, Abita Springs and Madisonville.  In accordance with LA R.S. 47:2153, this…
Jun16

Mandeville Man Arrested on Pornography Charges

The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office arrested a Mandeville man Tuesday (June 16) on child pornography charges.    In early March, the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office was contacted by an out-of-state family member who was concerned Michael Bush Sr. was potentially “grooming” some of his under-age guitar students. The family member told detectives they were especially concerned because 20 years ago they had found images of child pornography on…
Jun09

Covington Man Arrested After Shooting STPSO Patrol Vehicle

The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office has arrested a Covington man after he shot a marked St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office vehicle with a semi-automatic weapon. The marked unit was occupied by an STPSO sergeant at the time. At approximately 9:50 p.m. on May 25 a St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office sergeant was seated in the driver’s seat of his marked patrol truck, which was parked outside a Sheriff’s Office building…
Jun09

Two Suspects Arrested for Burglarizing Covington-area Gun Store

The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office has obtained arrest warrants for two individuals wanted for burglarizing a Covington-area gun store. Over the past several months, investigators from the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the New Orleans Police Department, the Slidell Police Department and Louisiana State Police, have worked on a joint investigation relative to several gun store burglaries on the Northshore.  …
Jun08

STPSO Searching for Missing Boaters

***UPDATE***   Two boaters located Ted Roach and Jennifer Lingoni at approximately 1:30 p.m. Monday. They were found sitting on the porch of a camp near Bayou Lacombe and were brought to a nearby boat launch, where they were checked by medical personnel and found to be in good condition.      Roach and Lingoni told deputies their boat sunk in the Rigolets Sunday afternoon, and they spent Sunday afternoon and Sunday night…
Jun03

Two New Orleans Men Arrested Following Mandeville Carjacking

Two New Orleans-area men were arrested Wednesday (June 3) after they carjacked the vehicle they had just sold to a Mandeville-area man. Shortly after 4 p.m. Wednesday a bystander called the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office to reported they observed what appeared to be a carjacking in the area of Bay Drive and Penrose Drive near Mandeville.  Two New Orleans-area men Garien Tatum (DOB 11/11/1998) and Deontae White (DOB 7/29/1996),…
May29

Arrests Made, Warrant Issued in Belair Shooting

The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office has arrested two people and a warrant has been issued for the arrest of a third in a shooting that occurred May 11 in the Belair Subdivision near Slidell.  Taylor Francios (DOB: 5/8/1996) of Slidell and a 17-year-old Slidell male were arrested and booked into the St. Tammany Parish Jail on the following charges: L.R.S. 14:24/37.7 Principle to Second-degree Battery L.R.S. 14:24/64.3 Principle to…
May29

Man Wanted in Connection with Shooting Incident

The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office has issued warrants for the arrest of a man after he fired upon a Slidell-area residence on Thursday (May 28). Steven Payton (DOB 1/19/1988), whose last known address was on North Hardy Street in New Orleans, is wanted for five counts of L.R.S. Aggravated Assault with a Firearm, one count of L.R.S. 14:94E Illegal Use of a Firearm and one count of L.R.S. 14:95.1…
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