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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Mar11

Sheriff Smith presents State of the Agency Report

Sheriff Randy Smith invites St. Tammany Parish residents and business owners to view the 2021 St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office State of the Agency Report.
Jun30

Cattle Hauler Located, Arrest Made Hours After Theft Reported

St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s deputies helped to recover a stolen 18-wheeler cattle hauler Thursday (June 30) morning hours after it was reported stolen from a cattle farm north of Covington. Shortly after 6:30 a.m. Thursday one of the owners of a local cattle farm called the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office to report that his Peterbilt 18-wheeler and his attached cattle trailer had been stolen from his property on Highway…
Jun29

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 state-wide proactive “Drive Sober Get Pulled Over July 4th Special Wave,” aimed at combatting impaired driving. The manpower for this initiative is funded by a grant from the Louisiana Highway Safety Commission.  “We encourage everyone to make wise choices, not just this holiday…
Jun24

Virginia Man Arrested After Pursuit with Stolen Vehicle in Slidell***

The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office has arrested a Virginia man following a chase, which occurred Friday afternoon near Slidell. At approximately 2:15 p.m. Friday, St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s deputies attempted a traffic stop on a Mazda SUV near Powell Drive on U.S. Highway 11 in Slidell. The vehicle, which had been reported stolen out of Virginia, failed to stop and instead initiated a high-speed pursuit down North Drive across…
Jun22

Delinquent Property Tax List to Appear in St. Tammany Farmer

In anticipation of its annual tax sale on Aug. 1, the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office will advertise the list of delinquent properties in the June 29th edition of The St. Tammany Farmer. The list will also be posted under “Public Notices” on the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office website. The public notices include roughly 1,450 properties with taxes due to the parish and the municipalities of Slidell, Mandeville, Covington, Pearl…
Jun18

Mandeville Man Arrested for Animal Cruelty

The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office has arrested a Mandeville man on felony animal cruelty charges after he left his dog outside in the heat and it died. At approximately 3 p.m. Saturday (June 18), STPSO deputies were dispatched to a residence in the 1500 block of Jasmine Street in Mandeville after a neighbor called about a dog being left out in the heat. Responding deputies located the deceased dog…
Jun16

Body Found in Florida Tied to Lacombe Homicide

The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office has arrested three people on murder charges after a body found in Florida is determined to be that of a man killed in Lacombe earlier this week. On Tuesday (June 14) detectives with the Santa Rosa County (Florida) Sheriff’s Major Crimes Unit recovered the body of an unidentified man from a waterway in their jurisdiction. As the investigation progressed the male subject was identified…
Jun16

Update Provided for Mandeville-area Shooting

Sheriff Randy Smith would like to provide an update on the shooting incident which occurred Sunday (June 12) night near Mandeville. Shortly before 9:30 p.m. Sunday, St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s deputies responded to a residence in the 2000 block of Dupre Street near Mandeville in response to a report of a shooting. There were two victims. One was pronounced dead on the scene by medical personnel, and a second was transported…
Jun13

STPSO Investigating Mandeville-area Shooting

The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office is investigating a shooting incident which occurred Sunday (June 12) night in the Mandeville area. Shortly before 9:30 p.m. Sunday, STPSO deputies responded to a residence in the 2000 block of Dupre Street near Mandeville in response to a report of a shooting. At this time, it is believed this is an isolated incident and everyone involved has been identified. The investigation is in…
Jun10

STPSO Assists in Arrest After Two Local Teens Shot in New Orleans East

After two St. Tammany Parish teenagers are found shot in New Orleans East, St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s detectives and SWAT team members assisted New Orleans Police in locating the person responsible and taking him into custody Thursday (June 9) evening. At approximately 5:30 a.m. Thursday, a 14-year-old girl and a 15-year-old girl, both from St. Tammany Parish, were found after they were shot and dumped near the intersection of Marques Road…
Jun03

Motorcyclist Dies Following Crash Friday Evening

A 49-year-old man has died following a crash that occurred Friday (June 3) evening near Folsom. Deputies with the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Traffic Division are investigating after a Hammond-area man died from his injuries after crashing his motorcycle into the back of a trailer being pulled behind a truck on Willie Road shortly before 7 p.m. The truck pulling the trailer was westbound on Willie Road, when it slowed…
Jun02

Residents Asked to Take Extra Precautions After Uptick in Mail Thefts

After experiencing what appears to be an uptick in bank fraud cases tied to mail thefts, St. Tammany Parish Sheriff Randy Smith is warning residents to take extra precautions when mailing checks and other documents with personal identifying information. The blue mail collection boxes commonly seen outside post offices and at other locations have become a target for thieves who steal and alter mailed checks and money orders.  Criminals use…
May30

One Missing, Five Rescued After Boat Capsizes in Lake Pontchartrain

***UPDATE***   Deputies with the STPSO Marine Division, assisting Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries, recovered the body of the missing boater at approximately 7 p.m. Monday. The body was located in Lake Pontchartrain, just east of the Causeway bridge.  The body has been turned over to the St. Tammany Parish Coroner's Office, who will make a positive identification  and a determination on cause of death.    U. S. Coast Guard also assisted…
May26

UPDATED - Tickfaw Man Sought in Connection with Shooting at Sports Complex

***UPDATE***   Steven Newsome was located and taken into custody today (June 22) in the Tickfaw area by members of the U.S. Marshals Task Force and the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office. He will be booked into the Tangipahoa Parish Jail, while he awaits transport to St. Tammany Parish. Sheriff Randy Smith thanks the U.S. Marshals Service and the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office for their assistance in locating and apprehending Newsome.…
May25

Mandeville Man Arrested After Shaking Toddler

A Mandeville man was arrested this week after it was found he physically abused a toddler who was in his care earlier this month.   On May 05, deputies with St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office responded to a report on an unresponsive one-year-old at a residence on Independence Drive near Mandeville. The mother of the child told detectives, the toddler was in the care of her live-in boyfriend, Anthony Joliboix, when…
May25

Blood Drive to be Held Friday to Benefit Deputy Shot in the Line of Duty

The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office has received an outpouring of support from the community following the on-duty shooting of a deputy. The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office has received inquiries from the members of the public on how they can help Deputy Kenneth Doby and his family. While blood donations frequently come up as response to a shooting incident, it does not appear that Deputy Doby will be needing…
May25

STPSO Deputy Being Treated at Local Hospital After Being Shot

***UPDATE***   In connection with the shooting of a St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s deputy and the burglary of a local area business, a 13-year-old Waldheim area male has been arrested and booked into the Florida Parishes Juvenile Detention Center on the following charges: L.R.S. 14:27/30 Attempted First Degree Murder L.R.S. 14:108.2 Resisting a Police Officer with Force or Violence L.R.S. 14:108 Resisting an Officer L.R.S. 14:34.2 B(3) Battery of a…
May25

STPSO Deputy Shot; Subject in Custody

A St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s deputy has been shot and has been transported to an area hospital. The extent of his injuries are unknown at this time. Sheriff Randy Smith is asking for residents to please pray for the deputy as well as for the safety of all law enforcement. The deputy was patrolling the area of Highway 21 and Highway 1083 in Waldheim after a suspected business burglary had…
May24

STPSO Investigating After Gunshots Reported at Coquille Sports Complex

St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s deputies and detectives are on scene at Coquille Sports Complex near Madisonville after reports of shots being fired. Shortly before 6 p.m., deputies were dispatched to the sports complex, which is located near the intersection of Highway 1085 and Highway 1077, after it was reported that shots were fired. STPSO detectives have identified a vehicle of interest and have located that vehicle at a nearby gas…
May24

STPSO Investigating After Alton-area Shooting Incident

***UPDATE*** As a result of the investigation conducted today in Alton, the following people were arrested and will be booked into the St. Tammany Parish Correctional Center. The attached picture is the result of a search warrant conducted after a residence was identified as the location from which the shooting occurred.  All subjects listed below were in the residence upon St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s detectives’ arrival, along with four juvenile…
May19

Arrest Made After Bottles of Illegal Cough Syrup Found During Traffic Stop

The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office has made an arrest after 97 bottles of illegally obtained “cough syrup” was found during a stop on Interstate 12. At approximately 11 p.m. Monday (May 16), two vehicles traveling together eastbound on I-12 near Covington were stopped by detectives with the STPSO Highway Enforcement Unit after they were observed committing various traffic infractions. The occupants of the first vehicle, a black Mercedes C300, told the…
May18

Wanted Man Arrested After STPSO Responds to Suspicious Person Call

A suspicious person call resulted in an arrest Monday (May 16) night after alert St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s deputies realized the man was giving a false name and in fact had warrants for his arrests and was also being sought by a nearby agency after he cut off his ankle monitoring device. Shortly after 11 p.m. Monday, STPSO patrol deputies were dispatched to a residence on Nellie Drive near Slidell…
May17

Arrest Clears Vehicle Burglary Cases

The arrest of a Slidell-area man has cleared 17 vehicle burglary cases in the east St. Tammany. On May 1, detectives with the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Property Crimes Division responded to an address in the Kingspoint Subdivision near Slidell after being notified by members of the STPSO Patrol Division they had information on the location of a laptop computer that was reported stolen the previous night in a vehicle…
May16

Firearms Located During Traffic Stop

A traffic stop, which occurred on Interstate 59 last week, resulted in three illegally possessed firearms being taken off the streets. At approximately midnight, May 12, a deputy with the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Highway Enforcement Unit conducted a traffic stop on a northbound black Mercedes sedan on I-59. The driver of the vehicle, Travis M. Kildal (DOB 06/06/1980) of Washington state, claimed to be staying in Picayune, Miss.  During the course…
May10

STPSO Arrests Man Found Transporting Illegal Narcotics

The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office has arrested a man after he was found transporting a large cache of illegal narcotics through the parish. Shortly after 9 p.m. Monday (May 9) a deputy with the STPSO Highway Enforcement Unit conducted a traffic stop on a Subaru Legacy which was traveling eastbound Interstate 12. During the course of the traffic stop, the driver and sole occupant of the vehicle, Guillermo Zepeda…
May02

Body Found in Vehicle in Abita Nursery Subdivision

The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office is investigating after a body was found inside a vehicle in the Abita Nursery Subdivision. At approximately 2:45 p.m. Monday (May 2) afternoon, STPSO deputies were dispatched to the area of Pansy and Progress Streets in reference to gunshots being heard. Responding deputies located a deceased black male, with what appeared to be gunshot wounds, inside a vehicle on Pansy Street.  The body has been…
Apr28

Another Man Arrested for Obscenity

The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office has arrested another man – the third one this month - for committing sexual acts in a public parking lot. A deputy, who was patrolling in the area of Highway 1085 and Highway 1077, was flagged down by a citizen around midday Thursday (April 28) in reference to a man who was observed masturbating in his vehicle in a nearby parking lot. The individual had…
Apr27

Two Arrested by STPSO on Obscenity Charges

The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office has arrested two men after they were both observed committing sexual acts in local parking lots during two separate incidents.  Austin St. Cyr (DOB 3/21/2000) of Tangipahoa Parish was arrested Wednesday (April 27) on a warrant for one count of Obscenity (felony) in connection with an incident that occurred April 12 in a shopping center parking lot off U.S. Highway 190.  In that case, a woman…
Apr26

STPSO Applicant Arrested for Carnal Knowledge

The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office has arrested a Covington-area man for Carnal Knowledge after evidence of the crime surfaced following his application for employment with the agency. While completing the new hire processing for applicant Robert Ebersole Jr., STPSO detectives received information that he may have been involved in an inappropriate relationship with an under-aged individual several years prior. That led detectives to launch an investigation and reach out…
Apr25

STPSO to Participate in DEA Drug Take Back Day

This Saturday, April 30, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office will participate in a one-day collaborative effort with the Drug Enforcement Administration to remove unused and expired medications from homes and medicine cabinets. Bring your pills for disposal to the STPSO Administrative Building, 300 Brownswitch Road, in Slidell or the STPSO Law Enforcement Complex at 2070 Collins Blvd., in Covington. (The DEA cannot accept liquids,…
Apr19

Driver in Fatal Hit and Run Arrested

The driver of the pickup truck that was involved in the fatal hit and run crash Monday (April 18) evening has been identified and arrested. Shannon Sherlock (DOB 10/31/1969) of Covington was taken into custody Tuesday (April 19) afternoon after deputies with the STPSO Traffic Division located the pickup truck involved in the crash and identified him as the driver. He will be booked into the St. Tammany Parish Correctional…
Apr19

STPSO Investigating Fatal Hit and Run

The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in locating a vehicle of interest following a fatal hit and run crash which occurred Monday (April 18) evening near Covington. Shortly after 8 p.m. STPSO deputies were dispatched to a report of a male lying in the roadway of Helenbirg Road near Joyce Court. When deputies arrived, the victim, who appeared to have been struck by a vehicle,…
Apr18

STPSO Looking for Man Wanted on Murder Charges

UPDATE Derick Fehn was located at approximately 8 p.m. Monday (April 18) at a residence in St. Bernard Parish. He was taken into custody and will be booked into the St. Bernard Parish Jail while he awaits extradition  to St. Tammany Parish. Sheriff Randy Smith would like to thank Sheriff Jimmy Pohlmann and the St. Bernard Parish Sheriff’s Office as well as the US Marshal Service for the assistance they…
Apr17

STPSO Working Slidell-area Shooting

The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office is currently working a shooting incident, which occurred Sunday (April 17) afternoon in the area of Old Spanish Trail near Slidell.  One victim has been transported to an area hospital. The extent of his injuries are unknown at this time.  The investigation is ongoing, and more information will be provided when it becomes available.  
Apr14

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 in recognition of April being Underage Drinking Awareness Month. The manpower for this initiative is funded by a grant from the Louisiana Highway Safety Commission.  “Our goal is to raise awareness and to reduce the number of fatal and injury related crashes in St.…
Apr13

STPSO Marine Division Recovers Body After Crabber Falls into Lacombe-area Canal

Members of the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Marine Division have recovered the body of an unidentified man who fell into a Lacombe-area canal Wednesday (April 13) morning. At approximately 10:30 a.m., members of the STPSO Marine Division were called out to the area of Lake Road near Lacombe in reference to a man who had fallen into the water. The man was crabbing off a bridge on Lake Road, when…
Apr12

Slidell-area Man Arrested After Drugs Found Inside Vehicle

St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s deputies responded Tuesday (April 12) afternoon to a report of a motorist driving recklessly and ended up arresting a Slidell-area man after finding a variety of narcotics inside his vehicle. At approximately 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, deputies were dispatched to the area of Kisatchie Drive near Slidell in reference to a suspicious subject, who witnesses reported had been driving a 2014 Cadillac CTS recklessly on Gause Boulevard.…
Apr11

STPSO Recognized with Two Prestigious Finance Awards

  Sheriff Randy Smith is pleased to announce the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office has received both the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for its fiscal year 2022 budget and the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting for its annual comprehensive financial report for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2020. Both awards were presented by the Government Finance Officers Association, and the national awards represent a significant achievement by the agency and…
Apr05

Arrest Made After Man Found Sleeping in Mandeville-area Home

The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office arrested a man early Tuesday (April 5) morning after he went into the wrong house and fell asleep. At approximately midnight Monday (April 4), STPSO deputies were dispatched to the Quail Creek neighborhood near Mandeville in reference to a vehicle that was abandoned after it had been crashed into a tree near the entrance to the subdivision.  Deputies located the heavily damaged, unoccupied vehicle…
Mar29

Mom, Son Arrested After Stealing from Elderly Family Member

The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office has arrested a mother and son after they stole more than $90,000 from an elderly family member. In February, a woman contacted the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office to report she suspected an elderly family member was being financially exploited by another family member. Through their investigation, detectives with the STPSO Financial Crimes Unit discovered that between July 2021 and February 2022, Deborah Ann Sollberger…
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