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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May24

Chalmette Woman Arrested After Exploiting 85-year-old St. Tammany Resident

St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s detectives concluded a nearly two-year-long case with the arrest of a Chalmette woman for exploiting an 85-year-old Slidell resident. With the cooperation of the St. Bernard Parish Sheriff’s Office, Bernardita Voss (DOB 8/13/1966) of Chalmette was picked up Wednesday (May 23) at her residence in Chalmette. She was booked in St. Bernard Parish as a fugitive out of St. Tammany and was subsequently interviewed and arrested…
May24

Former Teacher Arrested on Multiple Counts of Contributing to the Delinquency of a Juvenile

The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office arrested a former William Pitcher Junior High School special education teacher Thursday morning (May 24) on multiple counts of contributing to the delinquency of a juvenile. Detectives began investigating Michael Williams (DOB 11/7/1988) of Covington initially after a concerned parent contacted the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office about a teacher giving her son a ride in his personal vehicle without her permission. A second…
May16

STPSO Working with School Administration at Christ Episcopal School

The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office is providing additional security at Christ Episcopal School following a potential threat received via email earlier this week. Sunday evening (May 13) an email was sent via a response to an event invite to high school students and their parents. The email included language that could be perceived as a threat. School administration contacted the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office Monday (May 14) morning…
May15

Slidell Couple Arrested After $18,000 Worth of Cocaine, Other Drugs Found in Home

Two convicted felons are facing more charges after $18,000 worth of cocaine and a variety of other drugs, money and drug paraphernalia were found inside the home they share with their 1-year-old daughter.  On Friday, May 11, detectives with the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Narcotics Task Force and the United States Drug Enforcement Administration culminated a months-long investigation by conducting a search warrant at the couple’s Slidell-area residence. The search…
May03

St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office Awarded USDOJ/COPS Grant

  The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office applied for and was recently awarded a grant from the United States Department of Justice’s Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS).  The last time the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office was awarded a grant of this magnitude was in 1999, nearly twenty years ago.   The grant, which totals $1,009,795.00, will fund 75% percent of nine entry-level deputies’ salaries and benefits for…
May02

Blood Drive to be held Thursday to Benefit STPSO Deputy Shot in the Line of Duty

The Blood Center will hold another blood drive this week benefiting Deputy Justin Nail and his family.   Deputy Nail, a more than 10-year veteran of the agency, was shot following a vehicle pursuit with a wanted individual early Easter Sunday morning. He underwent surgery at a local hospital and is currently recovering at home.   While blood donations frequently come up in response to a shooting incident, Deputy Nail fortunately has not…
Apr29

STPSO Investigating Fatal Motorcycle Crash

Deputies with the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Traffic Division are investigating a fatal motorcycle crash that occurred near Pearl River late Saturday night/early Sunday morning (April 28/29). Just after midnight Sunday morning, STPSO patrol deputies were at a nearby residence working an unrelated call when passersby stopped to alert them of what appeared to be a motorcycle in a ditch near the intersection of Pine Street Extension and Chris Kennedy…
Apr24

STPSO Participating in National Drug Take Back Initiative April 28

This Saturday, April 28, 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

Traffic Stop Yields More Than 10 Pounds of Cocaine

A Wednesday (April 18) evening traffic stop on Interstate 12 uncovered more than 10 pounds of suspected cocaine. A member of the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Highway Enforcement Unit conducted a routine traffic stop shortly before 4:30 p.m. Wednesday (April 18) on an eastbound black Nissan Sentra with a Texas license plate after observing the vehicle commit a traffic violation. The driver of the vehicle, Rosa Siller (DOB 3/10/1975; 2001 South…
Apr18

The Perfect Game did not lead to the Perfect Crime

1956 World Series Game Ticket Stolen from Slidell-area Home Recovered   A homeless man was arrested Monday after stealing a 1956 World Series Game 5 ticket from a Slidell-area residence. The ticket, which is a collector’s item, is a family heirloom that had been passed down to a Slidell man by a family member.  Pitcher Don Larsen made baseball history in Game 5 of the 1956 World Series when he threw a…
Apr17

Amite Man Arrested After Stolen Vehicle Pursuit

St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s deputies, with the assistance of other local agencies, arrested an Amite man Monday afternoon, following a vehicle pursuit that started in the Bush area and led authorities into Washington Parish.   The owner of a 2011 Dodge Ram 3500 called STPSO Monday morning (April 16) to report he had left his truck in the parking lot of a Slidell mechanic’s shop overnight, and when employees arrived Monday morning, the truck…
Apr13

Covington Man Arrested After Robbing Three Area Businesses

St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s deputies have arrested a Covington man wanted for robbing three different businesses. Working together, St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s detectives and detectives with the Covington Police Department quickly identified Michael Williams (DOB 12/2/1970; 314 West 23rd Avenue, Covington) as the individual responsible for robberies at three West St. Tammany Parish businesses Friday (April 13).  Two of the businesses were located in the jurisdiction of Covington Police and the…
Apr13

Man Arrested After Brandishing Weapon in School Carline

A Slidell-area man is in jail following a road-rage incident that occurred in the carline at a local school Thursday afternoon (April 12). Tyronne Causey (DOB 6/22/1985; 229 Foxbriar St., Slidell) was arrested after he threatened another parent with a handgun while they were waiting to pick up students at Cypress Cove Elementary School shortly before 4:00 p.m. Causey became irritated following an incident with another driver in the carline and brandished…
Apr11

Slidell Father Arrested for Injuries Caused to Infant

St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s detectives have arrested a Slidell-man for cruelty to a juvenile after his infant son sustained severe injuries while in his care. Shortly before 6 p.m. Tuesday (April 10), St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to the residence at 4141 Walnut Street, Slidell, after the father called to report that his 3-month-old son was unresponsive. The responding deputy located the infant laying on an adult-style bed…
Apr10

Sheriff Randy Smith Announces Launch of Crime-Reporting App

Sheriff Randy Smith announced today (April 10) the release of a new smartphone app designed to help keep St. Tammany residents safe. The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office has partnered with New Orleans businessman Sidney Torres, to bring the same crime-reporting app successfully being used to combat crime in the French Quarter, to the Northshore. Sheriff Smith invites St. Tammany residents to download the new App Task Force for FREE to their…
Apr05

STPSO Employee Arrested for Internet Crimes Against Children

A St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office employee was arrested today (April 5) by the Louisiana Bureau of Investigation’s Cyber Crime Unit in cooperation with the STPSO Internal Affairs Division.  Brett Bahm, a process server for the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office Civil Division, was arrested on a warrant that was issued through the 22ndJudicial Court on April 4 (Wednesday). Bahm’s employment with the Sheriff’s Office was immediately terminated. Bahm had…
Apr05

Deputy Sheriff’s Association Accepting Donations Benefitting Deputy Nail

As more residents look for a way to offer their support for STPSO Deputy Nail, who was shot Easter morning while on duty, the St. Tammany Deputy Sheriff’s Association will accept funds to assist Deputy Nail and his family with out of pocket expenditures. Donations can be accepted in the form of checks, made payable to the St. Tammany Deputy Sheriff’s Association, and can be dropped off at any of…
Apr04

Blood Drive to be held Thursday to Benefit STPSO 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. Deputy Nail, a more than 10-year veteran of the agency, was shot following a vehicle pursuit with a wanted individual early Easter Sunday morning. Deputy Nail underwent surgery Sunday morning at a local hospital and was transferred off the ICU Monday evening. He remains in the hospital in stable condition.…
Apr03

Sheriff Smith Releases Additional Details in Easter Morning Shooting

During the early morning hours of April 1, 2018, the Saint Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office responded to multiple reports of vehicle burglaries in the Madisonville and Covington areas. Shortly after 4:30 a.m., deputies observed a disabled vehicle near Highway 1085 and Highway 1077 and came in contact with John Halley (DOB 5/6/1993; 312 Primrose Lane, Covington). While deputies were speaking with Halley, it was determined that he was one of two individuals…
Apr03

***SCAM ALERT***

***SCAM ALERT*** The STPSO has recently had reports from individuals who have received phone calls and voicemails from a person who falsely claims to be with the Sheriff’s Office. If you receive a call from someone claiming to be with the Sheriff’s Office and want to verify the validity of the call, hang up and call us directly back at (985) 809-8200 or (985) 726-8000. Do not give out personal…
Apr01

STPSO Deputy Shot Following Vehicle Pursuit

A St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s deputy is in surgery after he was shot earlier this morning following a vehicle pursuit that ended in the Goodbee area. Shortly before 5:00 a.m. Sunday morning<x-apple-data-detectors://2> (April 1), deputies attempted to make a vehicle stop on a subject who was believed to be involved in reported vehicle burglaries. The subject fled in his vehicle. Following a pursuit, the subject crashed his vehicle in a…
Mar28

Deputy Locates Stolen Firearms While Responding to Domestic Disturbance

What started as a routine domestic-related call about a verbal dispute over keys, resulted in the recovery of two stolen firearms and has cleared at least one vehicle burglary case, all thanks to an alert St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s deputy. On Tuesday, March 27, a St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s deputy was dispatched to a home on Maplewood Street near Slidell in reference to a verbal dispute between a couple over…
Mar21

Former Owner Arrested For Damage at Pool Supply Store

The former owner of a Covington-area pool supply store has been arrested after causing more than $1 million worth of damage to the business last November. Ron Ulfers (DOB 2/3/1974; 24242 Horsebranch Road, Covington) was arrested March 20 for two counts of LRS 14:56 Criminal Damage over $50,000, two counts of LRS 14:132 Injuring Public Records and one count of LRS 14:67 Theft Between $1,000 and $5,000. Deputies were dispatched…
Mar15

Two Students Arrested Thursday for Terrorizing

Two more students have been arrested after sending messages via social media threatening to do harm at their respective schools. A 13-year-old former Fontainebleau Junior High student, who was already expelled from the school for an unrelated issue, was arrested for LRS 14:40.1 Terrorizing after he sent a message to fellow students Thursday morning (March 15) saying he planned to “shoot up” the school Friday. An 11-year-old student at Abita…
Mar12

Five-year-old Drowns in Above Ground Pool

A five-year-old boy drowned Saturday afternoon in an above ground swimming pool in the Covington area. Deputies were dispatched to the Covington area home shortly before 4 p.m. Saturday (March 10). The child was visiting his grandmother’s house on Plantation Street, when his grandmother became aware she did not know where he was. She was not immediately alarmed because the child commonly likes to play hide and seek. The child’s…
Mar08

STPSO Receives National Award for Budget Document

St. Tammany Parish Sheriff Randy Smith was presented with the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award by the Government Finance Officers Association for its Fiscal Year 2018 Budget. The national award represents a significant achievement by the agency and reflects the commitment of the agency and its staff to meeting the highest principles of government budgeting.  In order to receive the budget award, the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office had to satisfy…
Mar08

10-year-old Clearwood Student Arrested

St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s deputies arrested another middle school student Thursday morning for terrorizing. Shortly before 9 a.m. Thursday, deputies responded to Clearwood Junior High School in Slidell in reference to an incident that occurred on a school bus. While riding on the bus, a 10-year-old student told another student to get his mom’s gun and shoot people. While at the school investigating that incident, it was discovered the same…
Mar08

Driver Arrested After Multi-Agency Vehicle Pursuit

STPSO deputies assisted in a vehicle pursuit that entered St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office jurisdiction Tuesday evening.  Shortly before 7 p.m. on Tuesday (March 6), St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s deputies were advised of a pursuit taking place southbound on I-59 involving Pearl River County Sheriff’s Office and Picayune Police Department and a stolen vehicle. STPSO deputies responded and joined the pursuit near the West Pearl River Bridge. The driver of…
Mar07

Mandeville Man Issued Summons Following Incident at Covington Store

A Mandeville man was issued a summons for battery following an altercation at a Covington-area store. Shortly after noon on Friday (March 2) a 34-year-old Ponchatoula man was shopping at a Covington-area sporting goods store when a former friend, Christian Westcott (DOB 3/18/1973; 109 Butternut Lane, Mandeville) entered the store. A verbal altercation ensued and Westcott struck the other man in the face before leaving the store, causing an injury…
Mar07

Folsom Teen Arrested After Threatening Another Teen

A 16-year-old Folsom girl has been arrested after threatening another girl via social media. The teenager sent the other girl messages via SnapChat saying she was going to harm and kill her after being angered over rumors that had circulated the week prior involving a boy. She also sent the other girl a photo she downloaded off the internet of a gun. The girl showed the messages and photo to…
Mar07

Four Arrested in Double Homicide

St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s detectives have arrested four people for murder after locating the bodies of Raegan Day and Dustin Hartline Monday afternoon. Day and Hartline were last seen leaving their Pearl River-area residence February 15 and reportedly were headed to a family member’s home in Kenner. When they did not show up, family members reported them missing, and a community-wide search ensued. STPSO Major Crimes detectives began working the…
Mar06

Arrests Made in Double Homicide

The following individuals have been arrested and booked into the St. Tammany Parish Jail for two counts each of LRS 14:30 First Degree Murder in connection with the deaths of Raegan Day and Dustin Hartline. Jason Landry (12/3/1999; 827 Ashville Drive, Slidell) was apprehended with the assistance of Waveland Police Department and the U.S. Marshals Service. Brittney “Beezy” Savell (3/28/1992; 117 Tulip Drive, Slidell) was apprehended with the assistance of…
Mar05

Abita Middle Student Arrested After Making Threats

An 11-year-old student from Abita Middle School was arrested Monday (March 5) after making threats toward another student.   St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s deputies were contacted by the school after an 11-year-old female student told a teacher another student had sent her texts over the weekend claiming he was going to bring a knife to school and kill her.    The male student was arrested for LRS 14:40.1 Terrorizing and…
Mar02

Two More Students Arrested for Terrorizing

The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office has arrested two more students for posting threats via social media and text. A 13-year-old Boyet Junior High School student was arrested Thursday (March 1) for LRS 14:40.1 Terrorizing after fellow students saw a photo she posted on SnapChat referencing herself as a school shooter. In a separate incident, a 14-year-old Lee Road Junior High School student was also arrested Thursday (March 1) for…
Mar01

West Virginia Man Arrested in St. Tammany for Online Sales Scam

St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's detectives have arrested a West Virginia man for an online sales scam involving high-end car parts.  The STPSO Financial Crimes Unit began investigating the scam in September after a St. Tammany Parish resident reported being a victim.  Detectives determined the car parts were being posted on Craigslist in multiple cities, but the scam was originating from a computer located in West Virginia.  Detectives ultimately traced the fraudulent sales back to James Sisk (DOB 1/26/80;…
Mar01

Folsom Man Arrested in Infant Son’s Death

  St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s detectives have arrested a Folsom man in the death of his 7-month-old son.   The father, Corey Nauck (DOB 9/8/1992; 82263 Pearl Street, Folsom), was arrested Wednesday (Feb. 28) on first-degree murder charges.   On Monday, February 26, Folsom Police Department reached out to the STPSO for investigative assistance with a young child that was at the hospital with suspicious injuries and in critical condition.   STPSO…
Feb28

Slidell Jr. High Student Arrested for Terrorizing

St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s detectives arrested a Slidell Junior High student today (Feb. 28) after he posted a photo of himself and a friend with numerous firearms and knives on SnapChat. The student also made what was perceived by other students to be a threat to their school. The 13-year-old was transported to the Florida Parishes Juvenile Detention Center, where he was booked for LRS 14:40.1 Terrorizing. Detectives learned the…
Feb27

Three Students Charged After Separate Threats at Two Schools

Three juveniles are facing charges following separate threats made at two Slidell-area school Tuesday (Feb. 27). A 14-year-old male student at Clearwood Junior High School was arrested after he told a teacher he was going to bring a gun to school and shoot her and his classmates. The teen told the teacher in front of the classroom of students that he would then “shoot up the school.” The school contacted…
Feb27

Fraudulent Credit Cards Found During Traffic Stop

  A routine traffic stop on Interstate 12 uncovered a stack of fraudulent credit cards and resulted in the arrests of two Florida residents.   Monday evening (Feb. 26), a deputy with the St. Tammany Parish Highway Enforcement Unit conducted a traffic stop on a westbound vehicle for improper lane use.   While conducting a consensual search of the vehicle, the deputy located 15 suspected fraudulent gift/credit cards under the…
Feb26

Month-long Narcotics Investigation Nets Seven Arrests

Members of the St. Tammany Parish Narcotics Task Force concluded a month-long narcotics investigation into a suspected Lacombe drug dealer with the arrest of seven individuals Friday, Feb. 23. On Friday, detectives with the task force executed a search warrant at 24622 Esquinance Street in Lacombe, a residence where Quinten Casnave, the focus of their investigation, had been known to be residing. At the time of the execution of the…
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