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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Mar01

STPSO Highway Enforcement Unit has Busy February – Illegal Aliens, Narcotics, Cash Forfeiture, and a

The St. Tammany Parish Highway Enforcement Unit had a productive and busy February. Here are some of the noteworthy incidents: On February 9th, a traffic stop was conducted on Interstate 12, and deputies came into contact an illegal alien from Mexico. The subject was identified as 37-year-old, Ezequiel Guardiola Carreon, who is a known drug trafficker, had previous charges for assault and battery on law enforcement, been arrested for seven…
Feb27

Dollar General store robbed Friday afternoon

St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s detectives are asking for the public’s help identifying a man who robbed an Abita Springs-area store in broad daylight Friday (Feb. 24, 2017) afternoon. At approximately 3:30 p.m. a white man, described as being approximately 6-foot tall with a slender build, walked into the Dollar General store on Louisiana Highway 59 just south of Abita Springs. The man, who was wearing dark blue running pants with…
Feb27

Man steals diamond ring the day before Valentine’s Day

St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s detectives are asking for the public’s help in identifying a man who walked into a Covington-area department store the day before Valentine’s Day and stole a diamond ring.  A white man, with straight, short hair and goatee entered the department store just before 7 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 13. He walked around the store for a while before stopping at the jewelry department to glance at…
Feb27

Florida men arrested after using counterfeit credit cards at Covington businesses

Four Florida men were arrested this week after they were caught using stolen credit cards at Covington-area businesses. St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s deputies responded to the River Chase Shopping Center Monday (Feb. 13) afternoon, after employees at several businesses reported a group of suspicious subjects possibly using stolen credit cards.  Responding deputies located Eric Jackson (DOB 2/3/1991; 3619 E North St. Tampa, Florida); Garian Brown (DOB 5/9/1993; Idlewood St., Tampa,…
Feb27

Jail bookings Feb. 20-26

The parish jail bookings from last week are now available. Please click here to download the pdf file.
Feb20

Jail bookings Feb. 13-19

The parish jail bookings from last week are now available. Please click here to download the pdf file.
Feb16

Covington man arrested for burglarizing cars at condo complex

St. Tammany Sheriff’s detectives have arrested a 27-year-old Covington man after he burglarized several vehicles at a Covington-area condominium complex. During the early morning hours on Feb. 4, six vehicles parked at the Emerald Forest Condominiums were burglarized. Four days later, on Feb. 8, three more were hit, again during the early morning hours. Sunglasses, electronics, shoes, makeup, wallets, purses, cash, credit cards, clothes, perfume, BBQ and kitchen sets, a…
Feb15

Baby Bottle Found with Illegal Narcotics During Traffic Stop

The St. Tammany Parish Highway Enforcement Unit arrested a Florida man for having a baby bottle full of “purple drank”, otherwise known as Promethazine Codeine. Pursuant to a traffic stop on Interstate 12, 23-year-old, Ernest Felton II (Coconut Grove, Florida), was stopped for a traffic violation.  During the course of the investigation, deputies located a baby bottle inside of the vehicle which contained approximately 4 to 5 ounces of a…
Feb15

STPSO K-9 Finds Missing 14-year-old Autistic Child

K-9 Freya is being deemed a hero for rescuing a missing 14-year-old autistic child late last night. St. Tammany Parish deputies were dispatched to a residence in Lacombe, Louisiana, yesterday evening (Tuesday, February 14) after a 14-year-old autistic child went missing. Deputies canvassed the area for hours, searching for the child. K-9 Freya, who is a Bavarian Mountain Hound, and her handler, Deputy Ron Olivier, were called to the scene.…
Feb14

Jail bookings Feb. 6-12

The parish jail bookings from last week are now available. Please click here to download the pdf file.
Feb10

Large-scale drug dealer arrested

16 grams of heroin, three guns and other drugs taken off the streets   Making good on Sheriff Randy Smith’s promise to take drugs and guns off the streets, the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Task Force recently seized a large amount of narcotics, three loaded firearms and more than $1,400 in cash, while conducting a search of a known large-scale dealer’s Slidell-area home. Working with Probation and Parole…
Feb08

Traffic stop turns up 150 Ecstasy tablets

 A Houston man, while traveling thru St. Tammany Parish on his way to Biloxi, was arrested on drug charges after 150 Ecstasy tablets were found in his vehicle during a routine traffic stop conducted by a deputy with the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s  Office Highway Enforcement Unit. While patrolling on Eastbound Interstate 12 just before midnight on Jan. 31, a deputy with the STPSO Highway Enforcement Unit initiated a traffic…
Feb08

Traffic stop results in fugitive arrest

A man wanted out of Mississippi was arrested last week after a member of the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office Highway Enforcement Unit stopped him for a traffic violation on Interstate 12. Shortly after midnight on Feb. 2, a deputy with the new Highway Enforcement Unit conducted a traffic stop on a Dodge Charger with a Kentucky license plate for improper lane usage.  The Charger, which was driven by 27-year-old…
Feb06

Jail bookings Jan. 30 thru Feb. 5

The parish jail bookings from last week are now available. Please click here to download the pdf file.
Feb06

Mississippi trio responsible for burglarizing coin-operated devices at gas stations

Two suspects are behind bars and warrants have been issued for a third, after St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s detectives solve a series of burglary cases that spanned three states. On Dec. 22, 2016, the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office received reports that the coin operated air compressor units at several local gas stations had been burglarized. Detectives with the St. Tammany Sheriff’s Property Crimes Division quickly learned that this was…
Feb02

Three teens arrested in vehicle burglaries; Stolen State Police equipment recovered

Warrants have been obtained for the arrests of three Tangipahoa teenagers wanted for breaking into multiple vehicles in the Madisonville area over the weekend. Among the vehicles burglarized was a locked, unmarked State Police Unit, which was parked in front of a trooper’s residence. The trooper’s department-issued rifle and a small amount of K-9 training-aides were taken during the burglary. State Police recovered the stolen rifle Thursday, and St. Tammany…
Feb02

Jail booking Jan. 23-29

The parish jail bookings from last week are now available. Please click here to download the pdf file.
Feb01

Causeway Police Officer Arrested for Theft and Malfeasance

An investigation requested by Causeway Police Chief Nick Congemi into missing evidence has resulted in an arrest of a Causeway Police officer. Causeway Police Sergeant William Jones Jr. was arrested this afternoon, by members of the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office Public Corruption Unit, for one count of felony theft and malfeasance. The investigation started after $6,300 and narcotics were discovered missing from the evidence room of the Causeway Police…
Jan24

St. Tammany Sheriff Releases 2016 Crime Stats – Addresses Rough Start to 2017

St. Tammany Parish Sheriff Randy Smith has released the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office 2016 Uniform Crime Reports (UCR), and has also included the crime statistics from the past nine years. Statistically, crime is down in St. Tammany Parish, but overall, the total number of crimes reported has virtually stayed the same. “These numbers are nothing to be ashamed of, however, there is always room for improvement,” says St. Tammany…
Jan23

STPSO Investigating Fatal House Fire

The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office is investigating a house fire that resulted in the death of Covington man. Around 1:30 A.M. yesterday morning (Sunday, January 22), the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office, and St. Tammany Fire District #13, responded to a house fire at 72347 Forest Drive, Covington, Louisiana. When deputies arrived, they located three subjects outside of the residence, two of which suffered severe burns and were transported…
Jan23

Jail bookings Jan. 16-22

The parish jail bookings from last week are now available. Please click here to download the pdf file.
Jan20

‘Drug Deal Gone Bad’ Results in Three Arrests

The “victim”, the perpetrator, and a third individual all ended up behind bars Wednesday night (January 18th) after a Slidell man called to report he was robbed while purchasing drugs. Zachary Stampley met up with Devin Pearson, in a Walmart parking lot, around 7:30 P.M. Wednesday evening with the intention of purchasing pills. The two men rode together in Pearson’s vehicle to a more private parking lot off of Airport…
Jan19

Fraudulent Credit Card Operation Shut Down by STPSO

A Slidell couple’s fraudulent credit card / identity theft operation has been shut down by the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office. An investigation, led by the STPSO Financial Crimes Unit, has resulted in 115 counterfeit credit cards, equipment used to make credit cards, and more than $25,000 worth of high-end shoes being seized. Roland Celestine (DOB: 9/30/1992) and Gariuan Hampton (DOB: 8/28/1994), both of 726 Joseph Street, Slidell, LA, were…
Jan18

No Charges Filed – More Details on the Fatal Shooting in Ozone Woods

The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office is close to concluding their investigation into a fatal shooting that occurred early Monday morning in the Ozone Woos subdivision in Slidell. Shortly after midnight (January 17th), St. Tammany Parish deputies were dispatched to the 2100 block of Robin Street in reference to a shooting. A homeowner, identified as 24-year-old, Shane Hicks, told deputies he was inside of his home when he heard shouting…
Jan17

Jail bookings Jan. 9-15

The parish jail bookings from last week are now available. Please click here to download the pdf file.
Jan12

Burglary Spree Stopped by STPSO Detectives

St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s detectives have recovered over $16,000 worth of property, and stopped a one man burglary spree that has plagued the Slidell area since late November of 2016. Steven Barrios (DOB 6/27/1989) is accused of burglarizing over twenty storage units and three surrounding businesses on Highway 190E in Slidell. Through an extensive investigation, detectives identified Barrios in late December. For over a month, Barrios ravaged multiple businesses and…
Jan11

Five Arrest Made in First Homicide of 2017

In what authorities are calling a drug deal gone bad, has left one man dead and five others behind bars facing serious charges Around 8:00 PM on Sunday, January 8, deputies were called to the scene of a shooting in the 1900 block of Highway 190W in Slidell. Three individuals, Christover Davis, Cody Hartley, and Anthony Ussin were negotiating a deal to sell marijuana to Javonte Donaldson, Amira Bickham, and…
Jan11

Gas Station Robbery Suspect Arrested Minutes After Robbery

A 25-year-old Slidell man was arrested over the weekend after he robbed a Slidell-area gas station. Sheriff Randy Smith praises the deputies’ quick response as a factor in making a quick arrest. Early Sunday morning (January 8, 2017), William Meadows (DOB 5/21/1991; 2018 Churchill Street, Slidell) entered the Shell gas station on Hwy 11 wearing a ski mask. He showed the store clerk a large knife and demanded the clerk…
Jan09

Jail bookings Jan. 2-8

The parish jail bookings from last week are now available. Please click here to download the pdf file.
Jan09

St. Tammany Investigating First Homicide of 2017

The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office is currently investigating the first homicide of 2017 in St. Tammany Parish. Around 8:00 PM yesterday evening (Sunday, January 8), deputies were called to the scene of a shooting in the 1900 block of Highway 190W in Slidell. Two subjects suffered gunshot wounds and were transported to nearby hospitals. One of the subjects were pronounced dead shortly after arriving at the hospital. The investigation…
Jan09

St. Tammany Highway Enforcement Unit Finds Missing Juvenile from Houston

Sheriff Randy Smith’s Highway Enforcement Unit potentially saved a young female juvenile from becoming a victim of human trafficking. Early Friday morning (January 6, 2017), a St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s deputy was conducting proactive enforcement on Interstate 12 near Mandeville, Louisiana. The deputy stopped a red Honda Civic with a Texas license plate for traveling with their high beams (bright lights). During the traffic stop, the deputy discovered that a…
Jan09

Woman robbed at gun-point after using online Buy/Sell/Trade site

St. Tammany Parish Sheriff Randy Smith is reminding residents to be cautious when meeting people they connect with through online buy/ trade/sell sites after a woman was robbed at gunpoint Thursday night (January 5, 2017). Pretending to be a 15 year-old girl, 17-year-old Devin Stogner lured the woman to a residence on Cypress Drive in Slidell, saying he was interested in buying some jewelry she had advertised for sale on…
Jan04

Man Succumbs to Injuries During Holiday Weekend Motorcycle Crash

Around 7:00 PM on Thursday, December 29, 2016, the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office responded to a motorcycle crash on Highway 21 in Sun, Louisiana. The preliminary investigation determined that 60-year-old Bush, Louisiana resident, Joseph Bruno, who was driving a 2002 Honda Silverwing motorcycle, was traveling south on Highway 21. As Bruno approached the intersection of Pierce Road, a 2011 Chevy Malibu, driven by 60-year-old Emelda Mingo, from Bogalusa, Louisiana,…
Jan03

Jail bookings Dec. 26 to Jan. 1

The parish jail bookings from last week are now available. Please click here to download the pdf file.
Dec29

St. Tammany Property Tax Due Date Extended Because of Holiday

St. Tammany Parish property owners should have received their 2016 ad valorem (property) tax notices in the mail earlier this month. Normally, all tax bills are due on December 31st, as required by law. This year will be a little different due to the holidays falling on a weekend. The due date has been extended to, Tuesday, January 3, 2017, since Monday, January 2, is considered a holiday at the…
Dec29

St. Tammany Sheriff Implements “Safe and Sober” Ride Home Program

Getting home safe this weekend is important to Sheriff Randy Smith and to all St. Tammany Parish deputies. Sheriff Smith is implementing the “Safe and Sober” ride home program, just as he did when he was Slidell Police Chief. In 2013, Sheriff Randy Smith, who was at the time the chief of the Slidell Police Department, was the first law enforcement leader to implement the “Safe and Sober” program in…
Dec27

Jail bookings Dec. 19-25

The parish jail bookings from last week are now available. Please click here to download the pdf file.
Dec19

Jail bookings Dec. 12-18

The parish jail bookings from last week are now available. Please click here to download the pdf file.
Dec19

Illegal Alien Arrested for Homicide Warrant After Traffic Stop

A man from El Salvador, who openly admitted to being in the United States illegally for over 10 years, was detained for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (I.C.E.) after a St. Tammany Parish deputy discovered he had an outstanding international warrant for homicide with the El Salvador authorities. On Friday, December 9, 2016, a St. Tammany Parish sheriff’s deputy conducted a traffic stop on a white 2010 Ford F-350 dually…
Dec12

Jail bookings Dec. 5 thru 11

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