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Dec04

STPSO Seizes $367,680 During Traffic Stop

      The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office seized $367,680 in drug money during a traffic stop over the weekend.  On Saturday (Dec. 1) members of the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office Highway Enforcement Unit conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle traveling into St. Tammany Parish.    With the assistance of K-9 Echo, deputies searched the vehicle and discovered a hidden compartment built into the floor.   Located inside the…
Dec10

Missing boy located

With the assistance of other agencies and the public, the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office have located a missing 10-year-old boy. Nicholas Olano Jr. was reported missing the evening of Saturday, Dec. 8, after he ran away from a facility in the Mandeville area. STPSO deputies began immediately searching the area. That search included the use of the STPSO helicopter, Louisiana State Police helicopter, STPSO K-9s, K-9s from B.B. Rayburn…
Dec10

Arrest Made in Slidell-area Hit and Run

The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office has arrested a Slidell man in a hit and run incident that occurred Friday evening. At approximately 8 p.m. Friday (Dec. 7) STPSO deputies were dispatched to the area of Airport Road and Tiara Drive in Slidell in reference to a man who had been struck by a vehicle. Responding deputies located an unresponsive male laying on the shoulder of the roadway. He was…
Dec12

STPSO Now Dispatching for Covington Police

St. Tammany Parish Sheriff Randy Smith and Interim Covington Police Chief Stephen Culotta announced that beginning today (Dec. 12) all 911 calls made to Covington Police will be answered and handled by the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office Communications Division. In an effort to improve efficiency and reduce the duplication of services, STPSO dispatchers, in addition to answering calls originating from unincorporated St. Tammany Parish, will now answer calls originating from…
Dec12

Juveniles Arrested for Burglarizing Vehicles in Madisonville Area

The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office has arrested four juveniles in connection with a string of vehicle burglaries that occurred last month in the Madisonville area. Several unlocked vehicles were burglarized during the month of November in the subdivisions of Kathman Acres, Village at Bocage, Twin Pines and Fairfield Oaks. On Dec. 6, detectives with the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office Investigations Division arrested three Madisonville-area juveniles in connection with those burglaries. The three…
Dec13

Heroin Seized During St. Tammany Traffic Stop

The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office seized approximately 8.6 pounds of black tar heroin during a traffic stop this week. On Wednesday (Dec. 12) members of the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office Highway Enforcement Unit conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle traveling into St. Tammany Parish after observing the driver commit a traffic violation.   The driver of the vehicle identified as Gabriela Gonzalez (DOB 06/14/1979) of Houston, and…
Dec18

Slidell Man Arrested for Robbery that Occurred at Lacombe Residence

The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office has arrested a Slidell man in connection with an armed robbery that occurred earlier this month in the Lacombe area. Jonathan Joseph Gabriel (DOB 11/15/ 1977) of Slidell was arrested by STPSO Detectives late December 17 at the Slidell Police Department, where he was being questioned on a separate armed robbery that occurred in their jurisdiction. While in the custody of Slidell Police, Gabriel…
Dec18

Man Robbed at Gunpoint after Meeting Woman from Online Dating Site

Two people are behind bars after they used an online dating site to set up a meeting and then robbed a man near Slidell earlier this month. Heather Tuttle (DOB 5/01/1986) of Slidell and Michael Smith (DOB 11/13/1983) of Sumrall, MS, have been arrested on warrants for one count each of L.R.S. 14:64 Armed Robbery and L.R.S. 14:70.4 Access Device Fraud following an armed robbery that occurred the morning of…

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