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Covington teacher arrested after biting student

A former Covington-area teacher is in jail after admitting she bit one of her students.    Heather Marcotte (DOB 7/19/1989; 222 Chestnut Street No. B, Covington) was arrested Wednesday, Nov. 1 for felony cruelty to a juvenile. She was booked into the St. Tammany Parish Jail.   Shortly after 4:15 p.m. on Oct. 25, the parent of a 2-year-old student at Northlake Christian School called the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s…

Property tax bills have been mailed

Bills going out two weeks earlier than normal   The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office mailed out the annual ad valorem (property) tax notices today.   All property owners of the parish, should expect to receive their notices in their mailboxes within the next week.    This is approximately two weeks earlier than normal, thanks to the hard work of the men and women in the Assessor’s Office, who completed the tax…

Violent Weekend Includes Murder/Suicide in St. Tammany

It was a violent weekend in St. Tammany Parish. The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office released details Saturday following a shooting that occurred Friday night, leaving one man dead and four other individuals injured. The investigation into this case is ongoing, as detectives continue to piece together the events of that evening. Detectives are also working two more incidents that occurred Sunday evening. Shortly before 11 p.m. Sunday evening, a resident…

Single vehicle crash in Pearl River claims one life*

One person has died following a single vehicle crash in the Pearl River area Monday night. Shortly after 9:30 p.m. Monday (November 6), St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s deputies responded to the scene of a single vehicle crash on Teat Blackwell Road in Pearl River.  When deputies arrived, they discovered a vehicle that had exited the roadway and struck a tree near the intersection of 16th Section Road. The single occupant,…

Permanent Drug Take-Back Boxes in Place at STPSO Facilities

Drug take-back boxes are now in place at STPSO facilities on the east and west sides of the parish as part of an ongoing effort to combat prescription drug abuse. Abused prescription drugs are often obtained through family and friends. The boxes allow St. Tammany Parish residents to properly dispose of unused or expired prescription drugs. Unused prescription drugs thrown in the trash can be retrieved and abused or illegally…

Update on domestic hostage situation that left one man dead

St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s detectives now know the man who died during a domestic hostage situation had grave intentions when he went to the home of his ex-girlfriend Saturday night. STPSO deputies were dispatched to 37226 Holifield Lane in Hickory shortly before 10:00 p.m. Saturday (November 11) in response to a report of a man who had forced entry into the home, was shooting a gun inside the residence and…

Arrest Made in Nov. 3 Shooting

The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office has made an arrest in the Nov. 3 shooting that occurred at a Lacombe-area residence.   Shortly after 9:30 p.m. on Nov. 3, STPSO deputies responded to a report of a shooting at 27611 Mirmar Street in Lacombe. Responding deputies located Jarred Kirsh (DOB 11/9/1992; 824 Magnolia Street, Slidell) laying immediately inside the front doorway of the residence suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. He…

***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 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. Sheriff Randy Smith says, “We want people to know that we are…

STPSO employees donate money, food to local food banks

Through the St. Tammany Deputy Sheriff’s Association, STPSO employees donated checks for $735.11 each to the Northshore Food Bank and the Samaritan Center thanks to the success of the annual Jack O’ Lantern Jamboree held on Halloween. The money collected is in addition to a large donation of nonperishable food items which was divided and donated to the two organizations. The Jack O’ Lantern Jamboree is held annually at the…

Body Recovered After Slidell-area Fire

St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s detectives were called to the scene of a residential fire Friday morning (Nov. 17) after a body was located in the burned rubble. Shortly after 9 a.m., detectives were called to 37476 Brownsvillage Road, Slidell, after fire personnel located the body of a man while putting out a fire in one of the units at that address. The body was located on a bed inside the…

One injured in Lacombe shooting

St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s detectives are investigating a shooting that took place Saturday night (November 18) in the Lacombe area that left one man injured. STPSO deputies were dispatched to 62151 Warrior Drive just after 9:15 p.m. Saturday after a caller reported a person had been shot.  When deputies arrived, they found a male victim outside of the residence lying near his vehicle and suffering from an apparent gunshot wound.…

Undercover operation targets underage alcohol sales

The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office recently conducted two undercover operations targeting Juvenile Underage Drinking Enforcement (aka, J.U.D.E.) on both sides of the parish. The operations were funded by a federal grant through the Louisiana Highway Safety Commission. A total of 55 businesses in St. Tammany were checked for compliance over a two-day period. With the holidays approaching, deputies want to ensure that alcoholic beverage outlets in St. Tammany Parish…

Lacombe Man Arrested for Selling Narcotics Out of his Home

Working together with patrol deputies, the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office Narcotics Task Force has arrested a Lacombe man after a month-long investigation into his selling of narcotics.  In late October, the Narcotics Task Force, which is made up of members from STPSO, Mandeville Police Department, Covington Police Department and Slidell Police Department, began investigating Anthony Foster (DOB 9-23-86), who is convicted felon, after it was reported that he was…

STPSO kicks off safe ride home program for holiday season

The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office will again this year help ensure residents make it home safely during the holiday season with the start of their Safe Ride Home program. Residents who are too intoxicated to drive, do not have a designated driver, and cannot arrange for a ride home can call STPSO at 985-898-2338 to request a ride from a deputy, without cost or penalty. An STPSO deputy will…

Three arrested for burglarizing vehicles

St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s detectives have made three arrests in a string of recent car burglaries in the Mandeville area. Eight vehicles were reported to have been burglarized during the early morning hours of Monday, Nov. 13 on several side streets off of Soult Street and in the Quail Creek subdivision in Mandeville. Wallets, cell phones, cell phone chargers, knives, loose change and other miscellaneous items were taken from the…

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