Plea in Death of Slidell Teen

U.S. Attorney Peter Strasser announced that 48 YO Carlos Cantu-Cox, and his husband, 37 YO Christopher Cantu-Cox, both of Pasadena, Texas, pleaded guilty to distributing ketamine that resulted in the death of a Slidell, Louisiana teenager. The eighteen year old’s dead body was found floating in a Texas bayou. The Cantu-Coxes were large-scale meth suppliers…

Child Kidnapped from Hospital

The Louisiana State Police on behalf of the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office issued a Level II Child Endangerment Alert over the weekend. Detectives are requesting assistance in locating 12-year-old Andreana Miller. Andreana is a white female, approximately 4’7” and 135lbs. She was taken at gunpoint from 1516 Jefferson Highway at Ochsner Hospital in Jefferson Parish…

HPD Assists Arrest of Jewelry Robbers

The Hammond Police Department, assisted by the Baton Rouge Police Department, was able to disrupt what is believed to be a multi-state criminal organization that was committing armed robberies at jewelry stores. On February 13, at approximately 5:15 pm, HPD received a robbery call from Kay Jewelers, at 201 Palace Drive. Three black males wearing…

Fatality Crash in Livingston

Shortly after 1:30 am on February 16, Troopers from Troop A began investigating a single vehicle fatality crash on US Hwy 190 east of LA Hwy 441 in Livingston Parish. The crash claimed the life of 16-year-old Nathan Raymond of Holden. The initial investigation revealed the crash occurred as a 2002 GMC Sierra was traveling…

Flood Projections On Pearl Escalating

The Flood Warning continues for the Pearl River Near Pearl River until further notice. At 6:00 PM Thursday the stage was 16.0 feet with minor flooding occurring and major flooding in the forecast. Flood stage is 14.0 feet. The river will continue rising to near 19.0 feet by Saturday February 22nd with major flooding of…

Smith Responds to Lawsuit

Jerry Rogers, the federal agent who criticized the St. Tammany Sheriff’s Office’s handling of the Nanette Krentel murder investigation in emails sent to her family, is suing Sheriff Randy Smith in federal court over his arrest last year for criminal defamation. Sheriff Randy Smith released a statement yesterday that said in part, “Although I have…

Northshore Humane Rescues 50 Dogs From One Location

Yesterday the Northshore Humane Society said a breeder of hunting type dogs in Washington Parish had to release approximately 30 dogs. After arriving at the property, it was apparent there were more dogs than expected and living conditions were not ideal. They were able to rescue close to 50 dogs, including multiple litters of puppies.…

HPD Investigates Theft

On January 29, Hammond Police began investigating a theft that occurred on January 28, at Ulta Beauty, located at 2026 Hammond Square Drive. Three black males entered the business and concealed merchandise in excess of $1,000 inside gray tote bags. The suspects then exited the business without paying for their merchandise. In the parking lot,…

Folsom Resident Arrested for Loranger Burglary

Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff Daniel Edwards reports the arrest of 28 YO Folsom resident Dylon Joseph Van Vliet. Van Vliet was charged with simple burglary. The incident occurred on February 9 at a residence on Cyprian Rd. in Loranger. Two days later, the detectives were able to locate and recover the property stolen from the homeowner.

Trooper Arrested

According to State Police a Trooper with Louisiana Troop L was taken into custody charged with one count of Production and Distribution of Pornography Involving Juveniles. The investigation was conducted by the FBI and the Louisiana State Police Special Victims Unit.  The Trooper, identified as 41 YO Jason Boyet, has been placed on administrative leave…