Scam Callers in St Tammany

The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office says they have received numerous calls from residents who were contacted by phone concerning active/open warrants in their name. The caller states they are trying to clear up an outstanding warrant or other legal matter and requests a payment to be made over the telephone. These scammers are now…

Fights at Independence High

Over 30 students have been removed from the campus of Independence High Magnet School over the last two days due to fighting, and they will not be allowed back at the school pending a disciplinary hearing for every student involved. Tangipahoa Parish School Superintendent Melissa Stilley said 26 students were removed from campus for fighting…

Edwards Warns of New Scam

Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff Daniel Edwards says someone is using the sheriff’s office phone number to scam residents. He said a resident received a call from someone posing as a Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office Deputy stating the US Department of the Treasury is holding a material witness warrant for their arrest and they must pay large…

STPSO Works with DEA on Take Back Program

This Saturday, October 26, 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. You can bring your pills for disposal to the Administrative Building on Brownswitch Road in Slidell…

Victim in Causeway Crash Identified

The St. Tammany Coroner’s Office has identified the victim in a multiple-car wreck that shut down the southbound lanes of the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway for more than three hours earlier this week as 53-year-old Michael Timothy of Metairie. The crash happened at the 14.5-mile marker on the southbound side of the bridge. A northbound Motorist…

Hammond PD Looking for Suspect

On October 7th the Hammond Police Department began investigating a theft of a wallet that occurred at Dollar Tree, located at 2700 West Thomas Street, which later lead to an incident involving felony identity theft and bank fraud. Anyone with information about this crime is asked to contact Detective Bradley Fresina, with the Hammond Police…

Tranchina Endorses Smith

Former candidate for Sheriff Nick Tranchina endorsed Sheriff Randy Smith for re-election over his challenger Tim Lentz. Tranchina indicated that over the last several days he met with both candidates, spoke with supporters, and with deputies inside the agency. He said the deputies’ opinion of who they wanted as their sheriff moving forward, more than…

Rape Arrest in Ponchatoula

Ponchatoula Police announced the arrest of 32 YO Malcolm J. Chester on a First Degree Rape charge. Ponchatoula Police received the initial call regarding this incident, but requested that the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office conduct the investigation due to the suspect having a close relative that works for PPD. TPSO conducted the investigation and subsequently…

Drug Arrest at Washington Parish Fair

After a tip from a concerned citizen, a suspected drug dealer was arrested at the Washington Parish Free Fair when Washington Parish Drug Task Force detectives located a suspicious person sitting in a vehicle in one of the parking areas on the north side of the fairgrounds. The occupant of the vehicle, forty-four-year-old Kelvin Paul…

New Armstrong International to Open Nov 6

There have delays, the project went over budget and ran behind schedule, but the new Armstrong International Airport Terminal has finally set an opening of Wednesday November 6th. The first planes will start arriving at the new terminal on that date and passengers will finally get to see the new facility. All 16 commercial airlines…