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NEW ORLEANS – U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans announced that PATRICK EZELL WILSON, age 51, of Bogalusa, Louisiana was charged on June 21, 2022 with embezzling the mail in a bill of information filed today in the Eastern District of Louisiana.

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The Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office is asking the public's assistance in locating two Hammond residents who are wanted for their involvement in the burglary of a Dollar General Store in Hammond over the weekend.

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Early Tuesday morning, June 21, 2022, it was reported to Amite City Police Department that a vehicle theft had occurred on North 2nd Street. During the investigation, it was determined that the vehicle stolen was occupied by two black males. While on patrol, our officers saw the said vehicle…

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The Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office is seeking the public's assistance in locating a Ponchatoula man in connection with a burglary which occurred during the early morning hours of June 8, 2022.

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On June 21st, Ponchatoula Police, along with Probation and Parole Agents, went to a residence on Weinberger Road in an attempt to locate Landon McRaney, who was wanted by Livingston Parish Sheriff’s Office and Probation and Parole. Officers made contact with McRaney inside of the home and af…

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Chief Jimmy Travis reports two separate incidents in the area of Wardline Road in Hammond, where one subject was carjacked and another attempted carjacking took place within a matter of days.

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HAMMOND---The Hammond Police Department is currently investigating an automobile theft which occurred on June 16, 2022, at approximately 5:30 a.m., at the victim’s residence.

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Shortly after 2 p.m., on Monday, June 20, Slidell Police received a 9-1-1 call in reference to a subject who was reportedly shot in the 3300 block of Effie Street. Officers arrived in the area and located a male victim, suffering from a gunshot wound, in an abandoned house. The victim was tr…

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A robbery turned to murder early Wednesday morning at an apartment in the 300 block of Second Avenue, and three suspects were in custody by Wednesday evening.

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The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office has arrested a Mandeville man on felony animal cruelty charges after he left his dog outside in the heat and it died.

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The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office has arrested three people on murder charges after a body found in Florida is determined to be that of a man killed in Lacombe earlier this week.

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The Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s assistance in locating Laurence Dillion Ellzey, 26, who has been named as the suspect in a shooting over the weekend.

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Reginald Magee, 45, has been a Washington Parish Jail inmate since August 2020 when he was arrested and charged with first degree rape, second degree attempted murder, home invasion, being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm, theft, issuing worthless checks and three counts of failu…

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The Hammond Police department is currently investigating a case of aggravated assault that occurred on May 21, 2022, outside a local business in downtown Hammond. HPD detectives are looking for a person of interest.

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Devin Lee Knight, 29, was arrested on June 7 by a Washington Parish Sheriff’s Office patrol deputy on Highway 436. While on criminal patrol, the deputy observed a traffic offense in a vehicle being driven by Knight. After stopping Knight on K. C. McKenzie Road, the deputy discovered two othe…

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After two St. Tammany Parish teenagers are found shot in New Orleans East, St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s detectives and SWAT team members assisted New Orleans Police in locating the person responsible and taking him into custody Thursday (June 9) evening.

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Kelvin Jewel Thomas, 22, a resident of Highway 424, was arrested June 7 in Pine by a Washington Parish Sheriff’s Office patrol deputy. While on criminal patrol, the deputy noticed Thomas kneeling beside his vehicle in the parking lot of a Pine business. As the deputy approached, Thomas appea…

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HAMMOND---On June 7, 2022, at approximately 1:30 p.m., the Hammond Police Department responded to a shooting on Sun Lane.

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The Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office announces the arrest of three individuals following a search warrant where a large quantity of methamphetamine, currency, and a stolen firearm was located.

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Chief Jimmy Travis reports the arrest of 41-year-old Guy Colona, of Independence, for theft by fraud and narcotics-related charges.

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District Attorney Warren Montgomery reports that on Thursday, June 2, 2022, Damion D. Thompson, 30, of Bogalusa, Louisiana was sentenced by District Judge Raymond Childress to life in prison without the benefit of probation, parole, or suspension of sentence for 2nd degree murder in the deat…

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St. Tammany Parish Clerk of Court Melissa Henry’s husband, John Michael “Mike” Strate, was arrested this morning on a fugitive warrant from Livingston Parish for residential contractor fraud. This afternoon, Henry issued the following statement:

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Just before 9:30 a.m., on Sunday, May 29, deputies responded to Acorn Drive in Ponchatoula in reference to a report of a suspicious person attempting to steal a Polaris side-by-side from an empty business lot.

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Sheriff Jason Ard says, "Thanks to you, our LPSO Narcotics team members were able to investigate and secure a search warrant for this Denham Springs home. One arrest was made and illegal narcotics were removed from our streets."

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District Attorney Warren Montgomery reports that on Thursday, May 26, 2022, Nathaniel Peters a.k.a. “Nancy Peters,” age 27 of Covington, Louisiana, was found guilty by a jury of armed robbery with a firearm, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and illegal possession of a stolen firearm.


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May 27, 2022, City of Hammond, LA – On May 6, 2022, at approximately 10:00 am, the Hammond Police Department responded to the AT&T Store, located at 2807 West Thomas Street, in reference to an armed robbery.

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Detectives with the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office are asking for the public’s help in locating a Tangipahoa Parish man wanted in connection with a shooting that occurred Tuesday (May 24) evening at the Coquille Sports Complex near Covington.

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NEW ORLEANS – United States Attorney Duane A. Evans announced that HAYDEE ARMAS SANTANA (“SANTANA”), age 58, of Covington, Louisiana, was sentenced today for Theft of Government Funds, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 641.

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On May 18, at 7:30 p.m., officers responded to Walmart after receiving a call that two individuals were sitting in a vehicle in the parking lot and pointed a firearm at their children as they walked past. Officers detained the driver without incident and identified him as Kylin Sexton, 22, o…

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On Tuesday, May 17th, 2022, at approximately 11:00 AM, the Covington Police Department responded to a call about an unidentified white male walking up to the cashier at Big Lots, located at 1200 US Business Highway 190 with his genitals exposed when paying for a drink.

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As a result of the investigation conducted today in Alton, the following people were arrested and will be booked into the St. Tammany Parish Correctional Center.

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VELMA---Chief Jimmy Travis reports on Friday, May 20, 2022, the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office received a call about a suspicious vehicle in the Velma community north of Independence. Several Deputies began patrolling the area when soon after Dy. Mark Francois spotted a vehicle matching …

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Kelvin R. Thomas, 57, a Bogalusa businessman, was arrested on May 19 by detectives with the Washington Parish Sheriff’s Office Drug Task Force. Thomas was jailed on multiple charges of sale of methamphetamine and contempt of court. His bond was set at $150,000.