CRIME & SAFETY
Former Tangipahoa Parish teacher arrested following rape allegation
Deputies with the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office arrested a former Loranger teacher accused of sexual misconduct with a minor.
Hammond PD Accused Of Illegal Investigation Of Officer-Involved Shooting
Hammond Police Chief Edwin Bergeron is facing calls for his resignation after a possibly illegal investigation of an officer-involved shooting. The Hammond Police Department lacks certification from the Peace Officer Standards and Training Council, so it's against state law for them to investigate officer-involved shootings in their own agency. Hammond...
Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office seeking two shoplifters
HAMMOND - The Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office is seeking information on two people who shoplifted from a pharmacy store on September 13. According to the police, 35-year-old Toyesha Tashundra Gutter and 39-year-old Alvin Lamonte Oliver entered Scott's Pharmacy on Veterans Avenue in Hammond shortly after noon on the 13th, and stole a large amount of cosmetics, jewelry and clothes. While Oliver distracted the cashier, Gutter proceeded to steal the merchandise.
Charges dismissed: Man arrested in connection with Hammond bar shooting set free
HAMMOND - Police have dropped the charges filed on in connection with a deadly shooting in Hammond in June. Records show Malik Andrews was released from jail more than three months after he was booked for the June 11 shooting at the Livin Room bar on Nashville Avenue, near North Morrison Blvd.
Teacher at Tangipahoa Parish school accused of having a child with 17-year-old student
A shocking revelation at a Tangipahoa Parish school as allegations surface of a relationship between a teacher and a student. The twist? The 17-year-old student is allegedly the father of the teacher's child. The Sheriff's Office is now investigating.
TPSO investigating claims student got teacher pregnant
Rumors have been swirling on social media that a student in Tangipahoa Parish impregnated a teacher in Loranger. “I would never have thought that we would have a teacher get pregnant by a student around here,”
19-Year-Old from Ponchatoula Arrested for Allegedly Shooting Mother and Dog in Sleep
An incident occurred when it was reported that Johnathan Payne Kliebert, 19, was arrested. Kliebert is accused of shooting his mother and her dog as they slept. The event took place early Tuesday morning at their residence in Ponchatoula.
Livingston Parish Sheriff’s Office implements DNA technology at Parish Detention Center
Sheriff Jason Ard is proud to announce that the Livingston Parish Sheriff’s Office recently became the second agency in the United States to integrate Rapid DNA technology into its booking process at the Livingston Parish Detention Center. Rapid DNA is the fully automated process of developing a DNA profile...
Know your First Amendment rights with UPD
On Tuesday, the University Police Department held a free speech seminar in the Student Union for all students to understand their First Amendment rights. At 5:30 p.m., UPD Chief Michael Beckner started his seminar with a full house. He discussed several Supreme Court cases, beginning with Brandenburg v. Ohio, explaining the laws behind inflammatory language.
Edwin Bergeron Jr
Hammond Police Chief Edwin Bergeron Jr. announces that the DEA is moving its Northshore Drug Task Force Headquarters to Hammond. Also, the latest on juvenile crime.
57-year-old man killed after car rear-ends tractor, police say
HOLDEN, La. (WAFB/Gray News) - A man in Louisiana was killed in a crash involving a farm tractor on Sunday, according to officials. Troopers with the Louisiana State Police said the crash happened before 8 p.m. in Livingston Parish. Authorities said the man who died was 57-year-old Tracy Gauthier. At...
Southeastern University Police investigating crash during tailgating
HAMMOND, La. — The Southeastern University Police Department is investigating a crash that happened during tailgating and left multiple people hurt. Police say it happened at Friendship Circle around 1:30 p.m. Saturday. During tailgating, someone lost control of a golf cart. Police say five people were hurt with two...
Juvenile in custody following PHS bomb threat
(1) count - Terrorizing. **All persons accused of a crime are considered innocent until proven guilty.
Weekly Safety Report: Fatal Crash, Reduced Visibility, and House Fire Impact Hammond, Louisiana
This week in Hammond, Louisiana, there were several incidents that impacted safety in the area. These incidents included a fatal crash on Interstate 12, heavy smoke causing reduced visibility on Louisiana Highway 311, a house fire with no injuries, and a reminder from the governor about the burn ban still in effect.
1 dead, 2 juveniles injured result of double crash on I-12 near Hammond
HAMMOND, La. (WVUE) - State police have provided more information about a double crash that claimed the life of a Denham Springs man and injured two juveniles on I-12 near Hammond. Javier Morel, 34, was declared dead on the scene around 7:30 a.m. after being struck by a Kenworth commercial...
Student arrested after social media 'prank' forced lockdown at Ponchatoula High
PONCHATOULA - A student was arrested after making posts on social media claiming there was an explosive planted at Ponchatoula High. The Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office said the student, who is a minor, made posts on Snapchat alleging that a live "grenade" had been dropped off at the campus. Students were cleared out of their classrooms Friday morning and moved to the school's football field while deputies assessed the threat.
22-year-old arrested for shooting in Springfield
SPRINGFIELD - A 22-year-old was arrested after deputies determined they shot a man on Wednesday. According to the Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office, a man was found with a gunshot wound to his lower body along Carter Cemetery Road around 2 p.m. He was taken to a hospital and is being treated for non-life-threatening injuries.
Stanga promotes alert system to stop property fraud
Tangipahoa Parish Clerk of Court Gary Stanga encourages the public to “protect yourself” from one of the fastest-growing crimes in the country by signing up for the office’s free Real Estate Transaction Alert program. Stanga told the Amite Rotary this week that individuals can protect their personal...
Hammond hunter cited for transporting dressed migratory game birds
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries enforcement agents cited a Hammond man for a migratory game bird violation in Plaquemines Parish on Sept. 17. Agents cited Connor Andrew Power, 23, for transporting completely dressed migratory game birds. Agents were on patrol in the Venice area on Sept. 17 when they...
Truck carrying helicopter briefly stuck in Interstate 12 underpass
LIVINGSTON PARISH, La. — A truck carrying an oversized helicopter got stuck on a roadway beneath Interstate 12 Friday morning. The incident happened on S. Range Ave. beneath Interstate 12 at the Denham Springs exit in Livingston Parish. Photos shared by the Livingston Parish Sheriff's office show a helicopter...