Crime Press Releases

St John Parish Sheriff's Dept.

LaPlace Man Arrested for Child Sexual Abuse

Mario Folgar Sr. 49, of LaPlace was arrested Friday, October 21, 2022 for rape and other sexual offenses involving juveniles. In early September, detectives received a complaint of allegations of child sexual abuse. During the course of the investigation, detectives...

Sean Gautreaux Arrested

Sean Gautreaux, 40, of LaPlace was arrested Sunday, November 13, 2022 after trespassing near Marathon’s pumping station on West Airline Highway in Garyville. On Sunday, November 13, 2022, about 11:30 p.m., officer observed a suspicious vehicle with the lights off...

Don Lewis arrested

UPDATE: Don Lewis was apprehended by the US Marshals in New Orleans on November 7, 2022. Lewis was transported to St. John where he was booked into the correctional facility. Bond has not been set at this time. Detectives with the St. John Parish Sheriff’s Office are...

Detectives Investigate LaPlace Shooting

Detectives are investigating a shooting that occurred Monday, October 31, 2022 about 11:15 p.m. in the 400 block of Elm Street in LaPlace where an 18-year-old female was injured. Upon arrival, officers located the female victim inside the residence with a gunshot...

Detectives Investigate Homicide of LaPlace Woman

Detectives with the St. John Parish Office are investigating a shooting that resulted in the death of Yasmine Halum Haitham, 19, of LaPlace. On Sunday, October 9, 2022, about 3 p.m., deputies responded to a complaint in the 1400 block of Van Arpel Drive in LaPlace in...

Ashley Johnson-Washington Arrested in Shooting Death

Ashley Johnson-Washington, 21, of Reserve, was arrested Sunday, October 2, 2022 in connection to the shooting death of Andrew Turcuit Sr., 70, of Reserve. On the morning of Saturday, October 1, 2022, deputies responded to the 100 block of East 21st Street in Reserve...

Montz Man Arrested for Burglary

Christopher Frasier of Montz, Louisiana was arrested on Friday, October 1, 2022, in connection with the burglary of a Mini Storage Complex in Laplace that occurred on Thursday, September 30, 2022. Deputies responded to the business and were informed by the owner that...

LaPlace Man Arrested for Criminal Damage and Arson

Martrell LaShawn Tuco, 37, of LaPlace was arrested after throwing a rock, shattering the window of a police unit in the St. John Parish Sheriff's Office parking lot in LaPlace, then setting fire to a local business. On Thursday, September 8, 2022, about 9:30 a.m.,...

Killona Man Arrested for Financial Crimes

Davon Tyrell Dallon, 24, of Killona was re-booked Friday, September 2, 2022 in connection to financial crimes. On August 8, 2022, the St. John the Baptist Parish Sheriff’s Office Patrol Division arrested Dallon on an outstanding warrant from Jefferson Parish as well...

Juveniles Damage Emily C. Watkins Elementary

Five juveniles, along with a 21-year-old male, all from LaPlace, have been arrested after deputies began investigating a complaint of vandalism of Emily C. Watkins Elementary School in LaPlace. Arrested were Desmond Kelson Jr., 21; three male juveniles, ages 14, 15,...