Crime Press Releases

St John Parish Sheriff's Dept.

Looters Arrested in Reserve and LaPlace

Nine people have been arrested as of September 5, 2021 for looting in separate incidents in LaPlace and Reserve. They are Gregory Melancon Jr., 32, of Reserve, Joekur Jones, 24, of LaPlace, and Zeciea Dorman, 21, of Richmond, Va.; Austin Delouise, 32, of Baton Rouge...

Mark Kimble Jr. Arrested for False Personation of an Officer

Mark Anthony Kimble Jr., 20, of LaPlace was arrested Sunday, August 15, 2021 after he activated a red and blue dash-mount lighting system on the console of his personal vehicle, attempting to yield traffic on Interstate 10 in St. John Parish, falsely personifying a...

Detectives Investigate LaPlace Shooting

Detectives are investigating a shooting that occurred on Tuesday, August 3, 2021, around 1 p.m., in the 2700 block of Cambridge Drive in LaPlace. Upon arrival, deputies learned two 18-year-old males had been shot and taken by personal vehicle to a local hospital. They...

Illegal Firearms Seized and Arrests Made

An initiative aimed at stemming an uptick in gun violence in St. John the Baptist Parish has resulted in almost two dozen firearms taken off the streets as well as several arrests, Sheriff Mike Tregre announced today. Following recent shootings in the parish, the SWAT...

Edgard Shooting Under Investigation

Detectives are investigating a shooting that occurred Wednesday, July 14, 2021, about 2 a.m., in the 100 block of Central Avenue in Edgard.Upon arrival, deputies learned a 20-year-old female was injured by broken glass from a window that had been shattered by gunfire....

Da’Juan Waxter Arrested in Shooting

Da’Juan Waxter, 20, of LaPlace was arrested in connection to an accidental shooting that left a 14-year-old girl injured.On Tuesday, July 13, 2021, about 11 a.m., officers responded to a residence in the 500 block of Fife Lane in LaPlace in reference to a shooting....

Garyville Shooting Under Investigation

Detectives are investigating a shooting that occurred on Tuesday, July 13, 2021, about 3 a.m., in the 200 block of Historic Main Street in Garyville. Upon arrival, deputies located a 17-year-old male with a gunshot wound sitting on a couch. Officers learned the victim...

Detectives Investigate Shooting in Garyville

Detectives are investigating a shooting that occurred on Sunday, July 11, 2021, around 11 p.m., in the parking lot of a convenience store in the 2900 block of River Road in Garyville. Upon arrival, deputies learned a 23-year-old male subject had been shot and taken by...

Juveniles Arrested in Stolen Vehicle Investigation

Four male juveniles were arrested Thursday, July 8, 2021 during a stolen vehicle investigation in which four guns were discovered.On Thursday, July 8, 2021, about 4:30 a.m., deputies initiated a traffic stop after a notification of a vehicle stolen from New Orleans...

Man and Woman Arrested For Stealing Tequila and Batteries

A LaPlace man and a Garyville woman were arrested on Tuesday, June 29, 2021 for stealing several boxes of tequila valued at about $40,000 as well as automotive batteries valued at about $5,000.James Lester Watson, 52, and Kristi Marie Rizzo, 40, were booked with theft...