Crime Press Releases

St John Parish Sheriff's Dept.

New Orleans Man Arrested for Vehicle Burglary

A New Orleans man was arrested January 17, 2023 in connection to a vehicle burglary at a LaPlace business. Lucito Fuentes, 19, was charged with simple burglary. On January 16, 2023, about 10:30 p.m., officers responded to a business in the 4300 block of U.S. 51 in...

LaPlace Man Arrested After Disturbance and Assaulting an Officer

Donald Washington, 37, of LaPlace was arrested Sunday, January 15, 2023 after causing a disturbance at a local business and assaulting an officer. On Sunday, January 15, 2023, about 2:15 p.m., officers responded to a business in the 800 block of West Airline Highway...

LaPlace Man Arrested in Homicide of his Aunt

A LaPlace man was arrested January 10, 2023 in connection with the death of his aunt at their Janice Lane home in LaPlace. Christian Robinson, 25, has been charged with second degree murder in the death of Suzanne Robinson, 57. On January 10, 2023, about 11:30 a.m....

LaPlace Man Arrested During Business Burglary

On Sunday, January 1, 2023, St. John Sheriff’s Department was called out to a business for a suspicious person trespassing on the property. When deputies arrived on scene, they spoke to an employee of the business and learned that no one was supposed to be at the...

LaPlace Man Arrested Again for Arson

Martrell LaShawn Tuco, 37, of LaPlace, was arrested December 25, 2022 after he set fire to a trash dumpster near the St. John Parish 911 Communications Building in LaPlace. On December 24, 2022, about 5 a.m., deputies were patrolling the parish government complex on...

Juveniles Arrested in Connection to LaPlace Shooting

Two male juveniles from LaPlace have been arrested in connection to a shooting in LaPlace. A 15-year-old male was arrested December 15, 2022, and a 16-yeare-old male was arrested December 13, 2022. On Sunday, December 04, 2022, about 6:30 p.m., officers responded to...

Another Juvenile Arrested in Connection to Homicide

A 16-year-old male juvenile from LaPlace was arrested December 15, 2022 in connection to the shooting death of Yasmine Halum of LaPlace in October. Through investigation, detectives learned that the juvenile assisted in the removal of evidence pertaining to the...

Two Subjects Arrested in Connection to Home Invasion

A LaPlace man and a 16-year-old male juvenile from LaPlace were December 15, 2022 in connection to a home invasion. On December 15, 2022, about 10:15 a.m., deputies responded to a residence in the 400 block of Elm Street in LaPlace in reference to a male subject,...

Couple Arrested for Murder of Baby

A LaPlace couple has been arrested in the death of the woman’s 1-year-old daughter, who had sustained several injuries to her head and body. Renard Robinson and Keaura Dillon, both 23, were arrested Monday, December 12, 2022. Robinson was booked with second degree...