Crime Press Releases

St John Parish Sheriff's Dept.

Ryan Stewart Arrested After Report of Suspicious Male with a Gun

Ryan Stewart, 26, of Reserve was arrested November 16, 2020 after someone saw a man place a gun behind a cement pillar anchoring a building. On Monday, November 16, 2020, about 2:40 p.m., officers responded to the 200 block of East 26th Street in Reserve in reference...

Todd Clement Jr. Arrested for Terrorizing

Todd Clement Jr., 34, of LaPlace was arrested November 6, 2020 after posting threats against elected officials on social media. On Friday, November 6, 2020, detectives began an investigation of threats posted on social media by Clement. During the investigation,...

Habitual Shoplifter Arrested Again

William Varnado III, 40, of LaPlace has been arrested for the 12th time since 2019 for shoplifting a variety of items from several local businesses.Varnado’s most recent arrest occurred Thursday, October 29, 2020 after officers obtained judicial warrants for his...

Oscar Urias Faces First Degree Murder Charges

Oscar Urias, 23, was arrested after he killed his 31-year-old girlfriend, and her 15-year-old sister and attacked his 17-year-old sister and 15-year-old brother with two knives.The attacks occurred October 25, 2020, about 4:30 p.m., at a residence on Fairway Drive in...

Four Juveniles Arrested for School Burglary

Four male juveniles, ages 10, 12, 14, and 15, from Reserve were arrested October 22, 2020 in connection to a burglary of Riverside Academy in Reserve.On October 21, 2020, officers responded to Riverside Academy in reference to a simple burglary. Upon arrival, school...

Noel White Arrested for Rape

Noel Joseph White IV, 38, of LaPlace was arrested October 14, 2020 for two counts of first degree rape involving a juvenile. In June, juvenile detectives received a complaint that White had sexual contact with a female juvenile under the age of 13. During the course...

Richard Dennis Jr. Faces Several Burglary and Theft Charges

Richard Michael Dennis Jr., 31, of Reserve was arrested October 14, 2020 in connection to several recent burglaries and thefts in Reserve. Based on investigation, detectives developed Dennis as a suspect in burglaries and thefts of several items including a...

Randall Freeman Arrested for Theft of Meat

Randall J. Freeman, 51, of Garyville was arrested October 1, 2020 in connection to the theft of food from Natco Food Service in Reserve. On September 22, 2020, deputies responded to Natco in reference to a theft of meat. Upon arrival, deputies learned meat valued at...