Crime Press Releases

St John Parish Sheriff's Dept.

Juveniles Arrested for Burglarizing Vehicles

Two 16-year-old male juveniles from LaPlace were arrested Wednesday, March 23, 2022 for burglarizing motor vehicles in a LaPlace subdivision. On Wednesday, March 23, 2022, about 1 a.m., deputies responded to the area of Bayonne and Glendale drives in Belle Terre...

Traffic Stop Leads to Illegal Narcotics Arrests

David Hester, 32, of New Orleans, and Alexis McKinney, 28 of Milwaukee, WI was arrested Monday, March 14, 2022 in St. John Parish after officers conducted a traffic stop and discovered illegal drugs in Hester’s vehicle. On March 14th, 2022, about 6 a.m., officers with...

Former Patrol Officer Arrested

A former patrol lieutenant for the St. John Parish Sheriff’s Office has been charged with malfeasance in office and criminal conspiracy after detectives discovered that he had been involved in illegal drug activity in the parish. Basil Trepagnier, 35, of LaPlace was...

Irine Bailey Arrested for Rape of Juvenile

Irine Bailey, 18, of Reserve was arrested Sunday, March 20, 2022 for rape involving a juvenile. On March 19, 2022 juvenile detectives received a complaint of allegations of child sexual abuse. During the course of the investigation, detectives obtained evidence that...

Gene Murray Sr. Arrested for Rape and Sexual Abuse of Juvenile

Gene Earl Murray Sr., 49, of Reserve was arrested Thursday, March 17, 2022 for rape and sexual battery involving a juvenile. In early March, juvenile detectives received a complaint of allegations of child sexual abuse. During the course of the investigation,...

Richard Ruffino II Arrested in Illegal Drugs Investigation

Richard Ruffino II, 29, of LaPlace, was arrested March 9, 2022 in connection to an illegal drugs investigation. After receiving complaints of illegal narcotics activity in the 800 block of Marjorie Court in LaPlace, detectives with the St. John the Baptist Parish...

Killona Man Arrested in Stolen Vehicle Investigation

Mark Anthony Holliday Jr., 22, of Killona was arrested Tuesday, March 8, 2022 in connection to a stolen vehicle investigation. On Monday, March 7, 2022 about 4 p.m., deputies were notified of a stolen vehicle traveling in the area of La. 18 and 640 in Edgard. Upon...

Trevon Knight Arrested in Burglary Investigation

Trevon Knight, 26, of Garyville was arrested March 10, 2022 in connection to a burglary at Nick’s Shooting Range in Garyville. On Thursday, March 10, 2022, about 2:45 a.m., deputies responded to an alarm activation at the range. Upon arrival, deputies began searching...

Joseph Johnson Jr. Arrested on Illegal Drug Charges

Joseph Monroe Johnson Jr., 36, of Convent, was arrested Thursday, February 24, 2022 on several charges for illegal drugs. On February 23, 2022, about 11:45 p.m., the St. John Parish Sheriff’s Office Special Operations Division was conducting surveillance in the 1200...

Four Men Arrested in Stolen Vehicle, After Brief Pursuit

Four men were arrested Thursday, February 24, 2022 after a brief pursuit with police, in a vehicle stolen during a carjacking in New Orleans. Arrested were Vidal Ramon Pope, 21, of LaPlace; Reshon Cornelious Williams, 21, of LaPlace; Derrick Devon Rhinehart, 21, of...