October 01, 2022

Covington Police Arrest Juvenile for Terrorizing

On Friday (September 30, 2022) at approximately 11:00 AM, the Covington Police Department received an anonymous tip that there was a possible threat of a shooting at the St Tammany Parish Fair that was being circulated on social media.

The CPD's Criminal Investigations Division immediately took action to locate the origin of the rumor. It was discovered that there was no credible threat and that the juvenile posted this to generate fear within the community. The juvenile was arrested for Terrorizing.

CPD Chief Ferrell said “We would like to remind citizens and kids who may think it is funny to make up rumors just for laughs. This is a serious charge and we will not tolerate such actions. To put everyone at further ease the Covington Police Department and the St Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office have beefed up their officer presence at the St Tammany Parish Fair and will continue to provide quality protection to ensure everyone has an enjoyable and safe fair weekend.”

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