June 25, 2024

3 Mandeville Area Teens Arrested for Burning LGBTQ Flag

On May 26, 2024, a Mandeville-area woman called the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office to report her LGBTQ flag was stolen from outside her house and burned in the middle of the roadway at the intersection of Soult Drive and Preval Drive. 

Detectives with the STPSO Property Crimes Division have arrested two 15-year-olds and one 14-year-old after obtaining a video of the three teens burning the flag while making derogatory remarks. They were released to their parents/guardians on a custodial agreement to appear in court for the charges of of Theft Less than $1,000 (misdemeanor), Simple Criminal Damage to Property (misdemeanor), and Hate Crimes (misdemeanor)  

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