Archives: August2017

St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office To Hold Sobriety Checkpoint

Posted: August 14th, 2017 | Filed under: News Releases

The St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office will conduct a sobriety checkpoint in St. Bernard Parish on Thursday, Aug. 24, beginning at 7:30 p.m. and continuing through 12:30 a.m. on the morning of Friday, Aug. 25.

Sheriff James Pohlmann said officers will set up on an undisclosed roadway to randomly stop vehicles to check for impaired drivers. Anyone found driving impaired from alcohol or drugs will be arrested.

The location of the checkpoint will not be disclosed.



Rotary Club of St. Bernard learns about St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office Addiction Resource Program

Posted: August 11th, 2017 | Filed under: News Releases

Stanley Simeon, Addiction Resource Program coordinator, left, and Capt. Charles Borchers, center, spoke to members of the Rotary Club of St. Bernard Aug. 10 about the St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office newly-formed program for individuals suffering from addiction. With Simeon and Capt. Borchers is Brenda Breakfield, Rotary Club president.

Capt. Charles Borchers, seated, and Stanley Simeon, Addiction Resource Program coordinator, standing left, spoke to members of the Rotary Club of St. Bernard Aug. 10 about the St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office newly-formed program for individuals suffering from addiction.

Capt. Charles Borchers and Stanley Simeon, Addiction Resource Program coordinator, spoke to members of the Rotary Club of St. Bernard Aug. 10 about the St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office newly-formed program for individuals suffering from addiction.

“The program is designed to help residents struggling with an addiction, whether it be substance abuse, or even gambling related, find the resources they need to better cope with their situation,” Sheriff James Pohlmann said.

Spearheaded by Simeon, along with assistance from Sheriff’s Office Chaplain Aaron Johnson, the program provides individuals and/or their families with information on resources available to them, such as rehabilitation programs, detox centers, therapeutic plans of action and faith-based assistance. Participation in the program is kept confidential.

If you or someone you know could benefit from this program and would like more information, call Simeon at (504) 517-2944 or (504) 278-7659.



School Is back in session, drive safely

Posted: August 7th, 2017 | Filed under: News Releases

St. Bernard Parish schools kicked off the 2017-18 school year today, Aug. 7, and Sheriff James Pohlmann is reminding motorists to drive safely, and obey school zone speed limits in the mornings and afternoons.

“In addition to watching your speed near schools, be on the lookout for students walking in the areas near schools and be prepared for school buses to make frequent stops to pick up or drop off students,’’ Sheriff Pohlmann said.

Sheriff’s Office deputies will make extra patrols in school areas, especially during the first week of school, he said.

Most school zone speed limits are 20 MPH, Sheriff Pohlmann said, and drivers should start slowing down well before they reach the posted school zone area.

Also, parents are reminded to buckle children in seats appropriate for their ages.

“The back seat is the safest place for young kids,’’ Sheriff Pohlmann said.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, children up to age 12 are safest riding in the back seat, buckled in place. Auto accidents remain the leading cause of death of children 5-15 years of age.

For full child passenger safety information, including where to find safety seat inspection stations, visit nhtsa.gov to learn more.



Heroin, Cocaine, Marijuana and Firearm seized during several arrests

Posted: August 3rd, 2017 | Filed under: News Releases

St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office narcotics agents seized more than an ounce of cocaine, as well as heroin, marijuana, other narcotics, and drug paraphernalia during the execution of a search warrant on July 27 at a residence in the 3000 block of Daniel Drive in Violet, Sheriff James Pohlmann said.

Frank Williams, 26, of 3015 Daniel Drive, was booked with possession with the intent to distribute cocaine (38 grams), possession of suboxone, possession of hydrocodone, possession of marijuana, and possession of drug paraphernalia. Williams was released from St. Bernard Parish Prison July 29 on a $20,000 bond.

Jared Lewis, 25, of 2818 Daniel Drive, was booked with possession of marijuana and resisting an officer. Lewis was released from St. Bernard Parish Prison July 28 on a $3,000 bond.

Edward Richard, 31, of 3106 Daniel Drive, was booked with possession of marijuana. Richard was released from St. Bernard Parish Prison July 28 on a $1,250 bond.

Quartraine Washington, 38, of 6414 Louis Elam in Violet, was booked with possession of marijuana. Washington was released from St. Bernard Parish Prison July 28 on a $1,250 bond.

Hope Hatcher, 33, of 3015 Daniel Drive, was booked with possession of marijuana. Hatcher was released from St. Bernard Parish Prison July 28 on a $3,250 bond. Hatcher also had an outstanding warrant out of St. Bernard for theft.

An arrest warrant has been issued for Brandon Major, 20, of 3015 Daniel Drive, in connection with the execution of the search warrant.

Major, who was not arrested on the scene due to medical issues and the need to be transported to the hospital, has outstanding warrants for possession with the intent to distribute heroin and possession of marijuana.

Anyone knowing the whereabouts of Major is asked to call the St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office at (504) 271-2501 or Crimestoppers GNO at (504) 822-1111. Tipsters who call Crimestoppers can remain anonymous, do not have to testify and could be eligible for a cash reward.

In two unrelated arrests, Sheriff Pohlmann said, narcotics agents seized more than an ounce of marijuana, nearly an ounce of heroin and a handgun during two separate traffic stops.

Darren Bernard, 26, of 7018 Fig St. in New Orleans, was booked July 24 in Arabi with possession with the intent to distribute marijuana (55.5 grams), possession of a firearm while in possession of a controlled dangerous substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, safety belt required and improper equipment for an illegible license plate. A .45 caliber handgun also was seized from Bernard, who was released from St. Bernard Parish Prison July 25 on a $10,000 bond.

Howard Stirgus, 29, of 815 31st St. in Kenner, was booked July 28 in Chalmette with possession with the intent to distribute heroin (42 individual bags with a total combined weight of 20 grams), possession of marijuana, possession of oxycodone, suspended driver’s license and turn signal required. Stirgus was released from St. Bernard Parish Prison July 31 on a $15,000 bond.