Archives: April2018

St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office to hold Drug Take-Back Day

Posted: April 17th, 2018 | Filed under: News Releases

Lt. Chip Englande hangs a sign outside of the St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office Special Investigations Division in preparation of the annual National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day scheduled for Saturday, April 28. Residents are invited to properly dispose of unwanted or expired prescriptions and over-the-counter medications between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. at the substation, 7001 W. Judge Perez Drive in Arabi.

Lt. Chip Englande checks to see if anyone has dropped off unwanted or expired prescriptions and over-the-counter medications at the St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office Field Operations Bureau at 4700 Paris Road in Chalmette. Residents can now drop off unwanted medications at the substation year-round as part of an initiative by state Attorney General Jeff Landry, Blue Cross Blue Shield and the National Association of Drug Diversion Investigators.

St. Bernard Parish Sheriff James Pohlmann encourages residents to properly dispose of unwanted or expired prescriptions and over-the-counter medications on Saturday, April 28 as the Sheriff’s Office participates in the annual National Prescription Drug Take-Back.

Narcotics officers with the St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office will accept unwanted medications from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Special Investigations Division substation, 7001 W. Judge Perez Drive in Arabi, near the corner of Aycock Street.

“Residents should take this opportunity to clean out their medicine cabinets and get rid of unused drugs so they don’t fall into the hands of youngsters who might misuse them or thieves who could sell them on our streets,” Sheriff Pohlmann said.

The initiative, part of a national effort spearheaded by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, has seen more than 4.8 million pounds of prescription drugs collected since its inception in 2010.

Sheriff Pohlmann also is pleased to announce the Sheriff’s Office now has a drop box located year-round at the substation at 4700 Paris Road in Chalmette.

“We have been participating in the Drug Take-Back initiative for a number of years by inviting the public to properly dispose of unwanted medications on specific days throughout the year,” Sheriff Pohlmann said, “And now, having a drop box at one of our substations year-round will create better, more convenient opportunities for people to do so.”

The drop box located at the Paris Road substation was installed as part of an initiative by state Attorney General Jeff Landry, Blue Cross Blue Shield and the National Association of Drug Diversion Investigators. The goal of the initiative is to have a location in every Louisiana parish where residents can drop off unwanted medications at any time in an effort to fight the opioid epidemic.



**TEEN FOUND Re: SBSO searching for Meraux teen reported missing April 3

Posted: April 16th, 2018 | Filed under: News Releases

*** TEEN FOUND
Keiyira Barton has been located and is in good health.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 



St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office on patrol throughout the 2018 St. Bernard Irish, Italian, Islenos Community Parade

Posted: April 16th, 2018 | Filed under: News Releases

St. Bernard Sheriff James Pohlmann, center, visits with parade-goers along the route of the 2018 St. Bernard Irish, Italian, Islenos Community Parade held April 15 in Chalmette.

Standing with St. Bernard Sheriff James Pohlmann, center, on Judge Perez Drive in Chalmette during the 2018 St. Bernard Irish, Italian, Islenos Community Parade are, from left: Deputy Chief John Doran and Lt. Robert Broadhead.

Det. Donald Shreve directs traffic prior to the start of the 2018 St. Bernard Irish, Italian, Islenos Community Parade held April 15 in Chalmette.

St. Bernard Parish deputies, Sgt. Jessie Gernados, left, and Sgt. Jeff Vega, worked along the route of the 17th annual St. Bernard Irish, Italian, Islenos Community Parade held April 15 in Chalmette.

Capt. Bret Bowen drives the St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office Mobile Emergency Operations Center along Judge Perez Drive during the 2018 St. Bernard Irish, Italian, Islenos Community Parade held April 15 in Chalmette.

Capt. Charles Borchers aboard the St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office Mobile Emergency Operations Center during the 2018 St. Bernard Irish, Italian, Islenos Community Parade held April 15.

St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office Sgt. Eric Eilers with McGruff the Crime Dog, portrayed by Dep. Debrecca Richard, during this year’s St. Bernard Irish, Italian, Islenos Community Parade held April 15.

St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office Drug Abuse Resistance Education Officer Lt. Lisa Jackson hands a throw to a spectator at the 2018 St. Bernard Irish, Italian, Islenos Community Parade held April 15.

The St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office Mobile Emergency Operations Center, driven by Capt. Bret Bowen, leads local parades by coordinating closures of main cross streets as the parade approaches and making adjustments in the speed of the procession. During the 2018 St. Bernard Irish, Italian, Islenos Community Parade, Capt. Charles Borchers and Maj. Angie Huff posted regular location updates on the Sheriff’s Office Facebook page from aboard the vehicle throughout the duration of the parade.

Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office Det. Paul Sperandeo driving the The Hero One Louisiana Law Enforcement Officers’ Memorial Car during the 2018 St. Bernard Irish, Italian, Islenos Community Parade in Chalmette on April 15. Hero One, a project spearheaded by Det. Sperandeo, travels around the state, serving as a memorial for fallen Louisiana law enforcement officers.

Lt. Raymond Theriot on patrol during the 17th annual St. Bernard Irish, Italian, Islenos Community Parade held April 15 in Chalmette.

St. Bernard Parish Prison inmate trustees clean up Judge Perez Drive following the 2018 St. Bernard Irish, Italian, Islenos Community Parade held April 15.

What a difference a day makes!! The 2018 St. Bernard Irish, Italian, Islenos Community Parade scheduled for April 14 was postponed until April 15 due to inclement weather. The parade rolled on under beautiful blue skies with crisp, cool temperatures as hundreds of riders on nearly 50 floats tossed approximately 500,000 pounds of produce to spectators.

St. Bernard Sheriff James Pohlmann and the men and women of the St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office were on patrol along the parade route throughout the duration of the 17th annual parade.



St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office Mobile Emergency Operations Center To Lead Irish, Italian, Islenos Parade And Give Updates Throughout

Posted: April 13th, 2018 | Filed under: News Releases

Capt. Bret Bowen readies the St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office Mobile Emergency Operations Center to lead the 2018 St. Bernard Irish, Italian, Islenos Community Parade on Sunday, April 15. A deputy aboard the operations center will post regular location updates on the Sheriff’s Office Facebook page beginning at 11:45 a.m. and throughout the duration of the parade. The St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office Mobile Emergency Operations Center will lead the 2018 Irish Italian Islenos Parade on April 15 in Chalmette.

St. Bernard Sheriff James Pohlmann reminds residents they can check the Sheriff’s Office Facebook page on Sunday, April 15 for location updates and live video streaming of the 2018 St. Bernard Irish, Italian, Islenos Community Parade.

A sheriff’s deputy on board the department’s Mobile Emergency Operations Center will post regular location updates on Facebook beginning at 11:45 a.m. and throughout the duration of the parade.

“We have been doing location updates for parades for several years now and have received many appreciative comments from residents,’’ Sheriff Pohlmann said. “We hope spectators find it helpful to know when the parade will approach them or if there is going to be a delay.’’

The department’s Mobile Emergency Operations Center essentially controls the running of the parade by coordinating closures of main cross streets as the parade approaches and making adjustments in the speed of the procession.

The year’s parade will begin and end at the Frederick J. Sigur Civic Center, 8245 W. Judge Perez Drive in Chalmette, with a u-turn at Ventura Drive.

This year’s Irish, Italian, Islenos parade will feature approximately 500,000 pounds of produce being tossed by riders on nearly 50 floats. Jim Henderson will be this year’s grand marshal, and Patrick “PJ” Turner and Jaylynn Bergeron Turner, St. Bernard Parish’s assessor, will reign as the 2018 King and Queen.



St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office arrest Arabi woman for distribution of crack cocaine, recover cash and other narcotics

Posted: April 13th, 2018 | Filed under: News Releases

During the course of an undercover investigation being conducted by the St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office Special Investigations Division Narcotics Unit, an Arabi woman was arrested for distribution of crack cocaine, and a large amount of cocaine was seized, along with other narcotics and cash, Sheriff James Pohlmann said.

Darrelyn Smith, 30, of the 1000 block of Government Street, was booked April 10 with possession with the intent to distribute crack cocaine, possession of schedule II controlled dangerous substance over 28 grams and under 200 grams, possession of Alprazolam, possession of Cyproheptadine Hydrochloride, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

After obtaining a search warrant for Smith’s residence, agents recovered more than 54 grams of cocaine with a street value of approximately $5,600, Alprazolam, Cyproheptadine Hydrochloride, $823 in cash, and drug paraphernalia, including clear plastic bags and a digital scale, the Sheriff said.

A criminal history check was conducted on Smith which revealed she has four prior felony drug convictions.

Smith is being held in St. Bernard Parish Prison in lieu of a $43,000 bond.

Sheriff Pohlmann reminds residents to call the Sheriff’s Office narcotics hotline at (504) 271-DOPE or 3673 to report suspected illegal drug activity in St. Bernard Parish. Callers can remain anonymous, and all calls will be acted upon.



St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office searching for Meraux teen reported missing April 3

Posted: April 13th, 2018 | Filed under: News Releases

The St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help finding a 13-year-old Meraux teen who was reported missing by her family April 3.

Sheriff James Pohlmann said Keiyira Barton left her home on the afternoon of April 3 in the 2400 block of Walkers Lane, and has not returned home or been heard from since.

Keiyira, who family members say has a history of running away from home, was last seen heading southbound on Walkers Lane toward East St. Bernard Highway. At the time, Keiyira was wearing gray pants with holes and a green spaghetti strap shirt.

Keiyira is 5’4” tall and weighs about 140 pounds.

Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Keiyira Barton is asked to contact the St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office at (504) 271-2501 or Detective Jessie Gernados at (504) 278-7765.



Peace Officers Standards and Training graduates

Posted: April 6th, 2018 | Filed under: News Releases

Seven St. Bernard Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies and three from the Slidell Police Department graduated April 4 after a 92-hour Corrections Division course in Peace Officers Standards and Training, or P.O.S.T. From left, are: course Instructors Dep. Darlene Ricks and Capt. Dennis Morgan, Slidell Dep. Jimmie Estes, St. Bernard Deputies Keith St. Germain Jr., Robert Oakley III and Brandon Gaudet, Slidell Deputies Chastity Howell and Tyler Oulliber, St. Bernard Deputies Jeremy Roig, Tristan Gray, Bradley Labure and Randall Parker, and Instructor St. Bernard Lt. Kyle Brown. Other instructors not pictured are: St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office Cpl. Brandon Lewis and Plaquemines Parish Sheriff’s Office Capt. David Gambino.


Seven St. Bernard Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies and three from the Slidell Police Department graduated April 4 after a 92-hour Corrections Division course in Peace Officers Standards and Training, or P.O.S.T.

The corrections course, which helps better prepare deputies to work in a prison environment or Juvenile Detention Center, covers topics such as defensive tactics, booking procedures, report writing and the use of force lesson plans. Deputies also are trained in the use of pepper spray, which includes each officer being pepper-sprayed in order to learn firsthand about its effects.

The course, held at the St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office Training Center in Chalmette, was led by instructors Capt. Dennis Morgan, Lt. Kyle Brown, Cpl. Brandon Lewis and Dep. Darlene Ricks of the St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office Corrections Division, along with Capt. David Gambino of the Plaquemines Parish Sheriff’s Office.

St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office deputies who were graduates of the class are: Dep. Keith St. Germain Jr., Dep. Robert Oakley III, Dep. Brandon Gaudet, Dep. Jeremy Roig, Dep. Tristan Gray, Dep. Bradley Labure and Dep. Randall Parker.

Graduates from Slidell are: Dep. Jimmie Estes, Dep. Chastity Howell and Dep. Tyler Oulliber.

St. Bernard Dep. Jeremy Roig was the only student in the class to score a perfect 100% on the course.