Archives: July2018

St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office books two family members after toddler found wandering alone in eastern St. Bernard neighborhood

Posted: July 15th, 2018 | Filed under: News Releases

The St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office has booked two family members after a toddler was found wandering alone in an eastern St. Bernard Parish neighborhood in the middle of the night on July 15, Sheriff James Pohlmann said.

Malik Evans, 17, of the 2300 block of Centanni Drive in eastern St. Bernard, was booked with child endangerment after his 3-year-old nephew who was left in his care wandered out of the house and was found walking alone several blocks away in the 2800 block of Farmsite Road in Violet.

The toddler’s mother, Aaliyah Evans, 22, of the 2300 block of Centanni Drive, was at work at the time of the incident, and has not been booked in the case. However, she was booked on an unrelated outstanding warrant out of St. Bernard for theft.

On July 15 shortly after 2 a.m., Sheriff Pohlmann said, deputies responded to a call about a small child being seen walking alone on Farmsite Road.

When deputies arrived on the scene, they found the 3-year-old walking barefoot and alone. Sheriff Pohlmann said deputies searched the area for several hours in an effort to locate the boy’s family, but to no avail.

The mother called the Sheriff’s Office shortly after noon when she got off work and saw a Facebook post about detectives searching for the boy’s family.

The boy is now in the custody of the Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services which is conducting its own investigation.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 



St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office searching for parents or guardians of toddler found wandering alone in eastern St. Bernard neighborhood

Posted: July 15th, 2018 | Filed under: News Releases

The St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in locating the parents or guardians of a young toddler found wandering alone in an eastern St. Bernard Parish neighborhood, Sheriff James Pohlmann said.

On July 15 shortly after 2 a.m., Sheriff Pohlmann said, deputies responded to a call about a small child seen walking alone in the 2800 block of Farmsite Road in Violet.

When deputies arrived on the scene they found a male juvenile estimated to be about 2 years old who was alone and walking barefoot through the neighborhood. The boy was found wearing grey pants with white stripes down the side of the legs and a blue shirt with sharks on it. The boy has short brown hair and hazel eyes.

Sheriff Pohlmann said deputies have been searching the area in an effort to locate the boy’s family, but to no avail. The Sheriff’s Office is working with the Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services to locate his parents or guardians.

Anyone with information about the boy’s identity or the identity and whereabouts of his parents or guardians are asked to call Det. Danny Carreras at the St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office at (504) 271-2501.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 



St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office makes arrest in fatal shooting of 4-year-old

Posted: July 10th, 2018 | Filed under: News Releases

On July 10th, 2018, St. Bernard Parish Sheriff James Pohlmann announced that Karama Wylie, 27 years of age, was arrested in connection with the shooting death of a 4 year old female that occurred on July 5th, 2018, in the 500 block of Pierre St. in Chalmette.

Mr. Wylie was charged with negligent homicide, possession of a stolen firearm, and possession of marijuana. Mr. Wylie is the father of the victim.

Sheriff Pohlmann stated that the criminal charges resulted from the ongoing investigation, which included a review of witness statements and further examination of physical evidence, in consultation with the St. Bernard Parish District Attorney’s Office.

Mr. Wylie is currently being held at the St. Bernard Parish Prison. The investigation into this incident is ongoing.



St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office makes arrest in fatal shooting of 4-year-old

Posted: July 10th, 2018 | Filed under: News Releases

On July 10th, 2018, St. Bernard Parish Sheriff James Pohlmann announced that Karama Wylie, 27 years of age, was arrested in connection with the shooting death of a 4 year old female that occurred on July 5th, 2018, in the 500 block of Pierre St. in Chalmette.

Mr. Wylie was charged with negligent homicide, possession of a stolen firearm, and possession of marijuana. Mr. Wylie is the father of the victim.

Sheriff Pohlmann stated that the criminal charges resulted from the ongoing investigation, which included a review of witness statements and further examination of physical evidence, in consultation with the St. Bernard Parish District Attorney’s Office.

Mr. Wylie is currently being held at the St. Bernard Parish Prison. The investigation into this incident is ongoing.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 



St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office holding registration for the 20th session of its Citizens Police Academy

Posted: July 8th, 2018 | Filed under: News Releases

St. Bernard Parish residents can register now for the 20th session of the St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office Citizens Police Academy course, a free, 10-week program offered so residents can learn about police work.

“The course shows residents various aspects of law enforcement and gives them an insight on how and why things are handled in a certain manner,” St. Bernard Sheriff James Pohlmann said. “Its purpose is to foster a positive relationship between our citizens and our officers, while instilling in participants a vested interest in what happens in their community.”

Classes begin Aug. 22 and will meet each Wednesday at 7 p.m. through graduation night in October. Classes will be held in the St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office second-floor training center, 2118 Jackson Ave. in Chalmette, directly behind the Parish Courthouse.

For more information or to register, call Capt. Charles Borchers at (504) 278-7628 or Sgt. Eric Eilers at (504) 278-7799. Capt. Borchers, head of Community Relations for the Sheriff’s Office, coordinates the class along with Sgt. Eilers.

During the course, Borchers said, participants will hear from Sheriff’s Office commanders on various phases of law enforcement, including patrol work, narcotics enforcement, detective duties, and SWAT team demonstrations. Participants also will be given boating safety tips, tour the Parish Prison and experience a firearms simulator.

Borchers said participants are placed in the shoes of a Sheriff’s Office deputy by way of computerized, simulated videos.

“The simulator creates real life scenarios of what an officer may encounter,” Borchers said, “and it challenges participants into making split-second decisions on whether or not they would use deadly force on a criminal suspect.”

Borchers, who is over the Crime Prevention and Neighborhood Watch programs for the Sheriff’s Office, said nearly 1,000 residents have completed the Citizens Police Academy course since its inception two decades ago.

“It’s really become a popular course among adults,” he said. “This program gives residents a real feel for what police work entails and it’s about as realistic as we can make it for them.”

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 



St. Bernard Sheriff inducted into Louisiana Justice Hall of Fame

Posted: July 8th, 2018 | Filed under: News Releases

St. Bernard Sheriff James Pohlmann, right, was one of a select group of people inducted into the Louisiana Justice Hall of Fame on July 6. Presenting Sheriff Pohlmann with the award is James LeBlanc, Louisiana Department of Public Safety and Corrections secretary.

St. Bernard Sheriff James Pohlmann was one of a select group of people inducted into the Louisiana Justice Hall of Fame on July 6 in Baton Rouge. A special exhibit depicting Sheriff Pohlmann’s professional and personal accomplishments throughout his life, along with exhibits for the other inductees, were unveiled during the event and will remain on display in the Louisiana Hall of Fame Museum, located at the gates of the Louisiana State Penitentiary in Angola, throughout 2018.

St. Bernard Sheriff James Pohlmann, first row, third from left, was one of a select group of people inducted into the Louisiana Justice Hall of Fame on July 6. With Sheriff Pohlmann are, first row, from left: Annelle Rives, accepting the LSP Museum Foundation Board of Directors’ Louisiana Law Enforcement Officer of the Year Award in Memoriam of her late husband, Ruel B. “Bucky” Rives Jr.; Justice Hall of Fame Inductee Maj. Gen. Joanne F. Sheridan, Louisiana National Guard from Vernon Parish; and Justice Hall of Fame Inductee C.M. “Marty” Lensing, warden and professor from East Baton Rouge Parish. Second row, from left: Justice Hall of Fame Inductee Rev. Charles E. Guillory, pastor and teacher from Avoyelles Parish; and Justice Hall of Fame Inductee Mike Stone, Sheriff of Lincoln Parish. Justice Hall of Fame Inductees not pictured are: Louisiana Governor John Bel Edward; and Helena Moreno, New Orleans City Councilwoman.

St. Bernard Sheriff James Pohlmann was one of a select group of people inducted into the Louisiana Justice Hall of Fame on July 6.

Founded in 2004, the Louisiana Justice Hall of Fame is sponsored by the Louisiana State Penitentiary Museum Foundation, a non-profit organization that administers the second largest museum complex of its kind in the nation devoted to the study and preservation of judicial and correctional activities.

Each year, the Louisiana Justice Hall of Fame honors about a half-dozen great leaders in areas of law enforcement, the judiciary system and the armed forces, as well as those involved in civil rights initiatives.

According to Michael D. Wynne, chairman and director of the Louisiana Justice Hall of Fame, the Induction Award is considered by many to be the top award that can be bestowed upon an individual in these arenas.

“The nominees come from federal, state, parish and municipal governmental organizations, as well as private citizens. They are people from all walks of life who have helped better the great state of Louisiana,” Wynne said. “We have honored some remarkable people over the years, and now we are delighted that Sheriff Pohlmann is among them.”

The induction ceremony took place at the Louisiana Hall of Fame Museum, located at the gates of the Louisiana State Penitentiary in Angola. A special gala honoring Sheriff Pohlmann and the other inductees was held at the Lod Cook Conference Center on the campus of Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge.

A special exhibit depicting Sheriff Pohlmann’s professional and personal accomplishments throughout his life, along with exhibits for the other inductees, were unveiled during the induction and will remain on display in the Louisiana Hall of Fame Museum at Angola throughout 2018.

Sheriff Pohlmann is delighted to receive such a prestigious honor.

“I’m deeply pleased and humbled to be given such an amazing acknowledgment,” Sheriff Pohlmann said. “I’m honored to be among the other inductees, both past and present, who are so admired and respected.”

In addition to Sheriff Pohlmann, other 2018 inductees included: Louisiana Governor John Bel Edward; Rev. Charles E. Guillory, pastor and teacher from Avoyelles Parish; C.M. “Marty” Lensing, warden and professor from East Baton Rouge Parish; Helena Moreno, New Orleans City Councilwoman; Mike Stone, Sheriff of Lincoln Parish; and Maj. Gen. Joanne F. Sheridan, Louisiana National Guard from Vernon Parish.

Wynne said Sheriff Pohlmann and the other inductees were selected from more than 100 nominations. The Sheriff’s accomplishments impressed the nomination committee, he said.

“We not only looked at the Sheriff’s personal and professional accomplishments, but we also took into consideration the great department and the officers and staff members he has assembled,” Wynne said. “The people of St. Bernard Parish should be very proud and feel blessed to have such a great sheriff.”



St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office investigating fatal shooting of 4-year-old

Posted: July 5th, 2018 | Filed under: News Releases

The St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office is investigating the fatal shooting of a 4-year-old Chalmette girl, Sheriff James Pohlmann said.

Shortly after 9:30 p.m. on July 5, Sheriff Pohlmann said, deputies responded to a call about a child being shot in the 500 block of Pierre Street in Chalmette.

The 4-year-old girl was transported to University Medical Center where she was pronounced dead.

A handgun believed to be used in the shooting was recovered.

Sheriff Pohlmann said the shooting appears to be accidental at this time. The investigation is ongoing.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 



St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office books Chalmette man with first degree armed robbery of Chalmette business

Posted: July 3rd, 2018 | Filed under: News Releases

The St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office arrested a Chalmette man for robbing a Chalmette business in the early morning hours of July 3, Sheriff James Pohlmann said.

Scott Barrilleaux, 42, of the 3000 block of Veronica Drive in Chalmette, was booked with first degree armed robbery for implying he had a weapon and robbing a store clerk.

Shortly before 8:30 a.m. on July 3, Sheriff Pohlmann said, deputies responded to a call about an armed robbery at a business in the 900 block of East Judge Perez Drive in Chalmette.

When deputies arrived on the scene, they met with store employees who said the suspect placed some candy on the counter, implied he had a weapon and demanded money from the register. They said the suspect fled the scene on foot with an undetermined amount of cash.

After canvassing the area, detectives apprehended Barrilleaux a few blocks away in front of his home, in possession of the cash.

Barrilleaux, who was identified through video surveillance, admitted to committing the robbery and implying he had a weapon.

Sheriff Pohlmann said no one was injured in the incident.

During the course of the investigation, detectives learned Barrilleaux was wanted on two outstanding warrants out of St. Bernard for missing court.

Barrilleaux was transported to St. Bernard Parish Prison to be booked. His bond has not yet been set.



St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office administrative offices closed for Fourth of July

Posted: July 3rd, 2018 | Filed under: News Releases

The St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office administrative offices will be closed on Wednesday and Thursday, July 4 and 5, in observance of the Fourth of July holiday. The administrative offices will reopen on Friday.