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St. Bernard Sheriff's Office to conduct sobriety checkpoint in Chalmette on Friday night

Aug. 22, 2014 - A sobriety checkpoint will be conducted in Chalmette on Friday night, Aug. 22, by the St. Bernard Parish Sheriff's Office, Sheriff James Pohlmann said.

The checkpoint will take place for several hours but no specific times or place were identified.

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Deceased man found in a ditch along Paris Road on Aug. 7 has been identified and his relatives who live in a different state have been notified

Aug. 17, 2014 - A man found deceased in a ditch along Paris Road in Chalmette on Aug. 7 has been identified and his relatives who live in a different state have been notified, Sheriff James Pohlmann said.

The man, who carried no form of identification, was identified through finger prints as Stephen Somerville, 53, who had no permanent address and had apparently been staying outdoors.

Somerville was found in a ditch on the west side of Paris Road at Agriculture Road in Chalmette in an area north of Nunez College.

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Sheriff accepts Ice Bucket challenge to promote awareness of ALS

Aug. 15, 2014 - Sheriff Pohlmann accepts Ice Bucket challenge on steps of the Courthouse to promote awareness of ALS and challenges others.

Surrounded by deputies on the steps of the Parish Courthouse on Friday, Sheriff James Pohlmann accepted the Ice Bucket challenge to promote awareness of ALS, allow inning a bucket of ice and water to be poured over his head.

"This is a great cause," the sheriff said before Dep, Ryan Lopez doused him...

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Nearly $20,000 more cash believed to be proceeds of drug-dealing found at the home of a relative of a man arrested Tuesday night with $16,000 worth of heroin and $9,400 in cash

Aug. 14, 2014 - Nearly $20,000 more cash believed to be proceeds of drug-dealing has been found at the home of a relative of a Chalmette man arrested Tuesday night with $16,000 worth of heroin and $9,400 in cash, Sheriff James Pohlmann said.

Acting on further information, sheriff’s narcotics agent served a search warrant at the Chalmette home of a relative of Michael Adams, 40, on Wednesday night and found nearly $20,000 more cash believed to be proceeds of drug-dealing, the sheriff said.

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$16,000 worth of heroin and $9,422 in cash seized at the home of a Chalmette man after he was involved in a hit-an- run incident in Arabi Tuesday evening

Aug. 13, 2014 - What began as a hit-and-run case Tuesday evening turned into a seizure of $16,000 worth of heroin, $9,400 in cash, pills and synthetic marijuana found at the home of a Chalmette man who fled after his SUV struck a light pole in Arabi, Sheriff James Pohlmann said.

Michael Adams, 40, who has served terms in prison for drugs, and Britt Lavigne, 41, who both live at 3612 Jackson Blvd., were both booked with possession with intent to distribute 5.7 ounces of heroin worth $16,000 found in a search...

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16-year-old male booked with attempted armed robbery and separately two men arrested for cocaine and marijuana

Aug. 12, 2014 - A 16-year-old Chalmette male has been booked with attempted armed robbery of a man at a residence and illegal possession of a handgun by a juvenile, Sheriff James Pohlmann said.

In a seperate case, two men were booked with possession of cocaine and possession of marijuana with intent to distribute and $361 cash was found in a vehicle.

The 16-year-old, whose name wasn’t released because he is a juvenile, was arrested Sunday night, Aug. 10, after he went to the Chalmette apartment of a 46-year-old man about 9:30 p.m. and tried to rob him when the man opened the door, Sheriff Pohlmann said. The victim said he didn’t know the man who came to his door.

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Registration being held for next free sessions of the popular Sheriff’s Citizens Police Academy, which starts Aug. 27; Call Capt. Charles Borchers at (504) 278-7628 to sign up

There’s no better way to learn about law enforcement than the St. Bernard Sheriff’s Citizens Police Academy, which is free, held in Chalmette and participants learn about what police work entails in their parish, Sheriff James Pohlmann said.

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Sheriff's Office asks residents and businesses with outdoor surveillance cameras to register in a database: Call (504) 278-7628 to register

Sheriff James Pohlmann is asking residents and business owners to help in “our fight against crime’’ by registering their outdoor surveillance system in a sheriff’s database, making it easier for police to quickly see video after a major incident to identify suspects.

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$7,500 Reward for Information on Bald Eagle Killing

Verret, LA – The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries are investigating the killing of a bald eagle near Verret, Louisiana in St Bernard Parish. The eagle was discovered on April 4, 2014, near the fire station on Highway 300 and Bayou Road.

 

Reward for information raised to up to $6,000 in murder of Violet man shot in his car Oct. 30, 2012; Call Crimestoppers at 822-1111 with information

Crimestoppers, in conjunction with the St. Bernard Parish Sheriff’s Office, has announced the raising of a reward up to $6,000 for information leading to an arrest in the Oct. 30, 2012, murder of Christopher Campbell, 28, of Violet.

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State agency the Metropolitan Human Services District offers crisis help to St. Bernard residents for mental health support, battling addictions and respite care; Call (504) 826-2675; Sheriff’s Office supporting effort; Polly Campbell of St. Bernard now b

St. Bernard Parish families who are in a crisis of some sort, perhaps with family members feeling overwhelmed by problems and don’t know what services are available, can turn to a state agency with crisis teams just a phone call away at (504) 826-2675.

 

 

 

 

   

        

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