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Sheriff urges people not to let unused prescription drugs fall into the wrong hands: Turn them in at a Drug Take-Back Day from 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. Saturday, April 26 at the sheriff’s sub-station at 5429 Paris Road

Apr. 17, 2014 - Sheriff James Pohlmann is urging people not to let their unused prescription medications such as pain-killer pills fall into the wrong hands.

Instead, turn them in to the Sheriff’s Office sub-station at 5429 Paris Road from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 26 on National Drug Take-Back Day.

It will be the fifth year for the highly successful program aimed at ridding unused or no longer... 

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18-year-old male booked with felony battery after head-butting a 16-year-old who struck his head and had to be hospitalized for a hematoma causing pressure to his brain; Also, man arrested after leaving two sleeping children in a truck while shooting pool

Apr. 16, 2014 - An 18-year-old Chalmette male was booked with felony battery after he head-butted a 16-year-old who fell and struck his head and had to be hospitalized for a hematoma causing pressure to his brain, Sheriff James Pohlmann said.

Also, in a separate incident, a Chalmette man was arrested for leaving two children, ages three and five, sleeping in a truck while he shot pool in a bar.

In the head-butting incident which happened Monday, April 14, Frank “Justin’’ Cummings, 18, 3225 Golden Drive, Apt. A, was arrested Tuesday and booked with second-degree battery. He is being held in St. Bernard Parish Prison in lieu of bond set at $12,000.

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Irish, Italian, Islenos Parade had sunny weather and a large turnout

Apr. 14, 2014 - The skies were sunny and filled with produce and beads on Sunday, April 13 as the Irish, Italian, Islenos Community Parade rolled through the streets of Chalmette. Children looked more to snag the beads and toys being thrown while adults in the crowd seemed to go for the thousands of pounds of cabbage, carrots, potatoes, onions, lemons and packs of noodles - the ingredients for a good meal.- that were being handed down and tossed.from the 46 floats. Shown, spectators raise their arms to catch items from one float.

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More than 300 people in 21 teams took part in the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life in St. Bernard Parish on April 12, raising at least $50,000 and more is expected

Apr. 14, 2014 - More than 300 people in 21 teams took part in the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life in St. Bernard Parish on April 12, raising at least $50,000 to help in the fight against the illness and more is expected toward a goal of $63,000, officials said.

Kathy Huff, chairperson for the one-day event held at the old Hannan complex on Archbisho Hannan Boulevard in Meraux, said about $35,000 was pledged before hand and more than $12,000 raised at the site...

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Suspect Carl Kopietz, wanted in 2008 arson and burglary of a Chalmette daiquiri shop destroyed by fire, has been caught in Michigan by U.S. Marshals

Apr. 10, 2014 - Carl Kopietz, a native of Michigan wanted in a May 5, 2008, arson fire in Chalmette set to destroy evidence of a burglary at a daiquiri shop where he drank, has been caught in Michigan bythe U.S. Marshal’s Service and faces being brought back for prosecution, Sheriff James Pohlmann said.

Kopietz, 39, a drifter who came through Chalmette while working construction jobs after Hurricane Katrina, was arrested Monday, April 7 by a Marshal’s Service task force in the Detroit area, the sheriff said. Kopietz had left the New Orleans area about 2010, skipping out on several theft and drug charges pending against him in other parishes including Jefferson and St. Tammany...

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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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