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Man booked with attempted murder after firing a shotgun in the direction of two younger men who weren’t struck

Sept. 16, 2014 - A Violet man has been booked with attempted murder and other charges after firing a shotgun in the direction of two younger men who weren’t struck, Sheriff James Pohlmann said.

Rodney Bailey, 57, 6224 4th St., was booked Sept. 14 with two counts of attempted murder, illegal use of a weapon and aggravated assault. He is being held in St. Bernard Parish Prison in lieu of bond set at $20,000.

Bailey told investigating deputies he hadn’t been trying to kill the men but wanted them to know he wasn’t playing around in an earlier exchange with them.

Sheriff’s deputies seized a shotgun at Bailey’s home after the incident that happened about 4 p.m.

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17-year-old male booked with sex act in a public library while watching porn on the Internet

Sept. 16, 2014 - A 17-year-old St. Bernard Parish male has been booked with obscenity for committing a sex act in a public library while watching porn on the Internet, Sheriff James Pohlmann said.

Henry Stafford 3, 1821 Robert Drive in eastern St. Bernard, was arrested Saturday, Sept. 13 in the library in the re-opened old Parish Courthouse at 1201 Bayou Road, the sheriff said.

A library employee reported just before 3 p.m. that a male was acting suspiciously and apparently had been looking at porn on a laptop computer. When a sheriff’s deputy arrived the employee said she had seen the teen-ager sitting at a table in front of a computer and his pants had been down.

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St. Bernard Anti-drug Coalition tries to fight drug abuse and its toll on the parish; group urges residents to “be a life saver’’ by getting involved

Sept. 15, 2014 - Several members of the non-profit St. Bernard Community Anti-drug Coalition recently attended a national conference in Washington, D. C., to learn about community-wide procedures and programs to reduce alcohol and drug abuse.

That’s just one of the recent activities the Coalition has been involved in as it starts to take concrete steps to galvanize a parish-wide push to reduce drug abuse and the toll it takes on St. Bernard Parish.

The attendees at the national conference were Board Chairman Daniel Schneider, board member Charles Cassar of the school system and Program Director Joseph Salande.

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National Night Out Against Crime to be held Tuesday, Oct. 14; Call (504) 278-7628 to register a party and a deputy will come out to give crime prevention tips

Sept. 11, 2014 - Holding the National Night Out Against Crime in cooler weather, instead of in August as it was done for years will take place again this year in St. Bernard Parish, with the celebration to be held Tuesday night, Oct. 14, Sheriff James Pohlmann said.

This year marks the 31th annual celebration of National Night Out Against Crime.

St. Bernard residents should call Capt. Charles Borchers at (504) 278-7628 to register any gathering of residents that night and a sheriff’s deputy will be sent to give crime prevention tips and answer any questions, Sheriff Pohlmann said.

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Sheriff’s Office partners again with Walgreens in Chalmette on Saturday, Sept. 27 for a Prescription Drug Take-Back Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the store parking lot; Don’t let drugs fall into wrong hands

Sept. 11, 2014 - With an average of 110 Americans dying each day from prescription drug overdoses, St. Bernard Sheriff James Pohlmann is urging residents not to let their unused prescription medications such as pain-killer pills fall into the wrong hands and ruin someone’s life.

Instead, turn them in to the Sheriff’s Office from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 27 in the parking lot of Walgreens pharmacy in Chalmette at Judge Perez Drive and Paris Road, where a drug take-back day will be held.

Sponsored nationally by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, drug take-back days have helped keep prescription drugs off the street, the sheriff 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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