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Fugitive from a murder charge in Detroit caught coming out of Chalmette costume shop

Oct. 30, 2014 - If Damian Jones was trying to disguise himself because he was wanted for murder in Detroit, he was too late.

St. Bernard Parish sheriff’s deputies were already waiting for him when he came out of a Halloween costume shop in Chalmette on Wednesday afternoon.

Jones, 23, who is from the Detroit area where he is wanted for an Oct. 4, 2013, murder, and Tianna Callaway, 22, who allegedly fled Michigan with him, were both arrested in a parking lot of a store in the 8800 block of West Judge Perez Drive.

Sheriff James Pohlmann said the Sheriff’s Office received information that a vehicle sought in connection with a man wanted for a murder in Detroit was heading into St. Bernard Parish...

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St. Bernard Community Anti-Drug Coalition to lose its program director and is accepting applications for the part-time job

Oct. 28, 2014 - Dr. Joseph Salande, program director for the non-profit St. Bernard Community Anti-Drug Coalition for nearly a year, has told the group he will step down in December and its board is accepting applications for a replacement for the part-time position of about 20 hours per week. It pays $25,000 a year.

The Coalition was formed with a goal of reducing illegal drug use in the parish and works towards developing community-wide programs and providing information on resources available for those looking for rehab help for themselves or others.

Resumes to be considered for the job of program director should be e-mailed to Coalition Chairman Dan Schneider at He can be reached at 504-430-3154.

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Sheriff Pohlmann urges parents to check the sex offender registry before Halloween Trick-or-Treating

Oct. 23, 2014 - Did you know an estimated 80% of all addresses have at least one sex offender living within one mile, according to statistics from the Department of Justice and Watch Systems LLC?

Or that 45 percent of sexual assault victims are under twelve, and 75% of victims know their attacker? More than half of all sexual assaults occur within one mile of the victim’s home.

Did you know currently there are 71 registered sex offenders in St. Bernard Parish?

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Sheriff tells Metropolitan Crime Commission the department is erasing a large budget deficit he inherited, while maintaining quick response times to calls for service and with more officers on the streets

Oct. 23, 2014 - Sheriff James Pohlmann told the prestigious Metropolitan Crime Commission in New Orleans the department is erasing a large budget deficit he inherited, while still maintaining quick response times to calls for service and while upgrading the hiring process.

Rafael Goyeneche III, President of the 62-year-old citizens’ organization dedicated to exposing public corruption and reducing crime in the area, asked Sheriff Pohlmann to speak about the state of the Sheriff’s Office.

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Sheriff’s Office to have extra patrols for Halloween night and gives safety tips for trick-or-treaters

Oct. 22, 2014 - As it has for years, the St. Bernard Parish Sheriff’s Office will step up DWI and traffic enforcement on Halloween night, Friday Oct. 31, for the protection of trick-or-treaters and adult party-goers, Sheriff James Pohlmann said.

“Motorists are asked to slow down, be extra cautious and be especially watchful for children and other pedestrians,’’ the sheriff said.

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New Orleans man booked Tuesday with carjacking a dirt bike after pulling a woman off it on a street in Arabi; Bike later recovered in the city

Oct. 21, 2014 - A 21-year-old New Orleans man was booked Tuesday afternoon with carjacking a dirt bike after pulling an Arabi woman off it by her hair on Monday, Sheriff James Pohlmann said.

Shiquille Robinson was booked with carjacking and possession of 12 grams of marijuana with intent to distribute. Robinson admitted stealing the bike and later showed deputies where it was located in eastern New Orleans, Sheriff Pohlmann said.

Robinson was arrested after he arrived on an Arabi street to find out why deputies had stopped a car driven by his girlfriend, Brionne Harris, 25, also of New Orleans, the sheriff said.

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St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office partners with Project NOLA’s crime camera system to better protect the parish and respond even quicker to crime; Residents are invited to become part of the system

Project NOLA has partnered with the St. Bernard Parish Sheriff’s Office to bring the group’s highly successful crime camera system to the parish to help authorities respond even quicker to crime, announced Sheriff James Pohlmann and Bryan Lagarde, Executive Director of Project NOLA.

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Human Services District State Agency:

24-Hour Crisis Line:

Al-ateen Support Services:
1-800-352-9996 or 888-425-2666

Alcohol and Drug Abuse Helpline and Treatment:

National Drug Info Treatment / Referral Hotline:

National Hopeline - Crisis Line - Suicide Prevention:

Youth America Hotline (Counseling for teens by teens)

Celebration Church in Arabi:

Cope Line:
504-269-COPE or 1-800-749-COPE or 211

Medicaid Assistance:
1-888-6207 or

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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