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Teen CERT camp involving youngsters from St. Bernard and three other parishes stressed leadership and organization skills, battling bullying and cyber threats and taught CPR and use of defibrillators

July 21, 2014 - Several St. Bernard Parish youngsters took part in the camp at Lafreniere Park sponsored by in the Teen Community Emergency Response Team program, or CERT, with boys and girls from St. Bernard, Jefferson, Orleans and Plaquemines parishes.

St. Bernard’s Sheriff’s Office participated in the event.

The teen-agers learned basics of using a fire extinguisher, carrying out search and rescue and took part in discussions on battling bullying and watching out for cyber threats.

“We had 79 youngsters from various backgrounds and parishes work together and in the end accomplished good things like all of them being certified in CPR...

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Children at Christian Fellowship camp enjoyed the Sheriff’s Office robot, remote control car and other items and a chance to meet and talk with officers in a non-intimidating atmosphere

July 21, 2014 - Sixty-five St. Bernard Parish sheriff’s deputies have been issued tourniquet kits and received training in an effort to prevent deaths in severe accidents by stopping uncontrolled bleeding, Sheriff James Pohlmann said.

“This has the potential to save a life’ when deputies are called to the scene of an auto accident, a shooting or other type situations in which a victim is bleeding from a wound, Sheriff Pohlmann said.

Staff members from the Level 1 Trauma Center at Interim LSU Hospital in New Orleans met recently with 65 sheriff’s deputies, who were issued tourniquets and given instructions about their use and importance.

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Children at Christian Fellowship camp enjoyed the Sheriff’s Office robot, remote control car and other items and a chance to meet and talk with officers in a non-intimidating atmosphere

July 18, 2014 - Children at a Christian Fellowship summer camp got to enjoy the Sheriff’s Office robot, remote control car, airboat, motorcycles and trucks.

But maybe more importantly, it was also a chance to them to meet with sheriff’s officers in a non-intimating atmosphere, fostering the opportunity to talk with police and ask questions.

Rev Henry Ballard of Christian Fellowship in Violet holds...

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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

July 15, 2014 - 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.

“Our Sheriff’s Citizens Police Academy classes will answer a lot of the questions you may have about law enforcement here and why things are done the way they are,’’ Sheriff Pohlmann said. Graduates, he said, become “ambassadors for law enforcement...’’

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Man booked with attempted murder after firing 10 shots at the car of a man he felt threatened by, hitting him once in the left hip

July 14, 2014 - A Violet man was booked Sunday night with attempted murder after firing 10 shots at the car of a man he said he felt threatened by, hitting the driver once in the left hip, Sheriff James Pohlmann said.

Chad Davis, 27, 2405 Jamie Court, opened fire about 9:20 p.m. with a 9mm on Shawn Williams, 34, also of Violet, while Davis was standing on Tara Drive near Genie Street, hitting Williams once when a bullet penetrated the vehicle, the sheriff said

Williams was taken to University Hospital with non life-threatening injuries. Six shots struck Williams’ vehicle and two hit the roof area of a house on Tara Drive near Genie, but no one was injured, Sheriff Pohlmann said

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Violet man dies in motorcycle accident in Arabi early Sunday morning

July 14, 2014 -A 43-year-old Violet man was killed in Arabi early Sunday morning when he lost control of the motorcycle he was driving and crashed on West St. Bernard Highway at the railroad tracks at Center Street, Sheriff James Pohlmann said.

Steve Nettleton was eastbound on the highway when he lost control of the motorcycle, struck a raised median and went to the ground, sliding more than a 100 feet and receiving head trauma, the sheriff said. He was wearing a helmet.

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Free camp to teach young people ages 12-19 about basic disaster preparedness to be held July 17-19 in Metairie; Call St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office at 278-7628

Here’s a chance for St. Bernard Parish teen-agers to learn about basic disaster response skills including fire safety, search and rescue, team organization and disaster medical operations.

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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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