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Numerous groups got together in St. Bernard Parish for the Night Out Against Crime to show support for one another

Oct. 17, 2014 - Sor five years, the First Pentecostal Church of Chalmette has put out a bounce center for kids on their church grounds and thrown a party for members to get together and celebrate on the National Night Out Against Crime.

Pastor Otto Martin said the goal is to get people together to support one another.

“We support the National Night Out Against Crime. It’s a good way to meet people,’’ said Martin.

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Sheriff Pohlmann and students at St. Bernard Middle School take part in Student Pledge Against Gun Violence and sheriff visits classerooms to discuss with them peaceful resolution of disputes

Oct. 15, 2014 - Sheriff James Pohlmann participated with students at St. Bernard Middle School on Wednesday as they took a pledge against gun violence on the National Day of Concern about Young People and Gun Violence.

The sheriff took part in a live video message broadcast to each home room at the start of the school day in which the pledge was taken, and then visited several classrooms to discuss with students the need for peaceful resolution of disputes.

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Escapee from a prison work crew in Washington Parish arrested in Chalmette with a woman who allegedly helped him escape and a Chalmette man

Oct. 14, 2014 - An escapee from a Washington Parish prison work crew was arrested in Chalmette on Monday,Oct. 13, along with a woman who allegedly helped him escape and another man, Sheriff James Pohlmann said.

Damien McGrath, 31, who was a “trusty’’ prisoner and was due to be released in November after serving time on a burglary conviction, was arrested along with Monica Fogarty, 42, and James Reed, 33, both of Chalmette, the sheriff said.

The arrests came just before 11 a.m. after they fled when seen in a vehicle near Fogarty’s residence on Jupiter Drive in Chalmette, Sheriff Pohlmann said.

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Two male teen-agers arrested with a stolen vehicle, , including a 16-year-old from New Orleans who had a handgun on him and was wanted for 21 arrest warrants in Jefferson Parish and New Orleans

Oct. 13, 2014 - Two male teen-agers were arrested in Chalmette after running from the area of a stolen vehicle, including a 16-year-old from New Orleans who had a handgun on him and was wanted for 21 arrest warrants in Jefferson Parish and New Orleans, Sheriff James Pohlmann said.

A third person involved is being sought.

The incident happened early recently after sheriff’s deputies were alerted about 1:15 a.m. that a black Honda Civic reported stolen in Metairie had been seen on Paris Road near the Orleans Parish boundary, heading southbound, the sheriff said.

Deputies searched the area and Dep. Donald Brown found the vehicle parked, unoccupied, in front of 404 Dubarry St., north of Paris Road, the sheriff said.

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St. Bernard Community Anti-Drug Coalition to hold public meeting on Tuesday, Oct, 14 at Docville Farm

Oct. 11, 2014 - The next meeting of the St. Bernard Community Anti-Drug Coalition will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 14 at 9:30am at the offices of Docville Farm at 5128 E. St Bernard Hwy. in Violet, which is between the highway and the Mississippi River.

Meetings of the Coalition board are open to the public and are held on the second Tuesday of each month.

Residents are urged to attend and learn what they can do to take part in future activities for young people in St. Bernard Parish...

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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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