Sheriff Pohlmann’s son booked on one count of burglary and two counts of theft from a residence

Posted: August 22nd, 2013 | Filed under: News Releases

Justin Pohlmann, 28, son of St. Bernard Parish Sheriff James Pohlmann, has been arrested by sheriff’s detectives on a warrant alleging one count of burglary and two counts of misdemeanor theft from a Chalmette residence and garage, Sheriff Pohlmann said.

Justin Pohlmann, who lives in Chalmette. was booked into St. Bernard Parish Prison after surrendering Thursday on the arrest warrant signed by a district judge. Sheriff’s detectives developed information on the burglary which led to them requesting the arrest warrant arrest.

“Like all too many parents, I have a child who has gotten into trouble with the law,’’ Sheriff Pohlmann said in a statement.

“My son, Justin, has a substance abuse problem which has returned,’’ the sheriff said, and much of the property crimes that occur today are the result of people who have such problems and steal to get money to continue using.

“That is not an excuse for criminal behavior,’’ Sheriff Pohlmann said, “but it is a realization I have come to. I love Justin and will continue to support him and make sure he gets the treatment he needs.’’

“I would request privacy for my family during these troubling times and allow the criminal justice system to run its course,’’ the sheriff said.