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St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office arrests two Chalmette men on narcotics charges

Posted: February 26th, 2021 | Filed under: Arrested, Uncategorized | Tags: , , , , , , ,

St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office arrests two Chalmette men on narcotics charges

The St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office arrested a Chalmette man and his nephew on various narcotics charges following an investigation conducted by the Special Investigations Division Narcotics Unit, Sheriff James Pohlmann said.

Robert Metzler, 57, and Jason Metzler, 42, both of the 2500 block of Trio Street in Chalmette, were both booked with possession with the intent to distribute heroin, possession with the intent to distribute cocaine, possession with the intent to distribute oxycodone, possession with the intent to distribute oxymorphone, possession with the intent to distribute carisoprodol and one outstanding arrest warrant each.

After obtaining information that Robert Metzler was involved in illegal drug activity in St. Bernard, Narcotics Unit agents opened an investigation. Based on their findings, agents obtained a permission to search for his residence, Sheriff Pohlmann said.

During the investigation, agents recovered approximately 120 grams of heroin, 16 grams of cocaine, 27 tablets of oxycodone, 36 tablets of oxymorphone, 12 tablets of carisoprodol, with a combined street value of more than $14,000.

Agents also recovered more than $45,000 in cash.

Criminal history checks were conducted on both subjects, which revealed Robert Metzler has several prior arrests for burglary, theft and illegal narcotics out of St. Bernard and Orleans parishes.

Jason Metzler has several prior arrests for illegal narcotics out of St. Bernard and St. Tammany parishes.

Both Robert and Jason Metzler were transported to the St. Bernard Parish Prison to be booked on the above charges.

Sheriff Pohlmann reminds residents to call the Sheriff’s Office narcotics hotline at (504) 271-DOPE or 3673 to report suspected illegal drug activity in St. Bernard Parish. Callers can remain anonymous, and all calls will be acted upon.

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St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office searching for missing Chalmette teen

Posted: February 12th, 2021 | Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: , , , , , ,

St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office searching for missing Chalmette teen

The St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help finding a Chalmette teen whose family has been looking for her since Jan. 15, Sheriff James Pohlmann said.

Tiani Arrieta-Rodas, 15, is a hispanic female with brown hair and brown eyes. She is 5’5” tall and weighs 180 llbs. Tiani, who has run away from home before, was last seen by her family at their home in the 2300 block of Marietta Street in Chalmette.

Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Tiani is asked to contact the St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office or (504) 271-2501 or the Criminal Investigations Bureau TIP hotline at (504) 271-TIPS or 8477.

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St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office arrests Chalmette man on various narcotics charges,

Posted: February 4th, 2021 | Filed under: Arrested, Uncategorized | Tags: , , , , , , ,

St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office arrests Chalmette man on various narcotics charges,
shuts down clandestine laboratory

The St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office arrested a Chalmette man for operating a clandestine laboratory out of his home, and seized a handgun and a large amount of narcotics and cash, Sheriff James Pohlmann said.

Jake Tassin, 46, of the 3500 block of Pakenham Drive in Chalmette, was booked with possession with the intent to distribute cocaine, possession with the intent to distribute fentanyl, operation of a clandestine laboratory, felony conviction in possession of firearm, possession of a firearm while in possession of a controlled dangerous substance, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

On Jan. 28, at approximately 7:30 p.m., Sheriff Pohlmmann said, deputies with the Field Operations Bureau Patrol Division responded to a call for service in reference to a domestic dispute in the 3500 block of Pakenham Drive in Chalmette.

During the course of the investigation, it was learned one of the occupants of the home, later identified as Tassin, had recently acquired a large amount of illegal narcotics.

Based on these findings, agents with the Special Investigations Division Narcotics Unit obtained a search warrant for the residence.

During the search, Sheriff Pohlmann said, agents recovered 1.44 kilograms of heroin with an estimated street value of $143,000, 1.006 kilograms of cocaine with an estimated street value of $100,000, and 17 ounces of fentanyl with an estimated street value of $49,000, making this one of the largest seizures of heroin and cocaine in a single case in St. Bernard Parish in several years.

Sheriff Pohlmann said agents also recovered a handgun, $31,828.00 in cash, and manufacturing equipment and packaging material.

A criminal history check was conducted on Tassin which revealed he has an extensive criminal history consisting of numerous felony drug and weapons charges with three prior convictions.

Tassin was transported to St. Bernard Parish Prison where he was booked on the above charges.

Sheriff Pohlmann reminds residents to call the Sheriff’s Office narcotics hotline at (504) 271-DOPE or 3673 to report suspected illegal drug activity in St. Bernard Parish. Callers can remain anonymous, and all calls will be acted upon.
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St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office arrests two men for illegally firing a weapon in Chalmette

Posted: January 29th, 2021 | Filed under: Arrested, Uncategorized | Tags: , , , , , , , ,

St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office arrests two men for illegally firing a weapon in Chalmette

The St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office arrested two men for firing a weapon at a vehicle in a residential neighborhood in Chalmette on Wednesday, Sheriff James Pohlmann said.

Khristopher Lewis, 28, of the 4100 block of Frenchman Street in New Orleans, and Kyron Fazande, 19, of the 3800 block of Charles Drive in Chalmette, were both booked with illegal discharge of a firearm, illegal possession of a stolen firearm, obstruction of justice, aggravated criminal damage to property, simple criminal damage to property and possession of marijuana.

On Thursday, Jan. 28, at approximately 6:45 p.m., Sheriff Pohmann said, deputies responded to a call about shots fired near Delambert and East Solidelle Streets in Chalmette.

When deputies arrived on the scene, they located several spent casings in the 3300 block of Delambert and the 400 block of East Solidelle streets. They also came into contact with several subjects at a residence in the 400 block of East Solidelle Street.

During the course of the investigation, detectives with the Criminal Investigations Bureau were able to identify the subjects as Lewis and Fazande, and confirm they exchanged gunfire with unknown subjects in a black in color sedan which approached them as they were walking down Delambert Street.

Based on information they learned, detectives obtained a search warrant for the residence in the 400 block of East Solidelle.

Sheriff Pohlmann said detectives recovered in a shed located on the property a Glock 19 .9mm which contained an unspent .9mm casing and multiple .9mm unspent casings inside the magazine, and a silver .45 caliber Kimber firearm and magazine which was listed out of Jefferson Parish as stolen. They also obtained a clear plastic bag containing marijuana.

During the incident, an unoccupied truck parked nearby was struck by a stray bullet from the incident, and a car, which was occupied by two females, was struck with another bullet during the incident.

Sheriff Pohlmann said no one was injured in the incident.

The investigation is ongoing.

Citizens who want to share information with detectives about this incident or any other criminal activity pertaining to St. Bernard Parish or any of its residents, can do so anonymously through the St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Bureau’s new tip hotline, (504) 271-TIPS or 8477. Callers can leave a detailed message, and either choose to provide their contact information, or remain anonymous.
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St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office searching for missing Chalmette woman

Posted: January 29th, 2021 | Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: , , , , , ,

St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office searching for missing Chalmette woman

The St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help finding a 32-year-old Chalmette woman who has been missing since mid-December, 2020, Sheriff James Pohlmann said.

Tiffany Chatham was last seen in the Arabi and lower Ninth Ward areas where she is known to frequent.

Chatham is 5’1′ tall and weighs about 125 lbs. She has brown hair and brown eyes.

Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Chatham is asked to contact St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office Detective Sgt. Donald Johnson at (504) 421-2706, the Criminal Investigations Bureau at (504) 271-TIPS or 8477, or (504) 271-2501.
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St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office arrests Chalmette man for illegally firing a weapon

Posted: January 28th, 2021 | Filed under: Arrested, Uncategorized | Tags: , , , , , , , ,

St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office arrests Chalmette man for illegally firing a weapon

The St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office arrested a Chalmette man for firing a weapon at a vehicle following an altercation with someone in the parking lot of a Meraux business on Tuesday, Sheriff James Pohlmann said.

Joel Anderson, 23, of the 3500 block of Jacob Drive in Chalmette, was booked with illegal discharge of a weapon, aggravated assault with a firearm and obstruction of justice.

On Tuesday, Jan. 26, at approximately 6 p.m., Sheriff Pohmann said, deputies responded to a call about shots fired near a business in the 2500 block of Archbishop Hannan Boulevard in Meraux.

When deputies arrived on the scene, the suspects involved had fled, but several spent casings were located in the parking lot.

Through video surveillance and eyewitness accounts, detectives with the Criminal Investigations Bureau were able to identify one of the vehicles involved to be a silver 2014 Chevrolet Impala registered to Anderson.

During the course of the investigation, detectives located Anderson’s vehicle backed in the driveway of a residence in the 300 block of East Solidelle Street in Chalmette. Once in custody, Anderson admitted his involvement and to firing his weapon.

Sheriff Pohlmann said detectives recovered the .22 caliber handgun used by Anderson in the incident.

The investigation is ongoing.

Citizens who want to share information with detectives about this incident or any other criminal activity pertaining to St. Bernard Parish or any of its residents, can do so anonymously through the St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Bureau’s new tip hotline, (504) 271-TIPS or 8477. Callers can leave a detailed message, and either choose to provide their contact information, or remain anonymous.
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