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Daylight saving time 2021 in Louisiana will begin at 2:00 AM on

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

Daylight saving time 2021 in Louisiana will begin at 2:00 AM on
Sunday, March 14.

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St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office investigating homicide in Violet

Posted: January 3rd, 2021 | Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: , , , , , ,

St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office investigating homicide in Violet

The St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office is investigating the fatal shooting of a 32-year-old male victim that occurred in the early morning hours of Sunday, Jan. 3 in the 2200 block of Caluda Lane in Violet, Sheriff James Pohlmann said.

The investigation is ongoing.

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

Posted: December 9th, 2020 | Filed under: News Releases | 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 who has been missing since Nov. 7, Sheriff James Pohlmann said.

Tiani Arrieta, 15, was last seen by her mother at their home in the 2300 block of Marietta Street in Chalmette shortly after 10 p.m. on Nov. 7 when she told her mother she was tired and going to bed. Tiani has not been seen or heard from since.

Tiani is a hispanic female with brown hair and brown eyes. She is 5’5” tall and weighs 180 llbs. Tiani was last seen wearing a cream colored hooded sweatshirt, and red jogging pants.

Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Tiani is asked to contact the St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office at (504) 271-2501.
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UPDATE: Missing teen has been located.

Posted: December 9th, 2020 | Filed under: News Releases | Tags:

UPDATE: Missing teen has been located.
UPDATE: Missing teen has been located.
UPDATE: Missing teen has been located.

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 who has been missing since Nov. 7, Sheriff James Pohlmann said.

Tiani Arrieta, 15, was last seen by her mother at their home in the 2300 block of Marietta Street in Chalmette shortly after 10 p.m. on Nov. 7 when she told her mother she was tired and going to bed. Tiani has not been seen or heard from since.

Tiani is a hispanic female with brown hair and brown eyes. She is 5’5” tall and weighs 180 llbs. Tiani was last seen wearing a cream colored hooded sweatshirt, and red jogging pants.

Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Tiani is asked to contact the St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office at (504) 271-2501.
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ST. CLAUDE AVENUE BRIDGE (LA 46)

Posted: December 9th, 2020 | Filed under: News Releases | Tags:

ST. CLAUDE AVENUE BRIDGE (LA 46)
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ construction of a new guidewall adjacent to the St. Claude Avenue Bridge will require daily closures of the right lane of the eastbound roadway and the adjacent pedestrian walkway (along the south side of the bridge), as shown in the closure schedule below.

St. Claude Avenue Bridge – Traffic Closure Schedule:
Eastbound Roadway (Right Lane Only) &
South Pedestrian Walkway (near the Mississippi River)
November 30th – December 10th (including Saturday & Sunday)
6:30 AM – 3:30 PM daily

The westbound roadway and the north pedestrian walkway (near the Lock) will not be affected by the construction activities, and the bridge will operate normally for marine traffic. Motorists should expect delays and pedestrians are urged to use the walkway along the north side of the bridge.
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From Sheriff James Pohlmann and the men and women of the St. Bernard Sheriff’s O

Posted: December 9th, 2020 | Filed under: News Releases | Tags:

From Sheriff James Pohlmann and the men and women of the St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office Happy Thanksgiving.
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St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office participates in annual Veterans Day parade

Posted: November 8th, 2020 | Filed under: News Releases | Tags:

St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office participates in annual Veterans Day parade

The St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office joined forces with several other agencies, including Parish Government and the Fire Department, to participate in the parish’s annual Veterans Day parade held Sunday, Nov. 8 in Chalmette, Sheriff James Pohlmann said.

Coordinated by St. Bernard Parish Government, the celebration is held each year to show appreciation for veterans of all branches of the military who have served in the past, as well as those who serve and protect today.

The parade, which began at 9 a.m. near the corner of West Judge Perez Drive and Old Hickory Avenue, disbanded at the Frederick J. Sigur Civic Center in Chalmette. Several veterans groups as well as The Shriners participated in the parade along with school marching groups and Honor Guard, Color Guard and ROTC.
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Immediately following the parade, parish officials honored veterans during a ceremony in front of the Veterans Monument at the Civic Center.





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St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office Drug Take-Back Day set for Oct. 24

Posted: October 13th, 2020 | Filed under: News Releases | Tags:

St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office Drug Take-Back Day set for Oct. 24

St. Bernard Parish Sheriff James Pohlmann encourages residents to properly dispose of unwanted or expired prescriptions and over-the-counter medications on Saturday, Oct. 24 as the Sheriff’s Office participates in the annual National Prescription Drug Take-Back.

Narcotics officers with the St. Bernard Sheriff's Office will accept unwanted medications from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Special Investigations Division substation, 7001 W. Judge Perez Drive in Arabi, near the corner of Aycock Street.

"Residents should take this opportunity to clean out their medicine cabinets and get rid of unused drugs so they don't fall into the hands of youngsters who might misuse them or thieves who could sell them on our streets," Sheriff Pohlmann said.

The initiative, part of a national effort spearheaded by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, has seen more than 4.8 million pounds of prescription drugs collected since its inception in 2010.

For those not able to make the Oct. 24 event, the Sheriff’s Office also has a drop box located year-round at the substation at 4700 Paris Road in Chalmette.

The drop box located at the Paris Road substation was installed as part of an initiative by state Attorney General Jeff Landry, Blue Cross Blue Shield and the National Association of Drug Diversion Investigators. The goal of the initiative is to have a location in every Louisiana parish where residents can drop off unwanted medications at any time in an effort to fight the opioid epidemic.

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St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office arrests two youths in connection with vehicle theft

Posted: September 25th, 2020 | Filed under: Arrested, News Releases | Tags:

St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office arrests two youths in connection with vehicle thefts in Arabi

St. Bernard Parish Sheriff James Pohlmann urges residents not to let a stranger’s youth lure them into a false sense of security after detectives with the Criminal Investigations Bureau arrested a couple of youths from New Orleans in connection with two vehicle thefts that occurred Thursday, Sept. 24 in Arabi, Sheriff James Pohlmann said.

The two females, ages 15 and 11, were both booked Friday, Sept. 25 with simple robbery, two counts of theft of a motor vehicle, and one count of theft. The 15 year old also was booked on an outstanding warrant out of St. Bernard for theft of a motor vehicle from an incident that occurred in July in Arabi.

On Thursday, Sept. 24, at approximately 4 p.m., Sheriff Pohlmann said, deputies responded to a call about a vehicle theft in the 300 block of Angela Avenue.

When deputies arrived on the scene, they were met by an elderly male victim who said two young females knocked on his door and asked if they could come inside and use his phone. While inside the residence, the girls stole the victim’s keys and when they left the residence, they took his vehicle as well.

A few hours later, Sheriff Pohlmann said, deputies responded to another call about a vehicle theft, this time in the 2100 block of Aycock Street in Arabi.

When deputies arrived on the scene of this incident, they met with an eldery female who said two young females knocked on her door and asked to use her phone. After the girls left, the female victim noticed both her keys and wallet were missing, along with her vehicle.

Detectives with the Criminal Investigations Bureau were able to identify the suspects through eyewitness accounts and video surveillance.

Once in custody, both females admitted to the thefts and were transported to the St. Bernard Parish Prison Juvenile Detention Center to be booked accordingly.

Sheriff Pohlmann encourages citizens to remain vigilant, and report any suspicious activity in their neighborhood.

Citizens who want to share information with detectives about 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.

If a detective isn’t available to answer, the Sheriff said, callers can leave a detailed message, and either choose to provide their contact information, or remain anonymous.

The Sheriff said residents who feel they are in danger or in need of immediate assistance should call 911. Non-emergency issues such as requesting to speak with a deputy also can be handled by calling (504) 271-2501.

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St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office Dep. Richard Scheuermann

Posted: September 22nd, 2020 | Filed under: News Releases | Tags:

St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office Dep. Richard Scheuermann

receives Kiwanis Club Life Saver Award

St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office Dep. Richard Scheuermann received the 2020 Kiwanis Club of St. Bernard-Arabi Life Saver Award at a banquet hosted by Kiwanis today (Sept. 22) at Rocky and Carlo’s Restaurant in Chalmette, Sheriff James Pohlmann said.

Dep. Scheuermann, a seven-year veteran of the Sheriff’s Office who works in the Field Operations Bureau Patrol Division, was honored for his efforts to save a woman who attempted to end her life in June, 2020.

On June 6, Sheriff Pohlmann said, Dep. Scheuermann responded to a call about an adult female who was wanting to commit suicide.

When Dep. Scheuermann arrived on the scene, the female was becoming increasingly agitated and physically uncooperative so he placed her in handcuffs for her safety and had her sit in the front seat of a family member’s vehicle.

As emergency medical technicians were trying to tend to the female, she ran from them and dove into Bayou Bienvenu while still handcuffed. Without hesitation, and in full uniform and duty rig, Dep. Scheuermann jumped in the Bayou after the female and was able to safely help her out of the water, saving her life.

The female was then transported to an area hospital for treatment.

Lt. Richard Barr, Dep. Scheuermann’s supervisor, said he is not surprised by his deputy’s actions.

“Dep. Scheuermann always gives me 100 percent each and every day,” Lt. Barr said. “The fact that he did this does not surprise me at all.”

Dep. Scheuermann, who comes from a family of law enforcement officers, said he just did what comes naturally to him.

“Honestly it all happened so fast that nothing went through my mind. I jumped in after her because it’s what we as law enforcement officers do,” he said. “We don’t always have time to think about what to do sometimes. We just have to do it.”

Helping others is something that is just in his blood, said Dep. Scheuermann, whose father and uncle also are in law enforcement. His father, Dep. Randy Scheuermann, has been a police officer for 51 years.

“Other than growing up looking up to the greatest man and police officer I know (my Dad) and wanting to be just like him, I have always had a thing for helping those in need and putting others first and trying to make a difference in the world any way possible,” he said.

Receiving the LifeSaver award is an honor, Dep. Scheuermann said.

“It’s a small reminder of why I wake up and put on the badge, and, at the end of the day, it reminds me why I chose this career in the first place, to help those in need!” he said.

Knowing he is making a difference in his community means a lot to him.

“It felt good to know that someone called because they were in need of help and I was one of the officers to show up, and at the end of the day, a life was saved,” he said.

Dep. Scheuermann who has been in the Patrol Division for two years, also worked in Corrections at St. Bernard Parish Prison for five years and is a member of the SWAT team.

“I actually would like to work in every division in the department at some point in my career to gain as much knowledge as the job has to offer,” he said. “I love waking up in the morning knowing that I won’t be doing the same thing that I did yesterday, but also not knowing what the day will bring.”

Kiwanis Life Saver Committee Chairman Sam Catalanotto said the Kiwanis Club started presenting these awards more than a decade ago as a way to recognize first-responders in the parish for the work they do to protect the public. The award is presented quarterly to parish first responders chosen by the Sheriff's Office and Fire Department, he said.

"They are the first people through the door, and usually the last ones out, in an emergency, putting their lives on the line everyday,” Catalanotto said.

Anyone interested in joining the St. Bernard/Arabi Kiwanis Club community service organization is welcome to attend one of its luncheons each Tuesday at noon in the Rocky and Carlo’s Sicilian Room, 613 W. St. Bernard Highway in Chalmette. For more information, call Robby Showalter at (504) 616-7312.
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