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St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office books two New Orleans men in stolen vehicle investigation, issues arrest warrant for third

Posted: November 26th, 2018 | Filed under: Arrested, Wanted | Tags: , ,

A New Orleans man was booked after he fled from deputies in a stolen vehicle and struck an officer with the vehicle, St. Bernard Sheriff James Pohlmann said. A second New Orleans man also was booked in connection with the investigation, and an arrest warrant has been issued for a third.

Tyrin Hamilton, 21, of the 9000 block of Bunker Hill Road in New Orleans, was booked with two counts of possession of stolen property and aggravated assault with a motor vehicle upon a police officer.

Tyrin Hamilton

Maurice Hicks Jr., 19, of the 2900 block of Toledano Street in New Orleans, was booked with two counts of possession of stolen property.

Maurice Hicks Jr

An arrest warrant has been issued for Devonte Smith, 19, of the 9000 block of Bunker Hill Road in New Orleans, for two counts of possession of stolen property.

Devonte Smith

At approximately 10:30 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 26, Sheriff Pohlmann said, deputies were in Arabi investigating a report of a stolen vehicle received through the License Plate Recognition camera system.

When deputies came into contact with the stolen vehicle near the intersection of Judge Perez Drive and Government Street in Arabi, the driver, later identified as Hamilton, sped toward the deputy, striking him with the vehicle.   

As the vehicle sped toward the deputy, he fired at the vehicle, striking Hamilton.

Hamilton was apprehended at the hospital after he was treated and released for non-life threatening injuries, Sheriff Pohlmann said.

The deputy involved in the incident also was transported to the hospital for treatment and was released.  

Sheriff Pohlmann credits the use of LPR camera system technology with the growing number of stolen vehicle apprehensions in St. Bernard. He wants criminals to know he will not tolerate them entering St. Bernard Parish in stolen vehicles and then fleeing from deputies.

“You’re not going to put my citizens at risk and my deputies at risk and not have any consequences. We are going to catch you and we are going to take you to jail. If you try to run over a deputy, you are putting yourself at risk as well.”

Sheriff James Pohlmann


** UPDATE ** SBSO books two men with armed robbery, issues warrant for third

Posted: November 6th, 2018 | Filed under: Arrested, Gun Off The Streets, News Releases | Tags: ,

St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office books two men with armed robbery, issues warrant for third.

 

**UPDATE** Cory Kelly is now in custody.

 

Two men were booked Nov. 5 in connection with an armed robbery in Meraux, and an arrest warrant has been issued for a third, St. Bernard Sheriff James Pohlmann said.

Cory Catanese, 26, of the 3000 block of Judy Drive in Meraux, and Jermaine Miller, 37, of the 2400 block of Cora Ann Street in Violet, were both booked with four counts of armed robbery.

An arrest warrant has been issued for Cory Kelly, 30, of the 2100 block of Livaccari Drive in Violet, for four counts of armed robbery.

Shortly after 1 p.m. on Nov. 5, Sheriff Pohlmann said, deputies responded to a call about an armed robbery in the 2800 block of Munster Boulevard in Meraux.

When deputies arrived on the scene, they came into contact with four victims who said two masked gunmen approached one of them in their driveway, brandished an AR-15 style rifle and demanded entry into their home.

The victims said the suspects made one of them enter a bedroom and open a safe. The suspects took pain medication and $100 in cash and fled the scene.

Through eyewitness accounts, detectives with the Criminal Investigations Bureau were able to identify Catanese as one of the suspects. A search warrant was executed on Catanese’s home, where detectives apprehended Catanese and Miller.

Kelly was identified through the use of video surveillance.

Detectives have reason to believe the men were aware one of the victims had just filled a prescription for pain medication.

The victims were not injured during the incident and the gun used in the robbery was recovered, Sheriff Pohlmann said.

Anyone knowing the whereabouts of Cory Kelly, or other information about the case, is asked to call the Sheriff’s Office at (504) 271-2501 or Crimestoppers GNO at (504) 822-1111. Tipsters who call Crimestoppers can remain anonymous, do not have to testify and could be eligible for a cash reward.