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Sheriff’s Office collected 118 pounds of prescription medications and other drugs turned in by the public in a drug take-back day on Sept. 27 at the Chalmette Walgreens store

Sept. 29, 2014 - Sharie Waguespack of Chalmette was at the Chalmette Walgreens store on Saturday, Sept. 27 and saw the Sheriff’s Office was holding a drug take-back event to collect expired prescription medications and other no longer needed drugs to keep them from falling into the wrong hands.

Waguespack went home and returned with a bag to surrender items she no longer needed.

“I know it’s a good cause,’’ she said of the take-back effort. “And I know you all say don’t throw them in the garbage because someone could find them or down a toilet because that could hurt wildlife or seafood’’ when the water is returned to nature.

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Two burglaries solved: three teen boys arrested in burglary and vandalism of Val Riess Park multi-purpose building; Man arrested in residential break-in

Sept. 26, 2014 - Two 13-year-old boys and a 14-year-old were arrested for burglarizing and vandalizing the Val Riess Park multi-purpose building in Chalmette on Sunday, Sept. 21 and separately a man was booked after breaking into a Chalmette residence, then reporting the burglary himself in an attempt to throw off investigating sheriff’s deputies, Sheriff James Pohlmann said.

The boys, all of whom live in Chalmette, were arrested the night of Sept. 22 and property taken in the burglary, including candy and drinks, was recovered at their homes, the sheriff said.

They were placed in the parish Juvenile Detention Center and two of them have been bonded out while one remains there, the sheriff said.

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Don’t let unused prescription medicine fall into the wrong hands: Turn them in to the St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office this Saturday, Sept. 27, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Chalmette Walgreens store parking lot

Sept. 24, 2014 - St. Bernard Sheriff James Pohlmann is urging people not to let their unused prescription medications such as pain-killer pills fall into the wrong hands.

Instead, turn them in to the Sheriff’s Office this Saturday, Sept. 27, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Chalmette Walgreens store parking lot on National Drug Take-Back Day.

This is the fifth year for the highly successful program aimed at ridding unused or no longer needed drugs from medicine chests so no one else finds them and uses or sells them on the streets.

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St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office partners with Project NOLA’s crime camera system to better protect the parish and respond even quicker to crime; Residents are invited to become part of the system

Sept. 23, 2014 - Project NOLA has partnered with the St. Bernard Parish Sheriff’s Office to bring the group’s highly successful crime camera system to the parish to help authorities respond even quicker to crime, announced Sheriff James Pohlmann and Bryan Lagarde, Executive Director of Project NOLA.

“We see only good things coming from this partnership, with a better chance of quickly identifying suspects in criminal acts,’’...

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Annual children’s workshop and safety event to be held at Chalmette Home Depot on Sat., Oct. 4, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., with Sheriff’s Office, Fire Dept., others to display items

Sept. 22, 2014 - An annual children’s workshop and safety event will be held at the Chalmette Home Depot store on Saturday, Oct. 4, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., featuring games, face-painting, food and special items displayed from local agencies including the Sheriff’s Office, the Fire Department, Parish Homeland Security and others.

Children of all ages, accompanied by parents or guardians, can participate in the free annual event, said officials at the Home Depot store...

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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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