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Narcotics Arrest

Narcotics Arrest - On 10.27.08 Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Agents conducted a search warrant at the address of 45147 Durbin Road, Apt 4 in Hammond, LA. Sheriff Daniel Edwards states that TPSO Agents have been making undercover buys from this location for the past three weeks.

When agents executed the search warrant, Kelvin Lee Collier, along with his one year old son was at the residence. During the search, Agents discovered 1.5 lbs of marijuana, 4.5 oz of powered cocaine, a digital scale, a duffel bag with marijuana residue and packing materials which are used in the distribution of narcotics. Agents also seized approximately 7,000 in US Currency. Some of the currency found during the search contained photo copied bills that Agents used when purchasing narcotics from Collier.

Kelvin Lee Collier, 6.23.74 of 45147 Durbin Rd. was arrested and charged with Possession with the Intention to Distribute Marijuana, Possession with the Intention to Distribute Cocaine and Child Desertion.

Fatal Crash

SHERIFF DANIEL EDWARDS OF THE TANGIPAHOA PARISH SHERIFF’S OFFICE REPORTS THE FOLLOWING:

Hammond, LA - At approximately 1615 hours, Joseph Hernandez, age 43 of 44007 Sweet William Drive was driving a 2003 Ford F- 350 Pick up truck traveling eastbound on Old Covington Highway. The vehicle left the road to the right and entered a ditch. As the vehicle continued forward, it stuck a culvert causing the truck to go airborne. The vehicle then struck a pair of oak trees. The driver was extracted from the vehicle by the Hammond Fire Department. The driver was pronounced dead at the scene by a Coroner’s Deputy. The cause of the crash is still under investigation by the TPSO.

Narcotics Arrest

Hammond, LA - On October 28, 2008 Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Narcotics Agents arrested Joshua COLLIER and Leon Maryland on narcotic charges. Agents received information from an informant that a male only known by the name “Josh” was driving a silver Dodge Durango on Old Baton Rouge Highway and that “Josh” was in possession of cocaine base “crack” and several illegal prescription pills. Agents spotted the silver Dodge Durango and initiated a traffic stop on the vehicle. The vehicle was occupied by Joshua COLLIER and Leon MARYLAND. The driver Joshua COLLIER exited the vehicle at which time Agents informed him the information they received and asked COLLIER if he had anything illegal in his vehicle. Agents also asked MARYLAND to step out the vehicle. For the safety of COLLIER, MARYLAND and Agents, Agents searched both COLLIER and MARYLAND for any illegal contraband. COLLIER had in his possession $2,375.00. Neither COLLIER nor MARYLAND had anything illegal on their person. Agents asked both COLLIER and MARYLAND if anything illegal was in the vehicle. Both replied as far as they knew there was nothing illegal in the vehicle. Agents looked inside the vehicle and in plain view Agents saw a clear plastic prescription pill bottle on the center console which contained several clear like substances. Both COLLIER and MARYLAND were detained. Agents then began to search the entire vehicle for any illegal substances and found a clear plastic bag which contained 25 Hydrocodone pills. Both COLLIER and MARYLAND were placed under arrest for 2 cts. of Possession with Intent to distribute cocaine base “CRACK” and Hydrocodone. Agents seized the 2001 Dodge Durango, the cocaine base “crack”, the hydrocodone pills and the $2,375.00 in US Currency.

Agents arrested Kelvin Collier on October 27, 2008 for Possession with Intent to Distribute Marijuana and Cocaine. During a search of Kelvin COLLIER’S apartment Agents also found approximately $7,000.00 in US Currency. Kelvin COLLIER is the brother of Joshua COLLIER.

Joshua Lee Collier, dob 12/26/1980 43200 Baham Lane Hammond, Louisiana
Charge: 2 cts. Possession With Intent to Distribute Hydrocodone and Cocaine base "CRACK"

Leon Maryland, dob 03/12/1974 43188 Hinson Road Hammond,
Louisiana
Charge: 2 cts. Possession with Intent to Distribute Hydrocodone and
Cocaine base "CRACK"

Independence Man Arrested for Stabbing

Independence Man Arrested for Stabbing - Independence, LA - Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office Deputy Marshal Hayes Jr. was dispatched to the Black Cat Grocery Store in reference to a stabbing that occurred in the evening hours of 10.26.08. Upon arriving at the scene, Deputy Hayes spoke with the victim who stated that he and the suspect, Adrian Rubio - 26, had been drinking together when Rubio got upset and grabbed a knife. Rubio then proceeded to stab the victim in the chest area. The victim ran to a vehicle and drove to the Black Cat Grocery for help. The victim was later transported to a local hospital for treatment.

TPSO Deputies, along with the Independence Police Department were able to locate the suspect, Adrian Rubio, on Mushroom Lane in Independence. Rubio was arrested and charged with aggravated battery by cutting and transported to the TPSO Jail without incident.

Adrian Rubio, 26 yrs old male
51735 Mushroom Lane
Independence, LA

CRIME STOPPERS

CRIME STOPPERS - Sheriff Daniel Edwards of the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office reports the following:

The Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division is asking for your support in identifying the owner of this 2002 – 2007 Jeep Liberty. The driver of this Jeep Liberty is the suspect of a recent systematic theft that occurred at a local business in the Robert area. Several rolls of copper lead wire, 100 feet in lengths, have been reported stolen. Surveillance camera’s captured the image of this vehicle parked at the scene during the time the burglary was reported.

Anyone having information regarding this incident is asked to please contact CRIME STOPPERS at 800.554.5245 or the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office at 985.345.6150 attention Dayle Athmann. CRIME STOPPERS is offering a cash reward for any information leading to the arrest of the individual(s) responsible for this crime.

TPSO Arrest Primas

TPSO Arrest Primas -  Hammond, LA - The Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office Juvenile Detectives Division arrested Ebony Lacheiche Primas, 31 of 1105 Smith Square in Hammond, LA on two counts of Felony Carnal Knowledge of a Juvenile. On 10.6.08, TPSO Detectives we contacted to investigate allegations that Primas, on two occasions had sexual intercourse with a juvenile while she was employed at a local youth facility. On 10.21.08 Primas was formally arrested as the result of an investigation conducted by the TPSO.

TPSO Make Arrest

TPSO Make Arrest - Sheriff Daniel Edwards of the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office reports the following.

Hammond, LA - On Thursday October 23, 2008 Dy. David Copeland was dispatched to 44158 Wedgewood Court in Hammond in reference to a complaint. Upon arriving, Deputy Copeland learned that the complainant saw a black male standing at his back door. After he called the Sheriff’s Department, he picked up a handgun for protection and made his way to the back door. When the suspect saw that the complainant moving towards the back door, he fled on foot heading south from the residence.

A neighbor, who was outside, witnessed the suspect running from the residence behind other houses in the neighborhood. Additional TPSO units arrived in search of the suspect. Deputies noticed that the front door of a near by residence was open. Deputies were advised that the suspect ran into the residence located at 44159 Baywood Court.

Dy. Copeland walked up to the door and gave several loud verbal commands for anyone inside of the residence to come out. At this time a subject came to the door. Dy. Copeland asked him if there was anyone inside of the residence. He then advised that his room mate Palanstae Williams had just run into the residence. Williams fit the description of the suspect that was in question. After consent was given for Deputies to search the residence, Dy. Copeland was able to locate the suspect, Williams, taking a shower. Deputies also found the cloths Williams was wearing under his bed. Williams was then positively identified as the suspect that was standing at the back door of a residence in the neighborhood.

Palanstae Tyre Williams, 2.15.89, of 44159 Baywood Court in Hammond, was taken into custody and charged with Attempted Simple Burglary.

TPSO Make Arrest

Hammond, LA - On Friday, October 24, 2008 at approximately 0015 hours Deputy Bobby Guy was dispatched to 42466 Haltom Rd. in reference to a theft in progress.

Upon arrival Deputy Guy observed that the complainants had the offender, identified as Jordan Turner, 23, on the ground outside their residence. Deputies then detained Turner so that information could be obtained regarding the incident.

Deputy Guy spoke with one of the complainants who stated that she was sitting in her living room when she observed a white vehicle pull into and park at the Tanning Salon across the street from her residence. She stated that Turner got out of his vehicle and proceeded to walk across the street towards her residence. When losing sight of him, she got her son to go outside and see if he could locate the suspect. Turner was observed kneeling down by the phone box on the side of the house. The complainant’s husband then retrieved his handgun and along with his son, went outside to confront the suspect. Once outside they approached Turner and made him get on the ground as they called the Sheriff’s Office. Turner then stated that he thought it was a cable box and he was going to steal it to sale in order to raise money for school.

Deputy Guy placed Jordan into custody for attempted theft of utilities. Turner also had in his possession a pair of needle nose pliers, a flat head screw driver, and a Phillips head screw driver, which was placed into evidence. Turner was then transported to the TPSO Jail and properly booked.

The Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office never advises citizens to take law enforcement into their own hands. If a situation like this occurs to you, please contact the TPSO immediately at 985.345.6150 or call 911 for assistance.

Jordan Turner, 23
45546 Pumpkin Center Rd.
Hammond, LA

Internet Sexual Predators - Arrested

Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office
Internet Crimes Against Children Division

Press Release
October 23, 2008

A Registered Nurse is among 4 men recently arrested for
Computer aided solicitation of minors and/or child pornography charges

Sheriff Daniel Edwards reports the following:

Tangipahoa Sheriff’s detectives working in conjunction with detectives with the Saint John the Baptist Sheriff’s Office High Technology Crime Unit have captured four men recently who were using the Internet to sexually exploit children.

Those arrested are as follows:

Charles J. Nissel, Jr.
Gonzales, Louisiana
White / Male; 46 years of age
Computer aided solicitation of a minor; Indecent behavior with juveniles

Loren Matthew Wright
Tickfaw, Louisiana
White / Male; 28 years of age
Aggravated Rape; Pornography involving juveniles

Trent Michael Carpenter
Lake Charles, Louisiana
White / Male; 36 years of age
Computer aided solicitation of a minor; Pornography involving juveniles

Ted Francois Wheelock, Jr.
Diamond Head, Mississippi
White / Male; 23 years of age
Pornography involving juveniles

The first case involves Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s detectives who were conducting online undercover operations whereby detectives get online posing as children. The purpose of these operations is to capture those who use the Internet to sexually exploit children.
In one such case, detectives engaged in weeks of online conversation with an unknown person who believed he was chatting with a girl from Tangipahoa Parish. Before detectives could identify and arrest this unknown Internet predator for his online activities, he seemingly fell off the face of the earth. Detectives thought that perhaps this person’s conscience had got the better of him and he willingly stopped his illegal online activities.
Detectives have now identified this person as Charles J. Nissel, Jr. of Gonzales, Louisiana. It turns out that Nissel stopped his online activities after he was arrested by agents from the state attorney general’s for engaging in similar online activities with their undercover agents. Nissel is facing charges in Ascension Parish for violating the crimes of Indecent behavior with a juveniles and computer aided solicitation of minors. Prosecutors at the state attorney general’s office will now be adding the additional counts of computer aided solicitation of a minor to Nissel’s current charges for his activities with Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s detectives.

Charles J. Nissel, Jr.


In another case, Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office juvenile detectives arrested Loren Mathew Wright for aggravated rape. Wright is accused of having engaged in sexual activities with children who are under the age of twelve. As a result of his arrest, Wright’s computer and other items were seized. Detectives have now recovered images of child pornography on Wright’s computer equipment. Wright is now facing additional charges of pornography involving juveniles.

Loren Matthew Wright

On October 20, 2008, Trent Michael Carpenter was arrested on charges of Computer aided solicitation of a minor and Pornography involving juveniles. Carpenter was arrested at Christus St. Patricks Hospital in Lake Charles, where he was employed as a registered nurse and director of the hospital’s catheterization laboratory. Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s detectives assisted Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s detectives with Carpenter’s arrest and the subsequent seizure of his computer. Carpenter was arrested as a result of online undercover operations conducted by Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s detectives.


Trent Michael Carpenter

Over the past several weeks, detectives have engaged in a proactive child pornography sting operation that has lead to the arrest of Ted Francois Wheelock, Jr. During this type of investigation, detectives track images of children engaged in sexual activity as these files are being traded over the Internet. In this case, images of child pornography where tracked to Wheelock’s computer at his residence. Sheriff’s detectives and Southeastern Louisiana University Police detectives executed a search warrant at Wheellock’s residence where child pornography was found on his computer. Wheelock was subsequently arrested and booked into the Tangipahoa Parish Jail.


Ted Francois Wheelock, Jr.

“The Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office will continue to identify and arrest those who use the Internet to sexually exploit and abuse children. Protecting our children is our highest priority.” ----Sheriff Daniel Edwards

M. Temple ARRESTED

M. Temple ARRESTED - Sheriff Daniel Edwards of the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office reports that Micheal Temple, 10.12.64 of Bennett Rd. in Amite, was arrested today on charges of Attempted Aggravated Kidnapping.

Early yesterday morning Temple attempted to kidnap a young male from his bus stop in the Amite Area. Due to an anonymous tip received by the Baton Rouge CRIME STOPPERS hotline, Temple was successfully apprehended and taken into custody. The BRPD was advised that Temple was believed to be at a location on McClelland St. in Baton Rouge. The BRPD actively pursued the lead and made the arrest without incident. The tip also advised that the 2004 Nissan Maxima that belonged to Temple was parked at an address in Walker, LA. The vehicle was recovered and transported to the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office.

Temple will be extradited to Tangipahoa Parish pending processing. “We are truly grateful for the crime stoppers program,” Edwards’s states. CRIME STOPPERS is an avenue to which all citizens can actively and safely become involved and support local law enforcement agencies.

Worthless Checks Division

Sheriff Daniel Edwards reports that the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office Worthless Checks Division is looking for:

1. Kenneth Earl Chaney, 12.04.69, of 12585 N Harrels Ferry Rd, BR LA and/or 46269 Cherry St in Hammond, LA. Chaney is wanted on 3 counts of issuing worthless checks on closed account, 1 count of theft by fraud and FTA for 1 count DWI.

2. Pauline A Lambert, 10.15.58, of 42191 Yokum Rd in Ponchatoula, LA. Lambert is wanted numerous counts of FTA’s for issuing worthless checks.

3. Rosalyn Marie Jefferson, 11.14.67, of 124 Hoover Rd in Ponchatoula, LA. Jefferson is wanted on 6 counts of FTA’s for issuing worthless checks and 2 counts of issuing checks on a closed account.

4. Betty Rae Dudley, 7.06.66, of 914 E. Iowa St. in Hammond, LA. Dudley is wanted on 3 counts of FTA’s for issuing worthless checks and 2 counts of issuing checks on a closed account.

Anyone knowing of the whereabouts of these individuals is asked to contact TPSO Detective Vic Ferrara at 985.345.6150. Thank you in advance for your cooperation.

TPSO Investigates Local Burglaries

Sheriff Daniel Edwards of the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office reports the following:

The Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division is requesting your assistance in gathering information regarding a string of burglaries that happened in the Kentwood area during the week of October 13th – 18th. These burglaries happened around the areas of Hwy’s 440 and 1057 - just east of Tangipahoa, JT Conerly Rd. and Troy Spears Rd.

Anyone having information regarding these burglaries is asked to please contact CRIME STOPPERS at 800.554.5245 or the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office at 985.345.6150. CRIME STOPPERS is offering a cash reward to anyone having information that could lead to the arrest of the individual(s) responsible for these crimes. All tips remain anonymous. You can also reach the TPSO by visiting www.tpso.org.

Thank you in advance for your support and cooperation.

Livestock Shooting

Livestock Shooting - Deputies investigate shooting, dumping of three goats near Hammond

HAMMOND---Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff Daniel Edwards confirmed Wednesday night that the Sheriff's Office is investigating a livestock shooting in which the bodies of three goats were found in a drainage lateral off University Avenue outside the city limits of Hammond on Tuesday.

Edwards said several news outlets had called late Wednesday to inquire about the story. Edwards confirmed that the investigation is ongoing and that no arrests have been made to date.

Edwards said the investigation involves a former Hammond official.

WANTED

WANTED - Sheriff Daniel Edwards of the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office reports the following:

CRIME STOPPERS- AMITE, LA - The Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office has a warrant out for Micheal (McHael) Temple, 10.12.64 of 61076 Bennett Rd. Temple is WANTED for attempting to kidnap a 7 year child this morning from the corner of Storey Rd. and Laurel St. in Amite, LA. The juvenile was waiting at the bus stop when Temple grabbed him and attempted to put the child in the trunk of his car. A relative of child saw the incident take place, ran to bus stop, approached Temple and grabbed the child out of his arms.

Temple fled the scene in a silver/gray 2004 Nissan Maxima with the license plate reading RYA513. Temple is a black male, 6 feet tall, weighing around 240 lbs.

CRIME STOPPERS is offering a cash reward to anyone having information that could lead to the arrest of Micheal Temple. Anyone having information is asked to please contact CRIME STOPPERS at 800.554.5245 or the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office, Detective Jeannie Alexander - 985.748.3360. www.tpso.org

Major Randy Pinion

Major Randy Pinion - Sheriff Daniel Edwards announced today the retirement of Major Randy Pinion, TPSO Jail Warden, after a twenty-eight year career in law enforcement. Pinion began as a deputy in 1980 and worked his way through the ranks. In 1984 he was promoted to Assistant Warden and a short time later, accepted the reigns as Warden.

In his years of service, Major Pinion was dedicated to his profession and the communities in which he served. “Major Pinion is a true role model for the entire law enforcement community”, said Sheriff Edwards. “He understood the purpose of protect and serve and made sure his deputies felt the same”, Edwards continued. His fellow law enforcement partners agree that Randy made a positive impact on all those who worked with him, not only as a leader, but also as a friend. Sheriff Daniel Edwards defines Major Pinion’s character as one of unwavering leadership and unconditional dedication and caring. “He delivered greatness and expected nothing less in return. He touched so many lives here at the Sheriff’s Office over the past twenty-eight years. Tangipahoa Parish is privileged to have had Pinion as its Warden’, said Edwards.

Major Pinion created a legacy at the Sheriff’s Office that will remain always. We will never be able to fill his shoes. His knowledge, strength and passion will continue to resonate within the Department. The commitment and dedication he displayed to his work throughout the years will continue in his honor.

Sheriff Daniel Edwards and the entire Sheriff’s Department wish Major Randy Pinion and his family much happiness and good health on this next phase of their journey.

TPSO Arrest Escaped Inmate

Hilton HollieSheriff Daniel Edwards of the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office reports the following:

A Tangipahoa Parish inmate escaped from the work release program on 10.8.09. Hilton Hollie Jr. was working for a Tug Boat Company on the Mississippi River when he escaped. On 10.18.08, the Tangipahoa Parish Prison received an anonymous tip stating that Hollie was hiding at a residence in the Ponchatoula area. On the evening of the 18th, Captain Stuart Murphy, Lieutenant Richard Lindsey, Deputies Dennis Braziel and David Copeland along with the Director of the Work Release Program, Charles Burise, surrounded the Ponchatoula home where Hollie was said to be hiding. TPSO Deputies were able to successfully apprehended Hollie without incident.

Also arrested was Daniel Wadsworth III, 7.28.89 of 17437 Timberline Dr. in Ponchatoula. Wadsworth was charged with assisting the escape of Hollie and for an outstanding simple battery / domestic violence warrant.

Hilton Lavern Hollie Jr, 11.16.84 of 42199 Yokum Rd. in Ponchatoula was charged with simple escape and marijuana charges. Hollie was a DOC inmate serving time for a probation and parole violation.

TPSO Narcotics Arrest

TPSO Narcotics Arrest - On October 20, 2008 Tangipahoa Parish Narcotics Agents made a traffic stop on Hwy. 22 East Ponchatoula, Louisiana. Agents stopped a 2006 Dodge Stratus for Improper Lane Usage. The vehicle was occupied by Jarvis Wilson and Brandon Maxwell. The driver Jarvis Wilson exited the vehicle at which time an Agent explained the reason he was pulled over. Assisting Agents observed passenger Brandon Maxwell reach underneath the dashboard of the vehicle and hide something. Agents asked Maxwell to exit the vehicle. Agents then asked both Wilson and Maxwell if they had anything illegal in the vehicle. Both replied no. Agents then asked Wilson if he would allow Agents to search the vehicle. Wilson gave Agents verbal permission to the search. Agents searched the vehicle and under the dash where passenger Maxwell was reaching. Agents found a zip lock bag which contained individual wrapped bags of suspected Marijuana. Both Wilson and Maxwell were arrested for Possession with Intent to Distribute Schedule I.

Jarvis Wilson b/m dob 04/07/1986
18270 Hwy. 22 Lot #22 Ponchatoula, Louisiana
Charge: Possession with Intent to Distribute Schedule I

Brandon Maxwell b/m dob 06/05/1983. 41002 North 1st Street Ponchatoula, Louisiana
Charge: Possession with Intent to Distribute Schedule I and FTA for DWI.

CRIME STOPPERS

CRIME STOPPERS - Sheriff Daniel Edwards of the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office reports the following:

CRIME STOPPERS, Hammond, LA - The Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office is investigating three burglaries that occurred in the early morning hours on 10.20.08. These burglaries took place on and around the areas of East Park, Lucy Mike Road and Simpson Place. Anyone knowing information about these burglaries is asked to please contact CRIME STOPPERS at 800.554.5245 or the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office, 985.345.6150.

CRIME STOPPERS is offering a cash reward to anyone having information that would lead to the arrest of the individual(s) responsible for these crimes.

Warrants

Sheriff Daniel Edwards reports that the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office Worthless Checks Division is looking for

1. Alfred Lomonte Johnson, 7.11.77 of 30253 Hoppy Lane Independence, LA. Johnson is wanted on 1 count of theft, 16 counts FTA’s for issuing worthless checks and 1 count of issuing a check on a closed account.
2. Anthony Hebert, 11.17.73 of 1001 Pelican Dr. of Gramercy and /or of 109 West Rail Road Ave in Ponchatoula. Hebert is wanted for 5 counts of issuing checks on closed accounts.

Anyone knowing of the whereabouts of these individuals is asked to contact TPSO Detective Vic Ferrara at 985.345.6150. Thank you in advance for your cooperation.

Roadside Arrest

Sheriff Daniel Edwards of the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office reports the following:

The Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Agents arrest 2 drivers on the night of 10.16.08 with possession of illegal drugs.

TPSO Narcotics Agents stopped Kevin Armstrong, 12.31.78 of 41233 Adams Rd. in Ponchatoula for running a stop sign at the intersection of Craft Rd. and Hwy. 22 West. After giving verbal consent for Agents to search his vehicle, 2 hydocodone tablets and 1 gram of marijuana were discovered in Armstrong’s vehicle. Agents arrested Armstrong and charged him with possession of schedule I drugs and for possession of schedule II drugs.

Later that evening, Agents stopped Travis Bates, 7.15.81 of 29695 Amveis Rd. in Albany, LA for improper lane use on Bankston Rd. After giving permission for his vehicle to be searched, Agents discovered that Bates had in his possession 9 roxycodone pills, one xanax and 4 methadone pills. Bates was arrested and charged with 2 counts of possession of schedule II drugs and 1 count of possession of schedule IV drugs.

Both suspects were transported separately to the parish jail and properly booked.

Search Warrant

Search Warrant - Sheriff Daniel Edwards of the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office reports the following:

Hammond, LA - Through an ongoing investigation, Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Agents, along with the Drug Enforcement Agency and Hammond PD Agents, successfully obtained a warrant to search a residence on Lindsey Drive in the Happywoods Subdivision. Over the past several weeks, TPSO Agents have been purchasing marijuana and ecstasy from this residence.
On the evening of 10.15.08, TPSO Agents went to the residence on Lindsay Dr. in an effort to locate a suspect identified as Cashman “Cali” Robinson. The suspect was not home at the time Agents arrived, so a surveillance team was positioned in the subdivision pending “Cali’s” arrival. Soon after, Agents observed Robinson, in a white Dodge Neon, turn into the subdivision. Agents attempted to stop Robinson; however he did not stop until he entered his driveway. As Robinson exited his vehicle, agents observed in plain view, a 9mm pistol, which was loaded, on the passenger’s seat of his car accompanied by bags of marijuana. Agents also discovered ecstasy pills in the suspect’s cup holder. Agents additionally seized a school like back pack which contained high grade marijuana that “Cali” was selling for $600.00 an ounce.

TPSO Agents arrested Robinson 10.15.08 and on 10.16.08 he was taken into Federal Custody by the Drug Enforcement Agency.

Cashman “Cali” Robinson, 5.7.1984 of 6127 Outlook Ave. of Oakland, CA was arrested and charged via criminal complaint filed in the Eastern District of LA with knowingly carrying and possessing a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime for which he may be prosecuted and for possession with the intention to distribute a quantity of marijuana.

TPSO Arrest A Hammond Man

Newby, FSheriff Daniel Edwards of the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office reports the following:

On Sunday October 12th, 2008 TPSO Dy. David Copeland was responding to a call at Coleman Park Ln in Hammond, LA when he observed an older model van traveling eastbound on Old Baton Rouge Hwy. This vehicle matched the description of a van that was reported to be used by a suspect fleeing the crime scene on Coleman Park Lane.

Dy. Copeland activated his emergency lights and stopped the vehicle as it turned onto Millie Ln. The driver exited the vehicle and stated that his name was Allen Fisher, later discovered by Dy. Copeland as a false name. Dy. Copeland then checked the inside of the vehicle and noticed another white male, identified as John Mayfield, sitting in the passenger seat of the vehicle. During a roadside investigation, Deputy Copeland learned that this vehicle was reported stolen by its owner. The driver, aka Fisher, claimed to have no knowledge of the van being stolen and stated that the owner allowed him to use the van for work purposes. Deputy Copeland took both suspects into custody. Nether suspect had identification on their person and when Deputy Copeland tried to run Fisher’s name through dispatch, no information could be found.

Dy. Copeland then transported both suspects to the parish jail. Upon arrival at the parish jail, the suspect known as Allen Fischer was asked several more times about his name. The suspect continued to give false information to Dy. Copeland. Several TPSO Deputies recognized the suspect and stated that his real name Francis Albert Newby. It was then discovered that Newby was wanted in several other states including Nebraska, North Carolina and New Jersey. It was also discovered that Newby used 38 different aliases. Newby’s criminal past is still under investigation by the TPSO.

Currently both suspects were booked and arrested on the following:

Francis Albert Newby, 44
3343 Old Baton Rouge Hwy
Hammond, LA
Charges: 2 counts of possession of stolen property, outstanding warrants and obstruction of justice.

John Mayfield
DOB: 4.27.83
109 S. E. Central Ave
Amite, LA
Charged with a probation and parole violation.

Four Wheeler Accident

Amite, LA - The Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office is investigating a four wheeler accident that occurred at approximately 1730 hours on October 12, 2008, at the intersection of Bennett Road and Richardson Road.

Ladonnya Bell of 11324 Hen Road, a 17 year old female, was operating a four wheeler traveling east bound on Bennett Road. While attempting to turn north, at a high rate of speed onto Richardson Road, the four wheeler over turned ejecting Bell onto the roadway. Bell suffered serious head injuries and was taken to a hospital in Covington, LA by Acadian Air Med. Ladonnya Bell is a student at Amite High School.

This is an unfortunate accident and our thoughts and prayers are with Bell and her family.

The Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office arrests a Ponchatoula man armed with a machete

The Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office arrests a Ponchatoula man armed with a machete - On October 13, 2008, TPSO Dy. Mike Moore responded to 41269 N. Hoover in Ponchatoula in reference to an aggravated assault complaint. While enroute, Deputy Moore was advised that the suspect was armed with a gun and a machete. At this time, Sgt. Steven Redmond, along with TPSO K9 Bart were also enroute the residence for assistance. Upon arrival, Dy. Moore observed the complainant and several subjects waiving their arms in a frantic manner. Dy. Moore also observed a white male subject without a shirt, wearing dark shorts, running into a wooded area on the eastside of the roadway on N. Hoover Rd.

As Deputy Moore interviewed the complainant, he was advised that the suspect, identified as Bobby Glen Wall, 30 of 41273 Hoover Rd. in Ponchatoula, while being very intoxicated, struck him several times. The suspect, continuing to become more aggressive armed himself with a BB pellet pistol and a machete. He swung the machete at the complainant several times cutting his shirt. Scared, the complainant ran inside his home to call 911. Wall followed at a close distance as the victim ran into his home shutting a glass door behind him. Wall proceeded to strike the victim through the glass door causing the glass to shatter and fly everywhere. Wall then fled on foot into the wooded area near the residence yelling that he would not be taken into custody with our a fight.

At this time, Deputy Moore, Sgt. Redmond and K9 Bart entered the wooded area in an attempt to locate the suspect. TPSO Deputies John Eady, and Greg Hensarling set up a perimeter around the wooded area in case Wall exited the woods in an attempt to flee.

Sgt. Redmond then advised in a loud voice," Sheriffs Office K-9 in the woods - make your presence known or the dog will be sent into find you. When he finds you, he will bite you". Sgt. Redmond waited several seconds, but did not hear any type of response. Sgt. Redmond again gave the same verbal command, waited several seconds, but no response. Sgt. Redmond deployed K-9 Bart into the woods on a tracking lead and harness in search of the suspect. K-9 Bart began pulling East on the open path and then all at once, he darted into a thick wooded patch along the path. Sgt. Redmond heard a Male yell out "I give up". Sgt. Redmond checked the area for safety due to the fact Wall left the scene with weapons before releasing K9 Bart from the suspect.

TPSO K-9 Bart successfully located and apprehended a white male matching the description of Bobby Wall. Wall arrested and then transported to Lallie Kemp Medical Center for the K9 bite and released. Deputy Moore then transported Wall to the Parish Prison where was properly booked and charged with aggravated battery, aggravated criminal damage to property and simple battery.

TPSO Acknowledges K 9 Division

TPSO Acknowledges K 9 Division - Sheriff Daniel Edwards proudly announces that the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office has the first two nationally certified and accredited K9 companions for our parish. TPSO K9 Bart and K9 Emir participated in the 2008 National Police Dog in Field Trials where Sergeant Steven Redmond and Deputy Mike Dean Jr. had the honor of showcasing the skills and expertise of our highly trained K9 dogs. These gentlemen along with their K9 companions were recognized on their outstanding performance in demonstrating the precise skills needed for the detection and prevention of crime.

In 2004, Sheriff Daniel Edwards initiated the first full time K9 division in the history of the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Department. Sheriff Daniel Edwards has 4 highly trained; multi purpose K9 dogs who work along side of specially trained deputies. This division also includes one single purpose K9 and two bloodhound dogs. These highly trained K9 teams are used in searches and apprehensions of high risk suspects and narcotic detections. Sheriff Edwards assures that our parish has at least one K9 unit assigned to every shift in order to assist our deputies as well as neighboring parishes at a moments notice.

TPSO Arrest Fugitive of LPSO

TPSO Arrest Fugitive of LPSO - Sheriff Daniel Edwards of the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office reports the following:

On October 09, 2008 Sgt. Steven Redmond was dispatched to 48121 Robertson Road in reference to a burglary in progress where a complainant apprehended the suspect as he fled on foot after being discovered.

Sgt. Redmond arrived on scene with Deputy Bobby Guy and was advised that the complainant had the suspect, identified as Christopher Whittington, detained in a field near the victim’s home. The complainant advised that he heard a noise outside his home, so he got out of bed to find the suspect Whittington pulling on a back door. The complainant immediately contacted TPSO and then a neighbor for help. The suspect fled the scene once being noticed by the complainant. The complainant chased the suspect and was able to successfully apprehend and detain him until the TPSO arrived.

Sgt. Redmond charged Whittington, 37 of 47314 Whittington Lane in Tickfaw, with attempted burglary of an inhabited dwelling, trespassing, and during a warrant check, discovered that Whittington was wanted by the Livingston Parish Sheriff’s Office for with being a fugitive.

TPSO Detectives arrest a Hammond man on molestation charges

TPSO Detectives arrest a Hammond man on molestation charges - Sheriff Daniel Edwards of the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office reports the following:

TPSO Detectives arrest a Hammond man on molestation charges:

On Monday 10.6.08, TPSO took into custody Dwight Garner, DOB 11.12.52 of 42234 Moss Haven Dr in Hammond, LA on charges of indecent behavior with juveniles and the molestation of a juvenile.

On that same day, Detective Sgt. Kerry Carson met with the suspect, identified as Dwight Garner regarding the alleged accusations. It was reported that Garner, on several occasions displayed sexually inappropriate behaviors with juveniles. Through an on going investigation, the TPSO believes that additional charges on the suspect are forth coming.

CRIME STOPPERS REWARD

CRIME STOPPERS REWARD - Sheriff Daniel Edwards of the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office is requesting your support in gathering information regarding a burglary that occurred before 6:00 PM on Monday Oct. 6, 2008. The incident took place at 59852 Hwy 1054 in Amite, LA. CRIME STOPPERS is offering a cash reward for any information surrounding this incident as well as for any information that would lead to the safe return of a black and tan miniature Dachshund that has been missing since the burglary.

Anyone having information regarding this burglary and anyone knowing the whereabouts of the homeowner’s Dachshund is asked to please contact CRIME STOPPER at 800.554.5245 or TPSO Detective Ray Lentz at 985.748.3333.

Thank you in advance for your support.

TPSO Deputies Arrest Reckless Driver

TPSO Deputies Arrest Reckless Driver - Sheriff Daniel Edwards of the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office reports the following:

Hammond, LA - On 10.8.08, Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Deputies arrested a man for reckless driving after he flees on foot. Around 10:30 PM Deputies Sidney Stallings and Marcus McMillian observed a white Jeep SUV traveling east on Club Deluxe Rd at a high rate of speed. While attempting to stop the vehicle, the driver of the Jeep began to accelerate at a speed of over 100 mph. After giving chase, TPSO Deputies successfully stopped the vehicle at 14250 Fred Clark Rd at which time the suspect, identified as Lacontio Kenyatta Owens, jumped out of the Jeep and fled on foot. Deputy McMillan quickly apprehended Owens and placed him into custody.

Lacontio Kenyatta Owens – dob 12.8.74 - of 43215 Hinson Rd. Hammond, LA, was arrested on charges of reckless driving, resisting arrest by flight, driving with a suspended drivers license and for driving without plates.

Great work!

TPSO - Investigate Aggravated Burglary

Sheriff Daniel Edwards of the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office reports the following:

The Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division is currently investigating an aggravated burglary that occurred at 12409 Jackson Dr. in Hammond, LA.

On Tuesday 10.7.08, Deputy Craig Fitz was the first called to the scene and began the investigation. It was stated that a tall black male subject knocked on the door of a residence and proceeded to point a gun at the victim when he answered the door. This action forced the victim back into his home where the suspect then demanded money. After an altercation, the suspect fled the residence with an undisclosed amount of cash. The suspect fled on foot southbound down Rufus Bankston Road. The suspect is identified as being a tall, thin, black male with short hair, wearing a white shirt, brown jacket and blue jeans. The suspect was also described as wearing blue and white Nike Air Max tennis shoes.

TPSO Detectives arrived on the scene with Deputy Mike Dean Jr. and his K9 companion Emir. Emir tracked the suspect’s path southbound down a trail to a near by wooded area on Rufus Bankston Rd. until it appeared the suspect got into a vehicle and fled.

TPSO Detectives are asking the public to contact the Tangipahoa Parish Office @ 985.345.6150 if anyone observed a vehicle parked on the side of the road on Rufus Bankston at or before 11:30 AM on 10.7.08.

Thank you in advance for your support and cooperation.

TPSO Trail Ride Thank you's!!

TPSO Trail Ride Thank you's!! - Sheriff Daniel Edwards and the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office would like to congratulate Detective Raymond Maurterer for winning the TPSO Mounted Division’s fundraiser raffle.

We would also like to thank all of our sponsors of the 2008 TPSO Trail Ride. It is because of their support, oru Trail Ride was a true success.

We would like to personally thank:

Connie’s Impressions,  Amite Pump and Well,  Bayou Pawn and Jewelry
Wilmer Quick Stop,  Anthony’s Dozer , Buddy Easley’s Hauling,
Miller Pool and Supply , P & P Paints,  Ed’s Plumbing
First Guaranty Bank,  Florida Parishes Bank , Hunt Plywood
Amite Sign Company , Cash and Dash Groceries,  Linda’s Toy Box,
Stan Johnson, State Farm , Berryland Campers,  Gene’s Towing and Recovery,
Oasis Tropical Bar,  Fraternal Office of Police # 34,  Hammond Union of Police,
Tycer Ready Mix , Steve’s Island Fishing Charters,  DMB Mobile Home Movers,
Jay Oller’s Backhoe Service,  R J Booty Construction , G and C Honda of Hammond,
All Star Transmissions , K and C Refrigeration,  Hilltop Market and Deli,
Gerald Gulotta Mayeaux’s Vinyl Siding , Charles Christmas Attorney at Law,
Walmart of Amite,  Jim Carey Distribution,  Loranger High School Cheerleaders.

TPSO Deputies Make Arrest While Patrolling a Natalbany Neighborhood

TPSO Deputies Make Arrest While Patrolling a Natalbany Neighborhood - Sheriff Daniel Edwards of the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office reports the following:

On October 6, 2008 at approximately 1:30 AM, Deputy Sidney Stallings while patrolling, spotted a suspicious white Ford Taurus station wagon on Magee Road traveling with its lights off. Deputy Stallings observed the vehicle turn on to Jimmy Dr. and then proceed into a driveway at 49371 Magee Rd. Deputy Stallings pulled in behind the vehicle while his partner TPSO Deputy Marcus McMillian, approached the driver and made his presence known. Deputy Stallings then observed a second male subject hiding in a maroon Chevrolet Malibu parked near the suspect’s vehicle. Both Deputies identified themselves as Tangipahoa Sheriff Deputies and ordered the two males to exit their vehicles. The driver of the maroon Malibu exited his vehicle with his hands hidden behind the driver’s side door panel. Additional commands were given for the suspect to show his hands. The suspect then fled on foot away from TPSO Deputies. He ran north behind the residence and turned west. Deputy McMillan, while in pursuit saw the suspect hiding behind a large mound of dirt. The suspect, while resisting his arrest was apprehended and handcuffed. Deputy McMillian searched the suspect identified as Terrell Haynes and found a clear plastic bag of a vegetable like substance, which appeared to be marijuana, in the suspect’s pants pockets.

Deputy Stallings located the driver of the white Ford station wagon, identified as Damon Brown, hiding behind a near by residence on Magee Rd. The subject advised Deputy Stallings that he was brought to scene by his girlfriend, to purchase marijuana. The girlfriend fled the scene in an unknown direction.

TPSO Deputies arrested Terrell Laurus Haynes (2.17.79) of 47363 McGee Rd, Natalbany on charges of resisting arrest of a police officer and possession with intent to distribute schedule I narcotics and Damon Anthony Brown (12.26.79) of 1379 Hwy. 190 East, Hammond on the charge of resisting arrest of a police officer.

TPSO Narcotics Arrest

TPSO Narcotics Arrest - On October 2, 2008 Tangipahoa Parish Narcotics Agents, Tri-Parish Narcotic Agents and Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office SRT Team conducted a narcotics search warrant at the residence located 150 President Hoover Street Ponchatoula, Louisiana. Agents have been conducting undercover buys from inside the residence over the last couple weeks. On October 2, 2008 Judge Morrison signed the search warrant. Agents executed the search warrant around 8:30 p.m. On October 2, 2008, during a search of the residence Agents found approximately $1,741.00 in US Currency, 30 individual bags of Marijuana packaged for sell, drug paraphernalia, 3 sandwich bags full of Marijuana, a 72 inch TV and seized a 1999 Pontiac. Agents read Prevost, Pounds and Carter their Miranda Rights. Kelvin Prevost told Agents he had a problem with smoking Marijuana. Agents arrested Brittney Pounds, Monica Carter and Kelvin Prevost.

Brittney Pounds b/f dob 10/25/1988 2264 Newman Road Kentwood, Louisiana.
Charge: R.S. 40:966A1 Possession With Intent to Distribute Schedule I

Kelvin Prevost b/m dob 12/24/1977 24 Witmore Drive Hammond, Louisiana. Charge: R.S. 40:966A1 Possession With Intent to Distribute Schedule I and Possession of CDS IV (Xanax)

Monica Carter b/f dob 04/14/1974 150 President Hoover Street Ponchatoula, Louisiana
Charge: Possession With Intent to Distribute Schedule I and Possession of Schedule IV (Xanax)

TPSO Arrest Pochatoula Woman for Attempted Murder

TPSO Arrest Pochatoula Woman for Attempted Murder - Sheriff Daniel Edwards of the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office reports the following:

Ponchatoula, LA - Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office Deputies arrest a Ponchatoula woman on multiple charges of illegal discharge of a fire arm, attempted 1st degree murder and attempted 2nd degree murder.

On 9.30.2008 at approximately 12:30 AM, Deputies Brian Martin, Sidney Eubanks and John Sutter were dispatched to 16277 W. Murray Rd in reference to a call regarding shots being fired and people fighting. After an on site investigation by the TPSO, Deputies took into custody Ashley Tranise Austin, age 22 of 39475 SW I-55 Service Road, Ponchatoula on the above mentioned charges.

Witnesses stated that they observed Ashley Austin fire numerous shots at the victim in a field outside the Ponchatoula residence. This action took place as the result of an argument between the suspect and victim. It was stated that Austin fired several additional shots as she proceeded to leave the scene in a gray Honda Accord. TPSO Deputies also discovered that Austin then followed the victim to her home while continuing to shoot at her.

TPSO Deputy Martin located the suspect for questioning. Austin admitted shooting at the victim and was able to lead Deputies to the weapon used in this crime. Austin was then arrested and transported to the TPSO jail where she was formally booked and charged for the above stated offenses.

It is also reported that no injuries or property damage occurred during the incident. The Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division will continue the investigation of this incident.

TPSO Arrest Gibson III on Multiple Charges

TPSO Arrest Gibson III on Multiple Charges - Sheriff Daniel Edwards of the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office reports the following:

On September 30, 2008 at approximately 3:30pm Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Detective Gary Baham was called to North Oaks Hospital in reference to a reported forcible kidnapping that occurred on Pine Street in Ponchatoula.

TPSO Detective Baham arrived on the scene and began the investigation. Detective Baham interviewed the victim and learned that Herbert Gibson III, w/m, dob 6.18.76, forced the victim from her home into his car against her will. Gibson III, the victim’s estranged boyfriend, took her to his residence at 42285 South Range Rd. where he allegedly held her for 12 hours and beat her continuously until he became tired. During the interview, Detective Baham observed multiple injuries to the victim’s face.

Soon after the interview, Detective Baham concluded that warrants were to be obtained for Gibson’s arrest. At approximately 7:30pm Detective Baham assisted by the TPSO Sgt. Michael Russell, Dy. David Copland and K-9 unit Mike Dean Jr. entered the driveway of the suspect’s residence. Observing that the suspect was outside, they made their presence known. Upon doing so, Herbert Gibson III put both of his hands in his pockets and attempted to run from the TPSO. Detective Baham was approximately 20 yards from the suspect when he witnessed Gibson remove his hands from his pockets and toss items to the ground. These items were later identified by TPSO Agents as 3 grams of powder cocaine and 2.5 grams of heroin. Baham gave chase and was able to successfully apprehended Gibson.

Herbert Gibson III was arrested on charges of 2nd degree battery and 2 counts of possession of schedule III drugs. Gibson also faces charges of Kidnapping / False imprisonment from the Ponchatoula Police Department since incident originated in city of Ponchatoula.

Wanted for Worthless Checks

Sheriff Daniel Edwards reports that the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office Worthless Checks Division is looking for 3 individuals.

1. Laura L. Neal, DOB 8.27.1957 of 314 E. Palmetto St. in Amite, is wanted for 1 FTA’s for 3 counts of issuing worthless checks and 1 FTA for 1 count of forgery and 1 count of unauthorized use of an access card.
2. Sabrina Bradford McCray, DOB 9.2.72 of 51500 Hwy. 16 in Hammond, is wanted for 1 FTA for issuing worthless checks and 2 counts of issuing worthless checks.
3. Nakeisha Latara Henderson, DOB 5.08.78 of 130 S. Scanlan St in Hammond, is wanted for 1 FTA on 2 counts of issuing worthless checks, 1 FTA for 1 count of issuing worthless checks and 1 FTA for a felony arraignment for 1 count of issuing a worthless check.

Anyone knowing the whereabouts of these 3 individuals is asked to please contact Detective Vic Ferrara at the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office at 985-345-6150.

Fatal Crash in Tangipahoa

Fatal Crash in Tangipahoa - Sheriff Daniel Edwards of the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office reports that a Loranger man was killed as a result of a crash that took place early Sunday morning. The crash occurred when the driver, Kenneth Millet, drove his 2001 Toyota pickup truck off the road.

On 9.28.08 at roughly 5:30 AM, Millet was traveling north bound on S. Range Road when his truck continued straight while entering a curve on the roadway. The vehicle ran off the road, entered a deep ditch, struck a culvert and went airborne for several feet before landing on all 4 tires. Millet suffered major head injuries and was transported to North Oaks Hospital. Regretfully, Millet passed away at around 11:25 PM that evening at Our Lady of the Lake Hospital in Baton Rouge. TPSO investigators believe that neither speed nor alcohol were the cause of this fatal crash. It is suspected that Millet fell asleep at the wheel.

Accidental Death of A 2 Year Old Boy

Sheriff Daniel Edwards of the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office reports the following:

Natalbany - A two year old child was killed Monday evening at approximately 7:30 PM as the result of what has been concluded to be an accidental death. On 9.29.08, TPSO Sergeant Kerry Carson was advised that a two year old boy was brought into North Oaks hospital after being trapped by the neck in a vehicle window. As Sergeant Carson interviewed the father, he learned that the father was working in the trunk his 1999 Ford Escort installing a stereo system as the child was playing inside of the car. A short time later, the child’s grandmother walked outside and noticed the child caught in the window of the car and immediately alerted the father. The father anxiously raced into the car in an attempt to save the child. Her performed CPR on his child to no avail. As a result of the investigation between the TPSO and Coroner Rick Foster M.D, it was determined that the child’s death was pronounced as an accident.

TPSO Community Involvement

TPSO Community Involvement - Sheriff Daniel Edwards of the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office reports the following:

Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office Sgt. Tommy Ferrand and Deputy Steven Redmond along with their K9 companions spent the morning of 9.29.08 with the children from the Just Kidding Around Daycare on Macedonia Rd. Sgt. Ferrand and Deputy Redmond educated the children of the purpose of the TPSO and shared how their K9 companions aid in the apprehensions of fleeing suspects. TPSO K9 Bart and K9 Kazon were happy to demonstrate their skills and a few tricks for the children. Deputy Steven Redmond states that he loves working for the TPSO and it is a joy to have the opportunity to interact with and inspire the youth of our community.

Pictured:
Deputy Steven Redmond with TPSO K9 Bart
Ms. Jodi Kiger - Teacher
Back Row: Brett Stilley, Shea Brewer, Morgan Fuller, Mark "Landon" Crawford, Hailey Bouquet,
Front Row: Cassidy Wells, Natalia Hutchinson

CRIME STOPPERS

Sheriff Daniel Edwards of the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office reports the following:

Hammond, LA - The Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office is requesting your assistance in gathering information regarding the theft of copper wire from homes under construction in the Rabbit Run Subdivision. These thefts occurred on or around 9.16.08. Anyone knowing information that could lead to the arrest of the indivisuals responsible for this crime is asked to please contact CRIME STOPPERS at 800.554.5245 or the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office, attn Dayle Athmann at 985.345.6150.

Thank you in advance for your support and cooperation.

TPSO Arrest Troy Leblanc

TPSO Arrest Troy Leblanc - Sheriff Daniel Edwards of the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office reports the following:

Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office Deputy David Copeland arrested Troy Leblanc of 48257 Hwy. 1065 Natalbany, LA (DOB – 7.29.84), for the illegal discharge of a fire arm.

On 9.29.08 Troy Leblanc was taken into custody after firing several shots out of a car window at an unsuspecting victim on Johnson Lane in Natalbany. The complainant advised Deputy Copeland that as the suspect drove off; they observed several children were playing in the area when the incident took place.

Deputy Copeland located the suspect, Troy Leblanc and placed him under arrest on the above stated charge. Leblanc was then transported to the TPSO jail where he was properly booked.


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