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Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office arrest a female suspect in connection wtih a double stabbing

The Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office investigates a double stabbing that occurred in the evening hours of 11.26.08.

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

Hammond, LA - At approximately 22:32 hours, Deputy Ashley Adams was dispatched to 43208 Lowes Lane Hammond, LA in response to an incident that was reported to the Sheriff’s Office.

Upon arrival, Deputy Adams learned that two males, a 17 yr b/m and an 18 yr b/m, were stabbed with a pair of sheers by a female suspect. Acadian was called and quickly arrived at the scene to provide care to the victims. Through an on site investigation, Deputy Adams learned that Shalonda Harris, 27 of 1309 Apple St. in Hammond, LA, was identified by witnesses as the suspect responsible for the incident.

The incident occurred as a result of an altercation that initially began between Harris and a male subject at the above mentioned address. The events led to Harris stepping into a fist-fight that was taking place between her husband and several subjects. In an attempt to help him, Harris allegedly stabbed two male subjects with a pair of sheers that she was holding in her hands. She struck one victim in the head and the other in the back area. The suspect left the scene before the Sheriff’s Office arrived.

After securing the scene, Deputy Adams contacted TPSO Criminal Investigations Detective Roy Allbritton and then responded to North Oaks to check on the victims. While enroute, she was notified that the suspect arrived at the TPSO Sub Station to report the fight. The suspect also stated that she was having chest pains. Harris was transported to North Oaks via Acadian. At this time, TPSO Detective Roy Allbritton arrived at North Oaks Medical Center and was able to interview all three parties.

As a result of the investigation, Detective Allbritton states that Shalonda Harris will be arrested and charged with aggravated second degree battery upon her release from the hospital.

One of the male victims was treated and then released from the hospital. The second victim remains in hospital as a result of his injuries.

Arrest of Denis Smith and Rodger Granger

Arrest of Denis Smith and Rodger Granger - Independence, LA – Sheriff Daniel Edwards of the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office would like to thank the community for its efforts in contributing to the arrest of Denis Ann Smith, 49, of 44137 Bess Morrison Lane of Hammond, LA. Smith was arrested last night, 11.25.08, after an anonymous tip which led TPSO Deputies to her whereabouts. Denis Smith was arrested booked on charges on 3 counts of theft by fraud. Smith and her counterpart Rodger Granger are the suspects in an on going investigation led by the TPSO for fraudulently representing themselves and preying on the elderly citizens of our parish with the intention of obtaining monetary funds and / or property.

The Hammond Police Department also arrested Rodger Granger, 46 of 44137 Bess Morrison Lane. Granger was additionally charged with multiple theft by fraud offenses.

TPSO Detectives state that additional charges will be forthcoming on both suspects.

Again, we would like to thank the public for their support and contribution.

Domestic Violence Arrest

Domestic Violence Arrest - Hammond, LA – Sheriff Daniel Edwards of the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office announces that Rodney Paul Grabert, dob-10.23.70 of Tuttle Rd. in Hammond, LA was arrested on 11.21.08 on multiple charges including counts of domestic violence.

Through continued pressure by the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office, Rodney Paul Grabert willingly turned himself in to TPSO Domestic Violence Detective Jill Hutcheson.

Grabert was arrested and booked on one count of simple battery for domestic violence, felony theft, felony criminal damage and resisting an officer. Grabert has an extensive criminal background. On 11.21.08, he was also arrested for 2 FTA’s. One FTA for charges of second degree battery and 1 count of domestic violence and the other for the charge of aggravated battery. Bond is currently set on Grabert at $60,500.00.

Arrest of McKnight

Arrest of McKnight - Tangipahoa, LA - Sheriff Daniel Edwards of the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office reports that Lionel McKnight, dob- 12.19.58 of 12526 Silo Rd. in Tangipahoa, LA was arrested for allegedly committing two burglaries which occurred on November 15th and 16th in the Village of Tangipahoa. TPSO Detectives identified McKnight as the suspect in the burglary which occurred on 70198 MLK Road in the city of Tangipahoa on 11.16.08. The investigation also revealed that McKnight was responsible for the burglary of a local business that occurred 11.15.08 on Hwy 51.

McKnight was arrested and booked into the Parish Jail on two counts of simple burglary.

Internet Crimes Against Children Division

Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office
Internet Crimes Against Children Division

Press Release
Nine (9) Men Arrested in Conjunction with Internet Sting Operation

November 24, 2008

Sheriff Daniel Edwards reports the following:

Over the past three weeks, Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s detectives participated with area law enforcement agencies in conducting a joint online undercover operation in an effort to capture Internet child predators. The sting operation was hosted by the Saint John Parish Sheriff’s Office. Over twenty cyber detectives participated in the sting operation, which also served as a training session for officers new to Internet investigations. During the sting operation detectives posed online as children and entered online social networking sites. These detectives where contacted by men who were seeking to sexually exploit children.

“Among those men arrested are several who where attempting to prey on Tangipahoa Parish children” --- Sheriff Daniel Edwards

Detectives arrested the following men:


CHAD WAYNE RABORN, Jr., (22) 63052 Highway 1054, Amite, LA. Raborn was charged with Pornography involving juveniles and Felony carnal knowledge of a juvenile. Raborn was a police officer employed by the Tickfaw Police Department. In an investigation initiated by the Tickfaw Police Department, Raborn was found to have images of child pornography on his personal electronic equipment. Supervisors at the Tickfaw Police Department turned over their findings to Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office detectives for further investigation. Detectives obtained a search warrant for Raborn’s electronic equipment, and with the help of the St. John Parish Sheriff’s Office High Tech Crime Unit, located images of depicting children engaged in sexual activity. Detectives also discovered evidence that Raborn had engaged in sexual activities with an underage juvenile. Raborn was arrested and booked into the Tangipahoa Parish Jail.

Saravanan Perumal (39) Here on a Student Visa from Malaysia living in California
Charged with: “Computer-aided Solicitation of a Minor for sexual purposes”

David S. Hartman (36) 104 Deer Run Cuba, AL
Charged with: “Computer-aided Solicitation of a Minor for sexual purposes”
& “Indecent Behavior with Juveniles”

Dalton J. LaCombe (54) 1197 Fabacher Road, Iota, LA 70543
Charged with: “Indecent Behavior with Juveniles”

Kurtis Latiolais (29) 1611 Hebert Lane Hwy. St. Martinville, LA
Charged with: “Indecent Behavior with Juveniles”

Ricky L. Hano, Jr. (24) 28153 Hano Lane Holden, LA 70744
Charged with: “Computer-aided Solicitation of a Minor for sexual purposes”

Royce Eugene Adams (53) 6150 Land O Trees Road Shreveport, LA 71119
Charged with: “Computer-aided Solicitation of a Minor for sexual purposes”
& “Indecent Behavior with Juveniles”

Jeremy W. Barr (25) 724 Bray Road Many, LA 71449
Charged with: “Computer-aided Solicitation of a Minor for sexual purposes”
(2 COUNTS)

Trenton Cody Breland (24) 126 Oak Road Bogalusa, LA 70427
Charged with: “Computer-aided Solicitation of a Minor for sexual purposes”
(3 COUNTS)

“I want to take this opportunity to remind parents and grandparents that the Internet can be a dangerous place for children. Despite our aggressive efforts in arresting those who use the Internet to prey on our children, we are still seeing a heavy volume of predatory activity online. While we in law enforcement continue to identify and arrest these predators, parents must also monitor their children’s online activities closely.” Sheriff Daniel Edwards

Law enforcement agencies who participated in the sting operation include:

Saint John Parish Sheriff’s Office
Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office
Terrebonne Parish Sheriff’s Office
Saint Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office
Assumption Parish Sheriff’s Office
Saint Landry Parish Sheriff’s Office
Tickfaw Police Department
Kenner Police Department
Louisiana State Police
Louisiana Attorney General’s Office Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force
U.S. Secret Service Louisiana Electronic and Financial Crimes Task Force
U.S. Probation and Parole

WANTED SUSPECT

WANTED SUSPECT - Hammond, LA – Sheriff Daniel Edwards announces today that the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office Juvenile Detectives Division is looking for Sergio V. Williams, dob-6.02.83. Williams is wanted on 4 counts of indecent behavior with juveniles, 1 count of contributing to the delinquency of a juvenile, one FTA for 2 counts of burglary, one FTA for 1 count of battery and 2 FTA’s for CDS I. Detectives believe that additional charges on Williams are forthcoming.

Williams is a b/m, 5’6’’ tall, weighing about 235 lbs. His last known address is 1408 Live Oak Drive in Hammond, LA. Williams was last seen in the Loranger area.

Anyone knowing the whereabouts of Sergio V. Williams is asked to please contact CRIME STOPPERS at 800.554.5245 or the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office, Detective Suanne Guaraggi at 985.902.2085.

TPSO Investigate Con Artist

Granger, RogerTangipahoa Parish – Sheriff Daniel Edwards of the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office advises you to be aware of con- artist that have been making their way through Tangipahoa Parish. These suspects are identified as Roger Will Granger, alias Tommy Morgan or Jerry Morgan and his accomplice Denis Smith, aka Amy Morgan. Granger and Smith have knocked on several doors in Tangipahoa Parish with the intention to fraudulently obtain cash and / or property from unsuspecting citizens.

These suspects claim to be in trouble and need immediate financial assistance to travel to another city or state to take care for a dying relative. These suspects are preying on the kindness and emotions of the elderly living in our parish. Our investigation has revealed that in some cases, these two suspects have obtained over $1,000 in cash and / or property from their victims.

The Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office has warrants out for the arrest of Roger Will Granger, 6.6.62 of 44137 Bess Morris Lane and Denis Smith, 11.28.58 of 44137 Bess Morris Lane of Hammond, LA for the crime of theft by fraud by scheming. The suspects were last seen driving a 2001 / 2002 Gold Ford Taurus.

If you believe you have been victimized by these individuals, or if you have information about these crimes, please contact the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office at 985.345.6150 or call CRIME STOPPERS at 800.554.5245.

Tips On Defending Yourself Against Frauds, Scams and Cons
Frauds, Scams, and Cons can occur in a variety of ways. You can experience these through the mail, on the telephone, in person, on the Internet, or through friends or acquaintances. All age groups are affected by this crime. Con-artists prey on people who are not experienced in making decisions about home repairs, insurance policies, or investments or they tend to focus on the elderly. Your best defense in spotting a worthless scheme is to ask yourself, "Does it sound too good to be true?" If you answer "yes", then it probably is.

Who is a Con-Artist?
The con-artist is a criminal who employs deceit, smooth talking, and convincing arguments while trying to gain your "confidence." These criminals are skilled liars and experts in verbal deception.

Confidence (Con) Games
Confidence (con) games take many forms, but all are designed to take your money. The con artist is good at taking advantage in an unguarded moment. These schemes are fast-paced and usually succeed by isolating and controlling a citizen who can become a victim of this crime and lose thousands of dollars.

Key Words/ Phrases
A con-artist is difficult to detect by looks alone, but can often be spotted by a keen use of vocabulary. Be cautious of the following words and phrases:

"Cash Only"
– Why is cash necessary? Why not a check?

"Secret Plans"
– Why can’t anyone else know about this?


"Get Rich Quick"
– Any scheme should be carefully investigated. Be especially cautious if you are asked to put up "good faith money." Be wary of any investment that promises an unusually high return.

"Contest"
– Make sure this isn't a "come on" to draw you into a money-losing scheme.

"Today Only"
– If something is worthwhile today, it should be available tomorrow. Be wary of any pressure that you must act immediately or you will lose out.

"Last Chance"
– If it is a chance worth taking, why is it offered on such short notice?

"Good Deal"
– Be alert for good deals on expensive repairs or home improvement.

"Debt Collector"
– Be wary of someone claiming you owe money for an item ordered by a deceased spouse or relative.

Common Schemes

There are many types of fraud including:
* Home Improvement Fraud
* Fake Contests and Lotteries
* Work at Home Scams
* Bait and Switch Schemes
* Medical Product Fraud
* Internet Sales Fraud
* Investment Fraud
* Tragic Event Donations

Please contact the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office if you have any questions regarding the above information or please feel free to visit our website at www.tpso.org <http://www.tpso.org/>.

Narcotics Arrest

Hammond, LA - Sheriff Daniel Edwards of the Tangipahoa Sheriff's Office reports that on the evening of 11.18.08, Narcotics Agents arrested two Hammond residents on several charges including conspiracy to distribute crack cocaine.

TPSO Narcotics Agents were made aware of street level narcotics activity that was to take place in the parking lot of a convenient store located on Pumpkin Center Road. Agents set up an operation in the parking lot to intercept the activity. During the operation, Agents were met by two males identified as Keith James Wood, dob-10.26.73 of 44188 S. Baptist Rd. # 25 and Lavell Ross Bernard, dob12.8.85 of 44264 Parker Blvd. of Hammond, LA. Bernard and Wood both approached Agents with the intent to sell crack cocaine. Agents state that during the arrest, Wood fled the scene in a white Toyota Tundra pick up truck. He was apprehended moments later by Agents on Old Baton Rouge HWY and South Baptist Road. Bernard was arrested at the scene without incident.

The investigation revealed that Bernard had in his possession 28 rocks of crack cocaine (located in a chap stick container). Agents also seized $696.00 from Bernard and the 2005 White Toyota Tundra truck from Wood.

The investigation resulted in the arrest of both suspects.
Keith James Wood, charged with resisting arrest, attempting to distribute crack and the conspiracy to distribute crack cocaine.

Lavell Ross Bernard, charged with attempting to distribute crack, conspiracy to distribute crack and possession with the intention to distribute crack cocaine.

Both subjects were transported to the TPSO jail where they were properly booked.

WANTED

The Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigation Division is looking for a suspect involved in a business burglary that occurred on 10.20.08 in the Amite area. The suspect identified as Herman L. Johnson Jr.– dob-10.31.82, entered a local business with one accomplice. As one of the suspects distracted an employee, the other stole an undisclosed number of checks from the business. Later that afternoon, Johnson was captured on a bank surveillance video trying to cash two of the stolen checks.

Johnson is a b/m, 6’1’’, weighing about 191lbs. His last know address is 276 Cedar Lane in Ponchatoula, LA.

Johnson is wanted on the following charges: Simple burglary, Forgery and Monetary Instrument Abuse.

Anyone knowing the whereabouts of Johnson is asked to please contact CRIME STOPPERS @ 800.554.5245 or TPSO Detective Ray Lentz at (985) 748-3336.

TPSO Arrest Fugitive

Amite, LA – Sheriff Daniel Edwards announces today that Donald “Tush” Harris, 18 of 327 Second Street in St. Rose, LA. turned himself in to the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office. Harris is wanted by the St. Charles Parish Sheriff's Office for allegedly committing two murders which occurred within their Parish. Harris is accused of committing these crimes while out on a $50k bond for armed robbery. Harris is currently being held in the Tangipahoa Parish Prison awaiting transfer to St Charles Parish.

CRIME STOPPERS

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

Amite, LA - On Wednesday November 12, 2008 at approximately 11:30 PM, Deputy Stephen Jenkins was dispatched to W. Olive St. in reference to a possible home invasion that took place at 55141 Old U.S. 51 Lot #1.

Upon arrival, Deputy Jenkins spoke with the complainant who stated that while he was sleeping, he heard a loud noise at the front door. He stated that before he could get out of bed to investigate the disturbance, he was approached by a male subject at his bedside with a handgun. Deputy Jenkins later learned that two additional male suspects had also entered the residence. The complainant noted that all three suspects were armed and wearing gloves and masks. The complainant proceeded to state that the three gunmen aggressively walked through the residence demanding money. After taking an undisclosed amount of cash from the victims, the suspects left the scene without incident.

The residents then attempted to call 911 but could not do so because their phone line had been cut form the electrical pole. They immediately left the area and drove to a near by residence where they called the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office.

The investigation is ongoing at this time. Sheriff Daniel Edwards encourages anyone having information regarding this burglary to please contact CRIME STOPPERS @ 800.554.5245 or the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office, Detective Keith Womack @ 985.748.3332. Detectives are currently canvassing the area.

TPSO WORTHLESS CHECKS DIVISION IS LOOKING FOR 3 INDIVIDUALS

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

1. Angela Marie Randall Walls, dob/10.13.70 of 63441 I – 55 Frontage Road in Roseland LA, is wanted on 1 count of issuing worthless checks, FTA’s for 12 counts of issuing worthless checks, 2 counts of issuing worthless checks on closed accounts and 3 FTA’s for traffic violations.

2. Darren M. Guidroz, dob/4.15.78 of 26282 Taylor Creek Rd. in Amite, LA is wanted on 2 counts of issuing worthless checks, 6 FTA’s for issuing worthless checks and 2 FTA’s for theft charges.

3. Kishandi Mitchell, dob/9.16.78 of 20061 Dunson Park # 17 in Ponchatoula, LA is wanted on 2 counts of issuing worthless checks on closed accounts.

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

Thank you in advance for your support.

Roadside Arrest

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

Hammond, LA - On Wednesday November 12, 2008, Dy. David Copeland, while patrolling the area of Quick Blvd., observed a 2001 Ford Mustang traveling west bound without its headlights on. As Deputy Copeland attempted to stop the vehicle, the driver of the 2001 Mustang continued traveling west bound, neglecting to stop the vehicle. The vehicle then turned south onto Rufus Bankston Rd. and began traveling at a high rate of speed.

At this time Dy. Sidney Stallings, who was traveling south bound on Rufus Bankston Rd observed the vehicle fleeing from Dy. Copeland. Dy. Stallings was able to get in behind the vehicle and activated his emergency lights in an attempt to stop the vehicle. The vehicle continued south on Rufus Bankston Rd for approx ½ mile before coming to a stop at Edgewood Town Homes. The diver, identified as Christopher Cyprian, exited the vehicle and was apprehended without incident.

During the road side investigation, Deputies located 4 white pills that were believed to be Lortab and a small clear plastic bag containing a green leafy substance believed to be Marijuana in the suspects back pocket. In addition, Deputies discovered $1,303 in cash on Cyprian’s person. During a vehicle search, Deputies located a firearm which was later discovered to be reported stolen on 10.06.08 to the TPSO.

Christopher Cyprian, dob 2.2.82 of 310 Burton St. Hammond, LA was arrested and charged with possession of stolen property, driving w/o headlights and resisting arrest by flight.

TPSO - Narcotics Arrest

Sheriff Daniel Edwards reports:

On November 11, 2008 Tangipahoa Parish Narcotics Agents and Agents from The Drug Enforcement Administration conducted a narcotics related search warrant at the residence located 14396 Fred Clark Road Hammond, Louisiana. Over the last weeks Agents have purchased "CRACK" cocaine from inside the residence. During a search of the residence Agents found 19 grams of cocaine base "CRACK", pistols with the serial numbers removed, marijuana, powder cocaine and estacy. Both Walls and Dokes were arrested and booked into the Tangipahoa Parish Jail. The Drug Enforcement Administration is expected to pick up the charges on Clarence Walls Jr. Clarence Walls Jr. is currently on 5 years Federal Probation for Drug Trafficking.

Clarence Walls Jr. b/m dob 06/03/1973 14396 Fred Clark Road Hammond, Louisiana
Charge: Possession With Intent to Distribute Schedule II

Shantell Dokes b/f dob 10/19/1978 14396 Fred Clark Road Hammond, Louisiana
Charge: Possession of Schedule II

Clarence Walls III b/m dob 07/04/1991 14396 Fred Clark Road Hammond, Louisiana Was written a summons for Possession of Marijuana

Hammond Man Arrested

Hammond Man Arrested - Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Deputies arrest a man for breaking into an Albany residence.

On 11.09.08, Dy Danny Sharkey and Dy Kirby Varnado were dispatched to 10330 Illinois Jones Rd.- Albany, LA in response to a 911 call. Upon arrival, Dy Varnado spoke to the complainant who stated that he was asleep on the couch when he was awakened by the sound of someone trying to pry open his back door. Before he could reach the door, the suspect identified as Alvin Ray Patrick, had already entered the residence. The complainant continues to state that when Patrick saw he was home, he turned and ran back out of the door.

The complainant said that just moments after he placed the 911 call, TPSO Deputies arrived and were able to apprehend Patrick without incident. Deputies also found illegal narcotics in Patrick’s possession.

At this time, Patrick was informed that he was under arrest and transported to the TPSO jail for booking. Patrick was charge with unauthorized entry of an inhabited dwelling, simple possession of CDS I, and for three outstanding warrants (one theft charge, 1 FTA for 2 cts possession of drug paraphernalia and 2 counts of resisting arrest and 1 FTA for non-support).

Alvin Ray Patrick, 42
1596 Durbin Rd.
Hammond, LA

TPSO PSA - Internet Child Predators

TPSO PSA - Internet Child Predators - Internet Crimes Against Children Division

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

The Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office has begun a series of Internet Safety presentations for Tangipahoa Parish residents. These presentations teach attendees about the dangers that online activities pose to our children. Presentations have already been provided to students at Natalbany Elementary School and to parents at West Side Middle School in Amite.

The following is a list of upcoming presentations:

November 12, 2008 @ Nesom Elementary School, Independence, LA, --For students and parents.

November 14, 2008 @ the Tangipahoa Parish School System, Title I Parent Center, 1903 West Church Street, Hammond, LA. This presentation is for parents and grandparents. (adults only)

January 14, 2009 @ Midway Elementary School, Natalbany for parents, grandparents, faculty, and staff. (Adults only)

March 16, 2009 @ Loranger Elementary School during Family Technology Night. This presentation is for parents, grandparents, faculty and staff. (Adults only)

“The Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office is making every effort to educate students and adults about online exploitation of children and the dangers that lurk in the shadows of the Internet. These presentations are taught by detectives who investigate Internet crimes and they offer attendees an ‘eye opening’ glimpse into the online world. These presentations are part of the continuing mission of the Internet Crimes Against Children Division. That mission is to protect the children of Tangipahoa Parish by proactively capturing Internet child predators and teaching the public about Internet safety.” ----Sheriff Daniel Edwards

Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff Daniel Edwards provides these presentations free of charge to all schools, churches, and organizations in Tangipahoa Parish. To schedule a presentation contact Toby Aguillard at 985 902-2000 or by email at AguillardT@tpso.org.

CRIME STOPPERS

CRIME STOPPERS - 11.06.08 CRIME STOPPERS - The Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office is asking for your assistance in locating a maroon Chevy Lumina that may be connected to several burglaries that took place in the Kentwood / Tangipahoa area. During the week of October 13th, several daytime burglaries occurred between HWY 440, HWY 1057 and Troy Spears Rd. A maroon Chevy Lumina was spotted in each of the areas during the time the burglaries were reported.

Anyone having information regarding these burglaries is asked to please contact CRIME STOPPERS @ 800.554.5245 or TPSO Detective Raymond Foster Jr. @ 985.748.8147. 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.

TPSO Looking For Rodney Grabert

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

Hammond, LA - On Tuesday, November 04, 2008, Deputies Matthew Schliegelmeyer, Joseph Gasquet, Dustin McDonald, Michael Smith, and Sgt. Kimberly Moore went to 45237 Terral Rd. in reference to executing a warrant on one Rodney Paul Grabert.

Upon arrival, Deputies Schliegelmeyer, Gasquet, and Sgt. Moore knocked on the front door of the residence. A male subject answered the door and advised deputies that Rodney Grabert was inside. The subject gave deputies permission for them to enter the residence. As deputies were preparing to enter, Rodney opened his bedroom window, jumped out and began running. As he was jumping out of the window, deputies heard a female voice screaming "Go!" numerous times. Deputies pursued Grabert through an extremely thick briar patch for approximately 100 yards before loosing visual contact of him. Deputies continued to search the area but were unable to locate Grabert.

Upon returning to the residence, Deputy Schliegelmeyer witnessed the two females, Patricia Salinas and Mindy Watkins being taken into custody by Sgt. Moore. Through further investigation, deputies discovered that Patricia Salinas had previous knowledge that Grabert had felony warrants and FTA's for his arrest and was allowing Grabert to live at her residence. Salinas was also charged with La. R.S. 14:25, Accessory After the Fact and 14:133.1, Obstruction of Court Orders. Both Watkins and Salinas were additionally charged with La. R.S. 14:108, Resisting an Officer (Obstruction, Opposition, and Interference).

Deputy Schliegelmeyer pursued additional charges against Rodney Grabert and issued a warrant for La. R.S. 14:108, Resisting an Officer by Flight (Foot).

Wanted:
Rodney Paul Grabert, 38 of 11239 Tuttle Rd. Hammond, LA

Arrested:
Patricia Salinas, 43 of 45237 Terral Rd. Hammond, LA
Mindy Watkins, 22 of 49036 HWY 45 Robert, LA

TPSO Arrest Steven Warren

On November 4, 2008, the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office assisted the La State Police in the apprehension of Steven A. Warren. Warren was wanted in connection with the five alarm fire that occurred at St. Helena Central High School on 11.3.08.

On 11.4.08, the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office received an anonymous tip regarding Warren's whereabouts. Warren was arrested as the result of a traffic stop that occurred on HWY 1057 and HWY 450. Warren was arrested without incident and taken into custody.

Steven A. Warren, 4.27.78 of 37067 Tom Cryer Rd. was arrested and charged with one count of simple arson and one count of burglary by the La State Police.

CRIME STOPPERS

CRIME STOPPERS - The Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office is looking for a fugitive from St. Helena Parish

The Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office is asking for your assistance in locating Steven A. Warren, dob 4.27.78 of 37067 Tom Cryer Rd. in Mount Herman, LA. Warren is wanted in connection with a five alarm fire that occurred at St. Helena Central High School in Greensburg, LA. The TPSO believe that Warren is on the run and in Tangipahoa Parish.

The Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office along with CRIME STOPPERS is asking anyone knowing the whereabouts of Steven A. Warren to please contact CRIME STOPPERS @ 800.524.5245 or the TPSO at 985.345.6150.

Crime Stoppers is offering up to a $2,000.00 cash reward to anyone with information that would lead to the arrest of Warren.

CRIME STOPPERS - 800.524.5245. All tips through CRIME STOPPERS remain anonymous.

TPSO Deputies Make Arrest

SalinasHammond, LA - On Tuesday, November 04, 2008, Deputies Matthew Schliegelmeyer, Joseph Gasquet, Dustin McDonald, Michael Smith, and Sgt. Kimberly Moore went to 45237 Terral Rd. in reference to executing a warrant on one Rodney Paul Grabert.

Upon arrival, Deputies Schliegelmeyer, Gasquet, and Sgt. Moore knocked on the front door of the residence. A male subject answered the door and advised deputies that Rodney Grabert was inside. The subject gave deputies permission for them to enter the residence. As deputies were preparing to enter, Rodney opened his bedroom window, jumped out and began running. As he was jumping out of the window, deputies heard a female voice screaming "Go!" numerous times. Deputies pursued Grabert through an extremely thick briar patch for approximately 100 yards before loosing visual contact of him. Deputies continued to search the area but were unable to locate Grabert.

Upon returning to the residence, Deputy Schliegelmeyer witnessed the two females, Patricia Salinas and Mindy Watkins being taken into custody by Sgt. Moore. Through further investigation, deputies discovered that Patricia Salinas had previous knowledge that Grabert had felony warrants and FTA's for his arrest and was allowing Grabert to live at her residence. Salinas was also charged with La. R.S. 14:25, Accessory After the Fact and 14:133.1, Obstruction of Court Orders. Both Watkins and Salinas were additionally charged with La. R.S. 14:108, Resisting an Officer (Obstruction, Opposition, and Interference).

Deputy Schliegelmeyer pursued additional charges against Rodney Grabert and issued a warrant for La. R.S. 14:108, Resisting an Officer by Flight (Foot).

Wanted:
Rodney Paul Grabert, 38 of 11239 Tuttle Rd. Hammond, LA

Arrested:
Patricia Salinas, 43 of 45237 Terral Rd. Hammond, LA
Mindy Watkins, 22 of 49036 HWY 45 Robert, LA


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