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Missing Person

Missing Person

HAMMOND, LA - Sheriff Daniel Edwards announces that the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division is looking for one James Willis Cansler III.

Cansler was last seen January 1, 2006 in the Hammond area. Cansler is a 45 year old w/m, medium build with brown hair and blue eyes. Cansler is 5’10” tall and weighs approximately 180lbs.

Anyone knowing the whereabouts of Cansler is asked to please contact the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office attention Detective Dayle Athmann at 985.902.902.2032.

TPSO Visits Holy Ghost School

TPSO Visits Holy Ghost School - HAMMOND, LA – Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office Juvenile Detective Nick Vinterella visits Ms. Cindy Wagner’s 5th grade B-Quest Class at Holy Ghost School on Thursday Feb. 26, 2009.

Detective Vinterella shared with the children what happens on a crime scene and how a thorough investigation is conducted. The children we excited about the many opportunities in law enforcement and showered Detective Vinterella with brilliant questions.

Pictured:
Detective Vinterella

Back Row left to right: Meredith Drude, Britley Wells, Sydney Milton, Courtney Dawsey, Emily Owens and Roman Moschitta

Bottom Row left to right: Alyssa Anders, Chloe Chauvin, Reagan Greer, Cailin Sampery, Vinnie Rusciano, and Josh Ferrara

TPSO Agents arrest a man for leaving his child alone in a vehicle while shopping at a local grocery store

TPSO Agents arrest a man for leaving his child alone in a vehicle while shopping at a local grocery store - TPSO Agents arrest a man for leaving his child alone in a vehicle while shopping at a local grocery store.

AMITE, LA – Sheriff Daniel Edwards reports that on February 25, 2009 at approximately 9:00 PM, Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Narcotic Agents arrested Mikhyl Rendell Parnell in the Amite Winn Dixie parking lot for possession of Drug Paraphernalia, 4 FTA's and Child Desertion.

Agents were sitting in the parking lot when Mercury Mountaineer, driven by Mikhyl Rendell Parnell pulled into the parking lot. Parnell parked the vehicle and exited at which time Parnell went into the store. As Parnell pulled into the parking lot, Agents could see the vehicle was also occupied by a baby in a car seat. After Parnell went into the store, Agents approached the vehicle and could see a small child still sitting in the car seat. Several Agents stayed with the baby while another Agent went inside to get Parnell. Parnell was brought outside at which time he admitted that the child was six months old and he had just gone inside to purchase cigarettes.

Agents searched the vehicle and found a syringe above the visor. Parnell also had 4 outstanding warrants (Driving Under Suspension, Theft, Theft of Utilities and Trespassing) for his arrest. The mother of the child was brought to the scene at which time the six month old child was released into her custody.


Mikhyl Rendell Parnell w/m dob 03/30/1981
20168 Hwy. 16 Amite, Louisiana
Charges: 4 FTA's, Child Desertion and Drug Paraphernalia

CRIME STOPPERS

TICKFAW, LA - Sheriff Daniel Edwards reports that on Thursday 02-26-2009 at approximately 1:45 AM, Deputy Travis Graham of the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office was dispatched to 14145 Old Genesee Road in reference to a domestic disturbance in progress.

Upon Deputy Graham's arrival he met with the complainant / victim who stated that when her boyfriend Jermaine BROWN arrived home from work they engaged in an alrercation. The victim stated that during the altercation, BROWN walked over and slapped her, causing her to fall on the bed. The victim then stated that as she was trying to get up, BROWN jumped on top of her and began to punch her in the face with his fist. BROWN continued to become more aggressive before he finally got off of the victim and walked in the other room. As the victim followed BROWN into the kitchen, he pulled a black and silver kitchen knife from a drawer and threatened to kill her. BROWN chased the victim around the house until she was able to lock herself in a room and call 911.

Deputy Graham searched the residence and located the black and silver knife that BROWN held as he threatened the victim. Deputy Graham found and collected additional evidence and secured the scene. Deputy Graham then made several attempts to contact BROWN and finally spoke with him by phone. BROWN denied all allegations against him. Deputy Graham continued his efforts to make contact with BROWN through the night.

As a result of Deputy Graham’s investigation, the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office has issued warrants for BROWN’S arrest. Anyone knowing the whereabouts of BROWN is asked to please contact CRIME STOPPERS at 800.554.5245 or the TPSO at 985.345.6150.

Jermaine BROWN, 28 of 14145 Old Genesee Rd. in Tickfaw, LA is wanted on charges of simple battery, aggravated assault – domestic violence and sexual battery.

Armed Robbery Suspect Arrested

Armed Robbery Suspect Arrested - HAMMOND, LA – Sheriff Daniel Edwards of the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office reports that on 02-18-2009, Dy. Wiley Foster was dispatched to the Chevron Parking Lot at the intersection of Rufus Bankston and Wardline Rd. in reference to an Armed Robbery with a handgun.

Upon arrival, Dy. Foster came in contact with the complainant/victim who stated that an unknown black male wearing a black shirt and black shorts, asked him for a twenty dollar bill in exchange for a tens and two fives. When the victim began to remove his wallet from his pants, the black male subject took his wallet and ran north behind the apartments on Rufus Bankston Rd. The victim’s friend witnessed the male running into an empty apartment and began in pursuit of the subject. As the male subject was running, he threw the victim’s wallet behind an AC unit, then turned around and pointed a gun at him. The unknown male, later identified as Jamarcus KEYS, threatened to shoot him if he didn’t stop chasing him. KEYS then ran off into a wooded area.

Dy. Marshal Hayes alerted all responding units that the black male was last seen in the yard of a local resident. Dy. Foster and Dy. Hayes took up a position near the canal on Quick Blvd.. Dy. Hayes and Dy. Foster heard limbs braking as if someone was trying to walk through thick brush. Dy. Hayes and Dy. Foster position themselves once again near the canal so that they could clearly see the male subject exit the brush. Dy. Hayes and Dy. Foster commanded KEYS to lie down on the ground. KEYS complied and positioned his hands away from his body. AT this time, KEYS was transported to the TPSO Jail.

Through an ongoing investigation led by TPSO Detectives, KEYS, 18, of 1218 Willow Street in Hammond, LA was formally arrested and charged with aggravated robbery and armed robbery. A KEY also has open warrants with the Hammond Police Department and was on probation from the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office for indecent exposure.

TPSO Narcotics Arrest

PONCHATOULA, LA - Sheriff Daniel Edwards of the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office reports that on Monday February 23, 2009, Narcotics Agents arrested three subjects on narcotics charges.

Through an on going investigation led by the St. John’s Sheriff’s Office, TPSO Narcotics Agents learned that the three subjects identified as Tori True, Ricardo Ali and Linda Works would be traveling into Tangipahoa Parish with the intention to purchase/possess schedule four narcotics. Agents were able to locate the vehicle traveling into the Ponchatoula area and initiated a traffic stop in the Winn Dixie parking lot. During the roadside investigation, Agents found 1.5 Dilaudid, one syringe and a scale. Agents also believe that one of the suspects ingested several illegal narcotic pills as they were being pulled over by Agents.

The following were arrested and transported to the TPSO Jail where they were booked and charged accordingly.

1. Tori True, 2.15.83 of 24074 Lee’s Landing of Ponchatoula, LA was charged with possession of schedule IV drugs.
2. Ricardo Ali, 10.3.81 of 45353 Obee Stevens Rd. in Robert, LA was charged with conspiracy to possess schedule IV narcotics.
3. Linda Works, 4.13.64 of 49071 Stafford Rd. in Tickfaw, La was charged with to possess schedule IV narcotics.

Family of Four Rescued After Canoe Capsizes in the Tangipahoa River

Family of Four Rescued After Canoe Capsizes in the Tangipahoa River

KENTWOOD, LA – Sheriff Daniel Edwards reports that on February 23, 2009 at approximately 8:00 PM, Lt. Blaine Sanders was notified that a family of four was canoeing in the Tangipahoa River when their canoe capsized. The riders were stranded on a sandbar somewhere between Hwy 38 and Hwy 440.

Lt. Sanders immediately responded to Hwy. 440 at the Tangipahoa River Bridge where he met with the Acadian Ambulance Ground Unit. Lt. Sanders then requested and arranged for Air Med. Services to respond in an attempt to locate the subjects by air. The rescue teams from the Kentwood, Amite and Osyka Fire Departments and the Tangipahoa Parish OEP also arrived and provided support. Acadian Air Med Services soon located the subjects by air and notified ground support. At this time, TPSO Deputy Jimmy Travis was able to retrieve an aerial image to pinpoint the exact location of the stranded subjects. The rescue team then launched a boat in the river in an attempt to reach the subjects. At the same time, the Kentwood Fire Department rescue team and near by resident George Ricks accessed the area by land via four wheelers. The ground crew soon made contact with the stranded subjects and were able to transport all subjects to safety.

We are pleased to report that all four subjects were found to be in good condition. Acadian Ambulance Paramedics assessed each victim and released them without further treatment.

Aggravated Battery

PONCHATOULA, LA – Sheriff Daniel Edwards reports that on Tuesday, February 25, 2009, Deputies Matthew Schliegelmeyer and Nick Bruhn were dispatched to 19444 Sisters Rd. in reference to an aggravated battery by cutting.

Upon arrival, deputies observed a male subject, later identified as the complainant/victim, standing in the driveway as a vehicle was backing out from under the carport. Once the driver of the vehicle, Donna JUST, spotted TPSO deputies approaching, she stopped and exited the vehicle. At this time, Deputies detained Just in order to begin the investigation.

Deputies spoke with victim who advised he and Donna had been drinking when a verbal altercation began. During the altercation, JUST armed herself with a utility knife and attacked him. JUST then cut the victim on the top of his left hand. When Deputies spoke with Just, she stated that her behavior resulted after the victim slapped her in the face during the argument. At this time, she armed herself with a knife and accidentally cut the victim on his hand as he was attempting to disarm her.

Acadian Ambulance arrived and treated the victim for his injuries and then transported him to North Oaks Medical Center for further medical treatment.

Deputies transported Donna JUST, 47 of 19444 Sisters Rd. in Ponchatoula, LA to the TPSO Parish Jail where she booked accordingly for La R.S. 14:34.7 D, Aggravated Second Degree Battery Domestic.

Domestic Dispute

LORANGER, LA – Sheriff Daniel Edwards of the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office reports that on Thursday 02/19/2009, Dy. Ashley Adams and Dy. Jonathan Williams were dispatched to 50110 Hwy 445 in reference to a domestic dispute.

Upon arrival, Dy. Adams met the complainant who stated that her husband, Paul Ronald Livaudais came home after drinking all day and began demanding that she leave the residence. Livaudais progressively became more aggressive as time went by. Livaudais’s six year old son witnessed this behavior and became very upset. The complainant repeatedly asked Livaudais to stop. She then ran into the bedroom in an attempt to escape his aggression. Livaudais followed the complainant and began to beat and kick on the door. He eventually busted the door off the hinges and made his way into the room. He began to strike the victim several times with closed fists. Thankfully, the victim was able to call the TPSO when she first ran into the room. At this time, units were already in route.

When Deputies arrived, they walked into the residence to make contact with Livaudais. By this time, Livaudais was holding a Ruger Blackhawk .45 cal Handgun in his right hand. Deputy Adams immediately began instructing Livaudais to put the gun down. He refused. He just kept shouting obesities at Deputies. Deputies kept speaking with Livaudais as they kept the victim and the six yr old child in sight. Livaudais eventually gave in and threw the hand gun on the sofa. At this time, Deputies quickly apprehended Livaudais without further incident.

Livaudais, 45 of 50110 Hwy. 445 in Loranger, LA was then transported to the TPSO Jail where he was booked and charged with disturbing the peace, aggravated assault, simple battery / domestic violence and resisting arrest.

TPSO High Speed Chase

TPSO Arrest A Natalbany Man For Fleeing From Deputies

INDEPENDENCE, LA - Sheriff Daniel Edwards reports that on 2.18.09, at approximately 3:00 AM, Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office Lt. Richard Lindsey was traveling southbound on U.S. 51 in Independence, LA. when he clocked a 2000 Cadillac bearing LA plate RZK-503 at a speed of 90 Mph in a 55 Mph speed zone. Lt. Lindsey activated his emergency light and siren, turned around and began in purist traveling north on U.S.51. As Lt. Lindsey approached the vehicle, the driver refused to bring the vehicle to a stop. Lt. Lindsey followed behind the vehicle at a speed of approx .90 Mph. The pursuit continued for about 2 miles north bound on U.S.51. As the vehicle approached assisting units from the Louisiana State Police just south of Amite, the driver was forced to bring the vehicle to a stop. At this time TPSO Dy. David Copeland arrived on scene to assist. The driver identified as Chad Perkins exited the vehicle and was taken into custody. Lt. Lindsey questioned Perkins as to why he was traveling so fast and why he neglected to stop. Perkins simply replied that he was in a hurry.

Chad Perkins, 23 of 15294 Hwy 1064 in Natalbany, LA was arrested and charged with traveling at an unsafe speed for road conditions, driving with a suspended license, resisting arrest by flight and for having 1 outstanding warrant – FTA.

Narcotics Arrest

Narcotics Arrest - INDEPENDENCE, LA – Sheriff Daniel Edwards reports that on February 18, 2009, Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Narcotic Agents arrested Robert Joseph Bridges for possession with intent to distribute schedule I and schedule II narcotics while in possession of a firearm.

Agents received information that Bridges was in possession of several pounds of marijuana and several grams of crack cocaine. Agents obtained a signed search warrant for the residence located at 14089 Lathers Lane Independence, Louisiana. During a search of the residence agents found BRIDGES with approximately 3 pounds of marijuana and approximately 1/2 ounce of crack cocaine. Agents also found a semi-automatic pistol in BRIDGES bedroom. BRIDGES is from Texas and has previously been arrested for marijuana.

Robert Joseph Bridges b/m dob 10/10/1983

14089 Lathers Lane Independence, Louisiana

Charge: R.S. 14:95 E Possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance While in Possession of a Firearm

TPSO Make Arrest After High Speed Chase

TPSO Arrest A Natalbany Man For Fleeing From Deputies

INDEPENDENCE, LA - Sheriff Daniel Edwards reports that on 2.18.09, at approximately 3:00 AM, Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office Lt. Richard Lindsey was traveling southbound on U.S. 51 in Independence, LA. when he clocked a 2000 Cadillac bearing LA plate RZK-503 at a speed of 90 Mph in a 55 Mph speed zone. Lt. Lindsey activated his emergency light and siren, turned around and began in purist traveling north on U.S.51. As Lt. Lindsey approached the vehicle, the driver refused to bring the vehicle to a stop. Lt. Lindsey followed behind the vehicle at a speed of approx .90 Mph. The pursuit continued for about 2 miles north bound on U.S.51. As the vehicle approached assisting units from the Louisiana State Police just south of Amite, the driver was forced to bring the vehicle to a stop. At this time TPSO Dy. David Copeland arrived on scene to assist. The driver identified as Chad Perkins exited the vehicle and was taken into custody. Lt. Lindsey questioned Perkins as to why he was traveling so fast and why he neglected to stop. Perkins simply replied that he was in a hurry.

Chad Perkins, 23 of 15294 Hwy 1064 in Natalbany, LA was arrested and charged with traveling at an unsafe speed for road conditions, driving with a suspended license, resisting arrest by flight and for having 1 outstanding warrant – FTA.

School Bus Crash

School Bus Crash - School Bus Crash On Airport Rd.

HAMMOND, LA - Sheriff Daniel Edwards reports that on Wednesday 2.18.09, TPSO Deputy Mike Kazerooni investigated a crash that occurred on Airport Rd. where an unoccupied school bus ran into a gas pump at a truck stop.

In the afternoon hours of 2.18.09, an unoccupied school bus was traveling south on airport road when an unidentified red 18 wheeler pulled into the path of the bus. This event caused the driver of the bus to break in an attempt to avoid impact. The bus then veered into the driveway of the PT Truck Stop. At this time, the breaks on the bus failed causing the bus to impact with a gas pump. Employee’s inside of the convenient store heard the sound of the impact and immediately disabled the fuel pumps. A small fire occurred, however the driver escaped with only minor injuries.

TPSO Internet Sting Operation

HAMMOND, LA - Sheriff Daniel Edwards reports the following:

Over the past few weeks, Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s detectives partnering with Saint John Parish Sheriff’s detectives have worked with the following area law enforcement agencies in arresting five men on computer related crimes against children:

Southeastern Louisiana University Police Department
Kenner Police Department
Louisiana Attorney General’s Office
Louisiana State Police
Louisiana Probation & Parole
United States Secret Service

The arrests are a result of an “Internet Sting Operation” which was hosted by the Southeastern Louisiana University Police Department. Participating officers were provided with online undercover operations training by Tangipahoa and St. John Parish Sheriff’s detectives before beginning proactive online operations. The purpose of the operation was to proactively identify and arrest those who are using the Internet to sexually exploit children.

“During this sting operation, detectives were engaged in two types of proactive online investigations. Detectives were posing online as little children in an effort to capture Internet predators and detectives were also monitoring images of child pornography as they were being traded over the Internet to people in Tangipahoa Parish. Both investigative methods have lead to arrests.” ---Sheriff Daniel Edwards

The following men were arrested:

CHRISTOPER P. THOMAS
1317 Harrison Avenue
McComb, MS 39648
DOB: 10/14/66
Charges: Computer aided solicitation of a minor for sexual purposes (14:81.3)
Pornography involving juveniles (14:81.1)

THOMAS contacted a person on the Internet that he had reason to believe was an underage female from Hammond, Louisiana. During the course of the chat conversation, THOMAS arranged to meet the little girl at a Hammond business for sexual contact. Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s detectives arrested THOMAS upon his arrival at the business and discovered that THOMAS was also chatting with a Kenner Police detective who was also posing as a little girl.

In the subsequent investigation, detectives have located images of child pornography on THOMAS’ home and work computers. As a result, THOMAS was arrested and charged in Tangipahoa Parish with violating Louisiana’s child pornography statute and will likely face similar charges in Pike County Mississippi. THOMAS has also been charged in Acadia Parish and Jefferson Parish as a result of separate investigations conducted by the Kenner Police Department and Louisiana Attorney General’s Office.

JAMES DUSTIN SMITH
1028 Tanglr Briar
Baton Rouge, LA 70810
DOB: 09/15/81
Charges:
Computer-aided Solicitation of a Minor for Sexual Purposes (14:81.3) Attempted Pornography Involving a Juvenile (14:81.1) Contributing to the Delinquency of a Juvenile (14:92) Indecent Behavior with a Juvenile (14:81)

SMITH was arrested after he contacted a detective online who was posing as a little girl and engaged in sexually explicit chat conversation. During the online conversation, SMITH requested that the “little girl” take and send him sexually explicit pictures of herself. Louisiana State Police detectives arrested SMITH and booked him into the Tangipahoa Parish Jail on the above listed charges.

LOUIS EDWARD OLINDE
9886 Eve Drive,
Denham Springs, LA 70726
DOB: 04/24/70
Charge: Computer aided solicitation of a minor for sexual purposes (14:81.3)


ANTHONY E. RUSSANO
415 J J Lane,
Covington, LA 70433
DOB: 09/17/67
Charge: Computer aided solicitation of a minor for sexual purposes (14:81.3)

In two separate investigations, OLINDE and RUSSANO were arrested after they contacted detectives online who were posing as little girls and engaged in sexually explicit chat conversations. During the online conversations, OLINDE and RUSSANO exposed themselves to the “little girls” via their live web cameras. Both men were booked into the Tangipahoa Parish Jail on the above listed charge.


MARTY ALLEN BELL
23226 Pecan Grove Drive
Robert, LA 70455
DOB: 09/27/60
Charge: Pornography involving juveniles (14:81.1)

A proactive online investigation lead detectives to BELL after detectives traced child pornography to BELL’S computer. After making contact with BELL, detectives conducted and onsite forensic examination of BELL’S computer hard drive which revealed the presence of multiple images and videos that depicted children being sexually abused. BELL was arrested and booked into the Tangipahoa Parish Jail on the above listed charge.

Detectives traced child pornography to an additional location in Tangipahoa Parish which led to an additional arrest; however details of that case will not be released at this time due to the pending investigation.

“Once again we are seeing the benefit of having area law enforcement agencies work together to identify and capture child predators. As a result of these partnerships, we are creating a safer environment for our children when they use the Internet.” ---- Sheriff Daniel Edwards.

R.A.D.

R.A.D. - The Tangipahoa parish Sheriff’s Office would like to acknowledge the women of the First United Methodist Church in Amite, LA for completing their first session of the RAD (Rape Aggression Defense) program. Pictured are Deputy Stacie Newson and Martha Alexander practicing a RAD defense technique.

To learn more about the Sheriff’s Office RAD program, please visit ww.TPSO.org.

Fatal Crash Takes The Life of A Ponchatoula Resident

Fatal Crash Takes The Life of A Ponchatoula Resident - Ponchatoula, LA - Sheriff Daniel Edwards reports that at approximately 12:50 AM, on February 14, 2009, the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office investigated a one vehicle crash that occurred on South Range Road @ Beacon Road which resulted in the death of a Ponchatoula resident.

A 2001 Ford Pick-Up truck was traveling north bound on Range Road when it left failed to navigate a curve in the roadway. The vehicle traveled off the road, entered a deep ditch, hit a culvert and flipped several time before coming to rest. While the pickup was flipping, one of the occupants was ejected from the vehicle.

Andy Clarke of 22354 Hwy 22 Ponchatoula, DOB- 07/18/1958 (50 years old), was ejected from the vehicle and pronounced dead at the scene by TP Coroner’s Deputy Tom Terrell. The other occupants, Cheyenne Joiner of 41909 Eli Joiner Road in Ponchatoula, Joshua McCrain of #11 Jennifer Court in Mandeville and Tod Joiner of 41628 River Road in Ponchatoula were all taken to North Oaks Medical Center for treatment. Two of the occupants have been released from the hospital. One occupant remains at North Oaks for further treatment of the injuries sustained from the crash.

It is unclear at this time of who was actually driving the vehicle at the time of the crash. Alcohol involvement is suspected and blood test results are pending. It is also believed that the occupants were not wearing seatbelts at the time of the crash.


*Pictured: Acadian Ambulance Paramedic (white shirt, green pants) and two Ponchatoula Fireman first responders.

Search For Missing Horseback Rider

Tangipahoa, LA - Sheriff Daniel Edwards reports that on February 15, 2009, Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office Sgt. Michael Christmas was dispatched to LA 440 at the Tangipahoa River Bridge in reference to a call for service. Sgt. Christmas was advised by a concerned fisherman that he observed a horse with a bridal and full saddle floating in the river. He further stated that the horse appeared to have gotten tangled in debris approximately 500 yards south of the bridge and drowned.

At this point, locating the rider and preserving the integrity of the river became top priority. TPSO Deputy Ronnie Harper, Water Patrol Division and Detective Jill Hutchinson of the Mounted Division were called on scene to provide additional support. Upon their arrival, deputies began to canvases the area in an effort to locate the horse and rider. After exhausting all efforts in the search, deputies learned that Kenneth Ballard of S. River Rd. was seen riding a horse in the area on Feb. 14, 2009. Deputies went to Ballard’s home to check on his welfare. Ballard was not at his residence at the time. A neighbor stated that she had not seen Ballard since the early hours of 02.14.09. After further investigation, deputies learned that while Ballard was attempting to walk his horse across the river, it suddenly got spooked, became unruly and eventually drowned. Deputies also received reports that Ballard was unharmed during this incident

Deputies were soon able to make Ballard who confirmed the events that occurred on 02.14.09. Once confirming that the rider was safe and unharmed, Deputies called off the search.

TPSO Young Marine Academy

TPSO Young Marine Academy - TPSO Young Marines Recruit Training Academy

Sheriff Daniel Edwards announces that the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office Young Marine Program is currently accepting applications for the Young Marines Recruit Training Academy. The program will begin March 26, 2009. The Young Marines Program is a youth education and service program for children between the ages of eight and seventeen (or upon high school graduation). This program promotes the mental, moral and physical development of its members. The TPSO Young Marine instructors act as positive role models by incorporating and instilling the values of honesty, fairness, courage, respect, loyalty, dependability, attention to duty, love of God, family and fidelity to our country into all aspects of everyday life.

Space is limited. We encourage parents to submit their completed applications to the TPSO before the deadline of March 16th of 2009. Applications are available at the Hammond Substation on 15475 Club Deluxe Rd in Hammond, LA. Please feel free to contact TPSO Young Marine Unit Commander Nick Vinterella at 985-902-2046 or 985-902-2011 if you have any questions.

www.tpso.org

TPSO Trail Ride

Saddle Up for the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office Mounted Division’s annual Trail Ride and event!!

o Where – The Fluker Fire Tower Hunting Club - Hwy 10 West, one mile west of 1-55.

o When - March 13 – 15, 2009

The trail ride begins Saturday March 14th promptly at 9:30 AM. The cost is $15.00 per rider and $10.00 for children under 12. This includes trail ride, dinner and live music. Horses and wagons are welcome!

All proceeds will benefit the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office Mounted Division.

Please mark your calendars! We look forward to seeing you there.

For more information, please contact Jill at 985.902.2013

Report of Shots Fired

Sheriff Daniel Edwards reports that the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office is asking for your assistance in locating Byron Robinson (b/m age 26) of 43263 Tillman of Hammond, LA. Robinson is wanted for aggravated assault with a firearm.

HAMMOND, LA - On February 12, 2009 at approximately 8:00 PM, Deputy Eady was dispatched to Stevenson Lane in reference to a disturbance with reported shots were fired. As Deputy Eady arrived he was confronted by a female screaming that people were shooting down the street and she believed someone was shot. She then pointed to a large crowd of people gathered in a circle. Deputy Eady and Lt. Richard Lindsey made their way to the crowd and attempted to regain order. At this time, Deputies that the suspect, Byron Robinson pulled out a gun and began firing into the crowd. He fired in the direction of which several people were standing, including children. Robinson’s behavior occurred as the result of an altercation he had with another male subject. It was stated that the male subject refused to fight with Robinson so he pulled out a gun and began firing. There were no reports of injuries.

Deputies located several shell casings and place them into evidence. Sgt. Steven Redmond, Deputies David Copeland, Bobby Guy and Travis Graham went to Robinson’s last know address in an attempt to locate him. Their attempts were unsuccessful. At this time, the TPSO is asking anyone knowing the whereabouts of Byron Robinson to please contact CRIME STOPPERS at 800.554.5245 or the TPSO 985.345.6150.

Two Arrested For Gambling

WilliamsSheriff Daniel Edwards of the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office reports that on February 11, 2009 two men were arrested for gambling in the streets of Amite, LA.

In the evening hours of 2.11.09, TPSO Agents were traveling on Richardson Street in Amite when they observed two male subjects standing the middle of the roadway. Agents observed the two subjects had cash in their hands and were rolling dice on the ground. As soon as Agents approached the suspects and identified themselves one of the subjects, Johnny McKnight, began to run and flee from Agents. Agents quickly caught up with McKnight and attempted to apprehend him. Mc Knight did not comply with Agents requests and continued to resist arrest. Agents used a burst of pepper spray on Mc Knight in order to get him under control. He was then taken into custody without further incident.

The second subject Moriel Monte Williams was apprehended without incident. Both subjects were transported to the TPSO Jail where they were booked and properly charged for their offenses.

Johnny McKnight, 8.6.73 of 507 W. Magnolia St. of Amite, LA was arrested on charges of gambling and resisting arrest.

Moriel M. Williams, 3.15.78 of 509 W. Pine Street of Amite La. was arrested and charged with illegal gambling.

Vehicle Recovery

ThreetonHAMMOND, LA - Sheriff Daniel Edwards of the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office reports that on February 9, 2009, Dy. Mike Moore was stationed on I-12 eastbound when he observed a vehicle heading west at a high rate of speed. Dy. Moore activated a stationary radar and confirmed that the vehicle was traveling at a speed of 95 mph. Dy. Moore also observed that the vehicle, a white Suzuki Sport utility vehicle, matched the description of a vehicle which was reported stolen earlier this same day.

At this time, Dy. Moore crossed the median and began in pursuit of the vehicle. Still traveling westbound, Dy. Moore notified Dy. Henry Neihaus for assistance. Dy. Neihaus was then able to intercept the vehicle at the Pumpkin Center Rd. overpass and pull in behind the vehicle. Deputies Moore and Neihaus activated emergency lights and initiated the traffic stop at the Livingston Parish line. The vehicle displayed Louisiana License plate RSD 715 which confirmed that this was the vehicle that was reported stolen on 2.9.09. Dy. Moore then began giving loud verbal commands for the occupants of the vehicle to show their hands and place them on the roof. Dy. Moore then ordered the driver, identified as Taylor Threeton, to exit the vehicle. Dy. Moore was able to take Threeton into custody without incident. Dy. Neihaus ordered the passengers, Dustin Hoyt and Jordon Hoyt to exit the vehicle. Both passengers complied and were taken into custody without incident.

During questioning, all subjects denied having knowledge that the vehicle was stolen. Threeton advised that he borrowed the vehicle from a friend earlier that day.

After the suspects were taken into custody, Dy. Neihaus made contact with the registered owner of the vehicle. The vehicle was then returned safely to the owner.

Dy. Moore transported the three suspects to the parish Jail where they were booked accordingly for their offenses.

Taylor Threeton, 19 of 27400 Fekete Rd. in Albany was charged with 1 ct. possession of a stolen property, driving under suspension, and speeding 95/70.

Dustin Hoyt, 18 of 38420 Dickerson Lane in Ponchatoula, LA was arrested and charged with 1 ct of possession of stolen property.

Jordon Hoyt, 18 of 28420 James Chapel Rd. in Holden, LA was arrested and charged with 1 ct. possession of a stolen property.

Drive By Shooting

SHERIFF DANIEL EDWARDS REPORTS THE FOLLOWING:

HAMMOND, LA - On Tuesday, February 10, 2009, at approximately 9:30 PM, Deputy Joseph Gasquet was dispatched to 12575 Shady Grove Loop in reference to reports of gunfire near a residence. Deputy Dustin McDonald also responded to this call for service.

Upon Deputy Gasquet's arrival he was met with the complainant who stated that she was sleeping in her bedroom when she was awakened by the sound of gunfire outside of her home. She then called the 911 to report the incident. The complainant then stated that when she exited her residence, she observed that her home had been struck by apparent gunfire. The complainant immediately gathered her children ran to a near by residence.

Deputy Gasquet observed approximately 20 impacts on the front area of the complainant’s residence that appeared to be a result of gunfire. Deputy Gasquet also observed multiple impacts from the gunfire on the interior walls of the residence. Deputy Gasquet is pleased to report that no injuries occurred as a result of this shooting.

Deputy Gasquet made contact with a subject walking on Shady Grove Loop who advised that a dark in color, possibly black or blue, 1998 extended cab Chevrolet pickup truck was driving in front of the victim’s residence at the time the gunfire began. The subject believed to have heard approximately 13 gunshots.

Sergeant Kim Moore and Detective Kenny Schliegelmeyer arrived on scene to take over the investigation.

At this time, the investigation is on going. Detectives are asking anyone having information regarding this shooting to please contact CRIME STOPPERS at 800.554.5245 or the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office at 985.902.2030. All tips through CRIME STOPPERS remain anonymous.

Suspect Misrepresents Himself During Booking

Amite, LA - On January 26, 2009, the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office arrested Terry Don Sullivan for a DWI offense. At the time of his arrest, Terry Don Sullivan misrepresented himself as his brother, Stanley Sullivan.

On 2.06.09, Terry Don Sullivan, 9.20.58 of 20275 Lowery Lane in Amite, LA was arrested and additionally charged with misrepresentation during booking. The charges from the 1.24.09 arrest still stand against T. D. Sullivan. These charges include driving while intoxicated - second offense, careless operation, and driving under suspension.

Original Release dated 1.26.09:

Amite, LA - On Saturday January 24, 2009, TPSO Sgt. Carter arrested Stanley Sullivan, 51 of 26810 Friendship Rd. in Walker, LA for driving under the influence of alcohol.

The suspect was observed traveling westbound utilizing both lanes of traffic on Hwy. 16 in Amite. Officer Ordeneaux of the Amite PD made the initial traffic stop of the suspect. Upon arrival, Sgt. Carter could smell a strong odor of alcohol coming from the suspect. Sgt. Carter performed the standardized field sobriety test on the suspect which he failed to complete.

Sgt. Carter’s roadside investigation resulted in the arrest of Sullivan on charges of driving while intoxicated - second offense, careless operation, and driving under suspension.

TPSO Arrest Unruly Suspect

TPSO Arrest Unruly Suspect - HAMMOND, LA – Sheriff Daniel Edwards of the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office reports that on February 10, 2009 at approximately 11:00 PM, Deputy Eady initiated a traffic stop on a white Buick Road Master at the corner of Tillman Park and Stevens Lane. A short time later Deputies Copeland and Hensarling initiated a traffic stop on a maroon Ford Courier which was parked in the roadway just west of Deputy Eady's location on Stevens Lane.

Upon completion of Deputy Eady's traffic stop, he proceeded to walk to Deputies David Copeland and Gregory Hensarling. At this time, Deputies learned that the subject in the Ford Courier, Courtney McGee, had an outstanding warrant out for his arrest. After learning this, Deputy Copeland then asked McGee to step out of the vehicle. McGee refused to comply with Deputy’s request. McGee then tried to put his vehicle in gear and flee from Deputies. Deputies Eady, Copeland and Hensarling grabbed McGee to remove him from the vehicle.

Once Deputies had McGee out of the vehicle he began to violently resist arrest by screaming and aggressively swinging his arms and kicking Deputies with his legs. A brief struggle occurred between McGee and Deputies. McGee was then handcuffed and placed into the patrol unit. Once inside the unit, McGee tried to escape from the passenger’s side window causing Deputies to grab him by the waist and assist him out of the rear window. Still trying to flee, McGee continued to aggressively resist Deputies to avoid being placed back in the patrol unit. Once McGee was in custody, he was placed in leg restrains for his safety and the safety of our Deputies.

McGee was then transported to the TPSO Jail where he was booked and charged with 1 failure to appear warrant for non - support, 3 counts of battery on a police officer, 3 counts of revisiting arrest and attempted simple escape.

Courtney McGee, 38 of 807 E. Louisiana Ave, Hammond, LA.

Reserve Academy

The Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office is actively recruiting for Reserve Deputies. We will be accepting applications until February 28, 2009.

The TPSO Reserve Academy will begin in March 2009. Classes are every Monday, Tuesday and Thursday evenings and specified weekends for a total of 320 hours. Space is limited; we are only able to accept a limited number of applicants.

Please contact the TPSO at 985-902-2042 if you have any questions.

You may download an application from our website www.tpso.org or apply in person at the TPSO - 14575 Club Deluxe Road, Hammond, LA.

Missing Teen

February, 9, 2009 UPDATE

Sheriff Daniel Edwards of the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office reports that on 02.09.09 law enforcement agencies in Chicago, Illinois located Angela Squatrito, the missing teen from Independence, LA. Thanks to the assistance of the United States Marshals Office and all other law enforcement agnecies, Angela is safe and said to be doing well. Authorities are speaking with the family to arrange for her safe return home. At this time, Christopher Jones, 45 of Viola Lane in Independence, LA is in custody and awaiting extradition to Tangipahoa Parish. This investigation is on going at this time. We will keep updated as we receive additional information. Charges in this investigation are still pending.

Thank you for your continued support.

Original News Release February 2, 2009

Sheriff Daniel Edwards of the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office is asking for your assistance in locating a teenager who was reported missing on Sunday February 1, 2009.

Independence, LA - It is reported that Angela Squatrito, 15 of Independence, LA was last seen Sunday afternoon in Salem, Illinois at around 3:30 PM with a 45 year old black male subject identified as Christopher Jones. Jones, 45 lives in Independence, LA is said to have known the child and her family. Jones and the young female were last spotted leaving a Salem gas station in a red 2001 Ford F-150, license plate bearing X468264. This vehicle was reported stolen by Jones’s employer the same day the child was reported missing.

This case initially began as a possible runaway, however through further investigation we believe that Angela may be being held against her will. It is stated that Angela Squatrito did not leave a note, take any clothing or contact anyone to let them know she was leaving.

At this time, the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office is treating this case seriously and will aggressively take any action needed to assure Angela’s safe return. Angela Squatrito is reported as critically missing on the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children’s website. Please visit www.missingkids.com <http://www.missingkids.com/> for more information.

Angela Squatrito, 15 is a w/f, 5’5” tall with blue eyes and brown hair. Angela weighs approximately 150 pounds.

Christopher Jones, dob 6.12.63 is a b/m, light complexion, approximately 5’8” tall. He is said to be of a medium build with brown eyes and black hair. Jones’s last known address is on Viola Lane in Independence, LA.

TPSO Make Arrest Thanks to A Concerned Citizen

Sheriff Daniel Edwards of the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office acknowledges a concerned citizen for calling to report an erratic driver and then following the suspect until Deputies arrived.

AMITE, LA - At approximately 3:30 PM on February 3, 2009, Dy. David Copeland was dispatched to Bennett Rd in Amite, LA in reference to a white male driving a 1997 Chrysler Bearing LA H-284390. Dy. Copeland was advised that an anonymous caller witnessed the 1997 Chrysler run off the road several time and eventually stuck a mail box.

Dy. Copeland while patrolling the area learned that the caller followed the suspect into a gas station on LA 16 in Amite. As Dy. Copeland approached the store, he noticed the suspect exiting the gas station onto the roadway, crossing LA 16 and pulling into a near by parking lot. Dy. Copeland activated his emergency lights and stopped the vehicle. Dy. Copeland asked the driver, identified as James Erskine Wactor Jr., to exit the vehicle. Upon coming into contact with the driver, Dy. Copeland detected a strong odor of burnt Marijuana coming from the suspect. Dy. Copeland asked the suspect if he had been driving the vehicle carelessly on Bennett Rd.. The suspect advised that he was and that he ran off the road several times and hit a mailbox. Dy. Copeland then asked the suspect if he had any kind of illegal narcotics on him. The suspect advised yes, that he had some personal use marijuana in his possession. Dy. Copeland located a clear plastic bag containing a green leafy substance believed to be marijuana in the suspect right front pants pocket. At this time, Deputy Copeland took Wactor, 7.06.86 of 59527 N. Cooper Rd. in Amite, LA, into custody. Wactor was then transported to the TPSO Jail where he was properly booked and charged with careless operation of a vehicle and possession of schedule I narcotics.

Suspect Leads TPSO On High Speed Chase

HAMMOND, LA - Sheriff Daniel Edwards reports that the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office arrests an Oklahoma man fleeing from deputies.

On the date of February 3, 2009, Sgt. Steven Redmond was advised via the radio that the Independence Police Department was in active vehicle pursuit of a suspect south bound on I-55 approaching the Hammond area. Sgt. Redmond and Deputy David Copeland were in the area of Wardline and I-55 when they received the call. Sgt. Redmond and Deputy Copeland set up a tactical position near I-55 to quickly provide aid to IPD. Deputy John Eady was also in the area and joined Sgt. Redmond awaiting the IPD at Wardline. IPD advised that he and the suspect’s vehicle were approaching the Wardline overpass. Sgt. Redmond was able to make visual contact with the Suspect’s vehicle and the IPD Units at this time. All TPSO units remained stationary until the point the suspect vehicle could not use the I-55 South Bound ramp to Wardline and the Suspect vehicle continued South on I-55. As the IPD units went under the overpass, Sgt. Redmond and Deputy Copeland activated overhead warning lights and sirens then entered onto I-55 South Bound behind both IPD units and the suspect’s vehicle. Deputy Eady maintained a safe distance however not out of range to provide support if needed. Sgt. Redmond took command of all radio traffic at this time due to IPD and TPSO using the same radio frequency. Sgt. Redmond advised dispatch that the suspect was operating the vehicle at any given time between 90 and 100 mph. Sgt. Redmond also advised of light traffic conditions as the suspect continued to refuse to stop for both Law Enforcement Agencies. Sgt. Redmond advised via radio that the suspect was swerving in and out of the paths of IPD and other innocent citizens. Sgt Redmond advised that suspect’s vehicle left the roadway on numerous occasions. Sgt. Redmond gave speed and markers at all possible locations as to keep all possible assisting units and dispatch advised of the last location in case needed. As TPSO units approached the Parish of ST. John. Sgt. Redmond advised dispatch to advised ST. John SO and that at the Manchac exit. Deputy Eady was advised to cancel all involvement in the attempted apprehension and set up a tactical positions in that area if suspect some how made his was back. As TPSO arrived at Manchac, Deputy Eady exited and advised Sgt. Redmond he was holding his position, Sgt. Redmond gave verbal orders to Deputy Copeland to continue South with Sgt. Redmond as TPSO was going to maintain contact with IPD until ST. John SO could assume a support roll. As Sgt. Redmond approached the Ruddock area, the Louisiana State Police advised that Troopers from Troop B had set up spike stripes at the Ruddock exit and Sgt. Redmond could see the Unit lights ahead. Sgt. Redmond advised IPD and TPSO units to stand down as to allow for deployment of the spikes. At this point LA State Trooper was able to successfully deploy spikes, and the suspect did run over the spikes. The suspect exited the South Bound Ramp of I-55 to Ruddock, ran though the stop sign at the end of the ramp, passed in between the guard rail on the west side of the roadway, and crashed into the trees.

Sgt. Redmond advised all units that K-9 Bart was being deployed and Sgt. Redmond exited his unit with K-9 Bart on lead. Sgt. Redmond approached the crashed suspect vehicle with caution using K-9 Bart and Sgt. Redmond's firearm as cover because it was advised that the suspect did have a firearm in the vehicle. Sgt. Redmond was able to make visual contact with the suspect in the vehicle and could see the suspect lying across the center console. Sgt. Redmond provides cover with K-9 Bart as other Officers opened the door of the vehicle and were able to take the suspect into custody without further incident.

TPSO Sgt. Redmond placed Aggravated Flight Charges on the suspect identified as Roosevelt Torrence JR, 43 of 427 Tinker Diagonal # 112 in Oklahoma City, OK., 14:108.1(A), due to all the factors of Aggravated Flight in which Torrence JR. Cleary violated. Torrence JR. was transported to North Oaks via Ambulance for injuries sustained during airbag deployment. Torrence was originally wanted by the TPSO on domestic battery charges. The IPD located Torrence in the Independence area where the pursuit began.

Business Burglary - Crime Stoppers

HAMMOND, LA - Sheriff Daniel Edwards of the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office reports that on 02.02.09, Deputy Cory Michelli was dispatched to 12673 Hwy. 190 in reference to a Business Burglary. Upon arrival, Dy. Michelli spoke to the complainant who stated that when he arrived in the morning to open the store, he immediately observed that the office had been ransacked. He then stated that he observed that unknown amount of cash missing from the register. When the complainant entered the shop area, he observed that three of his customer’s vehicle’s had been rummaged through. The complainant could not advise at the time if any items were missing from the vehicles. Dy. Michelli checked the perimeter around the business and determined the point of entry. Dy. Michelli dusted the scene for latent finger prints. Dy. Michelli then contacted the TPSO Detective Division for further investigation.

Anyone knowing information regarding this burglary is asked to please contact Crime Stoppers @ 800.554.5245 or the TPSO @ 985.345.6150. Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward to anyone providing information leading to the arrest of the individual(s) responsible fro this burglary.

TRIParish Narcotics Undercover Operation

Tommie C. AndersonSheriff Daniel Edwards reports that the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Division arranged an undercover operation which resulted in the arrest of approximately 40 suspects.

HAMMOND, LA – Sheriff Daniel Edwards repots that on January 31, 2009 at approximately 6:30 PM, Narcotics Agents from the TPSO, Hammond PD, Livingston Parish Sheriff’s Office and the LA State Police orchestrated an undercover operation on Turner Lane in Hammond, LA. Agents received a search warrant for the Turner Lane address due to the knowledge that stolen property was being housed at this location along with allegations of illegal narcotics. Upon arrival, Agents observed several subjects standing outside of the residence. A suspect, identified as Tommy C. Anderson, aggressively fled from agents in a white rental SUV. Anderson abandoned this vehicle, which was registered in his name, on Calvary St. in Hammond. Anderson then escaped on foot into a wooded area. A warrant is being issued for his arrest. Agents have been making controlled narcotic purchases of crack cocaine and prescription pills from Anderson for some time now.

During this operation and after the initial arrest of several subjects, Narcotic Agents planned and staged a narcotics reversal. Several undercover Agents remained on site and portrayed themselves to be drug dealers. As target subjects arrived at the residence, they would attempt to purchase illegal narcotics from agents. As a result of this operation, agents nearly 40 suspects trying to purchase illegal narcotics from the Hammond residence. All suspects were arrested and transported to the TPSO Jail where they were properly booked and charged.

Additionally, Agents seized a large amount of crack cocaine, an undisclosed amount of currency and sixteen vehicles as a result of the investigation.

The Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office is currently looking for Tommy C. Anderson, dob 8.04.81 of 12515 Old Baton Rouge Highway in Hammond, LA. Anyone knowing the whereabouts of Anderson is asked to please contact Crime Stoppers at 800.524.5245 or the TPSO at 985.345.6150.


*REFER TO PAGE TWO FOR LIST OF SUSPECTS.

Suspect   -           DOB       -       Address Charge
Baruas, Tony 6.13.63 Yellow Water Rd., Hammond Possession of schedule II narcotics
Bell, Justin 9.20.84 12041 Old Baton Rouge Hwy. Hammond Resisting an officer and possession with the intent to distribute Schedule II narcotics
Brumfield, Brandon 11.18.86 12734 N. Palmetto St., Amite Possession of schedule II narcotics
Caldwell, Steven Ray 3.24.72 5694 HWY 80, Pelahatchie, MS Conspiracy to possess marijuana
Cave, Mike Spencer 9.30.77 14159 Hickory Dr., Ponchatoula Conspiracy to possess schedule II narcotics
Clark, Paul 2.2.81 13444 Old Baton Rouge Hwy, Tickfaw Conspiracy to possess schedule II narcotics, FTA's
Cormwell, Thomas 11.11.83 26879 James Chapel Rd., Holden Open container
Couch, Michael S. 4.4.72 45060 N. Hattie Rd., Hammond Conspiracy to possess schedule II narcotics
DeMonchette, Alvin 12.21.60 13807 Old BR Hwy, Hammond FTA, Resisting an Officer and Blocking a Parish Roadway.
Dyson, Warbrandon 6.30.83 11300 Ardillo Lane, Amite Possession of Schedule II drugs
Espino, Benjamin 7.21.72 43353 Happywoods Rd. Hammond FTA's, Blocking a Parish Roadway and Resisting an Officer
Green, Steven J. 12.24.72 29920 Broussard Rd., Holden Possession of drug paraphernalia, FTA's
Harris, Wilmer A. 2.17.86 43208 Lowes Lane, Hammond FTA - Div H
Hayden, Wayne 1.3.56 3110 Edenborne Ave. Metairie, LA Possession of schedule II narcotics
Herman, Brandy 4.18.76 29020 Hwy 43, Albany Possession of drug paraphernalia
Holden, Shawn 10.18.79 10261 HWY 1045, Amite Possession of schedule II narcotics
Jiminez, Miguel 3.24.82 Independence, LA Possession of schedule II drugs
Johnson, Demick Telar 11.24.76 43199 Barker Lane, Hammond Resisting an officer and blocking a parish roadway
Jordan, Trager 5.17.62 Daves Trailer Park, Hammond Open container
Klien, Glenn Dwayne 5.28.63 44194 Oscar, Robert Possession of marijuana
Leon, Maryland III 3.12.74 43188 Henson Rd. Hammond Blocking a parish roadway, resisting an officer and FTA's
McCall, Emerson 8.24.61 43370 Klein Rd. , Hammond Conspiracy to possess schedule II narcotics
McCoy, Calvin 4.28.61 12400 Old Baton Rouge Hwy, Hammond Conspiracy to possess schedule II narcotics
Moore, Terry 1.18.71 902 Wren St., Kentwood, LA Conspiracy to possess schedule II narcotics
Reid, Robert Allen 11.30.58 19740 Perrilloux, Livingston Conspiracy to possess schedule II narcotics
Sanders, Darryl 8.10.64 99 White St, Hammond Open container
Sharp, Kathleen 8.31.61 11260 General Ott Rd., Hammond Possession of Schedule II narcotics
Sharp, Stacy Rene 10.28.68 15455 HWY 190, Covington, LA Conspiracy to possess marijuana
Smith, Jerry Lee 4.18.60 112 Sylve Dr. Hammond Conspiracy to possess cocaine
Stafford, Charles David 1.11.71 13391 Old Baton Rouge Hwy., Hammond Conspiracy to possess schedule II narcotics, simple battery and 1 FTA non-support
Stevens, Eddiar 3.9.66 43261 Barker Lane, Hammond Open container
Sutton, Heidi 11.3.61 43353 Happywoods Rd. Hammond Conspiracy to possess schedule II narcotics
Taylor, James Ellis 10.31.86 11366 Ardillo Lane, Amite Possession of Schedule II narcotics
Thomas, Jay 11.19.85 29020 Hwy 43, Albany Possession of drug paraphernalia
Trambel, Tom 6.01.42 12400 Old Baton Rouge Hwy., Hammond Conspiracy to possess schedule II narcotics
Wilson, Marlin 1.16.81 509 E. Coleman St., Hammond Conspiracy to possess schedule II narcotics
Wise, James J. 8.27.74 18044 Old Covington Hwy, Hammond Conspiracy to possess schedule II narcotics

TPSO Visit Chesbrough Elementary

TPSO Visit Chesbrough Elementary - Chesbrough, LA – Sheriff Daniel Edwards reports that on 1.30.09, Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff Office Deputies spent the afternoon with the second and third graders of Chesbrough Elementary.

Deputies Henry Neihaus and Mike Dean Jr. along with their K9 companions, Trigger and Emir, entertained the students of Chesbrough Elementary with their K9 demonstrations and activities. Deputies spoke with the students about how their K9 companions assist them in apprehending fleeing suspects and how they are trained to detect drugs in hidden places. Deputies Dean and Neihaus also stated how proud they were that Chesbrough Elementary was a drug free school, with drug free students!

Pictured is Deputy Mike Dean Jr., Emir and Ms. Angela Dunnam’s 3rd grade class.
Jarrell Brumfield
Antynesha Elzie
Jordon Gunnells
Harley Hilbun
Adia Hunt
Destiny Lee
Denise Miller
Donna Miller
Kendra Morales
Reyes Pena
Dakota Pritchard
Cheyenne Redmond
Deanna Reynolds
Charles Robertson
Michael Sharp
Jasie Sims

TPSO - Investigate A Business Burglary

Sheriff Daniel Edwards reports that the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division is investigating a business burglary which occurred in the early morning hours of 1.31.09 on Club Deluxe Rd. in Hammond, LA.

HAMMOND, LA - On January 31, 2009, at approximately 5:00 AM, Dy. Dustin McDonald and Dy. Justin Thornhill were dispatched to a local business in reference to a burglar alarm.

Upon arrival, Deputies observed that the lights were on inside the office, but did not observe any vehicles in the area. Deputies checked the exterior perimeter and discovered that an entry door was ajar. At this time it did not appear that was a forced entry. Dy. McDonald also observed footprints leading up to the open door. Dy. Matt Schliegelmeyer also arrived at the scene as deputies were making entry into the building.

Deputies cleared the scene and advised that they did not locate any subjects inside of the building. While investigating, Dy. McDonald observed that the office door had been kicked in and a cabinet had been rummaged through. Deputies then exited the building and began to search the surrounding area for evidence and / or a suspect. Deputies located several items that are believed to have been dropped by the suspect he/she fled the scene. These items were taken by Deputies and placed into evidence.

This investigation is on going. The Sheriff’s Office is asking anyone having information regarding this burglary to please contact CRIME STOPPERS at 800.554.5245 or the TPSO at 985.345.6150.

TPSO - Worthless Checks Division

TPSO - Worthless Checks Division - Hammond, LA - Sheriff Daniel Edwards reports that the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office Worthless Checks Division is looking for the following individual:

o Shawanna R. White, dob 3.18.86 of 505 South Walnut or 42149 Lisa Dr. # 50 of Hammond, LA. White is wanted for FTA’s on ten counts of issuing worthless checks in Tangipahoa Parish.

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


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