TPSO News (Archived): Feb 1, 2012 - Feb 29, 2012 [Archive]
Alert: Our telephone services have been restored. It is unclear at this time what caused breakdown but we plan on meeting with providers and technical support to try and determine what caused failure and more importantly to insure that it does not happen again. Thank you for the support.
The Tangipahoa Parish Sheriffs Office had issues with our Communications Systems during the night. Telephone service went down around 11:30 pm not allowing us to receive calls but AT&T was able to restore service around 2:00 am. However, service only lasted until around 4:30 am when it went down again and is currently down. All needing emergency services are asked to call 911 as their lines are operating properly. We are currently waiting on NTS and AT&T to correct this issue. Also, our primary radio frequency went down and we were able to transfer radio traffic to alternate frequency that the Sheriff has implemented we only wish it were that simple with telephone service. Primary Radio service has been restored with no other problems . Both Issues were unrelated and coincidental. We apologize for any inconvenience this disruption may have had and it will be addressed immediately to avoid future outages.
Hammond Man Among Internet Predators Arrested
Sheriff Daniel Edwards reports the following:
Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office cyber detectives have arrested the following two men as a result of ongoing online undercover operations:
Gregory M. Stelly (55)
262 Boykins Road
Sunset, Louisiana 70584
White / Male; DOB: 4/1/57
Charged with: Indecent Behavior with Juveniles
Computer Aided Solicitation of a Minor 14:81.3
Steven M. Nauck, Jr. (25)
111 Marley Street
White / Male; DOB: 6/17/86
Charged with: Computer Aided Solicitation of a Minor 14:81.3
Over the past several days, Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's detectives conducted online undercover operations in an effort to patrol cyber space for child predators. Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s cyber detectives lead the sting operation which also served as a training session for officers new to Internet investigations.
Gregory Stelly was arrested after contacting a person that he had reason to believe was a child and initiating sexually explicit conversation and inappropriate contact with "the child."
Steven Nauck, Jr. was arrested after arranging to meet a person that he had reason to believe was a child for sexual contact. Nauck, a resident of Hammond, is currently on parole for various unrelated convictions.
Detectives from the Plaquemines Parish Sheriff's Office and Saint Landry Parish Sheriff's Office participated in the sting operation.
"These arrest serve as a reminder to parents to monitor closely what their children are exposed to on the Internet. This includes not online social networking sites like Facebook, but also the electronic devices that our children use, such as smart phones, games, and computers. To learn more about Internet safety, contact my office to schedule an Internet Safety presentation for your organization or church group." ------Sheriff Daniel Edwards
HAMMOND – Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff Daniel Edwards reports the arrest of wanted suspect Kelly Ray Mcgee (27 of West Blackberry Rd. in Ponchatoula).
Due to a crime stoppers tip, deputies located MCGEE at a residence on HWY 1064. When deputies arrived at the residence, they located MCGEE hiding in a bedroom closet. He was then taken into custody without further incident.
On February 2, 2012, MCGEE was charged with 2 Felony FTA’s for Possession of CDSII and a parole violation. MCGEE is not eligible for bond.
Ponchatoula - Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff Daniel Edwards reports on early morning hours of February 7, 2012,deputies responded to a possible disturbance with weapons on Mitchell Road. As Deputy William Phebus and Deputy David Bryant arrived in the area, shots were reported fired. TPSO Communications was able to apprise responding deputies of the suspect(s) vehicle. With this pertinent information deputies conducted a felony stop on SKYE RICHARD DAVIS and a juvenile occupant.
After detaining the suspects, Deputy Jermaine Irving checked welfare on the victims. It was learned that a feud involving alleged stolen money weeks prior was the cause of this disturbance. A searched was conducted in which the firearm used was recovered along with a small quantity of marijuana.
SKYE RICHARD DAVI, 20 of Manor Dr. in Ponchatoula, was booked into the Tangipahoa Parish Jail on:
LA RS 14:37.1 Assault by Drive By Shooting
LA RS 14:95E Possession of Firearm with Controlled Dangerous Substance
LA RS 14:92 Contributing to Delinquency of Juvenile
LA RS 40:966E Possession of Scheduled I Marijuana
The juvenile was also charged appropriately in this matter.
AMITE – Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff Daniel Edwards reports the following:
On February 06,2012, Agents from the Tri Parish Narcotics Task Force and Tangipahoa Parish Office Narcotics Division arrested one Joseph Williams 08/10/1968 of 12545 Joynton Road Fluker, Louisiana for Possession of a firearm while in possession of Control Dangerous Substance.
Agents conducted an investigation of illegal distribution of prescription medication on WILLIAMS. Agents made contact with WILLIAMS to find him to be in possession of $2,671.00 U.S. Currency and one Hydrocodone.
During the investigation, agents located one Ruger P-97 firearm; two pill bottles with label removed containing 2 suspected Vicodin, 31 suspected Loratab, 5 pills of suspected Ecstasy (MDMA), 40 suspected Xanax. Agents located one purple cigar holder that contained 68 suspected Roxycodone.
The narcotics seized have a street value of approximately $2,040.00 U. S. Currency. Agents also seized WILLIAMS 2001 Cadillac Seville. Money and vehicle pending seizure.
HAMMOND- Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff Daniel Edwards reports the following information:
The Criminal Investigations Department of the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office is investigating a shooting which occurred on Thursday February 10, 2012, at approximately 10 PM on Magee Lane.
A 27 year old male victim was shot in the neck as the result of an illegal drug transaction. The victim stated that he traveled to Mcgee Lane with the intention of purchasing cocaine. When the victim pulled over on the side of the road, he stated that he was approached by two unknown black males. During the encounter, an altercation ensued and one of the unknown males shot the victim. As the victim pulled away from the scene, the subject then fired several additional shots at his vehicle.
The victim was unable to provide any additional information regarding the suspects. At this time, Sheriff Edwards is asking for you assistance in gathering information regarding this shooting. Anyone having information is asked to please contact Crime Stoppers at 800.554.5245. Detective Dale Athmann is the lead detective investigating this case.
The victim is reported to be in guarded condition. The victim also faces possible charges upon his release.
Burglary Task Force Arrest
HAMMOND – Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff Daniel Edwards reports the following:
On February 2, 2012, the Burglary Task Force along with Louisiana State Police arrested three individuals on several warrants for burglary of vehicles as the result of an ongoing investigation.
Over the past month the Burglary Task Force has been investigating several vehicle burglaries that have occurred in the Ponchatoula area.
The Burglary Task Force has arrested:
1)Samuel Jennings DOB 10/08/1988 21501 Hucks Hollow Ponchatoula, La
5 counts burglary and a Probation & Parole warrant
2) Dale Hoyt DOB 12/26/1992 20046 Davis Ln Ponchatoula, LA
8 counts burglary
3) Bryant Scott Tanner DOB 01/27/1990 41276 Dunson Rd Ponchatoula, LA
4 counts burglary
2 counts possession of stolen property
This is still an ongoing investigation and more charges and arrest are expected.
HAMMOND – Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff Daniel Edwards reports that on Sunday February 5, 2012, at approximately 1:00 AM, two New Orleans residents were arrested after drugs were discovered during a traffic stop.
While traveling westbound on Wardline Road approaching North Baptist Road, Deputy Jimmy Graves, initiated a traffic stop on a silver Lexus. During the roadside investigation, Deputy Graves smelled a distinct odor of marijuana emanating from the vehicle. At this time, Deputy Graves asked the driver, identified as 19 year old Kameron Sears of Destrehan, LA, if there were any illegal narcotics or weapons in the vehicle, to which he replied “no”.
Sears then gave deputies permission to search the vehicle. During the search, the passenger 20 year old Damien Landry of Metairie, stated that there was a bag of marijuana in the glove compartment of the vehicle. Deputies also located six additional bags of marijuana in the vehicle.
Subsequent to the investigation, both subjects were taken into custody and arrested.
SEARS was charged with Driving w/o a License, Possession of Marijuana and a traffic offense, LANDRY was charged with Possession of Marijuana.
INDEPENDENCE – Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff Daniel Edwards reports the arrest of 26 year old Christopher Golman of Watson Lane on Sunday, February 5, 2012.
GOLMAN was arrested and taken into custody after showing up at a residence in Independence waving a gun and threatening to shoot someone. During the altercation, the weapon was taken from GOLMAN and someone called 911.
GOLMAN was charged with Disturbing the Peace(Simple Drunk) and Aggravated Assault.
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