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Meth Manufacturing Ring BUSTED!

June 27, 2014

TPSO News Release
For Immediate Release from Sheriff Daniel Edwards

KENTWOOD, LA – Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff Daniel Edwards reports the arrest of 5 subjects connected to illegal drug activity on the north end of our parish.

On June 23, 2014, Deputy Rod Graham responded to an area off of S. River Rd. in Kentwood in reference to a report of suspicious activity. Deputy Graham canvased the area and observed two subjects flee on foot from the residence of 69062 S. River Rd. As Deputy Graham exited his vehicle, he distinctly detected the chemical odor which is produced from the manufacturing of methamphetamines.

As a result of and pending investigation, Deputy Graham detained 3 subjects that were standing outside of the residence upon his arrival, Terence Brewer (w/m 02/02/1995), Daniel Cortex (w/m 04/06/1992), and Amos Foster (w/m 06/23/1962). Deputy Graham also made contact with a b/m, later identified as Eric Brown (07/21/1978) who was behind the suspect residence seated inside a white Lincoln. Brown refused to exit the vehicle while continuing to reach towards the floor board ignoring Deputy Graham’s verbal commands. As Graham got closer to the vehicle, he could see that Brown was reaching for a .38 caliber pistol which was along side of a large quantity of suspected methamphetamines. After several minutes of resisting, Brown complied and exited the vehicle and was detained.

While this was taking place, the TPSO Narcotics unit and assisting deputies conducted a search of the residence only to find 15 “Shake and Bake” 1 Pot Meth Labs, approximately 47 ounces of methamphetamine oil, numerous amounts of drug paraphernalia and last but certainly not least, 3 juveniles ages 8 – 14. Marie Castleberry (w/f 01/29/1977), was also in the residence at the time of the search.

Additionally, Narcotics agents located used/unused precursor materials throughout the residence in the refrigerator, several closets, and the attic. Several firearms were also recovered and seized by agents.

At the culmination of this investigation, deputies and agents where able to place the following individuals under arrest for their various charges:

• Eric Brown b/m 07/21/1978 of 69062 South River Road Kentwood, Louisiana
1. 15 counts Manufacturing Methamphetamine
2. 1 count Convicted Felon in Possession of Firearm
3. 1 count Possession of CDS II while in Possession of Firearm
4. 3 counts Child Endangerment (drug law)
5. 1 count Fugitive other Jurisdiction (Mississippi Probation and Parole warrant)
6. 1 count Resisting Arrest

• Marie Castleberrry w/f 01/29/1977 of 69062 South River Road Kentwood, Louisiana
1. 15 counts Manufacturing Methamphetamine
2. 1 count Possession of CDS II while in Possession of a Firearm
3. 3 counts Child Endangerment (Drug Law)

• Amos Foster w/m 06/23/1962 of 209 West Factory Street Amite, Louisiana
1. 11 counts Manufacturing Methamphetamine
2. 1 count Possession of Schedule II CDS (methamphetamine)

• Daniel Cortez w/m 04/16/1992 of 305 North Bay Street Amite, Louisiana
1. 11 counts Manufacturing of Methamphetamine

• Terence Brewer w/m 02/02/1995 of 14048 Stateline Road Kentwood, Louisiana
1. 11 counts Manufacturing of Methamphetamine

Narcotics agents have located the two individuals who fled the scene that evening. Through investigative measures, agents were able to identify several other individuals who may be involved this conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamines in our parish. Sheriff Edwards feels confident that additional arrests are imminent in the near future.

Contractor Fraud!

June 26, 2014

TPSO News Release
For Immediate Release from Sheriff Daniel Edwards

HAMMOND, LA – Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Deputies arrested 37 year old Robert Allen Baham of Independence on 2 outstanding warrants for home improvement fraud and contracting without a license.

On February 24, 2014, the sheriff’s office contacted by a Hammond resident who reported that she entered into a contact with Baham to complete home improvement work on her Natchez St. residence. The contract stated that Baham would begin the improvement project in July of 2013, with an expected completion date if October 2013.

The homeowner stated that they gave Baham, $22,000.00 in July to begin the project. To date, the project has yet to be completed and Baham has been no where to be found. The complaint stated that in early August, she began to see Baham less and less, until finally not at all. Upon further investigation, lead Detective John Suter learned that Baham already had an outstanding warrant for his arrest for the same crime.

On June 23, 2014, at approximately 8:00 p.m., deputies located Baham in the Independence area and placed him in custody.

Sheriff Edwards urges homeowners to be cautious when hiring contractors. “Consumers should ask contractors for references and seek referrals from friends and neighbors.” Edwards said. “Additionally, consider hiring local companies and ask to see contractors’ state-issued registration cards.”

Sheriff Edwards offers the following tips when hiring a contractor:

Do Your Research
• Check with friends, neighbors, or co-workers who’ve used a contractor
• If you can, take a look at the work done and ask about their experience.
• Look at sites you trust that post ratings and reviews
• Do people seem to have similar experiences, good or bad? You also can check out a contractor’s online reputation by searching for the company’s name with words like “scam,” “rip-off,” or “complaint.”
• Find out how long they’ve been in business
• Look for an established company whose record and reputation you can check out.
• Check for qualifications, like licensing
• Check with your local building department or consumer protection agency to find out about licensing requirements in your area.

Before You Hire a Contractor
• Get Estimates
• Once you’ve narrowed your options, get written estimates from several firms. Don’t automatically choose the lowest bidder. Ask for an explanation to see if there’s a reason for the difference in price.

WANTED SUSPECT

June 26, 2014

TPSO News Release
For Immediate Release from Sheriff Daniel Edwards

HAMMOND – Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Deputies are actively searching for 64 year old Willie E. Davis of Blytheville Ar.

Davis is wanted by the Mississippi County Sheriff’s Office in Luxora, Arkansas on 2 counts of forcible rape. There is reason to believe that Davis may be hiding out in our parish eluding arrest.

Davis is a black male, stands approximately 5’9” tall and weighs about 210 pounds.

Sheriff Edwards is asking for the public’s assistance in locating Davis. Anyone knowing the whereabouts of Davis is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 800.554.5245.

Burglars Arrested

June 26, 2014

TPSO News Release
For Immediate Release from Sheriff Daniel Edwards

KENTWOOD, LA – Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Deputies arrested 2 in connection with a church burglary that occurred on June 15, 2014, at the Lewiston Baptist Church on Lewiston Rd. in Kentwood.

Sheriff Edwards reports that the church burglary was discovered early that Sunday morning. Upon deputies arrival, they searched the area located a broken window and which appeared to be a point of entry.

The alleged suspects then went through the office areas of the church, including the Pastor’s office which was reported to be locked. A LED TV and several AC Window Units were reported to missing since the last time church was occupied by staff members.

Throughout this past week, TPSO Investigators were able to identify 2 alleged suspects, 23 year old Sterling Dyson of Wilmer and 23 year old Bryce Landry of Kentwood.

On June 24, 2014, Deputies came in contact with Bryce Landry at a residence on North Oak St. in Amite. Unfortunately, Landry was taken into custody at this time on 2 outstanding warrants (one being a theft charge). Subsequent to arrest, and in a voluntary statement, Landry stated that he did illegally enter the Lewiston Baptist Church and took several items that he loaded into a pickup truck. He then stated that he sold these items to an unknown male for money. Landry was additionally charged with 1 count of burglary of a religious building.

On June 23, 2014, Sterling Dyson of Wilmer, LA was taken into custody without incident and charged with 1 count of burglary of a religious building.

Both subjects remain in the Parish Jail.

Summertime Safety!

Hammond, LA - : OffenderWatch® a sex offender mapping and alerting service aids citizens in avoiding dangerous homes

With Summer already here and with your children looking forward to spending time playing with their friends or at the local community pool or playground, it is crucial that you know where registered sex offenders reside and talk with your children about how to stay safe.

In Tangipahoa Parish, there are approximately 320 registered sex offenders. In knowing this, encourage citizens to review our website to see which of these offenders live around them. The mapping and address feature found on the website pinpoints exactly where an offender lives and citizens can even sign up for automatic email alerts should an offender move close within any address they register (radius is specified upon registration).

“The benefit of registering for this confidential e-mail alert service allows us to monitor your important addresses for you, thereby keeping you up to date of newly registered offenders and making it unnecessary for you to have to check your important addresses daily or even weekly. You can register any and all of the addresses where your children spend a lot of time, for example friends, grandparents, or babysitters addresses” says Sheriff Edwards. The alerts are in real-time and sent out via e-mail as soon as a new offender has registered with the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office.

Citizens should click on the link “locate registered sex offenders” and follow the instructions to check their neighborhood and sign up to receive e-mail alerts. Also be sure to check out our safety tips with many topics to review helping you and your family understand what you can do to help stay safe.

It is the goal of our office to provide accurate information to the public regarding the dangers of sexual predators, and to further build community awareness. To help us achieve this goal we utilize OffenderWatch® to manage, monitor the whereabouts, and conduct compliance checks of the registered sex offenders within our community. OffenderWatch® is the nation's leading sex offender management and community notification tool and we began using this software solution in 2008.

A successful community notification program is dependent upon two factors; education and communication. “Community Notification” empowers you with the knowledge that can be used to protect yourself and your family from becoming victims. I firmly believe that the more educated and aware a community is of what and where the dangers lurk, the more success we have with our community notification program.

Sheriff Daniel Edwards encourages everyone to have a safe and fun summer. Knowledge is power and knowing where the registered sex offenders reside in your area can help you make the best choices for safe and enjoyable Summer activities.

Lets Rodeo!!!

Lets Rodeo!!! -

Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff Daniel Edwards announces that the TPSO’s 4th Annual Mounted Division Rodeo will be held June 20 and 21st at the Florida Parishes Arena in Amite.

Gates open at 6:00 p.m. – RODEO to begin at 8:00 p.m.

Advance tickets may be purchased at the Arena, Hammond feed & Seed, Tangi Lumber, or by any Mounted Team Member for $8.00, Children 5 and under are FREE!

Sheriff Edwards and the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office would like to thank off of our MAIN SPONSORS!!!

ACADEMY SPORTS & OUTDOORS
HAMMOND FEED & SEED
RAINBOW DODGE
LEBLANC’S BOOKKEEPING & TAX SERVICE
BIG B’S WELDING
POPEYES OF AMITE
TIGER TOWN TOWING & RECOVERY
CROWN METALS & TRIM
WILMER QUICK STOP
FIRST GURANTY BANK
TANGIPAHOA TOURISM
HAMPTON INN
DYKES FEED & SEED
TRI PARISH WELDING & FABRICATION
KINCHENS CONSTRUCTION/KIN CRETE

What\'s Up this Summer? Don\'t Let it Be Your Garage Door!

Temperatures are warming up outside, school will be out soon and neighbors can be seen outdoors working in their yards. These are signs that summer is almost here. Every year around this time, we begin to notice an increase in burglaries.

Neighbors who leave garage doors open for convenience provide an opportunity for criminals to take advantage of an unsecure gold mine. Think for a moment about the items you have stored in your garage. Most of us have tools, bikes and lawn care equipment we have worked hard to obtain.

Neighborhoods where residents take the time to meet those who live next-door and across the street tend to be safer because they know each other and they watch out for one another.
It’s always comforting to know that someone has a watchful eye when you’re away.

So, get out this summer, enjoy the weather and meet your neighbors. You might discover that you have more things in common than you know.

Crime Stoppers

June 9, 2014

TPSO News Release
For Immediate Release from Sheriff Daniel Edwards

HAMMOND – Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff Daniel Edwards is asking for the public’s assistance in gathering information regarding a homicide that occurred at approximately 12:30 a.m. this morning on Bailey Dr. in Hammond.

Homeowner’s of the Bailey Dr. residence were awakened by the sound of their back door being kicked in. Within moments the homeowner, 30 year old Brandon Simms, exchanged gunfire with the intruder resulting in the homeowner’s death.

After the attack, the alleged suspect(s) fled the residence in an unknown direction. The only information we have at this time regarding the alleged suspect is that he is an unknown black male.

Sheriff Edwards is asking anyone with information connected to this incident to please come forward and contact Crime Stoppers at 800.554.5245.

Arrest

June 9, 2014

TPSO News Release
For Immediate Release from Sheriff Daniel Edwards

Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff Daniel Edwards reports the following:

During the week of June 3- 6, 2014, detectives from the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office began investigating several burglaries that occurred recently in the Bedico area.

Over the course of the investigation detectives were able to identify several persons of interest who were allegedly connected to the burglaries. Detectives identified Jason Carl Lowe, who resides at 27284 May Edwards Road, as a possible suspect. On June 4, 2014, detectives went to Jason Carl Lowe’s residence in Ponchatoula to speak with in reference to a recent burglary. Once at the residence, detectives made contact Lowe and several other subjects, Tabitha Perilloux Lowe, James Franklin Elam, Naomi Lynn Manton, and Dennis Aaron O’Keefe.

As Detectives were interviewing Lowe, he subsequently confessed to committing burglaries in the Bedico area and stated that he was assisted by James Franklin Elam. Lowe also advised he traded an item that they stole form one of the residences with Angel Perilloux for illegal narcotics.

At this time, detectives obtained a search warrant for the residence of Angel Perilloux located at 39716 W Sam Arnold Loop Ponchatoula, LA. Once at the residence, detectives along with member of the Tri-Parish Narcotics Task Force located numerous items of stolen property, including two firearms and a large amount of suspected marijuana. Also located it the residence was a large amount of illicit hallucinogenic mushroom grows, syringes and a tourniquets, and multiple illicit drug paraphernalia items.

During the interview, it was also revealed that Tabitha Perilloux Lowe and Dennis Aaron O’Keefe were wanted by St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office on numerous outstanding warrants.

Detectives booked the following;
1) James Carl Lowe (W/M DOB 12-05-1977)
27284 May Edwards Road Ponchatoula, La
Charges: 2 counts of simple burglary

2) James Franklin Elam (W/M DOB 10/17/1989)
2020 N 8th St. Ft. Smith, Arkansas
Charges: 2 counts of simple burglary

3) Naomi Lynn Manton (W/F DOB 02/08/1981)
79519 Hwy 25 Folsom, LA
Charge: Possession of drug paraphernalia

4) Dennis O’Keefe (W/M DOB 04/14/1981)
15323 Fisher Rd. Franklinton, LA
Charge: Fugitive St. Tammany Parish

5) Tabitha Perilloux Lowe (W/F 10/1515/1979)
27284 May Edwards Road Ponchatoula, La
Charge: Fugitive St. Tammany Parish

6) Angel Perilloux (W/F DOB 10/07/1980)
39716 W Sam Arnold Loop Ponchatoula, LA
Charges: 4 counts of possession of stolen property, Illegal possession of CDS in the presence of a person under 17 yoa
Possession of a firearm while in possession of CDS



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