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News Release

December 3, 2014, HAMMOND, LA – Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff Daniel Edwards reports that 22 year old Kyle Michael Maurer of Natalbany, LA was arrested today on two outstanding warrants for Felony possession of stolen and three counts of Theft by Fraud.

This arrest is a result of an ongoing investigation surrounding multiple thefts and burglaries that have recently occurred in the area of Vicaro Lane in Hammond.


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News Release

December 9, 2014

Hammond Man Arrested For Child Pornography

Sheriff Daniel Edwards reports the following:

The continuing effort to identify and arrest child pornography collectors has lead to the arrest of:

STEVEN JAMES BOURQUE (44)
17340 Vutera Drive
Hammond, LA 70403
White / Male; DOB: 05/08/70
Arrested: 12/09/14
Charged with: 10 counts-- Pornography involving juveniles LRS 14:81.1

A multi-agency investigation lead detectives to the Bourque residence Friday morning (December 05, 2014) where a search warrant was executed. A preliminary search of the residence revealed the presence of electronic equipment that was seized for forensic examination. Agents subsequently located images of children under ten years of age engaged in sexual activity on the seized equipment.

Sheriff's detectives arrested Bourque today on ten counts of violating Louisiana's child pornography statute and he was booked into the Tangipahoa Parish Jail.

The agencies who worked this investigation include: the Louisiana Attorney General's Office, Louisiana State Police, U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security, and the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office.


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News Release

December 12, 2014, AMITE, LA – Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff Daniel Edwards reports the arrest of 2 Kentwood residents.

On Wednesday, December 10, 2014, while Deputy Lindell Bridges was patrolling the area of Highway 440, he observed a reported suspect vehicle turning onto 7th Street in Amite. At this time Deputy Bridges confirmed the description of the vehicle and initiated a traffic stop. While the suspect vehicle was coming to a stop, Deputy Bridges could see the occupants moving around as if they were hiding something under the front seats.

The driver, 20 year old Tasha-Rae Myers, was soon ordered to exit the vehicle and was taken into custody. The passenger later identified as 25 year old Robert Wright, was also ordered out of the vehicle. During the course of the investigation, Wright misrepresented himself by giving Deputy Bridges a fake name. Upon learning the subjects true identify, it was learned that Wright had outstanding warrants through the TPSO.

As a result of the roadside investigation, deputies located numerous components used in the manufacturing of methamphetamines such as, Energizer Advanced Lithium batteries, a clear baggy with a white powder substance, additional unused baggies, several bottles of lighter fluid and butane, and coffee filters. All of the ingredients needed for a “shake and bake” Meth lab.

Subsequently, Myers was charged with Operation, creation of a clandestine lab and Possession with the intent to distribute Meth and Wright was charged with Operation, creation of a clandestine lab, Resisting arrest, Possession with the intent to distribute and 1 FTA.

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Arrest

December 15, 2014, HAMMOND, LA – Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff Daniel Edwards reports the arrest of wanted suspect 47 year old Tyrone Kenneth Reine of Hammond, LA.

On December 13, 2014, Reine was pulled over for a traffic violation on Airport Road where he was identified and taken into custody.

Reine was then charged on 4 outstanding warrants; Indecent behavior with juveniles, Aggravated sexual battery, Sexual Battery, and Simple Battery.

Arrest

December 16, 2014, HAMMOND, LA - One Hammond resident arrested and one suspect still at large.

Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff Daniel Edwards reports the arrest of Hammond resident Tyanna Wells, (DOB 4.24.84). Wells was arrested and charged on 2 counts of Residential burglary.

On December 15, 2014, at approximately 3:00 a.m., deputies were advised that a property owner on Stafford Rd. was holding one burglary suspect at gun point while a second suspect fled on foot. Upon deputies’ arrival, Wells was taken into custody and the TPSO Burglary Unit took over the investigation.

While processing the scene, detectives located numerous pieces of property in the suspect’s vehicle. These items were later identified as property linked to additional burglaries that were reported earlier that night.

Wells was subsequently charged with two counts of residential burglary. The second suspect is identified as Lonnie Ray Pennington Jr. (DOB 2.24.93) of Hammond, LA. Pennington is wanted on two counts of Residential burglary.

Anyone knowing the whereabouts of Pennington is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 800.554.5245.

Shooting update

December 2, 2014 – HAMMOND, LA – Sheriff Edwards reports an additional suspect is being sought in November 24, 2014, shooting that occurred at an apartment complex on Quick Blvd. in Hammond.

Wanted is 33 year old Byron Dykes of Quick Blvd. Dykes face charges of Aggravated battery, Convicted felon in possession of a firearm, and Illegal use of a weapon.

During the investigation it was revealed that on the afternoon of November 24, 2014, while a large crowd was gathered outside of an apartment complex, Dykes fired shots from a handgun which consequently wounded 19 year old Davon Moore of S. Olive Street in Hammond. Allegedly Dykes initiated the exchange of gunfire that afternoon subsequently wounding two victims.

In return, Louis L. Perry Jr. (B/M, DOB 1.1.92) of Quick Blvd. is being accused of firing multiple shots through the front door of a near by residence striking 33 year old Willie Dykes twice. Perry is facing charges of two counts of attempted second degree murder.

This is an active and on-going investigation. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact Crime Stoppers at 800.554.4245.

At this time, both subjects are still at large.

November 26, 2014, HAMMOND, LA – Update:
Suspect being sought in connection with a November 24th shooting that occurred on Quick Blvd. in Hammond, LA.

Louis L. Perry Jr. (B/M, DOB 1.1.92) of Quick Blvd. is wanted by authorities on 2 counts of attempted second degree murder.

Based on witness statements during the on-going investigation, Louis L. Perry is accused of randomly firing shots into crowd of people gathered outside an apartment complex on Quick Blvd. Consequently, 30 year old Davon Moore was struck in the abdomen as a result. Perry then allegedly walked up to a near by apartment and fired multiple shots into the residence through the front door. Subsequently, 33 year old Willie Dykes was shot twice as he was assisting his two small children to the back of the apartment. Dykes were shot once in right shoulder and once in the right leg.

Both victims were transported to NOMC for treatment. Both are reported to be in stable condition

Investigators are still seeking information regarding the details of the shooting. Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 800.554.5245. Dale Athmann is the lead investigator (985) 634-9181.

A photo of Perry is not available at this time.

ORIGINAL RELEASE
November 25, 2014 – HAMMOND, LA – Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff Daniel Edwards reports that the Criminal Investigations Division is investigating a shooting that occurred at the address of 13016 Quick Blvd. on November 24, 2014, where alleged multiple shots had been fired.

Upon arrival, deputies observed multiple gun shell casing near the front door of the residence and learned of two possible victims. The preliminary investigation reveled that shortly after 3:00 pm; a large crowd was gathered in front of the stated residence when multiple shots were fired by an unknown shooter(s). As a result, one occupant inside of the residence was wounded and another alleged bystander was shot in the stomach. Both subjects were transported to NOMC where they were treated for wounds which have been reported as non-life-threatening.

At this time, TPSO investigators are interviewing several witnesses that were at or near the residence during the time the incident reportedly occurred. Two persons of interest have been identified are being investigated. The actual motive for the shooting is believed to be the aftermath of an altercation that occurred earlier that day stemming from an unresolved dice game.

Additional information regarding this case will be released as it becomes available.


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