Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office

Chris Miller
July 20, 2018 - 12:32 pm
Crime in Jefferson Parish is at historic low levels, even after reaching historic lows last year. In all major crime categories, the first half of this year is trending lower than last year's record lows. At what point will the math catch up with them? Sheriff Joe Lopinto says that's harder to...
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Chris Miller
July 18, 2018 - 2:53 pm
Jefferson Parish Sheriff Joe Lopinto says deputies arrested five teenagers Tuesday night after a car chase with gunfire in Metairie. Lopinto says they got a call of a group of car burglars pulling on vehicle door handles around Edenborn Ave. and Shellie St. When they arrived, the sheriff says his...
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July 18, 2018 - 1:55 pm
Jefferson Parish Sheriff Joe Lopinto details the latest in its investigation of five teenage suspects who led deputies on a chase through Metairie and Kenner overnight, injuring two of them and exchanging gunfire. Watch below:
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Chris Miller
July 03, 2018 - 3:53 pm
A judge in Jefferson Parish denied a request to reduce bond for Wayne Higgins, who faces second degree murder charges in the shooting death of Metairie tow truck company owner "Big Lee" Martin. According to The New Orleans Advocate , Higgins's attempt to post bond last month was rejected, when the...
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Chris Miller
June 20, 2018 - 2:25 pm
The man accused of fatally shooting Metairie tow truck operate "Big Lee" Martin will spend a little more time in jail. Wayne Higgins's attempt to post bond last month was rejected, according to The New Orleans Advocate . The Advocate reports that the property Higgins's family put up to back the...
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June 08, 2018 - 4:31 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) _ A gymnastics coach in Luling has been accused of sexually abusing at least six children. 26-year-old Jonathan West is now charged with multiple counts of sexual battery and indecent behavior in two parishes. The Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office charged West last week...
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Chris Miller
May 30, 2018 - 12:57 pm
Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office homicide detectives are investigating a fatal shooting. It happened early this morning in the 400 block of Maple Ave. in Harvey. "A 66-year-old Harvey resident, was shot after entering an acquaintance’s residence without permission at about 6:00am," said Lt. Jason...
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Chris Miller
May 19, 2018 - 3:39 pm
A "minor property dispute" ended with two women shot to death, and their killer dying at the hands of the husband of one of the dead women, Jefferson Parish Sheriff's officials say today. The sheriff's office says shortly after 9:00 p.m. Friday, 44-year-old Christopher Pike and his girlfriend, 43-...
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Chris Miller
May 18, 2018 - 3:42 pm
Some scary moments this afternoon at East Jefferson High School in Metairie, when a report of an armed student caused the school to go in to lockdown. The school sent this automated message this afternoon: EJ Gun Message.mp3 Around dismissal time, the Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office says they...
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April 04, 2018 - 4:40 pm
(AP) _ The former chief deputy of the Jefferson Parish Sheriff's office has been sentenced to five years of probation following his January conviction in a federal tax case. Taffaro was sentenced today. Prosecutors had sought a prison sentence of 27 to 33 months, saying incarceration serves as a...
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