Joe Lopinto

Jim Hanzo
June 19, 2018 - 2:16 pm
Sheriff Joseph Lopinto announces the arrest of 37-year-old Jonas Williams, of Metairie, for the armed robbery of the McDonald's, located at 5315 Veteran's Blvd., in Metairie. The robbery occurred yesterday. This morning, Williams was arrested by members of the US Marshall's Task Force, JPSO Star...
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Don Ames
May 06, 2018 - 6:08 am
A Jefferson Parish sergeant was shot in the leg by a suspect who appeared to surrender to the officer before pulling a gun and firing It happened just after 2:30 a.m. Sunday at a Brother's Food Mart near the intersection of Manhattan and Harvey Boulevards in Harvey. Jefferson Parish Sheriff Joe...
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Don Ames
May 05, 2018 - 12:19 pm
The Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office reports 'Big Lee' Martin was fatally shot late Saturday morning outside his home in the 600 block of Bonnabel Blvd. in Metairie. Martin has been the center of law enforcement attention for many years, for allegations against him of inappropriate behavior with...
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Jim Hanzo
April 26, 2018 - 10:27 am
JPSO has arrested a 17-year-old Bonnabel High School student for possession of a firearm on campus. Police say this morning, campus police and school administrators had information that the student had been in possession of a firearm earlier in the week. School administrators detained the teen as...
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David Blake
March 26, 2018 - 1:42 pm
Newly elected Jefferson Parish Sheriff Joe Lopinto is going full speed ahead after his victory. It won't be long before he faces another election. That election comes up in just 18 month. Lopinto told WWL-TV he's taking a firm position on that. ''If I do my job right, the citizens of Jefferson...
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Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
March 24, 2018 - 9:17 pm
Joe Lopinto will be the sheriff of Jefferson Parish, fulfilling the unfinished term of Newell Normand. Lopinto won 52% of the votes. He defeats longtime sheriff's office spokesman John Fortunato. Listen to Lopinto's victory speech: Lopinto Victory Speech.mp3 Fortunato took the early lead with an...
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David Blake
March 23, 2018 - 2:00 pm
After months of tough campaigning, it all comes to a head tomorrow in Jefferson Parish in that heated race for Sheriff. How close is it? It may be a photo finish says WWL TV political analyst Clancy DuBos. ''I wouldn't dare to predict who is going to win this race, I think you could flip a coin, it...
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Jim Hanzo
March 23, 2018 - 8:31 am
Tomorrow, Jefferson Parish voters will elect a new sheriff between John Fortunato and Joe Lopinto. The polls open at 7am and close at 8 p.m. Registrar of Voters Dennis DiMarco expects the turnout to be around 30 percent. He's hoping the good weather helps. Registrar of Voters in Jefferson Parish,...
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Chris Miller
March 19, 2018 - 5:22 pm
Calling it an honest mistake, Jefferson Parish Sheriff Joe Lopinto failed to disclose more than $37,000 in earnings as a state lawmaker in 2014, The New Orleans Advocate reports. Lopinto's opponent in this Saturday's special election for Jefferson Parish Sheriff, John Fortunato, called it a...
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Chris Miller
March 14, 2018 - 5:21 pm
The son of a Marrero woman found dead in New Orleans East last fall now faces a murder charge. Sheriff Joe Lopinto says deputies arrested 44-year-old Byron Montgomery in the death of 63-year-old Patricia Davis. "He's been charged with one count of second degree murder," said Sheriff Joe Lopinto...
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