JPSO

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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Jim Hanzo
June 01, 2018 - 3:05 pm
The Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office announced the arrest of a gymnastics coach on a charge of sexual battery. 26-year-old Jonathan West was picked up by authorities on 10 counts of sexual battery and two counts of indecent behavior with a juvenile. Police say the four male victims were between...
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Jefferson Parish Coroner Gerry Cvitanovich says a suspect who died during a police chase last week appears to have been choked to death. "Our initial autopsy findings reveal significant traumatic injuries to the neck," the coroner announced. "These findings are consistent with compressional...
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A suspect is dead after Jefferson Parish deputies arrested him today. Sheriff Joe Lopinto says deputies confronted a known narcotics suspect near Labarre Road and Jefferson Highway when he took off running. "He hopped several fences here in the area," Lopinto said. "They caught him in one of the...
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May 09, 2018 - 10:01 am
WESTWEGO, La. (AP) _ A Louisiana man convicted of raping and impregnating a 12-year-old girl has been sentenced to life in prison. It's reported that 36-year-old Jose Ivan Moreno Cervantes received the mandatory punishment for a first-degree rape conviction on Monday. Prosecutors said Cervantes...
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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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April 25, 2018 - 4:08 pm
(AP) _ Authorities say a New Orleans woman had more than 50 pounds (23 kilograms) of marijuana in her car during a traffic stop. It's reported that 42-year-old Kanika Lemon was arrested Saturday. A Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office arrest report says she's accused of transporting large amounts of...
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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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Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
March 08, 2018 - 10:39 am
A woman is under arrest after allegedly biting a cop and leading deputies on three chases, two with her small children in the car. "A husband called and reported his wife missing," Jefferson Parish Sheriff Joe Lopinto said. The man believed his spouse was having a psychotic breakdown. "She had...
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Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
March 01, 2018 - 7:32 am
Jefferson Parish Sheriff Joseph Lopinto says scam artists called the wrong man. "Lopinto wants to make the public aware of a scam," Lieutenant Jason Rivarde said in an email. "A number of our deputies, including Sheriff Lopinto himself, have received phone calls." He says the calls for the "...
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