St Bernard Post

Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018 Issue 33 - 2018 Free Newspaper St. Bernard Parish, Louisiana Read our newspaper online at For Advertising rates Please Contact Our Office At 504-278-7910 OFFICE 504-278-7910 ® St. Bernard Parish Sheriff’s Office Investigating Rash of Car Burglaries Public Information Office, St. Bernard Parish Sheriff ’s Office The St. Bernard Sher- iff’s Office is investigat- ing a rash of car burglar- ies that occurred over the past few nights in the Chalmette area, Sheriff James Pohlmann said. The Sheriff’s Office is asking residents of Mis- souri Street, Corinne Drive, Palmisano Boule- vard and Karen Drive and the nearby areas to check their vehicles and report any suspicious activity by calling Sgt. Robert Garo- falo at 504-278-7630 or 504-271-2501. A suspect has been identified in the case and an arrest warrant has been issued by detectives with the Criminal Inves- tigations Bureau. The in- vestigation is ongoing. In all of the cases, Sheriff Pohlmann said, the victims’ vehicles were unlocked. Sheriff Pohlmann urges residents to keep their vehicles locked at all times in an effort to deter criminals from commit- ting a crime of opportu- nity. “This is why it’s very important to make sure your vehicles are locked at all times,” Sheriff Pohl- mann said. “Locking your vehicle and not leaving items of value in plain sight can greatly reduce your chances of being the victim of theft.” Photo Courtesy of S.B.S.O. A suspect has been identified in the case and an arrest warrant has been issued by detectives with the Criminal Investigations Bureau. St. Bernard Grand Jury Indicts Man on Second Degree Murder From St. Bernard Parish District Attorney’s Office St. Bernard District Attorney, Perry Nicosia, announced that Robert Benbow, a 26-year-old man, has been indict- ed for the Second De- gree Murder of Michael Schultz on April 25, 2018. District Attorney, Per- ry M. Nicosia, comment- ed after the return of the indictment stating, “I’m pleased with the Second Degree Murder indict- ment.” Police arrested Ben- bow after it was reported hewas riding a bike in the 600 block of Chalmette Avenue when Benbow hit Michael Schultz with his Jeep Commander and drove away. Schulz died at the scene, which is less than two blocks from where the men were neighbors. Witnesses reported to police that the two men were acquaintanc- es and had an argument and Benbow threatened Schulz verbally and then intentionally struck him with his vehicle. Robert Benbow Photo Courtesy of St. Bernard Parish District Attorney’s Office