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St. James Parish Sheriff's Office

DEA National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

Turn in your unused or expired prescription medication for safe disposal.   The National Prescription Drug Take Back Day addresses a crucial public safety and public health issue. According to the 2016 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 6.2 million Americans...

Child Safety Seat 2019

The St. James Parish Sheriff’s Office will conduct its annual Child Safety Seat Check-up event on Saturday, September 28, 2019, from 8:00 A.M. to 12:00 P.M at Winn Dixie, with the help of the South Central Planning & Development Commission, Louisiana Passenger...

Homicide on Exchange Alley in Lutcher

Press Release On Saturday August 31st, 2019 at approximately 3:21 am, the St. James Parish Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call reporting a shooting that had taken place in front of the residence located at 2312 North Exchange Alley in Lutcher, LA. Upon arriving at...

Arrest Made on Bomb Threat Called into Lutcher High School

Press Release On Tuesday August 27, 2019 at approximately 12:08 pm, the St. James Parish Sheriff’s Office responded to a bomb threat at Lutcher High School (1910 West Main Street, Lutcher, LA). School officials reported to the responding deputies that a male caller...

Arrest Made in June 21st Homicide

The St. James Parish Sheriff’s Office, along with the assistance of the Gramercy Police Department and the Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office, have made arrests for the homicide of Terrence Johnson that occurred on June 21st, 2019. Terrence Johnson was shot multiple...

Sheriff Willy Martin Awards Scholarship to College-Bound Teen

Sheriff Martin announced that A’niya Southerland has been named the recipient of an academic scholarship from the Louisiana Sheriffs’ Scholarship Program for the 2018-2019 school year. A’niya resides in Vacherie with her mother, Nadine Jacobs. She plans to attend...

National Prescription Drug Takeback Day

Turn in your unused or expired prescription medication for safe disposal.   The National Prescription Drug Take Back Day addresses a crucial public safety and public health issue. According to the 2016 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 6.2 million Americans...

Clark Arrested for Second Degree Murder

On Monday, February 11, 2019, at 10:21pm, St. James Parish Sheriff’s Office began an investigation of a shooting that occurred in the Oscar Brooks Apartments, in Lutcher.  The victim, Destin Smith, age 22, of Gramercy, LA, was transported to St. James Parish Hospital...

Shots Fired in Brooks Housing

On February 11th, 2019 at approximately 10:21 pm, the St. James Parish Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call reporting shots being fired in the Brooks Apartments located in Lutcher, LA.  Responding deputies discovered an individual lying outside near parked vehicles. ...

Update on Christmas Eve Shooting

A second arrest has been made regarding the homicides that occurred on December 24th, 2018. Jermain Lee Lewis, Jr. (DOB 1-27-1997, Lutcher, LA) was apprehended in Baton Rouge, LA by the U. S. Marshall Service’s Middle Louisiana Fugitive Task Force. He is charged with...

Arrest Made in Christmas Eve Shooting

The St. James Parish Sheriff’s Office has made an arrest regarding the Christmas Eve shooting in Lutcher. Tyquan Twendell Williams (DOB 9/27/1994, Lutcher, LA) was arrested on January 9, 2019 and has been charged with LA R.S. 14:30.1 Second Degree Murder. The...

Christmas Eve Shooting on Main St in Lutcher

On December 24th, 2018 at approximately 11:29pm, deputies from the St. James Parish Sheriff’s Office, and officers from the Lutcher and Gramercy Police Departments responded to a call regarding a shooting that took place near 2176 Main Street in Lutcher, LA. Upon...

FirstNet Steps Up to the Plate for Christmas Eve

FirstNet, Built with AT&T, deployed one of its Sat COLTs, (Satellite Cell On Light Trucks),  in St James Parish on LA 3193.  The Sat COLT will provide dedicated access for communications on BAND 14 devices to public safety on Christmas Eve.  We all know with the...

Crime Report Week of Dec 10 – Dec 16, 2018

DURING THE WEEK OF 12/10/2018 TO 12/16/2018 THE ST. JAMES PARISH SHERIFF'S OFFICE, GRAMERCY POLICE DEPARTMENT & LUTCHER POLICE DEPARTMENT HANDLED 351 INCOMING COMPLAINTS. THE FOLLOWING SUBJECTS WERE BOOKED INTO THE ST. JAMES PARISH DETENTION CENTER: AUTIN, JOSHUA...

Crime Report Week of Dec 3 – Dec 9, 2018

DURING THE WEEK OF 12/03/2018 TO 12/09/2018 THE ST. JAMES PARISH SHERIFF'S OFFICE, GRAMERCY POLICE DEPARTMENT & LUTCHER POLICE DEPARTMENT HANDLED 343 INCOMING COMPLAINTS. THE FOLLOWING SUBJECTS WERE BOOKED INTO THE ST. JAMES PARISH DETENTION CENTER: ALBERT,...

St James High School 2018 Arrive Alive Video

The St. James High School students (School News Committee) submitted their video, “Arrive Alive”, to the South-Central Regional Safety Coalition for the Distracted Driving contest.

Child Safety Seat 2018

The St. James Parish Sheriff’s Office will conduct its annual Child Safety Seat Check-up event on Saturday, October 6th, 2018, from 8:00 A.M. to 12:00 P.M at Winn Dixie, with the help of the Gramercy Police Department, South Central Planning & Development...

Sheriff’s Office Upgrades to New Phone System

Sheriff Willy Martin, Jr. is proud to announce that the new Mitel MiCloud Flex phone system will go live on Tuesday, August 28, 2018. The new system will deliver unified, mission-critical communications including voice, messaging, mobility, presence, conferencing,...