The son of St. Bernard Parish Sheriff James Pohlmann, Justin Pohlmann, has been arrested by sheriff’s detectives on a warrant alleging one count of burglary and two counts of misdemeanor theft from a Chalmette residence and garage, according to the sheriff’s office.
The victim is a neighbor of the younger Pohlmann, who lives on Riverland Street in Chalmette.
Justin Pohlmann, 28, was booked into St. Bernard Parish Prison after surrendering Thursday on the arrest warrant signed by a district judge. Sheriff’s detectives developed information on the burglary which led to them requesting the arrest warrant arrest.
Pohlmann turned himself in after sheriff’s deputies spent much of the morning looking for him to serve the arrest warrant.
“Like all too many parents, I have a child who has gotten into trouble with the law,’’ Sheriff Pohlmann said in a statement.
“My son, Justin, has a substance abuse problem which has returned,’’ the sheriff said, and much of the property crimes that occur today are the result of people who have such problems and steal to get money to continue using narcotics.