CrimeCon is a weekend event experience for true crime fans, creators, and professionals. PLAQUEMINE – The Iberville Parish Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of a St. Martin Parish man in the theft of an excavator from an environmental services company and the murder of an employee of the company.Iberville Parish Sheriff’s Detectives began investigating the theft of an excavator at Dow Chemical in January. Stephen is a 29-year veteran with the Iberville Sheriff’s Department, and previously served as Chief Criminal Deputy for 12 years under Sheriff Brent Allain. Chief Deputy Stephen Engolio. Unit detectives also work with other law enforcement agencies in solving crimes in the parish. Criminal Division Retired Iberville Parish, LA Detective Rodie Sanchez became an instant fan-favorite during his CrimeCon 2019 appearance in New Orleans. The most unusual request St. Angelo had to deal with came from a female fan who wanted him to autograph an intimate part of her body so she could later have it tattooed. Each boat is equipped with specialized GPS technology, and crew members are certified in operation of the units. This property includes all real estate, all business movable property (personal property), and all oil & gas property and equipment. However, he said, the cancer is now in remission. Something unexpected happened when Iberville Parish Sheriff Brett Stassi opened his agency's doors to a Hollywood camera crew looking to film a true-crime reality show about investigations into unsolved murders. He worked as a patrol deputy for 7 years, and has worked as a narcotics detective, in the LEAD Task Force, and as commander of the SWAT team. Detectives initiated a welfare check of … Interstate Patrol The announcement of the new season, sans the Iberville Parish Sheriff's Office, didn’t sit well with fans who can’t seem to get enough of the Iberville crew. St. Major Johnny Blanchard The department has 20 full-time dispatchers, with 12 assigned to the Plaquemine central dispatch located at the parish jail facility, and four each assigned to the Maringouin and St. Gabriel sub-stations. The Detectives Unit is responsible for investigating misdemeanor and felony crimes, recovering stolen property and developing solid cases in arrests to assure successful prosecution. "Killing Fields" became an instant hit for the Discovery Channel after it premiered in January 2016. According to Sheriff Brett Stassi, detectives with the Iberville Parish Sheriff’s Office responded to a call from a local business reporting that several items had been taken from a job site. Major Ronnie Hebert With a heavy focus on education CrimeCon connects thousands of attendees with the mysteries, cases, and issues that intrigue them. She even named her dog Rodie and her cat Aubrey," he says. And the Louisiana Office of Tourism claims that in 2016, 3 percent of visitors to the state visited an area where a TV show or movie was filmed. ORLANDO, Fla. — Police say they are still searching for a man who shot and killed a former co-worker after his recent firing from an Orlando outlet mall. The cameras and bright lights of Hollywood might have dimmed on the Iberville Parish Sheriff’s Office’s investigation into the two-decade-old …. Following an investigation, detectives arrested Randy Rooks, DOB 10/22/86, of 27420 Hwy 405, Plaquemine, for possession of stolen things. The unit also assists the U.S. Coast Guard when needed, and is a founding member of JTF-7. According to Louisiana Economic Development, the Discovery Channel spent approximately $2.3 million in the state to film two seasons of "Killing Fields" in Iberville Parish. In his confession, Dominique claimed he frequented gay bars and targeted men he thought would be willing to have sex for money. The Iberville Parish Jail is operated by the Sheriff’s Department. In his role as Chief Administrator, he handles office management and serves as a liaison between residents and various government agencies and local industry. He prefers getting information by word of mouth rather than through a … The Discovery Channel recently announced a third season of "Killing Fields" but with one major change. "Everyone I bump into asks me if we'll do another TV show," he says. "I'm not here anymore, but everyone is talking about the Iberville Parish Sheriff's Department and what a good team Brett has got.". The deputies work 12-hour shifts, which change monthly. St. Angelo says he constantly gets recognized while investigating other cases in the field and usually, fans of the show become more compliant once they realize it's him. A Florida man and woman were arrested in Iberville Parish after authorities said Thursday they found more than 22 pounds of cocaine during a recent traffic stop. State officials say the popularity of shows like "Killing Fields," "Swamp People" and "Duck Dynasty" — all filmed in parts of Louisiana — has put money into the state's economy and has been a boost for tourism. Major James “Jimbo” Cox and Capt. Training for this unit is rigorous and includes hand-to-hand combat, marksmanship, entry, repelling and hostage negotiations. Since that time he has worked as a sales representative and as owner of a food service business. Criminal DivisionChief Deputy Stephen Engolio. "Her parents contacted me, and they're bringing her down for a surprise visit for her birthday.". Stephen is a 29-year veteran with the Iberville Sheriff’s Department, and previously served as Chief Criminal Deputy for 12 years under Sheriff Brent Allain. "The show brought out what law enforcement really is," Sanchez says. Warden Pete Edwards. Its seat is Plaquemine. Suits & Records – Responsibilities include processing legal documents and warrants for service. Within two short seasons of "Killing Fields," which aired on the Discovery Channel, Stassi saw the investigators of his Criminal Division who starred in the series become so popular and beloved that viewers have named children and pets after them. Iberville Parish sheriff deputies arrested Jose Garcia Zuniga, 31, and Maria Juarez, 29 — both of Bradenton, Florida — following a Wednesday night traffic stop on Interstate 10 near Grosse Tete, according to officials. They often the first department representatives to interact with the public; and responsibilities include answering distress calls, making arrests, resolving disputes, taking crime and accident reports, conducting traffic enforcement, and providing security for a variety of events. 58050 Meriam Street P. O. It houses up to 120 male and female inmates, and also processes those who are arrested and handle bonding requirements. Own a piece of history! Other questions:email@example.com. Uniform Patrol 58050 Meriam Street P. O. Sanchez charmed his way into the hearts of true crime fans during his appearance in Discovery's Killing Fields, which followed the detective as he emerged from retirement to re-open the the case that still haunts him: the 1997 murder of LSU … Sanchez says he's getting a special visit in this month from a 5-year-old Texas girl who is a huge fan of the show. Detectives believe Marcantel had knowledge of an elderly … This elite unit is trained and equipped to respond quickly in high-risk operations where force may be necessary. Every day I get a chance, I think about that poor girl. Detectives and narcotic agents with the Iberville Parish Sheriff’s Office worked with the State Fire Marshal’s Office, and Plaquemine Police Department to investigate these reported crimes. PLAQUEMINE, La. (NBC Local 33) (FOX 44) – A deputy with the Iberville Parish Sheriff’s Office has been fired following his arrest in connection with the rape of a one-year-old boy. Monty Migliacio. This sub-unit of the Uniform Patrol unit, handles the responsibilities of a uniformed patrol deputy, and also provides traffic control and enforcement, along with escort services. We pulled 6 guns off our streets, some of these guns were stolen and some were illegally possessed by … TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A Florida police detective was arrested Tuesday for tampering with evidence after she covered up a procedural mistake she had made during an attempted murder investigation, officials said. After his 2006 arrest, Dominique confessed to the rape and murder of at least 23 men in Terrebonne Parish, Lafourche Parish, Iberville Parish and Jefferson Parish over a 10-year period beginning in 1997. The docuseries featured detective Rodie Sanchez, who has since retired, and Detective Aubrey St. Angelo as the mismatched duo leading the investigation into the two-decade-old murder of an LSU graduate student whose decomposed body was discovered in a bayou in Iberville Parish. In his role as Chief Criminal Deputy, he oversees the day-to-day operations of the Sheriff’s Office, including investigations, internal affairs, human resources and administrative issues. Jackson has served as a volunteer for the Iberville Headstart Advisory Panel and mentoring kids in the Widow Son Lodge after-school program. The popularity of "Killing Fields" has had an amusing effect on the lives of its stars. Email notifications are only sent once a day, and only if there are new matching items. This real time show follows detectives in Iberville Parish, Louisiana as they investigate real crimes in remote areas, where cases of mysterious deaths often go unsolved for years. There was even a post suggesting fans start an online petition to get them back. Detective Lori Morgan is the resident forensics expert at the Iberville Parish Sheriff's Office. Iberville Parish detectives said they don’t know why a 21-year-old Baton Rouge man shot himself in the head Wednesday morning while driving westbound on … He worked in plant security, and then worked as a lab specialist, senior operator and trainer at The Dow Chemical Co. for 27 years. In addition, 1 percent of the state's residents visited areas where TV shows or movies were filmed. Jan 14, 2020. Tucked between the swamps of the Atchafalaya and the bustling state capitol of Baton Rouge is a parish rich with legend and mystery, where tales of survival and triumph are central to its core. "Apollo 50," our hardcover book about the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, has been released. Deputies working in this unit complete an extensive motorcycle driving course in order to learn how to handle their motorcycles at high speeds and in adverse driving conditions. The Iberville Parish Sheriff’s Department is the chief law enforcement agency in Iberville Parish, Louisiana. Agent Tyson Mire, K-9 Exon, Agent Mark Cooper, K-9 Basco. The Division also handles sheriff’s sales. Water Patrol In light of the indictment in Iberville Parish, second-degree murder and feticide charges were dropped in East Baton Rouge Parish. Property Tax Office – The tax office is responsible for collecting all Iberville Parish property taxes annually. PLAQUEMINE, La. Thousands made it known on the show’s Facebook page that they weren’t interested in watching unless it featured Sanchez, St. Angelo and the rest of the Iberville Parish Sheriff's Office. The Iberville Parish detectives weren’t able to solve the case in the first season, but the show’s producers brought them back for a second one to dig into another cold case. Thaddeous Warrington, 19, and Mark Velez-Amador, 24, have been arrested and charged with first-degree murder. Camera men align their shots for a scene featuring Maj. Ronnie Hebert, of the Iberville Parish Sheriff's Office, for the Discovery Channel true-crime reality show 'Killing Fields. She sees gruesome crime scenes all the time, but there's one type of … The Interstate Patrol Division is tasked with traffic enforcement on the interstate in north Iberville, which is a corridor for illegal drugs, weapons, money, explosives and other illegal materials. Box 231 • Plaquemine, LA 70764 225-687-5100 • 1-800-577-4873 He has attended numerous law enforcement training school … This new unit initiated by Sheriff Brett Stassi is charged with thorough investigation of crime scenes so that critical evidence is handled properly and all evidence is collected. And the camaraderie of the detectives that the show highlighted attracted a couple of fans in the law enforcement business to travel from other states to beg Stassi for a job. Rodie Sanchez, Iberville Parish LA Sheriff's Office; Lead Investigator, Killing Fields “When we have a case like this and have made no headway, this is a way of revitalizing that case, bringing it back to life. The suspect in those murders, Tommy Francise, is in prison awaiting trial. He also has a nursing degree from Loyola University. The Iberville Sheriff’s Department has several specially-designed and equipped boats to perform a variety of activities in Iberville’s many waterways, including surveillance, investigation of narcotics cases, rescue operations of boating accidents or lost boaters, and pursuit and apprehension of suspects. Sanchez is now retired from the Sheriff's Office. The Iberville Parish detectives weren’t able to solve the case in the first season, but the show’s producers brought them back for a second one to dig into another cold case. (WAFB) - In Iberville Parish, detectives jailed Galen Marcantel, 54. The sheriff says it's no longer uncommon for out-of-town visitors to drop by the Sheriff's Office wanting to meet the detectives from the show. Department finances – Responsibilities include maintaining the budget, payroll, insurance, and issuing purchase orders. The Unit is divided unto three sub-units operating out of the main office in Plaquemine, and sub-stations in Maringouin and St. Gabriel. In addition, the deputies assigned to this unit are specially trained, equipped and educated for this hazardous line of patrol. Box 231 • Plaquemine, LA 70764 225-687-5100 • 1-800-577-4873 He worked as a patrol deputy for 7 years, and has worked as a narcotics detective, in the LEAD Task Force, and as commander of the SWAT team. Deputy Eric Tankersley and Deputy David Whittenberg Special Operations Group The parish was formed in 1807. Iberville Parish Courthouse PO Box 423 Plaquemine, LA 70765-0423 Phone: 225.687.5160 Parish Clerk has marriage and land records … The deputies in this unit are assigned a K-9 dog capable of detection of various narcotics, tracking missing or wanted persons, and protecting deputies from physical threat. Corrections/Parish Jail Both detectives are joined by many other detectives in the Iberville Parish Sheriff's office. Dominique Harris, 20, who was “a person of interest” in a 2019 murder, got into a dramatic, caught-on-video gunfight with police outside a convenience store, with cops firing 50 shots in the exchange, the Tampa Bay Times reported. "One drove from South Dakota just to meet us," Stassi says, with a laugh. Follow Terry Jones on Twitter, @tjonesreporter. Detectives said they discovered a large quantity of blood in Washington’s car, The Advocate reported. At point, several fans offered to donate their kidney to him after hearing he was suffering from cancer. This time, it focused on two men who were believed to have been killed by their former employer. During the investigation, the body of Avery Hastings, a … We work closely with municipal law enforcement agencies in Iberville to maintain a safe community for all of Iberville’s residents. Det. And he went back, packed up his family and now works here.". A Florida man who shot and wounded a St. Petersburg cop during a shootout Wednesday was killed when he was hit by 38 rounds. “Rodie is an old school, flat foot detective trying to fit in the new high tech world of modern policing. "He said he liked the way I run my department from what he watched on the show and he wanted a job. The show switched locales away from the swampy bayous of Iberville Parish to Isle of Wight County, an isolated farmland community in Virginia, A new band of detectives will take center stage in the upcoming season. The Communications division is critical to the Sheriff’s Department because it includes the dispatchers who handle incoming calls of emergencies and criminal activity and are responsible for obtaining important information and relaying it to the proper Sheriff’s Department deputies. Motorcycle Patrol The Osceola County Sheriff’s Office has made three arrests in connection to a Kissimmee shooting from over the weekend. Detective Lori Morgan is the resident forensics expert at the Iberville Parish Sheriff's Office. Iberville Parish Sheriff's Office is the chief law enforcement agency in Iberville Parish. He declined. "A film crew from the Discovery Channel show 'Killing Fields' prepares to shoot a scene featuring Maj. Ronnie Hebert (right), who heads the Sheriff's Office's Criminal Division.". "They claim it gave them something to do on a Tuesday night.". Season 2 picks up detectives Rodie Sanchez, Aubrey St. Angelo and the rest of the team continue looking into the 1997 murder of student Eugenie Boisfontaine. “This case haunts me. The Uniform Patrol Division consists of four teams of uniformed officers working 10 zones throughout the parish. He’s also gotten multiple requests do interviews and invitations to teach specialized training for other law enforcement agencies. The shooting happened Monday night at the Under Armour store at the Orlando Premium Outlets on International Drive. In 34 years of crime solving, it’s her 1997 murder the retired Iberville Parish Sheriff’s detective just can’t shake. He has attended numerous law enforcement training school and seminars, and completed the LSU Command College in 2002. (WAFB) - In Iberville Parish, detectives jailed Galen Marcantel, 54. It is a parish of a people strong and resilient from life's challenges, yet, oh so friendly. It is a parish proud of the role it has played in helping south Louisiana thrive for over 200 years. Lana Teresa Van, 17, was arrested as an accessory after the fact. You have permission to edit this article. Aubrey St. Angelo, of the Iberville Parish Sheriff's Office. The jail, built in 1976, is located on Bayou Road in south Plaquemine. TV show featuring Iberville Parish detectives has fans clamoring for more, BY TERRY L. JONES | firstname.lastname@example.org, Iberville Parish detectives wrap up “Killing Fields” reality show without an arrest in cold case homicide, Iberville detectives on TV show 'Killing Fields' say drive to solve cold-case homicide very real, with some twists, Defense attorney: Plaquemine client accused in 2 slayings too ill to stand trial after cancer diagnosis. There was a problem saving your notification. Order for $39.95. The Iberville Parish Assessor is responsible for discovery, listing, and valuing all property in the Parish for ad valorem tax purposes. Iberville Parish (French: Paroisse d'Iberville) is a parish located south of Baton Rouge in the U.S. state of Louisiana. Iberville Parish is part of the Baton Rouge, LA Metropolitan Statistical Area He's also heard from many children who claim they want to be cops now after watching him on the show. The unit is on 24-hour call and ready to respond to any life-threatening situation. While the show has brought positive attention to the work done by Stassi and his officers, the state has also reaped financial benefits from it. The Plaquemine Police Department is under the command of elected Police Chief Kenny Payne The staff includes 16 patrol officers, four detectives, one juvenile officer, two narcotics investigators, four part-time officers, four dispatchers, three officer workers, and a part-time flotilla officer. Orlando police said Eunice Marie Vazquez, a store manager, was killed by recently fired employee Daniel Everett. Property taxes are due on December 31 and penalties accrue after that date. The film crew for the Discovery Channel's 'Killing Fields' stands by to shoot a scene for the true-crime reality featuring Maj. Ronnie Hebert and Det. 424 talking about this. She sees gruesome crime scenes all the time, but there's one type of … Russell has worked in various industry and sales positions for 32 years. BATON ROUGE, La. According to a biography from Discovery, Sanchez worked for 32 years with the Iberville Parish Sheriff's Office. "Her parents contacted me and said she has watched every show. Suspects during the investigation featured in the show were: Derrick Todd Lee , also known as the Baton Rouge Serial Killer, an unidentified male named Robert that Eugenie may have dated at the time of her murder and Michael Schmidt, her ex-husband. Editor's note: This article was changed on Jan. 5, 2018, to note that retired deputy Rodie Sanchez's cancer is in remission. Tampa police Chief Brian Dugan said during a news conference that Jarda Bradford, 38, … Detectives believe Marcantel had knowledge of an elderly woman living in unsanitary conditions among 14 cats and 2 dogs. The premise of the show revolved around murders where the victims' bodies get dumped in secluded places. 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