[StBernard] Teens accused of shooting out $6, 800 worth of Chalmette street lights

Westley Annis westley at da-parish.com
Fri Feb 10 20:47:59 EST 2012

Teens accused of shooting out $6,800 worth of Chalmette street lights


Posted on February 10, 2012 at 4:50 PM

CHALMETTE, La. - Two teens have been arrested and another is being sought on
charges they used a BB gun to shoot out 40 street lights in the parish last
week, according to the St. Bernard Parish Sheriff's Office.

Shawn Galle, 17, along with an unnamed 15-year-old were charged with felony
criminal damage to property over $500.

According to Sheriff-Elect James Pohlmann, the pair, along with another
15-year-old, shot out the lights on Feb. 1. The damage was estimated to be
about $6,800.

Parish President David Peralta said he takes the incident seriously because
it will cost parish government about $6,800 to replace the lighting,
including costs for the bulbs and shields as well as the cost required for
parish crews to replace them.

"All efforts will be made to seek restitution'' for the costs of
replacement, Peralta said. "Parish government is going to have zero
tolerance for damage done to parish property.''

Steet lights were shot out the night of Feb. 1 on Jupiter, Titans and
Shangri-La drives in Chalmette. The gun used hasn't been recovered.

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