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‘Night Out’ parties planned in St. John, St. Charles parishes

LEONARD GRAY / L’Observateur / August 3, 1998

LAPLACE – The National Night Out Against Crime, coordinated through local law enforcement agencies, is on for Tuesday night in the River Parishes.

Some parties will begin as early at 5 p.m. and last until at least 9 p.m.Residential neighborhood groups throughout St. Charles and St. John theBaptist parishes will host block parties, get acquainted with their neighbors and send a message to the criminal element that victims of crime are teaming with law enforcement agencies to communicate and cooperate against crime.

National Night Out is designed to heighten crime and drug prevention awareness, generate support and participation in local anti-crime efforts, strengthen neighborhood spirit and police/community relations and send a message to criminals that neighbors are organizing and fighting back against crime.

In St. John Parish, Lt. Greg “Za” Maurin and Lt. Wayne Norwood report thefollowing scheduled parties: Reserve – Simone Blanchard, 114 Reserve Drive, Reserve.

– Loretta Belvin, 165 Rosenwald Drive, Reserve – St. Pierre Family, 185 Marmillion.- The Rev. Wendell Norman, 301 Homewood.Garyville – Nell LeBeouf, 272 Historic Main.

Old LaPlace – Lois Clement, 602 Oleander Street.

– Miriam Laurent, 148 Stanley Place.

– Kathy Walsh, Shearwater Place gazebo.

Belle Terre – Donna Flynn, 700 block North Canterbury.

– Mike Bourgeois, 377 Highland.

– Chris Sigler, 2120 Colonial Drive.

– Henry Edler, 2161 Colonial Drive.

Country Club Drive – Darren Trosclair, 2292 Country Club Drive.

The Links – Larry Clark and Chris Cox, 102-103 Oakmont Drive Riverlands – Van Gilmore, Denver Hatchell, Stu Torres, 500 block Rienzi Drive.

In St. Charles Parish, Lt. Dwayne LaGrange and Susie Breaux report thefollowing scheduled parties: Hahnville – Dwayne LaGrange, 294 Trails Way Drive.

Luling – Sherry Gutierrez, 30 Palm Place.

– Nadine Madere, 336 Courville Drive.

– Shirley Gaubert, 915 Gassen Street.

Ama – Vanessa Johnson, 200-300 blocks of Kennedy Street.

Norco – Clyde Taylor, corner East and First streets.

– Brenda Schexnayder, 336 Marino Drive.

Destrehan – Susie Breaux, 128 Ormond Meadows Drive.

St. Rose- Steven Black, 14 Bridle Path Lane.

Organizers also suggested the parties invite their parish councilmen and school board members, giving each a chance to hear their constituents.

More than 27 million people are expected to participate across America.

The program is sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch, and co-sponsored locally by the St. Charles and St. John the Baptist Sheriff’soffices.

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