Wednesday, December 1, 2010

THIS WEEK AT KBZE/KFRA:


(1) Wednesday Dec 8th

*It's the Food Net Drive for St. Mary Outreach!
Meet DJ Fab, Mike Tyte & Danika with two bags of can goods, or non-perishable
items at
*Listen to the New Orleans Hornets take on the Detroit Pistons at 6:30 p.m!
(2) Friday Dec 10th!
*Patterson vs Parkview Baptist in The Superdome!












Thursday, August 26, 2010

ST MARY COUNCIL BLASTS SCHOOL BOARD

The St. Mary Parish Council agreed to give The Arc of St. Mary,
the Center of Hope, an additional $5,000 to feed their 21
students, due to an 18 percent budget cut by Medicaid, which is
funded by the federal government.

However, the award came after Bonita Peliter, the center's director,
told the council that St. Mary School Superitendent Donald
Aguillard refused to allow the students, all who have mental
disabilities, to eat lunch through the school system, with
the faculty and staff price of $2.50.

Currently, the standard lunch price in the school system is
$3.75 for adults, and 2.50 for faculty.

Peltier said that Aguillard told her that the Circle of Hope Students
could not eat at any school and pay $2.50 for their lunch,
"because it is not budgeted."

Furthermore, Peltier said most of the students are elderly.

She said most, which include men, bring a small lunchable to
eat, and "that's what they have all day from 7:30 am to
3:30 p.m."

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

CUTS COULD CUT ST MARY COUNCIL ON AGING

By: Howard J Castay, Jr.

Beverly Domengeaux who directs the St. Mary Parish Council on Aging, said any further state cuts could force her budget into the red by $125,000, and it could further shrink her services.

Speaking before the parish council, Domengeaux said one of the parish's senior citizens told her, "If you guys would close, we would just die."

Domengeaux spoke before parish leaders to request an additional $20,000 on top of the $30,000 the council funds her yearly. The council later granted her wish.

"What they did, will allow me to cut a waiting list of 435 more seniors in half, in order to serve them a hot meal daily with the Meals on Wheels program," she said. "But the word we got is that we're going to get more cuts from the state. The governor wants to make more cuts. And if we get cut anymore, we're going to have to make up that money with fundraisers."

"Things are going up. People aren't able to give us the contributions that they usual do," she said. "A lot of people are moving into the community, but they're moving in with family because they can't keep up their homes anymore. That's putting added pressure on everyone."

Last year, Domengeaux said she provided 113,233 meals to 919 people last year, the cost of which is shy $300,000.

"We ask our folks to donate $5 for a homemaker and $2 for a meal, and we're getting about half of that because people just don't' have the money, yet every day we're seeing more people that need the home delivered meals," Domengeaux said.

"The governor tells me that the senior programs are for the community and the family to take care of. 'Get the community involved and get the families more involved,' he says. Well I'm there to supplement the families, not to take the place of them," she said.

During her pitch to the St. Mary Parish Council, Council Chairman Albert Foulcard asked, "I always thought the government was family oriented?"

"I did too Mr. Foulcard," she answered. "And the Older Americans Act says specifically that we must have services for seniors. Well, what we get paid is roughly $1.25 for each senior in this parish, and we have a little over 6,000."

Councilman Craig Matthews asked, so what you're saying is that your deficit is likely to grow? He later poised a question to the council, "Well we help out the prisoners more than the elderly. What do we have to say about that?"

Councilman Gary Duhon averted that question, with this statement, "We might not be obligated to feed our seniors, but hey, I'm getting old myself. We need to comb our budget to find more ways we can help."

"Well how much did we allocate to the golf course," Matthews asked. "Helping this program out should not even be a debate."

Domengeaux said one of the parish's mayors, whom she did not name, asked her if her clients really needed most of her services. She said he is following his wish, and personally reviewing each individual situation.

She also said that the United Way cut their budget and told her they're not sure they are going to be able to met contractual obligations they have with St. Mary Parish.

However, she said that St. Mary Community Action Director Almetra Franklin has offered grant writers to find funds, in order to feed the seniors in the home.

"There is a new buzz word in other parts of the world called ageism, that is, when a person reaches a certain age, no one should have to take care of them anymore. I say remember, if it wasn't for us seniors, none of you would be here right now," she said.

In approving the additional money for Domengeaux, Councilman Matthews learned it could wipe out most of the balance that is located in the gaming fund from the Amelia Belle Casino.

Paul Governale, the parish's staff accountant, told the council that there "will be not too much, if anything left for seniors."

"I'm not worried about the rainy days. Let's worry about them later. Let's feed our seniors," Matthews said.


 

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

St. Mary Sheriff’s Office 8/10


 

St. Mary Parish Sheriff's Office Press Release


 


 

Sheriff David A. Naquin advises that on last yesterday afternoon, they recovered the body of 60 yaer old Glenn Lemoine of Patterson, who was missing since early Saturday morning.


 

Sheriff Naquin advises that the body has been turned over to St. Mary Parish Corners Office pending investigation and Identification.  No further information Available at this time.


 

Also, according to Sheriff David Naquin during the last 24 hours the Sheriff's Office responded to 36 complaints and reports the following arrests:


 

Conley Jones 61, 1366 Joseph St., Amelia, was arrested on yesterday at on a warrant for Aggravated Battery.  Jones was located at his residence, placed under arrest on warrant and booked into the parish jail with no bond at this time.


 

Brandon Gaudet , 20, of 136 Parro Lane, Berwick was arrested last night on warrants for Failure to Appear on the charge of Possession of Marijuana and Failure to Appear for Contempt Hearing.  Gaudet was located at his residence, placed under arrest and booked into the parish jail with no bond at this time.

    
 


 


 

 
 


 


 


 

Monday, August 9, 2010

St. Mary Sheriff’s 8/9/10

According to Sheriff David Naquin, during the last 72 hours the Sheriff's Office responded to 102 complaints and reports the following arrests:


 

Nakeytra L. Richard, 22, of 1404 Cherry St., Patterson, was arrested Friday afternoon on warrants for Issuing Worthless Checks.  Richard Suspect was placed under arrest and issued a summons to appear in court this fall.


 

Eldridge L. Jones, 49, of 1028 Ciro St., Morgan City was arrested Friday afternoon, on a warrant for Issuing Worthless Checks.  Jones was placed under arrest and issued a summons to appear in court this fall.


 

Shaneka Webb, 25, of 508 Tab St. Lot # 11, Patterson was arrested Friday night, for Aggravated Assault, Disturbing the Peace by Fighting and a warrant for Failure to Appear on the charge of Monetary Instrument Abuse. 


 

Karen Meyerholtz, 38, and Travis Meyerholtz, 33, both of 2128 Hebert St. in Franklin were arrested Friday night for Domestic Abuse Battery with Karen Meyerholtz also being charged with Aggravated Battery.  A Deputy was called to above location in reference to a disturbance.  Upon his arrival to the area, he was met in driveway by Karen who advised that she and her husband were arguing when she was attempting to leave, when he committed a battery upon her.  Karen also advised she was trying to leave and Travis was leaning on the van and he fell to the ground.  The Deputy went inside the home and found Travis who said he and his wife got into an argument and Karen was leaving with their son, so when he tried to stop them, she hit him. Travis also said that when she was backing out in the vehicle, she struck him.  After the investigation both suspects were placed under arrest and booked into the parish jail with Karen having a $12,500.00 bond and Travis having a $2500.00 bond. Both were later released.


 

Virginia L. Jaques 52 yoa of 1605 Maple St., Franklin was arrested on Sunday afternoon at 1:48 pm for Livestock at Large. 

A Deputy was called to DeSonnier Road and Hwy 90 in reference to cows running loose.  Upon a Deputy's arrival, the animals were located running free.  Jacques was placed under arrest and issued a summons to appear in court this fall.


 


 

 
 


 


 


 

Friday, August 6, 2010

FRANKLIN POLICE DEPARTMENT 8/6/10

THE FRANKLIN POLICE DEPARTMENT REPORTS THE FOLLOWING ARRESTS OVER THE PAST 72 HOURS:

Daniel Williams, 30, of Prairie Road – Franklin, was arrested on warrants for Franklin Police Department for 2 counts of Theft. Mr. Williams is being held with no bond at the present time.

Bianca Prince, 19, of Willow St – Franklin, was arrested and charged with Theft. Ms. Prince was processed and released on a $1,000.00 bond to appear in 3rd Ward City Court.

ST MARY CRIME REPORT 8/6/10

The St. Mary Multi-Jurisdictional Drug Task Force, consisting of the St. Mary Sheriff Dept., Morgan City Police Dept., Patterson Police Department Franklin Police Dept., Baldwin Police Dept., Berwick Police Dept., and Chitimacha Police Dept., report the following arrests:


 

Keron Daniels, 26, of 410 Canal Drive Franklin, was arrested yesterday, in the area of Zenor Road @ U.S. Highway 90 during a traffic stop.


 

Daniels had a suspended driver's license. During the stop cocaine and ecstasy were located. Daniels was arrested for Possession of Cocaine,  Possession of MDMA (Ecstasy), Driving Under Suspension, Failure to Signal Lane Change And Obstruction of Justice. Daniels was transported to the Lafayette Correctional Center for booking and incarceration.


 

Calvin Washington, 44, of 177 Georgetown Rd. Glencoe, was arrested yesterday afternoon, on Market lane in Glenco and charged with Poss. Of Marijuana and Drug Paraphernalia.


 

Wilfred Grimm, 33 of 131 Market Ln. Glencoe, was arrested yesterday afternoon on Market lane and charged with Poss. Of Marijuana W/I/T/D and Drug Paraphernalia


 

Freddie Carson, 55 of 1853 Hwy 83 Ashton, La. was arrested yesterday afternoon on Market lane and charged with Poss. Of Marijuana.


 

While speaking with the subjects; Calvin Washington (the driver of a vehicle) was found to be in possession of a bag of Marijuana, rolling papers, smoking pipe, and cigar.


 

Wilfred Grimm, the driver of another vehicle, was found to be in possession of a bag of Marijuana and rolling papers and cigar wrappers while the front passenger of Grimm's vehicle, Freddie Carson, was in possession of Marijuana.


 

All the subjects were placed under arrest for the said charges then transported to the parish jail for processing and incarceration.


 


 

According to Sheriff David Naquin during the past 24 hour period, the Sheriff's Office responded to 40 complaints and reports the following arrests:


 

Auther Neal Olivarez, 35 , 118 North Verrett St., Amelia, was arrested yesterday afternoon, on a warrant for Probation and Parole. He was transported to the parish jail for processing and incarceration.


 

James Dotherow, 54, 709 Boudreaux St, Berwick, was arrested last night on charge of Misuse of 911 Communication.


 

Deputies were dispatched to 629 Superior Lane in Bayou Vista, in reference to four 911 calls made by James. Upon deputies arrival it was learned that there was no emergency and the calls were fictitiously made. This resulted in his arrest. He was transported to the parish jail for processing and incarceration.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office 8/5/10

According to Sheriff David Naquin, during the past 24hour period, the St. Mary Parish Sheriff's Office responded to 30 complaints and reports the following arrests:


 

Brashayla Druilhet, 17, 243 Easy street and Denae Daggs, 17 245 Easy Street Franklin, were arrested yesterday afternoon on the charges of Disturbing the peace fighting on Easy Street in Franklin.


 

Deputies were dispatched to a report of two subjects fighting in the street. After investigation both were arrested and transported to the parish jail for processing and incarceration.


 

Yolanda T. Matthews, 38, 144 Yellow Bayou Road, Centerville, was arrested yesterday morning, on warrants for Issuing worthless checks. She was released on summons.


 

Phillip W. Williams, 38, 120 Glenwood St Morgan City, yesterday afternoon, on warrants for Failure to appear for speeding and Issuing Worthless Checks. He was and transported to the parish jail for processing and incarceration.


 

Wynn Candler Whitehurst, 34, 2748 Sixth Street Berwick, was arrested yesterday afternoon, on a warrant for Theft over $500.00 and Criminal damage to property. This stems from an investigation of theft of several tires and rims and a jack from the Morgan City area. He was transported to the parish jail for processing and incarceration.


 

David Whitehurst , 19 , 2748 Sixth Street Berwick, was arrested yesterday on a warrant for Theft over $500.00. This stems from an investigation of theft of several tires and rims and a jack from the Morgan City area. He was transported to the parish jail for processing and incarceration.

Friday, July 30, 2010

ST MARY PARISH SHERIFF'S OFFICE 7/30

St. Mary Parish Sheriff's Office Press Release

Date: July 30, 2010

According to Sheriff David Naquin during the last 24 hours the Sheriff’s Office responded to 39 complaints and reports the following arrests:

Brittany D. Martin 22 yoa of 159 Village Lane, Amelia was arrested yesterday morning at 10:58 am on warrants for Failure to Appear on the charge of Speeding and Failure to Appear on the charges of Improper Turn and Unsafe Vehicle condition.

Martin turned herself into the Sheriff’s Office after learning of a warrant for her arrest. Martin was placed under arrest and booked into the parish jail with a $617.00 Cash Bond at this time.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

FRANKLIN POLICE 7/28

The Franklin Police Department has made the following arrests over the past 72 hours:

TATIANA R. LARRY, 22, of Joe White Street - Charenton
was arrested on warrants charging her with Unauthorized Entry of an Inhabited Dwelling and Simple Battery. Ms. Larry was processed and released on a $5000.00 bond.

LAQUISHA MONIQUE DAVIS, 20, of Cayce Street - Franklin
was arrested on a warrant charging her with Possession of Marijuana. Ms. Davis was processed and is being held on a $2000.00 bond to appear in 3rd Ward City Court.

LARRY JAMES OLIVER, 42, of Sanders Street - Franklin
was arrested and charged with Simple Battery. Mr. Oliver was processed and released on a $500.00 bond to appear in 3rd Ward City Court.

LAMONT DWAYNE BENJAMIN, 35, of Willow Street - Franklin
was arrested and charged with Disturbing The Peace By Loud and Obscene Language. Mr. Benjamin was processed and released on a $296.50 cash bond.

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St. Mary Parish Sheriff's Office 7/28

According to Sheriff David Naquin during the last 24 hours the Sheriff’s Office responded to 42 complaints and reports the following arrests:

Johnel D. Smith Jr. 29 yoa of 2010 MLK Dr., Jeanerette was arrested yesterday morning on a warrant for Failure to Appear for Review Hearing. Deputy went to suspect’s residence with Jeanerette Police Department and placed suspect under arrest on warrant. Suspect was booked into the parish jail with a $244.00 cash bond and was later released.

Nicole Sanders 24 yoa of 160 Lenny’s Lane, Amelia was arrested on a warrant for Issuing Worthless Checks. Suspect was located at her residence, placed under arrest and issued a summons to appear in court this fall.

Jill Vining 32 yoa of 303 ½ Nicklaus St., Berwick was arrested yesterday morning on a warrant for Issuing Worthless Checks. Suspect was located at her residence, placed under arrest and issued a summons to appear in court on 10-20-2010.

Issac M. Martinez 28 yoa No Address Given was arrested yesterday shortly after noon, for Unauthorized Use of a Movable and Unauthorized Entry of an Inhabited Dwelling. Arrest stems from an investigation into the entry of a residence in the Bayou Vista area. Above suspect was developed as suspect and brought in for questioning. After investigation suspect was placed under arrest and booked into the parish jail with no bond at this time.

Niles Sylvester 31 yoa of 1008 Ciro St., Siracusaville was arrested last night on a warrant for Lafourche Parish for Failure to Appear on the charge of Possession of Marijuana. Suspect was located at above location, placed under arrest on warrant and booked into the parish jail with a $10,000.00 bond and was later released.

Raynell Polidore 17 yoa of 104 Edward Lane, Jeanerette was arrested last night at 7:20 pm for Off Road Vehicle on a Roadway. Deputy was patrolling the Four Corners area, when he observed a suspect riding a four wheeler on Jones Road # 2. Deputy conducted a traffic stop and after investigation placed suspect under arrest and issued him a summons to appear in court this fall.

Kendell Fletcher 30 yoa of 125 Madison St., Franklin was arrested last night on a warrant for Failure to Appear on the charge of Speeding. Deputy was patrolling Hwy 182 in the Baldwin area, when he conducted a traffic stop on above suspect vehicle for a burnt license plate light. During investigation it was learned of a warrant for suspect’s arrest. Suspect was placed under arrest and booked into the parish jail with a $308.50 cash bond and was later released.

Patrick McEniry 42 yoa of 148 Jupiter St., Bayou Vista was arrested last night on a warrant for City Court of Thibodeaux for Failure to Appear on the charges of Criminal Mischief, No Driver’s License, Leaving the Scene of an Accident and Failure to Maintain Control. Deputy was called to above location in reference a disturbance. While conducting investigation a warrants check was conducted with above suspect being placed under arrest on warrant and booked into the parish jail with a $25,000.00 bond at this time.

Dex Clements 23 yoa of 2045 River Road Lot # 1, Berwick was arrested this morning for Reckless Operation, Stop Sign Violation, Improper Lane Usage, Turn Signal Required and General Speed Law. Deputy was patrolling the Amelia area, when suspect vehicle made a right turn almost hitting Deputy’s unit. Suspect was observed speeding and driving reckless. Deputy conducted a traffic stop on North Verret Road. After investigation suspect was placed under arrest on above charges and booked into the parish jail with a $2000.00 bond at this time.

Edward A. Washington 50 yoa of 724 Lake Palourde Road, Amelia was arrested early this morning for Disturbing the Peace Intoxicated and Criminal Trespass. Deputy was patrolling the Amelia area, when above suspect was observed walking through yards on Friendship Alley. Suspect was detained and an investigation was conducted. After investigation suspect was placed under arrest and booked into the parish jail with no bond at this time.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

St. Mary Parish Sheriff's Office 7/22

According to Sheriff David Naquin during the last 24 hours the Sheriff’s Office responded to 42 complaints and reports the following arrests:

Michelle N. Nolon 34 yoa of 821 Tall Timbers, Patterson was arrested yesterday afternoon at 1:23 pm on warrants for Issuing Worthless Checks and a warrant for Probation Violation. Nolon turned herself into the Sheriff’s Office after learning of warrants for her arrest. Nolon was booked into the parish jail with no bond at this time.

Israel Garza 23 yoa of 126 Duval St., Amelia was arrested last night at 9:31 pm for License Plate Light Required, Switched License Plate, No Insurance and Driving without Lawful Presence in the United States. Deputy was patrolling the Amelia area, when he conducted a traffic stop on Barrow St… During investigation it was learned that Garza's vehicle had switched license plate, no insurance and suspect was driving illegally in the country. Garza was placed under arrest and booked into the parish jail with no bond at this time.

ST MARY PARISH DRUG TASK FORCE - 7/22

The St. Mary Multi-Jurisdictional Drug Task Force reports the following arrests:

Adam F. Miller 31 yoa of 2426 Main St., Patterson was arrested yesterday afternoon for Possession of Xanax and Possession of Suboxin. Agent was patrolling the Patterson area, when Miller's vehicle was observed crossing the center line on Hwy 182. Agent conducted a traffic stop and during investigation received consent to search. Agents located a container on suspect’s person, which contained xanax and suboxin. Miller was placed under arrest and booked into the parish jail with a $5000.00 bond and was later released.

Kimberly Evans 18 yoa of 1519 River Road, Berwick was arrested last night for Failure to use Turn Signal, Possession of Marijuana, Possession of Xanax with Intent to Distribute, Possession of Loritab with Intent to Distribute, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and a warrant for Possession of Marijuana. Agents were patrolling the Bayou Vista area, when they conducted a traffic stop on above suspect. During investigation consent to search was given with Agents locating Marijuana in suspect’s purse. Agents also located xanax, loritab pills and drug paraphernalia. During investigation it was also learned of a warrant for suspect. Evans was placed under arrest and booked into the parish jail with no bond at this time.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

St. Mary Sheriff's Office 7/20

According to Sheriff David Naquin during the last 24 hours the Sheriff’s Office responded to 38 complaints and reports the following arrests:

Courtney Thomas 27 yoa of 138 Oneida St., Charenton was arrested on 7-19-2010 at 10:49 am on a warrant for Probation Violation. Suspect was located at her residence, placed under arrest and booked into the parish jail with a $500.00 bond and was later released.

Wesley Pierron 47 yoa of 211 Jones St. Apt. # 6, Berwick was arrested on 7-19-2010 at 2:10 pm for Simple Burglary of an Inhabited Dwelling. Arrest stems from an investigation into the burglary of a residence on Edwin Lane in Amelia that occurred on 7-17-2010. Above was developed as suspect and located at Berwick Police Department Jail. After investigation suspect was placed under arrest and booked into the parish jail with no bond at this time.

On 7-19-2010 at 2:29 pm a Juvenile Male 13 yoa of Patterson was arrested for Simple Burglary of an Inhabited Dwelling. Arrest stems from an investigation into a 7-4-2010 incident where juvenile entered a residence on Joey St. in Patterson and took a baseball bat from the residence. After investigation Suspect was placed under arrest, processed and released to guardian pending juvenile court proceedings.

Brandon Benjamin27 yoa of 1116 Jackson St., WestLake, La. was arrested on 7-19-2010 at 3:34 pm for Careless Operation, Driving Under Suspension and three Failure to Appear warrants for WestLake Police Department for Traffic violations and one warrant for Lake Charles Police Department for Failure to Appear on the charges of Driving Under Suspension, Display of License Plate and No Insurance. Deputy was patrolling Hwy 90 in the Patterson area, when he observed suspect vehicle make an abrupt lane change almost causing an accident. Deputy conducted a traffic stop and during investigation learned that suspect was driving under suspension and had warrants for his arrest. Suspect was placed under arrest and booked into the parish jail with a %7556.00 bond at this time.

Kristen Nicole Belanger 22 yoa of 134 Dottie’s Lane # 10, Franklin was arrested on 7-19-2010 at 5:49 pm for Driving in the Left Lane, NO Driver’s License and a warrant for Probation Violation. Deputy was patrolling Hwy 90 in the Calumet area, when he observed suspect vehicle travelling in the left lane and conducted a traffic stop. During investigation it was learned that suspect had no driver’s license and a warrant for her arrest. Suspect was placed under arrest and booked into the parish jail with no bond at this time.

Friday, July 16, 2010

TODAY ON JEROME BOYKIN - 7/16

*FIND OUT HOW YOU CAN FILE SUIT TO CLAIM
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*A REPLAY OF OUR INTERVIEW WITH CONGRESSMAN
CHARLIE MELANCON

FRANKLIN POLICE 7/15

The Franklin Police Department has made the following arrests over the past 72 hours:

CAROLINE ANN JACKSON, 57, of Seventh Street - Franklin
was arrested on a Bench Warrant issued by 3rd Ward City Court, charging her with Failure To Appear. Ms. Jackson was processed and held on a $321.50 cash fine.

ROBERT DAVID NAQUIN, 38, of Linda Lane - Franklin
was arrested on a warrant issued by 16th Judicial District Court, charging him with Failure To Appear on the charges of Driving While Intoxicated - 2nd offense, Careless Operation and Expired Drivers License. Mr. Naquin was processed and released to the St. Mary Parish Sheriff's Office.

NATHAN BATISTE III, 22, of Cayce Street - Franklin
was arrested on a warrant dated June 27, 2010, charging him with Simple Robbery. Mr. Batiste was also processed on a warrant issued by Probation & Parole, charging him with Parole Violation.

St. Mary Drug Task Force 7/16

The St. Mary Multi-Jurisdictional Drug Task Force reports the following arrests:

Connie Bourque 43 yoa of St. Martinville, La. was arrested yesterday afternoon for Possession of Marijuana and Possession of CDS in the Presence of a Juvenile.

Agent was patrolling Hwy 90 in the Patterson area, when he conducted a traffic stop. Upon making contact with driver an odor of marijuana was observed emitting from the vehicle. During investigation Agent retrieved to burnt marijuana cigarettes from suspect’s person. After investigation Bourque was placed under arrest on above charges and booked into the parish jail with a $3000.00 bond and was later released.

Wallace Williams 40 yoa of 159 Polaris St., Bayou Vista was arrested last night for Stop Sign Violation, Possession of Loritab and Possession of CDS in the Presence of a Juvenile. Agents were patrolling the Bayou Vista area, when they conducted a traffic stop on Saturn Road when Williams failed to stop at stop sign. During investigation Williams was found to be in possession of two Loritab pills. Williams had a Ten year old juvenile in the vehicle. After investigation suspect was placed under arrest and booked into the parish jail with no bond at this time.

St. Mary Sheriff's Office 7/16

According to Sheriff David Naquin during the last 24 hours the Sheriff’s Office responded to 48 complaints and reports the following arrests:

Christopher Jeblonski 29 yoa of 413 A. St. Charles By-pass, Thibodaux, was arrested yesterday morning on a warrant for Issuing Worthless Checks. Deputy was patrolling Hwy 90 in the Amelia area, when he came upon Jeblonski's vehicle in the median and conducted a traffic stop. During investigation it was learned of a warrant for Jeblonski's arrest. Jeblonski was placed under arrest and issued a summons to appear in court this fall.

Shawn D. Gant 38 yoa of 1812 L. St., Patterson was arrested last night on a warrant for Failure to Appear on the charges of Simple Battery and Disturbing the Peace. Deputy was called to 129 Pluto St. in reference a disturbance. Upon Deputy’s arrival contact was made with Gant and a warrant check was conducted, with her being placed under arrest and booked into the parish jail with No bond at this time.

Jonathan K. Perry 26 yoa of 1802 North St., Patterson was arrested last night for Failure to Signal, Possession of a Stolen Firearm and a warrant for Failure to Appear on the charge of Speeding.

Deputy was patrolling the Bayou Vista area, when he conducted a traffic stop for Perry failing to use signal. During investigation it was learned of a warrant for Perry's arrest. Perry was placed under arrest and during an inventory search of suspect’s vehicle a hand gun was located under the driver’s seat. A check of gun was conducted and came back stolen. Perry was additionally charged. Perry was booked into the parish jail with no bond at this time.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

ST MARY ELECTIONS

The local election spotlight in St. Mary Parish will be its brightest in the City of Patterson, where first term City Councilman Rodney Grogan is challenging first term Mayor, Mike Accardo.

Additionally, three newcomers, Deniesee Robertson, Sandra Turner and John Rentrop, are challenging the remaining for incumbent city councilmen, for five at large council seats. The incumbents are: Peg Rentrop, Larry Mendoza, Joe Russo III, and Claire Sawyer.

In Berwick, Mayor Louis Ratcliff was re-elected without opposition for another four year term.
However, Randal Monceaux is challenging all five current Berwick Aldermen for the town’s five at large seats: Duval Arthur, Penny Crappell, Troy M Lombardo, Damon Robison, and Edgar Thomas Jr.

Elsewhere, some Franklin and Morgan City voters will be going to the polls to elect new school board representatives.

In Franklin, newcomer Anthony Delasbour is challenging incumbent Murphy J Pontiff Jr, for the District 4 seat.

In Morgan City, KBZE & KFRA General Manager & President Howard Castay is challenging incumbent Anthony Streva, for the District 10 seat.

All other members of the St. Mary Parish School Board were re-elected without opposition: Joe Foulcard, Franklin, District 1, Mary Lockley, Franklin, District 2, Edward Payton, District 3, Baldwin, Ginger Griffin, Bayou Vista/Patterson, District 5, Marilyn LaSalle, Patterson, District 6, Wayne Deslatte, Centerville, District 7, Mike Taylor, Berwick, District 8, Bill McCarty, Morgan City, District 9, Roland Verret, District 11.

BUTCH GAUTREAUX RUNS FOR LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR


Tri-parish area Senator Butch Gautreaux is one of four Democrats who will face off against each other and against five Republicans, to become the 49th Lieutenant Governor of Louisiana.

Gautreaux qualified Friday.

“I entered the race because I didn't see anyone qualifying who really understands the threat our way of life is under,” Gautreaux said. “The people in my Senatorial district and throughout coastal Louisiana stand to lose the most through the Horizon crisis. While all of Louisiana will suffer the losses in revenues generated by the energy and fishery industries, it is my people who are experiencing personal loss of financial security.”

Gautreaux has served in the state legislature for roughly 11 years. His service began in the mid-90’s, serving in the House of Representatives for one term. He was then elected to the Senate, on the verge of closing out a third term.

“I have a unique perspective of the importance of jobs and a growing economy. Every day that the Horizon well spills oil into the Gulf and every day that drilling is shut down, Louisiana's losses are in the millions,” he said.

Outside Baton Rouge, Gautreaux works as an administrator at Arabie Tucking of Thibodaux. Prior to that, he spent 30 years in the retail appliance business, the former Today’s TV, Furniture and Appliances in Morgan City.

“In a year of tight budgets through a national recession, we are now facing an even greater challenge in state government, to providing basic services. Health care and higher education can't continue to make cuts without a blow to economic recovery,” he said.

“Losses to our culture of the best fishing and hunting are under siege. I will be working toward the recovery of commercial and recreational fishing, and the protection of hunting and fishing grounds,” he said.

“Producing almost a third of the seafood consumed in the United States, our marshes will need immediate and constant attention. The estuaries that produce our annual stocks of fin fish and shrimp are at risk. I will be a constant fixture pushing for resources to not only bring us back to where we were before the Horizon incident, but it will have to be better. Along with a better environment will come better production from the Gulf of Mexico. It is smart management that will bring us back from the brink,” he said.

“I have a lot of ideas on improving outcomes through the office of Lt. Governor. My goals include but are not limited to improving quality of life for all citizens, quality jobs through the recruitment of businesses and assisting existing employers in technologies to improve quality outcomes and employee satisfaction.”

“I will be revealing my full platform in the coming weeks but it will all be based on quality of life issues. I have an appreciation for the job done by previous administrations and will be building out from some of the better programs. Those existing programs that don't produce a good return on investment will likely die in my administration. My expertise is getting the best bang for the buck within significant fiscal restraints. I haven't met a tight budget that I couldn't work with,” Gautreaux said.

The election for lieutenant governor is October 2nd.

St. Mary Parish Sheriff's Office 7/13

According to Sheriff David Naquin during the last 24 hours the Sheriff’s Office responded to 48 complaints and reports the following arrests:

Martin Ramirez 25 yoa of 1827 Barrow St. Lot # 2, Amelia was arrested yesterday morning on a warrant for Criminal Mischief. Ramirez was located at his residence, placed under arrest and booked into the parish jail with a $500.00 bond at this time.

Weighlyn Madison 46 yoa of 761 Utah St., Berwick was arrested shortly before noon yesterday, on a warrant for Failure to Appear on the charge of Issuing Worthless Checks. Maidson turned himself into the Sheriff’s Office after learning of a warrant for his arrest. Madison was placed under arrest and booked into the parish jail with a $1500.00 bond and was later released.

Angel Laine 41 yoa of 218 Amelia St., Morgan City was arrested shortly before one this morning, for Domestic Abuse Battery, Simple Criminal Damage to Property and Resisting an Officer.

Deputy was called to 127 Francis St. in Patterson in reference a disturbance. Upon Deputy’s arrival complainant advised that he and suspect were arguing when she committed a battery upon him and destroyed property in the residence. Laine was placed under arrest and when asked her personal information she refused to answer Deputy. Laine was booked into the parish jail with no bond at this time.

Friday, July 9, 2010

QUALIFYING ENDS TODAY

Qualifying for elected office ends today, in various
parishes within the KBZE/KFRA listening area.

In St. Mary, persons wishing to run for elected
office have until 5pm to register for School Board, or
Clerk of Court.

In Patterson, elected seats are up for Mayor,
Police Chief and the Parish Council.

And in Berwick and Baldwin, seats are up for Mayor, Police Chief,
and the Town Council.

In Thibodaux, persons seeking to run for Mayor and the City
Council have until 5pm. In Lafourche Parish, persons seeking
a seat on the School Board, also have until 5pm.

In Terrebonne Parish, persons seeking a seat on the School
Board have until 5pm.

ST MARY DRUG TASK FORCE 7/9

The St. Mary Multi-Jurisdictional Drug Task Force reports the following arrests:

Gavin D. Bray 26 yoa of 305 Railroad Ave., Baldwin and Donald Richard 27 yoa of 207 Newman St., Baldwin were arrested yesterday afternoon, with Bray being charged with Possession of Xanax and Richard being charged with Open Alcoholic Container, Resisting an Officer and Possession of Marijuana 3rd Offense.

Agents of the Narcotics Task Force were patrolling Collins St. in Baldwin when they observed a group of males walking down the street with Richard carrying an open alcoholic container. Upon Agents making investigative stop Richard fled on foot with Agents giving a short foot pursuit apprehending suspect. Upon Agent searching Richard he was found to have a bag of marijuana on his person. While Agents were conducting investigation with other subjects a search of Bray’s person was conducted with three xanax pills being located on his person. After investigation suspects were placed under arrest and booked into the parish jail with Bray having no bond at this time and Richard having a $10,000.00 bond and was later released.

St. Mary Parish Sheriff's Office - 7/9/11

According to Sheriff David Naquin during the last 24 hours the Sheriff’s Office responded to 42 complaints and reports the following arrests:

Louis G. Green 18 yoa of 130 Sager Brown Road, Baldwin was arrested on last night at 11:23 pm for No Drivers License, Possession of Marijuana with Intent to Distribute, Possession of Alcoholic Beverage in a Motor Vehicle and a warrant for Failure to Appear on the charge of Failure to Use Seatbelt.

Deputy was called to the area of Irishbend Road in reference to a suspicious vehicle. Upon Deputy’s arrival to the area, Green's vehicle was located and a traffic stop was conducted. Upon Deputy making contact with Green, it was learned that he had no driver’s license and that he had a warrant for his arrest. During investigation consent to search vehicle was obtained with Deputy located several small bags of marijuana in the driver’s door and a bottle of wine under the driver’s seat. After investigation suspect was booked into the parish jail with no bond at this time.

Timothy Duval 31 yoa of 305 Taft St., Patterson was arrested on 7-9-2010 shortly before 5 this morning on two warrants for Probation Violation. Deputy was patrolling the Bayou Vista area, when he came into contact with above suspect and conducted a warrant’s checks. Suspect was placed under arrest and booked into the parish jail with no bond at this time.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

ST MARY PARISH DRUG TASK FORCE - 7/8

The St. Mary Multi-Jurisdictional Drug Task Force report the following arrests:

Sandra Norris 42 yoa of 1013 A. St. Lot # 5, Franklin and Gwendolyn Bourque 46 yoa of 1105 Wilfred St., Franklin were arrested last night at 6:25 pm for Possession of a Legend Drug without a Prescription and Open Alcoholic Container with Norris also being charged with Failure to Yield to Emergency Vehicle, Improper Lane Usage, Resisting an Officer by Force and Disturbing the Peace Obscene Language.

Deputy was on a traffic stop on Hwy. 90 in the Bayou Vista area, when Norris vehicle failed to yield to an emergency vehicle and crossed the fog line and almost hit Agent. Agent pursued suspect vehicle and conducted a traffic stop in the Bayou Vista Truck Plaza. During investigation Agents located open alcoholic containers along with Legend Drugs in the vehicle and in passenger’s purse. While conducting investigation Norris began yelling and cursing causing a disturbance and had to be physically subdued. Both Norris and Bourque were placed under arrest and booked into the parish jail with no bonds at this time.

ST MARY PARISH SHERIFF'S OFFICE - 7/8

According to Sheriff David Naquin during the last 24 hours the Sheriff’s Office responded to 34 complaints and reports the following arrests:

Juan P. Delangel 28 yoa of 1744 Jenkins Road, Pasadena, Texas was arrested yesterday mid-morning at 11:45 am for Possession of a False Identification Card. Deputy was called to PHI in Amelia in reference to suspect attempting to board a Helicopter with a false T.W.I. C. card. Upon deputy’s arrival it was learned from security guard that above suspect tried to board a helicopter with the fake card. After investigation Delangel was placed under arrest and booked into the parish jail with a $1000.00 bond at this time.

Alister Clay Burgess 25 yoa of 2246 Chitimacha Trail, Charenton was arrested yesterday at noon a warrant for Simple Battery. Suspect was located in the Charenton area, placed under arrest and booked into the parish jail with a $500.00 bond and was later released.

CHARLIE MELANCON ON THE RADIO TODAY

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Wednesday, July 7, 2010

PATTERSON COUNCIL MEETING

The Patterson City Council voted unanimously last night to set new
salaries for their Chief of Police, which will become effective in January.

The salary for a 1st term chief would be $38,400 a year. If he or she
wins a second term, their pay would jump to $40,800.
A third term would see a rise to $43,200 a year.
A fourth $48,000 a year. A fifth, $66,000 a year, and a seventh
term, $84,000 a year.

Keep in mind that this is a base salary and does not include
any benefits including car allowance, health insurance, retirement
and vacation, as well as any other perks for the job.

Current long-time Patterson Police Chief Patrick LaSalle will join
other Patterson officials in qualifying for office this week. Patterson
voters will go to the polls this fall to elect not only a new police
chief, but a new mayor, and a new council.

LaSalle, who is serving in his fourth term, will be seeking a fifth term in
office.

If he is unopposed by the end of qualifying this Friday, his
salary will jump to $66,000 a year, in January of 2011.

St Mary Drug Task Force - 7/7

The St. Mary Multi-Jurisdictional Drug Task Force reports the following arrests:

Courtland Watts 19 yoa of 1009 Birch St., Morgan City was arrested last night for Possession of Cocaine with Intent to Distribute and Obstruction of Justice. Agents of the Narcotics Task Force were patrolling Federal Ave. in Morgan City when they observed Watts walking and upon suspect observing Agents Watts threw a plastic bag to the ground. Agents retrieved the bag that contained several rocks of crack cocaine. After investigation, Watts was placed under arrest and booked into the parish jail with no bond at this time.

Al Guillory 19 yoa of 5354 N. Bayou Black Dr., Gibson was arrested last night for Possession of Marijuana. Agents of the Narcotics Task Force were patrolling the Berwick area, when they conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle for failing to use signal. During investigation, Guillory, a passenger in the vehicle, was found to be in possession of marijuana. After an investigation, Guillory was placed under arrest and issued a summons to appear in court in October.

ST MARY PARISH SHERIFF'S OFFICE - 7/7

According to Sheriff David Naquin during the last 24 hours the Sheriff’s Office responded to 39 complaints and reports the following arrests:

Tara N. Toups 28 yoa of 203 Newman St., Baldwin was arrested yesterday afternoon, on a warrant for Failure to Appear on the charge of Disturbing the Peace. Toups turned herself into the Sheriff’s Office after learning of a warrant for her arrest. She was placed under arrest and booked into the parish jail with a $1500.00 bond and was later released.

Lantrell J. Ayers 19 yoa of 129 Natalie Lane, Patterson was arrested yesterday evening, on warrants for Failure to Appear on the charge of Failure to Use Seatbelt and a warrant for Probation Violation. A Deputy was patrolling Hwy 90 in the Patterson area, when conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle for crossing the fog lines. During the investigation Ayers, a passenger in the vehicle, was learned to have warrants for his arrest. Ayers was placed under arrest and booked into the parish jail with no bond at this time.

Dwayne C. Francis 21 yoa of 327 Egle St., Morgan City was arrested last night on a warrant for Failure to Appear on the charge of Obedience to an Officer and Traffic Signs. Francis was located at his residence, placed under arrest on warrant and booked into the parish jail with a $293.50 cash bond at this time.

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

ST MARY SHERIFF'S OFFICE 6/30

According to Sheriff David Naquin during the last 24 hours the Sheriff’s Office responded to 39 complaints and reports the following arrests:

Tina M. Torres 30 yoa of 115 Oak Lane, Centerville was arrested yesterday morning on a warrant for Issuing Worthless Checks. Suspect was located at her residence, placed under arrest and issued a summons to appear in court.

Carmen Orgeron 33 yoa of 125 Shannon St., Patterson was arrested yesterday morning on a warrant for Issuing Worthless Checks. Suspect turned herself into the Sheriff’s Office after learning of warrants for her arrest. Suspect was placed under arrest and issued a summons to appear in court.

Jessica L. Daigle 21 yoa o1204 Columbus St., Morgan City and Magan R. Gaudet 18 yoa of 112 Ledoux Circle, Patterson were arrested yesterday afternoon for Simple Burglary of an Inhabited Dwelling and Simple Criminal Damage to Property. Arrests stems from an investigation into a burglary of a Bayou Vista residence. Suspect were located and brought in for questioning. After investigation both suspects were placed under arrest and booked into the parish jail with no bond at this time.

Amanda Soudelier 32 yoa of 804 Onstead St., Morgan City was arrested last night for Theft by Shoplifting. Deputy was called to the Family Dollar Store in Amelia in reference a shoplifter. Upon Deputy’s arrival it was learned from store employee that above suspect was observed taking items and concealing them in her purse. Items taken were valued at $7.00. After investigation suspect was placed under arrest and issued a summons to appear in court.

ARMED ROBBERY IN HOUMA

Houma Police Officers are still investigating an armd robbery incident from Thursday.

The call originally started at the intersection of Grinage and Honduras Street in reference to an armed robbery with a knife. Upon arrival officers discovered that a 50 year-old male victim was at a gas station on the 900 block of Barataria Avenue purchasing alcohol when a female suspect approached him asking for money in exchange for sexual favors. The victim agreed to pay for the services and followed the female to a residence on Naquin Street.

The victim and the female suspect were sitting on the back porch when an unknown male suspect wearing a black hat, white shirt, and black shorts interrupted them. The suspect pulled out a pocket knife and took an undetermined amount of money out of the victim’s pants. The victim then fled the area on foot and called police.

Officers patrolled the area and were unable to locate the suspects. Therefore, anyone with information is asked to call Houma Police at 873-6371.

HOUMA MAN CHARGED WITH SIMPLE ARSON

HOUMA POLICE OFFICERS CHARGED A MAN WITH SIMPLE ARSON,
FOR TRYING TO SET A TRUCK ON FIRE.

HOUMA POLICE WERE CALLED TO A RESIDENCE ON WILLIAMS AVE AT
3:44 IN THE MORNING, WHERE THEY FOUDN FRANSCISCO DEJESUS-AVILA,
POURING GASOLINE ON THE FRONT OF A TRUCK AND THEN
TRYING TO SET IT ON FIRE.

THE OWNER OF THE TRUCK APPROACHED FRANCISO, WHO IN TURN RAN.

POLICE BOOKED WILLIAMS, AND CHARGED HIM WITH SIMPLE ARSON.

HE REMAINS IN JAIL THIS MORNING.

HOUMA POLICE ISSUE FIREWORK BAN

Most fireworks products are illegal to use, or even possess in Terrebonne Parish.

The Houma Police Department responds as soon as possible to reports of the unlawful use or possession of fireworks. Responding officers will attempt to locate the persons using fireworks and, depending on the circumstances, may warn, cite, or arrest any subjects suspected of being in possession of and/ or igniting fireworks illegally. Officers may also confiscate illegal fireworks as evidence or as contraband.

Persons found to be in possession of illegal fireworks can be cited for illegal Possession of Fireworks, a violation of the Terrebonne Parish Code of Ordinances, which is a misdemeanor punishable by a term of imprisonment of up to thirty (30) days in the parish jail or by a fine of up to five hundred dollars ($500.00), or both.

Residents can report the unlawful use of fireworks by calling police non-emergency number at 873-6371. Callers are asked to determine as accurately as possible the location of the suspected unlawful activity, and relate the specific information to police.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

ST MARY SHERIFF'S OFFICE 6/29

According to Sheriff David Naquin during the last 24 hours the Sheriff’s Office responded to 33 complaints and reports the following arrests:

Shaun Thomas 27 yoa of 115 Kerry St., Baldwin was arrested last night for Broken Tail Light, Driving Under Suspension and a warrant for Failure to Appear on the charge of Speeding. Deputy was patrolling the Baldwin area, when he observed suspect vehicle with a broken tail light and conducted a traffic stop on Utopia St… During investigation it was learned that Thomas was driving under suspension and had a warrant for his arrest. Thomas was placed under arrest and booked into the parish jail with a $1500.00 bond and was later released.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

ST MARY PARISH COUNCIL 6/23

BREAKING NEWS:

The St. Mary Parish Council put the City of Baldwin
on hold for a request to finish paying off a new fire
engine.

The Council also postponed a reintroduction of
charter changes.

And they passed a resolution in support of the
Shrimp & Petroleum Festival, in the wake of a
travel blog and its reporter, who is slamming
the festival's organizers for continuing to hold
this year's event, in light of the oil spill and its
affect on shrimpers.

Baldwin Mayor Wayne Breaux asked the council
for $200,000 to complete the purchase of a new
fire engine for the town.

Breaux, not a frequent visitor to the council, said
he had exhausted the town's money for the firetruck,
on the recently completed Baldwin Civic Center, which is open
for parishwide use.

Councilmen Albert Foulcard, Kevin Voisin and Gary
Duhon recommened the matter to the council's finance
committee, which will meet next month.

In another matter, Duhon asked that his request to
reintroduce two ordinancs that would call for charter
changes, to be postponed until the oil rig moratorium
is finally decided.

Duhon wants to reintroduce two of the four charter
change proposals the council nixed earlier this month,
one to give the parish president job a raise
and the other, to give the parish council raises.

And in other action, the council passed a resolution of
support of the La. Shrimp and Petroleum Festival.

The resolution comes in the wake of a travel blog called
travel babel, and its reporter, Claire Walter.

On the site, whose link is available on the kbze blog,
http://travel-babel.blogspot.com/2010/06/louisiana-shrimp-and-petroleum-festival.html,
Walter says that the festival has
been going on for three-quarters of a century, and the good folks of Morgan City,
seemingly equally proud of their Cajun tradition and their stinkin' oil industry,
don't seem to be willing to let the greatest man-made environmental catastrophe in American history stop a good party -- or even drop the "Petroleum" part.
She even asks if the king and queen are going to wear black this year.
Furthermore, she can't believe the event is even still on-going, five years and a few
days after Hurricane Katrina, the epic natural disaster that still haunts the nation.
For more on the site, visit the kbze blog to read the link.









LAFOURCHE LIBRARIES TO HOLD FREE FAIRS

The “Our Home, Louisiana” Coalition is sponsoring several “Coastal Care Fairs” at public libraries around southeastern Louisiana. Lafourche Parish Government and the Lafourche Parish Public Libraries are teaming up with the coalition for two of these events.

A “Coastal Care Fair” will be held at the Thibodaux Branch Library (314 St. Mary Street, Thibodaux) on Monday, June 28. The other will be held Wednesday, July 7 at the South Lafourche Branch Library (16241 E. Main Street, Cut Off). The times for both events will be from 10:00 A.M. to 2:00 P.M.

These fairs will feature free health screenings, entertainment and activities for children, employment resources, local United Way agencies, stress management workshops, mental health counseling, and much more, all free of charge. Lafourche Parish Government will also have representatives there to discuss hurricane preparedness for families.

Representatives of Radio Disney will be spending quality time with the children through singing, dancing and playing, as well as introducing some new books. Prizes will be given away, and residents can also enter for a chance to win the grand prize: a trip to Dallas, Texas, to experience a dress rehearsal performance of the Jonas Brothers live in concert with special guest Demi Lovato and the cast of “Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam.” A winner will be selected after the final “Coastal Care Fair” event on Friday, July 30.

These events are being sponsored by the “Our Home, Louisiana,” which is a coalition comprised of several companies and organizations. The coalition’s main purpose is to improve the health and welfare of Louisianans affected by the crisis in the Gulf by providing health information and resources and other services related to the well being of the affected communities.

Morgan City will have its turn when the fair comes to the Morgan City Auditorium on July 13th, from 10am to 3pm.

Terrebonne will have its turn when the fair comes to the Parish Library on Grand Caillou, on July 27th, also from 10am to 3pm.

FRANKLIN POLICE - 6/24

The Franklin Police Department responded to 23 complaints over the past 48 hours and made the following arrests:

CASSANDRA L. BUTAUD, 33, of Tenth Street - Franklin
was arrested on a warrant dated May 3, charging her with Theft. Ms. Butaud was processed and released on a $1000.00 bond to appear in 3rd Ward City Court.

ST MARY DRUG TASK FORCE 6/24

The St. Mary Multi-Jurisdictional Drug Task Force reports the following arrests:

Palmer Cox IV 45 yoa of 747 Oregon St., Berwick was arrested yesterday afternoon for Failure to Use a Turn Signal, Obstruction of Justice and Possession of Marijuana 3rd Offense.

Agents of the Narcotics Task Force were patrolling the Morgan City area, when they conducted a traffic stop on Louisa St… Upon Agents approaching Cox he was observed attempting to eat a marijuana cigarette. During a search of Cox's vehicle a bag of marijuana was also located. After investigation Cox was placed under arrest and booked into the parish jail with no bond at this time.

ST MARY SHERIFF'S OFFICE 6/24

St. Mary Parish Sheriff's Office Press Release
According to Sheriff David Naquin during the last 24 hours the Sheriff’s Office responded to 34 complaints and reports the following arrests:

Jeremy E. Davis 28 yoa of 2055 Allison St. Lot # 3, Morgan City was arrested yesterday morning at 10:01 am on warrants for Issuing Worthless Checks and Failure to Appear on the charge of Disturbing the Peace. David turned himself into the Morgan City Sheriff’s Office after learning of a warrant for his arrest. He was placed under arrest and booked into the parish jail with a $2000.00 bond and was later released.

Vinnie Austin 35 yoa of 130 South Clausen Road, Verdunville was arrested yesterday afternoon on warrants for Resisting an Officer and Failure to Appear on the charge of Disturbing the Peace. Austin turned himself into the Sheriff’s Office after learning of a warrant for his arrest. Austin was placed under arrest and booked into the parish jail with a $2000.00 bond and was later released.

Nicolas Chauvin 30 yoa of 4051 Francis St., Berwick was arrested early this morning on a warrant for Failure to Appear on the charge of Improper Turn. Chauvin was patrolling the Amelia area, when he conducted a traffic stop on Lake Palourde Road. During investigation Chauvin, a passenger in the vehicle, learned he had a warrant put for his arrest. Chauvin was placed under arrest and booked into the parish jail with a $293.50 cash bond at this time.

Bobbie Joe Sanders 28 yoa of 255 Gray Eagle Road, Charenton was arrested this morning for Turn Signal Required, Possession of Marijuana and a warrant for Failure to Appear on the charge of Violation of Recreation Gear License. Deputy was patrolling the Franklin area, when he observed Sanders' vehicle failing to signal and conducted a traffic stop on Yokley Road. During investigation a search of vehicle was conducted with a bag of marijuana being located in the vehicle. Also during investigation it was learned of a warrant for suspect’s arrest. Sanders was placed under arrest and booked into the parish jail with no bond at this time.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

FRANKLIN POLICE 6/22

THE FRANKLIN POLICE DEPARTMENT RESPONDED TO 20 COMPLAINTS IN THE PAST 48 HOURS AND MADE THE FOLLOWING ARRESTS:

Michael Payton, 22, of Liner St - Franklin
was arrested by The St. Mary Parish Task Force on warrants for Franklin Police Department for Simple Battery, Criminal Damage to Property, Domestic Abuse Battery, and Simple Robbery. Mr. Payton was processed and held with no bond set at time of Press Release to appear in 16th Judicial District Court.

Durrell Lanceslin, 31, of Thomas St - Franklin
was arrested by 3rd Ward Marshall's Office on a Bench Warrant for Revoked or Suspended Drivers License, and Loud Music 2nd Offense. Mr. Lanceslin was processed and held to appear in 3rd Ward City Court.

Carlon Gonsoulin, 20, of Canal Drive - Franklin
was arrested and charged with Remaining Where Forbidden and Disturbing the Peace. Mr. Gonsoulin was processed and held on a $750.00 bond to appear in 3rd Ward City Court.

St Mary Sheriff's Report 6/23

St. Mary Parish Sheriff's Office Press Release

Date: June 23, 2010

According to Sheriff David Naquin during the last 24 hours the Sheriff’s Office responded to 43 complaints and reports the following arrests:

Sharon Hines 44 yoa of 110 Baronne St., Baldwin was arrested yesterday afternoon for Theft by Fraud. Hines turned herself into the Sheriff’s Office after learning of a warrant for her arrest. Hines was placed under arrest and booked into the parish jail and released on her own recognizance.

Katina Pierre 38 yoa of 1907 Pine St., Franklin was arrested yesterday afternoon on a warrant for Probation Violation. Suspect was located in the courthouse, placed under arrest on warrant and booked into the parish jail with a $1500.00 bond and was later released.

Jeremy W. Conner 31 yoa of 4512 Hwy 182, Patterson was arrested last night at 7:05 pm on a warrant for Failure to Appear on the charges of Resisting an Officer and Littering.

Deputy was patrolling the Bayou Vista area, when he conducted a traffic stop on Southeast Blvd., when suspect rolled through a stop sign. During investigation it was learned of a warrant for suspect’s arrest. Suspect was placed under arrest and booked into the parish jail with no bond at this time.

Nathan R. Corley 30 yoa of 1431 Hwy 182 E., Morgan City was arrested last night on a warrant for Failure to Appear on the charge of Speeding. Deputy was patrolling the Bayou Vista area, when he conducted an investigative stop on above Corley riding a bike on Moon St… During investigation it was learned of a warrant for suspect’s arrest. Suspect was placed under arrest and booked into the parish jail with a $293.50 cash bond and was later released.

St. Mary Drug Task Force 9/23

The St. Mary Multi-Jurisdictional Drug Task Force reports the following arrests:

Shirley B. Hebert 35 yoa of 218 Gibbs St., Franklin was arrested last night on a warrant for Failure to Appear on the charge of Speeding and was additionally charged with Driving under Suspension, Open Alcoholic container and Possession of Cocaine.

Agents of the Narcotics Task Force were patrolling Cypremort Road in the Four Corners area, when they conducted a traffic stop on suspect vehicle for failing to signal. During investigation it was learned that Hebert had a warrant for his arrest and was driving under suspension. During a search of vehicle a rock of crack cocaine and an open alcoholic container was located in the vehicle. After investigation suspect was placed under arrest on above charges and booked into the parish jail with no bond at this time.

Jazmine J. Jackson 20 yoa of 306 MLK Blvd., Franklin was arrested last night at 8:39 pm for Possession of Ecstasy with Intent to Distribute. Agents of the Narcotics Task Force were patrolling Tenth St. in Franklin when they conducted an investigative stop. During investigation Agents located a plastic bag containing several ecstasy pills. After investigation Jackson was placed under arrest and booked into the parish jail with no bond at this time.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

ST MARY PARISH DRUG TASK FORCE 6/22

The St. Mary Multi-Jurisdictional Drug Task Force, consisting of St. Mary Sheriff Dept., Morgan City Police Dept., Franklin Police Dept., Baldwin Police Dept.., Berwick Police Dept., and Chitimacha Police Dept.. report the following arrests:

Shelby K. Bailey 19 yoa of 1117 Main St., Patterson was arrested on 6-21-2010 at 8:08 pm for Possession of Vicodine and Obstruction of Justice. Agents of the Narcotics Task Force were patrolling Terrebonne St. in Morgan City when a traffic stop was conducted on above suspect. Upon Agents making contact with suspect it was learned that suspect had placed two vicodine pills in her mouth. Agents also located a vicodine pill in the center console. After investigation suspect was placed under arrest and booked into the parish jail with no bond at this time.

ST MARY PARISH SHERIFF 6/22

According to Sheriff David Naquin during the last 24 hours the Sheriff’s Office responded to 46 complaints and reports the following arrests:

Virginia A. Yancy 41 yoa of 246 A.B. Martin Road, Jeanerette was arrested on 6-21-2010 at 11:14 am on a warrant for Theft by Fraud. Suspect turned herself into the Sheriff’s Office after learning of a warrant for her arrest. Suspect was placed under arrest and booked into the parish jail and later released on her own recognizance.

Cherie L. Tapia 32 yoa of 212 Lagonda St., Bayou Vista was arrested on 6-21-2010 at 11:40 pm on a warrant for Failure to Appear on the charge of Possession of Marijuana. Suspect was located in the Bayou Vista area, placed under arrest on warrant and booked into the parish jail with a $1500.00 bond at this time.

FRANKLIN POLICE 6/22

The Franklin Police Department responded to 50 complaints over the past weekend and made the following arrests:

BLAIZE BARRILLEAUX, 20, of North Luke Road - Franklin
was arrested and charged with Driving While Intoxicated - 1st offense and Open Alcohol Container. Mr. Barrilleaux was processed and released on a $3000.00 bond to appear in 3rd Ward City Court.

BRENT SLADE BURGESS, 30, of Willow Street - Franklin
was arrested on a warrant dated June 16, 2010, charging him with Simple Battery. Mr. Burgess was processed and released on a $500.00 bond to appear in 3rd Ward City Court.

MICKIE JOE DRUILHET, 24, of Baptiste Street - Baldwin
was arrested on a warrant dated May 14, 2010, charging him with Theft By Shoplifting - 2nd offense and a warrant dated May 16, 2010, charging him with Theft of Goods. Mr. Druilhet was also processed on a warrant issued by Lafayette City Court, charging him with Failure To Appear on the charge of Simple Battery. He was additionally charged with Resisting An Officer By Force and Violence. Mr. Druilhet was processed and held with no bond set at time of press release to appear in 3rd Ward City Court.

JULEISA JAYNA SHAW, 21, of C Romero Road - New Iberia
was arrested on a warrant dated May 14, 2010, charging her with Theft By Fraud. Ms. Shaw was processed and held on a $50,000.00 bond to appear in 16th Judicial District Court.

JOHN PETER RILEY, 21, of Magnolia Street - Franklin
was arrested on a warrant dated June 19, 2010, charging him with Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle. Mr. Riley was additionally charged with Disturbing The Peace and Damage To Property. Mr. Riley was processed and held with no bond set at time of press release to appear in 16th Judicial District Court.

TAJH DEANTE MATHEWS, 19, of Kerry Street - Baldwin
was arrested on a warrant dated July 4, 2009, charging him with Simple Battery. Mr. Mathews was processed and released on a $500.00 bond to appear in 3rd Ward City Court.

THIBODAUX IMPROVES CITY STREETS

Mayor Charles Caillouet announces updates on road overlays of numerous Thibodaux streets and the Tiger Drive Extension.

The following Thibodaux streets are receiving improvements: Tiger Drive (LA Hwy 1 to Parish Road), the Tiger Drive Extension (Talbot Avenue to LA Hwy 3185), Ridgefield Road to Menard Street, (Goode Street to Audubon Avenue), and (Acadia Road to LA Hwy 648).

The total cost of construction for this project is $1.3 million. The project is being funded, in part, with federal stimulus funds.

The balance of the project is being funded with local street improvement funds.

Flagmen are present to direct traffic, but motorist can expect delays. Commuters are strongly advised to use alternate routes during construction periods.

Mayor Charles Caillouet said, “I thank commuters, in advance, for their patience during construction.” Department of Transportation and Development is managing the project.

TRAFFIC TO MOVE EASIER ON HWY 1 IN THIBODAUX

Mayor Charles Caillouet said that the Lafourche Parish Turn Lane Project is scheduled to begin this week in Thibodaux, and last over 20 days.

Left turn lanes will be placed on LA Hwy 1 at the Tiger Drive, Jackson Street, Canal Boulevard, and Audubon Avenue bridges.

The project was awarded to Barriere Construction Co. in the amount of $477,872 and is being funded through DOTD and the ARRA Economic Stimulus funds.

Mayor Caillouet said, “Upon completion of the Lafourche Parish Turn Lane Project, Thibodaux residents and commuters should experience significantly reduced traffic congestion on LA Hwy 1. I thank motorists, in advance, for their patience during construction.”

Friday, June 18, 2010

MORGAN CITY - EXPECT POSSIBLE UTILITY BROWN-OUTS

BREAKING NEWS:

Morgan City Mayor Tim Matte says residents could
expect possible utility brown-outs, or sopratic
interruptions, as homeowners place a greater
demand on electicity this summer.

Matte told KBZE news yesterday, the planned
interruptions could occur at anytime, without
noitce.

Matte said city residents are asked to conserve
electricity, and to set their air conditioners on
78 when they leave their respective homes.

ST MARY SHERIFF'S OFFICE 6/18

According to Sheriff David Naquin during the last 24 hours the Sheriff’s Office responded to 45 complaints and reports the following arrests:

Tomika R. Jackson 35 yoa of 306 Martin Luther King St., Franklin
was arrested on a warrant for Theft by Shoplifting.
Jackson was located at her residence,
placed under arrest and booked into the parish jail with no bond at this time.

Mark G. Gray 39 yoa of 136 Heritage Oaks Dr., Morgan City was arrested
on a warrant Gray was placed under arrest and booked into the parish jail with no bond at this time.

Eroy Acosta 24 yoa of 121 Shannon St., Patterson was arrested for Disturbing the Peace Intoxicated. Deputy was called to above location in reference a complaint. Upon Deputy’s arrival he was attempted to speak with suspect about his complaint when he began yelling and cursing causing neighbors to exit their residence. Suspect was advised to calm down but refused and was placed under arrest and booked into the parish jail with a $250.00 bond at this time.

FRANKLIN POLICE 6/18

CHIEF SABRIA HILL OF THE FRANKLIN POLICE DEPARTMENT
REPORTS HER STAFF RESPONDED TO 22 complaints over the
48 HOURS. HERE ARE SOME OF THE ARRRESTS MADE
DURING THAT TIME:

KERRY BENNETT AUGUST, 37, of Robertson Street - Franklin
s arrested on a warrant dated June 16, 2010, charging him with Simple Battery.
Mr. August was processed and released on a $296.50 cash bond.

MICHAEL WAYNE DARBY, 52, of Fifth Street - Franklin
was arrested on a warrant issued by 16th Judicial District Court,
charging him with Failure To Appear on the charges of Speeding 78 in
a 55, and Driving With an Invalid Drivers License. Mr. Darby was
processed and released on a $363.50 cash bond.

DONOVAN BRISCO, 22, of Borne Street - Franklin
was arrested on a warrant dated May 29, 2010, charging him with
Simple Battery. Mr. Brisco was processed and held on a $500.00 bond
to appear in 3rd Ward City Court.

COURTNEY VONTRELL MCBRIDE, 20, of Lockley Street - Baldwin
was arrested on a warrant dated May 14, 2010, charging her with Theft By Shoplifting.
Ms. McBride was processed and held on a $1000.00 bond to appear in 3rd Ward City Court.

MAN SOUGHT BY HOUMA POLICE

Houma Police are searching for 19 year old Akeem Ross, of Holiday Drive in Houma,
for aggravated burgularly.

On Monday, Ross was accused of entering a home in the 400 block of Louise Street,
shortly after 11am, armed with handguns and robbing the occupants of an unknown amount of money and other personal belongings.

One of the victims in this incident, a 32 year old male subject sustained
moderate injuries to his face as a result of the incident.

If anyone has information regarding the whereabouts of Akeem Ross are encouraged to contacted the Houma Police Department Investigative Services Division at (985) 873-6371.

HOUMA POLICE 6/18


Sgt Dana Coleman of the Houma Police Department says his
officers had to use a taser in order to subdue a suspect
during a stabbing yesterday afternoon, which left two
victims in their 70s with moderate injuries, and the suspect
facing two counts of attempted 1st degree murder.


Around 2pm, Coleman said officers received a call about
a stabbing on Engeron Street.


As officers responded to the residence, officers found
a 78 year old male victim and a 72 year old female victim
suffering from multiple stab wounds to their upper torso area.


Officers also located a male subject, who they later identified
as 49 year old Harlan Becnel, who was standing outside
the residence in the back yard
with a knife.


As the investigation continued, officers learned that Harlan got
into a fight inside the residence, and stabbed the man
and woman before going outside in the bak yard.


While outside the residence, Houma Police officers
were involved in a brief standoff with Harlan Becnel,
who refused to comply with their demands to drop
the knife and surrender to authorities.


With Becnel's continuous refusal to comply with
officers’ demands, the Houma Police Department’s
Critical Incident Response Team (C.I.R.T.) were contacted.


They deployed a flash sound diversionary device,
which ultimately distracted Becnel. The taser was deployed.


Harlan Becnel was arrested for 2-cts Attempted 1st Degree Murder.


The two victims were transported to a local medical facility to be treated for their injuries.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

ST MARY PARISH SHERIFF'S OFFICE 6/16

According to Sheriff David Naquin during the last 24 hours the Sheriff’s Office responded to 37 complaints and reports the following arrests:

Tessie Ortis 36 yoa of 616 Breezy Acres, Bayou Vista was arrested yesterday morning on a warrant for Issuing Worthless Checks. Ortis was located at her residence, placed under arrest and issued a summons to appear in court this fall.

Kadeem O. Johnson 20 yoa of 721 Arlington St., Bayou Vista was arrested yesterday morning on a warrant for Failure to Appear on the charge of Simple Battery. Johnson turned himself into the Sheriff’s Office after learning of a warrant for his arrest. Johnson was placed under arrest and booked into the parish jail with a $2000.00 bond and was later released.

Francisco Javier Garces 21 yoa of 135 Marcel Dr., Bayou Vista and a Male Juvenile 13 yoa of Berwick were arrested last night for Operating an ATV on a Public Roadway. Deputy was called to Wilson’s Boat Landing in Patterson in reference to 4-wheelers riding on roadway and levee. Suspects were located and after investigation was placed under arrest and issued summons to appear in court this fall.

St. Mary Parish Sheriff's Office 6/16/10

CHIEF SABRIA MCGUIRE OF THE FRANKLIN POLICE DEPARTMENT REPORTS HER OFFICE HAS RESPONDED TO 21 COMPLAINTS IN THE PAST 48 HOURS. HERE
ARE SOME OF THE ARRESTS MADE:

Nicholas Butaud, of Oneida St, 26, OF Charenton
was arrested on a warrant for failure to appear in the 16th Judicial District Court, and the New Iberia City Court. Butaud was processed and released on a $318.50 bond.

Jarvis Richard, 27, of Newman St - Baldwin
was arrested on a warrant for Franklin Police Department for Theft of Goods. Richard was also charged with Possession of Schedule I Narcotics (Marijuana). Mr. Richard was processed and released on a $3,000.00 bond to appear in 3rd Ward City Court.

Dale Glaze, 53, of Milling St - Franklin
was arrested on a warrant for Franklin Police Department for Simple Battery. Glaze was processed and released on a $500.00 bond to appear in 3rd Ward City Court.

T.J. Williams, 17, of Lanceslin St - Baldwin
was arrested by 3rd Ward Marshall's Office on a Bench Warrant for 3rd Ward City Court for No Turn Signal, No Driver's License, and No Vehicle Insurance In Force. Mr. Williams was processed and held on a $367.00 fine to appear in 3rd Ward City Court.

Dale Donegan, of Prairie Rd- Franklin
was issued a summons for Issuing Worthless Checks to appear in 16th Judicial District Court.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

BREAKFAST MEETING THIS THURSDAY

The Acadiana Regional Alliance (ARA) an eight parish group announced today its quarterly general meeting will feature an informative discussion on the impact of the Gulf of Mexico moratorium and the oil spill on Acadiana.
Lt. Governor Scott Angelle is the featured speaker.

Frank Fink, Economic Dev. Director for St. Mary Parish and Donna F. Meyer, President for the St. Mary Chamber of Commerce both serve on the Executive Committee for the ARA and encourage our parish to work together with our neighboring parishes aggressively to make sure the president understands the adverse affects of his actions and reverses the moratorium.
“This moratorium is detrimental to the families and economy of St. Mary Parish and the Acadiana area. This meeting will help us make that point.”

The meeting will be held Thursday, June 17, AT 7:30 am at the Petroleum Club of Lafayette (111 Heymann Blvd.) and it includes breakfast. The public is invited to attend. The cost is $20. Seating is limited. Please RSVP to Tina Begnaud at info@breauxbridgelive.com

The Acadiana Regional Alliance (ARA) is a community of parishes united to promote the interests of the Acadiana region on various topics which affect the business environment. The ARA identifies issues and develops initiatives to address the needs of the region while working closely with local, state and federal officials in advocating for these initiatives.

For more information regarding this meeting contact Donna F. Meyer, St. Mary Chamber of Commerce, at 985-384-3830 or info@stmarychamber.com.

ST MARY PARISH SHERIFF'S OFFICE 6/15

According to Sheriff David Naquin during the past 24hr period the Sheriff’s Office responded to 48 complaints and reports the following arrests:

Christie Hughes age 26 of 264 Vivian st Bayou L’ourse, La was arrested yesterday afternoon on warrants for Unauthorized use of an access card and Probation Violation. She was transported to the parish jail for processing and incarceration.

Antoinette Davis, age 31 of 101 Three B’s Lane Morgan City, was arrested yesterday afternoon on charges of Suspended Driver’s License, No insurance and Expired MVI sticker. This follows a traffic stop in the Morgan City area with Davis being released on a summons.

Joshua Pojar age 28 of 1621 Federal Ave Morgan City, was arrested last night on warrants for worthless checks, including 6 cts issuing worthless checks. He was transported to the parish jail for processing and incarceration.

Monday, June 14, 2010

ST. MARY PARISH SHERIFF'S OFFICE 6/14

According to Sheriff David Naquin during the past 24hr period the Sheriff’s Office responded to 127 complaints and reports the following arrests:

Jamaul Wallace age 20 of 173 Village lane Amelia, was arrested Friday morning on a charge of Failure to appear in court for driving under suspension. He was transported to the parish jail for processing and incarceration.

Shannon Barrilleaux age 41 of 1645 Chestnut Drive Morgan City, La was arrested on Friday at 644p night on a warrant for theft. This incident stems from an investigation where Shannon had taken a cash ticket from a machine that another player had won at a casino. She was transported to the parish jail for processing and incarceration.

Huey Hopkins, age 27 of 190 Yellow Bayou Road, Franklin, was arrested on Friday morning on
charges of Reckless Operation and Criminal Tresspassing. He was released on summons.

Robert Perry, age 52 of 2143 River Road, Berwick, was arrested this morning on Charges of Disturbing the Peace and Possession of Marijuana. This follows an investigation where Perry was banging on someones front door and causing the disturbance wanting to fight with the resident. He was placed under arrest and during that time marijuana was found on his person. He was transported to the parish jail for processing and incarceration.

Friday, June 11, 2010

JEROME BOYKIN SHOW TODAY 6/11

ON THE
JEROME BOYKIN SHOW
TODAY
AT 11AM
KBZE 105.9FM, www.kbze.com:

Highlights of the visit with
Benjamin Jealous
national Naacp President,
Interviews with fishermen
impacted by the oil spill,
and Margie Scott with
BISCO. Please join us.

ST MARY PARISH DRUG TASK FORCE 6/11

Daisy Burrell age 42 of 614 Terrebone street Morgan City was arrested LAST NIGHT on charges of Possession of Schedule IV Narcotics and probation violation. AGENTS OF THE NARCOTICS TASK FORCE WERE PATROLLING THE EGLE ST. AREA IN MORGAN CITY. WHILE DOING SO AGENTS MADE CONTACT WITH A SUBJECT ON A BICYCLE WHO WAS TALKING TO A FEMALE STANDING PARTIALLY IN THE ROADWAY DRINKING A BEER. AGENTS MADE CONTACT WITH THE SUBJECTS AND THE FEMALE WAS IDENTIFIED AS DAISY BURRELL. WHILE SPEAKING WITH BURRELL, AGENTS LOCATED SCH. IV XANAX PILLS ON HER POSSESSION. BURRELL WAS PLACED UNDER ARREST AND TRANSPORTED TO parish jail for processing and incarceration

ST MARY SHERIFF'S OFFICE - 6/11

According to Sheriff David Naquin during the past 24hr period the Sheriff’s Office responded to 26 complaints and reports the following arrests:

Tammy Lamb, age 36 of 1421 Chatsworth Street Morgan City, was arrested yesterday morning on warrants for Issuing Worthless Checks, Simple Burglary and Failure to appear in court on charge of Issuing Worthless Checks. She was transported to the parish jail for processing and incarceration.

Eric Hunt, age 33 of 612 Willow street Franklin was arrested yesterday morning on charges of Failure to appear for Criminal Neglect of Family (2cts). He was transported to the parish jail for processing and incarceration.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

ST MARY PARISH COUNCIL 6/10

BREAKING NEWS:

Due to the lack of a 2/3 vote, 3 proposed changes to the
St. Mary Parish Charter have been scratched, well,
as least for now.

The St. Mary Parish Council met last night in Franklin,
and voted 7 to 3 to 1, in a favor of two of the changes, which
called for a pay raises and term limits for the council
and for the parish president.

But due to the lack of a 2/3 vote, 8 members
of the council would have had to vote for the
measures, in order for them to pass.

There were 3 measures in all, one calling for term limits
on the parish council, one calling for pay raises for the parish
council, and another calling for a pay raise for the
parish president.

Councilman Glen Hidalgo of Bayou Vista, sponsored all
3 of the measures.

When he introduced the first one, which called for
term limits on the parish council, it did not have
a second by any other councilman, so it failed automatically.

Councilmen Albert Foulcard of Franklin, Chuck
Walters of Amelia and Kevin Voisin of Morgan
City, were against giving the parish council
and the parish pay raises.

And Councilmen Gary Duhon of Morgan City,
Butch Middleton of Franklin, Craig Matthews of
Four Corners, Glen Hidalgo of Bayou Vista, Steve
Bierhorst of Patterson, David Hannigriff of
Centerville, and Ken Singleton of Patterson, all
voted for the pay raises for the council and for
the parish president.

Councilman Logan Fromenthal of Morgan City
was absent from the meeting, and therefore,
could not make a decision on any of the proposed
measures.

If the council would have passed the recommendations
for pay raises at last night's meeting,
voter's would have had the final say in
whether or not they would have been approved,
this fall, during the congressional elections.

ST MARY PARISH DRUG TASK FORCE 6/10

Date: June 10, 2010

The St. Mary Multi-Jurisdictional Drug Task Force, consisting of St. Mary Sheriff Dept., Morgan City Police Dept., Franklin Police Dept., Baldwin Police Dept.., Berwick Police Dept., and Chitimacha Police Dept.. reports the following arrests:

Hilton Jack 36 and Jerrell Darbigny 28 both of 1146 Hwy 83 in Ashton were arrested on 6-9-2010 at 5:11 pm with Jack being charged with Possession of Loritab, Possession of Vicodan, Possession of Xanax, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Possession of Cocaine with intent to Distribute and Possession of CDS in the Presence of a Juvenile and Darbigny being charged with Possession of Marijuana 2nd, Obstruction of Justice and Possession of CDS in the Presence of a Juvenile. BOTH MEN ARE IN JAIL WITH NO BOND AT THIS TIME.

St. Mary Sheriff's Office 6/10

ccording to Sheriff David Naquin during the last 24 hours the Sheriff’s Office responded to 49 complaints and reports the following arrests:

Cachet Ogwin 32 yoa of, Morgan City was arrested yesterday morning on a warrant for Issuing Worthless Checks.

Ruth Moore 51 yoa of Amelia was arrested yesterday morning, on a warrant for Issuing Worthless Checks.

Lesley Decuire 44 yoa of Amelia was arrested yesterday morning on a warrant for Assumption Parish, for Simple Assault, Simple Criminal Damage to Property and Telephone Harassment. Decuire was located at her residence, placed under arrest and booked into the parish jail and later released to Assumption Parish Sheriff’s office.

Leo Harris 61 yoa , of Amelia, was arrested yesterday on a warrant for Failure to Appear on the charges of Possession of Marijuana and Careless Operation. Harris was placed under arrest and booked into the parish jail with a $4000.00 bond and was later released.

Brandon D. Francis, 21 yoa of 111 Sorrel Road in Jeanerette, was arrested yesterday afternoon for Disturbing the Peace and Criminal Trespassing. Hewas placed under arrest and booked into the parish jail with a $750.00 bond at this time.

Jacob Alcina 22 yoa of Patterson, was arrested yesterday afternoon on warrants for Failure to Appear on the charge of Remaining Where Forbidden and Failure to Appear on the charge of Aggravated Assault. Alcina was located at his residence, placed under arrest and booked into the parish jail with a $15,000.00 bond at this time.

Cherie Welch 17 yoa of Baldwin, was arrested yesterday afternoon on a warrant for Theft. Welch was placed under arrest and booked into the parish jail with a $500.00 bond and was later released.

Connie L. Schlenker 44 yoa of Morgan City was arrested last night on two warrants for Failure to Comply with Drug Court. Schlenker was located at her residence, placed under arrest and booked into the parish jail with a $200,000.00 bond at this time.

FRANKLIN POLICE 6/10

CHIEF SABRIA MCGUIRE OF THE FRANKLIN POLICE DEPARTMENT REPORTS THE FOLLOWING ARRESTS OVER THE PAST 48 HOURS:

Gerald Spain Sr., 52, of Tenth St - Franklin
was arrested on warrants for 3 counts of Failure to Appear for the charges of Criminal Neglect of Family. Mr. Spain was processed and held on a $43,630.58 bond to appear in 16th Judicial District Court.

Detra Thomas, 32, of Josephine St - Franklin
was arrested on a warrant for Lafayette Parish for Failure to Appear on the charge of Contributing to the Delinquency of a Juvenile. Ms. Thomas was also issued a summons for Issuing Worthless Checks to appear in 16th Judicial District Court.

Eric Vincent, 42, of Tabor St - Franklin
was arrested and charged with Speeding 40 MPH in a 25 MPH Zone, Improper Lane Usage, Reckless Operation of a Motor Vehicle, and Driving Under Suspension. Mr. Vincent was also arrested on a Bench Warrant for 3rd Ward City Court for Obstructing Public Passages and Revoked or Suspended Drivers License. Mr. Vincent was processed and held to appear in 3rd Ward City Court.

Kearney McDaniel, 20, 7th Street - Franklin
while incarcerated at the Franklin Police Department Mr. McDaniel was charged with 2 cts of Forgery and 2 cts of Attempted Theft by Fraud Amount of $100.00. Mr. McDaniel was processed and held with no bond set at time of Press Release to appear in 16th Judicial District Court.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

FRANKLIN POLICE NOTICE 6/9

Franklin Police Department will conduct an impaired driver checkpoint at an undisclosed location within the City of Franklin on Friday, June 11, between 9 p.m. and 3 a.m.

All drivers traveling through the checkpoint will be screened for alcohol and drug impairment, and any that are impaired will be removed from the roadway.

The purpose of the checkpoint is to reduce the number of deadly crashes and those causing serious injuries, to keep impaired drivers off roadways and to inform the public of the dangers of driving while impaired.

ST MARY SHERIFF'S OFFICE - 6/9

According to Sheriff David Naquin during the last 24 hours the Sheriff’s Office responded to 35 complaints and reports the following arrests:

Richard Solar 38, of 5710Smith Road, New Iberia was arrested yesterday afternoon at 2:21 pm on a warrant for Broussard Police Department on the charge of Illegal Possession of Stolen Things. Agents with the United States Marshall Services Task Force along with Deputy’s conducted a vehicle stop on 3211 in Franklin. Solar was placed under arrest and booked into the parish jail on warrant and later transferred to Broussard Police Department.

Lazaro Rodriguez 38, of 107 Bergeron Lane, Bayou Vista and Billie Jo Gros 40, of 533 Teche Road, Bayou Vista were arrested yesterday evening with Rodriguez being arrested for Remaining After being Forbidden and Gros being arrested on a warrant for Morgan City Police Department for Altering a Prescription.

Deputy was called to 533 Teche Road in Bayou Vista in reference to Rodriguez being at her residence. Upon Deputy’s arrival it was learned from victim and witness that Rodriguez was observed going into yard and back of the residence. Rodriguez was located in the area, and after investigation was placed under arrest. During investigation it was also learned of a warrant for Gros' arrest. Both suspects were placed under arrest with Rodriguez being booked into the parish jail with a $500.00 bond and was later released and Gros being booked into the Morgan City Police Department Jail.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

FRANKLIN POLICE 6/7

THE FRANKLIN POLICE DEPARTMENT RESPONDED TO 44 COMPLAINTS OVER THE PAST WEEKEND AND MADE THE FOLLOWING ARRESTS OVER THE PAST 72 HOURS:

Tory Pichoff, 19, of Evia Lane - Franklin,
was arrested on Bench Warrants for 3rd Ward City Court for No Seatbelt and Speeding. Mr. Pichoff was processed and held on a $344.00 fine to appear in 3rd Ward City Court.

Christopher Silas, 32, of Railroad Ave - Franklin
was arrested on a warrant for Franklin Police Department for Simple Assault. Mr. Silas was processed and held with no bond set at time of press release to appear in 3rd Ward City Court.

Earl Gunner, 21, Second St - Franklin
was arrested and charged with Domestic Abuse Battery and Remaining Where Forbidden. Mr. Gunner was processed and held with no bond set at time of Press Release to appear in 3rd Ward City Court.

Sean Gaspard, 24, of Josephine St - Franklin
was arrested and charged with Domestic Abuse Battery. Mr. Gaspard was processed and released on a $2,500.00 bond to appear in 3rd Ward City Court.

Deondra Randle, 24, of Theresa St - Franklin
was arrested and charged with Domestic Abuse Battery. Ms. Randle was processed and released on a $2,500.00 bond to appear in 3rd Ward City Court.

Ronald Moore, 26, of Big Four Corners Rd - Jeanerette
was arrested and charged with Driving While Intoxicated and Speeding by Radar 43-25. Mr. Moore was processed and released on a $3,000.00 bond to appear in 3rd Ward City Court.

Alvin Burrell, 59, of Hogan Lane - Franklin
was arrested and charged with Reckless Operation, Speeding by Radar 97/45, No Passing Zone, and Driving While Intoxicated. Mr. Burrell was processed and released on a $6,250.00 bond to appear in 3rd Ward City Court.

Kearney McDaniel, 20, 7th Street - Franklin
was arrested and charged with Disturbing the Peace, 2cts of Criminal Damage to Property, and Domestic Abuse Battery. Mr. McDaniel was processed and held with no bond set at time of press release to appear in 3rd Ward City Court.

St. Mary Parish Drug Task Force 6/7

The St. Mary Multi-Jurisdictional Drug Task Force reports the following arrests:

Courtney L. Richardson 23, of 602 MLK St., Franklin was arrested yesterday evening for Possession of Marijuana and a warrant for Failure to Appear on the charge of Seat Belt Violation.

Agents were patrolling Hwy 90 in the Jeanerette area, when a traffic stop was conducted for Richadson vehicle traveling in the left had lane. Upon Deputy making contact with Richardson, an odor of marijuana was emitting from the vehicle.

Agents received consent to search and located a small bag of marijuana. During investigation it was also learned of a warrant for Richardson's arrest. She was placed under arrest and booked into the parish jail with a $2100.00 bond and was later released.