Amelia man arrested for simple burglary of pressure washer theft
St. Mary Parish Sheriff Mark Hebert reported the following arrests:
—Chad Toups, 38, of Doris Road in Amelia, was arrested Saturday at the St. Mary Parish Law Enforcement Center for theft more than $,1500, theft by fraud, resisting an officer by giving false information and on a warrant for simple burglary of an inhabited dwelling. Toups is also charged on a warrant from the Terrebonne Parish Sheriff’s Office for theft of a motor vehicle.
A deputy responded to a complaint of a theft at a business on Lake Palourde Road in Amelia. While investigating that complaint, the sheriff’s office received another complaint of a male subject attempting to sell an item. The subject was located walking on Lake Palourde Road. During the investigation the subject was identified as Toups. The deputy also learned that the item he was attempting to sell was a pressure washer that had been stolen from the business in the first complaint. Toups was taken to the parish jail and held. No bail is set.
—Channing Riley, 30, of Barrow Street in Morgan City, was arrested at 1:57 p.m. Friday on five warrants for multiple counts of issuing worthless checks and on a warrant from the Terrebonne Parish Sheriff’s Office for issuing worthless checks. A deputy located Channing on the warrants at the Morgan City jail where he is being held on unrelated charges.
—Martinez Alvarado, of Martin Lane in Amelia, was arrested at 7:48 a.m. Saturday for operating a vehicle without lawful presence in the United States. A deputy working a complaint on Duhon Boulevard came into contact with Alvarado who drove up to the scene. The deputy later learned that Alvarado was driving without lawful presence in the U.S. He was taken to the parish jail and held. No bail is set.
—Keisha M. Thomas, 36, of Lawrence Street in Morgan City, was arrested at 11:17 a.m. Saturday on a warrant for issuing worthless checks. A deputy responding to a complaint of a stranded motorist made contact with Thomas who was wanted on the warrant. She was released on a summons to appear in court on March 8, 2013.
—Julie Ann Campos, 39, of Belleview Street in Bayou Vista, was arrested at 1:56 p.m. Saturday for theft. A deputy responded to a complaint of a theft at the residence listed above. Upon arrival, the deputy learned from a cab driver that Campos refused to pay her fare. She was taken to the parish jail and held. Her bail is set at $1,000.
—Chase Paul Bertrand, 27, of Joey Street in Patterson, was arrested at 6:25 p.m. Saturday on a warrant for failure to appear on the charge of disturbing the peace. A deputy responding to a complaint of a disturbance came into contact with Bertrand who was wanted on the warrant. He was taken to the parish jail and held. His bail is set at $350.
—Anthony Joseph Prince, 31, of Patoutville Road in Jeanerette, was arrested at 7:39 p.m. Saturday for possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. A deputy patrolling U.S. 90 in the Berwick area observed a vehicle with a burnt headlight and conducted a traffic stop. Upon speaking with the driver, identified as Prince, the deputy smelled the odor of marijuana emanating from the vehicle. The deputy received consent to search the vehicle and located clear plastic bags containing marijuana, a glass pipe, and other drug paraphernalia. Prince was released on a summons to appear in court on March 8, 2013.
—Matthew Paul Villien, 23, of Lodge Pole in Lafayette, was arrested at 8:25 p.m. Saturday for no license plate, careless operation of a motor vehicle, possession of marijuana second offense, possession of drug paraphernalia, and possession of a Legend Drug without a prescription (Tramadol). A deputy patrolling U.S. 90 in the Berwick area observed a vehicle operating carelessly at the intersection of U.S. 90 at Thorguson Drive and conducted a traffic stop. During the investigation, the deputy observed that the vehicle had no license plate. The deputy received consent to search the vehicle and located a marijuana cigarette and a pill. Villien was taken to the parish jail and held. No bail has been set.
—Timothy Parker, 56, of Cayce Street in Franklin, was arrested at 8:36 p.m. Saturday on a warrant for failure to appear on the charges of no driver’s license and no child restraint. A deputy patrolling the Centerville area observed a vehicle fail to use a turn signal and conducted a traffic stop on Irish Bend Road. During the course of the investigation the deputy learned that the driver, identified as Parker, was wanted on a warrant. He was taken to the parish jail and held. His bail is set at $5,000.