Bayou Vista woman arrested for obstruction of justice
A 27-year-old Bayou Vista woman was arrested Tuesday by a St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s deputy for obstruction of justice after she claimed she struck a man with her fist at a park, but video surveillance indicated that her statement was false, according to Sheriff Mark Hebert.
Kacey Pojar, 27, of Carol Road in Bayou Vista, was arrested at 10:59 p.m. Tuesday for obstruction of justice. While investigating a complaint of a battery that occurred at Central Park in Bayou Vista, a deputy was contacted by Pojar who stated that she wanted to turn herself in for the crime. Pojar claimed that she struck the man with her fist, according to Hebert.
However, according to the deputy’s investigation, video surveillance footage obtained from the park indicated that Pojar’s statement was false, Hebert stated. She was taken to the parish jail and held. No bail is set. The battery remains under investigation.
St. Mary Parish Sheriff Mark Hebert reported the following arrest:
Nathaniel Washington, 33, of Levee Road in Morgan City, was arrested at 10:39 p.m. Tuesday for speeding, possession of synthetic cannabinoids, resisting arrest, possession of drug paraphernalia and probation violation. A deputy conducting a traffic detail on La. 182 in Amelia stopped the driver for speeding. The deputy made contact with the driver who was identified as Washington.
During the investigation, the deputy observed Washington retrieve a packet from his side pants pocket and attempt to hide it in the front of his pants, Hebert stated. Washington then fled from the deputy on foot. The deputy gave chase and observed Washington drop the packet to the ground, according to Hebert. Following a foot pursuit, Washington was apprehended. The packet was discovered to be synthetic cannabinoids, Hebert stated. Washington was taken to the parish jail and held. No bail is set.
Morgan City Police Chief Travis Crouch reported the following arrests:
—Joyce Ann Holder, 54, of Oak Street in Morgan City, was arrested at 10:34 a.m. Tuesday for disturbing the peace.
Officers were dispatched to a disturbance at an Oak Street residence. Upon arrival, they discovered a couple in a verbal disagreement, Crouch said. The couple was advised of the complaint and attempts were made to calm the situation. The woman, Holder, continued to scream and use profanities causing a disturbance, he said. She refused to cooperate and was ultimately placed under arrest, according to Crouch. She was taken to the city jail and released after posting cash bail.
—Denisica Ann Starling, 31, of Fifth Street in Morgan City, was arrested at 2:55 p.m. Tuesday on a warrant for probation violation for disturbing the peace by fighting. She was also charged with contempt of court.
An officer was summoned to the city court and located a woman, identified as Starling, who was wanted on an outstanding warrant. She was detained when she began to use profanities in the courtroom causing disruption, Crouch stated. She was taken to jail where she remains.
—Lucille May Rodriguez, 32, of Bush Street in Morgan City, was arrested at 3:12 p.m. Tuesday on a warrant for failure to appear for criminal mischief, failure to appear for contempt of court after she was located in the city court and arrested. She was booked into the Morgan City Jail and released after posting $567 cash bail.
—Gary Tyrone Johnson, 44, of Garber Street in Morgan City, was arrested at 3:12 p.m. Wednesday after he was located in the city court and arrested on a warrant for probation violation for DWI. He was taken to the city jail where he remains.
Berwick Police Chief James Richard reported the following arrests:
—A 13-year-old male juvenile and a 14-year-old male juvenile were arrested at 6:19 p.m. Tuesday for criminal mischief and resisting an officer.
Officers responded to a complaint from a school bus driver, who said three juveniles were trying to stab a bus tire with a knife. Officers located two of the juveniles and arrested them. They were released to their parents. Police are still looking for the third male juvenile.
Patterson Police Chief Patrick LaSalle reported no arrests.