Bayou Vista woman arrested on several warrants
St. Mary Parish Sheriff Mark Hebert reported the following arrest:
—Krystal Meranta, 24, of Delmar Road in Bayou Vista, was arrested at 1:17 a.m. today on a warrant from Patterson police for failure to appear on the charges of speeding, no driver’s license and no insurance, and a warrant from Morgan City police for failure to appear on the charge of probation violation. A deputy investigating a report of a disturbance on Delmar Road made contact with Meranta and learned of the warrants for her arrest. Meranta was taken to the parish jail and then transferred to Morgan City police. Meranta was also arrested at 2:52 a.m. today on a warrant for failure to pay a fine for probation violation and on a warrant hold for the Patterson Police Department.
The address Meranta gave Morgan City police was the 500 block of Clark Street in Bayou Vista.
Meranta was being held at St. Mary Parish Law Enforcement Center and was transported from parish law enforcement center to the Morgan City Police Department to be held for Patterson Police Department. Meranta posted $200 bail and was picked up by Patterson police.
Morgan City Police Chief Travis Crouch reported the following arrests:
—Todd David Schouest, 43, of Lyles Street in Houma, was arrested at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday on warrants for simple kidnapping and aggravated assault, domestic abuse battery and violation of a protection order. Schouest was being held at Terrebonne Parish Jail. Schouest was transported from Terrebonne Parish to the Morgan City Police Department and held. Bail is set at $76,000.
Patterson Police Patrick LaSalle reported the following arrest:
—James Joseph Sr., 61, of Paradise Lane in Patterson, was arrested at 2:41 a.m. in the Cracker Barrel parking lot by Patterson police on a warrant for possession of stolen things. LaSalle said that Patterson police had evidence showing Joseph sold several items that were reported on June 28 as stolen from a shed. Among the stolen items brought to Studdard’s Scrap Metals in Patterson to be sold were a trolling motor, a boat motor propeller, two batteries and an ATV ramp, according to LaSalle.
Patterson police issued a warrant for Joseph’s arrest and patrolling officers aware of that warrant made the arrest. Police say that a crack pipe fell out of Joseph’s pocket while he was being processed. He was also charged with resisting an officer by flight. No bail has been set.
Berwick Police Chief James Richard reported no arrests.