Berwick woman arrested for failing to appear in drug court

During the last 24-hour reporting period St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to 37 complaints and reported the following arrests, according to Sheriff Mark Hebert.

—Tina Renee Franklin, 37, Fourth Street, Berwick, was arrested at 8:15 a.m. Wednesday on a warrant for failure to comply with the conditions of drug court on the charge of possession of marijuana. A deputy located Franklin at her residence on the warrant. Franklin was taken to the parish jail for booking and jailed. Her bail is set at $100,000.

—Angelina Alexis Smith, 23, Big Four Corners Road, Sorrell, was arrested at 6:52 p.m. Tuesday at the St. Mary Parish Law Enforcement Center in Centerville on additional charges of possession of Schedule I (marijuana) and possession of drug paraphernalia. A deputy located Smith at Franklin Foundation Hospital on a warrant for failure to appear on an earlier charge of theft under $500. During the booking process, marijuana and drug paraphernalia were located, the report stated. Her bail is set at $5,000.

—Darien Layne Keller, 19, Willowbend Lane, Patterson, was arrested at 5 p.m. Wednesday on a warrant for unauthorized entry of an inhabited dwelling. He was taken to the parish jail for booking and jailed. No bail has been set.

—Patrick Shannon Mceniry, 44, Jupiter Street, Bayou Vista, was arrested on at 12:03 a.m. Thursday for disturbing the peace (language). A deputy responded to a complaint of a disturbance at the residence and while investigating Mceniry began to curse at the deputy and continued to use profanities despite being asked to stop. He was taken to the parish jail for booking and jailed. His bail is set at $250.

Morgan City police arrests include the following, according to Assistant Police Chief Glenn Blanco.

—Klevin Jones, 24, Cherry Street, Morgan City, was arrested at 8:47 a.m. Tuesday and charged with on a warrant for failure to appear for failing to pay probation fees. Jones was booked, paid bail of $175 and released.

—John Aucoin, 31, Crenshaw Drive, Berwick, was arrested at 3:59 p.m. Tuesday and charged on a warrant for possession of marijuana, no headlights and expired vehicle registration. Aucoin was booked and jailed with no bail set.

—Rebeccah Corbett, 36, Levee Highway, Pierre Part, was arrested at 12:55 p.m. Tuesday and charged with disturbing the peace, intoxicated. Corbett was arrested at the Victor II Deli after officers responded to an intoxicated subject being on the premises. Upon arrival, they were directed to Corbett and she was found to be intoxicated, the report stated. She was arrested, booked and jailed with no bond set at this time.

Arrest made

in boat launch vehicle burglaries

BAYOU L’OURSE — Video surveillance is being credited for identifying a suspect in a rash of vehicle burglaries, which were taking place at the Bayou Cheramie Boat Launch on La. 398 beginning in September, according to Assumption Parish Sheriff Mike Waguespack.

The suspect is identified as Ulysess Payne, 32, of Lee Drive, Laplace. Payne is charged with two counts of simple burglary.

Victims reported they would launch their boats and park their trucks and after a day on the water they would return and find their vehicles had been broken into and items were stolen, a news release from Waguespack stated. The items stolen ranged from audio equipment to tools and other miscellaneous items.

Detectives were able to place surveillance cameras in the area, he stated. The cameras caught a glimpse of the suspect and his truck during one of the burglaries and detectives were able to locate a potential person of interest, he stated.

The surveillance was ramped up and detectives were able to catch the suspect at the boat launch in the same truck as seen on hidden cameras, he stated. They were also able to locate several stolen items inside of the suspect’s vehicle and take him into custody without incident, Waguespack stated.

Payne denied any involvement in the burglaries, Waguespack stated.

Payne was booked into the Assumption Parish Detention Center and his bail has been set at $20,000.

Waguespack stated it is important to write down all serial numbers of firearms and electronics, whether they be stored in your home or vehicle, for they are an invaluable tool in locating stolen property.

Waguespack asks that if anyone has any additional information in reference to this case to contact Capt. Darren Crochet at 985-526-1627.

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