A 27-year-old Erath man was arrested by Morgan City police Monday for home improvement fraud after he stole more than $2,500 for services he did not perform in the Morgan City area, Morgan City Assistant Police Chief Michael Banks said in a news release.
—Shane M. LeBlanc, 27, of Lamas Street in Erath, was arrested at 10:34 a.m. Monday on a warrant for home improvement fraud and a warrant for theft more than $500.
LeBlanc was located at the Ascension Parish Jail and placed under arrest on outstanding warrants for the Morgan City Police Department. The warrant stemmed from an investigation by detectives which indicated that Leblanc had conducted business in the Morgan City area as “Cajun Construction” and had committed the theft of more than $2,500 for services that were not performed, the release stated. LeBlanc was jailed.
Anyone in the Morgan City area who thinks that he or she have been a victim of home improvement fraud by this or any other company should contact the Morgan City Police Department Detectives Division at 985-380-4605 or the local law enforcement agency.
Morgan City Assistant Police Michael Banks reported the following arrest:
—Gary J. Businelle, 18, of Bay Road in Pierre Part, was arrested at 12:20 p.m. Monday on a warrant for a probation violation. Businelle was located at the Morgan City Police Department and jailed.
St. Mary Parish Sheriff Mark Hebert reported responding to 49 complaints in the parish and reported the following arrests relating to east St. Mary Parish:
—Gage Tapia, 19, of the 100 block of Natalie Lane in Patterson, was arrested at 5:06 p.m. Monday on a warrant for attempted possession of Schedule I (marijuana) with intent to distribute. While patrolling the Bayou Vista area, detectives of the St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Division observed Tapia at the Bayou Vista Skate Park. Detectives knew that Tapia held an active warrant for arrest.
The warrant stems from an investigation dating back to May 2013 when Tapia unknowingly contacted detectives by mobile phone and attempted to purchase the illegal drug, Hebert said. Tapia was jailed with no bail set.
—Angela Daigle, 47, of the 100 block of Arlington Road in Bayou Vista, was arrested at 10:02 a.m. Monday on a warrant for issuing worthless checks. A deputy located Daigle at the St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office in Franklin. Daigle was released on a summons to appear in court March 28.
—Chase P. Bertrand, 28, of the 500 block of Joey Street in Patterson, was arrested at 10:28 a.m. Monday on two warrants for failure to appear on the charges of disturbing the peace and disturbing the peace (fighting). A deputy located Bertrand at the St. Mary Parish Courthouse in Franklin. Bertrand was jailed with no bail set.
—Naomi Courville, 36, of the 400 block of Bush Street in Morgan City, was arrested at 11:20 a.m. Sunday on a Lafayette Parish warrant for issuing worthless checks. Courville was located at the St. Mary Parish Courthouse in Franklin. She was jailed with bail set at $1,200.
—Bryan F. Chaisson, 60, of the 400 block of Highridge Drive in Houma, was arrested at 11:34 a.m. Sunday on a Justice of the Peace warrant for theft. Chaisson turned himself in at the St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office in Morgan City after learning of the warrant issued for his arrest. He was released on a summons to appear in court May 22.
—Nicole Hillebrandt, 35, of the 200 block of Cremo Lane in Patterson, was arrested at 12:28 p.m. Monday on a warrant for theft of goods. A deputy made contact with Hillebrandt in the parking lot of the St. Mary Parish Courthouse in Franklin. The warrant stems from an investigation into a complaint of shoplifting at a store in Bayou Vista. Hillebrandt was jailed and released on $1,000 bail.
—Davida Bias, 30, of the 2900 block of Fourth Street in Berwick, was arrested at 12:29 p.m. Monday on a warrant for theft of goods and criminal trespass and on a warrant for failure to appear on the charges of failure to stop at a stop sign and driving under suspension. A deputy located Bias at the St. Mary Parish Courthouse in Franklin. The warrant for theft of goods and criminal trespass stems from an investigation into a complaint of shoplifting at a store in Bayou Vista. Bias was jailed and released on $7,000 bail.
—Tyler Kapp, 22, of the 100 block of Billiot Lane in Bayou Vista, was arrested for simple criminal damage to property and on a warrant for probation violation. A deputy responded to a call of a disturbance in progress at a residence on Todd Lane in Bayou Vista. The deputy learned from the complainant that Kapp damaged a door at the residence. The deputy made contact with Kapp at a business on U.S. 90 in Bayou Vista. Following the investigation, Kapp was transported to the parish jail for booking and incarceration. No bail is set.
—A juvenile female, 13, of Morgan City, was arrested at 6:23 p.m. Monday for unlawful possession of tobacco.
—A juvenile male, 15, of Morgan City, was arrested at 6:23 p.m. Monday for unlawful possession of tobacco, possession of Schedule I (marijuana), and possession of drug paraphernalia.
—A juvenile male, 16, of Berwick, was arrested at 6:23 p.m. Monday for unlawful possession of tobacco.
Narcotics detectives patrolling the Bayou Vista area observed a vehicle fail to properly signal a turn and conducted a traffic stop on Southeast Boulevard. As detectives approached the vehicle, they saw all three juvenile occupants smoking cigarettes. Narcotics detectives also found the 15-year-old juvenile to be in possession of a metal pipe and marijuana. The three juveniles were released to guardians pending juvenile court proceedings.
Berwick Police Chief James Richard reported the following arrests:
—Alejandro Gutierrez, 25, of Russo Street in Berwick, was arrested at 9:21 p.m. Sunday on a warrant for video voyeurism. The warrant stems from an incident where Gutierrez posted obscene photos of an ex-girlfriend on Facebook, Richard said.
—Dustin Fitch, 35, of Parro Lane in Berwick, was arrested at 8:33 p.m. Sunday on a warrant for sexual battery. Fitch was jailed with no bail set.
Patterson Police Chief Patrick LaSalle reported no arrests.