Morgan City Assistant Police Chief Michael Banks reported the following arrests:
—Israel Ramirez, 28, of Railroad Avenue in Morgan City, was arrested Sunday for illegal discharge of a firearm and possession of an alcoholic beverage in a moving vehicle.
Officers were dispatched to the area of Railroad Avenue regarding gunshots in the area. Officers arrived and, during their investigation, recovered shell casings and statements from witnesses. A suspect vehicle was located a short time later in the area and the driver, Ramirez, was detained. During the stop, officers located additional evidence inside the vehicle and a .45-caliber handgun. Ramirez was jailed.
—Dietra R. James, 36, of Fifth Street in Morgan City, was arrested Saturday for domestic abuse battery.
Officers were summoned to a Fourth Street residence regarding a complaint of an uncontrollable juvenile. Officers arrived and learned that James and a juvenile daughter had been involved in an altercation. Officers discovered minor injuries and scratches on the neck of the juvenile which were allegedly caused by James in the altercation, Banks said. James was jailed based on statements and evidence at the scene for the battery.
—Corey J. Rogers, 37, of Bush Street in Morgan City, was arrested Friday for simple battery involving a juvenile.
Officers responded to a complaint of a disturbance at a Bush Street residence. Officers learned from witnesses that Rogers had grabbed a 9-year-old juvenile, throwing the juvenile to the ground. Officers spoke to Rogers, who was located at his residence. Rogers admitted to officers that he had shoved the child, Banks said. Rogers was jailed.
—Edward U. Giroir, 19, of Egle Street in Morgan City, was arrested Friday on a warrant for felony unauthorized use of an access card, a warrant for two counts of misdemeanor unauthorized use of an access card, a warrant for three counts of attempted unauthorized use of an access card, two counts for unauthorized use of an access card as theft and two counts for theft of an access card.
—Chad A. Arabie, 18, of Ditch Avenue in Morgan City, was arrested Friday for unauthorized use of an access card as theft.
—Kenneth R. Hebert, 18, of Iowa Street in Morgan City, was arrested Friday for unauthorized use of an access card as theft.
On Feb. 3, investigators instituted an investigation into the theft of credit cards which occurred at a Morgan City restaurant. During the investigation, it was learned that the credit cards had been used at several local retail outlets at locations ranging from Patterson to Morgan City, Banks said.
Detectives identified Giroir as a suspect in the investigation. Giroir, who was an employee at the restaurant where the theft occurred, was questioned and evidence obtained which implicated him as well as two other people in the use of the access cards, Banks said.
The other two suspects, identified as Arabie and Hebert, were also questioned and implicated as being involved. Giroir, Arabie and Hebert were jailed. Because some of the purchases were made at locations in the Bayou Vista and Patterson areas, arrest warrants were secured by the St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Department as well as the Morgan City Police Department. Some of the items purchased by the fraudulent means were recovered as evidence, Banks said.
—Luis J. Obregon, 32, of Port Arthur, Texas, was arrested Saturday for appearing in an intoxicated condition and criminal damage to property.
Obregon was arrested at a Railroad Avenue apartment complex after officers responded to a disturbance at that location. Officers learned that Obregon had allegedly damaged a windshield on another person’s vehicle after that subject had asked Obregon to lower music playing in the parking lot of the complex. Obregon was jailed.
—Brennan R. Tabor, 26, of Chatsworth Drive in Morgan City, was arrested Saturday for a stop sign violation, a warrant for resisting an officer and disturbing the peace intoxicated first offense. Tabor was jailed.
—John Ross, 45, of Morgan City, was arrested Saturday for appearing in public in an intoxicated condition.
Ross was located by officers in the area of Fourth Street and Brashear Avenue in an intoxicated condition. Ross was jailed.
—Joni L. Madison, 33, of Fifth Street in Morgan City, was arrested Saturday for no tail lamps and operating a vehicle with a suspended driver’s license.
Madison was stopped at David Drive and La. 182. She was jailed.
—Jerry Boyer, 67, of Fourth Street in Morgan City, was arrested Sunday for appearing in an intoxicated condition. Boyer was located at the corner of Fifth Street and Brashear Avenue in an intoxicated condition. Boyer was jailed.
—Shandace Harris, 25, of Berwick, was arrested Sunday for a stop sign violation and operating a vehicle with a suspended driver’s license.
An officer stopped a vehicle in the area of Terrebonne Street and Federal Avenue after the driver failed to negotiate a stop sign. The driver, Harris, was found to be operating a vehicle with a suspended driver’s license and was jailed.
Patterson Police Chief Patrick LaSalle reported the following arrests:
—Kayla L. Comeaux, 26, of the 100 block of Moffett Court in Morgan City, was arrested at 4:54 p.m. Monday for possession of stolen things. Comeaux was released on $1,500 bail.
—Shawn Welsh, 43, of the 700 block of St. Gabriel Street in Patterson, was arrested Friday for disturbing the peace intoxicated. Welsh was jailed on $323 bail.
—Jade Mary, 21, of the 400 block of Park Street in Patterson, was arrested Saturday for possession of synthetic cannabinoids, suspended driver’s license, general speed law, and a St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office warrant for failure to appear on the charge of speeding. Bail is set at $3,584.50.
—Samuel P. Gary, 23, of the 600 block of Sixth Street in Morgan City, was arrested Sunday for two counts of resisting an officer by force, possession of marijuana, battery on a police officer, and disturbing the peace by language. No bail is set at this time.
—Eugene A. White, 33, of the 800 block of Tall Timbers Drive in Patterson, was arrested at 12:34 a.m. today for DWI first offense, no insurance, no driver’s license, open container, and careless operation with an accident. White was jailed with no bail set at this time.
Berwick Police Chief James Richard reported the following arrests:
—Clark Leonard Jr., 36, of the 3000 block of Sixth Street, was arrested at 5:38 p.m. Monday for illegal possession of a pit bull and resisting arrest. Cash bail is set at $600.
—Juan Torres Jr., 24, of the 100 block of Stacy Street in Morgan City, was arrested Sunday for disturbing the peace intoxicated. Torres was jailed.
—Russell Allen, 44, of the 3500 block of Second Street in Berwick, was arrested Sunday on a St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office warrant for failure to appear for theft. Allen was jailed.
—Heath Thompson, 35, of the 100 block of Myrtle Street in Morgan City, was arrested Friday for license plate light required and driving under suspension. Thompson was released on bail.
—Earvin Thomas, 56, of the 2600 block of Fourth Street in Berwick, was arrested Friday for stalking. Thomas was jailed and is awaiting bail to be set.
St. Mary Parish Sheriff Mark Hebert reported responding to 41 complaints in the parish and reported the following arrest in east St. Mary Parish:
—Dontrielle Harris, 22, of the 400 block of Tabor Street in Franklin, was arrested at 5:48 p.m. Monday for theft, a warrant for failure to appear on the charge of theft and parole violation. A deputy responding to a complaint of shoplifting at a store in Bayou Vista learned from personnel that Harris was seen switching tags on items before attempting to leave the store. She was jailed with no bail set.