St. Mary Parish Sheriff Mark Hebert reported responding to 40 complaints in the parish and reported the following arrests in east St. Mary Parish:
—Richard Franklin, 55, of the 900 block of S. Laurel Street in Amelia, was arrested at 2:41 a.m. today for possession of Schedule II crack cocaine.
—Rayniece Gary, 30, of the 1700 block of Harry D Street in Patterson, was arrested at 2:54 a.m. today for possession of Schedule II crack cocaine and failure to signal a turn.
A deputy patrolling the Amelia area observed a vehicle fail to signal and conducted a traffic stop on La. 182. The deputy received consent to search the vehicle and located a piece of crack cocaine. Additional pieces of the drug were also located on Franklin. Both were jailed with no bail set.
—Roger Short, 28, of the 6300 block of Mary Street in Gibson, was arrested at 5:41 p.m. Monday for theft. A deputy responded to a report of a theft at a business on U.S. 90 in the Patterson area. The deputy learned from the manager that Short, an employee, was attempting to leave the business with an item hidden inside one of his boots. Short was jailed and released on $1,000 bail.
—Rodney J. Courville, 38, of the 19200 block of West Liberty Farm Road in Abbeville, was arrested at 5:45 p.m. Monday for felony theft by shoplifting more than $500 and on a warrant for failure to appear on the charges of speeding.
A deputy responded to a complaint of shoplifting at a store in Bayou Vista. The deputy learned from store personnel that Courville was seen placing items in a shopping basket and then leaving the store without paying for the goods. Courville was jailed with no bail set.
Morgan City Police Chief Michael Banks reported the following arrests:
—Michael D. Billiot, 33, of Gibson, was arrested at 8:34 a.m. Monday for driving under suspension, improper turning and no proof of liability insurance.
An officer observed a vehicle make an improper left turn at the intersection of Allison Street and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and stopped the vehicle. The driver, Billiot, could not produce any proof of liability insurance and was discovered to be operating a vehicle with a suspended driver’s license, Banks said. Billiot was jailed.
Patterson Police Chief Patrick LaSalle reported no arrests.
Berwick Police Chief James Richard reported no arrests.