Jean Jeacques Groselle
Two men were jailed on numerous drug charges after striking a stop sign on Zenor Road in Calumet, fleeing on foot from St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office narcotics detectives, and running through several yards where children were playing, St. Mary Parish Sheriff Mark Hebert said in a news release.
—Tarell Boulanger, 23, of the 1200 block of Hickory Street in Patterson, was arrested at 7:24 p.m. Thursday for possession of synthetic cannabinoids with intent to distribute, possession of drug paraphernalia, violation of controlled dangerous substance law (Drug Free Zone - Church), flight from an officer, criminal trespass, disturbing the peace alarming the public and possession of a counterfeit controlled dangerous substance with intent to distribute.
—Jeremy Hall, 24, of the 100 block of Cherry Street in Patterson, was arrested at 7:12 p.m. Thursday for driving in the left lane, no driver’s license, reckless operation of a motor vehicle, disturbing the peace alarming the public, resisting an officer by flight, possession of synthetic cannabinoids with intent to distribute, possession of a counterfeit controlled dangerous substance with intent to distribute, possession of drug paraphernalia, no seat belt, unauthorized entry into an inhabited dwelling, violation of controlled dangerous substance law (Drug Free Zone- Church), hit and run driving, criminal trespass, on a warrant for failure to appear on drug charges, and warrants for probation violation and resisting an officer by flight.
Narcotics detectives initiated a traffic stop on a vehicle for impeding the flow of traffic by driving in the left lane for several miles on U.S. 90 in the Patterson area, Hebert said. The driver of the vehicle failed to pull over and accelerated to a high rate of speed. The driver lost control of the vehicle as he attempted to turn onto Zenor Road and struck a stop sign, Hebert said.
Before the vehicle came to a complete stop, detectives observed three occupants exit the vehicle and flee on foot. After a short foot pursuit, detectives caught the front passenger, identified as Boulanger. Detectives observed Hall run into a house alarming the residents of the home, the sheriff said. A short time later, Hall was captured. During the foot chase, Hall and Boulanger ran through several yards where children were playing, the sheriff said.
As the investigation progressed, detectives located several bags of synthetic cannabinoids packaged for sale in the vehicle as well as a bottle containing counterfeit synthetic cannabinoids and a pack of plastic baggies, Hebert said. Hall and Boulanger were jailed with no bail set.
Hebert reported responding to 34 complaints in the parish and reported the following arrests in east St. Mary Parish:
—Jean J. Grosselle, 65, of the 200 block of Wilree Drive in New Iberia, was arrested at 12:25 p.m. Thursday for aggravated assault. A deputy responded to a report of a driver brandishing a handgun at another driver on U.S. 90 in the Garden City area.
The deputy located the suspect vehicle in Ricohoc and conducted a traffic stop. During the investigation, the deputy determined that Grosselle waved a handgun at another driver after that driver would not allow him to pass. Grosselle was jailed and released on $750 bail.
—Scott Boudreaux, 43, of the 600 block of Renwick Boulevard in Berwick, was arrested at 2:47 a.m. today for sexual acts prohibited in public.
—Sheila Stewart, 39, of the 400 block of Henry Street, in Patterson, was arrested at 2:47 a.m. today for sexual acts prohibited in public.
A deputy patrolling the Berwick area observed a vehicle parked at the Berwick Boat Landing with its lights on. Upon approaching the vehicle, the deputy observed two people engaged in a sexual act. Both Boudreaux and Stewart were released on summons to appear in court Nov. 14.
Morgan City Police Chief Michael Banks reported the following arrests:
—Shawn P. Boudreaux, 35, of Franklin, was arrested at 10:17 p.m. Thursday for entry on premises after being forbid
Officers were dispatched to a Federal Avenue convenience store regarding Boudreaux. He was eventually removed from the premises and advised by management and officers that he was not to return to the business. A short time later, officers were again dispatched to the location to remove Boudreaux. Officers located Boudreaux and he was jailed.
—Kierra Johnson, 26, of Patterson, was arrested at 10:56 p.m. Thursday for no license plate light, no driver’s license, on a warrant for failure to appear for disturbing the peace, and on a warrant St. Mary Parish for failure to appear for no driver’s license.
—Shandice Harris, 25, of Mallard Street in Morgan City, was arrested at 10:56 p.m. Thursday on a warrant from St. Mary Parish for criminal neglect of family and on a warrant for failure to appear for no driver’s license.
A patrolling officer stopped a vehicle near David Drive and La. 182 for improper lighting. The officer came into contact with the driver, Johnson, who was found not to possess a valid driver’s license. Johnson, along with a passenger in the vehicle, Harris were both found to be wanted on outstanding warrants and were placed under arrest. Both were jailed.
Berwick Police Chief James Richard reported no arrests.
Patterson Police Chief Patrick LaSalle reported no arrests.