Arrest reports

Nurse arrested on drug charges after Bayou Vista traffic stop

A Bayou Vista nurse was busted after a traffic stop Thursday with almost a dozen different kinds of drugs, some stolen from her Morgan City employer, according to St. Mary Parish Sheriff Mark Hebert.
Darlene Wilson, 28, 300 block of Carol Road in Bayou Vista, was arrested Thursday night after narcotics detectives stopped her for improper lane usage on Carol Road. Detectives said Wilson gave consent to search her vehicle. They said they found several vials of hydromorphone concealed on her person as well as several Deplin pills. During the search of the vehicle, detectives said they located more vials and other medication.
Wilson was arrested and charged with possession of schedule II (hydromorphone); possession of Schedule II (Adderall), possession of schedule III (Suboxone and Zubsolv); possession of legend drugs (Deplin, Zofran, orphenadrine citrate, Sumatriptan, ketorolac tromethamine, dexamethasone sodium phosphate, and sodium chloride) without a prescription. She was released on a $4,500 bail.
Hebert also reported the following arrests:
—Nathaniel T. Hawkins Sr., 42, of the 600 block of Egle Street in Morgan City, was arrested at 7:40 a.m. Thursday for aggravated battery. A deputy responded to a complaint of a fight between two employees at a business on River Road in Berwick. Deputies said Hawkins grabbed another male subject by the throat and pushed him to the ground. Hawkins then struck the male victim with a hard hat. Hawkins was released after posting a $3,500 bail.
—Cotina Batiste, 31, of the 500 block of Williams Street in Patterson, was arrested at 11:57 a.m. Thursday on a warrant for failure to appear on the charge of automobile insurance fraud. Batiste turned herself in at the St. Mary Parish Law Enforcement Center in Centerville
—Brandon Lopez, 19, of Dickinson, Texas, was arrested at 3:46 p.m. Thursday for possession of open alcoholic beverages in a motor vehicle and stop sign violation. Lopez was released on a summons to appear in court on July 11.
—Damarcus McNeal, 17, of the 300 block of Cardinal Street in Morgan City, was arrested Thursday at 5:56 p.m. for theft of goods. A deputy responded to a complaint of shoplifting at a store in Bayou Vista. Deputies said McNeal was seen removing items from the packaging and concealing the items on his person and then attempted to leave the store without paying for the items. McNeal was released on a summons to appear in court on July 11.
—Juan Feliciano IV, 19, of the 900 block of Cherry Street in Morgan City, was arrested at 12:28 a.m. Sunday for remaining where forbidden, disturbing the peace (intoxication), smoking in a public building, threatening a public official, and two counts resisting an officer. A deputy said he observed Feliciano, who smelled of an alcoholic beverage on his breath and person, yelling in the parking lot of Bayou Vista Community Center and asked Feliciano to leave the facility grounds. A short time later, the deputy said he observed Feliciano smoking inside the community center. During the arrest, Feliciano is accused of verbally threatening the deputy, repeatedly pulling away from deputies, and refusing to exit the police unit. Feliciano was later released on a $4,250 bail.
—D’Juandranque Diggs, 23, of the 600 block of 8th Street in Franklin, was arrested at 1:50 a.m. Sunday for simple battery. Diggs is accused of striking another female subject causing her to fall to the ground. She was released on a $500 bail.
—Abel Terrell, 19, of the 3800 block of Webby Road in Abbeville, was arrested at 3:40 a.m. Sunday for possession of Schedule I drugs, possession of a firearm in the presence of a controlled dangerous substance, and illegal use of a weapon.
—Destiny Landry, 38, of the 300 block of Carol Road in Bayou Vista, was arrested at 4:17 a.m. Saturday on three warrants for failure to comply with the terms and conditions of probation.
A deputy responded to a complaint of a possible discharge of a firearm near Wilson’s Boat Landing in the Patterson area. The deputy found Terrell and Landry in a parked pickup truck and observed a shotgun on the ground near the vehicle. The deputy said Terrell and Landry went to the landing to fire the weapon. Terrell was accused of being in possession of marijuana and Landry held active warrants for his arrest. Terrell was released on a $9,500 bail and Landry on a $30,000 bail.
—Germany Broussard, 34, of the 500 block of Leona Street in Morgan City, was arrested at 3:21 a.m. Sunday on two warrants for failure to appear on traffic offenses.
A deputy assisting Morgan City Police with crowd control at a business on Highway 182 said he saw Broussard at the location and knew there were active warrants for Broussard’s arrest. Broussard was jailed with no bail set.
—Ricky Collins, 56, of the 100 block of Martin Luther King Road in Charenton, was arrested at 6:54 p.m. Sunday for aggravated second degree battery.
A deputy responded to a report of a possible cutting near the intersection of Joe White Street and Martin Luther King Road in Charenton. Collins is accused of cutting a male victim several times with a box cutter during a verbal altercation. The victim sustained lacerations to his hand, chest, and stomach and was treated at a local hospital and released. Collins was jailed with no bail set.
—Deidre Blanchard, 49, of Scott, was arrested at 1:47 a.m. Sunday for careless operation of a motor vehicle, driving while intoxicated, and possession of Schedule IV drugs. Using a description given by a complainant, a deputy responding to a report of a reckless driver in the Calumet area located the vehicle near the La. 317 overpass. The deputy said the vehicle was swerving from lane to lane and conducted a traffic stop. The deputy said Blanchard had the strong odor of an alcoholic beverage on her breath and person, performed poorly on the field sobriety test and later registered a 0.119g/percent blood alcohol concentration on a breath test. During booking, several Xanax pills were said to be located in Blanchard’s purse which she was unable to provide a prescription for. No bail is set.
—Wayne Lagarde, 31, of the 200 block of Shivers Street in Patterson, was arrested at 12:32 p.m. Sunday for violation of the parish vicious animal ordinance. A deputy responded to a complaint of a dog biting on Shivers Street. Lagarde’s pit bull dog is accused of biting a male victim on the leg while the man was walking in the street. The victim was treated at a local medical facility and later released. Lagarde was released on a summons to appear in court on July 11.
—Linda Lange, 50, of the 2100 block of Herbert Street in Franklin, was arrested at 8:32 p.m. Sunday for disturbing the peace (intoxication), resisting an officer (refusing to give information), and misrepresentation during booking. Lange is accused of being intoxicated, yelling and hollering and refusing to give her name to a deputy investigating a complaint of a physical altercation at a residence on Herbert Street. The deputy brought Lange to the parish jail for booking and incarceration where she was accused of again refusing to identify herself. No bail is set.
—Gerald Crooks, 52, of the 300 block of Degravelle Road in Amelia, was arrested at 1:22 a.m. today for remaining where forbidden. A deputy responded to a complaint of someone returning to a business on La. 182 in Amelia after being advised to leave the premises. A deputy said he advised Crooks to leave the business earlier that same evening. Crooks was jailed with no bail set.
—Robert Pigg, 21, of Carthage, Miss., was arrested today for possession of Schedule III (testosterone) and possession of drug paraphernalia. A narcotics detective received information regarding drugs found on an employee at a business in Amelia. The deputy said that an independent K-9 detective team located illegal steroids on Pigg who was jailed with no bail set.
—Anuar Medina-Rojas, 21, of the 1100 block of Lake View Drive in Amelia, was arrested at 7:37 p.m. Thursday for possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Detectives of the St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Division saw a vehicle fail to properly signal a turn onto Lima Street in Berwick and conducted a traffic stop. Detectives said Medina-Rojas gave his consent to search the vehicle and they located marijuana and a smoking pipe inside. Medina-Rojas was released on a summons to appear in court on July 1.
Patterson Police Chief Patrick LaSalle reported the following arrest:
—Stephen J. Evans, 28, of the 15900 block of Woodwick Avenue in Baton Rouge, was arrested at 10:29 p.m. Friday on a Baton Rouge warrant for unauthorized use of an access card. Evans was jailed with no bail set.
Berwick Police Chief James Richard reported the following arrests:
—Omar Austin, 20, of Houma, was arrested at 7 p.m. Saturday for disturbing the peace by alarming the public. Officers received a call saying Austin intended to jump off the bridge and kill himself, Richard said.
When officers arrived Austin indicated he did not intend to kill himself, Richard said. Austin told officers that he made the statements in order to get Acadian Ambulance to take him to the hospital in Houma because he wanted a ride to Houma, Richard said. Bail is set at $150.
—Thomas Giffin, 18, of Federal Avenue in Morgan City, was arrested at 7:30 p.m. Saturday for possession of drug paraphernalia. Giffin was released on bail.
—Emily Aucoin, 18, of Pierre Part, was arrested at 8 p.m. Saturday for reckless operation and no driver’s license. Aucoin was seen driving recklessly on River Road. Aucoin was released on $220 bail.
—Daniel Tillery, 22, of Morgan City, was arrested at 11:30 p.m. Sunday for driving while intoxicated and reckless operation. Officers witnessed Tillery spinning the tires of vehicle on Fifth Street. Tillery registered .129 gram/percent blood alcohol content and was jailed with no bail set.

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