Man arrested in stolen vehicle case

BAYOU VISTA, La. -- A 19-year-old Bayou Vista man was arrested Friday after St. Mary Parish sheriff’s deputies received a report of a stolen vehicle being seen on Jupiter Street, St. Mary Parish Sheriff Mark Hebert said in a news release.

Elias Todd, 19, of La. 182 in Bayou Vista, was arrested at 11:34 a.m. Friday for illegal possession of stolen things, possession of schedule I (marijuana) with intent to distribute, and possession of drug paraphernalia. Deputies investigating a report of a stolen vehicle received information that the car had been seen on Jupiter Street. The deputies located the vehicle and following an investigation arrested the driver, identified as Todd. Todd was taken to the parish jail and held. No bail is set.

St. Mary Parish Sheriff Mark Hebert reported the following arrests:

—Ruben Castro, 31, of Dartmouth Street in Gretna, was arrested at 1 a.m. Saturday for improper lane use, no driver’s license, failure to signal, no insurance, reckless operation of a vehicle and flight from an officer. A deputy patrolling the Amelia area, observed a vehicle swerve into the oncoming lane of traffic on La. 182 and initiated a traffic stop. The vehicle failed to stop. The deputy observed the vehicle repeatedly swerving onto the shoulder. The driver then parked the vehicle in a parking lot on La. 182. During the traffic stop, the deputy learned that the driver, identified as Castro, was driving without a driver’s license or insurance. Castro was taken to the parish jail and held. He was released on $2,500 bail.

—Addie Marie Guidry, 34, of Saturn Road in Bayou Vista, was arrested at 9:30 a.m. Friday on a warrant from the Patterson Police Department for failure to appear. A deputy responding to a complaint on Saturn Road made contact with Guidry who was wanted on the warrant. Guidry was taken to the parish jail and held.

—Cheryl Fulmer, 57, of Amelia, was arrested at 3:39 p.m. Friday on a warrant for issuing worthless checks. She was released on a summons to appear in court on Nov. 6.

—Joshua Duthu, 22, of Cordell Road in Houma, was arrested at 10:30 p.m. Friday for disturbing the peace by fighting.

—Ty Louis Blanchard, 23, of Chateau Court in Houma, was arrested at 10:30 p.m. Friday for disturbing the peace by fighting.

—Ryan Lodrigue, 20, of Riverview Drive in Patterson, was arrested at 10:30 p.m. Friday for disturbing the peace by fighting.

A deputy working a detail at the Patterson Civic Center received information of a fight between three patrons on the premises. During the investigation, the deputy learned that Lodrigue, Blanchard and Duthu were involved in a fistic encounter. Also, the deputy detected the strong odor of alcoholic beverages on all three men. The trio was taken to the parish jail and held. Each was released on $250 bail.

—Vanessa Calais, 42, of Muggah Street in Patterson, was arrested at 5:30 p.m. Saturday for theft of goods. A deputy responded to a report of shoplifting at a retail store in Bayou Vista. During the investigation, the deputy learned from an employee that Calais was observed placing items in her purse. Calais then left the store without paying for the items, Hebert said. She was taken to the parish jail and held. Bail is set at $1,000.

—A juvenile male, 16, of Patterson, was arrested at 4:34 p.m. Friday for possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

—A juvenile male, 16, of Patterson, was arrested at 4:34 p.m. Friday for possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, and possession of tobacco under the age of 18.

St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office narcotics detectives patrolling the Bayou Vista area observed a vehicle with a broken tail light and conducted a traffic stop. Detectives met with the driver and after receiving consent to search the vehicle located marijuana, tobacco and a pipe. Both juveniles were released to their guardians pending juvenile court proceedings.

—A juvenile male, 16, of Patterson, was arrested at 6:11 p.m. Friday for possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, violation of a controlled dangerous substance law (drug free zone), possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of tobacco under the age of 18. Narcotics detectives patrolling the Patterson area heard loud music coming from a vehicle travelling on La. 182 and conducted a traffic stop.

While speaking with the driver, detectives received consent to search the vehicle and located marijuana, cigarettes, and drug paraphernalia, Hebert said. The investigation continued at the juvenile’s residence where detectives located additional marijuana and drug paraphernalia. The juvenile was released to a guardian pending juvenile court proceedings.

Morgan City Police Chief Travis Crouch reported the following arrests:

—William Dale Dodd, 30, of La. 182 in Morgan City, was arrested at 8:53 p.m. Friday for theft of goods.

A police officer working security at a local supermarket observed a subject conceal items valued at $6.58 and attempt to leave the store without paying for the items. Dodd was detained and the items recovered. Dodd was taken to the Morgan City Police Department and held on $492 bail.

—Timothy Lane Howell, 52, of Morgan City, was arrested at 6:10 a.m. Sunday for appearing in public in an intoxicated condition.

Officers were dispatched to a local business located on Brashear Avenue regarding a subject sleeping behind the business. Officers arrived and located Timothy Howell in an intoxicated condition. Howell was taken to the Morgan City Police Department where he remains in jail.

—Mitchell Gaspard, 49, of Brashear Avenue in Morgan City, was arrested at 7:04 p.m. Saturday for telephone harassment and disturbing the peace.

Officers were dispatched to a Brashear Avenue residence regarding a person causing a disturbance. Officers arrived and were told that the complainant’s neighbor, Mitchell Gaspard, was intoxicated and causing a disturbance, beating on the complainant’s walls of their residence. Officers located Gaspard and advised him to cease. Officers were again summoned a short time later and were advised that Gaspard had continued his actions and had resorted to calling the complainant and using profane language. Gaspard was taken to the Morgan City Police Department and held on $984 bail.

—Page N. Mabe, 24, of Fourth Street in Berwick, was arrested at 10:34 p.m. Saturday for possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Officers were dispatched to a Wren Street address to investigate the theft of a cell phone. During the investigation, officers came into contact with Mabe. She was found to be in possession of suspected marijuana and a pipe commonly used to smoke the illegal narcotic. She was taken to the Morgan City Police Department and released after posting $1,484 bail.

—Dakota Aubrey Daigle, 20, of Pecan Street in Morgan City, was arrested at 10:37 p.m. Saturday for criminal mischief.

Officers were flagged down near the downtown wharf by Dakota Daigle, who reported to officers that his cellphone was stolen by another male subject who he identified to officers. Officers began to investigate the theft and eventually located the reported suspect later in the evening.

Upon further investigation and after questioning the suspect, it was learned that the telephone was exchanged in an apparent narcotics transaction. Officers again located Daigle, who after questioning admitted to officers that the phone was given to the suspect in an apparent narcotics transaction. Daigle, who initially filed the false complaint was arrested and transported to the Morgan City Police Department where he was booked and released after posting $492 bail.

—Michael Wayne Wilson, 33, of Hutto, Texas, was arrested at 11:54 a.m. Saturday for operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated third offense and two tail lamps required.

Officers patrolling observed a vehicle being driven with no operable tail lights. An officer stopped the vehicle and came into contact with the driver, Wilson, who according to officers appeared in an intoxicated condition. He was given the opportunity to submit to a field sobriety test but refused. Wilson was eventually taken to the Morgan City Police Department where he was asked to submit to an Intoxilyzer 5000 test, which he also refused, Crouch said. Wilson advised officers that he would submit to a blood test. He was taken to Teche Regional Medical Center and provided a blood sample that was submitted to analysis. Wilson was taken to the Morgan City Police Department where he remains with no bail set.

—Leah Renee Bourgeois, 36, of Joey Street in Patterson, was arrested at 3:13 p.m. Sunday on a warrant for failure to appear for loud music.

Officers were dispatched to Front and Greenwood streets in regards to a female needing medical assistance. Officers located Bourgeois who advised officers that she did not need medical attention. While officers spoke to Bourgeois, it was learned that the Morgan City Police Department held an active warrant. She was taken to the Morgan City Police Department and released on bail.

—Willie Bennett, 61, of La. 182 in Morgan City, was arrested at 6:44 p.m. Sunday for possession of drug paraphernalia.

—Patricia Ann Ryan, 31, of La. 182 in Morgan City, was arrested at 6:42 p.m. Sunday for possession of drug paraphernalia and on a warrant hold for Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Department.

Officers were dispatched to the area of Solar Apartments in regards to a person selling illegal narcotics. Officers arrived in the area to investigate and located several people in the area. Bennett and Ryan were found to possess pipes commonly used to smoke illegal narcotics, Crouch said. Both were taken to the Morgan City Police Department and held on $742 bail. Ryan is also being held for Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Department for an outstanding warrant for illegal possession of stolen things.

—Chelsey Dawn Gros, 22, of Pierre Part, was arrested at 2:38 a.m. Monday on a warrant for a probation violation.

Officers were dispatched to the Morgan City Motel regarding a disturbance. During the investigation, officers came into contact with Gros. She was taken to the Morgan City Police Department where she remains in jail on $500 bail.

Patterson Police Chief Patrick LaSalle reported the following arrests:

—Douglas Lemoine, 29, of Carol Road in Morgan City, was arrested at 3:36 a.m. Saturday for driving while intoxicated second offense and speeding 65 mph in a 45 mph zone.

Lemoine registered a blood alcohol content of .122 grams-percent. Lemoine was released on $11,000 bail.

—Cesar Gastelum, 34, of St. George, Utah, was arrested at 4:09 a.m. Sunday for driving while intoxicated first offense and speeding 77 mph in a 55 mph zone.

Gastelum registered a blood alcohol content of .19 grams-percent. No bail has been set.

—Skyler Aaron Berry, 19, of McClure Road in Lake Arthur, was arrested at 2:36 a.m. Saturday for speeding 92 mph in a 55 mph and careless operation. Berry was released on a $513 paid city fine.

Berwick Police Chief James Richard reported no arrests.

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