Man arrested for vehicle burglary, resisting an officer


A Morgan City man was arrested by Morgan City police after he allegedly burglarized a vehicle at a residence on Railroad Avenue, according to Assistant Police Chief Glenn Blanco.

Russell Francis, 28, of Fourth Street in Morgan City, was arrested at 9:28 a.m. Thursday for simple burglary, simple assault, two counts of resisting an officer, and appearing in public intoxicated.

Police received a call of a vehicle burglary and the victim was chasing the suspect in the area of Federal Avenue and Barrow Street. Upon arrival, they located the suspect in the rear of Railroad Avenue. As officers approached him, he refused to comply and began fighting with officers. He continued to resist their efforts to take him into custody and one of the officers deployed his Taser to gain control of him.

The victim of the burglary was interviewed and stated that he observed a subject inside of his vehicle rummaging through the interior. He attempted to detain the subject for the police but he broke free and began running from the scene. The burglary occurred at a residence on Railroad Avenue.

Upon checking the interior of the victim’s vehicle, the officers discovered the suspect’s wallet on the front seat. According to the victim, nothing else appeared to be missing from the vehicle. Francis was taken to jail and held with no bail set at this time.

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

—Santana Marguis Dore, 19, of Iberia Street in New Iberia, was arrested at 7:40 p.m. Thursday for theft of goods. A deputy responded to a complaint of shoplifting at Walmart in Bayou Vista. Upon arrival, the deputy learned from store security that four subjects were observed placing items into a plastic shopping bag. Upon confronting the subjects, two of them began screaming obscenities at security personnel. One of the subjects, identified as Dore, attempted to leave the store but was stopped at an exit door after one of the items containing an anti-theft device set off an alarm, the report stated. Dore was released on a summons to appear in court on May 21.

—Elizabeth M. Chauvin, 22, of Genevieve Street in Franklin, was arrested at 8:11 p.m. Thursday on a warrant for issuing worthless checks. A deputy located Chauvin on Genevieve Street on the warrant. She was released on a summons to appear in court on May 21.

—Kerrie Lynne Lacombe, 20, of Grout Street in Patterson, was arrested at 11:59 p.m. Thursday for improper lane usage and possession of schedule I (marijuana). A deputy patrolling the Amelia area observed a vehicle cross the center line and enter into the opposite lane of traffic on La. 182. The deputy conducted a traffic stop. During the investigation, Lacombe was found to be in possession of marijuana, the report stated. She was released on a summons to appear in court on May 21.

—Larry James Turner, 40, of Live Oak Street in Patterson, was arrested at 2:01 a.m. today for criminal trespass. A deputy responded to Foxglove Road in Patterson in reference to a complaint of a trespasser. Upon arrival, the complainants stated that a subject was in their back yard looking through the windows of the home. The complainants identified the subject as Turner. Turner was located and, following an investigation, taken to the parish jail and held. He was released on a $500 bail.

—Spencer Hamilton, 24, of Guyther Street in Patterson, was arrested at 10:28 p.m. Thursday for possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office detectives executed a search warrant on Guyther Street. During the investigation, detectives located marijuana and items of drug paraphernalia in the residence. Hamilton was placed under arrest and released on a summons.

Berwick Police Chief James Richard reported the following arrests:

—Davida R. Bias, 29, of Grace Street in Morgan City, was arrested at 10:31 a.m. Thursday for theft by shoplifting. Bias paid $250, but also had a hold for a probation violation and was transferred to the Law Enforcement Center in Centerville.

—Mary Ann Griffin, 44, of Joseph Street in Siracusa, was arrested at 6:30 p.m. Thursday on warrants for two counts of failure to appear for unnecessary noise. Griffin was taken to jail and held. Bail is set at $600.

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