Morgan City woman arrested for probation violations

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

—Latasha Lynette Thomas, 25, of Sixth Street in Morgan City, was arrested at 12:10 p.m. Monday on warrants for probation violation on the charge of issuing worthless checks and on a warrant from St. Martin Parish for failure to appear on the charges of speeding and driving under suspension. A deputy located Thomas on Brashear Avenue in Morgan City on the warrants. She was taken to the parish jail and held. No bail is set.

—A juvenile male, 15, of Verdunville, was arrested at 4:06 p.m. Monday at the sheriff’s office in Franklin on a warrant for disturbing the peace by fighting and simple battery. Using surveillance video, a deputy investigating a fight that occurred in the Central Park area of Bayou Vista identified the juvenile male as a suspect. The 15-year-old was released to a guardian pending juvenile court proceedings.

—Patricia Morris, 52, of Versen Lane in Berwick, was arrested at 3:26 p.m. Monday for possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. Detectives with the sheriff’s office narcotics division conducted an investigation at the residence listed above. Detectives received consent to search the home and located marijuana and items of drug paraphernalia. Morris was released on a summons to appear in court on May 21.

Patterson police arrested the following:

—Julio Cordova, 34, of Jennifer Street in New Iberia, was arrested at 11:31 a.m. Saturday for no insurance, no driver’s license and expired motor vehicle inspection sticker. Cordova paid the fine and was released.

—Pedro Jimenez-Lara, 32, of Sebby Lane in Morgan City, was arrested at 11:50 a.m. Saturday for no driver’s license. He paid the fine and was released.

Morgan City Assistant Police Chief Glenn Blanco reported the following arrests:

—Johnathan Franklin, 25, of Garber Street in Morgan City, was arrested at 10:39 a.m. Friday on a warrant for failure to appear for arraignment and resisting an officer. He was taken to jail and held. No bail has been set at this time.

—Kimberly Harris, 40, of Levee Road in Morgan City, was arrested at 10:48 a.m. Sunday for theft of goods ($11.64).

Police were called to Family Dollar for a shoplifter. Upon arrival, officers were advised that Harris was observed placing items into her purse without paying for them. She was stopped as she was exiting the store.

The items included hand lotion, utility knife, press-on nails and glue. She was taken to jail and held. Bail is set at $492.

—Barry A. Johnson, 50, of Wren Street in Morgan City, was arrested at 10:34 p.m. Thursday for disturbing the peace.

Officers responded to a complaint of loud music on Wren Street. Officers spoke with Johnson and advised him to turn his music down. Officers were later called back to the address for loud music. Johnson was taken to jail and held. Johnson was released on $292 bail.

—Chelsey Dawn Gros, 21, of La. 70 in Pierre Part, was arrested Friday at 4:40 a.m. for disturbing the peace intoxicated.

Officers responded to a call of a disturbance at a motel. Officers encountered Gros, who was intoxicated. She was arguing with a male subject. Gros would not comply with officers commands to leave the motel. She was taken to jail and held. Gros was released on a $292 bail.

—Rodrigo Deltoro Perez, 41, of Jacksonville, Fla., was arrested at 2:44 a.m. Friday for operating a vehicle while intoxicated and on a fugitive hold for the Dallas County Sheriff’s Office.

An officer was in Circle K Store in line to check out behind Perez, who was also checking out. The officer noticed that Perez was highly intoxicated as he was having trouble standing, and when Perez checked out, he had trouble walking. The officer approached Perez outside the store, and found a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage on Perez.

The officer was told that Perez was going to a local hotel and called a taxi for Perez, which Perez left the area in. The officer continued on patrol. A short time later, the officer returned to the area of Circle K and observed Perez exit a taxi and get into a silver 2000 Nissan Xterra with a Florida license plate.

The officer entered the parking lot of Circle K, and then observed Perez drive the vehicle onto Grizzaffi Street. The officer stopped the vehicle. Perez was given a field sobriety test, which he did poorly on, the report stated, and he was taken to the police station for an intoxilyzer test, which he failed.

He was taken to jail and, after checking for warrants, it was determined that he was wanted by the Dallas County Sheriff’s Office for possession of methamphetamine. Perez was positively identified by tattoos on his body. Bail is set at $30,000. Police are holding Perez for the Dallas County Sheriff’s Office.

—Charles Daniel, 54, of South Railroad Avenue in Morgan City, was arrested at 10:44 p.m. Saturday for appearing in public intoxicated. He was taken to jail and held. Bail is set at $292.

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