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Local agencies make arrests on burglary and theft charges

(Editor’s Note: The charges listed here and the narratives that go with them are provided by the police agencies that made the arrests. Guilt or innocence has not been determined in court.)

Area law enforcement officers made four arrests in crimes involving burglary or theft late last week, including one of a Baton Rouge man caught in Hammond and suspected of a Morgan City business burglary, police reports said.
Morgan City
Police Chief James F. Blair reports that over the last 24-hour period, the Morgan City Police Department responded to 37 calls for service and made these arrests:
—Duran Adaryll Wells Jr., 19, Pine Island Avenue, Baton Rouge, was arrested Thursday on a warrant for simple burglary and theft over $25,000.
The Morgan City Police Department responded to a business burglary Jan. (Editor’s Note: The charges listed here and the narratives that go with them are provided by the police agencies that made the arrests. Guilt or innocence has not been determined in court.)
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Area law enforcement officers made four arrests in crimes involving burglary or theft late last week, including one of a Baton Rouge man caught in Hammond and suspected of a Morgan City business burglary, police reports said.
Morgan City
Police Chief James F. Blair reports that over the last 24-hour period, the Morgan City Police Department responded to 37 calls for service and made these arrests:
—Duran Adaryll Wells Jr., 19, Pine Island Avenue, Baton Rouge, was arrested Thursday on a warrant for simple burglary and theft over $25,000.
The Morgan City Police Department responded to a business burglary Jan. 30. During the investigation, detectives with the Morgan City Police Department and Terrebonne Parish Sheriff’s Office, with assistance from the Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office, Assumption Parish Sheriff’s Office, Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Office and Baton Rouge Police Department, developed Wells as a suspect.
With the assistance of the Louisiana Department of Justice and Hammond Police Department, Wells was taken into custody Feb. 12. On Thursday, he was transported and booked into the Morgan City Police Department.
—Keiondre O Allridge, 21, Brashear Avenue, Morgan City, was arrested 11:12 p.m. Thursday on charges of mufflers, requirements and prevention of excessive noise; and no driver’s license on person. He was also arrested on a warrant for aggravated burglary, theft over $25,000, illegal possession of stolen
things and possession of marijuana.
On Thursday, a K-9 officer conducted a traffic stop in the area of Gen. MacArthur and Federal Avenue. The driver was identified as Allridge.
During the traffic stop, officers discovered evidence in his possession from a business burglary reported to the Morgan City Police Department on Tuesday. During the investigation, detectives with the Morgan City Police Department obtained an arrest warrant for Allridge.
He was placed under arrest and booked into the Morgan City Police Department for incarceration
—Rebecca Jane Demarco, 49, Sixth Street, Morgan City, was arrested at 3:30 p.m. Thursday on a warrant for failure to appear to pay fine in 6th Ward Court.
—Mark Broussard Jr., 31, Cedar Street, Morgan City, was arrested at 4:30 p.m. Thursday on a warrant for five counts of failure to appear to pay fine in 6th Ward Court.,
—Rickey James Watts, 32 Oregon Street, Berwick, was arrested at 5:59 p.m. Thursday on warrants for failure to appear and contempt of court from 6th Ward Court.

Assumption
Sheriff Leland Falcon reported these arrests:
—Donnie Daigle, 30, Jefferson Street, Napoleonville, was arrested Wednesday on a charge of simple burglary in connection with a commercial burglary in the Bayou L’Ourse area on or about Jan. 9.
On that date, deputies responded to the complaint and determined that forced entry had been made into the business. The burglars attempted to access an ATM machine inside of the business and attempted to steal other items before the burglary alarm sounded.
Detectives initiated an investigation and were able to confirm that other burglaries may have been committed by the same suspects in other jurisdictions.
As the investigation continued, detectives were able to identify Daigle as a suspect in the Bayou L’Ourse burglary.
Warrants were obtained charging Daigle with simple burglary and simple criminal damage to property.
During the investigation, investigators learned that Gonzales City Police held active warrants for Daigle on charges of simple burglary, simple criminal damage to property and felony theft.
On Wednesday, detectives from Assumption and St. Mary arrested Daigle at his place of employment in St. Mary.
Daigle was returned to Assumption Parish on Wednesday and booked into the parish detention center.
—Anthony John Pennison, 49, La. 663, Bayou L’Ourse, was arrested Thursday on a charge of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.
The charge arose from the execution of a search warrant on Thursday.
As part of an ongoing parishwide drug probe by sheriff’s office narcotics agents, information was developed indicating illegal drug activity was occurring at a Bayou L’Ourse residence.
As part of that investigation, agents obtained sufficient probable cause to secure a search warrant for the aforementioned property.
On Thursday morning, deputies and agents converged on the home and executed the search warrant.
During this process agents seized several firearms.
Pennison was arrested and booked into the Assumption Parish Detention Center and remains incarcerated pending bond proceedings.
Pennison is a convicted felon. Pennison was convicted of possessing Vicodin on March 28, 2012, in St. Mary Parish and received a five-year sentence and by condition is prohibited from possessing firearms

Franklin
Police Chief Morris Beverly said his department responded to 13 complaints over a 24-hour period and made the following arrests:
 —Gary Jones, 53, Ibert Street, Franklin, was arrested at 5:15 p.m. Thursday on a warrant dated Jan. 27 for criminal trespassing and theft of a package. Jones was booked processed, and released on a $2,000 bond.
—Ashlee Miller, 40, Pine Street, Franklin, was arrested at 8:01 a.m. Thursday on warrants for 3rd Ward City Court for failure to appear on the charges of driving under suspension, no proof of insurance and traffic control signals with accident. Miller was booked, processed and released on a $500 bond.

St. Mary
Sheriff Blaise Smith advises that over the last 24-hour reporting period, the Sheriff’s Office responded to 38 complaints and made these arrests:
—Rebecca Jane Demarco, 49, Morgan City, was arrested at 1:58 p.m. Thursday on a warrant for failure to appear on the charges of possession of methamphetamine, resisting an officer and possession of drug paraphernalia.
No bail has been set.
—Ladaisha Welsh, 23, Jeanerette, was arrested at 2:53 p.m. Thursday on a charge of hit and run.  Welsh was released on a summons to appear May 24.
—Bricelon Lamon Martin, 24, Franklin, was arrested at 2:25 a.m. Friday on a warrant for failure to appear for aggravated battery and operating a vehicle while license is suspended/revoked/canceled. Bail was set at $10,000.

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