Arrests reports

By ZACHARY FITZGERALD zfitzgerald@daily-review.com

A 20-year-old Berwick man was charged Saturday after he threatened Berwick police officers when officers responded to a complaint of someone breaking into the man’s residence, Berwick Police Chief James Richard said.
Richard reported the following the arrests:
—Tyler Rogers, 20, of Hebert Street in Berwick, at 8:11 p.m. Saturday for disturbing the peace, resisting an officer with force, public intimidation and simple criminal damage to property. Rogers was jailed with bail set at $85,000.
The arrest stems from a complaint police received Saturday night from Rogers, through 911, saying that someone was trying to break in through the backdoor of his residence, Richard said. Upon arrival, officers learned that the person trying to enter Rogers’ home was his ex-girlfriend who was trying to get some of her belongings, Richard said.
While officers were on scene, Rogers became irate, cursing and hollering, and would not comply with officer’s requests to calm down, Richard said. Rogers berated the officers, and then started threatening the officers saying he knew where they lived, Richard said.
—Michael Blankenship, 58, of Fourth Street in Berwick, at 4:01 p.m. Friday for disturbing the peace intoxicated 25th offense. Blankenship has been arrested 50 to 60 times in Berwick mostly for misdemeanor offenses, Richard said. Blankenship posted $295 bail.
—Nicholas Grimmett, 34, of Sun Road in Bayou Vista, at 12:14 a.m. Saturday for two counts of simple battery and disturbing the peace third offense. Grimmett posted $815 bail.
—Joseph Andrews, 35, of La. 182 in Berwick, at 6:32 a.m. Sunday on Ascension Parish warrants for simple battery domestic and simple battery. Andrews remains in jail.
St. Mary Parish Sheriff Mark Hebert reported responding to 133 complaints in the parish and reported the following arrests in east St. Mary Parish:
—Kevin Batiste, 27, of the 1100 block of Dora Street in Morgan City, at 7:36 a.m. Friday on a warrant on the charge of simple battery/domestic violence. The warrant stems from an investigation conducted by the Patterson Police Department on March 28, 2014, Hebert said. A deputy assigned to patrol the Bayou Vista/Berwick area located Batiste at a business in Berwick. He was jailed with no bail set.
—Waynisha Jones, 29, of the 1000 block of Ramos Street in Morgan City, at 11:31 a.m. Friday on a warrant on the charge of simple criminal damage to property and on a warrant for failure to appear on the charge of improper lane usage.
The warrant for simple criminal damage to property stems from an investigation assigned to a deputy Oct. 10, 2014, Hebert said. The deputy learned that Jones had damaged a vehicle with a 3-foot section of PVC pipe, Hebert said. Jones was released on a summons to appear in court May 12.
—Nehemiah Augusta, 17, of the 500 block of Taft Street in Patterson, at 12:39 p.m. Friday for simple battery. A school resource officer with the St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office viewed video surveillance from Patterson High School and discovered that Augusta, a student, had shoved a female student multiple times causing her to fall to the ground, Hebert said. Augusta was jailed and released on $500 bail.
—Richard Merritt, 30, of the 1400 block of Live Oak Street in Patterson, at 4:52 p.m. Friday on charges of entering contraband into a penal institution and possession of marijuana fourth offense. A deputy assigned to conduct investigations at the St. Mary Parish Law Enforcement Center in Centerville found that an inmate, identified as Merritt, was in possession of marijuana, Hebert said. The deputy located the marijuana inside an expandable file folder that the inmate was carrying on him, Hebert said. Merritt was charged with no bail set.
—Nicholas Breaux, 36, of the 100 block of Family Street in Pierre Part, at 5:44 p.m. Friday for criminal trespass and on Morgan City police warrants for failure to appear for disturbing the peace, two Morgan City police warrants for failure to appear on charges of criminal trespass and a warrant for driver’s license not on person/possession.
A deputy assigned to patrol the Bayou Vista area responded to a call of a trespasser near the 200 block of Saturn Road. The deputy found Breaux near an abandoned apartment complex, and he was jailed with no bail set.
—Destry Weber, 49, of the 800 block of Mercury Road in Morgan City, at 11:58 p.m. Friday for domestic abuse battery second offense. A deputy responded to a disturbance at a residence on Mercury Street. During the investigation, the deputy learned that Weber and a woman were involved in an argument when Weber struck the woman in the face, Hebert said. Weber was jailed with no bail set.
—Ronald Hall, 33, of the 1400 block of Hickory Street in Patterson, at 11:36 p.m. Friday on a warrant for the City Court of Lafayette for charges of hit and run driving, failure to yield and driving under suspension.
While patrolling the Amelia area, a deputy made contact with a driver who had fallen asleep in a business parking lot, Hebert said. The deputy identified the driver, Hall. He was jailed with bail set at $6,000.
—Tori Bourgeois, 32, of the 100 block of Verdun Lane in Verdunville, at 10:38 a.m. Saturday on a Franklin Police Department warrant for disturbing the peace by loud and abusive language. A deputy patrolling the area located Bourgeois at her residence. She was released on $500 bail.
—Shaddrick Neddie, 38, of the 1300 block of James Street in Morgan City, at 12:07 a.m. Sunday for reckless operation of a vehicle, stop signs and yield signs, possession of alcoholic beverages in motor vehicles, no driver’s license and no registration in vehicle.
A deputy patrolling the Amelia/Morgan City area attempted to stop a vehicle for committing multiple traffic infractions. Upon locating the driver, identified as Neddie, the deputy learned that he did not have a driver’s license on him and that he had an alcoholic beverage in the vehicle. The deputy discovered that no registration paperwork for the vehicle was to be found. Neddie was jailed and released on $1,750 bail.
—Zackery Cox, 26, of the 700 block of Leonard Street in Patterson, at 5:26 a.m. Sunday for possession of marijuana third offense and possession of drug paraphernalia. A deputy assigned to patrol the Bayou Vista area responded to a disturbance on Southeast Boulevard. During the investigation, the deputy located an involved party, identified as Cox, who was found to be in possession of marijuana and paraphernalia, Hebert said. He was jailed with no bail set.
—Leslie Matthews, 39, of the 100 block of Friendship Alley in Amelia, at 11:21 p.m. Sunday for disturbing the peace and simple assault. A deputy responded to a disturbance at a residence on Degravelle Road in Amelia. During the investigation, the deputy learned that Matthews cursed and made threats of inflicting bodily harm to someone else, Hebert said. Matthews was released on a summons to appear in court May 12.
Morgan City Assistant Police Chief Mark Griffin Jr. reported the following arrests:
—Benjamin J. Blackman, 24, of Roderick Street in Morgan City, at 2:41 p.m. Friday for operating a vehicle with a suspended driver’s license, careless operation and expired vehicle registration.
Officers were dispatched to the area of La. 70 in regards to a vehicle being operated in an erratic manner. Officers arrived and located the suspect vehicle and upon attempting to stop the vehicle, officers observed the vehicle strike the curb and continue in an erratic manner before coming to a stop.
Officers located the driver, Blackman, and uncovered evidence from a cell phone found inside the vehicle that the driver may have been engaged in a video game while on his cell phone at the time of the stop, Griffin said. He was jailed and released after posting cash bail.
—Norman Carter, 55, of La. 182 in Morgan City, at 8:16 p.m. Friday for disturbing the peace intoxicated.
Officers were dispatched to Teche Regional Medical Center regarding a person causing a disturbance. Officers arrived to find Carter causing a disturbance in the emergency room area of the hospital, Griffin said. Carter was found to be in an impaired condition, was jailed and released after posting cash bail.
—Sara M. Aucoin, 20, of Second Street in Morgan City, at 1:50 p.m. Saturday on warrants for improper turning and no insurance. Aucoin was located at the Morgan City Police Department, jailed and released after posting cash bail.
—Harold Turner, 64, of Third Street in Morgan City, at 6 p.m. Saturday on a warrant for probation violation. Turner turned himself in to the Morgan City Police Department where he remains.
—Nicholas A. Breaux, 34, of Pierre Part, at 6 p.m. Saturday on warrants for criminal trespass, failure to pay a fine and no driver’s license. Breaux was booked into the Morgan City Jail where he remains.
—Hugo A. Zabala, 32, of Victor II Boulevard in Morgan City, at 7:50 p.m. Saturday for operating a vehicle while intoxicated second offense, hit and run driving, careless operation with an accident, no driver’s license and no motor vehicle inspection.
Officers were dispatched to a vehicle crash in the area of La. 182 near La. 70. While en route, officers were advised that one driver involved was attempting to leave the scene on foot, Griffin said. Officers arrived in the area and detained the suspect, Zabala, Griffin said. During the investigation, officers learned that Zabala was accused of operating a vehicle in the wrong lane of travel striking another vehicle in a head-on collision, Griffin said. Zabala did poorly on a field sobriety test, Griffin said. He was jailed and registered 0.244 grams-percent blood alcohol concentration on the Intoxilyzer 5000 test.
—David R. Brown, 49, of Birch Street in Morgan City, was arrested at 12:27 a.m. Sunday for operating a vehicle while intoxicated, stop sign violation, no headlights, possession of a Legend Drug, on a warrant for failure to pay probation fee and expired driver’s license.
A patrolling officer observed a vehicle being operated with no headlights on La. 182 and followed the vehicle to speak with the driver, Griffin said. The officer observed the vehicle fail to negotiate a stop sign at Seventh Street and Ditch Avenue and stopped the vehicle, Griffin said. The driver, Brown, performed poorly on a field sobriety test, which he did poorly on. Brown was jailed and refused to take the Intoxilyzer 5000 test, Griffin said.
—Raul A. Salazar-Aravia, 40, of St. James, at 12:54 a.m. Sunday for DWI first offense and expired driver’s license.
Officers were dispatched to Victor II Boulevard in regards to a reckless driver. Officers located the suspect vehicle and detained the driver, Salazar-Saravia. He was jailed and registered 0.188 grams-percent blood alcohol concentration on the Intoxilyzer 5000 test.
—Tony A. Dupre, 31, of Filmore Street in Morgan City, at 11:45 p.m. Sunday for domestic abuse battery.
Officers were dispatched to a motel regarding a domestic battery. Officers located a woman who advised that she was involved in a domestic argument at a Filmore Street residence and that Dupre had committed a battery, Griffin said. Officers observed several marks, which corroborated her statement of events, Griffin said. Officers went to the Filmore Street residence and located Dupre, who confirmed the argument but denied having committed a battery on the woman, Griffin said. Based on the victim’s statements and physical evidence, Dupre was jailed, Griffin said.
—Darien D. Kiel Jr., 17, of New Iberia, at 12:15 a.m. today for driving under suspension, possession of Schedule I marijuana and possession of Schedule II Vyvanse.
—Jamar J. Sophus, 18, of New Iberia, at 12:15 a.m. today for possession of Schedule I marijuana and possession of Schedule II Vyvanse.
—Jakil J. Sophus, 18, of New Iberia, at 12:15 a.m. today for possession of Schedule I marijuana and possession of Schedule II Vyvanse.
—Tredarius T. Williams, 18, of New Iberia, at 12:15 a.m. today for possession of Schedule I marijuana, possession of Schedule II Vyvanse and possession of Schedule III Hydrocodone.
Officers were dispatched to the Second Street area regarding a reckless driver. Officers arrived to find the vehicle described stopped in the roadway. The vehicle was detained. Officers detected a strong odor of marijuana emanating from the vehicle, Griffin said. During the investigation, officers learned that the four had consumed marijuana prior to the incident, Griffin said. During a search of the vehicle, officers located a pill bottle containing Vyvanse along with a cellophane bag, which contained suspected marijuana, Griffin said. One passenger, Williams, was found to be in possession of hydrocodone, Griffin said. All four suspects were jailed.
Patterson Police Chief Patrick LaSalle reported the following arrests:
—Ronald Johnson Sr., 55, of the 300 block of Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue in Patterson, at 5:24 p.m. Friday on a warrant for simple assault.
—Dedrick J. Gant, 29, of the 1400 block of Live Oak Street in Patterson, at 4:44 a.m. Monday on a warrant for accessory to theft. Gant was released on $427 cash bail.
—Christine Swanson, 36, of the 1200 block of Main Street in Patterson, at 12:35 a.m. Sunday for possession of synthetic cannabinoids. Swanson was released on $2,000 cash bail.
—Eric Swanson, 36, of the 1200 block of Main Street in Patterson, at 12:35 a.m. Sunday for possession of synthetic cannabinoids and expired driver’s license. Swanson was jailed on $2,250 bail.
—Cory Pierce, 28, of the 100 block of Shady Grove in Patterson, at 8:36 p.m. Sunday for possession of marijuana, no insurance, driving under suspension and no seat belt. Pierce was jailed on $3,500 bail.
Franklin Police Chief Sabria McGuire reported the following arrest relating to east St. Mary Parish:
—Toni Bourgeois, 32, of Verdun Ln., Verdunville, at 8:39 a.m. today, while incarcerated at the St. Mary Parish Law Enforcement Center, on a warrant dated Dec. 20, 2014, on the charge of disturbing the peace by obscene language. Bourgeois released on $500 bail.

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