Arrests reports

Mario Tejera

Adrian Jazmin

Aketa Francis

Corey Akelsines

Dontay Jones

Emmanuel Mercado

Heather Jazmin

Jarrett Picou

Joshua Moore

Shawn McCauley

Shaneal Williams

Troy Madise

By ZACHARY FITZGERALD zfitzgerald@daily-review.com

A 30-year-old Morgan City man was charged Friday after being accused of striking a woman in the arm, causing a knife she was holding to stab her in the face during an argument, and fleeing from officers when they arrived, Morgan City Police Chief Michael Banks said in a news release.
—Mario C. Tejera, 30, of Sycamore Street in Morgan City, was arrested at 11:20 a.m. Friday for aggravated battery and resisting an officer.
Officers were dispatched to a Sycamore Street residence regarding a reported stabbing. Officers located a woman bleeding from the face who told officers that she had been involved in a verbal altercation with an ex-boyfriend which turned physical at which time the victim was stabbed in the face area, Banks said.
Officers located the suspect, Tejera, in the rear of the residence. However, Tejera fled the scene and was captured by officers in the area, Banks said. Officers detained Tejera and recovered the weapon from the residence, Banks said.
According to the victim, she was in the kitchen of the residence when she was struck by the suspect in the arm, which caused the knife she was holding to strike her face, Banks said. Tejera was jailed with bail set at $25,000.
Banks reported the following arrests:
—Emmanuel Mercado, 24, of Park Street in Patterson, was arrested at 12:40 p.m. Saturday for possession of contraband in a penal institution and abuse of toxic vapors.
Officers encountered Mercado who was already incarcerated in the Morgan City Jail. Mercado was found to possess and have used synthetic marijuana, which he then brought into the jail, Banks said. The substance was located inside a cell. Bail is set at $16,000.
—Juan Robles, 27, of Federal Avenue in Morgan City, was arrested at 12:05 a.m. Saturday for improper lane usage, possession of Schedule II cocaine and no driver’s license.
An officer observed a vehicle traveling on La. 182 in an erratic manner and stopped the vehicle to investigate. The driver, identified as Robles, was found to be in possession of two small cellophane bags of suspected cocaine which was seized, Banks said. Robles was jailed.
—Miguel A. Galeas, 25, of Roberts Drive in Houma, was arrested at 3:54 a.m. Saturday for operating a vehicle while intoxicated, no driver’s license and possession of alcoholic beverage in a motor vehicle.
A patrolling officer observed a vehicle traveling on Brashear Avenue in an erratic fashion and stopped the vehicle to investigate. The driver, Galeas, appeared to be in an impaired condition and was given a field sobriety test, which he failed. He registered a blood alcohol concentration of .219 grams-percent on the Intoxilyzer 5000 test. Galeas was jailed.
—Corey M. Aleksines, 19, of Freret Street in Morgan City, was arrested at 4:25 a.m. Saturday for reckless operation of a moving vehicle, hit and run driving, and abuse of toxic vapors.
Officers were dispatched to the area of Fourth and Maine streets in regard to a vehicle striking a tree and then fleeing the scene. Officers were able to obtain a detailed description of the vehicle along with the license plate number. Officers located the vehicle at a Federal Avenue residence and observed the vehicle to be damaged. The driver, Aleksines, was identified and detained.
Officers located a can of compressed air inside the vehicle, and officers learned that Aleksines had intentionally inhaled the fumes from the can prior to the accident, Banks said. Aleksines was jailed.
—Oscar E. Detrinidad, 35, of Railroad Avenue in Morgan City, was arrested at 7:02 p.m. Saturday for reckless operation of a moving vehicle, no driver’s license second offense and no insurance.
An officer observed a vehicle traveling in the area of Myrtle Street and Railroad Avenue in an erratic manner. The vehicle was observed almost hitting a person on a bicycle, Banks said. The vehicle was stopped on Railroad Avenue and the driver, Detrinidad, was jailed.
—Carlos Cespedes, 46, of Victor II Boulevard in Morgan City, was arrested at 8:47 p.m. Saturday for disturbing the peace intoxicated, remaining on premises after being forbid and violation of a protective order.
Officers were dispatched to a La. 182 convenience store in regards to a person threatening the clerk. Officers learned from the clerk and witnesses that Cespedes, who had been barred from that location, went to the location and threatened the clerk, Banks said.
Witnesses advised that Cespedes refused to leave and made threatening gestures indicating that the subject may be armed. Officers located Cespedes a short distance away and detained him. Cespedes was found to be under the restrictions of a protective order which barred him from contact with the victim. He was jailed.
—Caffery J. Williams, 48, of Garber Street in Morgan City, was arrested at 10:47 p.m. Saturday for improper lane usage, failure to yield, possession of alcoholic beverage in a motor vehicle and operating a vehicle while intoxicated.
An officer observed a vehicle being driven in an erratic manner in the area of Ninth Street and Ditch Avenue and stopped the vehicle to investigate. The driver, Williams, appeared to be in an impaired condition and was given a field sobriety test, which he failed, Banks said. Williams registered a blood alcohol concentration of .156 grams-percent on the Intoxilyzer 5000 test. Williams was jailed.
—Vernon J. Robinson Jr., 28, of Chennault Street in Morgan City, was arrested at 1:34 a.m. Sunday for driving while intoxicated, speeding 60 mph in a 30 mph zone, and improper lane usage.
An officer observed a vehicle traveling at 60 mph in a 30 mph zone on Railroad Avenue. The vehicle was observed weaving in opposing lanes of travel and was stopped to investigate. The driver, Robinson, registered a blood alcohol concentration of .224 grams-percent on the Intoxilyzer 5000 test. He was released on cash bail.
—Lee P. Pierce, 31, of Maple Street in Morgan City, was arrested at 1:43 a.m. Sunday on a warrant for resisting an officer.
Officers located Pierce at the Berwick Police Department. Pierce was transported to the Morgan City Police Department and jailed.
—Letitia D. Boudreaux, 38, of Franklin, was arrested at 3:13 a.m. Sunday for operating a vehicle while intoxicated, careless operation with an accident and no motor vehicle insurance.
An officer observed an apparent vehicle crash in the area of Railroad Avenue and stopped to investigate, Banks said. During the investigation, officers learned that a vehicle driven by Boudreaux had struck a parked vehicle causing damage to both vehicles, the chief said. Boudreaux registered .175 grams-percent blood alcohol concentration on the Intoxilyzer 5000 test. She was jailed.
—Kevin J. Drexler, 31, of Terrebonne Street in Morgan City, was arrested at 10:16 a.m. Sunday for no driver’s license third offense and no insurance.
Officers observed Drexler operating a vehicle on Egle Street and stopped the vehicle to investigate. Drexler was jailed.
—Jarrett J. Picou, 28, of Louisa Street in Morgan City, was arrested at 4:08 p.m. Sunday for failure to signal turn, no insurance, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of Schedule II oxycodone and possession of Schedule III-Alprazolam.
An officer observed a vehicle being driven in an erratic manner on Federal Avenue and stopped the vehicle to investigate. The driver, Picou, was found to possess a pipe commonly used to consume illegal narcotics, Banks said. He was jailed.
—Danny M. Fulks, 29, of Morgan City, was arrested at 8:04 p.m. Sunday for no license plate, operating a vehicle with a suspended driver’s license, no registration, possession of alcoholic beverage in a motor vehicle, misuse of a temporary license plate, no insurance and possession of drug paraphernalia second offense.
An officer observed a vehicle on La. 182 with no visible license plate and stopped the vehicle to investigate.
Fulks was found to be in possession of open containers of alcoholic beverage in his vehicle along with a pipe commonly used to consume illegal narcotics, Banks said. Fulks was jailed.
—Troy J. Madise, 50, of Gen. Patton Street in Morgan City, was arrested at 10:23 p.m. Sunday for appearing in public intoxicated, criminal damage to property and domestic abuse battery.
Officers were dispatched to a Gen. Patton Street residence regarding a domestic dispute. Officers encountered Madise, who appeared intoxicated, Banks said. According to a witness, Madise had been in an argument with a woman at the residence, and he had damaged a door glass to the residence causing the glass to strike a female at the residence causing minor injuries, Banks said. Madise was jailed.
—Adrian A. Jazmin, 22, of Roderick Street in Morgan City, was arrested at 11:24 p.m. Sunday for domestic abuse battery second offense and disturbing the peace.
—Heather R. Jazmin, 22, of Roderick Street in Morgan City, was arrested at 11:24 p.m. Sunday for domestic abuse battery and disturbing the peace.
Officers were dispatched to a Roderick Street address regarding a domestic type disturbance. Officers encountered Adrian Jazmin and Heather Jazmin involved in an altercation, Banks said. Officers detained both of them and also located small children inside the residence, the chief said..
Both were accused of having been in a physical altercation with each other inside the residence, Banks said. Both subjects were accused of striking the other, Banks said. Both had minor injuries, the chief said. They were jailed.
—Aketa R. Francis, 22, of Egle Street in Morgan City, was arrested at 12:27 a.m. today on a St. Mary Parish warrant for simple battery and a warrant for two counts of contempt of court.
Francis was located at the Berwick Police Department and transported to the Morgan City Jail.
St. Mary Parish Sheriff Mark Hebert reported responding to 138 complaints in the parish and reported the following arrests in east St. Mary Parish:
—Shawn McCauley, 37, of the 2800 block of Fourth Street in Berwick, was arrested at 2:01 p.m. Friday for possession of drug paraphernalia and simple criminal damage to property. A deputy was dispatched to a complaint of illegal drug activity on Friendship Alley in Amelia.
The deputy made contact with McCauley and found him to be in possession of a glass pipe containing residue consistent with the smoking of illegal narcotics, the sheriff said. Also, McCauley kicked the window of the deputy’s patrol unit causing damage to it, Hebert said. McCauley was jailed and released on $2,000 bail.
—Joshua D. Moore, 17, of the 1500 block of La. 182 in Morgan City, was arrested at 5:01 p.m. Friday for simple battery.
—Deontay O. Jones, 18, of the 500 block of Taft Street in Patterson, was arrested at 5:01 p.m. Friday for simple battery.
A deputy was dispatched to a complaint of a fight at a residence on La. 182 in Bayou Vista. During the investigation, the deputy learned that Moore and Jones were involved in an argument that resulted in a physical altercation. Both were jailed and released on summonses to appear in court Jan. 26.
—Mary A. Harris, 54, of the 1500 block of La. 182 East in Bayou Vista, was arrested at 5:04 p.m. Friday on a warrant for simple battery. During the investigation, the deputy learned of an active warrant for Harris’ arrest. Harris was transported to the parish jail and was later released on personal surety bail.
—Anthony Tyus, 44, of the 800 block of Gen. Mouton Avenue in Lafayette, was arrested at 10:18 a.m. Friday for remaining where forbidden and disturbing the peace by intoxication. A deputy responded to a complaint of a subject who was causing a disturbance and refused to leave a business located on U.S. 90 in Bayou Vista. The deputy made contact with Tyus and smelled the strong odor of an alcoholic beverage on his breath. Tyus refused the deputy’s request to leave the property. He was jailed and released on a summons to appear in court Jan. 26.
—Jonathan W. Rollins, 27, of the 100 block of Gibbs Road in Franklin, was arrested at 10:46 a.m. Friday on a warrant for failure to appear on the charge of simple battery. A deputy transported Rollins from the St. Mary Parish Courthouse in Franklin to the St. Mary Parish Law Enforcement Center in Centerville on the warrant. Bail is set at $10,000.
—Diana Harrison, 52, of the 100 block of Georgina Street in Sunset, was arrested at 3:03 p.m. Friday for theft of goods. A deputy investigating a complaint of shoplifting at a store in Bayou Vista learned that Harrison was seen attempting to leave the store without paying for some items. Harrison was released on a summons to appear in court Jan. 26.
—Rhonda Lodrigue, 37, of the 100 block of Two Sisters Court in Bayou Vista, was arrested at 1:22 p.m. Saturday on a warrant for failure to appear on the charge of theft. A deputy made contact with Lodrigue during the investigation of a separate complaint and learned of the active warrant for her arrest. No bail is set.
—Kiefer A. Smith, 23, of the 200 block of Henry Street in Patterson, was arrested at 2:28 a.m. Sunday for remaining where forbidden, disturbing the peace by intoxication and resisting an officer.
The deputy made multiple attempts to arrange a ride home for Smith, but he refused. The deputy subsequently placed Smith under arrest. During the arrest, Smith forcefully resisted being placed in the police unit, Hebert said. Smith was jailed and released on $2,000 bail.
—Shaneal J. Williams, 26, of the 6300 block of Bayou Black Road in Gibson, was arrested at 11:04 a.m. Sunday on a warrant for failure to appear on the charge of issuing worthless checks and on a warrant for failure to appear on the charge of operating a vehicle without proper required equipment, operating a vehicle with an inadequate windshield and failure to honor written promise to appear. Williams was transported from the Orleans Parish jail to the St. Mary Parish Law Enforcement Center on the warrants. Bail is set for $5,334.50.
—Larry Jack III, 23, of the 200 block of Deadwood Road in Gibson, was arrested at 8:15 a.m. Sunday for illegal possession of stolen things. A deputy stopped on the La. 182 frontage road in Amelia to render assistance to a motorist and made contact with Jack.
While doing so, the deputy discovered that the license plate displayed on the vehicle Jack was driving had been reported stolen. Following an investigation, the deputy released Jack on a summons to appear in court Jan. 26.
—Trystan Andorf, 18, of Brier Street in Patterson, was arrested at 1:05 p.m. Thursday on warrants for two counts of second degree battery, simple battery and disturbing the peace by fighting. The arrest stems from an incident that occurred Oct. 7 in which a fight had taken place near the Bayou Vista area and victims’ of the incident received facial injuries requiring medical treatment, Hebert said. Andorf was jailed with bail set at $30,000.
—Robert Freeman, 36, of Edie Street in Lafayette, was arrested at 6:03 p.m. Thursday for hit and run. An investigation was conducted of a hit and run at a business on U.S. 90 in Bayou Vista, where the vehicle had left the scene. Freeman was stopped and cited for the violation. Freeman was released on a summons to appear in court.
Berwick Police Chief James Richard reported the following arrests:
—Lee Pierce, 31, of Third Street in Morgan City, was arrested at 2:52 p.m. Saturday for unauthorized entry of an inhabited dwelling.
—Alton Mizell, 51, of Chesnut Drive in Morgan City, was arrested at 3:23 p.m. Saturday for suspended driver’s license and no turn signal. Mizell was released on bail.
Patterson Police Chief Patrick LaSalle reported the following arrests:
—Stephen M. Foret, 22, of the 200 block of St. Peter Street in Patterson, was arrested at 12:59 a.m. Saturday for driving while intoxicated first offense, speeding 42 mph in a 35 mph zone, failure to carry registration, no driver’s license and open container in vehicle. Foret was released on $3,500 bail.
—Brittany Johnson, 25, of the 500 block of St. Mary Street in Patterson, was arrested at 9:33 p.m. Sunday for simple battery. Johnson was jailed on $319 bail.
—Edward R. Goodale, 40, of the 500 block of Leo Drive in Patterson, was arrested at 1:25 a.m. today on a Lafayette Police Department for OWI-first offense. No bail is set yet.
—Ivy Hebert Jr., 21, of the 100 block of Hebert Lane in Baldwin, was arrested at 2:46 a.m. today for possession of marijuana first offense, improper lane usage, no insurance and expired motor vehicle inspection sticker. Hebert was jailed on $2,750 bail.

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